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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – 4 New Indie Titles

There are a few less indie titles out this week (both the engaging looking The Infiltrator and Our Little Sister we not made available to me!) I’ve tried to give you readers a little more bang for the movie buck with the inclusion of two more recent small-scale flicks to fill in the cinematic gap. […]

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‘Swiss Army Man’ Passes Gas And The Weirdness Test With Aplomb (Movie Review)

The press notes for the bizarre buddy comedy that is Swiss Army Man state the film comes from the minds behind the visionary “Turn Down For What” music video. That is an apt way of presenting a film that allows a man and a living corpse to become friends and explore the facets of life […]

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War & Peace Gets A Date With Blu-ray

The visually stunning, critically acclaimed eight- episode miniseries “War & Peace” starring Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine, Looper), Lily James (“Downton Abbey,” Cinderella), James Norton (Rush, Belle), Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files,” “The Fall”) and Brian Cox (Troy, “The Slap”) arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment. “War & Peace” is directed by Tom Harper (“Misfits,” The Woman in Black 2), adapted by Andrew Davies (Bridget Jones’s Diary, “House of Cards”) and based on […]

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Love & Mercy (Blu-ray Review)

The critically acclaimed musical biopic about the fascinating life of the Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson, Love & Mercy will be available on Digital HD August 25th and on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand September 15th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Golden Globe® nominee John Cusack (Best Actor, High Fidelity,2001)stars in”one […]

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LOVE & MERCY Comes To Blu-ray September 15th!

The critically acclaimed musical biopic about the fascinating life of the Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson, Love & Mercy will be available on Digital HD August 25th and on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand September 15th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Golden Globe® nominee John Cusack (Best Actor, High Fidelity,2001)stars in”one […]

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12 Years A Slave (Blu-ray Review)

12 Years A Slave is a truly gripping story that most certainly serves as an unflinching look at a horrible period of a man’s life, within a time period where injustice against man may have been at its peak in America, but does so with a mood that seems to distinguish itself from other period […]

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Bring home 2014 Golden Globes Best Drama “12 Years A Slave” on Blu-ray This February

Come this March, the title of the post may need to be altered to “Best Picture Winner”, but regardless, one of the best and most important films of 2013 comes to Blu-ray on February 18th.  12 Years A Slave tells the true story of Solomon Northrup, a man kidnapped and forced into slavery in the […]

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Prisoners (Blu-ray Review)

You ever have those moments in life where you first see a film’s theatrical trailer, having never known anything about it beforehand, and instantly “know” that it’s a film you want to see upon its release with no hesitations or second guessing?  Well, that’s exactly how I felt about the film we are all gathered […]

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Prisoners Escapes Onto Blu-ray This December

I’m sorry, but Wolverine has nothing on Hugh Jackman’s character here in Prisoners.  Whether or not you believe in his twisted form of justice or not is your problem.  I just know that this guy is an animal in this film and I’m looking forward to re-visiting this one on Blu-ray when it  arrives December […]

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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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‘Prisoners’ Sets Its Sights On Terrifying Parents (Movie Review)

Prisoners does such a great job at providing many spooky possibilities for what could have happened to two innocent, little girls that it is a shame the ending does not quite pack more of a wallop.  While certainly a dark and heavy kidnapping drama to get through, it is only able to accomplish so much […]

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‘Prisoners’ Captures Your Attention & Compromises Your Morality (Movie Review)

You ever have those moments in life where you first see a film’s theatrical trailer, having never known anything about it beforehand, and instantly “know” that it’s a film you want to see upon its release with no hesitations or second guessing?  Well, that’s exactly how I felt about the film we are all gathered […]

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‘Looper’ Bends Time And Breaks Convention

Time travel movies can often be tricky.  I am a big fan of films that attempt to utilize the subject, as I like to spend plenty of time thinking about the logic involved.  In many cases, regardless of how much fun or how good the film is, the logic is not really sound.  Some time […]

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Ruby Sparks Lights Up Blu-ray On Oct. 30th

From the directors of Little Miss Sunshine comes a “charming and delightful” (Marshall Fine, Huffingtonpost.com) romantic comedy starring Paul Dano and writer-actress Zoe Kazan.  Struggling with writer’s block and a lackluster love life, once-famous novelist Calvin (Dano) creates a beautiful fictitious character named Ruby (Kazan) who inspires him. But not only does this bring his […]

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‘Ruby Sparks’ A Little Too Much

I guess I could have liked this film a little bit more were certain things handled differently.  Falling somewhere in between Stranger Than Fiction and Weird Science, Ruby Sparks is a comedy-drama with a dash of the fantastical that involves a writer literally creating a dream girl out of his own typewritten words.  The concept […]

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