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‘Patriots Day’ Skillfully Portrays A Successful Manhunt (Movie Review)

If Deepwater Horizon was a solid warm up for director Peter Berg earlier this year, then Patriots Day is the hit he was going for. Working to portray an intense, real life situation without exploiting it, Berg carefully balances tragedy with heroics spread through a variety of characters simply doing their job. Minus some final […]

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X-Men: First Class (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

I have to admit, even with the ridiculous latest entry in the family, X-Men: Apocalypse, I’m ecstatic to be tackling X-Men: First Class here.  Ask me why.  I dare you!  Well, since you asked, I suppose the only nice thing to do would be to divulge.  I’m “ultra” excited for this one simply because ever since they […]

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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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BLACK MASS, Starring Johnny Depp, On Blu-ray February 16

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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Cop Car (Blu-ray Review)

A corrupt small-town sheriff is on the hunt for two runaway kids who took his car on a joy ride in Cop Car, an unnervingly funny thriller now available on Digital HD and On Demand, and debuting on Blu-ray and DVD on September 29, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.  Starring Golden Globe-winner Kevin Bacon (Footloose, Mystic River) and directed […]

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Johnny Depp “Steals” The Show In ‘Black Mass’ (Movie Review)

The following is public knowledge.  James Joseph “Whitey” Bulger, Jr., born on September 3, 1929, is a convicted murderer and a former organized crime boss of the Boston Irish mob crew known as the Winter Hill Gang.  US prosecutors indicted Bulger for 19 murders based on grand jury testimony.  Word is he was once an informant for the FBI too.  Bulger fled Boston and […]

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Take A Ride In A ‘Cop Car’ on Blu-ray This September

I’m really interested in checking out this new Universal Blu-ray release.  So let me set things up for you.  A corrupt small-town sheriff is on the hunt for two runaway kids who took his car on a joy ride in Cop Car, an unnervingly funny thriller now available on Digital HD and On Demand, and debuting on Blu-ray and […]

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Criminal Law (Blu-ray Review)

Criminal Law stars Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight trilogy, Air Force One, True Romance) and Kevin Bacon (TV’s The Following, Footloose, Friday The 13th, X-Men: First Class).  The film co-stars Tess Harper (Tender Mercies), Karen Young (9 1/2 Weeks) and Joe Don Baker (Walking Tall) in a film directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, GoldenEye) from a screenplay written […]

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New York Comic Con: Day 4 Social Wrap Up

New York Comic Con 2014 certainly went out with a bang, as Day 4 brought more surprises and gossip-filled panels for all the fans in attendance on Sunday.  Once again it was the television panels that generated the most interest, with new Batman-origins show Gotham taking the top spot.  The cast and crew were on-hand to […]

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Brandon’s Bodacious TOP 10 Blu-rays Of 2013!

It’s my turn!  No need for a preamble as to what goes into the generalities of crafting these Top 10 lists as the gents before me all did a fine job of explaining.  2012 provided what seemed like all the remaining “Must Have” box sets, leaving 2013 seeming kind of empty handed on the surface.  […]

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Friday The 13th – The Complete Collection (Blu-ray Review)

For the first time ever, every single film of the Friday the 13th series is available together in a set.  Warner Bros has released an impressive 10 disc set spanning twelve films.  Where they could have just pumped these films out cheaply and easy, they’ve actually taken some care.  Not only is every film fully […]

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FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION Finally Slashes It’s Way to Blu – Friday, September 13th!

The wait is finally over!  All of Jason Voorhees machete wielding adventures will finally be gracing blu-ray players on Friday, September 13th.  Both of Jason’s slasher icon colleagues, Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers, have already had their full oeuvre on blu-ray for a while now, so it’s high time Jason finally got his.  Thanks to […]

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FOX’s The Following and The CW’s The Carrie Diaries TV Reviews – Just Seen It

Brenna, Salim and Guest Reviewer Kevin Taft review the mid-season TV Pilots of FOX’s new crime drama – The Following and the ‘prequel’ to Sex in the City – The CW’s The Carrie Diaries. Starring Brenna Smith, Salim Lemelle and Kevin Taft. Directed by Jude Perrin. Synopsis: In The Following, a brilliant and charismatic, yet […]

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Friday the 13th: The Ultimate Collection (DVD Review)

In the horror genre, upstart sub-genres may come and go—you’ve got “torture-porn”, “zombies”, “vampires”, “werewolves”, “Olsen Twins Musicals”, and many more—but the “slasher” sub-genre will always reign supreme.  Indeed, when one thinks of “horror”, one generally thinks of characters like Freddy Krueger, Jason Vorhees, Leatherface, and Michael Meyers (the stabby one, not the Shrek one).  […]

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X-Men: First Class (Blu-ray Review)

X-Men: First Class is the official first chapter in the X-Men film universe.  One could even say that the film is a reboot of sorts, but that may or may not be stretching it a bit.  A very cool cast has been assembled to take on the roles of earlier character versions in this latest […]

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See A Bunch of Stars Fall In ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’

With several weeks’ worth of action films out of the way, it is now time to step back into the realm of romantic entanglements involving a lot of attractive people dealing with the complications of maintaining relationships.  Crazy, Stupid, Love benefits from having a lot of very good actors dealing with mostly solid material, while […]

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‘X-Men: First Class’ on Blu-ray September 9th

Before they were superheroes, the fate of humanity depended on an extraordinary group of youngsters who went on to become X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. Based on the international bestselling Marvel Comics franchise, this box office hit bursts onto Blu-ray and DVD Friday, September 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. For the first time ever, “X-Men” […]

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Get Your Groove On With ‘Footloose’ on Blu-ray, September 27th

Filled with electrifying dancing, memorable music and timeless spirit, the contagious celebration of youth FOOTLOOSE arrives on Blu-ray for the first time ever and in a new Deluxe Edition DVD, both featuring more than 30 minutes of all-new special features, on September 27, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment. In this beloved fable about teen exuberance […]

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