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Heat – Director’s Definitive Edition (Blu-ray Review)

In the Fall of 2016, I was able to attend a screening of Heat at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which boasted a brand new 4K restoration of the film, supervised by writer/director Michael Mann. Not that I needed a reminder of how great Mann’s Los Angeles crime saga is, but I […]

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Things Get Even Hotter When HEAT: DIRECTOR’S DEFINITIVE EDITION hits Blu-ray on May 9!

Lush visuals and great storytelling get a beautiful Blu-ray boost – and five-star film fans get an early Christmas gift – when Heat: Director’s Definitive Edition hits Blu-ray/Digital HD and DVD on May 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  Oscar winners Al Pacino and Robert De Niro both drive one of the most powerful […]

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Forgotten Friday Flick – “Glengarry Glen Ross”

The current theme of stage to screen provides a vast amount of cinematic selections so let’s get back at it with a biting flick that proudly sports saucy slang and pitch perfect performances – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick!  Today we’re heading back into David Mamet (we’ve already explored House of Games film fans!) land […]

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Forgotten Friday Flick – “Carlito’s Way”

We’re so close to the Sept. 13 release date of the five-star doc De Palma on Blu-ray that there’s already a distinctive smell of candid cinema chatter in the air.  (Just look to Brandon Peters’ very cool recent Raising Cain Blu-ray review for firm evidence!)  And speaking of honest talk about films, let’s hop onto yet […]

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Danny Collins (Blu-ray Review)

Danny Collins is the kind of film that is easy to watch for adult audiences in need of some simple fun with actors they enjoy. Al Pacino gets a chance to ease back on the throttle a bit and just be an entertaining presence in a film about an aging rock star looking for redemption. […]

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Pacino Is DANNY COLLINS Available on Blu-ray This June

A destiny-changing letter sends an aging rock star on a transformative journey in Bleecker Street’s Danny Collins, a heartfelt comedy inspired by a true story, coming to DVD and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with Digital HD on June 30, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Inspired by a true story, Danny Collins teams legendary actor Al […]

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The Humbling (Blu-ray Review)

Based on Phillip Roth s final novel, The Humbling tells the story of over-the-hill stage actor Simon Axler (Al Pacino) and his struggles to find his passion for life again. Near his breaking point, he finds motivation in the form of a young and lustful lesbian Pegeen Stapleford (Greta Gerwig), but as their relationship heats up Simon […]

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‘The Humbling’ on Blu-ray & DVD March 3rd!

Alchemy is proud to announce the home entertainment release of the dramedy, THE HUMBLING. Directed by Academy Award® award Barry Levinson (Rain Man), the film features Academy Award® winner Al Pacino (The Godfather trilogy, Dog Day Afternoon, Scent of a Woman), Golden Globe®  nominee Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha, Greenberg), Tony Award® winner Nina Arianda(Venus in Fur) Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest (Bullets Over Broadway, Hannah and Her […]

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The Godfather Part III (Blu-ray Review)

One of the greatest sagas in movie history continues. In this third film in the epic Corleone trilogy, Al Pacino reprises the role of powerful family leader Michael Corleone. Now in his 60’s, Michael is dominated by two passions: freeing his family from crime and finding a suitable successor. That successor could be fiery Vincent […]

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Aaron’s Top Ten Worst Films Of 2013

This is not really a post of joy, but every year does see the release of films that are just not good.  I do not try to seek out these films, with the majority being ones that I did think could have redeemable elements, but that just wasn’t the case here.  This list contains what […]

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Brandon’s Wishlist: 14 Blu-ray Hopefuls For 2014

Happy new release Tuesday!  It’s also the first Tuesday in November.  Meaning, all the dates for Blu-ray releases through the end of the year are pretty much set and locked in by now.  There could be a wild card for late December thrown in somewhere, but it’s highly unlikely it would be an older catalogue […]

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‘Stand Up Guys’ Cracks Wise (Movie Review)

The idea of putting Al Pacino and Christopher Walken in a movie together, as guys who have been friends for decades (with added support from Alan Arkin) seems like an easy recipe for fun.  Add the fact that they are all playing criminals at the end of their run, roles that these guys could play […]

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Dick Tracy (Blu-ray Review)

Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy comes to life in this visually brilliant adaptation by Warren Beatty.  The comic strip detective (Beatty) finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney (Madonna) makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice’s (Al Pacino) united mob.  The film offers a who’s who of actors as […]

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Stand Up Guys Movie Review – Just Seen It

Salim Brenna and Liz review this new gangster dramedy starring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin. Starring Salim Lemelle , Brenna Smith, and Liz Manashil. Directed by Sean Wright. Synopsis: After years in prison, Val is set free. So he reunites with his partners in crimes, Doc and Hirsch. But Doc has secret orders to kill […]

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Jack and Jill (Blu-ray Review)

Razzie® Award Nominated Actor/Actress Adam Sandler is Jack and Jill, a pair of identical twins who gather around for the holidays to spend some family time together. Let me start off by saying that it is not easy for me to dislike a film, but when it comes to Happy Madison produced films, I cannot […]

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Scarface: Limited Edition Steelbook (Blu-ray Review)

In the spring of 1980, the Mariel boatlift brought thousands of Cuban refugees to the sun-washed avenues of Miami in search of the American dream. From acclaimed director Brian DePalma, Scarface is the rags-to-riches story of Tony Montana (Al Pacino), who finds wealth, power and passion beyond his wildest dreams…at a price he never imagined. Tony […]

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Insomnia (Blu-ray Review)

I am huge fan of Christopher Nolan’s films especially Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, but I’ve also really enjoyed his other movies as well.  While I haven’t seen his earliest work on Doodlebug and Following, I did see Memento, which catapulted him into the public consciousness in a big way.  Nolan obviously has recurring […]

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Insomnia Infects Blu-ray

Warner Bros. has announced a July 13th Blu-ray release date for the Christopher Nolan crime thriller Insomnia.  The film stars Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Hilary Swank.  Technical specs have not been announced as of yet.  The Blu-ray release will include movie cash for Nolan’s ‘Inception’ hitting theaters on July 16th.  Interested?  Well you’re in […]

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