DVD Court: The Master, Chasing Mavericks, Twilight

This week, we put three movies on trial. As The Jury, we recommend what should happen to a particular DVD released today. Voting Burn It, Skip It, Rent It, or Buy It, we come together to deliver a verdict and hope to help you decide what to watch or avoid. Unfortunately, there is no Court of Appeals this week. We have also added Closing Statements, including quotes from our reviews or opinions about each film on trial. This is to give you all a better idea of why we decided how we did. Also, we are planning on starting a rotating Jury for the DVD Court, so if you have interest in joining the discussion, let us know below!

The Jury:
Nick of The Cinematic Katzenjammer
Ries of The Cinematic Katzenjammer
Joe of Two Dude Review
Andrew and Sarah of Two Tickets For…
Dave of Dave Examines Movies
Sati of Cinematic Corner
Daniel of Daniel’s Film Reviews
Brian of The Soap Box Office
Fernando of Committed to Celluloid
Ben of Benend’s Basement
Alex of Cinemaniac Reviews
Chris of Film Hipster

 

THE-MASTER-POSTER“A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future – until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.”
Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson, Rated: R, 144 minutes

Nick: Rent It
Ries: Rent It
Joe: Rent It
Andrew and Sarah: Rent Itrent it
Dave: Rent It
Sati: Rent It
Daniel: Rent It
Brian: Rent It
Fernando: Rent It
Ben: Rent It
Alex: Rent It
Chris: Rent It

Closing Statements

Brian: “One of the most challenging films of the year also features three of the finest performances you are likely to see.”

Joe:  “Joaquin Phoenix gives a career performance”

Fernando: “Fantastic performances, exquisite cinematography and beautiful music, all inside one dull, pointless movie. Rent to see where you stand regarding the most divisive movie of the year.”

Andrew and Sarah: “Oscar-nominated performances from Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams alone make this film worth viewing, despite the uneven flow and unusual narrative that might turn some viewers off.”

Sati:  “While for many of you watching this movie may be tiresome, bizarre and frustrating, the three leads deliver absolutely superb performances that make it into a journey worth taking.”

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“When young Jay Moriarty discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it.”
Directed by: Michael Apted and Curtis Hanson, Rated: PG, 116 minutes

Nick: Burn It
Ries: Rent It
Joe: Rent It
Andrew and Sarah: Rent Itrent it
Dave: Rent It
Sati: Skip It
Daniel: Rent It
Brian: Skip It
Fernando: Skip It
Ben: Skip It
Alex: Skip It
Chris: Rent It

Closing Statements

Daniel:  “The true story is pretty nice, and it’s all about following one’s dreams and just aspire to become something. If you do know Jay’s story before you see it, it won’t be as entertaining and it wouldn’t be necessary to check out. It is enjoyable, still, but it’s often nice scenery and a fairly average and inspiring tale.”

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“Kristen Stewart has a vampire baby. Shit goes down”
Directed by: Bill Condon, Rated: PG-13, 115 minutes

Nick: Burn It
Ries: Burn It
Joe: Skip It
Andrew and Sarah: Rent Itburn it (1)
Dave: Buy It
Sati: Rent It
Daniel: Burn It
Brian: Burn It
Fernando: Burn It
Ben: Skip It
Alex: Rent It
Chris: Burn It

Closing Statements:

Andrew and Sarah: “It’s faint praise, but this truly is the most entertaining of the Twilight series. Worth watching if only for the climactic battle that sees some casualties.”

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Deadfall
Silent Hill: Revelation 
The Master
The Awakening
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2

Written By Nick

Nick is a man obsessed with all things related to film. From the most obscure to the very popular, he’s seen it all and hopes to one day turn his obsession into a career that makes a lot of money so he can buy a monkey, a bulldog, and a full size Batman suit.

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Nick is a man obsessed with all things related to film. From the most obscure to the very popular, he's seen it all and hopes to one day turn his obsession into a career that makes a lot of money so he can buy a monkey, a bulldog, and a full size Batman suit.

  • http://www.filmhipster.com filmhipster

    Awesome! Lots of fun!

  • http://3guys1movie.com sanclementejedi

    whenever I read these I keep thinking about Bull from Night Court

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  • Nick

    We might have to start a Night Court with entertainment that’s more for… adults?

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  • http://www.themoviefreakblog.com Alexander Diminiano

    Ha! We all said RENT for The Master!

  • http://mrmarakai.wordpress.com Mark Walker

    I disagree with everyone on The Master. Film of the year for me. Just sayin’ ;-)

  • http://www.keithandthemovies.com Keith

    Good stuff! While I am planning on renting and rewatching The Master, I can honestly say I’m not looking forward to it. I’m one of the few who found it to be pretty slight and not nearly as heavy as it tries to be. No arguments on the performances though. Everyone knocks it out of the park!

  • http://flixchatter.wordpress.com ruth

    Glad to see some people are giving Chasing Mavericks a chance. The true story is quite inspiring though it could’ve been much more compelling overall. The surfing scenes are breathtaking though, and GB is actually pretty convincing as a surfing mentor.