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Tag Archive for 'Billy Crudup'

Alien: Covenant (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Six years ago I fell in love with the Alien franchise when I was forced to tackle the Alien Anthology Blu-ray box set in my complete review of it all here.  I had never seen the third or fourth flicks before then.  Two years later I became of a bonafide disciple of Ridley Scott’s franchise […]

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‘Alien: Covenant’ Plays By Fassbender’s Rules (Movie Review)

Six years ago I fell in love with the Alien franchise when I was forced to tackle the Alien Anthology Blu-ray box set in my complete review of it all here.  I had never seen the third or fourth flicks before then.  Two years later I became of a bonafide disciple of Ridley Scott’s franchise […]

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‘Alien: Covenant’ Presents A New Ship But A Familiar Story (Movie Review)

Director Ridley Scott is 79-years old and excited to keep making Alien movies. He first jumped back into the universe he helped create with 2012’s Prometheus. While I was among those who embraced the mix of intriguing (and sometimes puzzling) ideas and technical wizardry, the film certainly received mixed reactions overall. Prequels always tend to […]

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20th Century Women (Blu-ray Review)

20th Century Women comes from writer/director Mike Mills of whom I only familiar with his film Thumbsucker, which was one of the first films that was highly recommended to me by Scott Mendelson early on in our friendship.  It was a terrific coming of age comedy, the best of what seemed to have a lot […]

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Jackie (Blu-ray Review)

Finding the right focus and exploring a character in interesting ways is what I enjoy when it comes to biopics. Jackie has the right idea. This is not a film about the life of Jackie Kennedy. It also doesn’t place her in a supporting role, so we can follow someone else around and observe her […]

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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Four New Indie Titles

With recent fests ending and tons of reviews needing to be wrapped up, I fell slightly behind on my regular week-to-week movie skinnies.  So to get back up to speed here are some flicks that have come out and are coming out to help fill in the indie gaps for those who need to know. […]

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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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‘Jackie’ Looks Into The Mind Of A Bereaved First Lady (Movie Review)

Finding the right focus and exploring a character in interesting ways is what I enjoy when it comes to biopics. Jackie has the right idea. This is not a film about the life of Jackie Kennedy. It also doesn’t place her in a supporting role, so we can follow someone else around and observe her […]

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Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

This review is going to be a challenge for me.  You see, I’m not the world’s biggest Watchmen fan by any means.  The limited comic series of the same name bores me.  I also know how devastating that must be to read in the third sentence of a review.  However, let the record show, I’ve […]

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Blood Ties (Blu-ray Review)

Guilame Canet’s Blood Ties is an American-language remake of the 2008 French film Les liens du sang.  The film went to Cannes and really didn’t make much noise.  It wasn’t a part of the film competition but received screen in the “Out Of Competition” category.  And I can tell you it was just a surprise to […]

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All-Star Cast Headlines Gritty Crime Drama Blood Ties Arriving On Blu-ray June 24

Clive Owen and Billy Crudup star in the gritty crime drama, Blood Ties, arriving on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) and Digital HD June 24 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. . . . .

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Thin Ice (Blu-ray Review)

The Coen Bros. film Fargo is a favorite of mine.  I think it is a wonderful, dark comedy that works thanks to its fantastic script and great performances from all involved.  It is quirky, despite going to dark places; sweet in regards to its hero, Marge Gunderson, despite detailing the exploits of some other really […]

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Too Big To Fail (Blu-ray Review)

HBO Films critically acclaimed and Emmy nominated film Too Big To Fail presents a searing and explosive account of the events that led to the 2008 financial crisis and how the U.S. economy was brought back from the brink of collapse.  Too Big To Fail is based on the bestselling book by Andrew Ross Sorkin and offers an […]

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Thin Ice Thaws Out This June

I missed this one while in theaters, but look forward to its release.  Hailed as “a crime twist worthy of Hitchcock and dialogue worthy of the Coen Brothers” (Screen Daily), Thin Ice arrives on Blu-ray and DVD June 12 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  Starring Oscar®-nominee Greg Kinnear (As Good AS It Gets, Little Miss […]

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