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The Space Between Us Blu-ray Review

The Space Between Us | Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

The Space Between Us is a light drama with a touch of romance and sci-fi. It’s about a human boy born on Mars who returns to Earth. He hooks up with his penpal girlfriend and goes on a quest to find his father. It’s essentially a coming-of-age story about a boy who grew up in a sheltered environment and a girl that doesn’t quite fit in at school. Even though I was expecting a sci-fi story, I still enjoyed the movie because I liked the interaction between the two main characters. The Space Between Us is available now on digital HD and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on May 16th. Note: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment sent me a movie for review on my dad blog.

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Ghostbusters Boo It Forward

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters is available now on Blu-ray and DVD. To help promote the release, Walmart, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Mars, Wrigley and Kellogg’s are teaming up for the annual Boo It Forward campaign. The idea is to make a bundle of goodies, and then secretly deliver it to someone. The recipient then plays it forward by putting together their own little treat bundle and secretly giving it to someone else.

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Movie Review: John Carter – did you know a Martian princess could lay an egg?

John Carter ~ Walt Disney Pictures

My son and I saw a screening of John Carter (Walt Disney Pictures) last week. It’s one of the better films we’ve seen this year. According to the press material, the movie is based on a novel, A Princess of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Below is a quick summary of the film. Continue reading for the full movie review of John Carter [Facebook | Twitter].

The 411 for John Carter

The story A former Civil War soldier ends up in the middle of a civil war on Mars
Appropriateness for children No sexual content, but there is violence (not bloody) and some mild bad language (hell and damn). In addition, the movie might be a little too long for very young children.
3D effects Typical, nothing gimmicky
Positives
  • Interesting story and fascinating story idea
  • Good special effects
  • Strong female role
Negative
  • Well into the story, the main character still thought he was on Earth even though it’s obvious he’s not
Release date March 9, 2012
Rating Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action
Runtime 132 minutes
Genre Science fiction, action, adventure

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