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Tag Archive for 'Kate Winslet'

The Vague Dramatic Expression That Is ‘Collateral Beauty’ (Movie Review)

It’s strange how Collateral Beauty is almost a novel idea for a film. Somehow packing a bunch of talented actors into a film set during the December holiday season that isn’t a comedy has become a rare commodity. The film is a straight drama that holds its sincerity close to its heart, even if that […]

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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Seven New Indie Titles

Since this week’s big budget remake might have some in a ho-hum movie mood, it felt right to insert a little indie help.  So taking titular inspiration off the upcoming weekend western rehash, I’ve braved a whopping seven different feature films – though not all are ‘magnificent’ – to help distract and dissect what else […]

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Divergent / Insurgent / Allegiant (Blu-ray Reviews)

Being a Divergent virgin, when I was recently asked about covering the Blu-ray release of the third film in the series Allegiant (out on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on July 12 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment) my immediate thought was to pass.  How could I review the third installment when […]

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Triple 9 (Blu-ray Review)

Get your Ski-Masks ready, cuz we’re goin’ on a heist! Triple 9 has a massive cast of stars and talent that are perfectly picked for these roles.  A group of ex-military dirty cops set out on one big final bank robbery before they go their separate ways off into the sunset.  But things take a […]

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TRIPLE 9 Arrives on Blu-ray May 31st

When a veteran cop and his rookie nephew discover a shocking conspiracy that leads dangerously close to home, they’ll stop at nothing to get to the truth in Triple 9, an action-packed tale of corruption and betrayal coming to Digital HD on May 17, 2016, and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on May 31, 2016, […]

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Steve Jobs (Blu-ray Review)

It is not at all rare to see a biopic focused on a tortured genius arrive in theaters during the later months of the year for awards consideration. This is why Steve Jobs easily succeeds, as the Danny Boyle-directed film follows an unconventional structure, setting it apart from the pack. As a result, Aaron Sorkin‘s […]

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See The Untold Story Of The Brilliant STEVE JOBS – Available On Blu-ray Feb. 16

An intimate and revealing portrait of one of the chief architects of the digital age, Steve Jobs is coming to Digital HD on February 2, 2016, and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on February 16, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. From Oscar®-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, Moneyball) and Oscar®-winning director […]

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Romance & Cigarettes (Blu-ray Review)

Original and audacious. Contemporary and classic. Director John Turturro’s (The Big Lebowski) Romance & Cigarettes is a romantic comedy, a musical drama and, above all, a showcase for an amazing cast of talented actors lead by James Gandolfini (TV’s The Sopranos), Susan Sarandon (Bull Durham), Kate Winslet (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind).  Paying homage […]

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A Little Chaos (Blu-ray Review)

Academy Award-winner Kate Winslet stars in this romantic drama as Sabine, a strong-willed and talented landscape designer, who is chosen to build one of the main gardens at the new palace at Versailles in the court of King Louis XIV (Alan Rickman). In her new position of power, she challenges gender and class barriers while […]

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Divergent And The Prisoner Of Dauntless (Movie Review)

Divergent is the first sci-fi/action/coming-of-age film adapted from a young adult novel to be released this year.  For those keeping track, we still have The Giver, The Maze Runner, and The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay – Part 1 to look forward to in 2014.  I say this because these types of films have formed their […]

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‘Labor Day’ Is Not Much Of A Holiday Movie (Movie Review)

It seemed pretty telling of the quality to me that a film by acclaimed director Jason Reitman would be practically swept under the rug, given its low profile release at the end of January, but I had a desire to see it anyway.  I have been a fan of Reitman’s previous films (including Juno, Up […]

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Gerard’s Top 10 Bad Ass Blu-rays of 2012

It’s that not-so-dreaded time of the year where I unleash my Top 10 Blu-rays of 2012. This year I thought I’d go against the grain the best that I could and just limit myself on picking Blu-rays that actually made a statement in terms of video, audio, and special features, instead of films that were […]

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Titanic (Blu-ray Review)

Boy, does time fly when you’re reviewing anything and everything in between. It’s only been 15 years since Titanic opened in theaters to critical and box-office acclaim cementing  the careers of a certain director (not that it hadn’t already been cemented in place, but carte blanche would be given for every project thereafter) and a […]

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‘Titanic’ debuts on 2D and 3D Blu-ray on September 10th (UPDATED)

The two billion-dollar box office phenomenon and winner of 11 Academy Awards®, TITANIC, makes its highly anticipated debut on Blu-ray 2D and 3D on September 14, 2012 from Paramount Home Media Distribution and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  Available in high definition for the first time ever, James Cameron’s timeless and unforgettable tour de force […]

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The King of the Format Dives Back Into The Deep End: ‘Titanic 3D’ Thoughts

Few filmmakers have been able to take a huge chunk of money, spend it on an epic adventure in filmmaking, riding through waves of bad publicity and production troubles, only to create a huge blockbuster success as a result.  James Cameron has done it twice.  Recently, he managed to shatter the record for biggest film […]

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It’s Not Spider-Man, But ‘Carnage’ Makes Its Way To Blu-ray

I honestly have never heard of this film, but LOL…I would be all over a Carnage Blu-ray (as it relates to the Spider-Man universe).  Okay.  The time to be serious has officially begun…NOW!  Alright, so digging into my inbox today I came across this latest press release from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  It says the […]

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Contagion (Blu-ray Review)

My son and I are both sick right now and it’s probably just a really bad cold, but as I watched the movie while coughing and sneezing, I realized that this probably isn’t the best time for me to watch a movie called Contagion.  I’m not usually a hypochondriac, but I’m open to suggestion when I’m […]

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Mildred Pierce (Blu-ray Review)

I’ve been on a real Todd Haynes trip as of late. It seems that I have always been a fan of his work even though I haven’t seen every single film that he has ever directed. Pretty weird, huh? A couple of months ago I reviewed a documentary that featured lots of well known and […]

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