CHICAGO – “Drinking Buddies” director Joe Swanberg’s latest release of the same star wattage is “Happy Christmas,” an even lower-fi story than the Olivia Wilde beer comedy, steered even more by the casting that it was able to assemble. However, with this movie Swanberg doesn’t so much worry about having a story that could be confused with a more mainstream romantic comedy if it were to have a bigger budget.
Blu-ray Review: Sixth Season of Showtime Hit ‘Dexter’
CHICAGO – Showtime’s “Dexter” is starting to show its age a bit after six years of slicing, dicing, and near-captures of Dexter Morgan. It’s still a strong show, largely because of the incredible central performance from Michael C. Hall, but the writing doesn’t seem as potent as it once was as the show often fails to follow through with its ideas. I loved the foundation of faith through the sixth season but felt it was under-developed, especially after the departure of the one character who seemed most likely to challenge Dexter’s worldview. Still a good show, but not quite a great one any more. Let’s hope it comes back in season seven,
Blu-Ray Rating: 3.5/5.0
As for the Blu-ray, what is going on with Paramount and Showtime? The HD releases for their shows have been virtually bereft of any special features. At least we get some interviews here but not a single commentary track? And I’m tired of these releases being used primarily as commercials for their other series by including an episode or two of other shows. HBO is going in the other direction, offering increasingly lavish sets for their hit programs. Showtime should work harder to keep up.
Dexter: The Sixth Season was released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 14th, 2012
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It’s begun! The sixth season finds America’s favorite serial killer with a new lease on life… and death. Dexter’s Dark Passenger is alive and well as he manages to stay in the shadows, do his job and be a single father. With Trinity in his rearview mirror, life becomes a bit more complicated for Dexter as he discovers religion in more ways than one.
An outbreak of gruesome killings based on the Book of Revelations and the emergence of the Doomsday Killer puts Dexter and Miami Homicide on the hunt for a new beast of biblical proportions. Can Dexter catch him before the Apocalypse? Or is this holy beast too much even for him? The critically acclaimed original series from Showtime is back with all 12 jaw-dropping episodes.
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