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The Frustrating Glow Of ‘Wonder Wheel’ (Movie Review)

I’ve had a tough time processing Wonder Wheel. It has nothing to do with writer/director Woody Allen as a person or even the idea of analyzing multiple “awards season” movies at the same time. It has a lot more to do with the familiarity of Allen’s ideas matched to his choices as a visual filmmaker. […]

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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Four New Indie Titles

Only a few indie outings covered this week, but the months ahead promise to be fruitful for smaller films for sure.  But in the meantime tales of war woe, odd ghost stories, revenge plans and strong women with no affinity for the almighty all make up the subjects of the four flicks in this weeks edition of […]

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Vinyl: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray Review)

Vinyl, created by Golden Globe winner and Emmy® nominee Mick Jagger (Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown), Academy Award® winner and Emmy® winner Martin Scorsese (The Departed, Boardwalk Empire) and acclaimed author Rich Cohen and Academy Award® nominee and multiple Emmy® winner Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire), is set to make its Home Entertainment debut […]

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Black Mass (Blu-ray Review)

Keep your enemies close and don’t trust anyone when “Black Mass” arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. Three-time Oscar® nominee Johnny Depp (“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films) stars as notorious mobster James “Whitey” Bulger in the drama “Black Mass,” directed by Scott Cooper […]

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Far From The Madding Crowd (Blu-ray Review)

It was nice to revisit Far From The Madding Crowd, as it is one of my early favorites of the year. The film may seem like a traditional period drama, but it does well for the genre by working as a very watchable one. Thanks to strong performances, tight editing that appears to cut away […]

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Horns (Blu-ray Review)

From what I can tell, Horns is going to be like Jennifer’s Body.  It carries that same tone and vibe, but what I’m really getting at is the fact that you’re really going to love it or you’re going to absolutely hate it.  I really can’t see anyone stuck in the dead middle here.  However, […]

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Grow a Set of ‘Horns’ on Blu-ray This January

Here’s one that I have heard mixed things about, but the trailer makes it looks so wonderful that I kind of still want to give it that old college try if you know what I mean.  Of course I’m talking about the odd Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe, horror film Horns, which will be making its […]

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Drunk History: Seasons 1 & 2 (DVD Review)

Drunk History is the brain child of Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner.  Apparently inspired by drunk ramblings of New Girl star Jake Johnson during a night out.  It originally was produced and air on the comedy website Funny Or Die.  In 2013, the web show was brought to the television format on Comedy Central.  It […]

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Maleficent (Blu-ray Review)

Disney’s Maleficent was not only one of the biggest hits of summer, its one of the biggest movies of the the 2014 cinema-going year.  The film has grossed over $241 million just domestically and dominated worldwide taking in over $757 million.  Its another instance in helping prove that female-led and driven blockbusters should be more […]

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Welcome Back To The Cartoonishly Grim World Of ‘Sin City’ (Movie Review)

In 2005 I fell in love with Sin City.  While the worst thing that film may have given since us was the directional ambitions of the graphic novel’s creator Frank Miller (see don’t see: The Spirit), it had plenty else to offer.  Director Robert Rodriguez delivered an ambitious and visually stunning adaptation of a few books from the […]

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‘Maleficent’ Wishes To Soar, But Comes Up Lacking (Movie Review)

On the surface, placing audiences inside the head of one of the more memorable Disney villains of all time seems like a pretty interesting idea.  Add to that a casting choice that has rarely seemed any less perfect and you have a high concept Disney film with built in appeal from multiple standpoints.  I only […]

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Frank Miller’s ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ New 60 Second Trailer

I guess I’ll go on record by saying Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is probably one of my most anticipated flick’s of the year.  I don’t know whether it’s going to be good or bad, but what I have seen thus far has not disappointed me.  Quite the contrary!  All the footage I […]

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Mr. Nobody (Blu-ray Review)

Mr. Nobody tells the life story of Nemo Nobody, a 118-year-old man who is the last mortal on Earth after the human race has achieved quasi-immortality. On his deathbed, Nemo shares his life story with a reporter and reviews the choices he made along the way. Yet even with his last breath, a pivotal decision […]

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SNEAK PEEK OF DISNEY’S “MALEFICENT” FEATURES NEW LANA DEL REY SONG

There is a lot of anticipation building for Maleficent, the live-action take on the Sleeping Beauty story, told from the perspective of it’s infamous villain.  I have liked what I have seen so far and now there is a new trailer, with a nice addition that seems quite fitting for the vibe of the film.  Here’s […]

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‘Killer Joe’ Enjoys KFC And I Enjoyed This Dark And Twisted Movie

The Killer Joe poster describes the film as a “Totally twisted, deep-fried, Texas redneck, trailer park murder story.”  That is entirely correct.  Director William Friedkin reteams with playwright Tracy Letts (they previously made Bug together) for a wild and darkly comedic thriller that resembles something akin to a Coen Brothers film, except Killer Joe is […]

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Sundance Selects presents KABOOM!

From independent film maker Gregg Araki (The Doom Generation and Nowhere) comes his most ambitious film yet.  KABOOM! If that title isn’t catchy then I don’t know what is.  From just looking at the trailer, one would think it’s a comedy, which did have me laughing, but then switches gears and borders on being a […]

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