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Tag Archive for 'Jason Schwartzman'

View ‘Big Eyes’ With Blu-ray Eyes This April!

Here’s one I unfortunately missed in the theaters, but I really wanted to catch it and come this April I get my wish!  So here’s the deal.  Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company are proud to announce the home entertainment release of “one of Tim Burton’s best films,” (Scott Mendelson, Forbes – Hey!  I know […]

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There Are Colorful Lies In Burton’s ‘Big Eyes’ (Movie Review)

The chance to see a director switch gears and focus on something far separated from their previous work can be exciting.  As a Tim Burton fan, I do not fault him for making a lot of films that seem right up his alley.  That the recent output has not been as compelling as the films […]

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Drunk History: Seasons 1 & 2 (DVD Review)

Drunk History is the brain child of Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner.  Apparently inspired by drunk ramblings of New Girl star Jake Johnson during a night out.  It originally was produced and air on the comedy website Funny Or Die.  In 2013, the web show was brought to the television format on Comedy Central.  It […]

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The Grand Budapest Hotel (Blu-ray Review)

The Grand Budapest Hotel is a film not only packed with characters, sets, costumes, and all the things that tend to typify writer/director Wes Anderson’s style, it is also packed with story.  It is becoming more and more clear to me how much Anderson enjoys having films that are about stories being told to an […]

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Wes Anderson Criterion Collection Blu-ray Sale Til June 1st

Hey, we are a Blu-ray site, might as well let everyone know when cool Blu-ray things are happening, right?  Well, with the new release of Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic: with Steve Zissou making its debut on Blu-ray this week, it seems that Amazon is having a sale in its honor.  All of the previous […]

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Saving Mr. Banks (Blu-ray Review)

Disney’s 2013 Oscar hopeful, Saving Mr. Banks has come to Blu-ray.  Boasting stellar performances by Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, it stunned many when all it got nominated for was Best Original Score (Thomas Newman).  No matter, the film received plenty of other award recognition with some wins and was a rousing success at the […]

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Visit Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

Wes Anderson is a creature of habit. He has developed a uniqueness that has such a look, feel and sound to his films that they have become a genre themselves.  You know you’ve really made it when Saturday Night Live makes a mockery of you and most recently, SNL took Wes Anderson on and produced […]

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Wes Anderson’s Style Adorns ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ (Movie Review)

The Grand Budapest Hotel is a film not only packed with characters, sets, costumes, and all the things that tend to typify writer/director Wes Anderson’s style, it is also packed with story.  It is becoming more and more clear to me how much Anderson enjoys having films that are about stories being told to an […]

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‘Saving Mr. Banks’ From Disney’s Grasp (Movie Review)

It is not as though I am completely averse to movies with intentions of having good-natured stories or ones that thrive on inevitably sweet and heart-warming outcomes, but sometimes a premise and those involved can give you that idea and sway your interest elsewhere.  I have not seen Mary Poppins in many years and do […]

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D23 Expo 2013 – Day Two: Saturday August 10, 2013

All the magic and excitement of the past, present and future of Disney entertainment will come together once again when D23: The Official Disney Fan Club presents an all-new D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center on Aug. 9-11, 2013.  Among the highlights of D23 Expo 2013 will be expanded capacities at some of our most […]

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Bored to Death: The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray Review)

Jonathan Ames (Jason Schwartzman) continues to ply his trade as an unlicensed private detective, getting caught up in increasingly risky jobs and absurd adventures around New York City with George (Ted Danson) and Ray (Zach Galifianakis), his always supportive partners in solving crime. In addition, a shocking revelation drives him to embark on one of […]

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Behold The Outdoor Majesty Of ‘Moonrise Kingdom’

Just to get it out of the way, I am a big fan of writer/director Wes Anderson’s work (Rushmore, The Royal Tenembaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, etc.) and was already inclined to enjoy his latest film.  The fact that I really enjoyed Moonrise Kingdom does not come from a bias however; it comes from recognizing a […]

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Bored to Death: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray Review)

This season, Ames (Jason Schwartzman) has recently finished his second novel (which remains unpublished) and decides to augment his meager income by becoming a creative-writing teacher, while also taking on new, even more desperate clients.  With his continuing misadventures alongside his henpecked friend Ray (Zach Galifianakis) and eccentric boss George (Ted Danson), how he solves […]

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Scott Pilgrim Fan-Friendly Events Scheduled

Did reading Aaron’s (read it here) coverage of the big L.A. Scott Pilgrim event make you wish that you had been there?  If it did, then relax because you are about to get another shot of being a part of that experience yourself!  The cast and crew of Scott Pilgrim are throwing a party in […]

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‘Scott Pilgrim’ Battles On Blu-ray in November

Alright, it’s time for me to confess.  As much as I said I hated the trailers for this film and as much as I bashed it every time I saw the trailers, I really want to watch Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World and see what all the hype is about.  There I said it.  Hopefully […]

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Absolutely Fantastic!

Rather than try for a slavishly faithful adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book The Fantastic Mr. Fox, director Wes Anderson has opted to reshape it to suit his own distinctive style and themes.  The basic premise, that Mr. Fox (voiced by George Clooney) steals food and beverages from three mean and nasty farmers, is the same.  […]

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The Funny People of Blu-ray

Funny People…here’s a film that I unfortunately did not catch in the theater, but I am anxiously awaiting my first viewing of it on the Blu-ray format.  As previously reported, Universal Studios is dropping the film on Blu-ray November 24th.  The release will see a 1080P video presentation with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio comedic […]

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