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LA Film Festival 2018 – Twenty First Film Reviews

Head’s up – LA is in full film fest mode fans!  That’s right cinefiles, the prestigious and uber-diverse Los Angeles Film Festival 2018  taking place September 20-28 at various Arclight Cinemas and other movie houses around LA (hit up www.lafilmfestival.com for info!) is in full swing and there’s a little something for everybody.  (Retro screenings […]

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HOOK Soars Onto 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray October 9th!

Just in time for the holiday season, take a trip back to Never Never Land with the beloved and timeless classic HOOK, debuting on 4K Ultra HD™ and on Digital in 4K with HDR October 9 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Internationally-acclaimed director Steven Spielberg’s update on the legendary tale of Peter Pan features an iconic cast, including Dustin […]

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Sherlock Gnomes (Blu-ray Review)

Gnomeo & Juliet have been holding on, waiting and waiting and pining for the sequel to their beloved animated film for seven long years. In 2018, they all could breathe a huge, collective sigh of relief as Sherlock Gnomes finally came together and was released to theaters. Adding a brand new character to the mix, […]

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Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

In celebration of the 4K Ultra HD release Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, the latest adventure and series starter in the wizarding world lived in by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, Warner Bros is format jumping the original films in the series.  They’ll all get that higher resolution with High Dynamic Range applied to […]

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Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

In celebration of the 4K Ultra HD release Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, the latest adventure and series starter in the wizarding world lived in by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, Warner Bros is format jumping the original films in the series.  They’ll all get that higher resolution with High Dynamic Range applied to […]

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Blu-ray Review)

It is a rarity to get a sequel of this kind. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was a sleeper hit in 2012 and while I may not have been its biggest fan, I can admire a film that features a strong cast and an audience of whatever age rushing out to see it in droves, […]

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Downton Abbey Retrospective and Look Ahead to Season Four – Just Seen It

Leah, Liz, and Sean offer up a retrospective on the first three seasons and a look-ahead at season four. In this British mini-series, we join the Crawley family and their staff. In the years surrounding World War One, they witness the great changes to their family and the world. Join us for a retrospective and […]

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Blu-ray Review)

So it seems like this past summer had a lot of people heading to the art house theaters to see either Moonrise Kingdom or The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, if not both, which mostly resulted in major praise for either one.  I had never got around to seeing the latter and it was because I […]

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Visit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel On Blu-Ray This September

It has been a strange series of events that have led to me missing several chances to actually see this movie, while it was in theaters, but it looks like I will finally be able to have the chance to see Best Exotic Marigold Hotel this coming fall, when it arrives on Blu-ray.  Given the […]

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Sister Act / Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit 20th Anniversary Collection (Blu-ray Review)

Academy Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg stars as a sassy lounge singer forced to hide from the mob in the last place anyone would ever look for her – a convent.  In the side-splitting sequel, Whoopi is back for another hilarious adventure as Sister Mary Clarence spreads the gift of music and the power of laughter at […]

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‘Harry Potter’ 8: Live and Let Die

So finally, after a decade’s worth of film, we have now reached the end of the Harry Potter movie franchise (minus potential spin-offs or whatever).  This is a pretty major event as far as large film series go.  Never has a major motion picture series managed to maintain all of the key actors for every […]

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Gnomeo & Juliet 2D/3D (Blu-ray Review)

Walt Disney Studios has just released Gnomeo & Juliet on Blu-ray 3-D, Blu-ray 2D, DVD and digital download.  I was lucky enough to receive the 3-Disc Combo Pack which includes all of the options I just listed.  There is also a Two Disc Blu-ray Combo pack and One Disc DVD available. The dictionary defines cute […]

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Clash of the Titans (Blu-ray Review)

My first brush with Greek mythology happened early on in my life, during the summer of 1981, with the theatrical release of Clash of the Titans.  Although I was a mere 7 years of age, I remember the experience fondly and all the countless hours of enjoyment the movie’s action figures gave me as I […]

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