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Tag Archive for 'Maggie Gyllenhaal'

Donnie Darko Limited Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?  Fifteen years before Stranger Things combined science-fiction, Spielberg-ian touches and 80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Richard Kelly set the template – and the high-water mark – with his debut feature, Donnie Darko.  Initially beset with distribution problems, it would slowly find its audience and emerge as arguably the first cult […]

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There’s An Offbeat Comedy In The Head Of ‘Frank’ (Movie Review)

A film like Frank is not for everyone, but who cares?  I had a lot of fun with this offbeat comedy that keeps the head of its main character inside a large papier-mâché head.  The film is a comedy, a road movie of sorts, and a look at experimental/indie music culture.  It is also very […]

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White House Down Raises The Roof On Blu-ray This November

It was unfortunate that White House Down did not connect with a bigger audience this past summer.  While by no means perfect, it was easily everything one could ask for in a good time at the movies, during the summer movie season.  It is filled with action, has a great cast, and a lot of […]

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My Mom’s Birthday Present – The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition

Happy Birthday mom!  The long awaited The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition hits Blu-ray on your birthday!!!  What more can you ask for?  All your prayers have been answered.  And while I might be bittersweet that extended or re-cut editions of the film won’t be materializing, it is very nice to finally see word of […]

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Roland Emmerich Brings The ‘White House Down’ (Movie Review)

So far we have had three ‘Die Hard’ movies and I have been entertained by two of them; neither of which starred Bruce Willis.  White House Down is the second film this year, following Olympus Has Fallen, to feature the White House being held hostage by terrorists.  While the films are somewhat different in what […]

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Won’t Back Down Movie Review – Just Seen It

Teresa, Leah and Sean have some differing opinions on their review of this inner city drama about school reform. Starring Teresa Lo, Sean Wright and Leah Aldridge. Directed by Amy Taylor. Synopsis: Jamie is a single mother who works two jobs. Nona is a teacher who has lost her drive to inspire students. Fed up with the neglect […]

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Donnie Darko 10th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Review)

It’s time for another edition of Donnie Darko for home media consumption.  There has been a previous couple DVD releases, followed by a Blu-ray release back in 2009.  Now we have the four-disc set, dubbed the “10th Anniversary Edition”, which features the same Blu-ray set, but also includes the original DVD, as well as a […]

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