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La La Land (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Who would have thought the innocent and just plain enjoyable La La Land from Damien Chazelle would have drawn up so much drama and controversy after being loved upon its launch.  But that’s Oscar season for you. One minute you’re the favorite, and when you received all the (Well deserved) praise and award accolades to […]

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The Full Modern Malick Effect Continues In ‘Song To Song’ (Movie Review)

It can be mean, alienating and condescending to tell something they don’t “get” a movie. Terrence Malick, a filmmaker who has gone from reclusive and rarely making films to prolific, yet still reclusive as a person, seems to be making a conscious effort to challenge the notion of understanding cinema. His recent output has maintained […]

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Short Time Best Picture Winner LA LA LAND Comes To 4K UHD Blu-ray April 25th!

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) announced today that the dazzling Academy Award® and Golden Globe®-winning music-filled masterpiece La La Land arrives on Digital HD on April 11 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand April 25 from Summit Entertainment, […]

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Why ‘La La Land’ is Overrated

Finally. I finally saw La La Land this past weekend. I took my seat, and though I’m not a fan of musicals, went in with an open mind. After all, I have grown quite fond of An American in Paris, Nine and of course Singing’ in the Rain. These were all great works with the […]

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Aaron’s Most Anticipated Films Of 2017 – A Month By Month Look

Given the research and only having so much to work with, this is always a tough list to put together. I see over a hundred movies a year theatrically and a lot of those films are ones I’ve been anticipating to some degree, while many others are smaller films that randomly arrive on the calendar […]

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Aaron’s Terrific Top Ten Films of 2016

The end of 2016 means an end to another year of great cinema. I had a tough time putting together this final list of films, as there was a strong selection to go through. Having watched over 175 films theatrically this year, it was fun to narrow things down to a final list of ten […]

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Top 10 Films Of 2016: A Brandon Peters Story

As always when I do these “Best” lists, I ask two things of you, the reader.  Take the words best or top and replace it with “favorite”.  And importantly, number or ranking doesn’t matter, what is included does.  2016 was an interesting year for me, in that I feel a hair underqualified, but still, this […]

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A Terrific Look At The City Of Stars In ‘La La Land’ (Movie Review)

Out in the world is someone with an idea that will turn into a great film. Filmmaker Damien Chazelle is proof that these people exist. Managing to do this twice is not easy accomplishment. So seeing Chazelle follow up on the intense joy that was Whiplash with La La Land, a 50s-style musical set in […]

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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Four New Indie Titles

Keeping in touch with the indie flicks of the week amidst a sea of year-end movies, there are more movies being watched than at ten film festivals combined.  But bound and determined to give our readers the skinny on cinema, I still managed to check out four smaller films this week and the subjects are […]

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The Nice Guys (Blu-ray Review)

As a writer, Shane Black made a name for himself by scripting many successful mismatched buddy movies. Over time and after stepping into the director’s chair, Black has more evidently become a master of going against what’s expected to the tune of comedic and often times violent irony. The Nice Guys is a perfect embodiment […]

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The Nice Guys Investigate Blu-ray This August

This case might raise a few eyebrows when “The Nice Guys” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. Oscar® winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator,” “A Beautiful Mind”) and Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling (“Half Nelson,” “The Big Short”) star in Silver Pictures’ action comedy “The Nice Guys,” from writer/director Shane Black (“Iron Man 3,” “Kiss […]

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‘The Nice Guys’ Make A Killer Pair Of Silly Gumshoes (Movie Review)

As a writer, Shane Black made a name for himself by scripting many successful mismatched buddy movies. Over time and after stepping into the director’s chair, Black has more evidently become a master of going against what’s expected to the tune of comedic and often times violent irony. The Nice Guys is a perfect embodiment […]

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The Big Short (Blu-ray Review)

Adam McKay, the director of Anchorman and Step Brothers, has now won an Oscar for making a film that works tremendously well as a scathingly funny indictment of America’s most recent financial crisis. Here is a movie that eschews proper characters arcs in favor of being a terrifying lecture about how things went so wrong […]

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Get Your Stocks In Order, THE BIG SHORT debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack March 15th

From the guy that gave you a scene in Step Brothers, where Will Ferrell put his testicles on John C. Reilly’s drum set, you now have the film that awarded him an Oscar nomination for Best Director and more. Based on the best-selling book by Michael Lewis, THE BIG SHORT details the true story of four outsiders who […]

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Lost River (Blu-ray Review)

Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut film, “Lost River,” will debuted on Blu-ray and DVD this week. The film, which screened at the SXSW Film Festival, is also available via national digital release.  The film, from Sierra Affinity, Phantasma Films and Bold Films, stars Christina Hendricks (TV’s “Mad Men”), Saoirse Ronan (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”), Iain De Caestecker […]

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‘Only God Forgives’ on Blu-ray and DVD October 22nd!

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Renowned filmmaker, Nicolas Winding Refn reunites with Ryan Gosling (Drive, Crazy Stupid Love) in the edgy thriller ONLY GOD FORGIVES debuting on Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 22nd from Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-TWC. Pre-book is September 25, 2013. ONLY GOD FORGIVES was written and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, […]

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‘Only God Forgives’ Is So Terribly Artful (Movie Review)

There is always at least one of these films every year.  Only God Forgives is the kind of film that will be easily derided for reasons that can be very well argued, no matter how much can be said in its defense.  The film is incredibly stylish and focused on providing a delirious sense of […]

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‘The Place Beyond The Pines’ Presents A Sweeping Story Of Crime, Corruption, And Motorcycles! (Movie Review)

I recently watched Blue Valentine for the first time.  This was the 2010 anti-romance/drama that first brought together writer/director Derek Cianfrance and star Ryan Gosling.  There was a lot of good to be found in that film, particularly from co-star Michelle Williams, but the film was not without its issues.  That said, Cianfrance left a […]

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