Streaming Review: Super 8

Super 8
Netflix | Amazon | Epix
DVD | Blu-ray
Directed by J.J. Abrams
Starring Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee, Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich, Glynn Turman
Paramount Pictures
Originally Released: June 9, 2011

After dealing with the tragic decision of viewing the should-have-been-an-abortion movie called Skyline, I really needed something to wash the remnants of shit out of my mouth. That film in the last streaming review was so terrible, I have been stuck in an almost catatonic state for the duration of week, rocking back and forth, weeping for my teddy bear and soiling my pants.

Cheers to the wonder that is J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg, for it was the epic science fiction movie Super 8, evoking a potent injection of nostalgia, which came to my rescue. From the opening sequence, I began feeling the haze of depression leave my tortured brain, in a manner that was akin to the pins-and-needles sensation of circulation returning to an appendage that was numbed.

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Digital Rental Deal: ‘Super 8’ For $.99
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The digital rental deal of the day over at Amazon today is Super 8 for only $.99.

This deal is valid only for today, Thursday, January 5, 2012, until 11:59pm PST. Once you activate the rental through Amazon’s Instant Video on demand service, you’ll have access to the movie for 24 hours. If you’re interested in purchasing the digital version, the cost is $14.99.

Also, if you’d like to own a physical copy of Super 8, the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack is available for $22.99 while the DVD is $17.09. The Blu-ray edition is part of Amazon’s “Buy This DVD and Watch it Instantly” program “” you get the film as a FREE digital rental you can watch immediately when your purchase the physical copy.

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Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2011: DVDs & Blu-rays

I was about to start out this gift guide by writing some pretentious crap about the unifying power of cinema and television and how the greatest art form of the past century would make the perfect Christmas gift for that demanding loved one of yours, but then I put down the cough syrup and slapped some sense into myself.

But it is true that when you’re not sure what to buy someone as a present you can always surprise them with a fine movie or a boxed set of their favorite television series. Then as you sit back and watch their face light up with the joy of angels singing harmoniously in Heaven when they open the gift you can take a sip of spiked egg nog and let out a hearty Errol Flynn laugh because you are victorious and you didn’t even try.

That’s why we here at Geeks of Doom want to aid you in your soul-destroying quest to find that ideal DVD or Blu-ray if you’ve got the extra dough (and you drink silver chalices full of orphan tears), for that special someone in your life.

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$2 Digital Rental Deal: Super 8, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Conan The Barbarian
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Amazon has eight titles available in their Digital Rental Deals for this weekend, which include several new movies, like Super 8, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Conan The Barbarian, and Cars 2, for only $1.99 each.

Super 8 | 24-Hour Rental
– *Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 | 48-Hour Rental
The Change-Up | 24-Hour Rental
– *Water For Elephants | 48-Hour Rental
Conan The Barbarian (2011) | 24-Hour Rental
Cars 2 | 48-Hour Rental
– *Tree Of Life | 48-Hour Rental
– *Miral | 24-Hour Rental

Once you activate the rental through Amazon’s Instant Demand service, you’ll have access to the movie for 24-48 hours (as noted above). If you’re interested in purchasing the digital versions, the cost is $14.99 each.

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Deal: $5 Off ‘Super 8’ DVD and Blu-ray

Super 8, J.J. Abrams’ lens-flared, rose-tinted science fiction adventure and love letter to the genre-bending flicks of the 1980s, is available today on DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack.

From now until Saturday, November 26, 2011, Amazon is offering a $5 discount for anyone who orders the Super 8 DVD or Blu-ray/DVD combo from their website. Simply use the code “WOODWARD” at the checkout when placing your order to get $5 off.

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