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Tag Archive for 'Helen Mirren'

The Vague Dramatic Expression That Is ‘Collateral Beauty’ (Movie Review)

It’s strange how Collateral Beauty is almost a novel idea for a film. Somehow packing a bunch of talented actors into a film set during the December holiday season that isn’t a comedy has become a rare commodity. The film is a straight drama that holds its sincerity close to its heart, even if that […]

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‘Eye In The Sky’ Targets Tricky Subject Matter (Movie Review)

In an age where drone warfare has become a go-to topic for many action blockbusters dabbling in societal commentary, Eye in the Sky pauses everything to go over what it means to carry out one drone mission. With a fine cast in place, director Gavin Hood manages to build plenty of tension over the course […]

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The Hundred-Foot Journey (Blu-ray Review)

Starring Academy Award(R) winner Helen Mirren (Best Actress, THE QUEEN, 2006), produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Julia Blake, and directed by Lasse Hallstrom (CHOCOLAT), this uplifting story bursts with flavor, passion and heart. When the chill chef proprietress of a Michelin-starred French restaurant in southern France (Mirren) gets wind of a culinary immigrant […]

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THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY Makes Its Way To Blu-ray December 2!

From producers Steven Spielberg & Oprah Winfrey and director Lasse Hallström (“Chocolat,” “The Cider House Rules”) comes the deliciously entertaining story of “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” available to own on December 2, 2014. Based on the beloved, best-selling novel by Richard C. Morais and starring Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen,” “Monsters University,” “The Debt”), this […]

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‘The Twilight Zone: The Complete 80’s Series on DVD August 26th!

Travel into the fifth dimension once again with THE TWILIGHT ZONE, testing the limits of reality and exploring the mysteries of the universe. Airing from 1985 to 1989, this critically acclaimed anthology series carried on the legacy of the original Rod Serling program and attracted a brand new audience of fans. The series features major […]

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Red 2 (Blu-ray Review)

Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed, they’ll need to survive assassins, terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the super weapon. I really enjoyed the first Red […]

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Monsters University 3D Ultimate Collector’s Edition (3D + 2BD + DVD + Digital Copy) (Blu-ray Review)

After scaring up big laughs in theaters, the in-home release of Monsters University opens its doors to the movie in stunning high definition Blu-ray, and provides hours of all-new bonus material, in-depth behind the scenes features, deleted scenes, the animated theatrical short “The Blue Umbrella” and much more.  Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of […]

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‘Red 2’ on Blu-ray, DVD, VOD, and PPV November 26th!

The high-octane follow-up to the worldwide hit, Red 2 arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital Ultraviolet), Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View on November 26 from Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE Company. The film will be available on Digital HD two weeks early on November 12. Bruce Willis (The Expendables) stars […]

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Monsters University Arrives on Digital HD 10/8 and on Blu-ray 10/29!

This Fall, Disney•Pixar celebrates homecoming with the release of Monsters University on Digital HD and Digital HD 3D on October 8, 2013, followed by the 4-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, 3-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack, 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on October 29, 2013.  Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he has […]

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‘Red 2’: Those Wacky Elderly Are At It Again (Movie Review)

A few years ago audiences were treated to RED, a film based off a not-very-well-known comic, which centered on the idea of a retired CIA agent getting back into action.  While the film was nothing like its comic counterpart, it got by on its playful sense of humor, fun cast, and the fact that it […]

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‘Monsters University’ Is A Fun Trip Back To School (Movie Review)

I wonder how many of my reviews for Pixar films begin with how I approach their studio with a lot of faith, given their track record.  The notion to mention favorites from the beloved animation studio is also a tendency.  It really should not matter and maybe in another 5-10 years, they will be just […]

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Hitchcock (Blu-ray Review)

The idea of a movie revolving around the making of Psycho is certainly an intriguing one, made better by the fantastic cast that was involved, with a wonderful looking Anthony Hopkins in the guise of the Master of Suspense.  That is not exactly what I got, but what I liked about this movie, is how […]

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‘Hitchcock’, Old And New Versions, Arrive On Blu-ray This March

On March 12, Fox Home Entertainment is releasing both the film, Hitchcock, starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, along with a classic collection of Alfred Hitchcock’s films, which are being released onto Blu-ray in a 3-disc set.  This collection includes Notorious, Rebecca, and Spellbound.  Hitchcock was met with some criticism regarding the film’s plotting and style […]

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Dial H For ‘Hitchcock’ (Movie Review)

Among the people that I would offhand list as my favorite directors, Alfred Hitchcock would be one of them.  The movie I regard as my favorite horror movie (let alone a favorite movie of mine in general) is Psycho.  The idea of a movie revolving around the making of Psycho is certainly an intriguing one, […]

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Hitchcock Movie Review – Just Seen It

Liz, Brenna and Salim review this fascinating behind-the-scenes story of Hitch and the making of Psycho. Starring Liz Manashil, Salim Lemelle and Brenna Smith. Directed by Cooper Griggs. Synopsis: Alfred Hitchcock is the world’s most famous director. But when he chooses the controversial Psycho as his next movie, no one will support it. Risking everything, he and […]

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The Tempest (Blu-ray Review)

Writer/Director Julie Taymor has returned to cinema with her latest visual feast for the eyes and the soul in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. If you’re not familiar with Ms. Taymor then let me reacquaint you with her style.  She had previously written and directed Titus, Frida, and Across the Universe.  The Tempest marks her fourth […]

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‘The Debt’ Is A Decent, Late Summer Distraction

After a year long delay, The Debt has now arrived in theaters.  While at one time thought to be a possible Oscar contender, it now seems that it has been dumped into the end of summer release period.  While this is not something that necessarily matters in relation to my thoughts on the film, the […]

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Arthur (Blu-ray Review)

Finally, the much delayed Why So Blu review of the Arthur Blu-ray is here!  One of the best things I can say about Arthur is that a lot of people laughed really hard when I saw it in theaters, and that does not make them wrong.  However, the percentage of those people who had seen […]

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