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Tag Archive for 'Peter Sarsgaard'

Jackie (Blu-ray Review)

Finding the right focus and exploring a character in interesting ways is what I enjoy when it comes to biopics. Jackie has the right idea. This is not a film about the life of Jackie Kennedy. It also doesn’t place her in a supporting role, so we can follow someone else around and observe her […]

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The Magnificent Seven (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Try as I might, I just could not get to Antoine Fuqua’s remake of The Magnificent Seven (The original, a Western re-imagining of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai) in the theater.  I had a free ticket from The Magnificent Seven collection Blu-ray set I picked up at Best Buy to revisit it before this new one. […]

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‘Jackie’ Looks Into The Mind Of A Bereaved First Lady (Movie Review)

Finding the right focus and exploring a character in interesting ways is what I enjoy when it comes to biopics. Jackie has the right idea. This is not a film about the life of Jackie Kennedy. It also doesn’t place her in a supporting role, so we can follow someone else around and observe her […]

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‘The Magnificent Seven’ Ride Into An Average Sunset (Movie Review)

It seems funny calling The Magnificent Seven a remake. Beyond knowing that 1960’s Magnificent Seven was a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, this basic story of innocent people recruiting a ragtag group to help them stop an evil threat has been seen many times over the decades. Even Pixar has used this formula with […]

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Black Mass (Blu-ray Review)

Keep your enemies close and don’t trust anyone when “Black Mass” arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. Three-time Oscar® nominee Johnny Depp (“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films) stars as notorious mobster James “Whitey” Bulger in the drama “Black Mass,” directed by Scott Cooper […]

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‘Experimenter’ on Blu-ray & DVD January 5th

Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram (Peter Sarsgaard) designs a psychology experiment that remains relevant to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger (Jim Gaffigan) strapped into a chair in another room. Disregarding his pleas for mercy, the majority of subjects do not stop the experiment, administering what […]

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Johnny Depp “Steals” The Show In ‘Black Mass’ (Movie Review)

The following is public knowledge.  James Joseph “Whitey” Bulger, Jr., born on September 3, 1929, is a convicted murderer and a former organized crime boss of the Boston Irish mob crew known as the Winter Hill Gang.  US prosecutors indicted Bulger for 19 murders based on grand jury testimony.  Word is he was once an informant for the FBI too.  Bulger fled Boston and […]

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Night Moves (Blu-ray Review)

Kelly Reichardt s suspense-thriller NIGHT MOVES is the story of three radical environmentalists coming together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam. Harmon (Peter Sarsgaard, The Killing) is a former Marine, radicalized by tours of duty overseas. His life in the military is behind him, but at […]

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The Killing: The Complete Third Season (DVD Review)

Season three of The Killing begins one year after the close of the Rosie Larsen case (the focus of The Killing’s first two seasons), with Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) no longer working as a Seattle homicide detective. But when her ex-partner Stephen Holder’s (Joel Kinnaman) search for a runaway girl leads him to discover a […]

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Blue Jasmine on Blu-ray January 21st!

Explore an intimate portrayal of the inner-battle between fantasy and reality in the lighthearted drama from Sony Pictures Classics, BLUE JASMINE, available Jan. 21 on Blu-ray™* and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  Written and directed by Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris, To Rome With Love), this endearing film finds Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett (The Aviator, Best Performance […]

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Woody Allen and ‘Blue Jasmine’ Head To San Francisco (Movie Review)

There a few main thoughts I have in regards to the latest…scratch that, this year’s Woody Allen film, Blue Jasmine.  First off, Cate Blanchett is one of the actresses that immediately come to mind when I consider who are among the best working today.  This film contains one of her best performances.  Secondly, here is […]

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‘Robot & Frank’: A Buddy Movie For The Near Future

Sometimes it all just boils down to something as simple as a man and his robot.  Robot & Frank is a very low key story that takes a simple sci-fi premise and manages to pull off something pretty affecting.  It features a wonderful lead performance from Frank Langella, who is tasked with playing an elderly […]

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A Little Brightest Day, A Little Blackest Night, ‘Green Lantern’ Doesn’t Quite Get It Right

It is sad when a movie, capable of being better than its actual results, goes down the inevitable path of disappointment.  Initial footage of Green Lantern was met with lukewarm reactions.  The completely computer generated costume never seemed to click with the masses.  Only the power of Ryan Reynolds’ charisma and the intrigue that stems […]

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Green Lantern Flickers Between Boredom & Excitement

I remember last year sitting outside the 6,000-seat capacity Hall H at the San Diego Convention Center. It was a cool, gray-skyed morning as the line of pedestrian traffic snaked around the dewy grass.  We all shared a common eagerness to experience the discussion panel of the Green Lantern. The almost-year since then has passed quickly and the […]

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Blu-ray’s Orphan Halloween Surprise!

Due to our flight being cancelled going out to Comic-Con, this past July, I missed out on an opportunity to meet and interview the Orphan‘s writer David Johnson.  You can’t even imagine how bummed I was.  Next, I missed out on seeing this movie in the theaters and all the patrons I know who went […]

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