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Meryl’s Florence Foster Jenkins Sings Her Heart Out (Movie Review)

In recent years I have found myself at odds with viewing numerous period dramas about famous white people overcoming adversity and Meryl Streep performances where she plays the role very ‘big’. This is why it is nice to say that Florence Foster Jenkins is pretty darn delightful. Stephen Frears must have had real philomania for […]

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DEATH BECOMES HER Becomes A Blu-ray April 26th From Scream Factory!

Three-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep, Oscar® winner Goldie Hawn and Golden Globe winner Bruce Willis star in acclaimed director Robert Zemeckis’ outrageously entertaining comedy about greed, vanity, sex, immortality, life…and death.  Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet) is a beautiful enchantress who changes their lives – and deaths – forever in this hilarious dark comedy with […]

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Into The Woods (Blu-ray Review)

From the director of “Chicago” and the producer of “Wicked” comes a modern twist on the beloved fairy tales you thought you knew. Academy Award®-Winning actress Meryl Streep (Best Actress, The Iron Lady), leads an all-star cast in this enchanted adventure about daring to venture Into The Woods.  The film wound up landing Meryl Streep […]

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Enjoy Some Clips From Tuesday’s Upcoming INTO THE WOODS Blu-ray!

To celebrate the release of Into the Woods next Tuesday on Blu-ray and Digital HD, Disney decided to share a couple clips with us to wet your appetite.  Will you be purchasing this one, day one?  If so, be sure to follow the Amazon link so you can not only lock yourself up a copy, […]

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Disney’s INTO THE WOODS Arrives On DMA & Blu-ray 3/24!

From the director of “Chicago” and the producer of “Wicked” comes a modern twist on the beloved fairy tales you thought you knew. Academy Award®-Winning actress Meryl Streep (Best Actress, The Iron Lady), leads an all-star cast in this enchanted adventure about daring to venture Into The Woods.  Iconic characters, such as Cinderella, Little Red […]

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Head ‘Into The Woods’ For An Entertaining Diversion (Movie Review)

Given how much they talked/sang about it, I was glad that everyone definitely went into the woods.  Two things:  I was not at all hip to knowing anything about the original Into the Woods stage musical before this film was announced and I enjoy the musical style of Stephen Sondheim.  With that in mind, I […]

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The Giver (Blu-ray Review)

The Giver centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment.  Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths […]

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The Homesman Is Surreal, Grim Stuff (Movie Review)

How grim is too grim and when does it just start becoming a little humorous?  Earlier this year we had a novel idea for a film in the form of A Million Ways to Die in the West.  That film did not work for me overall, but the idea of making a western film that […]

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‘The Giver’ on Blu-ray & DVD November 25th!

The Giver centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment.  Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths […]

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Received Lightweight Entertainment From ‘The Giver’ (Movie Review)

The Giver is the story of a young hero living in a futuristic society where a governing system has seemingly made everything perfect and free of chaos, with ruminating thoughts on possible corruption lurking just beneath the surface.  This seems like an interesting idea, were one not to realize how often it seems to come […]

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INTO THE WOODS Trailer Now Available on iTunes!

Today Disney has unveiled their teaser trailer for the upcoming live action film adaptation of the longtime favorite musical Into The Woods!  I saw this one long ago back in the 90s and remember it being quite a bit of good fun.  So, I’m kind of looking forward to seeing this.  It comes from Rob […]

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Dysfunctional Family Fun, Minus The Fun In ‘August: Osage County’ (Movie Review)

This matters very little in terms of my thoughts on the film, but I do not much care for the way this film is being marketed.  August: Osage County is a lot of things.  It is a well-acted drama, with some comedic moments.  It is based on an award-winning play by Tracy Letts.  It involves […]

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Hope Springs Movie Review – Just Seen It

Leah, Sean and David discuss the romantic dramedy starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell. Find out if the script is worthy of the performances. Starring Leah Aldridge (@leeleereads), Sean Wright and David Freedman (@ShowRunnerDave). Directed by , Liz Manashil (@LizManashil). Synopsis: After 31 years together, Kay finds herself in a loveless […]

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Manhattan (Blu-ray Review)

Forty-two-year-old Manhattan native Isaac Davis (Allen) has a job he hates, a seventeen-year-old girlfriend, Tracy (Mariel Hemingway), he doesn’t love, and a lesbian ex-wife, Jill (Meryl Streep), who’s writing a tell-all book about their marriage…and whom he’d like to strangle. But when he meets his best friend’s sexy intellectual mistress, Mary (Diane Keaton), Isaac falls […]

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Mr. Fox is Fantastic on Blu-ray!

What’s Fantastic Mr. Fox you might ask?  Well acccording to our friend Bob it is an absolutely fantastic movie.  The movie has graced over 150 top ten lists as it has earned 3 Annie Anward nominations, awarded as a Best Animated Feature winner by over 7 critics associations and nominated for the Best Animated Feature […]

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Absolutely Fantastic!

Rather than try for a slavishly faithful adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book The Fantastic Mr. Fox, director Wes Anderson has opted to reshape it to suit his own distinctive style and themes.  The basic premise, that Mr. Fox (voiced by George Clooney) steals food and beverages from three mean and nasty farmers, is the same.  […]

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The Daily Blu…October 5, 2009

Wow!  What an awesome Monday!  Ordinarily I would be kidding except for the fact that Paramount officially announced a November 3rd Blu-ray release date for my #2 film of the year, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.  Words cannot even describe my excitement, but I will try and contain myself as I press on and […]

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