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A Quick Look At The Best Casino Movies Now on Blu-ray

Before Ocean’s trilogy, 21 and the disappointing remake of The Gambler, the casino genre consisted of great films like The Cincinnati Kid and The Sting.  Movies released in the past decade haven’t all been bad, but IMDB’s list of top casino films demonstrate that there are very few that are just as stellar as the […]

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The Zero Theorem (Blu-ray Review)

Terry Gilliam returned to his realm of unique science fiction last year (or 2013 for some) with The Zero Theorem.  Many want to believe this is the third part in some sort of trilogy that include Gilliam’s earlier works of Brazil and 12 Monkeys.  12 Monkeys, by the way, is one of my most cherished […]

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The Zero Theorem Blu-ray Giveaway

You want to witness a vision of the techno-philosophical future from visionary director Terry Gilliam (Brazil, 12 Monkeys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas)?  Well, that will all be possible when The Zero Theorem debuts on Blu-ray  and DVD Jan. 20th from Well Go USA Entertainment and Amplify.  Two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz (Best Supporting Actor: Inglourious Basterds, 2009; Django Unchained, 2012) […]

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Gilliam Tries His Best To Construct ‘The Zero Theorem’ (Movie Review)

Director Terry Gilliam falls into the category of filmmakers that make movies that fit entirely into their own genres.  Quentin Tarantino makes Tarantino movies rather than straight comedies or action movies.  Tim Burton used to not really make horror or fantasy films, but instead he made Tim Burton films (hopefully he gets back to that […]

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‘The Monuments Men’ on Blu-ray & DVD May 20th!

George Clooney’s action thriller THE MONUMENTS MEN marches its way onto Blu-ray Combo pack, DVD and Digital* May 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter, the film pays tribute to the real men and women who risked their lives to recover and […]

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‘The Monuments Men’ aka The Nerdy Dozen (Movie Review)

For all the great things The Monuments Men brought together in an effort to make an exciting war picture, with a good-natured twist, the film certainly felt pretty lifeless and dull.  I tend to make it no secret that I am happy to embrace the marketing of films, in an effort to get me excited […]

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Elysium (Blu-ray Review)

In the year 2154 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes, a government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. […]

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Elysium on Blu-ray December 17th!

From Academy Award® nominated writer/director Neill Blomkamp (2010, Best Adapted Screenplay, District 9) comes the visionary sci-fi action thriller ELYSIUM, available on Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD and digital HD UltraViolet on Dec. 17 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The Blu-ray combo pack comes with hours of bonus materials, including an extended scene, and six behind-the-scenes […]

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‘Elysium’ Heads To The End Of The Earth To Weigh Its Script Against Its Visuals (Movie Review)

There has been a fair share of original science fiction films hitting theaters in the past year; many of which depicting earth in a dystopian setting.  Films like Looper and Oblivion show earth at various levels of despair, while also finding a way to provide beauty in the aftermath of a planet overcome by destruction.  […]

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Elysium Isn’t All That Glitters And Shines (Movie Review)

So if there was a place you could live out all your remaining days in paradise far away from the stress, disease and overpopulated slums on planet Earth that even offers private medical machines, which are able to deliver instant cures, wouldn’t you do anything to be there?  That’s a rhetorical question.  Of course you […]

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Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Best Pictures (DVD Review)

Warner Brothers is celebrating its landmark 90th anniversary with a year-long initiative to release seven new major home entertainment collections. The campaign’s flagship release, The Best of Warner Bros. 100 Film DVD Collection, showcases 100 movies from the studio’s historic, hallowed archives — the largest film library in the world.  The limited and numbered box […]

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Promised Land Movie Review – Just Seen It

Brenna and Aaron are joined by guest reviewer Mark Ellis from Schmoes Know for a review of the new drama, Promised Land. Starring Brenna Smith, Aaron Fink and Mark Ellis. Directed by Sean Wright. Synopsis: Steve and Sue offer a dying farm town a chance for survival. Their company will pay for the right to drill for […]

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Good Will Hunting: 15th Anniversary Blu-ray In August – I Like Them Apples

Good Will Hunting is a movie that I have always really enjoyed since it came out in 1997 and established Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as big time stars.  They won an Oscar for their screenplay, as did Robin Williams for his wonderful performance in the film.  It has been 15 years since that film […]

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‘Margaret’ on Blu-ray July 10th

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment today announced that MARGARET, the long awaited follow up to two-time Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Kenneth Lonergan’s critically acclaimed debut feature You Can Count on Me, will release on Blu-ray combo pack July 10.  Available exclusively at Amazon for a limited time, the two-disc Blu-ray set includes the theatrical version […]

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We Bought A Zoo: Blu-ray Review

We Bought a Zoo is a movie made to make you feel good.  There is no other way around that.  It features nice performances, a nice score, stakes that are enough to keep you involved, but never to really put you in a tense place, and an overall sweetness that is enough to make your […]

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Happy Feet Two (Blu-ray Review)

The sequel to Happy Feet, the Academy Award-winning animated smash hit, Happy Feet Two returns audiences to the magnificent landscape of Antarctica.  Mumble, The Master of Tap, has a problem because his tiny son, Erik, is choreo-phobic.  Reluctant to dance, Erik runs away and encounters The Mighty Sven – a penguin who can fly! Mumble […]

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We Bought a Zoo Roars onto Blu-ray & DVD April 3

Over the holiday season, audiences everywhere had a chance to see the latest film from writer/director Cameron Crowe, We Bought A Zoo, starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson.  It was an incredibly sweet story, almost too sweet (review HERE), but one that was certainly a fitting film for families to go out and see together.  […]

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Contagion (Blu-ray Review)

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 […]

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