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Saturday At The Movies – Book Torture and Other Evils: Daisy MacLean takes on Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a fantastic Gothic horror story and I have a real soft spot for the genre: some monsters, a good omen or two and I’m hooked. So when Anchor Bay’s 2008 modernized version fell into my hands I was super excited. But oh reader beware, this film is neither good nor enjoyably horrible. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the kind of bad filmmaking that can ruin a good actor’s career, see: Bruce Willis’ Hudson Hawk. It would be kinder not to review this movie at all. It would be kinder for Anchor Bay to let this movie fade into oblivion.

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Josh Hutcherson Enters Detention

Do you like the 90s? No, I mean, do you really like the 90s? Because Detention, out on Blu-Ray™, DVD and Digital today from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, has a focus on the 90s that rivals this decade’s most intense Bieber fanatic. Every single possible reference from that decade has been lovingly, bewilderingly crammed into the script.

Detention is an apocalyptic fantasy, horror, science fiction, action-thriller, body swapping, teen romantic comedy with a time-traveling space-bear. If that doesn’t get you, then I don’t know what to do with you. Perhaps you should go over there and stand with the Wall-Mart greeters and envelope stuffers of the world. To enjoy this film, you MUST embrace the randomness. Find out why after the jump!

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