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Tag Archive for 'Alan Arkin'

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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Argo (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Ben Affleck’s directorial catalog has been nothing short of a perfect batting average.  Despite your thoughts on his films, none of them are terrible and at worst you can’t say any of them aren’t pretty damn entertaining.  There were no clumsy steps or learning curves, he started right out with some prestige.  His second film […]

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Edward Scissorhands – 25th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Fall in love again with the timeless classic EDWARD SCISSORHANDS and celebrate its 25th anniversary with an all-new beautifully remastered, all-new 4k transfer available everywhere on October 13. This special-edition Blu-ray™ giftset with commemorative package and Digital HD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, brings Tim Burton’s 1990 acclaimed work of art back to life […]

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The Last Unicorn – Enchanted Edition (Blu-ray Review)

One of the most beloved fantasy films of all-time, The Last Unicorn has enraptured generations of fans with its poetic tale of a brave unicorn’s journey through a mystic land seeking others of her kind.  On June 9th, 2015, rediscover this classic tale with Shout! Factory’s release of The Last Unicorn: The Enchanted Edition on […]

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‘Million Dollar Arm’ Fouls Out (Movie Review)

It is easy to see the main issue with Million Dollar Arm, as it is all over the poster. I like Jon Hamm, I look forward to seeing what he does, once Mad Men ends and he can really delve into some much better film roles, which he is more than able to handle, but […]

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Grudge Match (Blu-ray Review)

First you had the team ups of Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger and now comes the epic team up of Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro in the comedy-actioner Grudge Match. I missed this in theaters but thought the trailer and marketing materials were hilarious. I was bummed out that it was PG-13 and was even more […]

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Fight It Out With ‘Grudge Match’ on Blu-ray This April!

Honestly, when this came out theatrically last year, I wanted nothing to do with it really.  Then, surprisingly, mostly positive reviews poured in.  I kind of felt like it’s a spoof on the Rocky franchise as well as Raging Bull, two legendary boxing sagas, so that’s kind of why I avoided it.  But that’s childish, right? […]

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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (Blu-ray Review)

Magicians, or Illusionists, have sort of become a dying breed in modern times.  In the 80s and 90s they were a pretty big deal.  There were television specials, tours and merchandising.  Growing up, one of my favorite celebrities was David Copperfield.  I taped his television specials and went and saw him when his tour came […]

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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Movie Review – Just Seen It

We review the new comedy, “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” WATCH US ON PBS SOCAL Saturdays at6PM or pbssocal.org/justseenit

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‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’: Illusionist Or One-Trick Pony? (Movie Review)

Here is a movie that has a promising premise that could have been better pulled off if it was either structured differently or came out a decade earlier. The idea of competing magicians in Las Vegas is a good one, but The Incredible Burt Wonderstone does not quite have a script to really pull off […]

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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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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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Argo Movie Review – Just Seen It

Sean, Rachel and Liz review this thriller based on a true story from director Ben Affleck. Starring Sean Wright, Rachel Appelbaum and Liz Manashil. Directed by Amy Taylor. Synopsis: Six Americans escape when militants take over the US embassy in Teheran. Taking refuge with the Canadian ambassador, if discovered, they will be executed. So CIA specialist Tony […]

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Affleck’s ‘Argo’ Nails Nail-Biting Suspense

Argo is a dynamite thriller that takes a story based on true events and makes it work as a high stakes suspense feature.  Regardless of whatever facts may have been embellished or altered for the sake of the film, Argo works very well because it has a grounded sense of reality and a terrific cast, […]

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‘Argo’ See This One (Movie Review)

In all honesty, I never really was a big Ben Affleck fan.  Sure there will always be my guilty pleasure of Daredevil with the late, great Michael Clarke Duncan as the Kingpin and YES I loved him in his early masterpiece with Damon, Goodwill Hunting, but once he became known as “Bennifer,” I kind of […]

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Grosse Pointe Blank: 15th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Celebrate the 15th anniversary of a killer comedy hit — now available on Blu-ray for the first time with a sensational new digital restoration. John Cusack (Hot Tub Time Machine) and Academy Award nominees Minnie Driver (Best Supporting Actress, 1997, Good Will Hunting) and Dan Aykroyd (Best Supporting Actor, 1989, Driving Miss Daisy) are hilarious […]

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Thin Ice (Blu-ray Review)

The Coen Bros. film Fargo is a favorite of mine.  I think it is a wonderful, dark comedy that works thanks to its fantastic script and great performances from all involved.  It is quirky, despite going to dark places; sweet in regards to its hero, Marge Gunderson, despite detailing the exploits of some other really […]

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Thin Ice Thaws Out This June

I missed this one while in theaters, but look forward to its release.  Hailed as “a crime twist worthy of Hitchcock and dialogue worthy of the Coen Brothers” (Screen Daily), Thin Ice arrives on Blu-ray and DVD June 12 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  Starring Oscar®-nominee Greg Kinnear (As Good AS It Gets, Little Miss […]

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