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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Ten New Indie Titles

Since those top lists of ten are always popular columns, why not attach such a number to my weekly indie roundup?  Yup, I’m tenaciously tackling a triumphant ten smaller cinematic flicks to give smaller film fare lovers a much needed critical head’s up.  Tales of angry moms and their big billboards, curious teen gals with […]

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Mr. Right (Blu-ray Review)

This is the kind of movie where you really have to go into it with a sense of lightheartedness and fun.  Mr. Right is by no means something one should take seriously at all.  Now I’m not saying that this is a BAD thing.  I’m simply trying to prepare you for some pretty wack stuff!  […]

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Matchstick Men (Blu-ray Review)

I want to thank The Martian for likely being part of the reason we are finally getting Ridley Scott’s Matchstick Men on Blu-ray.  A timely big name director’s newest movie probably got Warner Bros to dig a little in their catalog for something from him that wasn’t out yet.  The film original came out in […]

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Poltergeist – Extended Cut (Blu-ray Review)

What a load of crap. The remake of “Poltergeist” is filled with bizarre and misguided choices. Instead of reimagining the original, which was promised a year ago, the filmmakers have instead produced a near shot-for-shot remake. They reimagined the names; maybe that’s what they were referring to. Oh, and you get to see what’s happening inside […]

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What Are You Afraid Of? POLTERGEIST Arrives on Blu-ray September 29

I missed this one in the theaters due to the flooding in Austin, TX over the Memorial Day weekend so curiosity has the best of me in regards to this news and I at least want to check this one out to give it the benefit of the doubt.  Finally!  I get my wish!  Fox […]

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They’ve Conjured Up A Stale Remake Of ‘Poltergeist’ (Movie Review)

It can’t be easy to face a certain kind of pressure when it comes to remaking classic films. This updated take on ‘Poltergeist’ does not feel too much like a collaboration of great minds in an effort to make something new and different. Instead, it feels like the results of talented people making the best […]

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Laggies (Blu-ray Review)

Laggies is a mix of typical rom-com material with typical coming-of-age story material fit inside of the shell of an indie comedy.  However, this ‘indie’ effort from director Lynn Shelton has far more mainstream appeal than her previous features, Humpday and Your Sister’s Sister, given the presence of big Hollywood actors Keira Knightley, Chloe Grace […]

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Keira Knightley Stars In Feel-good Comedy Laggies Arriving on Blu-ray This February Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Sure, Keira Knightley is the star and I am a fan of hers, but honestly, I’m all about most movies that star Sam Rockwell.  Anyway:  Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game, Pirates of the Caribbean franchise) headlines the cross-generational comedy, Laggies, arriving on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) February 10th from Lionsgate Home […]

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Better Living Through Chemistry On Blu-ray April 15

The dark comedy BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY starring Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan, Ray Liotta and two-time Academy Award®-winner Jane Fonda, will be coming to  Blu-ray, DVD, & DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™ on April 15, 2014 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  I honestly no very little about this film, but the cast made me a sucker […]

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A Single Shot (Blu-ray Review)

When John Moon (Sam Rockwell) accidentally shoots a young woman and discovers a bag full of cash, the isolated hunter becomes the hunted. His struggle to conceal both the death and the money triggers a cascade of events and encounters that ultimately escalates into a battle for survival. Here’s a film that sort of caught […]

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Aaron’s Top 10 Films of 2013 And Other Odds & Ends

It was a big year, but somehow I managed to put together a list of my favorite films of 2013.  I have to say that this was once again not the easiest list to put together.  Theatrically, I have seen 150+ films this year, so there were a lot of films to consider and figure […]

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‘A Single Shot’ on Blu-ray and DVD January 14th!

Director David M. Rosenthal (Falling Up, See This Movie) assembles an all-star cast including Sam Rockwell (Iron Man 2, Moon), Academy Award® nominee William H. Macy (Best Supporting Actor, Fargo, 1996), Ted Levine (TV’s “The Bridge”), Kelly Reilly (Flight, TV’s “The Black Box”), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter franchise), Joe Anderson (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2) and Jeffrey […]

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“The Way, Way Back” Comes Home To Blu-ray and DVD This October

Those that have been following Why So Blu should know that The Way Way Back and I have gotten along quite well.  I loved the film when I saw it way way back in April (Review HERE) and I have since been able to interview the cast and crew (those can be found HERE).  On […]

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‘The Way, Way Back’ Cast & Crew Interviews: Sam Rockwell And Maya Rudolph

The Way, Way Back is the coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncan’s (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin).  Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen (Sam Rockwell), the gregarious manager […]

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NBFF Review: The Way Way Back

The closing night film for the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival is a real audience pleaser.  The Way Way Back is a fairly standard coming-of-age story about an introverted boy opening up to others thanks to good-natured people he befriends, away from his family.  The film is not breaking any new ground nor is it […]

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NBFF Reviews: Blood Type Unknown and A Single Shot

Friday night at the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival allowed me the chance to see two films.  One was a romance drama with a twist called Blood Type: Unknown.  The other was a dramatic thriller called A Single Shot.  I was very pleased with one of these films, but still enjoyed my time at the […]

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Aaron’s Top 10 Films of 2012 And Other Odds & Ends

Now it is time to dig into the list of what I consider to be my favorite films of 2012.  I have to say that this was not the easiest list to put together.  Theatrically, I have seen 120+ films this year, so there were a lot of films to give praise to and consider […]

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Brian’s Undeniably Sexy & Irresistible Top 10 Films of 2012

For my Top 10 list of favorite films from the calendar year of 2012 I decided to take the high road.  What I mean by that is in these annual posts I also tend to pick on and rip apart all the films I either hated or was utterly disappointed by in the current calendar […]

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