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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Four New Indie Titles

Hitting local film fests and book reviews hard (that are all on the horizon!), there was only time for four little indie flick sneak peaks this week.  A sexy and sensual forbidden love story with serious heat, a harrowing kidnapping terror tale outing that has equal parts strange and sci-fi, a contained catastrophe where everyone […]

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The Darkly Comedic ‘Free Fire’ Shows You The Way Of The Gun (Movie Review)

I love seeing various action movies that show you two extremes. On the one side, you get a vintage John Woo flick like Hard Boiled, where Chow Yun-fat can equip himself with dual pistols and slide down a staircase banister while hitting plenty of bad guys. The other side leads something like one of my […]

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Free Fire (SXSW Review)

Having only seen one of director Ben Wheatley’s (Kill List) films before, I had a distinct skepticism about the idea of waiting in line for his next release, Free Fire. The premise of a gun deal gone wrong didn’t really promise much in the way of depth and I knew from his previous work that […]

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Hardcore Henry (Blu-ray Review)

Brace yourself for one of the most unflinchingly original wild rides when the adrenaline-fueled action hit Hardcore Henry arrives on Digital HD on July 12, 2016 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on July 26, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and STX Entertainment.  Filled with non-stop action and thrilling adventure, Hardcore Henry is the first […]

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‘Hardcore Henry’ – Combat Evolved (Movie Review)

At its very best, Hardcore Henry has a lot in common with 2006’s Crank, starring Jason Statham. Both films have the sort of logic you would find in a video game and rarely take their foot off the gas to deliver anything all that deep. The difference is getting a personality you enjoy from Statham, […]

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SXSW Review: Hardcore Henry

Hardcore Henry is not necessarily a bad film, but it never really makes that leap from being just kind of good. To its credit, it delivers on being a visceral, over-the-top, action-fest shot entirely from the first-person perspective of its main character, Henry. And it should be noted that the action scenes have inventiveness and […]

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Chappie (Blu-ray Review)

In the near future, crime is monitored by an oppressive mechanized police force. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.  As powerful and destructive forces start to see Chappie as […]

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‘Powers: The Complete First Season’ on Blu-ray & DVD July 14

POWERS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON, a PlayStation Original series, is the first scripted series for PlayStation Network. The series will be available on Digital HD July 13 and on Blu-ray and DVD July 14 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on the 2004 comic book series of the same name from artist Michael Avon Oeming and […]

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‘Chappie’ on Blu-ray & DVD June 16th!

In the near future, crime is monitored by an oppressive mechanized police force. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.  As powerful and destructive forces start to see Chappie as […]

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‘Chappie’ Is A Reject (Movie Review)

Writer/director Neill Blomkamp’s latest big screen project is a film that tackles the ideas of artificial intelligence and the big questions that come from creating a machine that thinks.  It is set in Johannesburg, a few years in the future, and finds the lead characters dealing with robots and their effectiveness in a world where […]

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Maleficent (Blu-ray Review)

Disney’s Maleficent was not only one of the biggest hits of summer, its one of the biggest movies of the the 2014 cinema-going year.  The film has grossed over $241 million just domestically and dominated worldwide taking in over $757 million.  Its another instance in helping prove that female-led and driven blockbusters should be more […]

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Open Grave (Blu-ray Review)

I approached Open Grave completely blind, not knowing really what to expect aside from Sharlto Copley being in the movie.  I didn’t really read the plot synopsis or look at the cast list or who directed it.  I knew it was a horror movie based on the title and the box art, but that was […]

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‘Maleficent’ Wishes To Soar, But Comes Up Lacking (Movie Review)

On the surface, placing audiences inside the head of one of the more memorable Disney villains of all time seems like a pretty interesting idea.  Add to that a casting choice that has rarely seemed any less perfect and you have a high concept Disney film with built in appeal from multiple standpoints.  I only […]

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Oldboy – 2013 (Blu-ray Review)

Chan-wook Park’s Oldboy from 2003 is one of my favorite films of all time.  It came highly recommended to me by my good friend John Rocha.  He refused to tell me as much as possible about the plot and didn’t want to discuss anything aside from it being “terrific” until I saw it.  And when […]

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SNEAK PEEK OF DISNEY’S “MALEFICENT” FEATURES NEW LANA DEL REY SONG

There is a lot of anticipation building for Maleficent, the live-action take on the Sleeping Beauty story, told from the perspective of it’s infamous villain.  I have liked what I have seen so far and now there is a new trailer, with a nice addition that seems quite fitting for the vibe of the film.  Here’s […]

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Elysium (Blu-ray Review)

In the year 2154 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes, a government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. […]

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Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’ Is About As Flavorless As Bad Dumplings (Movie Review)

It can be hard to try and critique a film, when it comes to addressing one that uses the basis of another film that one already loves.  It is hard to critique a film at any time really, as it requires a certain amount of consideration that really drags in all of what it going […]

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Europa Report (Blu-ray Review)

When unmanned probes suggest that a hidden ocean could exist underneath Europa’s icy surface and may contain single-celled life, Europa Ventures, a privately funded space exploration company, sends six of the best astronauts from around the world to confirm the data and explore the revolutionary discovery. After a near-catastrophic technical failure that leads to loss […]

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