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Loving (Blu-ray Review)

With Loving there comes a certain expectation that writer/director Jeff Nichols is not out to provide. The historical drama surrounds an event that led to the invalidation of state laws prohibiting interracial marriage. This seems like the typical kind of film to automatically receive awards consideration. Regardless of if it does or doesn’t, Nichols is […]

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Aaron’s Terrific Top Ten Films of 2016

The end of 2016 means an end to another year of great cinema. I had a tough time putting together this final list of films, as there was a strong selection to go through. Having watched over 175 films theatrically this year, it was fun to narrow things down to a final list of ten […]

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Top 10 Films Of 2016: A Brandon Peters Story

As always when I do these “Best” lists, I ask two things of you, the reader.  Take the words best or top and replace it with “favorite”.  And importantly, number or ranking doesn’t matter, what is included does.  2016 was an interesting year for me, in that I feel a hair underqualified, but still, this […]

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‘Loving’ v. Nichols (Movie Review)

With Loving there comes a certain expectation that writer/director Jeff Nichols is not out to provide. The historical drama surrounds an event that led to the invalidation of state laws prohibiting interracial marriage. This seems like the typical kind of film to automatically receive awards consideration. Regardless of if it does or doesn’t, Nichols is […]

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Midnight Special (Blu-ray Review)

Discover the truth when “Midnight Special” arrives onto Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. The film stars Oscar® nominee Michael Shannon (“99 Homes,” “Man of Steel”), Joel Edgerton (“Black Mass”), Kirsten Dunst (TV’s “Fargo”), Adam Driver (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”), Jaeden Lieberher (“St. Vincent”) and Oscar nominee Sam Shepard (“The Right Stuff,” “August Osage County”). […]

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Own MIDNIGHT SPECIAL On Blu-ray June 21!

Discover the truth when “Midnight Special” arrives onto Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. The film stars Oscar® nominee Michael Shannon (“99 Homes,” “Man of Steel”), Joel Edgerton (“Black Mass”), Kirsten Dunst (TV’s “Fargo”), Adam Driver (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”), Jaeden Lieberher (“St. Vincent”) and Oscar nominee Sam Shepard (“The Right Stuff,” “August Osage County”). […]

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‘Midnight Special’ Provides A Stunning Close Encounter With Complete Filmmaker Freedom (Movie Review)

There’s something pretty cool about seeing an indie director with a knack for human drama take on a genre film. Okay, so that applies to almost any newbie director handed the keys to a franchise, but how about one who has developed the story himself and is allowed by a studio to make such a […]

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Aaron’s Most Anticipated Films Of 2016 (Based On What’s Scheduled)

This is always a tough list to put together. I see over a hundred movies a year and a lot of those films are ones I’ve been anticipating to some degree, while many others are smaller films that randomly arrive on the calendar months after the start of the year. I am aware there are […]

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Get Dirty With ‘Mud’ On Blu-ray This August

I was very happy to have recently seen the critically-acclaimed film Mud (Review HERE), the latest film from director Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter), which stars Matthew McConaughey in another one of his great in from the past two years (seriously, he’s been on fire).  This is a coming-of-age story about two boys finding a mysterious […]

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Get Friendly With ‘Mud’ (Movie Review)

Mud is the latest film from writer/director Jeff Nichols, who previously made Shotgun Stories and Take Shelter.  It is a nice change of pace, as Mud is the Nichols’ film with the most humor so far.  With Mud, Nichols continues to make wildly different films, despite setting them in the same type of locations with […]

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Mud Movie Review – Just Seen It

Two teens stumble upon a small island in the Mississippi inhabited by Mud. Claiming to be a fugitive from the law, he plans to reunite with his lost love. Though skeptical of his plans, they help him making a daring escape. WATCH US ON PBS SOCAL Saturdays at 6PM or pbssocal.org/justseenit

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Exclusive Interview with ‘Compliance’ Producer Tyler Davidson

Picture this:  You are sitting at work one day and the phone rings .  It’s the police.  One of your employees is being accused of theft.  Not just any employee .  The cute teen age blonde.  They want you to detain her.  Okay. No problem.  They want you to search her personal effects.  A little […]

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‘Take Shelter’, A Storm’s A Brewin’

I am giving out a lot of admiration to quiet thrillers lately.  Between Martha Marcy May Marlene and this foreboding drama, one certainly needs to take a breath, sit back, and watch a simple comedy to keep from becoming too distraught in their own lives.  Take Shelter is a very well acted story about a […]

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