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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Hot on the heels of the original came the obvious sequel to The Hunger Games, Catching Fire.  Since there’s, you know, multiple books in the series, anybody and everybody was expecting regardless of “how big” the first film would do.  With the sequel came a changing of the guard as Gary Ross stepped away from […]

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

All good things must come to an end and all Mockingjays must have their part 2.  And it all felt like it came and went so quickly.  Just a mere 3 and a half years following the first film, here we were with a fourth (extra film to be honest) and final chapter.  It was […]

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Following in the footsteps of its contemporaries, Harry Potter and Edward Cullen, Katniss Everdeen had the final book in her series split into to.  For the fans of the novel, it brought some head scratching, that of the three books, Mockingjay would get split and not one that could have been more detailed in Catching […]

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Relive Katniss Everdeen’s HUNGER GAMES Adventures In 4K November 8th!

Experience the blockbuster phenomenon franchise like never before when The Hunger Games series arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD) November 8 from Lionsgate. Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) stars as Katniss Everdeen, the girl on fire, who took the world by storm with a four-film cumulative worldwide box office […]

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (Blu-ray Review)

Four years after Jennifer Lawrence first appeared on the big screen as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, Lionsgate’s (NYSE: LGF) critically acclaimed series based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling book trilogy comes to a thrilling resolution in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, arriving on Digital HD March 8 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack […]

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The Good Dinosaur (Blu-ray Review)

From the innovative minds of Disney•Pixar comes a hilariously heartwarming adventure about the power of confronting and overcoming your fears and discovering who you are meant to be. The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely, and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this […]

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Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray Review)

Boardwalk Empire is the series that I always felt both audiences and HBO wanted more from.  Make no mistake, this Prohibition era-set crime drama, starring Steve Buscemi, was certainly a handsome production, with many fine performances, and a narrative that made some big turns throughout its 56-episode run, but I never felt like this would […]

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‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’ Successfully Sparks The Beginning Of The End (Movie Review)

Here is another critic-proof blockbuster that happens to be an entry in a series I very much enjoy.  With movies that not only have a massive amount of hype, but are also a part of an ongoing franchise, there really is not much to lose when writing about them.  I am not going to focus […]

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Only Lovers Left Alive (Blu-ray Review)

It makes a lot of sense that indie filmmaker Jim Jarmusch has finally made a film about vampires.  He practically is one, given his height, slender and pale appearance, white hair, and the fact that he only pops up every so often to release a film into the night for the masses to find.  The […]

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Ernest & Celestine (Blu-ray Review)

For the past several years, the Oscars hand out nominations to a handful of animated films and while Pixar and DreamWorks tend to be shoe-ins for nominations, there are also a few films that tend to sneak in, despite not being big blockbusters.  Ernest & Celestine is just one of those films.  This French feature, […]

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Only Lovers Left Alive Is Bloody Great (Movie Review)

It makes a lot of sense that indie filmmaker Jim Jarmusch has finally made a film about vampires.  He practically is one, given his height, slender and pale appearance, white hair, and the fact that he only pops up every so often to release a film into the night for the masses to find.  The […]

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Catch The Fire of The Hunger Games on Blu-ray This March!

Wow!  I can’t tell you how excited I am to finally get the official word that Hunger Games: Catching Fire is just around the corner on the Blu-ray format with a release date of March 7th!  I can’t even recount all the times I tried to catch this one theatrically after missing the press screening in […]

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A Single Shot (Blu-ray Review)

When John Moon (Sam Rockwell) accidentally shoots a young woman and discovers a bag full of cash, the isolated hunter becomes the hunted. His struggle to conceal both the death and the money triggers a cascade of events and encounters that ultimately escalates into a battle for survival. Here’s a film that sort of caught […]

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‘A Single Shot’ on Blu-ray and DVD January 14th!

Director David M. Rosenthal (Falling Up, See This Movie) assembles an all-star cast including Sam Rockwell (Iron Man 2, Moon), Academy Award® nominee William H. Macy (Best Supporting Actor, Fargo, 1996), Ted Levine (TV’s “The Bridge”), Kelly Reilly (Flight, TV’s “The Black Box”), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter franchise), Joe Anderson (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2) and Jeffrey […]

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Comic-Con 2013: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Panel And New Trailer!

Hey Hey!  Happy Hunger Games everyone! Many in line for the packed Hall H presentation on Saturday at San Diego Comic Con were very pumped to see what was next in the world of The Hunger Games, with knowledge that Lionsgate would be featuring a panel for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  Fortunately, along with […]

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NBFF Reviews: Blood Type Unknown and A Single Shot

Friday night at the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival allowed me the chance to see two films.  One was a romance drama with a twist called Blood Type: Unknown.  The other was a dramatic thriller called A Single Shot.  I was very pleased with one of these films, but still enjoyed my time at the […]

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Broken City (iTunes HD Digital Download Review)

So I’ve heard mixed things about the Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones 2013 crime thriller, Broken City.  Sadly, I missed the press screening when it was previewed in my area and I altogether missed the theatrical release so needless to say I was thrilled when I recently offered the chance to review the […]

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‘Broken City’ Has A Lot That Needs Fixing (Movie Review)

When a new movie that stars Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, and Catherine Zeta Jones comes out in January, some tend to wonder why.  After having seen Broken City, the answer is clearer; it’s not a very good movie and doesn’t have much going on that would scream spring or fall release.  This film has a […]

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