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I, Brandon’s Top 10 Films Of 2017!

No matter what the final box office tally winds up being, that doesn’t matter in terms of the quality of films that 2017 delivered.  While for a long time it seemed like it only had one true Best Picture frontrunner, that’s a whole different bag because there are a lot of awesome films we know […]

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Aaron’s Exceptional Top Ten Films of 2017

We have reached another end of a year in film, and I’m happy to look back on what I saw. I had quite a bit of fun putting together this final list of movies, as there were strong contenders for the top ten, but plenty I still wanted to acknowledge as well. Having watched over […]

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Detroit (Blu-ray Review)

After failing to make a more significant impact this past summer, Detroit is now available on Blu-ray. Working as a war film, a hostage thriller, a horror film and a searing commentary all rolled into one, director Kathryn Bigelow isn’t here to hold hands and make false assurances. Detroit is an angry film that once […]

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One of the Most Riveting Films of the Year – DETROIT Arrives on Blu-ray This December

DETROIT is a film I had plenty of praise for, despite the issues others found and it’s eventual failure at the box office. From Kathryn Bigelow, the award-winning director of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, comes the gripping story of one of the most terrifying secrets in American history. John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) […]

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Aaron’s Top Ten Films of Summer 2017 & More

Looking back through 2017’s Summer movie season, it is hard not to see it as a success. There’s plenty of talk of how box office totals were down, but absent a major August release that took over the charts (think Guardians of the Galaxy or Suicide Squad) and a couple of whiffs from franchises people […]

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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Seven New Indie Titles

Back from vacation and ready to do movie battle with a multitude of indie outings, it’s time to dissect some smaller film fare for you fans.  Taking on seven cinematic hopefuls this week with a wide range of genres and effectiveness.  (According to yours truly anyway!)  Romances during war time, horror houses with many sinister […]

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Anger And Horror Abound In The Powerful ‘Detroit’ (Movie Review)

In a summer that’s already thrown us into war and pulled us out feeling optimistic enough with Dunkirk, Detroit has now come along to fuel a different, more complicated fire. Working as a war film, a hostage thriller, a horror film and a searing commentary all rolled into one, director Kathryn Bigelow isn’t here to […]

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Interview: Character Actor James Le Gros Talks “The People Garden”, “Phantasm II” And A Career Working With Greats

In terms of sheer amount of quality character work in unforgettable films directed by some of the most notable names in the business, actor James Le Gros more than fits the bill.  A skilled thespian who began his career early on with the likes of Kathryn Bigelow (go Near Dark!), Gus Van Sant (Drugstore Cowboy […]

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Zero Dark Thirty Movie Review – Just Seen It

Liz, Sean and Salim review this movie based on the hunt for Osama Bin-Laden and directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Starring Sean Wright, Liz Manashil and Salim Lemelle. Directed by Amy Taylor. Synopsis: Since the tragedy of 911, the US government has been tracking its mastermind, Osama Bin Laden. But after a decade of searching, a CIA operative […]

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Aaron’s Top 10 Films of 2012 And Other Odds & Ends

Now it is time to dig into the list of what I consider to be my favorite films of 2012.  I have to say that this was not the easiest list to put together.  Theatrically, I have seen 120+ films this year, so there were a lot of films to give praise to and consider […]

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‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Is A Thrilling Work Of Journalism Come To Life (Movie Review)

Sorry to reiterate the title, but Zero Dark Thirty is in fact a thrilling work of journalism come to life.  This is not a film that relies on sensational action sequences to depict the hunt for Osama bin Laden, nor is it a film that eventually finds the wonderful Jessica Chastain eventually strapping on night […]

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The 82nd Oscars in Review

Roger Ebert recently said that he couldn’t think of an easier year to predict the Academy Award winners.  Sure enough, most of the pre-show claims out there turned out to be accurate with Iraq war drama The Hurt Locker taking the most heralded prize of the evening for Best Picture.  Other notables include Jeff Bridges […]

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The Hurt Locker (Blu-ray Review)

Over time, there have been several upon several World War II and Vietnam films; some good, some not so good.  As the war on two fronts in the Middle East continues, we have seen a scattering of films here and there highlighting these new conflicts.  As time goes on, we will likely see more.  One […]

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It’s Getting Near Dark on Blu-ray

Ah…just what the doctor ordered.  Another teenage vampire movie!  But not just any teenage vampire movie.  Oh no!  It’s a film that Time Magazine has hailed as “the all-time teenage vampire love story.”  What film am I talking about?  Well, none other than Lionsgate’s Near Dark which is set to make it’s Blu-ray debut on […]

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