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‘Assassin’s Creed’ Takes A Leap Of Faith Into Video Game Movie Despair (Movie Review)

A colleague of mind constantly claims how studios should have at least been able to accidentally make a great video game movie at this point. Assassin’s Creed is unfortunately not the accident we’ve been waiting for. In those terms, sure there have been films of this ilk that have found success (the Resident Evil films), […]

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The Wire: The Complete Series (Blu-ray Review)

The acclaimed HBO crime drama The Wire is now on Blu-ray in its entirety. Yes, there has been a level of controversy surrounding the widescreen remaster for the series, but the fact is – The Wire can now be seen in HD and it is glorious. David Simon’s fantastic series presents five seasons worth of story […]

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The Wire Is Coming To Blu-ray In Full This June!

Great to see in HD, but this release should prove to be interesting, given the nature of the remastering.  Anyway:  Hailed as “one of the best and most original series on television in decades” (The New York Times), the groundbreaking hit series The Wire makes its highly anticipated debut on Blu-ray June 2, 2015. For The Wire: The […]

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Wahlberg Goes All In With ‘The Gambler’ (Movie Review)

In a film about high stakes gambling and the crushing weight an addiction (or whatever Mark Wahlberg’s character wants to call it), knowing how to balance the tension and frustration of someone constantly risking it all with cinematic skill is very important.  Rupert Wyatt’s directorial follow-up to Rise of the Planet of the Apes is […]

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LA Story: ‘Inherent Vice’ (Movie Review)

Former flames, big time real estate moguls, something called the Golden Fang, and of course, lots of drugs; it looks like Doc might be getting in over his head.  Following There Will Be Blood and The Master it is nice to see writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson lighten up with Inherent Vice, an adaptation of Thomas […]

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HBO Home Entertainment Announces The Wire: The Complete Series

One of the best shows…well, ever, is coming to Blu-ray.  The Wire is both one of the greatest TV shows of all time and also one of the least represented when it comes to all the Emmys and Golden Globes it should have won.  With that in mind, the expansion of HBO’s availability at least […]

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‘Robocop’ Fails Its Prime Directive (Movie Review)

There is a reason why robots, cyborgs, and similar devices have gotten a lot of attention in science fiction over the years.  The idea of man creating a machine and what that could mean for life is an intriguing concept that can play on both the positives and negatives of the scenario.  Taking it further […]

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‘12 Years A Slave,’ A Powerful Memoir Skillfully Brought To Life (Movie Review)

It can be a challenge to express why certain dramas work on a viewer more than others.  A film like 12 Years A Slave, which is based on the true life chronicle of man kidnapped and forced into slavery, could function on a level that dwells purely on misery and offers little beyond sadness for […]

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Dwayne Johnson Stars In ‘Snitch’ Arriving This June On Blu-ray

Dwayne Johnson stars in the action-packed thriller, Snitch arriving on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital Copy and Ultraviolet), DVD (plus Digital Copy and Ultraviolet), Digital Download, Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View June 11 from Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE company.  I did not get a chance to watch Snitch in theaters, but I do like Dwayne Johnson and given […]

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