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‘Hell Or High Water’ Serves Cinematic Justice (Movie Review)

The neo-western has been an interesting genre to keep an eye on. Many of these films take the staples of classic westerns, but are heavily informed by so much that has come before. Brilliant films such as No Country For Old Men or (a personal favorite) The Way of the Gun even get away with […]

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WARCRAFT Arrives on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and 4K Ultra HD September 27th!

I have to say despite the negative reviews I still find myself a bit curious on this one.  You?  So here’s the skinny.  In a distant world, humankind faces extinction at the hands of a brutal enemy in the visually stunning epic, WARCRAFT, coming to Digital HD on September 13, 2016, and Blu-ray , Blu-ray […]

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World of Warcraft, The Cinematic Adventure

When I first watched the trailer for the World of Warcraft movie I was upset. I saw a franchise that was so rich in lore, and had such a large and hardcore fan base, but such a terrible looking movie. I remember finding the trailer on my Facebook newsfeed, watching it, scrolling away, then going back to […]

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The World Of ‘Warcraft’ Is Vast, Ambitious And Ultimately Unsatisfying (Movie Review)

With Warcraft, any inherent silliness that comes from seeing this live-action video adaptation is pushed to the side thanks to tremendous visual effects that effectively incorporate real facial expressions to develop truly believable CG characters. Sadly, this only concerns the orc characters. The rest of the film contains too many unenjoyable human characters and attempts […]

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The Finest Hours (Blu-ray Review)

Disney presents one of the greatest rescue stories ever told. THE FINEST HOURS a heroic action-thriller based on the extraordinary true story of of the greatest small-boat rescue in Coast Guard history. Starring Chris Pine (the “Star Trek” films), Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Casey Affleck (“Interstellar”), Ben Foster (“3:10 to Yuma”) and Eric Bana (“Lone Survivor”), “THE FINEST HOURS” makes its in-home debut […]

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THE FINEST HOURS Gets A Fine Blu-ray Release May 24th!

Disney presents one of the greatest rescue stories ever told. THE FINEST HOURS a heroic action-thriller based on the extraordinary true story of of the greatest small-boat rescue in Coast Guard history. Starring Chris Pine (the “Star Trek” films), Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Casey Affleck (“Interstellar”), Ben Foster (“3:10 to Yuma”) and Eric Bana (“Lone Survivor”), “THE FINEST HOURS” makes its in-home debut […]

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‘The Finest Hours’ Is All Predictable Heroics (Movie Review)

Watching The Finest Hours made me think of how commendable it was to see Disney produce a historical disaster drama about a daring Coast Guard rescue. It is just too bad that all the visual effects used to convey a sense of scale were not enough to ever make the stakes feel that high. While […]

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KILL YOUR DARLINGS arrives on Blu-ray & DVD March 18th

Here’s another film I just never had the chance to see, but may get a chance to in the near future.  Here’s the official word:  The provocative, untold true story of a murder involving three great poets – Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William S. Boroughs – unfolds when Sony Pictures Classics’ KILL YOUR DARLINGS […]

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‘Lone Survivor’ Wants To Make Every Bullet Count (Movie Review)

Devotion can be a tricky thing.  Lone Survivor is ostensibly an action film, but because of its source material and the man who lived the experience, the effort that went into making this film seems to have been heavily concentrated on making it have the feel of an “important” story, just as much as a […]

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Rampart (Movie Review)

If you’re going to make a movie about cops, you’ve got a few templates to choose from:  you can do the “Rookie Story”, where you follow an up-and-comer through the ranks as he achieves his goal of becoming a decorated police officer;  you can go the “Grizzled Detective” route, and put an embittered, brilliant detective […]

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You Can Smuggle A Little Bit Of Fun Out Of ‘Contraband’

In the 2000 remake of Gone in 60 Seconds, starring Nicolas Cage, actor Giovanni Ribisi played Cage’s younger brother, who was in over his head after losing out on a big heist, while working for an evil gangster.  His big brother, who retired from the life of crime, is forced to come back to the […]

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Hostage (Blu-ray Review)

If there were any justice in the world, I’d be able to publish a five-word review for Florent Emilio Siri’s Hostage.  That review would read, “What a piece of crap”.  But– as we all know– there is no justice in the world, and as such, I will now spend the next fifteen to twenty minutes […]

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The Mechanic (Blu-ray Review)

Here we go, Jason Statham is back as a another unstoppable killing machine in The Mechanic. I’ve lost count as to how many films Statham has made where he plays a hitman, but what makes this film kind of a stand out is that it’s a remake of the classic 1972 film starring Charles Bronson.  […]

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‘The Mechanic’ Works on Blu-ray This May!

The most powerful criminal believe they’re untouchable.  They couldn’t be more dead wrong.  The hyper-charged, high octane thrill ride, starring Jason Statham and Ben Foster, explodes locked and loaded on Blu-ray this May with never before seen deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes extras.  Of course I’m talking about The Mechanic.  Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has issued […]

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‘The Mechanic’ Provides A Few Spare Parts For A Quick Time Killer

Those in need of a new, quick action fix from Jason Statham should be pleased enough with The Mechanic.  I would give it a barely passing rating.  However, this recommendation is not really due to the movie being that good (it’s not really), nor because of the presence of modern action hero Jason Statham (although […]

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The Daily Blu…November 16, 2009

I have not one… not two…but three new Blu-ray release dates to announce today!  Are you ready?  The first one is more of a confirmation rather than an announcement so please forgive me if I lead you on.  Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced a January 12th Blu-ray release date for Rob Zombie’s Halloween II.  […]

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Brian Suffers From Pandorum

Suppose you were in the mood for a good science fiction/horror recipe.  And no, I am not talking about Jason X.  Let’s first throw in a tad of the chilling suspense found in the original John Carpenter Halloween.  Next, let’s add some enticements.  Remember the heart-pounding clenching fear you felt while watching the original Alien […]

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Comic-Con 2009 Update #11 – Overture Films: Pandorum

The tagline says it all.  “Don’t fear the end of the world.  Fear what happens next.”  All right, so maybe it does not, but while I found myself waiting in Hall H for the Kick Ass panel I was treated to a sneak preview of clips showcasing Paul Anderson’s upcoming film Pandorum.  It kind of […]

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