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Short Time Best Picture Winner LA LA LAND Comes To 4K UHD Blu-ray April 25th!

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) announced today that the dazzling Academy Award® and Golden Globe®-winning music-filled masterpiece La La Land arrives on Digital HD on April 11 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand April 25 from Summit Entertainment, […]

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Why ‘La La Land’ is Overrated

Finally. I finally saw La La Land this past weekend. I took my seat, and though I’m not a fan of musicals, went in with an open mind. After all, I have grown quite fond of An American in Paris, Nine and of course Singing’ in the Rain. These were all great works with the […]

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Top 10 Films Of 2016: A Brandon Peters Story

As always when I do these “Best” lists, I ask two things of you, the reader.  Take the words best or top and replace it with “favorite”.  And importantly, number or ranking doesn’t matter, what is included does.  2016 was an interesting year for me, in that I feel a hair underqualified, but still, this […]

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A Terrific Look At The City Of Stars In ‘La La Land’ (Movie Review)

Out in the world is someone with an idea that will turn into a great film. Filmmaker Damien Chazelle is proof that these people exist. Managing to do this twice is not easy accomplishment. So seeing Chazelle follow up on the intense joy that was Whiplash with La La Land, a 50s-style musical set in […]

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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Four New Indie Titles

Keeping in touch with the indie flicks of the week amidst a sea of year-end movies, there are more movies being watched than at ten film festivals combined.  But bound and determined to give our readers the skinny on cinema, I still managed to check out four smaller films this week and the subjects are […]

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‘Whiplash’ Rat-a-Tat-Tats Its Way Onto Blu-ray Next Month

If there’s one thing I know for certain in my life, it’s that I have to check out Whiplash next February 24th when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment brings it home on the Blu-ray format.  I feel like I am the only person in the movie reviewing biz that hasn’t seen this one and all my peers […]

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‘Whiplash’ Most Certainly Hit The Tempo I Wanted (Movie Review)

Being a great drummer is clearly no easy feat.  One would not think a young jazz musician wanting to play drum at a music school would be the source for a gripping thriller, but then again, writer/director Damien Chazelle was responsible for writing the film Grand Piano, which was a thriller about a man forced […]

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