All posts tagged: Rose Byrne

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Popdose Contest: Win a DVD copy of “Bridesmaids”

Bridesmaids, one of the surprise hits of this past summer, is coming out on DVD and Blu-ray September 2oth.  The raunchy comedy, co-written by Saturday Night Live’s Kristen Wiig, produced by comedy hitmaker, Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, Super Bad, 40 Year Old Virgin) and directed by Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig, bested many bigger budget films and had a healthy life in theaters. In other words, you could still go see it four weeks after its release. The film also features a breakout performance by Melissa McCarthy, who stole every frickin scene she was in. We here in Popdose land have 3 DVD copies of Bridesmaids to give away. Check out the interesting tidbit below and answer the question and you’ll be entered into the contest. Easy as a shot of tequila! Although in Bridesmaids, the bachelorette party didn’t quite go as planned, yours doesn’t have to end so poorly! Here is our helpful little guide to jumpstart the perfect last night out and to make sure the bachelorette party is one to remember! …

DVD Review: “Adam”

In the film, Adam¸ we first meet Adam as he watches his father’s casket get buried. For the first time in his life, he is alone. He returns home and we begin to realize that change is not something Adam is accustomed to: he has the same frozen dinners lined in his freezer, the same type of suits lined in his closet. Each day he goes to his job and methodically creates electronic talking doll parts, and each night he returns to the large apartment he shared with his father to methodically eat his frozen dinners while his laptop feeds him information. What fascinates Adam most is space. He can tell you about the constellations and the planets, even if you don’t ask him to.  One night, after he realizes that he hasn’t done laundry in over a week, Adam rushes to the machines in his building and that’s when he meets Beth, the beautiful new tenant who moves in upstairs from him. As the door to his old life with his father has just …

DVD Review: “Knowing”

Knowing (2009, Summit Entertainment) purchase from Amazon: DVD | Blu-ray Alex Proyas, the gifted director behind The Crow, I, Robot and the cult classic Dark City, really knows how to creep you out. Throughout his latest film, the sci-fi end of time action thriller Knowing, there is always a foreboding sense of doom that keeps the story propelling forward. Whether it’s a well-placed close-up of his actors’ worried expressions, or a niftily constructed shot with beautifully arranged extras silhouetted in long, flowing trenchcoats, Knowing has all of the elements of a great genre film…until it reaches the end, at which point it becomes a mess of new age hokum. An opening prologue shows Lucinda, a troubled little girl in the 1950s scrawling a series of random numbers on a sheet of paper in her grade school classroom. The children in her class are writing notes for a time capsule the school is burying that will be opened 50 years later. The teacher takes Lucinda’s paper and it is placed in the time capsule. Later, Lucinda …