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Ted 2 (Movie Review)

I haven’t wanted to walk out a movie so badly since last summer’s “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” also written/directed/starring Seth MacFarlane. If “Ted 2” doesn’t make my top 5 Worst Films of the Year in December, I’m going to be horrified. Lazy, pandering, boring, unbearably long, and excruciatingly unfunny, “Ted 2” […]

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Haters Going To Hate But Ted Deserves Equal Rights “2” (Movie Review)

I have to admit, I wasn’t instantly the biggest fan of Ted upon its release.  Despite being a huge Family Guy fan, it ironically took some time for me to warm up to being a fan of a flick that deals with a talking teddy bear living in our real world.  Thanks in part to […]

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‘While We’re Young’ on Blu-ray & DVD June 30

Ben Stiller (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Zoolander) and Academy Award® nominee Naomi Watts (Best Actress, The Impossible, 2012; St. Vincent) star in Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach’s (Best Original Screenplay, The Squid and the Whale, 2005) “blisteringly of-the-moment and classically zany” (Variety) comedy, While We’re Young, debuting on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on June 30th from Lionsgate […]

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‘A Million Ways’ To Seem Like A Western…Not Enough To Be Hilarious (Movie Review)

The surprising thing about Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West is how devoted to the genre it actually is. While I can only think of so many western comedies offhand, there are plenty of ways to turn the genre on its head and have a lot of fun with it. MacFarlane […]

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EPIC (Blu-ray Review)

 Oh the world of computer-animated films. It’s no secret that somewhere along the line I almost stopped enjoying them. I can’t put my finger on why, but it just happened. Still, I intend to give such films the time of day if they managed to catch my eye. Not every animated film can be as […]

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Blue Sky Studio’s Newest Animation Is Epically Average (Movie Review)

Given how 2013’s Memorial Day weekend is packed with action and comedy for adults with both Fast & Furiou6 and The Hangover Part III hitting screens everywhere, it is only right to have some counter-programming for kids and family audiences.  I only wish that the film Epic lived up to its title.  As it stands, […]

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Les Misérables (iTunes HD Digital Download Review)

Being the Blu-ray snob I have been ever since the fall of 2006, I’d never thought I would ever hear myself mutter the following words.  It didn’t dawn on me until my move from Cleveland, OH to Austin, TX just how much cheaper it would have been to transport my 500 HD movies in the […]

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‘Les Miserables’ Is Bombastic, But Sure To Please Audiences (Movie Review)

Right off the bat, I should say that between the novel by Victor Hugo, the stage play, and previous film adaptations, I am quite familiar with the story of Les Miserables.  The idea of a big-budget film musical, with an A-list set of actors, and an Oscar-winning director certainly sounds like a success story in […]

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MAN ON A LEDGE Blu-ray Prize Pack Giveaway Contest!

Here’s another one I missed in the theaters.  Dammit!  But I did hear good things about it.  Nevertheless, the action-thriller Man on a Ledge features an all star cast, led by Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans, Terminator: Salvation) as an ex-cop who escapes from prison to plan the ultimate heist: steal a $40 million […]

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In Time (Blu-ray Review)

Every second counts in this sexy, stylish action-thriller starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Syfried. In a future where time is literally money and aging stops at 25, the only way to stay alive is to earn, borrow, steal or inherit more time. But when a poor, working-class man (Timberlake) is falsely accused of murder, he […]

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Aaron’s Top 10 Films of 2011 & Other Yearly Wrap-Up Stuff

To me, 2011 was a pretty unusual year.  I say that because I found there to be an unusual amount of great films that came out in both the realm of mainstream feature films and the realm of art house and independent features.  This year, like any year, had its share of duds as well, […]

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‘In Time’ Arrives on Blu-ray January 31, 2012

Let the countdown begin. Leave the existing world behind and enter into a futuristic world where the aging gene is switched off after 25 and time is money, literally, that many can’t afford in the cutting-edge thriller IN TIME, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD January 31 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Featuring an all-star […]

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Big Love: The Complete Collection (DVD Review)

Big Love: The Complete Collection brings together the series’ uniquely crafted story arc about modern day polygamists Bill Henrickson, his three wives (Barb, Nicki and Margene), and nine children as they struggle to overcome the myriad of challenges brought about by their beliefs, lifestyle and Bill’s entrepreneurial and political ambitions.  The complete collection includes all […]

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‘In Time’ Features No Aging Or Good Dialogue

I cannot imagine it being at all simple to develop a story set around a future society, with a specific set of rules in place.  For all the fun it must be to describe the ways characters must behave and dress and how the look of the world has changed, getting down to the logistics […]

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If You Have The “Time”: In Time (Movie Review)

So I somehow managed to double-book myself between press screenings for In Time and The Rum Diaries.  Bummer!  It was a hard decision to make between which one I would ultimately have to pass on.  In Time looked promising in the action department, where as The Rum Diaries features my new favorite, the beautiful Miss […]

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Comic-Con 2011: Hall H – Thursday

Comic-Con started with a bang this year.  Twilight was the first panel to headline the coveted Hall H lineup.  Believe it or not, there were fans standing in line outside the convention center for over a week waiting to get in.  Now that’s devotion!  Our own Mary Welms will have full coverage of that panel […]

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You’ll Want To Return Your Little ‘Red Riding Hood’ To Grandma

While walking away from the theater, I was discussing with the person I saw this film with what genre it would be considered.  Red Riding Hood is certainly not a scary at all, nor does it have any real tension or suspense.  It is not much of a drama, because none of the performers really […]

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Red Riding Hood Has Teeth

I originally had my apprehension about this title when it was first announced, but my fears were quickly subdued when I found out that Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman’s names were attached to this project.  Gary Oldman goes without saying, but my love for Seyfried is brand new and unfamiliar to me.  It’s time to […]

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