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LA Film Festival 2018 – Final Father/Son Film Reviews

It’s almost time to lower the curtain film fans!  This year’s LA Film Festival is officially over but WhySoBlu.com is still going cinematically strong with this second to last article with eleven indie reviews to round out the 2018 coverage.  From tales of chef’s with a past passion to flicks about rehab and music, the […]

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Writer and director Martin McDonagh has hit big this year with his highly acclaimed and decorated third feature film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. It has been collecting hardware for the overall film as well as the performances of Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell, with Woody Harrelson receiving nominations for his role. Like many others, […]

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Blu-ray Review)

Films do not need to provide easy answers to every question they bring up. Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri (a title that will never roll off the tongue) is a movie analyzing the plights of multiple characters and has no desire to let any of them off easy. In fact, the film practically revels in […]

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Jason Coleman’s Top Ten Films Of 2017

What a year 2017 was and thanks to WhySoBlu and specifically head man Brian White the past year was one memorable movie loving time for yours truly.  I got to see more films than any other previous year (by my calculation I only missed The Post and BPM – not bad!), keep the love of my […]

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Everest (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Make no mistake about it, Everest is not going to win any feel good movie-of-the-year awards on the new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format.  It’s a very cold and brutal experience to behold especially now that it’s crystal clear and more pronounced than ever on the new home media format.  The extra clarity of the […]

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Climb ‘Everest’ on Blu-ray This January!

I saw this one theatrically and it did not make me miss my hometown of Cleveland, OH one bit.  In fact, if I never saw snow again, I’d be alright.  With that being said this is a very cold movie.  Brr.  So here’s the deal.  Unbridled ambition, a ferocious storm, and the limits of human […]

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Top Ten: Aaron’s Most Disappointing Films & The Worst Of 2014

Never a post of joy, but every year does see the release of films that are not very good.  I never seek out films with the purpose of hating them and a majority of these are not without redeemable elements, but if I have at least 10 films on a list that I consider better […]

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Life Of Crime (Blu-ray Review)

Life Of Crime interested me because it features characters from Jackie Brown.  On any given day, Jackie Brown is either my absolute favorite Quentin Tarantino film or at the very least Top 3.  Life Of Crime takes place with Ordell, Louis, Melanie and brief appearance from Ray in the year 1978.  This was a festival […]

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LIFE OF CRIME Arriving On Blu-ray Oct 28

Based on the novel “The Switch” written by Elmore Leonard, the “truly twisted fun” (In Touch) crime comedy Life of Crime will be available on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), and Digital HD October 28 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Written for the screen and directed by Daniel Schechter (Supporting Characters), the film is currently available […]

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A ‘Life Of Crime’ Should Be Better (Movie Review)

Sometimes I find myself asking, “Why wasn’t this better?”  Life of Crime has everything going for it.  The film is a prequel of sorts to Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, as both films feature three key characters.  More specifically, crime novelist Elmore Leonard wrote both Rum Punch and The Switch, the novels both films are based […]

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‘Lincoln’ Finds Courage In Its Craft And Focus

Lincoln is a film that has been a long time coming.  I remember hearing about early stories of director Steven Spielberg working on getting a movie made about Abraham Lincoln, with Tom Hanks being rumored for the role.  Then things became more official, as Liam Neeson was said to be attached.  The time passed, Neeson […]

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Take The Time And Enjoy ‘The Sessions’

The Sessions is the kind of film that could easily be brushed aside, given the premise.  You could boil it down to its basic parts:  a crippled man meets someone new and overcomes some sort of adversity, and just think of it as plain Oscar bait.  There is also the chance that someone could find […]

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Martha Marcy May Marlene (Blu-ray Review)

It is not rare to see independently made thrillers every so often, but it certainly is satisfying to see one that is well acted and crafted, rich with intrigue, and full of disturbingly quiet tension.  The tongue twistery-titled film Martha Marcy May Marlene is one that unfolds skillfully, telling a story set within two timelines […]

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The Paranoia In ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene Returns’ In February On Blu-ray/DVD

I might have some more to say about this film next week, when my top 10 films list comes out, but in the meantime, word has hit that Martha Marcy May Marlene will be arriving on Blu-ray and DVD February 21, 2012.  Besides having one of the most fun titles to say out loud, Martha […]

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You Can Start Reaching For ‘Higher Ground’ This January

I have quite enjoyed the work of Oscar nominated actress Vera Farmiga and this past year she apparently tried her hand at directing her first feature film.  That film is Higher Ground, which makes its Blu-ray debut this coming January.  The film is based on a memoir that revolves around the story of an eighteen-year […]

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‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ Is Quietly Chilling

It is not rare to see a new independently made thriller every so often, but it certainly is satisfying to see one that is well acted, rich with intrigue, and full of disturbingly quiet tension.  The tongue twistery-titled film Martha Marcy May Marlene is one that unfolds skillfully, telling a story set within two timelines […]

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