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Forgotten Friday Flick – “Talk Radio”

Currently watching Fences, a play turned movie that feels a tad stagnate, it reminds me that this week’s current stage to screen hidden gem is once again due to delight – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick!  Today’s selection is a great example of how to take a former piece of theater and make it cinematic. […]

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Oliver Stone Exposes ‘Snowden’ Pretty Plainly (Movie Review)

Putting acclaimed and occasionally controversial writer/director Oliver Stone behind the lens for a movie about Edward Snowden seemed like an intriguing proposition. It could be a film to take him out of the funk he’s been in for quite some time now. At 69 years of age, Stone’s intentions can certainly be interesting, but why […]

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Alexander: The Ultimate Cut (Blu-ray Review)

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Alexander! Collectible 10th-anniversary edition includes the never-before-seen Ultimate Cut, The Art of Alexander photo book and insightful filmmaker correspondence. Based on the life of Alexander the Great, the epic historical drama is directed by Oliver Stone and features Colin Farrell in the title role. Two versions of the film will […]

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‘Alexander: The Ultimate Cut’ on Blu-ray & DVD June 3rd!

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Oliver Stone’s epic historical drama Alexander, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Alexander: The Ultimate Cut Blu-ray™ on June 3. Because the film’s original 2004 theatrical release required a running time of less than 3 hours, within strictly defined codes for violence and sexuality, the director felt he was […]

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Savages Arrives on Blu-ray This November

Three-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone returns to the screen with the ferocious thriller Savages, based on Don Winslow’s bestselling crime novel, one of The New York Times’ Top 10 Books of 2010.  Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Aaron Johnson) and Chon (Taylor Kitsch) raise and sell some of the best marijuana ever developed, while sharing a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty […]

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Savages Movie Review – Just Seen It

Ben, Chon and Ophelia are best friends and Marijuana farmers. But their idyllic life is shattered when a Drug Lord decides to take over and kidnaps Ophelia. Together, with a dirty DEA agent, their fight for their love and their lives. Directed by Oliver Stone, this thriller stars Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Salma […]

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‘Savages’ Is a B-Movie With Only So Much Bite

In theory, I should have been fairly excited about a gritty, R-rated thriller from director Oliver Stone.  After Stone’s last set of films, which includes Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, W., and World Trade Center, Savages seems like the kind of film that would bring him back to the edgy kind of filmmaking once utilized […]

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Gregg’s Top 10 Blu-rays of 2011

So many Blu-rays, so little time. If I bought every disc I wanted to see this year, I would’ve gone broke before the summer ended. There were some great releases that didn’t make my list such as Swingers, Attack the Block, and True Blood: Season 3. Then there were the sure-fire films I thought would make […]

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Platoon (Blu-ray Review)

Appropriate for Memorial Day here in the U.S. today is a Blu-ray review about a film looking at the Vietnam War.  Simply called Platoon, it’s not the project that earned Oliver Stone his first Academy Award, but it certainly didn’t fly under the radar either, garnering four of the little golden statues for directing, film editing, […]

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Blu-ray Review)

One of my top ten films of 2010, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps hits Blu-ray for the first time, but it is it worth it?  Is it worth spending your hard earned cash or precious time to check out the world that was first introduced in that glorious year that was 1987?  Well, that’s kind […]

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Even On Blu-ray

Leave it to our good friends at Fox Home Entertainment to impress me today.  I thought this was a pretty clever PR release for the Oliver Stone sequel, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.  The Michael Douglas and Shia LaBeouf film will make its Blu-ray debut on December 21, 2010.  Don’t believe me?  Then check out […]

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Call Your Broker and Cautiously Proceed Onto ‘Wall Street’

Oliver Stone’s follow up to his popular 1987 corporate classic, Wall Street, puts me in a tough spot.  On one hand the film has comes at a well chosen time, in true Stone form, by being topical and making observations about the economic world of today.  It also features some very good performances not just […]

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – Buy or Sell?

Between Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Tron Legacy, we’ve got the beginnings for calling 2010 the year of the distant sequel.  How successful can these films be when trying to follow up on something that many in the audience may not have remembered?  While Tron Legacy is still a few months away, we can […]

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