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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Three New Indie Titles (And One Short!)

Only a few lesser known flicks dissected this week (LA Film Fest is underway – can you say cinematically swamped!) to counter all things big budget.  (Though for those who want to get their indie on check out previously mentioned fest!)  Docs on movie music, shark infested fright fests, POV action flicks and a special […]

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Cage Goes In The Water, Shark’s In The Water, Cage Falls ‘47 Meters Down’ (Movie Review)

The level or ridiculousness involved in killer shark movies in a post-Jaws world must be somewhat close to the level of ridiculousness with regular people who actually put themselves in situations where they are very close to sharks. Accepting the premise of a killer shark movie generally means looking past weak characterization and logic gaps, […]

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Saved! (Blu-ray Review)

A group of talented young actors including Jena Malone (Sucker Punch, deleted scenes of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice), Mandy Moore (A Walk to Remember) and Macaulay Culkin (The Good Son) headline the darkly comic Saved!  Directed by Brian Dannelly (Struck by Lightning) from a screenplay by Dannelly and Michael Urban, Saved! features Patrick Fugit (Almost […]

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In The Deep – on DVD, Digital HD August 2nd

The terrifying underwater thriller In The Deep swims into town on DVD August 2 from Dimension Films and Anchor Bay Entertainment and on Digital HD and On Demand from Starz Digital. Directed by Johannes Roberts (The Other Side of The Door), In The Deep stars Mandy Moore (“This Is Us,” A Walk To Remember), Claire […]

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Romance & Cigarettes (Blu-ray Review)

Original and audacious. Contemporary and classic. Director John Turturro’s (The Big Lebowski) Romance & Cigarettes is a romantic comedy, a musical drama and, above all, a showcase for an amazing cast of talented actors lead by James Gandolfini (TV’s The Sopranos), Susan Sarandon (Bull Durham), Kate Winslet (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind).  Paying homage […]

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Disney Delivers Wows with ‘Tron: Uprising’

Though there are only 2 films to its credit, the successful Tron franchise is frequently mentioned when it comes to landmark special effects. The original film from 1982 set a visual standard back then and that high quality was maintined when Tron: Legacy entered the digital fray in 2010. The series now continues with that same […]

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Tangled 2D/3D (Blu-ray Review)

Tangled marks Walt Disney’s 50th animated feature film and it’s a fitting choice since it seems to bridge the company’s legendary legacy of traditional animation with the new focus on computer animation.  Although the film is entirely CGI, Disney has perfected it so well that it’s taken what worked traditionally and integrated it into computer […]

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I Was ‘Tangled’ in Disney’s Charming Film

How about a big, broad statement to start?  Anyone who is a fan of films like Aladdin or The Little Mermaid, for example, should be very pleased with Tangled.  In what is, for now, the last Disney animated princess movie, people are in for a film that looks great, is quite funny, tells a familiar […]

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