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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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Forgotten Friday Flick – “Hanna”

With Wonder Woman looking to kick a little cinematic ass this weekend, it felt right to explore a past picture with equal amounts of feisty female hand-to-hand combat but for the pint size set – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick!  Having already covered the likes of Anne Parillaud in La Femme Nikita and Melanie Griffith […]

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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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FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES RE-RELEASES GOLDEN GLOBE® BEST PICTURE WINNER “THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL”

With 9 Academy Award nominations and the love from many, including many of us at Why So Blu, this announcement of the Wes Anderson’s acclaimed film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, heading back to theaters is a very happy one to report.  You can read our Top Ten lists or check out my review of the Blu-ray HERE, but […]

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Muppets Most Wanted (Blu-ray Review)

The Muppets was a ceremonious return of our Jim Henson puppeteered crew of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzy Bear, Gonzo and all our Muppet pals.  It was also a pretty sweeping success, so of course with there was going to be a sequel.  However, Jason Segel made it clear he was one-and-done so he […]

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Justin and the Knights of Valor (Blu-ray Review)

I don’t know who or what a Justin and the Knights of Valor is. The Blu-ray cover artwork indicates that it’s a CGI animated film and that Antonio Banderas presents it. Upon further inspection I see the voice talents of some of my favorite actors in the mix. Ok, now we’re talking. I decided to review the Blu-ray […]

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The Grand Budapest Hotel (Blu-ray Review)

The Grand Budapest Hotel is a film not only packed with characters, sets, costumes, and all the things that tend to typify writer/director Wes Anderson’s style, it is also packed with story.  It is becoming more and more clear to me how much Anderson enjoys having films that are about stories being told to an […]

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Check Into Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel On Blu-ray This June

One of the best films of the first half of this year is arriving on Blu-ray on June 17th.  I was a big fan of Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and was happy to catch it a couple times in theater (Review HERE), as well interview some of the cast and crew (HERE).  The […]

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Wes Anderson’s Style Adorns ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ (Movie Review)

The Grand Budapest Hotel is a film not only packed with characters, sets, costumes, and all the things that tend to typify writer/director Wes Anderson’s style, it is also packed with story.  It is becoming more and more clear to me how much Anderson enjoys having films that are about stories being told to an […]

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How I Live Now (Blu-ray Review)

Set in the near-future UK, Saoirse Ronan plays Daisy, an American teenager sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside. Initially withdrawn and alienated, she begins to warm up to her charming surroundings and strikes up a romance with the handsome Edmund (George MacKay). But on the fringes of their idyllic summer days are […]

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‘How I Live Now’ on Blu-ray and DVD February 11th!

Directed by Academy Award-winner Kevin MacDonald (Marley, State of Play, The Last King of Scotland) and starring Oscar®-nominee Saoirse Ronan (The Host, Hanna, The Way Back, The Lovely Bones, Atonement), the thought-provoking and engrossing drama How I Live Now arrives on Blu-ray and DVD February 11 from Magnolia Home Entertainment.  Based on the award-winning young […]

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Can I “Permanently” Check Into ‘Byzantium’? (Movie Review)

I went into my viewing of Byzantium wanting to like it so much because of my love for the can do no wrong actress, in my opinion, Gemma Arterton.   So the truth be told that whenever you do something like that you’re almost guaranteed to set yourself up for failure and utter disappointment (point […]

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The Host Movie Review – Just Seen It

Brenna, Kevin and Salim review this new Sci-Fi drama from author Stephanie Myer. Starring Brenna Smith, Kevin Taft and Salim Lemelle. Directed by Sean Wright. Aliens have invaded earth and possessed the minds of humans. But when Melanie is inhabited by Wanderer, she refuses to let go. As the two connect, they search together for […]

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Aaron’s Top 10 Films of 2011 & Other Yearly Wrap-Up Stuff

To me, 2011 was a pretty unusual year.  I say that because I found there to be an unusual amount of great films that came out in both the realm of mainstream feature films and the realm of art house and independent features.  This year, like any year, had its share of duds as well, […]

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The Way Back (Blu-ray Review)

When I heard that there was a new Peter Weir movie that starred Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, and Mark Strong I was immediately interested.  What made it even more appealing was when I heard that the The Way Back was also a prison escape movie which sealed the deal.  I then discovered that our own […]

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Deadly Little ‘Hanna’ Delivers Style and Thrills

There is a lengthy, one-take sequence in the middle of Hanna that is a showcase for clever camera work, a solid central performance, intrigue, and a climactic action sequence that delivers on stylish, visceral impact.  All of the descriptors for this scene can be used to describe Hanna as a whole, with another huge shout […]

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Find ‘The Way Back’ To An Old Fashioned Adventure Story

Given that The Way Back has had practically no marketing going for it, despite opening in several hundred theaters this weekend, I should probably explain what it is pretty quickly.  This is a film, based on a true story, about a group of men escaping a Siberian prison, during World War II, and walking a […]

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Peter Jackson is in Fine Form with “The Lovely Bones”

Commercials for The Lovely Bones are promoting the movie as a supernatural murder-mystery where a teenage girl who is killed helps her father solve the crime from the after life.  It’s understandable why Paramount and DreamWorks SKG decided to market the movie, based on the 2002 novel of the same name by Alice Sebold, this […]

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