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‘Jackie’ Looks Into The Mind Of A Bereaved First Lady (Movie Review)

Finding the right focus and exploring a character in interesting ways is what I enjoy when it comes to biopics. Jackie has the right idea. This is not a film about the life of Jackie Kennedy. It also doesn’t place her in a supporting role, so we can follow someone else around and observe her […]

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Hercules (Blu-ray Review)

As is tradition in Hollywood, there are usually two films in a cinema-going year that are based on the same subject matter.  We’ve had years of double Joan of Arc movies, meteor gonna hit earth movies, volcano movies and even Truman Capote biopic movies.  This year was the year of Hercules.  First was the Renny […]

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Snowpiercer (Blu-ray Review)

I enjoy science fiction stories quite a bit.  Whether it ranges from plausible ideas regarding the future of our current society or to things a bit more abstract, I love seeing creativity on display.  This especially goes for sci-fi films that allow a large number of filmmakers, actors, production designers, etc., to develop worlds, stories, […]

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HERCULES Extended Cut Lands On Blu-ray 11/4

“Fast-paced and packed with eye-popping action” (Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News), Paramount Pictures’ and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ wildly entertaining epic adventureHERCULES debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and DVD November 4, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.    The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD October 21.  Global superstar Dwayne Johnson […]

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All Aboard For SNOWPIERCER, Coming To Blu-ray This October!

One of my favorite films of the year (Review HERE) and destined to become a cult classic, Snowpiercer is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on October 21st.  This is the film set in a frozen world, where the earth’s population is contained entirely on board a train that circles the globe.  Directed by Bong Joon-Ho, the […]

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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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Step Onto ‘Snowpiercer’ And Hold On Tight (Movie Review)

I enjoy science fiction stories quite a bit.  Whether it ranges from plausible ideas regarding the future of our current society or to things a bit more abstract, I love the creativity on display.  This especially goes for sci-fi films, which allow a large number of filmmakers, actors, production designers, etc., to develop worlds, stories, […]

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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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Dwayne Johnson Stars As Hercules And Here’s The New Trailer

Honestly I was not going to post this, but it has been stuck in my mind all day.  The world did not need Kellan Lutz as Hercules, but putting The Rock in as Hercules has my attention.  I am a big fan of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and while I do not go out of […]

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Austin Comic Con 2013: ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Celebration

Live from Austin Comic Con this November, there will be a ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Celebration Event to include a BBC AMERICA Special Screening on November 23rd.  The highly-anticipated 50th Anniversary Special Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor will be shown at Austin Convention Center in conjunction with simulcast on BBC AMERICA and in over […]

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Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures (Blu-ray Review)

The man with the hat is back – and looking and sounding better than ever!  The world’s favorite globe-trotting archaeologist is, at long last, embarking on his greatest adventure – when The Complete Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection comes to Blu-ray Disc from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Media Distribution.  Exploding to instant acclaim, the film […]

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (Blu-ray Review)

John le Carré’s acclaimed spy novel has been re-adapted yet again, but now it comes to us in the form of a theatrical film starring the likes of Gary Oldman (Bram Stoker’s Dracula), John Hurt (Immortals), Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), Mark Strong (Rock N Rolla), Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), and Benedict Cumberbatch […]

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‘Melancholia’ on Blu-ray March 13th

One of the year’s best reviewed films, and headlined by a stellar ensemble of actors including Golden Globe® nominee Kirsten Dunst (All Good Things), Alexander Skarsgård (“True Blood”) Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist), Golden Globe winner Kiefer Sutherland (“24”), Stellan Skarsgård (Thor), and Academy Award nominee John Hurt (The Oxford Murders), visionary writer/director Lars Von Trier’s (Dancer […]

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Infiltrates Blu-ray This March

An all-star cast led by Oscar nominee Gary Oldman and Oscar winner Colin Firth captivates in the brilliant espionage thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy on Blu-ray this March.  The film is nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score.  The Blu-ray Combo Pack is available to own on March […]

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Methodical Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Thrills

Along with having one of my favorite titles to say out loud of the year (the other being Martha Marcy May Marlene), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy also boasts one of the best ensemble casts of the year.  It is very delightful to report that the cast is certainly not wasted either, as everyone in this […]

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‘Melancholia’ Is A Beautiful Portrait Of Depression And The End

Based on the peppy title I have given to this review, audiences should know they should be bracing themselves for doom; although I could be misleading you, were you not to look further.  Earlier in 2011, Terrence Malick arose from the depths of wherever he goes in the many years in between his films to […]

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‘Immortals’ Is Pretty Looking, Pretty Bloody, And Pretty Dumb

The beauty of director Tarsem Singh’s Greek Myth 3D action film, Immortals, is definitely the most interesting thing about it.  At this year’s San Diego Comic Con, Tarsem, known for his work in music videos as well as his two previous films, The Cell and The Fall, made a point of noting that story comes […]

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Human Planet (Blu-ray Review)

Human Planet is the first BBC/Discovery Channel co-production to focus solely on human behavior. From the makers of Planet Earth, Life, and Blue Planet, Human Planet focuses on humanities amazing, complex and profound relationship with nature.  It weaves together 80 stories, many never told before, to illuminate humanity’s uncanny ability to adapt and live in every corner of our diverse […]

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