Universal’s Mama was a film I purposely missed when I had a chance to attend the press screening for it up in Cleveland. The movie’s trailer did not sell me and quite frankly, it looked God awful to me. I had already suffered through a Guillermo del Toro produced film before and I did not [...]
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Here’s probably one of the only movies this year I am upset about that I missed out in the theater and I’m looking forward with much anticipation to checking this one out in the privacy of my own home this May courtesy of Universal Studios Home Entertainment (one of my favorite Blu-ray studios BTW). Mama [...]
Just Seen It is now on National PBS! Check your local listings or PBS website for day and time and if they don’t carry us, ask them nicely if they can! On this episode, we take a look at the nominees for BEST ACTOR and ACTRESS, BEST DIRECTOR and BEST PICTURE and pick who SHOULD [...]
You want to be part of the greatest manhunt known to man, don’t you? Sure you do, silly! From the Academy Award-Winning Writer and Director of The Hurt Locker, the greatest manhunt in history, Zero Dark Thirty, comes home to the Blu-ray format on March 19th. The film has been nominated for five Academy Awards [...]
Kevin, Liz and Sean discuss their picks and predictions for Best Actor and Best Actress for the 2013 Academy Awards and pick who SHOULD win and predict who WILL win.
I kind of feel sorry for my fellow reviewers here because for weeks now they had to hear me complain left and right about Zero Dark Thirty not being theatrically released within the calendar year of 2012 in the greatest city in the world, Cleveland, Ohio. So therefore, just about every critic in Los Angeles [...]
Liz, Sean and Salim review this movie based on the hunt for Osama Bin-Laden and directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Starring Sean Wright, Liz Manashil and Salim Lemelle. Directed by Amy Taylor. Synopsis: Since the tragedy of 911, the US government has been tracking its mastermind, Osama Bin Laden. But after a decade of searching, a CIA operative [...]
Now it is time to dig into the list of what I consider to be my favorite films of 2012. I have to say that this was not the easiest list to put together. Theatrically, I have seen 120+ films this year, so there were a lot of films to give praise to and consider [...]
Sorry to reiterate the title, but Zero Dark Thirty is in fact a thrilling work of journalism come to life. This is not a film that relies on sensational action sequences to depict the hunt for Osama bin Laden, nor is it a film that eventually finds the wonderful Jessica Chastain eventually strapping on night [...]
It certainly has been a great year for Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) who is back in this American period piece based on a true story about moonshine bootleggers out in Franklin County, West Virginia at the height of the prohibition area. While city folk are out and about searching for fine spirits the [...]
Lawless is an enjoyable, Prohibition-era drama with plenty of really strong violent bits. It has a very good ensemble cast to work with, a director who knows how to make things look good, and plenty of other ingredients to make a solid picture. I think the film’s biggest problem is that it has the feel [...]
To me, 2011 was a pretty unusual year. I say that because I found there to be an unusual amount of great films that came out in both the realm of mainstream feature films and the realm of art house and independent features. This year, like any year, had its share of duds as well, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
It almost feels daunting to start to try and describe my thoughts on the latest Terrence Malick film, The Tree of Life. I certainly enjoyed the film, but for the purposes of a review, establishing what it is about this deeply meditative film that encompasses many different themes stemming from a personal place for its [...]