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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar “X-Men” Children (Movie Review)

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a “peculiar” name in its own right, don’t you think?  So here’s the deal.  There’s a guy I know in my work/personal life that has been talking about this film for over a year now.  He seems to be quite the movie connoisseur, but here’s the kicker.  He […]

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Blu-ray Review)

It is a rarity to get a sequel of this kind. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was a sleeper hit in 2012 and while I may not have been its biggest fan, I can admire a film that features a strong cast and an audience of whatever age rushing out to see it in droves, […]

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Philomena (Blu-ray Review)

I am sure The Weinstein company is proud to release Philomena on Blu-ray, now that it has scored tons of acclaim, including 4 Academy Award nominations (Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Original Score, and Best Adapted Screenplay).  The film had an unassuming way about it, which is what ultimately won me over, but it was […]

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The Search Has Ended, ‘PHILOMENA’ Arrives On Blu-ray This April

Here are a few words about the upcoming release of this multiple Oscar nominee:  Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company are proud to announce the home entertainment release of the critically acclaimed comedy/drama starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, PHILOMENA. Directed by Stephen Frears and co-written by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, PHILOMENA will […]

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Skyfall (Blu-ray Review)

James Bond returns in this 23rd entry in a series that is now celebrating its 50th anniversary.  The enduring character has gone through a lot, from secret volcano lairs, to undersea hideouts, to up into outer space.  Since Daniel Craig has taken on the role of Bond, the character has since become grounded in a […]

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James Bond’s Newest Adventure “Skyfall” Hits Blu-ray This February

The latest James Bond film, Skyfall, is arriving on Blu-ray this February and I am quite excited for it.  Currently ranking as one of the most successful Bond films of all time, both critically (Great reviews all over and 5 Oscar Nominations) and commercially (One Billion Dollars *holds pinky to lip, Dr. Evil style*), this […]

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Blu-ray Review)

So it seems like this past summer had a lot of people heading to the art house theaters to see either Moonrise Kingdom or The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, if not both, which mostly resulted in major praise for either one.  I had never got around to seeing the latter and it was because I […]

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007 Turns 50 in ‘Skyfall’ (Movie Review)

Please except my sincerest apologies for the delay in getting this online review out to you today.  You see, I had a completely different review that I’d already written in advance and it was going to serve as a lead in here, but I immediately discarded it after my press screening this past Wednesday evening.  […]

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‘Skyfall’ Is A Great Celebration Of Bond’s 50th Anniversary

James Bond returns in this 23rd entry in a series that is now celebrating its 50th anniversary.  The enduring character has gone through a lot, from secret volcano lairs, to undersea hideouts, to up into outer space.  Since Daniel Craig has taken on the role of Bond, the character has since become grounded in a […]

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Skyfall ‘Preview Review’ and James Bond Retrospective – Just Seen It

In anticipation of the new Bond thriller SKYFALL and a look back at 50 years of James Bond in the movies, Sean, Leah and David talk about SKYFALL and their favorite Bond Movies and the men who played the secret agent. Starring Leah Aldridge, Sean Wright and David Freedman Directed by Amy Taylor. Synopsis: James Bond is presumed […]

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Greg’s James Bond Rant – Just Seen It

With Skyfall rapidly approaching along with the 50th anniversary of James Bond in the movies, Greg gives us his take on the super agent. Oh – you’re not a super agent? OK. Starring Greg Karber. Directed by Sean Wright. WATCH US ON PBS SOCAL Saturdays at 6PM or pbssocal.org/justseenit

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Visit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel On Blu-Ray This September

It has been a strange series of events that have led to me missing several chances to actually see this movie, while it was in theaters, but it looks like I will finally be able to have the chance to see Best Exotic Marigold Hotel this coming fall, when it arrives on Blu-ray.  Given the […]

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Home on the Range (Blu-ray Review)

For the first time on Disney Blu-ray come join the fun as the resident animals of a dairy farm go bounty hunting for a notorious outlaw to save their home.  When a greedy outlaw schemes to take possession of “Patch Of Heaven” dairy farm, three determined cows, a karate-kicking stallion named Buck, and a colorful […]

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J. Edgar (Blu-ray Review)

Leonardo DiCaprio has returned to the big screen and now to the high definition screen with Clint Eastwood directing the biopic of one J. Edgar Hoover. J. Edgar aims to show us a side of one of the most controversial and powerful figures in U.S/World History. On board for the ride is Oscar winning screenwriter […]

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True To Life, ‘J. Edgar’ Can Be Feared, Admired, Reviled, And Revered

Biographies tend to run hot and cold for me.  Sometimes, like in the case of Gus Van Sant’s Milk, from back in 2008 (which screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, the screenwriter for J. Edgar, won an Oscar for), I can really get into the film, admire all the performances, the ways in which the film presents […]

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Playing Shakespeare (DVD Review)

How would you like some acting lessons from such dramatic heavyweights as Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Ben Kingsley, and David Suchet? As impossible as that may seem, that’s exactly what you get when you watch Playing Shakespeare since each of these performers are on hand to assist Royal Shakespeare Company’s Associate Director John […]

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Plain ‘Jane Eyre’ Has A New Good Looking Adaptation

Jane Eyre is the umpteenth adaptation of the famous English novel by Charlotte Bronte.  Strangely, this latest version features the most explosions and gratuitous sex scenes yet.  That is a lie; this version of the film is very focused on its visuals.  Along with some very good cinematography, the film moves along through visual plot […]

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‘Nine’ Brilliant To The Last

If 2010 proves to be a year scarred by a multitude of bad films (which I don’t think will be the case), I will always have the Broadway-based Nine to make my top ten list.  Starring Daniel Day Lewis as the overworked and oversexed film director Guido Contini, the man is surrounded by a barrage […]

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