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Rules Don’t Apply (Blu-ray Review)

Rules Don’t Apply came and went this past awards season, but there is now a Blu-ray here for this latest Howard Hughes biopic. Produced, written and directed by Warren Beatty, nearly twenty years after his last directorial effort, Bulworth, the film serves as a semi-fictional biopic, a screwball comedy and a drama all rolled into […]

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20TH CENTURY WOMEN Arrives On 21st Century Blu-ray March 28th!

Golden Globe® winner Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right, Being Julia) stars in the transformative and insightful film, 20th Century Women, arriving on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD March 28 from Lionsgate. Oscar®-nominated for Best Original Screenplay and nominated for two Golden Globes® (Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actress […]

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AFI Fest 2016: Rules Don’t Apply (Movie Review)

It is pretty fitting to see this year’s AFI Fest kick off with a film that tells the story of maverick filmmaker and business tycoon Howard Hughes. Produced, written and directed by Warren Beatty, nearly twenty years after his last directorial effort, Bulworth, the film serves as a semi-fictional biopic, a screwball comedy and a […]

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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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Ruby Sparks Lights Up Blu-ray On Oct. 30th

From the directors of Little Miss Sunshine comes a “charming and delightful” (Marshall Fine, Huffingtonpost.com) romantic comedy starring Paul Dano and writer-actress Zoe Kazan.  Struggling with writer’s block and a lackluster love life, once-famous novelist Calvin (Dano) creates a beautiful fictitious character named Ruby (Kazan) who inspires him. But not only does this bring his […]

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‘Ruby Sparks’ A Little Too Much

I guess I could have liked this film a little bit more were certain things handled differently.  Falling somewhere in between Stranger Than Fiction and Weird Science, Ruby Sparks is a comedy-drama with a dash of the fantastical that involves a writer literally creating a dream girl out of his own typewritten words.  The concept […]

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Aaron’s Top 10 Best and Worst Films of 2010

It’s the end of 2010, and with that I have a list of my favorite movies. The following list contains all of the films that I felt defined what I seek out in most films; namely that they have elements of entertainment, intrigue, or master craftsmanship when it comes to the filmmaking. Some may only have a few of these aspects covered, others may have all three bases dominated. Given my lengthy honorable mention section, there were certainly a good number of films that I had to choose from, but this list, I feel, represents the best of what 2010 had to offer theatrically:

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The Kids Are All Right, Very All Right

The Kids Are All Right is a well-balanced “dramedy” (comedy/drama) about an unconventional family, dealing with the arrival of another member of the family who is related in an unconventional kind of way.  The lightness of the tone, mixed with the overall themes involving family and the bonds of marriage, as well as some strong […]

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