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The Magnificent Seven (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Try as I might, I just could not get to Antoine Fuqua’s remake of The Magnificent Seven (The original, a Western re-imagining of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai) in the theater.  I had a free ticket from The Magnificent Seven collection Blu-ray set I picked up at Best Buy to revisit it before this new one. […]

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The Before Trilogy And More In The Criterion Collection’s February 2017 Announcement

In February, Criterion will put out the first-ever box set of Richard Linklater’s The Before Trilogy, a three-part romance and meditation on cinematic time featuring intimate performances by Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. And that’s just one release in a month filled with extraordinary releases, including beloved films by two cinema giants: Pedro Almodóvar’s Academy […]

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THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Debuts On 4K/Blu-ray Combo Pack December 20

Director Antoine Fuqua, alongside an all-star ensemble cast, delivers a modern take on the classic Western genre in THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, debuting on Digital December 6 and on 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack; Blu-ray and DVD December 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and MGM Studios. The “perfectly assembled” (Brian Tallerico, ROGER EBERT) cast includes […]

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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Five New Indie Titles (And One Short!)

Sorry film freaks – only a meager five flicks for critical dissection this time out, but I also helmed a premiere this week (Go The Harvesters!) and there’s a short film review here too, so cinematically it’s a push.  In any case five very different movies below including a political one-man show, a romantic comedy, […]

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‘The Magnificent Seven’ Ride Into An Average Sunset (Movie Review)

It seems funny calling The Magnificent Seven a remake. Beyond knowing that 1960’s Magnificent Seven was a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, this basic story of innocent people recruiting a ragtag group to help them stop an evil threat has been seen many times over the decades. Even Pixar has used this formula with […]

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Maggie’s Plan (Blu-ray Review)

Maggie’s Plan is a modern screwball romantic comedy that deals with another neurotic Greta Gerwig character. Gerwig is the central character of the film and this comedy directed and written by Rebecca Miller certainly wants you to invest in her. It plays as a film about intellectuals, but does nothing but show how incapable these […]

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MAGGIE’S PLAN Debuting on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital August 23

A sweet, sophisticated, and funny exploration of modern romance, MAGGIE’S PLAN debuts on Blu-ray, DVD and digital on August 23 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Greta Gerwig (No Strings Attached), Academy Award® nominee Ethan Hawke (Best Supporting Actor: Training Day, 2001; Boyhood, 2014), Bill Hader (Trainwreck), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids), Travis Fimmel (“Vikings”) and Academy Award […]

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Regression (Blu-ray Review)

Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) investigates the case of young Angela (Emma Watson), who accuses her father, John Gray (David Dencik), of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines (David Thewlis) is brought in to help him relive his memories and what they discover unmasks […]

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Mystery Date (Blu-ray Review)

Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke (Best Actor, Training Day; Best Supporting Actor, Boyhood) headlines an ensemble cast in the mystery-comedy Mystery Date.  With Murphy’s Law in full swing, romance will take a back seat to screwball comic hijinks in the romantic comedy Mystery Date directed by Jonathan Wacks (Powwow Highway) from a screenplay by Parker Bennett […]

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Enter Today To Win A Blu-ray Copy of Sinister 2!

Mysterious found footage reveals a series of gruesome murders in Sinister 2, the chilling sequel to the sleeper horror hit available on Digital HD on December 22, 2015, and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on January 12, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The latest heart-stopping tale from series co-creators and screenwriters C. Robert Cargill […]

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Aaron’s Top Ten Films Of 2015

2015 has come to an end and now I get to post my favorite films of the year. This is never an easy list to put together and having seen 150+ films theatrically this past year, it was a challenge, but it is always fun to do and I’ve come up with a ranked list […]

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The Terror Continues in Sinister 2 on Blu-ray This January

Mysterious found footage reveals a series of gruesome murders in Sinister 2, the chilling sequel to the sleeper horror hit available on Digital HD on December 22, 2015, and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on January 12, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The latest heart-stopping tale from series co-creators and screenwriters C. Robert Cargill […]

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Good Kill (Blu-ray Review)

From the producers of The Hurt Locker comes a riveting thriller about 21st-centuray warfare, where combat unfolds like a video game, but with real lives at stake. Veteran Air Force pilot Tom Egan (Ethan Hawke) yearns to get back into the cockpit of a plane, but now he launches drone strikes from an air-conditioned box in the […]

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GOOD KILL comes to Blu-ray/DVD/On Demand September 1st and Digital HD August 14th

Hailed as “exhilaratingly of the moment” (Guy Lodge, Variety), the compelling thriller GOOD KILL makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut on September 1, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution and will also be available for sale or rental from cable, satellite and telco providers through IFC Films.  The film arrives on Digital HD August 14, 2015, more than […]

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Predestination (Blu-ray Review)

Five years back the Spierig brothers made a film called Daybreakers, which received a level of praise from some circles, as far as interesting takes on the vampire genre go.  I was not huge on the film overall, but I was happy to praise the world they created for the film, which I thought was actually better […]

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PREDESTINATION – The Acclaimed Time-Travel Mind-Bender Coming to Blu-ray & DVD Feb 10

I’m really interested in finally checking this one out! Two-time Academy Award® nominee Ethan Hawke (Best Supporting Actor: Training Day, 2001; Boyhood, 2014) reunites with the Spierig Brothers directing team (Daybreakers) for the ingeniously constructed time-travel thriller PREDESTINATION, debuting on Blu-ray™ and DVD Feb. 10 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on the mind-bending short […]

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BOYHOOD Cut To “Hero” Song For a Music Video

With the Oscars still on my mind, it was nice to see so much love for Richard Linklater’s Boyhood in the form of 6 nominations, which we at Why So Blu were also big fans of (Check out our reviews HERE and HERE).  Now, Family of the Year’s hit song “Hero” has been cut to footage […]

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Boyhood (Blu-ray Review)

Boyhood is a film that I was very interested in seeing this year, but for some reason or another I just did not get around to seeing theatrically.  I kind of feared it as more of a documentary rather than a moving story.  However, it’s hailed as “a moving 12-year epic that isn’t quite like anything […]

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