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Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

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A freewheeling womanizer is haunted by the spirits of girlfriends of the past, present and beyond at his younger younger brother's wedding, awakening long-lost feelings for his first love.

Specifications

Studio New Line
SKU 211494195
UPC 794043124921
UPC 14 00794043124921
Format DVD
Release Date 1/31/2012
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen/Standard  1.85:1/1.33:1 [4:3]
Actors
Name Mcconaughey,Matthew
Link Search Link
Reviews
ReviewSource GameSpot
Review The Guitar Hero franchise took a big leap last year with World Tour, incorporating vocals and drums and making a bid for Rock Band's multiplayer music game crown. While World Tour was a great debut, Guitar Hero 5 is a more refined, more accessible game that better fulfills the promise of a full band experience with the Guitar Hero name. A number of enhancements make the game more enjoyable across the board, and the new Party Play mode sets the standard for relaxed, social gameplay in the genre. The freestyle jam mode provides a fun creative outlet, and folks interested in recording their creations will have a much easier time thanks to the significantly improved music studio interface. While none of Guitar Hero 5's improvements are groundbreaking, they all contribute to this very entertaining, very well put-together package that is sure to please both aspiring and established Guitar Heroes...There's an extensive set list on the disc, and players can once again download user-created tunes as well as official downloadable content tracks. However, if you're looking to import songs from your copy of Guitar Hero World Tour, you're in for some disappointment. After entering the 20-digit Unique Owner ID from the back of your World Tour manual, you have to pay $3.49 to download digital copies of the World Tour songs to your hard drive. Worse, you get only 35 of the 80-plus tracks from World Tour. Though the 35 tracks have been updated to include stuff like band moments (a bonus for playing in unison) and expert plus drumming (with adaptor-enabled double foot pedal action), it's disappointing that a higher percentage of tracks aren't available...There are a number of other sundry tweaks in Guitar Hero 5, but the core gameplay remains largely the same as World Tour. The new Rockfest multiplayer mode eschews item-based battles for more natural challenges, like nailing the longest streak of notes. Oddly, vocal star power can no longer be activated by tapping the mic, so singers have to keep a controller on hand if they want to use star power. Other than this change, and the disappointing song import options, Guitar Hero 5 improves upon its predecessor in almost every category. It's an easy buy for folks who bought World Tour, and it is a great option for those looking to see what this plastic video game rock craze is all about. It won't blow the roof off, but Guitar Hero 5 will definitely get your party rockin'.
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Reviewer Chris Watters
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource IGN.com
Review Activision and Neversoft have been running the Guitar Hero show for some time now. The group took hold of the franchise with Guitar Hero 3, expanded the game series to a full band with Guitar Hero World Tour and offered up a handful of spin-offs along the way. With that much experience, you'd think the mega-publisher would learn how to put together a winning product. And you'd be right. Guitar Hero 5 is the best addition to the franchise in a long time...It shouldn't come as any surprise that Guitar Hero 5 doesn't stray much from the same tried-and-true gameplay formula that has been the focus of over a dozen games in the past few years alone. The notes still come scrolling down the screen and the would-be rock stars around the world sill click those plastic guitars, bang the drums, and do their best to stay on key and in rhythm. Guitar, bass, drums and vocals are the four parts that make up the band. So what makes this one different from the other handful of Guitar Hero games that have come out over the last year? Quite a bit actually...There have been a lot of Guitar Hero games over the past few years. And there will be more yet before this year comes to a close. It's easy to get lost in the flood. But if you're going to grab one, Guitar Hero 5 is a good choice. The accessibility, streamlined presentation, solid note charts, and welcome gameplay improvements make this the best Guitar Hero game in recent memory.
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Reviewer Erik Brudvig
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Remember Harry, the Rat With Women? This time his name is Connor Mead, but he's still a rat. A modern Scrooge, who believes marriage is humbug, but is taught otherwise by the ghosts of girlfriends past, present and future, and one who spans all of those periods. Just like Scrooge, he's less interesting after he reforms...Matthew McConaughey plays Connor as a rich and famous Vanity Fair photographer whose ambition is to have sex with every woman he meets, as soon as possible. Sometimes this leads to a logjam. Impatient to sleep with his latest quarry, a model who just allowed an apple to be shot off her head with an arrow, Connor actually arranges an online video chat session to break up with three current girlfriends simultaneously, but is big-heaMichael Douglas is widely said to have modeled his hair, eyeglass frames and general appearance on the noted womanizer Bob Evans, but actually he reminded me more of Kirk Douglas playing Bob Evans. It's an effective performance either way you look at it...The potential is here for a comedy that could have been hilarious. But the screenplay spaces out some undeniably funny lines in too much plot business, and Matthew McConaughey, while admirably villainous as a lecher, is not convincing as a charmer. Just this weekend a new Michael Caine movie is opening, which makes me remember his Alfie, a performance that is to lechers as Brando is to godfathers...Maybe the movie's problem runs a little deeper. It's not particularly funny to hear women described and valued exclusively in terms of their function as disposable sexual partners. A lot of Connor's dialogue is just plain sadistic and qualifies him as that part of an ass it shares with a doughnut.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review What happens when Hollywood marries Charles Dickens, that wacky 19th century romantic comedy scribe, to Matthew McConaughey, that wacky naked bongo drum player? To begin with, great expectations should be curbed. The result is not as good as it should be... but neither is it as bad as it could have been. The idea behind Ghosts of Girlfriends Past is at least intriguing: take a standard-order romantic comedy and overlay it with a popular classic (something that happens with Shakespeare on a regular basis). The Dickens elements elevate Ghosts of Girlfriends Past above the level of pure formula; unfortunately, the presence of McConaughey in full sleaze mode makes it difficult to like this film's Scrooge, even after his redemption occurs...Ghosts of Girlfriends Past is being used as counterprogramming for the testosterone-heavy Wolverine, and it will doubtless find favor with its target audience (at least those who aren't put off by the lead actor, who splits female viewers down the middle in terms of his appeal). The script is smarter and better focused than that of last year's early summer romantic comedy, Made of Honor, but it nevertheless lacks the kind of forceful, attention-grabbing chemistry that elevates a movie in this genre from a passable diversion to a lasting source of entertainment. As for the Dickens element, the film lacks the kinds of in-jokes that would make this a rewarding experience. It borrows the skeleton from "A Christmas Carol," but the rest is an invention of director Mark Waters and his screenwriters, and the meat on the bones doesn't satisfy as it should. Hard times for romantic comedy lovers, indeed.
ReviewDate
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 6
Features
DVD, Widescreen
Product Attributes
Actor Mcconaughey,Matthew
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
GameDaily ...you can't afford to miss this latest jam.
GameZone A strong title that pushes the genre forward while retaining much of its original appeal.
PGNx Media Guitar Hero 5 is the ultimate party game.
Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader ...a screenplay with heart and sharp one-liners.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post The season's first genuine guilty pleasure.
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly ...prankish and inventive enough to be kind of fun.

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