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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Seven New Indie Titles

Indie films stretch vastly over high and low dog ratings this week – not to mention covering the full spectrum of genres to boot!  Unlikely superheroes, ex-boyfriend and father bonding, sci-fi wackos, elder basketball star docs, horrific curses, deadly office games and damaged gals seeking revenge fill out the seven films that make up the […]

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‘The Motel Life’ on Blu-ray & DVD June 3rd!

Based on the popular novel by Willy Vlautin, THE MOTEL LIFE is a searing and profound examination of brotherhood set in the timeless Sierra Nevadan frontier. Frank (Emile Hirsch) and Jerry Lee Flannigan (Stephen Dorff) work odd jobs, drink hard, and drift from motel to motel. Their only escape is through Frank s fantastic stories […]

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‘Lone Survivor’ Wants To Make Every Bullet Count (Movie Review)

Devotion can be a tricky thing.  Lone Survivor is ostensibly an action film, but because of its source material and the man who lived the experience, the effort that went into making this film seems to have been heavily concentrated on making it have the feel of an “important” story, just as much as a […]

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BONNIE & CLYDE Mini-Series Comes To Blu-ray This January!

Making waves right now is the retelling of the classic Bonnie & Clyde story airing simultaneously on the History Channel, Lifetime and A&E.  While you can say what you want about remakes and the like, I think the modern era of television is a good avenue in exploring a reimagination to set yourself apart from […]

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‘Killer Joe’ Enjoys KFC And I Enjoyed This Dark And Twisted Movie

The Killer Joe poster describes the film as a “Totally twisted, deep-fried, Texas redneck, trailer park murder story.”  That is entirely correct.  Director William Friedkin reteams with playwright Tracy Letts (they previously made Bug together) for a wild and darkly comedic thriller that resembles something akin to a Coen Brothers film, except Killer Joe is […]

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The Darkest Hour 3D / 2D (Blu-ray Review)

The electrifying science-fiction thriller The Darkest Hour arrives on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD April 10th from Summit Entertainment. Emile Hirsch (Speed Racer, Into the Wild), Max Minghella (Ides of March, The Social Network) and Olivia Thirlby (TV’s “Bored to Death,” Dredd) star in this story of five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow and fight […]

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‘The Darkest Hour’ Didn’t Quite Brighten My Day

About 45 minutes into this Russian-set alien invasion movie I realized that I had no idea what the names of the characters I had been following were.  That probably sums up the character work done in this film to keep you hoping for their survival, even though the leads are fairly likable.  I should also […]

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