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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES On 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray October 3rd!

Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films present Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a rollicking new tale of the high seas, infused with all the elements of fantasy, humor and action that have resulted in an international phenomenon for the past 13 years. Johnny Depp returns to his Academy Award®-nominated role as the outrageous, […]

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean’: At Franchise’s End (Movie Review)

Keep in mind this review is arriving before we learn what amount of treasure Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales manages to plunder at the box office, but what could be next for this series? Disney has managed to make a multi-billion dollar franchise out of a popular amusement park ride, proving […]

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‘Gods Of Egypt’ Goes All In On Goofiness (Movie Review)

To say Gods of Egypt is in a league of its own would be an understatement. This fantasy adventure, functioning as a combination of space opera an Ancient Egyptian mythology brought to life, is gloriously stupid in a way that should be fun-bad, but sadly becomes too repetitive to hold onto even that sort of […]

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The Book Thief (Blu-ray)

Academy Award nominee for Best Score, done by the legendary John Williams, The Book Thief comes to Blu-ray.  In a past time and place, this film would have seemed a kind of shoe-in for Academy Award nominations.  It all too much feels like that very safe King’s Speech kind of film.  Alas, it barely made […]

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‘The Book Thief’ Steals The Spotlight On Blu-ray This March!

Ever since Gregg Senko had the iron balls to put this title as his number one movie of 2013 over here, I’ve been wanting to check this one out!  And who can blame him really?  I have heard nothing but good things about it.  So yes!  I’m eager and check me off as excited to […]

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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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‘The Book Thief’ Is Perfectly Acceptable Oscar Bait (Movie Review)

It is strange that a film like The Book Thief will likely be facing an uphill battle in its efforts to be regarded as a praise-worthy film, beyond just the idea that sits as pure Oscar bait.  Granted, it is a WWII drama, set in Germany, based on a popular novel that deals with a […]

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Finding Nemo 2D / 3D Ultimate Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)

In this stunning underwater adventure teeming with memorable comedic characters and heartfelt emotion, Finding Nemo follows the momentous journey of an overprotective clownfish named Marlin (voiced by Albert Brooks) and his young son Nemo (voiced by Alexander Gould).  When the two are unexpectedly separated in the Great Barrier Reef, Nemo is carried far from his […]

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LES MISERABLES Debuts For the First Time on Blu-ray™ with UltraViolet™ December 11th

In anticipation for the upcoming musical adaptation of Les Miserables, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing the 1998 theatrical version of the classic story onto Blu-ray for the first time on December 11th.  It has been many years since I have seen this version of the story, which was done as an adaptation of the […]

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Finding Nemo 3D (Movie Review)

Academy Award-winning film Finding Nemo returns to the big screen in thrilling Disney Digital 3D for the first time ever. Teeming with memorable comedic characters and heartfelt emotion, this stunning underwater adventure follows the momentous journey of an overprotective clown-fish named Marlin (voiced by Albert Brooks) and his young son Nemo (voiced by Alexander Gould)––who […]

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Frida (Blu-ray Review)

2002’s Frida would be Salma Hayek’s passion project finally come to fruition after so many years of rejections. She obviously had to pay her dues and build herself up as an actress and producer to get this done. Just because you’re hot in this town doesn’t mean you can always get what you want. It […]

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D/2D (Blu-ray Review)

From Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer comes all the fun, epic adventure and humor that ignited the original.  Johnny Depp returns as as the one and only Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.  A tale of truth, betrayal, youth, demise – and mermaids!  When Jack crosses paths with a woman from […]

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The Warrior’s Way (Blu-ray Review)

I remember seeing a trailer for The Warrior’s Way not too long ago and was not very impressed by what I saw.  I don’t know if it was the mood I was in, or if it was the attitude of, “not another one of these Hong Kong imports,” etc.  I did see some familiar faces […]

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A Little Brightest Day, A Little Blackest Night, ‘Green Lantern’ Doesn’t Quite Get It Right

It is sad when a movie, capable of being better than its actual results, goes down the inevitable path of disappointment.  Initial footage of Green Lantern was met with lukewarm reactions.  The completely computer generated costume never seemed to click with the masses.  Only the power of Ryan Reynolds’ charisma and the intrigue that stems […]

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‘Pirates’ Set Sail On Dull ‘Tides’

The last thing you want in a summer blockbuster is to be bored.  Unfortunately, the fun that has previously been a driving point in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise seems to have just about run out.  I suppose giving an opinion on the franchise seems appropriate, given that this is supposedly a new start […]

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Assassin…Hero…Legend…The Warrior’s Way on Blu-ray!

I remember seeing the billboard ads around town for this flick and thinking to myself, if the poster art is this cool, then hopefully the movie will be too.  Well thankfully, my wait to find is out is closely approaching as the visually stunning martial arts film, The Warrior’s Way, will arrive on the Blu-ray […]

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The King’s Speech Speaks Volumes

Normally, we here at Why So Blu deliver up-to-date reviews and information the day of or after a film hits theaters.  It’s not typical that we discuss a film that is a few weeks old.  Take for instance The King’s Speech.  This film was released in late November, but after seeing it today, it was just […]

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A Lot of Great Talent Helps to Deliver ‘The King’s Speech’

A film like this, with a title like The King’s Speech is one that may suggest something it isn’t. Due to the awards buzz that a prestige film, such as this, is receiving, it seems like some may just write this film off as another stuffy, period film, which may be very good, but doesn’t have much appeal. I would really like to emphasize that this should not be the case. The King’s Speech is a fantastic film, which features great performances by its lead actors, tells a very good (true) story about a man overcoming adversity, and is also very funny. Essentially, this is the story of how a stiff Brit with a disability learned how to loosen up and help lead a nation.

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