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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Nine New Indie Titles

Keeping the love of all things indie going, this week presents some interesting cinema in many different genres to keep the avid film fan busy.  (Or at least provide a distraction to the weekend box office chewing Marvel movie machine!)  Docs on the dark side of show business, controversial conservation and caustic comedians, stories about […]

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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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I Lost Contact With ‘The Space Between Us’ (Movie Review)

Given the successful (non-superhero or animated) movies that have come out over the past few years, it would seem audiences have a thing for space-based adventures and romantic dramas. The Space Between Us combines these ideas into one film, which fits well for distributor STX Entertainment. This is the studio that has tried to match high concepts […]

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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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San Andreas (Blu-ray Review)

It wouldn’t be another calendar year at the movies without the obligatory disaster film, would it?  No way!  This time out we have the heavyweight Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson leading the pack.  And while the film’s initial trailers, with the exception of the slow, melodic take on “California Dreamin,” didn’t do much to whet my appetite […]

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Bring Home The Rock With San Andreas on Blu-ray October 13th

Where will you be, who will you be with and who will you save when San Andreas arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD?  I know ! Hopefully you’ll be on your couch watching this!  Right?!  San Andreas follows a rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife (Carla Gugino, Night […]

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San Andreas: Still Fun Despite Not Being 100% Seismic Accurate

It’s almost summer 2015, but it wouldn’t be another year at the movies without the obligatory disaster film, would it?  No way!  This time out we have the heavyweight Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson leading the pack.  And while the trailers, with the exception of the slow, melodic take on “California Dreamin,” didn’t do much to […]

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Troop Beverly Hills (Blu-ray Review)

Based on a story by Ava Ostern Fries, TROOP BEVERLY HILLS was directed by Jeff Kanew from a screenplay by Pamela Norris and Margaret Oberman.  It was executive produced by Charles Fries, with Ava Ostern Fries serving as producer.  Director Jeff Kanew is most known for one of the 80s best comedies, Revenge Of The […]

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The Wonder Years – The Complete Series (DVD Review)

Since the advent of television on DVD, one series has had a vocal push to get it out and available for purchase.  The Wonder Years, the 1960s/early 70s coming of age television show was beloved and still cherished to this day.  Many years went by and there were never any plans for it.  Then it […]

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Spy Kids 3: Game Over (Blu-ray Review)

I am a big fan of filmmaker Robert Rodriguez; however, I never quite made the plunge to go and see his “kids” films.  While Rodriguez has made some pretty hard R-rated features in his time (Desperado, From Dusk til Dawn, Sin City), he has also let his wild imagination carve himself out a niche in […]

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Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (Blu-ray Review)

I am a big fan of filmmaker Robert Rodriguez; however, I never quite made the plunge to go and see his “kids” films.  While Rodriguez has made some pretty hard R-rated features in his time (Desperado, From Dusk til Dawn, Sin City), he has also let his wild imagination carve himself out a niche in […]

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Spy Kids (Blu-ray Review)

I am a big fan of filmmaker Robert Rodriguez; however, I never quite made the plunge to go and see his “kids” films.  While Rodriguez has made some pretty hard R-rated features in his time (Desperado, From Dusk til Dawn, Sin City), he has also let his wild imagination carve himself out a niche in […]

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Sucker Punch (Blu-ray Review)

Since the film’s theatrical release, it has been very interesting to hear everyone’s thoughts on Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch.  I have people in my life that very much opposed the film, going as far to say its subject matter is an abomination of the screenplay format, and others like me who can’t wait to view […]

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Robert Rodriguez’s Spy Kids Investigate Blu-ray This August!

So if I’m such a big Robert Rodriguez fan, then why have I never seen any of these Spy Kids films?  I’m not sure of the answer to that one, but that’s all about to change this summer when his high octane kid-friendly franchise makes its way to the Blu-ray format.  Yep.  That’s right ladies […]

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Don’t Get “Sucker Punched” Into Buying a Ticket!

Leading up to the film’s release it has been very interesting to hear everyone’s thoughts on Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch.  I have people in my life that very much oppose the film, going as far to say its subject matter is an abomination of the screenplay format, and others like me who can’t wait to […]

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‘Sucker Punch’ Aims High, But Is Really A Low Blow

So this movie was a big sandbox of ideas, ambition, and disappointment.  In terms of editing, style, and structure, watching Sucker Punch was like watching a day’s worth of programming on MTV, crammed into a long, two hour movie.  It begins early with a couple music videos; it then gives us shallow, underdeveloped, yet beautiful […]

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I’m A “Sucker” For These Girls

Warner Brothers has released a bounty of  really cool theatrical posters of their big budget picture Sucker Punch which is due in theaters on March 25th.  What’s to say that hasn’t already been said?  The film is directed by Zach Snyder of Watchmen and 300 fame and stars a bevy of hot chicks whose name(s) […]

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Faster Is Coming Fast On Blu-ray

Faster is speeding it’s way to Blu-ray this March.  After spending ten years in prison, Driver (Dwayne Johnson) is  out for revenge for the brutal murder of his brother.  Billy Bob Thorton co-stars in this action packed revenge thriller.  In addition to the action on the screen, this Blu-ray of Faster will also be packed […]

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