Sorry, What to Watch took a turkey day break as last week was really light on new product worth mentioning. This week? Pretty much the same but we don’t want you to miss us too badly. Here’s five recent Blu-ray, DVD, and streaming releases that may have caught your attention on new release shelves lately, ranked in the order we’d add them to our holiday wish list.
CHICAGO – From the very beginning, one can tell that “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1” has been dramatically stretched to meet the running time of two feature-length films. And let’s just saying pacing was never this franchise’s strong suit to begin with. More time for moping, more time for pained expressions, more time for shirtless action equals more time for the film’s most significant problems to take over. And that’s just what they do here.
CHICAGO – In our latest blockbuster edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: DVD, we have 3 DVDs up for grabs for the highly anticipated home entertainment release of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1”!
HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 10 Pairs of Chicago Anytime Passes to ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1’Submitted by HollywoodChicago.com on December 6, 2011 - 12:01am
CHICAGO – Haven’t seen it yet or want to again? You can! In our latest blockbuster edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 10 admit-two run-of-engagement movie passes up for grabs to the latest “Twilight” blockbuster film “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1”!
CHICAGO – The bloated franchise’s worst film without question, the fourth “Twilight” popcorn flick is a futile exercise on the disappointment of anti-climactic waiting.
CHICAGO – This 23-image slideshow contains official press images for the Nov. 11, 2011 release of Relativity Media’s action blockbuster “Immortals,” directed by Tarsem Singh (“The Cell,” “The Fall”) and featuring a cast that includes Henry Cavill, Freida Pinto, Stephen Dorff and Mickey Rourke.
Rare! HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 5 Pairs of Chicago Passes to ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1’Submitted by HollywoodChicago.com on November 8, 2011 - 1:22pm
Update: 5:23 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2011 (added 5 prize packs)
CHICAGO – Very rare! Limited opportunity! There are very few passes available in Chicago to the highly anticipated advance screening of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1,” but we have 5 admit-two passes for five lucky readers!
Updated: 11/2/11 at 11:55 a.m. (added event graphic)
CHICAGO – In high anticipation for the fourth “Twilight” film to hit the big screen, Summit Entertainment is providing more and more ways for fans to join in on the excitement. We recently wrote about the rerelease of the first three movies to theaters before “The Twlight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1” hits the big screen, but now Summit is bringing the films even closer to fans in the Chicago area.
CHICAGO – In our latest crime/drama edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 2 signed posters up for grabs to the new film “Meskada” by “Twilight,” “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” and “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” star Kellan Lutz!
CHICAGO – The irony of Samuel Bayer’s remake of the Wes Craven classic, “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” is that most viewers will have more trouble staying awake than combatting actual fear. The saddest thing about this failed effort is that it could tarnish the reputation of Wes Craven’s brilliant original for a new generation. Ignore the new film. Just go rent the original.
CHICAGO – Easily the best entry in the franchise, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” finally allows those of us unfamiliar with the books by Stephenie Meyer to understand why the saga of the vampire, the wolf, and the sullen girl in the middle has become an international phenomenon.