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Ender’s Game (Blu-ray Review)

It was unfortunate to not see this film take off big, theatrically.  I was quite impressed by what I saw in theaters, given my adoration for the book, but the film could not quite connect with the masses in the same way that something like The Hunger Games has proven to do.  Based on the […]

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‘Ender’s Game’ Scores A Win On Blu-ray This February

Action icon and Academy Award nominee Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones franchise, Star Wars franchise, Best Actor, Witness, 1985), Asa Butterfield (Hugo), Academy Award nominee Hailee Steinfeld (Best Supporting Actress, True Grit,  2010), two-time Academy Award nominee Viola Davis (Best Supporting Actress, Doubt, 2008; Best Actress, The Help, 2011), Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin (Best Supporting […]

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‘Ender’s Game’ Is A Fine Speaker For The Book (Movie Review)

Ender’s Game, the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel by Orson Scott Card, is one of my favorite books of all time.  The concept of a film adaptation has always been an intriguing one to me, but something I had long put off as ever actually happening.  These feelings came from a younger me, but I […]

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Iron Man 3 (Blu-ray Review)

Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds.  When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible.  This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle.  With his back against the wall, […]

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Get Iron Man 3 on HD Digital on 9/3 and on Blu-ray 9/24!

Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds.  When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible.  This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle.  With his back against the wall, […]

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A Common Man (Blu-ray Review)

As I watched A Common Man, I wondered if Ben Kingsley knew or will ever find out what the other side of this movie looked like.  The film is a clear case of throwing all the money in a super low budget film at a big name to shoot for a couple of days to […]

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‘A Common Man’ Blu-ray Giveaway Bonanza!

Our newspapers are filled with stories about them. The airwaves announce their actions on a daily basis. But who exactly is what we call a “terrorist?” While they share the same methods, do all terrorists have the same goal?  Remember us talking about this film/subject on April 11th over here?  Go ahead.  I’ll give you […]

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Ender’s Game Teaser Trailer Has Arrived

Ender’s Game has continued to seem like one of those things that would just never happen.  I am a huge fan of the award-winning novel by Orson Scott Card, but given the challenge that the story represents in creating a film that could really work, I can see why the film has remained in development […]

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The Latest ‘Iron Man’ Is Back With Black (Movie Review)

Following the fever dream of comic geekery meets worldwide appeal that was 2012’s The Avengers, Marvel Studios is now back to producing a standalone feature for the star that kicked it all off – Iron Man.  Taking a step away from his super friends, Iron Man 3 is refreshing in how it does not need […]

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Schindler’s List: 20th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Review)

One of the most meaningful films of our generation, Schindler’s List tells an extraordinary true story of courage and faith that continues to inspire.  The film’s restoration from the 35mm film original negative was supervised by Steven Spielberg and includes bonus features that shed unprecedented light on the story of Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi […]

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‘A Common Man’ Finds His Way To Blu-ray

Hmm…How did I never hear of this title Sir Ben Kingsley, or should I call him the Mandarin, is in?  Oh well!  I’m here to tell you about it now.  This one slipped into my inbox late yesterday from my favorite PR specialist, but I apologize…I’m just getting around to it right now.   So […]

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Iron Man 3 – The Final Theatrical Trailer

Iron Man 3 is getting closer and closer to its May 3rd release date and with all that anticipation bubbling to the surface, here is the latest and final theatrical trailer for the film, which sees Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) facing off against a powerful foe known as the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley).  True to […]

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Suit Up: ‘Iron Man 3’ Debut Trailer, Poster, & Pics

Disney and Marvel have decided to get the ball rolling with Iron Man 3, as today sees the release of the brand new debut trailer for the film.  A new poster and several pictures have also been released, further showing off what audiences around the world are in store for, when the latest in the […]

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The Dictator: Banned & Unrated (Blu-ray Review)

Up next is a film that warms the spirit and enlightens the soul. Scratch that. It’s Sacha Baron Cohen’s new film The Dictator. I remember when I saw the trailers for the film and they didn’t really do anything for me, but as they kept drilling the promotional materials deep into my skull I slowly […]

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‘The Dictator’ Seizes Comedy, Whether You Like It Or Not

I am really looking forward to seeing Sacha Baron Cohen tackle more serious and dramatic work.  I saw a hint of it in Hugo and, as is generally the case, comedic actors seem work just as well in a dramatic environment.  I start out this way because I like Sacha Baron Cohen in general, but […]

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‘The Dictator’ Commands Few Laughs

Most people I know are only familiar with Sacha Baron Cohen’s work on the Borat and Bruno level. My first exposure to him was 11 years ago in a boring Biloxi, Mississippi apartment with time to kill. There it was. The Ali G Show. Cohen displayed comedic brilliance in the role of the suburban Brit […]

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The Dictator – Just Seen It Movie Review

General Aladeen, ruthless dictator of Wadiya, travels to NY to speak at the UN. But after he escapes a kidnapping attempt, no one in the Big Apple believes who he really is. So he risks his life to ensure that democracy never comes  to the country he so lovingly oppresses. This comedy stars Sacha Baron […]

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Hugo (Blu-ray Review)

So the Oscars came and went and Hugo won like 23 of them or so along with The Artist. I jest, but Hugo did get nominated for 11 Oscars including Best Picture and ended the night with 5 statuettes. That’s a great ratio. Hugo won 5 technical awards – it won for Best Cinematography, Art […]

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‘Hugo’ debuts on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD on February 28th

Renowned director Martin Scorsese’s groundbreaking and original adventure HUGO makes its highly-anticipated debut on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD, all with UltraViolet™, On Demand and for Digital Download on February 28, 2012 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  Recipient of more Academy Award nominations than any other film, HUGO was honored with 11 total—including Best Picture […]

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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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