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Silence (Blu-ray Review)

This past winter gave us the latest film from Martin Scorsese. Silence garnered strong reviews and made a number of top ten lists, but was not able to find much of an audience in theaters or score any major awards, beyond an Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography. That’s not necessarily unexpected, but I do expect […]

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Martin Scorsese’s ‘SILENCE’ is Broken on Blu-ray this March

Here’s one that gets better every time I think about it: Hailed by critics as “brilliant” (Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times), “powerful” (Brian Truitt, USA Today), “stunning” (Helen O Hara, GQ), and “gorgeous” (Stephanie Zacharek, Time), visionary director Martin Scorsese’s entrancing epic SILENCE makes its home entertainment debut on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand March […]

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‘Silence’ Probes The Depths Of Scorsese’s Religious Thoughts (Movie Review)

Martin Scorsese has never backed away from involving religion in his films. We’ve seen overt attempts to tackle his perception of certain topics like in The Last Temptation of Christ. There have also been instances where his characters are given extra dimensions based on their religion, like with Mean Streets. Silence is a strong push […]

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It’s An Emotional Time When ‘A Monster Calls’ (Movie Review)

Like many children’s stories, A Monster Calls is about death. Think about that. For all the joy that often comes from films intended for children or a family audience, death is a key ingredient. That’s not necessarily bad, as death is a part of life, but interesting. Obviously some of these stories place death further […]

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Forgotten Friday Flick – “Battleship”

This week sees the continuation of the guilt ridden purge of questionable cinematic outings by yours truly in an attempt to enlighten and embarrass equally – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick!  For those who are old school board game junkies like me, the guilty pleasure selection below won’t come as a complete shock.  (For the […]

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Aaron’s Most Anticipated Films Of 2016 (Based On What’s Scheduled)

This is always a tough list to put together. I see over a hundred movies a year and a lot of those films are ones I’ve been anticipating to some degree, while many others are smaller films that randomly arrive on the calendar months after the start of the year. I am aware there are […]

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Run All Night (Blu-ray Review)

Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon (Liam Neeseon), once known as The Gravedigger, has seen better days. Longtime best friend of mob boss Shawn Maguire (Ed Harris), Jimmy, now 55, is haunted by the sins of his past – as well as a dogged police detective (Vincent D’Onofrio) who’s been one step behind […]

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TAK3N – Taken 3 (Blu-ray Review)

Here we are again for a third go around, but this time out the hunter becomes the hunted when Liam Neeson returns as former CIA operative Bryan Mills, who this time finds himself framed for the brutal murder of his ex-wife (Famke Janssen) in TAK3N or a.k.a. Taken 3. Consumed with rage, and pursued by a […]

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‘Run All Night’ on Blu-ray & DVD June 16th

No sin goes unpunished when “Run All Night” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on June16 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (“Non-Stop”), “Run All Night” is an action thriller about Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon (Liam Neeson) who does whatever he has to do to protect his […]

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Now With More Action: TAKEN 3 Unrated Cut Arrives On Blu-ray April 21!

The hunter becomes the hunted when Liam Neeson returns as former CIA operative Bryan Mills, who finds himself framed for the brutal murder of his ex-wife (Famke Janssen). Consumed with rage, and pursued by a savvy police inspector (Forest Whitaker), Mills must rely on his “particular set of skills” one last time to find the […]

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Vampire’s Kiss / High Spirits – Double Feature (Blu-ray Review)

Before the new year hit, Scream Factory said that 2015 was going to see an increase in the Double Feature titles compared to years prior.  As a fan of their Double Feature titles (And a lot of Shout! Factory’s 4-Movie Marathon series), I got pretty excited.  And they really weren’t stretching the truth, as they’ve […]

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A Walk Among The Tombstones (Blu-ray Review)

Liam Neeson stars in A Walk Among the Tombstones, an action-thriller based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels. Neeson plays Matt Scudder, an ex-cop turned unlicensed private investigator who reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens, TV’s Downton Abbey) hunt down the men who brutally murdered his wife. When the PI […]

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Look Who’s ‘Taken’ Now (Movie Review)

My favorite scene in A Walk Among the Tombstones, the previous Liam Neeson thriller that found the 62-year-old actor facing up against a number of deadly foes, involved Neeson’s character talking a knife-wielding man out of fighting, because they both knew how it would end.  It showed how much of an intimidating force Neeson can […]

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Take ‘A Walk Among The Tombstones’ on Blu-ray & DVD January 13th

Liam Neeson stars in A Walk Among the Tombstones, an action-thriller based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels. Neeson plays Matt Scudder, an ex-cop turned unlicensed private investigator who reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens, TV’s Downton Abbey) hunt down the men who brutally murdered his wife. When the PI […]

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Third Person (Blu-ray Review)

Third Person is the latest film from Paul Haggis, director of the on the nose Academy Award winner for Best Picture; Crash.  The film was a entrant in the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival where it wasn’t met with the greatest of buzz or accolades.  Despite boasting a rather impressive compilation of noteworthy stars and […]

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Hard Boiled Neeson Takes ‘A Walk Among The Tombstones’ (Movie Review)

A Walk Among the Tombstones is a nice change of pace as far Liam Neeson’s career as a B-movie action star goes.  While the film may be sold as another chance to see Neeson use a particular set of skills to beat up some bad guys, it is really more of a detective story that […]

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‘A Walk Among The Tombstones’ Mostly Thrills (Movie Review)

A Walk Among The Tombstones movie trailer could initially fool someone into thinking they should be expecting Taken 3.  The trailer for A Walk Among The Tombstones shares some of the similar DNA to Taken with the same leading man, Liam Neeson, as well as familiar plot devices such as a tape recorder.  However, the cover of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole […]

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Two Epic Films from Legendary Filmmaker Ridley Scott Arrive as Collector’s Edition Blu-rays This October

Two of Ridley Scott’s best films are coming to Blu-ray in all new collector’s editions.  One is more obvious and that is Alien, Scott’s landmark sci-fi/horror feature, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary.  The other is Kingdom of Heaven, celebrating its 10th anniversary as Scott’s most underrated feature (granted the Director’s cut version is where it’s at). […]

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