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Alice Through The Looking Glass (Blu-ray Review)

Following Sweeney Todd, I was very excited for Tim Burton to be taking on Alice In Wonderland.  It looked like not only would it have the Burton stamp, but it would be sort of a follow up to the original tale.  However, the film came out the same weekend in 2010 that I got married. […]

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ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS On Blu-ray October 18th!

Disney presents the spectacular live adventure Alice Through the Looking Glass. The all-star cast from the 2010 blockbuster is back with Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter who’s desperately searching for his family; Anne Hathaway as Mirana, the kind, mild-mannered White Queen; Helena Bonham Carter as Iracebeth, the short-tempered, big-headed Red Queen; and Mia Wasikowska as Alice, […]

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Alice: Through the Looking Glass, Almost (Movie Review)

Hey guys, Ken here, and today’s Underdog is Alice: Through the Looking Glass. If you’ve seen the first movie, Alice in Wonderland, which released in 2010, you’ll understand why Brian didn’t feel like going to this one (hence why I used the word “underdog”).  The first movie wasn’t bad, but it certainly wasn’t worth paying $20.00 […]

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‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ Reflects An Improved Installment (Movie Review)

Perhaps it is the bitter taste still left in my mouth after having watched Tim Burton’s blockbuster that was Alice in Wonderland, but I have much warmer feelings towards this sequel, directed by James Bobin. Alice Through the Looking Glass may not be improving much on a sense of substance, but the level of design […]

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Crimson Peak (Blu-ray Review)

A sheltered young woman abandons the safe certainty of her upbringing for life with an alluring aristocrat on a remote English estate in Crimson Peak, a visually stunning and intensely disturbing thriller from writer and director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy), coming to Digital HD on January 26, 2016, and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and […]

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Guillermo del Toro’s CRIMSON PEAK Arrives On Blu-ray February 9th!

A sheltered young woman abandons the safe certainty of her upbringing for life with an alluring aristocrat on a remote English estate in Crimson Peak, a visually stunning and intensely disturbing thriller from writer and director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy), coming to Digital HD on January 26, 2016, and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD […]

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Crimson Peak Haunts With Lavish Production Design (Movie Review)

It doesn’t take long to put two and two together when watching the trailers for Crimson Peak.  The onscreen visuals scream unmistakably of Guillermo del Toro.  So much so that I couldn’t see anybody else directing this one, neither could Universal according to the history of this production.  At least Johnny Depp isn’t in this […]

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Cronenberg Draws Up Satirical ‘Maps To The Stars’ (Movie Review)

Leave it to director David Cronenberg (The Fly, A History of Violence) to spend decades making studio films outside of Hollywood, only to finally shoot a film in Hollywood that looks to take it down.  Of course, it would help if this acerbic, satirical take on Hollywood culture was a little more attuned to the […]

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CRIMSON PEAK – The First Teaser For Guillermo Del Toro’s Haunted House Film

Here’s a film I am very excited for.  Guillermo del Toro has a gothic horror story coming out this October and we now have the first look at it.  The film stars Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, and Charlie Hunnam.  This looks like something completely fitting for del Toro and given his attitude on […]

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Only Lovers Left Alive (Blu-ray Review)

It makes a lot of sense that indie filmmaker Jim Jarmusch has finally made a film about vampires.  He practically is one, given his height, slender and pale appearance, white hair, and the fact that he only pops up every so often to release a film into the night for the masses to find.  The […]

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ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE Arrives On Blu-ray This August

One of my favorite films of the year:  Sony Pictures Classics’ visually poetic love story from Director Jim Jarmusch (Broken Flowers), ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, will debut on Blu-ray™, DVD and DigitalHD Aug. 19 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film is the apotheosis of American independent film and underground music, full of Jarmusch’s laconic sense of humor. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE stars Oscar winner® Tilda […]

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Only Lovers Left Alive Is Bloody Great (Movie Review)

It makes a lot of sense that indie filmmaker Jim Jarmusch has finally made a film about vampires.  He practically is one, given his height, slender and pale appearance, white hair, and the fact that he only pops up every so often to release a film into the night for the masses to find.  The […]

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Stoker (Blu-ray Review)

Stoker is one of those movies where I had every intention of seeing theatrically, but for whatever unknown reason or another the stars just didn’t align properly in my favor.  Sadly, it came and went and I was forced to wait until now to finally check it out.  In the meantime, I heard so many […]

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I’m Stoked to Have Stoker Coming to Blu-ray!

I kind of have this stubborn rule in life where if I don’t see a film within it’s first to second week of being released in theaters, I just wait for its eventual home video release.  Such is the case with Stoker, but let the record show…I wanted to see this one very badly in […]

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Stoker Movie Review – Just Seen It

Salim, Liz and Aaron review this new drama from director Chan-wook Park. After her Dad dies, India’s Uncle Charlie comes to live with her and her Mom. Unaware of his existence, India suspects Charlie has ulterior motives. But she soon becomes infatuated with him. WATCH US ON PBS SOCAL Saturdays at 6PM or pbssocal.org/justseenit  

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‘Stoker’ Shows The Deadly Bonds That Tie Families Together (Movie Review)

Stoker is the English-language debut of Korean director Park Chan-wook, who has previously made thrillers such as Oldboy and Lady Vengeance, which are known for depicting brutal subject matter within the frame of beautifully executed visuals.  Those familiar with his work can see that Chan-wook has a deep appreciation for filmmakers such as Hitchcock and […]

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Lawless (Blu-ray Review)

It certainly has been a great year for Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) who is back in this American period piece based on a true story about moonshine bootleggers out in Franklin County, West Virginia at the height of the prohibition area. While city folk are out and about searching for fine spirits the […]

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‘Lawless’ Has Bootleggers, Bloodshed, And The Beef

Lawless is an enjoyable, Prohibition-era drama with plenty of really strong violent bits.  It has a very good ensemble cast to work with, a director who knows how to make things look good, and plenty of other ingredients to make a solid picture.  I think the film’s biggest problem is that it has the feel […]

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