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Queen Of Katwe (Blu-ray Review)

Glowingly reviewed by critics, but never finding an audience at the box office, Disney’s Queen of Katwe is making its way to Blu-ray.  Based on the vibrant true story of a young girl (Madina Nalwanga) from the streets of Uganda whose world changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a […]

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QUEEN OF KATWE Becomes The Queen Of Blu-ray January 31st!

Home audiences will cheer for Disney’s Queen of Katwe, which has earned widespread critical acclaim. Based on the vibrant true story of a young girl (Madina Nalwanga) from the streets of Uganda whose world changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her […]

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‘Queen Of Katwe’ Makes Plenty Of Right Moves (Movie Review)

There are a variety of reasons to praise the latest Disney sports flick, Queen of Katwe. Moving away from more traditional sports stories involving Football or Baseball, Disney opted to support Indian American director Mira Nair in making a film based on the true story of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi. The film is set […]

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The Jungle Book (Blu-ray Review)

Disney presents the live-action epic adventure The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2,” “Chef”) and produced by Favreau and Brigham Taylor (executive producer of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” “Tomorrowland”), “The Jungle Book” is a live-action epic adventure based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories, inspired by Disney’s […]

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THE JUNGLE BOOK Comes To Life On Blu-ray August 30th!

Disney presents the live-action epic adventure The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2,” “Chef”) and produced by Favreau and Brigham Taylor (executive producer of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” “Tomorrowland”), “The Jungle Book” is a live-action epic adventure based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories, inspired by Disney’s […]

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Trust In ‘The Jungle Book’ And Its Astonishing Visuals (Movie Review)

Seeing is truly believing when watching this live-action remake of The Jungle Book. Featuring one living actor on screen and a plethora of astonishing visuals created by Weta Digital surrounding him, there is plenty here to mesmerize a viewer as if they were staring into the eyes of Kaa. Further adding to the argument that […]

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray Review)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box office records upon its debut to become the cinematic event of a generation with over $926 million domestic and $2.05 billion worldwide. As announced this morning by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Iger at The Walt Disney Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders, the epic movie will […]

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A New & Familiar Adventure In A Galaxy Far Far Away…

I promised myself I wasn’t going to do this.  Since Austin did not screen Star Wars: The Force Awakens for us prior to its release like glorious Los Angeles did for all my friends out there I told myself no way was I going to write a movie review for free about a film entry […]

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12 Years A Slave (Blu-ray Review)

12 Years A Slave is a truly gripping story that most certainly serves as an unflinching look at a horrible period of a man’s life, within a time period where injustice against man may have been at its peak in America, but does so with a mood that seems to distinguish itself from other period […]

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What About ‘Non-Stop’ Though? (Movie Review)

It is fun to see how much credibility an actor with gravitas can bring to a really silly film.  Liam Neeson has returned to the action/thriller realm once again to star in an airplane-hijacking film, with twists and turns that go way too far in terms of being plausible.  It matters little though, as the […]

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Bring home 2014 Golden Globes Best Drama “12 Years A Slave” on Blu-ray This February

Come this March, the title of the post may need to be altered to “Best Picture Winner”, but regardless, one of the best and most important films of 2013 comes to Blu-ray on February 18th.  12 Years A Slave tells the true story of Solomon Northrup, a man kidnapped and forced into slavery in the […]

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‘12 Years A Slave,’ A Powerful Memoir Skillfully Brought To Life (Movie Review)

It can be a challenge to express why certain dramas work on a viewer more than others.  A film like 12 Years A Slave, which is based on the true life chronicle of man kidnapped and forced into slavery, could function on a level that dwells purely on misery and offers little beyond sadness for […]

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