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The Goldfinch Can’t Quite Soar (Movie Review)

I’ve only read fifty-one pages of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Goldfinch, yet I can tell from such a small sample (the book is nearly 800 pages) that a 140-minute feature adaptation would be a tricky endeavor. Nevertheless, John Crowley, who directed 2015’s Brooklyn, one of the best films of the decade, has given it […]

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Batman Forever (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

As we close the book on the Tim Burton-helmed Batman era, we set sights on Joel Schumacher’s turn at “bat”. Batman Forever proved the biggest opening weekend and highest grossing live action film of 1995 (Only Toy Story earned more money). It was a pretty stunning bounce back for the caped crusader as it reinvented […]

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Destroyer (Blu-ray Review)

As is usually the case towards the end of any year, Destroyer is a film that got caught in the middle of a pile of 2018 movies all hoping to receive awards consideration. The Annapurna Pictures release was one of a few to underperform as a result, though it did garner a Golden Globe nomination […]

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Where Does He Get Those Wonderful 4K UHDs? The 1989-1997 BATMAN Films Arrive On 4K Ultra-HD June 4th!

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC announced today that four Batman titles will be released on 4K UHD to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the DC Super Hero created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger.  The films include 1989’s Batman and 1992’s Batman Returns, directed by Tim Burton, and 1995’s Batman Forever and 1997’s Batman & Robin, directed by Joel Schumacher.  The […]

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Aquaman (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

It was only a matter of time I suppose, but here we are and low and behold we unbelievably, finally have an Aquaman movie.  The masterful James Wan pulled off the what was almost deemed the impossible.  He defied the odds and marvelously brought to the big screen an absurd superhero project, which has been […]

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Jason Coleman’s Top Ten Films Of 2018 (w/Bonus #1 Destroyer Director Karyn Kusama Interview + Jason’s Final Farewell!)

This is it folks – all good things must eventually come to an end.  As such it’s with this final column that I Jason Coleman bid a fond farewell to both WhySoBlu.com and a career as a critic that has lasted over thirty glorious years.  So to make sure I go out with a bang […]

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Encapsulated Movie Reviews (Last EVER!) – Twenty-Four New And Old Indie Titles (And One Short!)

Well this is it film fans!  Not only is this officially the last Encapsulated Movie Reviews of 2018, but also the final review column ever for this humble film critic.  That’s right, after a few amazing years right here at WhySoBlu.com this fun filled column, which began on June 24, 2016, will now come to […]

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The Adventures of Aqua Shark Man and Lava Hair Girl (Movie Review)

It was only a matter of time I suppose, but here we are winding down on 2018 and low and behold we unbelievably, finally have an Aquaman movie.  The masterful James Wan pulled off the what was almost deemed the impossible.  He defied the odds and marvelously brought to the big screen an absurd superhero […]

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The Killing Of A Sacred Deer Arrives On Blu-ray January 23rd!

Director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster) reunites with Golden Globe® winner Colin Farrell (Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, In Bruges, 2009) in one of this year’s most frightening thrillers, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, arriving on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital) and DVD January 23 from Lionsgate. Co-starring Oscar® winner Nicole Kidman (Best Actress, The Hours, 2003), the 2017 […]

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‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ Has Dark Delights (Movie Review)

I find it fascinating when a filmmaker uses their very deliberate style and applies it to all of their films. Yorgos Lanthimos has found great acclaim in a few of his previous films (The Lobster, Dogtooth), which relies on a sense of detachment on the part of the actors to make the premise work. The […]

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Southern Gothic Horror Meets Empowerment In ‘The Beguiled’ (Movie Review)

Pitting Colin Farrell against a house full of women in a horror film is a something I was not expecting from director Sofia Coppola. Perhaps calling The Beguiled “horror” is a bit of an overstatement, but the Coppola film does a lot to maximize tension. For a movie that is quite straightforward and relatively restrained […]

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Lion (Blu-ray Review)

It takes a lot to make a dramatic feature, based on a true story, into something that hits in the right ways. Because a drama can have the intent to strike at certain chords to ideally generate emotions, there is often a level of manipulation to consider. Lion concerns the story of a lost Indian […]

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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Seven New Indie Titles

Indie flicks all but dominate the amount of studio fare this week (and mostly every other week too!), so film fans have continual opportunity to get their film fix on.  Below is just a fraction of the myriad of releases out now that cover the gamut of subjects and genres for the ardent cinefile to […]

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The Oscar-Nominated LION Comes Home To Blu-ray This April

LION follows five-year-old Saroo who gets lost on a train traveling away from his home and family. Time passes, but this journey takes an emotional turn for Saroo as an adult. Garth Davis’ directorial film debut garnered six Academy Award® nominations including Best Picture. The film features an astounding cast with Best Supporting Actor nominee Dev […]

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AFI Fest 2016: Lion (Movie Review)

It takes a lot to make a dramatic feature, based on a true story, into something that hits in the right ways. Because a drama can have the intent to strike at certain chords to ideally generate emotions, there is often a level of manipulation to consider. Lion concerns the story of a lost Indian […]

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The Family Fang Visits on DVD July 5th

Jason Bateman’s critically acclaimed family-centered dramedy, The Family Fang arrives on DVD on July 5, 2016 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. The Family Fang, based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Kevin Wilson, stars Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman, Christopher Walken and Maryann Plunkett and is written by David Lindsay-Abaire. The film was released in theaters on April […]

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Secret In Their Eyes (Blu-ray Review)

With a strong cast and a talented writer/director at the helm, remaking the 2009 Argentine film The Secret In Their Eyes (which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film) seemed like a decent enough idea. I am happy to recommend the original film, as it is strong piece of filmmaking in al regards. This Americanized-version, […]

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SECRET IN THEIR EYES Arrives On Blu-Ray & DVD Feb. 23

After more than a decade, the unsolved murder of a young woman comes to a shocking conclusion in Secret in Their Eyes, coming to Digital HD on February 9, 2016, and Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD and On Demand on February 23, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. From STX Entertainment (The Gift), Secret in Their Eyes […]

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