I’m a big fan of the spy/espionage subgenre of dramas, thrillers and action films. Whether it be James Bond, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, Jason Bourne or Bridge of Spies, I’m down for some those deceitful antics. While 2015 was the year of the spy film (Or return, there were a lot), […]
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Hailed as “gripping, powerful, and epic ” (Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”) Academy Award®-winning* director Robert Zemeckis’ (Forrest Gump, Cast Away) seductive thriller ALLIED makes its home entertainment debut on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand February 28, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD February […]
A colleague of mind constantly claims how studios should have at least been able to accidentally make a great video game movie at this point. Assassin’s Creed is unfortunately not the accident we’ve been waiting for. In those terms, sure there have been films of this ilk that have found success (the Resident Evil films), […]
It seems as if there is something to praise for making the kind of movie that suggests the phrase, “They don’t make ‘em like this anymore.” Allied seems to be gunning for that reaction. The Robert Zemeckis-directed suspense drama is the sort of old-fashioned war/romance story that assumes you can enjoy it based on the […]
There have been more than ten film adaptations of Macbeth and all sorts of media that has taken on the story (or parts of it) in a new way. This version from director Justin Kurzel has a lot of good things, but other factors that take away from a film I really wanted to like. […]
The critically acclaimed interpretation of one of literature’s most famous and compelling characters Macbeth, directed by Justin Kurzel (TheSnowtown Murders, The Turning, upcoming Assassin’s Creed), and starring Academy Award® nominee Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave, X-Men franchise) and Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose, The Dark Knight Rises, Contagion, Inception), arrives March […]
Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company are proud to announce the home entertainment release of the visually stunning film, THE IMMIGRANT.Hailed by theA.V. Club’s Ignatiy Vishnevetsky as “an American masterpiece,” audiences can own the film on DVD and Blu-Ray™ April 7, 2015. Following its world premiere at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival where it […]
Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company are proud to announce the home entertainment release of the visually stunning film, THE IMMIGRANT.Hailed by the A.V. Club’s Ignatiy Vishnevetsky as “an American masterpiece,” audiences can own the film on DVD and Blu-Ray™ April 7, 2015. . . .
Guilame Canet’s Blood Ties is an American-language remake of the 2008 French film Les liens du sang. The film went to Cannes and really didn’t make much noise. It wasn’t a part of the film competition but received screen in the “Out Of Competition” category. And I can tell you it was just a surprise to […]
Clive Owen and Billy Crudup star in the gritty crime drama, Blood Ties, arriving on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) and Digital HD June 24 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. . . . .
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 […]
In a year that has given us the French comedy hit, The Intouchables (which I kind of liked) and David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook (which I liked a lot), we have also been given the French/Belgian drama Rust and Bone, which is a fitting sum of each of those films’ parts. It is certainly […]
Back in 2000, director Christopher Nolan was just starting to build acclaim with his second feature film, Memento. Twelve years later, he has now directed his third film in an ambitious Batman franchise, which happens to also be one of the most anticipated films of all time. The Dark Knight is admittedly a tough act […]
When Christopher Nolan rebooted the Batman franchise with Batman Begins, I was ecstatic to see the Batman I had always imagined from the comic books come to life. Then came The Dark Knight which in my book was utter perfection in every way possible. At now sadly, we’ve come to the end of this amazing […]
You can ask anyone that knows me…go ahead…that very little in this life brings me more joy than my anticipation of the dramatic conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight franchise. That’s right. If you are reading this, then somehow I survived and made it through unscathed because the only thing I have had consistently cared […]
My son and I are both sick right now and it’s probably just a really bad cold, but as I watched the movie while coughing and sneezing, I realized that this probably isn’t the best time for me to watch a movie called Contagion. I’m not usually a hypochondriac, but I’m open to suggestion when I’m […]
With Contagion, acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh moves away from his more obscure arthouse fair and back into more mainstream film territory. The result is a procedural-style thriller geared towards adults and it is plenty effective in having the surrounding audience be weary of anyone who coughs near them after having seen the film. Using a […]
I left the theater after seeing Contagion with many thoughts on my mind. They ranged from global epidemics and government cover-ups to animal cruelty and issues of morality. Contagion opened your eyes to all the questions regarding the BIG IF. What IF this really happened to us? I’m referring to a widespread, global virus epidemic, […]