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‘Whiplash’ Most Certainly Hit The Tempo I Wanted (Movie Review)

Being a great drummer is clearly no easy feat.  One would not think a young jazz musician wanting to play drum at a music school would be the source for a gripping thriller, but then again, writer/director Damien Chazelle was responsible for writing the film Grand Piano, which was a thriller about a man forced […]

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Dark Skies (Blu-ray Review)

About three weeks ago I received a weird unmarked postcard in the mail.  It was black with strange red symbols and the only text to be found on it were the words “Were You Chosen?”  I snapped a photo of it and texted it to my girlfriend and Gerard Iribe.  Neither one knew what it […]

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You Can Smuggle A Little Bit Of Fun Out Of ‘Contraband’

In the 2000 remake of Gone in 60 Seconds, starring Nicolas Cage, actor Giovanni Ribisi played Cage’s younger brother, who was in over his head after losing out on a big heist, while working for an evil gangster.  His big brother, who retired from the life of crime, is forced to come back to the […]

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NBFF Review: A Beginner’s Guide to Endings

For the closing night of the 12th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival, the spotlight feature of the evening was the comedy, A Beginner’s Guide to Endings.  The film essentially had the feel of what would happen if a director like Guy Ritchie were to make a family comedy.  ‘Beginner’s Guide’ is just as much about […]

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‘The Music Never Stopped’ Unless It Was Trying To Make You Cry

Films like The Music Never Stopped fall into a line of films that are easy to absorb on the surface.  They are heartfelt dramas, usually based around true stories, relying on significant events to make you feel deeply for those affected by them.  This is not a bad thing, but these types of films do […]

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Jennifer’s Body (Blu-ray Review)

I feel the need to get something off my pulmonary cavity before I even begin here.  Make no mistake; I am a gargantuan fan of the Diablo Cody horror comedy film Jennifer’s Body.  Since owning the Blu-ray disc last Tuesday it has frequented my Blu-ray drive a total of seven majestic times.  I just can’t […]

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‘UP IN THE AIR’ is a Good, but Lightweight Film

Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) is a professional hatchet man.  When businesses have to downsize, he’s the guy who gets called in to deliver the bad news.  Bingham has no close friends or family, and loves having a job that keeps him constantly on the move from one city to the next, living out of airports […]

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Jennifer’s Body is Unrated and Sexier on Blu-ray

I was having a bad day right up to the moment this announcement sprung up in my email inbox at 4:22 PM.  Fox made it official today!  The sexy Megan Fox horror comedy Jennifer’s Body will seduce the Blu-ray format on December 29th.  I guess I know what I will be watching this New Years […]

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The Daily Blu…November 2, 2009

How was your Halloween?  Did you all survive the time change?  Well, to kick off the work week we got some new “Blu” news to deliver so let’s take a moment to recap the Blu-ray announcements that were made public today.  It seems like the rumors last week were true.  20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will […]

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Brian Gazes At Megan Fox & Finds Jennifer’s Body

Let’s be perfectly honest with ourselves.  The main draw of Jennifer’s Body is Megan Fox’s body.  Oops! I meant to say actress Megan Fox.  Is there really any dispute in the fact?  I, like most moviegoers, was really interested in one thing here.  No, it wasn’t to see what if anything would be shown of […]

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Blu-ray Finds Aliens in the Attic

This November 3rd, take a look upstairs as Aliens in the Attic is released on Blu-ray!  This adventure-filled comedy is something the whole family can enjoy as a small band of green aliens crash land on earth and launch their base of operations from one family’s attic.  Chaos and laughs are sure to ensue as […]

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