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Paddington 2 (Blu-ray Review)

It’s practically unfair how good Paddington 2 is when considering other movies. Seriously, there’s no reason the first Paddington should have been great, let alone have a sequel that tops it, and now other films coming this year will have to compete with hopes to have the same genuine level of quality. This is the […]

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Own Paddington 2 on Blu-ray This April and Shower It With Love and Marmalade!

Bring home the critically-acclaimed family film when “Paddington 2” arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. Following the worldwide hit “Paddington,” one of the most successful family films of all time, this much-anticipated sequel finds Paddington (Ben Whishaw) happily settled with the Brown family in London, where he has become a popular member of the local […]

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‘Paddington’ Most Wanted (Movie Review)

It’s practically unfair how good Paddington 2 is when considering other movies. Seriously, there’s no reason the first Paddington should have been great, let alone have a sequel that tops it, and now other films coming this year will have to compete with hopes to have the same genuine level of quality. This is the […]

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The Lobster (Blu-ray Review)

When you learn of a film with a premise as bizarre as The Lobster, there has to be hope it can really work. Oscar-nominee Yorgos Lanthimos has taken the offbeat sensibilities that helped his film Dogtooth catch on and applied it to his first English-language feature, which involves people either finding love or being turned […]

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‘The Lobster’ Does More Than Just Pinch Your Dark Comedy Nerve (Movie Review)

When you learn of a film with a premise as bizarre as The Lobster, there has to be hope it can really work. Oscar-nominee Yorgos Lanthimos has taken the offbeat sensibilities that helped his film Dogtooth catch on and applied it to his first English-language feature, which involves people either finding love or being turned […]

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In the Heart of the Sea (Blu-ray Review)

Based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s non-fiction book of the same name, In the Heart of the Sea tells the story of the Essex, a whaling ship whose 1820 voyage served as the basis for the novel Moby-Dick.  The film premiered in New York City on December 7th, 2015, before receiving a wide release on December 11th.  […]

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‘Spectre’ (Blu-ray Review)

Ask and you shall receive. After three films in the Daniel Craig era of James Bond that each ended with us believing the character had become the Bond of legend, Spectre decides to put its foot down and throw us into a classic adventure with 007. Sure, the film is still playing with a somewhat […]

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SPECTRE, James Bond’s Latest Thrill Ride, Explodes Onto Blu-ray Feb. 9

This past fall, James Bond returned for SPECTRE. The film may not have reached the heights of Skyfall, but it did have everything you’d expect in a Bond film. Daniel Craig returns, along with a number of great actors for this big adventure that puts him on a path to learn some big secrets and of course […]

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‘Paddington’ Is The Cinematic Equivalent Of A Warm Hug (Movie Review)

I am not sure whether or not I should be surprised by how much I enjoyed Paddington, the film adaptation of the popular children’s literature character created by Michael Bond, but I know without a doubt that I was absolutely charmed by it.  Co-writer/director Paul King, best known for his work on the British comedy […]

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Cloud Atlas (Blu-ray Review)

Ever see something so confusing that looks so mind-bending that you just had to see it with your own eyes despite what your better judgment and gut told you?  Well, that’s exactly how I felt about Cloud Atlas and its many bizarre, but very bold and ambitious trailers out there.  Much like the story within […]

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Skyfall (Blu-ray Review)

James Bond returns in this 23rd entry in a series that is now celebrating its 50th anniversary.  The enduring character has gone through a lot, from secret volcano lairs, to undersea hideouts, to up into outer space.  Since Daniel Craig has taken on the role of Bond, the character has since become grounded in a […]

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007 Turns 50 in ‘Skyfall’ (Movie Review)

Please except my sincerest apologies for the delay in getting this online review out to you today.  You see, I had a completely different review that I’d already written in advance and it was going to serve as a lead in here, but I immediately discarded it after my press screening this past Wednesday evening.  […]

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‘Skyfall’ Is A Great Celebration Of Bond’s 50th Anniversary

James Bond returns in this 23rd entry in a series that is now celebrating its 50th anniversary.  The enduring character has gone through a lot, from secret volcano lairs, to undersea hideouts, to up into outer space.  Since Daniel Craig has taken on the role of Bond, the character has since become grounded in a […]

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The Tempest (Blu-ray Review)

Writer/Director Julie Taymor has returned to cinema with her latest visual feast for the eyes and the soul in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. If you’re not familiar with Ms. Taymor then let me reacquaint you with her style.  She had previously written and directed Titus, Frida, and Across the Universe.  The Tempest marks her fourth […]

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