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A Ghost Story Haunts Blu-ray and DVD October 3rd

Written and directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker David Lowery (Pete’s Dragon), and boasting a top-notch cast including Academy Award® winner Casey Affleck (Best Actor, Manchester by the Sea, 2016) and two-time Academy Award®nominee Rooney Mara (Best Supporting Actress, Carol, 2015 and Best Actress, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 2011), A Ghost Story arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD October 3 from Lionsgate. […]

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Loneliness Found In ‘A Ghost Story’ (Movie Review)

Writing about A Ghost Story feels similar to deciphering the recent films from Terrence Malick. That may already sound like a nice comparison for this movie from writer/director David Lowery, but I’m getting more at the nature of these movies. How do you critique a mood? Sure, plenty of actors and filmmakers were involved in committing this […]

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Manchester By The Sea (Blu-ray Review)

The heavy awards contender Manchester by the Sea is the equivalent of an arthouse blockbuster. It’s an impressively made drama from acclaimed writer/director/playwright Kenneth Lonergan about a man’s grief, while back in his hometown. It features reserved, but impressive performances from the likes of arthouse favorites Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams, with an expanded running […]

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MANCHESTER BY THE SEA – Starring Golden Globe Winner Casey Affleck – On Blu-ray This February

Academy Award nominee Casey Affleck delivers an unforgettable, Golden Globe-winning performance in the heartwarming, emotional, and powerful Manchester by the Sea, arriving on Digital HD February 7 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand February 21 from Lionsgate. The award-winning 2016 Sundance Film Festival Official Entry follows Affleck’s character Lee, as he faces the […]

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Hometown Drama In ‘Manchester By The Sea’ (Movie Review)

Manchester by the Sea is the equivalent of an arthouse blockbuster. It’s an impressively made drama from acclaimed writer/director/playwright Kenneth Lonergan about a man’s grief, while back in his hometown. It features reserved, but impressive performances from the likes of arthouse favorites Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams, with an expanded running time to make sure […]

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The Finest Hours (Blu-ray Review)

Disney presents one of the greatest rescue stories ever told. THE FINEST HOURS a heroic action-thriller based on the extraordinary true story of of the greatest small-boat rescue in Coast Guard history. Starring Chris Pine (the “Star Trek” films), Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Casey Affleck (“Interstellar”), Ben Foster (“3:10 to Yuma”) and Eric Bana (“Lone Survivor”), “THE FINEST HOURS” makes its in-home debut […]

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TRIPLE 9 Arrives on Blu-ray May 31st

When a veteran cop and his rookie nephew discover a shocking conspiracy that leads dangerously close to home, they’ll stop at nothing to get to the truth in Triple 9, an action-packed tale of corruption and betrayal coming to Digital HD on May 17, 2016, and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on May 31, 2016, […]

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THE FINEST HOURS Gets A Fine Blu-ray Release May 24th!

Disney presents one of the greatest rescue stories ever told. THE FINEST HOURS a heroic action-thriller based on the extraordinary true story of of the greatest small-boat rescue in Coast Guard history. Starring Chris Pine (the “Star Trek” films), Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Casey Affleck (“Interstellar”), Ben Foster (“3:10 to Yuma”) and Eric Bana (“Lone Survivor”), “THE FINEST HOURS” makes its in-home debut […]

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‘The Finest Hours’ Is All Predictable Heroics (Movie Review)

Watching The Finest Hours made me think of how commendable it was to see Disney produce a historical disaster drama about a daring Coast Guard rescue. It is just too bad that all the visual effects used to convey a sense of scale were not enough to ever make the stakes feel that high. While […]

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‘Interstellar’ Takes Viewers On A Grand Voyage (Movie Review)

A lot of times there is an urge to compare films to other films.  It may not be the best way to go about things, but it happens, regardless if one really wants to or not.  I remember seeing 2001: A Space Odyssey when I was very young and being transfixed by it (regardless of […]

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Out Of The Furnace (Blu-ray Review)

Coming in late last year, with some small hopes at awards possibilities was Scott Cooper’s Out Of The Furnace.  The Crazy Heart director followed up his Oscar winning film with a gloom and doom tale regarding a family of mill workers in North Braddock and an underground illegal gambling fight scene.  The film surprisingly (in […]

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‘Out of the Furnace’ Blu-ray Giveaway!!!

Now here’s a flick thai I am personally salivating to see having missed it in the theaters.  It’s a tale from Scott Cooper, the critically acclaimed writer and director of Crazy Heart, complete with a gripping and powerful drama about family, fate, circumstance and justice.  Who doesn’t love a tale like that?  It goes a little […]

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Out of the Furnace Ignites on Blu-ray March 11th

Here’s a title I’m excited to check out since there was no press screening in my area.  All I know is from the trailers, things look intense here!  I did a little reading on the background of this production and whatnot so I’m eager to see the final product on the big screen, in my […]

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Strong Performances Heat Up ‘Out Of The Furnace’ (Movie Review)

Seeing so many good actors in a film like Out of the Furnace, which does not suggest a huge budget was in place or that there was a long, labored production (I hear the shooting schedule was about a month), gives me the idea that a lot of people responded to the script and those […]

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‘ParaNorman’ Raises the Dead And Puts Them To Sleep (Movie Review)

ParaNorman was first introduced to me by a former co-worker whose family’s business (Peak Solutions LLC) just so happened to be directly involved in the production of this 3D stop-motion animated adventure film. How you say? Well they supplied/sold the many 3D rendering color printers the studio/production team used to create thousands of models that […]

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‘ParaNorman’ Sees Dead People And The Film Delivers A Lively, Good Time

First and foremost, I should say that I really dug ParaNorman.  The film has quietly stood as one of my most anticipated films of the year, as it fell into the realm of having so many different things that called out to wanting me to like it, and it completely delivered.  A stop-motion animated zombie […]

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‘Tower Heist’ Is Annoyingly Entertaining

The title of this film, as bland as it is, certainly cuts to the chase.  This is a simple heist comedy that is fairly entertaining, even as it slightly underuses the talents of its ensemble cast.  Brett Ratner, a director better known for his reputation as a hack director responsible for some entertaining successes (Rush […]

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The Killer Inside Me (Blu-ray Review)

There were two main reasons why I wanted to see, own and ultimately review The Killer Inside Me on Blu-ray.  Anyone that knows me can probably guess the first reason with little to no effort on his or her part, Jessica Alba.  Yep, that’s right ladies and gentlemen, the lovely Jessica Alba graces us with […]

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