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Very Strong With The Force ‘The Last Jedi’ Is (Movie Review)

Hype for a film is never higher than when it comes to Star Wars. Forty years with this franchise and the world still has an intensive care for what is going to happen next in a galaxy focused on hokey religions and ancient weapons. Writer/director Rian Johnson is fully aware of this and still decided […]

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Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series (Blu-ray Review)

Twin Peaks was a true cult sensation. The short lived show is probably the biggest such television program since the original Star Trek. It only had life for 2 seasons and almost 30 episodes. Fandom never died on the show, it delivered a film prequel by Lynch himself and was one of the few televisions […]

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Its Time For The STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Trailer To Begin!

Ah, you sat yourself through a half of a Monday Night Football game that you could’ve cared less about, but were ultimately rewarded when Lucasfilm dropped our first full on trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Rian Johnson’s follow-up to JJ Abrams’ insanely successful The Force Awakens will continue the saga of Rey, Finn, […]

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Haneke, Hitchcock & More Coming to The Criterion Collection in September 2017

In September, Murray Lerner’s Festival will join the Criterion Collection in time for its fortieth anniversary. The era-defining documentary caught the crest of a musical movement at the Newport Folk Festival from 1963 to 1966 and includes performances by giants like Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, and the Staples Singers; the Criterion release’s special features will showcase rare additional footage from the festivals. […]

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Forgotten Friday Flick – “Teachers”

Feeling strangely movie academic this week leads us to a past picture selection that helps both educate and entertain…welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick!  Today we’re hitting the books and heading to class for a cinematic story about the ups, downs and student clowns that make up one ruckus high school.  It’s a dramatic yet comically […]

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The Founder (Blu-ray Review)

Food, folks and now a film. I’m lovin’ it. Okay, I’ll stop with the silly McDonald’s puns. Like the fast food empire it became, everyone pretty much knows the name Ray Kroc when you hear it. You know him just like you know Colonel Sanders in association with KFC. He’s someone studied in the history, […]

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STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Trailer Is Here!

Today, at the Star Wars Celebration convention in Orlando, a moment we’ve all be very eagerly awaiting has arrived!  Our first look at the follow up The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi! This is our first glimpse at the continued adventures of Rey, Finn and Poe as well as everyone’s favorite reckless Knight […]

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‘The Founder’ Has A Well Done Screenplay Served With Undercooked Direction (Movie Review)

The story behind McDonald’s is almost as fascinating as the world’s obsession with the McRib. The Founder is a straightforward attempt to tell that story (of the history, not the pork sandwich), with a focus on Ray Kroc, the man who turned McDonald’s into what it would come be today, for better or worse. Given […]

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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Eight New Indie Titles

Though my eyes are cinematically bloodshot film fans (in a good way of course!), I’m nevertheless determined to give the WhySoBlu.com readers their movie money’s worth.  So once again I’m taking on a gigantic eight new indie flicks this week alone that range from distressing docs to somber features to even a teen tale that […]

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99 Homes (Best Buy Exclusive) ( Blu-ray Review)

In  this timely thriller, when single father Dennis Nash (Golden Globe nominee Andrew Garfield) is evicted from his home, his only chance to win it back is to go to work for Rick Garver (academy Award nominee Michael Shannon), the charismatic and ruthless businessman who evicted him in the first place. It’s a deal-with-the-devil that […]

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I Got ’99 Homes’ (and a Mansion Ain’t One) – on Blu-ray & DVD February 9th

The critically-acclaimed, award-winning 99 HOMES, starring 2016 Golden Globe® nominee for Best Supporting Actor Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, Man of Steel, The Iceman), Andrew Garfield (The Social Network, The Amazing Spider-Man franchise) and Laura Dern (Wild, The Fault in Our Stars), takes up residence on Blu-ray™, DVD, VOD and Digital HD on February 9, 2016. Directed by Ramin […]

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Wild (Blu-ray Review)

I find there to be a comfortable understanding in films about characters that go on journeys to find themselves.  Regardless of the reason and whether or not the story is based on a real person, I can expect to see a certain kind of arc play out.  We will learn what we need to learn […]

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Embark on a journey with Academy Award®-Winner Reese Witherspoon in Wild-on Blu-ray/DVD March 31

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Fox Searchlight Pictures invite audiences to embark on a remarkable journey of self-discovery, with ACADEMY AWARD®-Winner* Reese Witherspoon, as WILD finds its way home on Digital HD™ March 17th and Blu-ray™ and DVD March 31st. Based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed and featuring OSCAR®-Nominated performances by Witherspoon […]

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Watch Reese Go ‘Wild’ (Movie Review)

I find there to be a comfortable understanding in films about characters that go on journeys to find themselves.  Regardless of the reason and whether or not the story is based on a real person, I can expect to see a certain kind of arc play out.  We will learn what we need to learn […]

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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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The Shining Stars Highlight ‘Fault’ (Movie Review)

Actors can make all the difference in films that only have so much going for them, based on either the screenplay or the way a film handles convention in general. The Fault In Our Stars is a film that deals with two young adults with cancer, who happen to fall in love with each other. […]

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Jurassic Park 3D (Movie Review)

I was sitting with a pretty, young lady some 21 years ago,  waiting to watch Indecent Proposal, when a preview came on for Jurassic Park.  I can still see the raptor’s eye peering into the kitchen window just before it fogged from the dinosaurs breath.  My date grabbed my arm tight and said, “we are definitely coming […]

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The Master (Blu-ray Review)

Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film, The Master, finds Joaquin Phoenix’s character being absorbed into the world of a charismatic intellectual played by Philip Seymour Hoffman.  The result is a film that is ambitious, greatly acted (Phoenix, Hoffman, and Amy Adams have all found themselves Oscar nominated for their roles), expertly filmed, but also challenging to […]

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