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Tag Archive for 'Mark Strong'

Blood Arrives on Blu-ray September 10!

Blood tells the story of the Fairburn brothers (Paul Bettany and Stephen Graham),  detectives who will do whatever it takes to catch the killer of a shocking murder in a small town, while trying to live-up to the reputation of their tough-as-nails ex-police chief father (Brian Cox).  But when a suspect’s interrogation spins violently out of control, the brothers must deal […]

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Join the Hunt on Blu-ray This March: Zero Dark Thirty

You want to be part of the greatest manhunt known to man, don’t you?  Sure you do, silly!  From the Academy Award-Winning Writer and Director of The Hurt Locker, the greatest manhunt in history, Zero Dark Thirty, comes home to the Blu-ray format on March 19th.  The film has been nominated for five Academy Awards […]

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‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Thrills & Satisfies The Hype (Movie Review)

I kind of feel sorry for my fellow reviewers here because for weeks now they had to hear me complain left and right about Zero Dark Thirty not being theatrically released within the calendar year of 2012 in the greatest city in the world, Cleveland, Ohio.  So therefore, just about every critic in Los Angeles […]

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‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Is A Thrilling Work Of Journalism Come To Life (Movie Review)

Sorry to reiterate the title, but Zero Dark Thirty is in fact a thrilling work of journalism come to life.  This is not a film that relies on sensational action sequences to depict the hunt for Osama bin Laden, nor is it a film that eventually finds the wonderful Jessica Chastain eventually strapping on night […]

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (Blu-ray Review)

John le Carré’s acclaimed spy novel has been re-adapted yet again, but now it comes to us in the form of a theatrical film starring the likes of Gary Oldman (Bram Stoker’s Dracula), John Hurt (Immortals), Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), Mark Strong (Rock N Rolla), Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), and Benedict Cumberbatch […]

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‘John Carter’ – Get Your Ass To Mars

Well I had fun with this space jam.  It must be tough for guys like James Cameron, George Lucas, or in this case – director Andrew Stanton, who work years on end to deliver a passion project of theirs, but have so much negative thought put into whether it will succeed or not based on […]

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Infiltrates Blu-ray This March

An all-star cast led by Oscar nominee Gary Oldman and Oscar winner Colin Firth captivates in the brilliant espionage thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy on Blu-ray this March.  The film is nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score.  The Blu-ray Combo Pack is available to own on March […]

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Methodical Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Thrills

Along with having one of my favorite titles to say out loud of the year (the other being Martha Marcy May Marlene), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy also boasts one of the best ensemble casts of the year.  It is very delightful to report that the cast is certainly not wasted either, as everyone in this […]

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Green Lantern (Blu-ray Review)

And now it’s time to review a Blu-ray title that I know everyone out there is probably jealous and envious of me for.   Eat your hearts out because today we’re tackling a motion picture that took the box office by storm earlier this year.   No one could have ever predicted that this little superhero flick […]

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A Little Brightest Day, A Little Blackest Night, ‘Green Lantern’ Doesn’t Quite Get It Right

It is sad when a movie, capable of being better than its actual results, goes down the inevitable path of disappointment.  Initial footage of Green Lantern was met with lukewarm reactions.  The completely computer generated costume never seemed to click with the masses.  Only the power of Ryan Reynolds’ charisma and the intrigue that stems […]

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Green Lantern Flickers Between Boredom & Excitement

I remember last year sitting outside the 6,000-seat capacity Hall H at the San Diego Convention Center. It was a cool, gray-skyed morning as the line of pedestrian traffic snaked around the dewy grass.  We all shared a common eagerness to experience the discussion panel of the Green Lantern. The almost-year since then has passed quickly and the […]

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The Way Back (Blu-ray Review)

When I heard that there was a new Peter Weir movie that starred Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, and Mark Strong I was immediately interested.  What made it even more appealing was when I heard that the The Way Back was also a prison escape movie which sealed the deal.  I then discovered that our own […]

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Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood Takes Aim At Blu-ray

A lot of people including some reviewers on this site were somewhat disappointed with the latest re-imaging of Robin Hood, but I enjoyed it although I wish the movie began where it ended which would have been the traditional Robin Hood story.  I’m a big fan of Ridley Scott and Russel Crowe and I have […]

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Comic-Con 2010: DC Comics’ Green Lantern

Most of the time it pays to be a member of press at Comic-Con, but not when it comes to the lines.  We must stand in the same lines as everybody else.  And so was the tale of our early 7 AM departure on Saturday morning to get the first glimpse of Green Lantern footage […]

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Robin Hood Misses Its Mark

This film actually snuck up on me in the not so distant past.  I wasn’t even aware work had wrapped up on a new Robin Hood story, let alone through the direction of the great Ridley Scott.  Well here we are in the third weekend in May and Robin Hood has arrived. Starring the controversial […]

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Robin’s In Da Hood – ‘Robin Hood’ (Movie Review)

After many, MANY various adaptations of the same story, Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Alien) has directed a re-visioning of the classic tale of Robin Hood, with an all star cast including Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, William Hurt, Mark Strong, Danny Huston and Max von Sydow.  Many people say it looks just like another Gladiator, but my review […]

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Sherlock Holmes (Blu-ray Review)

It still holds true, after my Blu-ray viewing last night, that I generally like movies more the second time around.  So why would last night’s viewing of Sherlock Holmes on Blu-ray be any different?  I’m not going to lie and say that I fell head over heels in love with the film concurrently with my […]

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Nothing Escapes Sherlock Holmes

Even if I used terms such as clever, bright, ingenious, adept, cunning, discerning, quick-witted, resourceful, shrewd, versatile and keen, I could never come close to describing the attributes of the fictional character Sherlock Holmes.  And to think, I once thought the television character MacGyver was the most brilliant and quick thinking man I ever known.

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