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Lost River (Blu-ray Review)

Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut film, “Lost River,” will debuted on Blu-ray and DVD this week. The film, which screened at the SXSW Film Festival, is also available via national digital release.  The film, from Sierra Affinity, Phantasma Films and Bold Films, stars Christina Hendricks (TV’s “Mad Men”), Saoirse Ronan (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”), Iain De Caestecker […]

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‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ on Blu-ray & DVD March 17th!

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment tells the remarkable epic adventure of Moses in a spectacular display when ODUS: EXGODS AND KINGS hits Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™ and DVD March 17. Critically acclaimed performances from a brilliant ensemble cast, including Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Paul and Ben Kingsley, have helped catapult the film to nearly a […]

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Enjoy The Depths Of ‘Black Sea’ (Movie Review)

There was a time when I used to say I was not a fan of submarine movies.  I have since found that to be inaccurate, given how much I appreciate the ones considered to be the best and even some of the more average attempts.  I believe it to come down more to whether or […]

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‘Exodus’ Commands Visual Grandeur, But Is Plagued By A Lack Of Emotion (Movie Review)

Exodus: Gods and Kings is an epic.  There is no way around that.  Regardless of my thoughts on the film as a whole, director Ridley Scott has made a film that is grand in scale, fully realized in its depiction of an ancient time, and littered with extras, sets, props, and obvious visual effects in […]

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‘The Place Beyond The Pines’ Presents A Sweeping Story Of Crime, Corruption, And Motorcycles! (Movie Review)

I recently watched Blue Valentine for the first time.  This was the 2010 anti-romance/drama that first brought together writer/director Derek Cianfrance and star Ryan Gosling.  There was a lot of good to be found in that film, particularly from co-star Michelle Williams, but the film was not without its issues.  That said, Cianfrance left a […]

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‘Killing Them Softly’ Is A Sly, Satirical, Mob Vehicle Driven By Pitt (Movie Review)

So here is a movie about wiseguys dealing with a mob heist, presidential politics, and the American financial crisis.  I have a feeling that some people are going to be upset with this film for not being what they expected.  Regardless, Killing Them Softly is a sly, dark comedy-drama, with Brad Pitt in a wonderfully […]

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Take a Wild Journey Into ‘Animal Kingdom’

Animal Kingdom is an Aussie crime thriller that benefits from fantastic direction as well as marvelous and restrained acting from everyone involved.  This is a film that is thrilling, but doesn’t rely on slick editing, instead placing emphasis on sequences built around tension, focus and concentration.  The scope of the film isn’t large, but even […]

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