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Porco Rosso (Blu-ray Review)

Porco Rosso was a bit of step in a different direction for Hayao Miyazaki.  This film would take a more adult tone and presence than his previous ventures.  Its still very accessible for children and in the “all ages” arena for viewing, but if its going to skew to one side of the fence, the […]

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Brandon’s Top 14 Films Of The Year That Was 2014

All right, its my turn.  Up front, there’s a few movies I didn’t get to.  I haven’t been able to get out and see Whiplash yet.  Selma and Inherent Vice don’t open here in my fair city until the year reads 2015.  In 2014, my little bundle of wonderful daughter was born, so like 2012 […]

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TOP 10: Brian White’s Favorite Heavy Hitting Films of 2014

It’s that time of the year again.  My how time flies by, huh?  I generally hate this time of the year not because of the holidays, but because it means nothing but cold and deadness outside and in a reviewer’s world, the dreaded TOP 10 lists as well.  Ugh!  I’m not going to lie.  I […]

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Top Ten: Aaron’s Most Disappointing Films & The Worst Of 2014

Never a post of joy, but every year does see the release of films that are not very good.  I never seek out films with the purpose of hating them and a majority of these are not without redeemable elements, but if I have at least 10 films on a list that I consider better […]

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‘Birdman’ Forever (Movie Review)

As if I needed more reasons to want to love Michael Keaton as a performer, director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has given the actor a fantastic role that puts him back in the spotlight, in a film that puts heavy emphasis on what it is to mean something to many, only to want to redefine one’s […]

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New York Comic Con: Day 2 Social Wrap Up

Friday was Marvel Day at NYCC, with the studio dropping several surprises on fans during the course of the day!  The biggest news of the day from Marvel was the announcement that this summer’s biggest blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy would be getting an animated series for the Disney XD channel.  The announcement generated a […]

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Time To Dance With The Joker In The Pale Moonlight: ‘Batman 25th Anniversary’ Two-Disc Edition

I am a bit surprised we didn’t hear about this earlier, but hey, Batman is coming back to Blu-ray on November 11th at Best Buy and December 9th everywhere else.  Tim Burton’s 1989 Superhero film that changed the way for many blockbusters to come is about to receive an all new Blu-ray celebrating its 25th Anniversary. […]

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Need For Speed (Blu-ray Review)

Video game movies have yet to really “take off” like the comic book ones.  There’s many attempts, but aside from the Resident Evil franchise, none have really taken off.  They don’t usually dominate the box office and are usually met with mixed critical reviews at best.  However, fans will tell you, these games have such […]

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RoboCop – 2014 (Blu-ray Review)

It’s the reboot that seemed an interesting but dangerous venture.  The original Paul Verhoven classic is damn near as perfect a movie as you can get.  As unnecessary as the reboot sounded, interesting names kept popping into it.  At the outset, this was a Darren Aronofsky project, but he exited.  Even the eventual director Jose […]

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Crime Has A New Enemy When ROBOCOP Arrives On Blu-ray June 3

Directed by José Padilha, ROBOCOP stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley and Samuel L. Jackson.  In ROBOCOP, the year is 2028 and OmniCorp – the world’s leader in robot technology – sees a golden opportunity to reap billions for their company.  When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good […]

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How Much Need Was There For ‘Need For Speed’? (Movie Review)

Need for Speed is a lot like a shady used car salesman.  The film presents the viewer with the shininess of something new; in this case a video game movie that relies on a heavy use of practical effects to show off fancy cars driving fast.  However, beneath this kinetic frosting are a lot of […]

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Jesse’s Braking Just Fine In ‘Need For Speed’ (Movie Review)

Alright, let’s set the record straight.  I like Aaron Paul.  I like his work in Breaking Bad and the remake of The Last House on the Left, but I have my reservations going into Need For Speed last Thursday evening.  For starters, it’s based off of a video game.  Now let’s all be honest with […]

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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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Good Cop, Bad Cop(s), Robocop (Movie Review)

Going into this screening last night I was fearful of only one thing.  Please God!  Don’t let this be a horrible remake like 2012’s Total Recall.  Despite the beauty of Kate Beckinsale in it, life is too precious and short for something of that immeasurable quality.  So here we are and there’s really no way […]

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Cars 3D – Ultimate Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Pixar’s landmark classic goes full throttle off the screen and into your living room for the first time ever in spectacular Blu-ray 3D! From the acclaimed creators of Toy Story, The Incredibles and Finding Nemo comes a high-octane adventure comedy that shows life is about the journey, not the finish line.  Hotshot rookie racecar Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is living life […]

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Cars 3D: Ultimate Collector’s Edition Comes to Digital HD and Blu-ray 3D this October!

Pixar’s landmark classic goes full throttle off the screen and into your living room for the first time ever in spectacular Blu-ray 3D! From the acclaimed creators of Toy Story, The Incredibles and Finding Nemo comes a high-octane adventure comedy that shows life is about the journey, not the finish line.  Hotshot rookie racecar Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is living […]

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Toy Story 3 3D / 2D (Blu-ray Review)

Andy is preparing to depart for college, leaving his loyal toys troubled about their uncertain future. When a mix-up lands them at Sunnyside Daycare, the untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice, so it’s all for one and one for all as plans for the great escape get underway. More than […]

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Jackie Brown (Blu-ray Review)

A sexy flight attendant (Grier) is caught in a plot between the police and an arms dealer, and everyone’s looking for the payoff.  There are six unlikely players on the trail for a big score – a half million dollars in cash.  But alliances are shaky when its unclear who is playing and who is […]

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