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Boyle Cooked Up Another Solid Round With The ‘Trainspotting’ Crew (Movie Review)

Say whatever you want about the reasoning, but director Danny Boyle has finally determined it was time to make his sequel to Trainspotting. While Shallow Grave was the debut for Boyle, Ewan McGregor and writer John Hodge, Trainspotting was their breakout hit from back in 1996. Now, over 20 years later, while not a direct […]

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‘Beauty And The Beast’ Has Humans Again, But Only Adds So Much (Movie Review)

With Disney currently raking in enough piles of money to put Scrooge McDuck’s Money Bin to shame, it seemed like only a matter of time before audiences would get a live-action re-imagining of one of their modern classics. Beauty and the Beast is special for many and it represents a high water mark for the […]

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IMAX: Humpback Whales (Blu-ray Review)

Narrated by two-time Golden Globe nominee Ewan McGregor (Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical: 2002: Moulin Rouge; 2013: Salmon Fishing in The Yemen), Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals.  The Boston Globe praises it for having “Stunning […]

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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – 4 New Indie Films

For those looking to balance big blockbusters with some smaller film fare your cinematic ship has come in.  Dissected below are four new indie flicks that cover everything from crazed sharpshooters to docs for dudes all out this Friday, July 1 in select theaters, digital formats and so on for the enquiring movie geek.  So […]

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Listen Up! Miles Ahead Debuts On Blu-ray This July

Oscar® nominee Don Cheadle (Best Actor, Hotel Rwanda, 2004) makes his bravura feature film directorial debut and stars in the critically-acclaimed MILES AHEAD, in which he gives a career defining performance as music legend Miles Davis. Inspired by events in his life, MILES AHEAD is a wildly entertaining, impressionistic, no-holds barred portrait of one of […]

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray Review)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box office records upon its debut to become the cinematic event of a generation with over $926 million domestic and $2.05 billion worldwide. As announced this morning by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Iger at The Walt Disney Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders, the epic movie will […]

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SXSW Review: Miles Ahead

Can we just give Don Cheadle all the awards right now? Miles Ahead, Cheadle’s directorial debut, which also showcases his talents as co-writer and lead actor, is a unique and moving biopic about a unique and moving individual, Miles Davis. Not satisfied to just check off the boxes of events in Davis’ life, Cheadle (Hotel […]

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Natalie Portman In JANE GOT A GUN, Coming To Blu-ray April 26th!

Academy Award© winner Natalie Portman (Black Swan, Star Wars Episodes I-III, The Professional) stars in Gavin O’Connor’s action-packed western Jane Got a Gun, available on Digital HD April 15 from Starz Digital, and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand from Anchor Bay Entertainment April 26. Hailed as a “sturdy, well-crafted genre piece” by the Los Angeles Times, Jane Got a Gun also stars Joel […]

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Mortdecai (Blu-ray Review)

The witty caper comedy, Mortdecai, arrives on Digital HD and on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. In the vein of Austin Powers and Inspector Clouseau before him, Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise) leads an impressive ensemble cast on an adventure through the world of black market […]

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All-Star Cast Leads A Hilarious Caper Comedy When MORTDECAI Arrives On Blu-ray May 12!

The witty caper comedy, Mortdecai, arrives on Digital HD May 5 and on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) May 12 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. In the vein of Austin Powers and Inspector Clouseau before him, Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise) leads an impressive ensemble cast on an adventure through the […]

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‘Mortdecai’, A Shot In The Mustache (Movie Review)

At its best, Mortdecai is an adult-skewing drama that uses its big-name cast to its advantage, as everyone does their best to show how much fun they are having, while being moved along by the comic zip of director David Koepp’s direction.  This is not a sentence that I can apply to the whole movie, […]

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Gregg’s Top 10 Films of 2013

What an interesting year we had as it presented us with plenty of ammo at both ends of the quality spectrum. We had the horridness known as Machete Kills, as well as the brilliance of films such as J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek sequel. It was also another year of super heroes. Some arrived from the pages […]

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Dysfunctional Family Fun, Minus The Fun In ‘August: Osage County’ (Movie Review)

This matters very little in terms of my thoughts on the film, but I do not much care for the way this film is being marketed.  August: Osage County is a lot of things.  It is a well-acted drama, with some comedic moments.  It is based on an award-winning play by Tracy Letts.  It involves […]

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Jack The Giant Slayer (Blu-ray Review)

Jack the Giant Slayer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants.  Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, […]

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Jack the Giant Slayer Arrives on Blu-ray 6/18!

Jack the Giant Killer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants.  Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, […]

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The Impossible (iTunes HD Digital Download Review)

Well geez…what can I tell you that you don’t already know already about this film?  If I told you it was the feel good movie of the year, would I be lying?  Well, I guess that depends upon what makes you feel good in life.  If you like a heart wrenching, but uplifting tale of […]

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Jack The Giant Slayer Movie Review – Just Seen It

Jack and a young princess meet by chance. But Jack’s beanstalk accidentally opens up his world to Giants. Jack seeks to rescue the kidnapped princess and save his own world. WATCH US ON PBS SOCAL Saturdays at 6PM or pbssocal.org/justseenit

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‘The Impossible’ Accomplishes the Improbable

On December 26, 2004, a massive earthquake occurred on the floor of the Indian Ocean.  This violent undersea action set forth a chain of events that caused an enormous amount of pressure and force upward and outward.  The end product was a tsunami and resulting devastation unlike any the world had seen before.  The casualties numbered […]

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