This week, we put just a few 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. While applications for new members are closed right now, come January, there will be more spots opening so contact me if you are interested. We have also changed up the feature a little and 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.

The Jury:
Nick of The Cinematic Katzenjammer
Ries of The Cinematic Katzenjammer
Joe of Two Dude Review
Vern of The Vern’s Videovangaurd
Andrew and Sarah of Two Tickets For…
Dave of Dave Examines Movies
Andy of Andy Watches Movies
Sati of Cinematic Corner
Daniel of Daniel’s Film Reviews
Mavi of FilmScope
Brian of The Soap Box Office
Fernando of Committed to Celluloid

 

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“In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.”
Directed by: Olivier Megaton, Rated: PG-13, 92 minutes

Nick: Burn It
Ries: Skip It
Joe: Rent It
Vern: Burn Itskip it
Andrew and Sarah: Skip It
Dave: Rent It
Andy: Skip It
Sati: Skip It
Daniel: Skip It
Mavi: Skip It
Brian: Skip It
Fernando: Skip It

Closing Statements:
Nick: “Unoriginal, poorly filmed, and so damn frustrating you’ll hate any notion of vacationing in Europe, action sequels, and yes, even Liam Neeson.”
Joe: “An unnecessary sequel that sadly is spawning another unnecessary sequel next year”
Dave: “Does the story suck? Yes it does, but it still has good action and it is just a lot of fun to watch.”
Daniel: ”It’s the same thing the second time around. It just isn’t as fun.”

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“A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl’s father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.”
Directed by: Ole Bornedal, Rated: PG-13, 92 minutes

Nick: Burn It
Ries: Burn It
Joe: Rent It
Vern: Skip Itburn it (1)
Andrew and Sarah: Burn It
Dave: Skip It
Andy: Skip It
Sati: Burn It
Daniel: Rent It
Mavi: Burn It
Brian: Burn It
Fernando: Skip It

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“The lives of some visitors and residents of Rome and the romances, adventures and predicaments they get into.”
Directed by: Woody Allen, Rated: R, 112 minutes

Nick: Rent It
Ries: Rent It
Joe: Rent It
Vern: Rent Itrent it
Andrew and Sarah: Rent It
Dave: Skip It
Andy: Rent It
Sati: Skip It
Daniel: Rent It
Mavi: Skip It
Brian: Skip It
Fernando: Skip It

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The Court of Appeals

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The Man Who Knew Too Much (Criterion Blu-ray)

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The Tin Drum (Criterion Blu-ray)

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 Pitch Perfect (Rent It)
Frankenweenie (Rent It)
To Rome with Love (Rent It)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (Skip It)

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.