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Tag Archive for 'Michelle Monaghan'

‘Patriots Day’ Skillfully Portrays A Successful Manhunt (Movie Review)

If Deepwater Horizon was a solid warm up for director Peter Berg earlier this year, then Patriots Day is the hit he was going for. Working to portray an intense, real life situation without exploiting it, Berg carefully balances tragedy with heroics spread through a variety of characters simply doing their job. Minus some final […]

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Pixels (Blu-ray Review)

From Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions and Director Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) comes the visually spectacular action-adventure PIXELS, debuting on Digital HD Oct. 6, and on Two-Disc 3D Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD October 27 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as […]

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PIXELS Available On Blu-ray October 27

From Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions and Director Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) comes the visually spectacular action-adventure PIXELS, debuting on Digital HD Oct. 6, and on Two-Disc 3D Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD October 27 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as […]

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Pixels (Movie Review)

I really wanted to love this movie.  I really did.  Although the special effects are very amazing and rather stunning; it is the same old same old Happy Madison movie formula.  Sandler is the hero who doesn’t have self-confidence, James is the best friend who does believe in the hero and serves as a moral […]

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TRUE DETECTIVE Season 1: The Long Bright Dark – Target Limited Edition Steelbook (Blu-ray Review)

Just in time for the start of the second season this summer, HBO is re-releasing the first season of the critically acclaimed hit series True Detective on Blu-ray this summer in brand spanking new Steelbook packaging featuring artwork created by Austin’s Mondo, the popular printing house offshoot of Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse, and originally used to promote the series […]

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Comic Con 2014: Sony Pictures Panel: Pixels and Goosebumps

Either Sony Pictures just could not get enough films together for panels this year or they are still recouping from the expenditures from Spider-Man’s appearance at last year’s Comic Con, but regardless, this was a pretty stripped down affair for a studio that currently has a couple square blocks devoted to a number of their upcoming features […]

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True Detective (Blu-ray Review)

This is going to be a hard one to write about because HBO broke some serious ground when they aired these eight episodes of I guess what can be best described as an anthology series.   If you have a better way to describe it, then by all means please chime in below in the […]

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Better Living Through Chemistry On Blu-ray April 15

The dark comedy BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY starring Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan, Ray Liotta and two-time Academy Award®-winner Jane Fonda, will be coming to  Blu-ray, DVD, & DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™ on April 15, 2014 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  I honestly no very little about this film, but the cast made me a sucker […]

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Justice League: War (Blu-ray Review)

For its 18th DC Universe Animated Original movie, they have adapted Justice League: Origins.  This feels kind of like a timely “plant the seeds for later” type release as we all know their ultimate goal is to make a live action Justice League movie.  Justice League: War is the name and bringing it to life […]

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Tomorrow You’re Gone (Blu-ray Review)

For Charlie Rankin, all he wanted was a chance to begin a new life. Fate – and other forces – had different plans.  Rankin (Dorff) is out of prison, but not out of trouble.  Indebted to the man who saved his life behind bars (Dafoe), Charlie must now carry out a murder to settle the […]

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NBFF Reviews: Wasteland, Fruit Of Labor, And Gus

Monday night at the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival put me right back on schedule for viewing two films a night for the remainder of the week, possibly seeking a bit of solace (and food) at the wonderful after parties, and then stationing myself back at home, where I can deliver my thoughts on the […]

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Lock And Load With ‘Machine Gun Preacher’

When I first heard the title and saw a poster for Machine Gun Preacher, I certainly got the wrong impression.  In the wake of films like Machete and Hobo with a Shotgun, I was definitely caught off guard by the very “grindhouse” nature of the film’s title.  Machine Gun Preacher is actually a fairly intense […]

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Source Code (Blu-ray Review)

Source Code stars Jake Gyllenhaal who is one of my favorite actors, and whose name I am unable to spell correctly.  I can never remember how many l’s and a’s there are and my goal for this review is to spell it correctly throughout.  Up until recently I thought that Gyllenhaal was about 20 years […]

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Forgive The Logic And Enter The Thrills Of ‘Source Code’

If Hitchcock, Agatha Christie, and Philip K. Dick walked into a bar, they could come up with the plot for Source Code, a cracking new thriller, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a time constricted helicopter pilot and directed by Duncan Jones, who previously made the great, sci-fi sleeper – Moon.  The film works as a high […]

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Due Date (Blu-ray Review)

I suppose it can be construed that Director Todd Phillips took on this project to give himself some much needed distance from his previous surprise hit (The Hangover) before tackling his next project, The Hangover 2 (currently in production).  I could completely understand if this was true and in all honesty, I would not blame […]

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You Can Pass Due Date & Make It Up Later

So I guess I was expecting better here. I did not necessarily expect to see a comedy classic in the making, but I did think that the talent involved in this film would have provided me with a consistently entertaining movie. Instead, what I observed was a film that was only occasionally very funny. I […]

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Don’t Miss The ‘Due Date’

I suppose it can be construed that Director Todd Phillips took on this project to give himself some much needed distance from his previous surprise hit (The Hangover) before tackling his next project, The Hangover 2 (currently in production).  I could completely understand if this was true and in all honesty, I would not blame […]

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