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Tag Archive for 'Martin Scorsese'

Whimsical Charm Runs Through Scorsese’s ‘Hugo’ Like Clockwork

I feel that there are two ways to really delve into Martin Scorsese’s 3D adventure/drama Hugo.  On the one hand, I could address the fact that this is less a film for children, as the marketing would imply, and more a loving tribute to the creation of magic via the film format during the early […]

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New York, New York (Blu-ray Review)

Acclaimed director Martin Scorsese teams with Academy Award winners Liza Minnelli and Robert De Niro in this splashy, flashy musical spectacle celebrating the glorious days of the Big Band Era in the Big Apple!  Jimmy is a joint-jump in saxophonist on his way to stardom.  Francine is a wannabe starlet who dreams of singing in […]

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“Taxi Driver” Picks You Up On Blu-ray April 5th

Oh yes, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is finally bringing Taxi Driver to the Blu-ray format this April!  Taxi Driver is considered one of the best character studies and even one of the best films of all time.  What will truly separate this release from all the others that have come before is that SPHE has […]

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Raging Bull – 30th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Review)

The genesis of what many people consider Martin Scorsese’s finest achievement happened thanks to Robert De Niro.  De Niro had read Jake La Motta’s autobiography while he was filming The Godfather Part II and he was convinced that it would make a compelling movie and began to try to convince director Martin Scorsese to direct […]

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Elvis Blu-ray Collection (Blu-ray Review)

Warner Bros has done something unique.  In a music first, if memory serves, they have released a collection of the King’s films and live performances.  These editions have been released as a 3-disc Blu-ray collection and as a single disc-book of Elvis on Tour.  WhySoBlu was extremely fortunate to get a copy of the 3-disc […]

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Take a Trip To Shutter Island on Blu-ray This June

Are you taking the trip to Shutter Island on Blu-ray this June?  I know I am!  We loved this movie here at Why So Blu (our reviews here and here), and on June 8th you can bring the Martin Scorsese mystery home.  Are you up to the challenge?  Think you have what it takes to […]

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Take the Ferry Over to Shutter Island

I said this before, but this time I mean it.  This may be the hardest movie review I have ever been tasked to write.  That’s not because the movie sucked, quite the contrary, but because I was left with so many questions in regards to what I had just watched.  And that’s a good thing!  […]

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Martin Scorsese Traps Us On Shutter Island

Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese once again collaborates with Leonardo DiCaprio after 3 successful films (Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed).  This film is adapted and based off the novel by Dennis Lehane about an US deputy (DiCaprio) assigned to investigate a mysterious disappearance at a reclusive mental institution.  Scorsese’s Hitchcockian approach to gothic horror is ripe with suspense and human drama.

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