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‘The Boss Baby’ Deserves A Time Out (Movie Review)

He’s a boss and a baby. He’s a Boss Baby. The Boss Baby pitch meeting could not have been much simpler than that, but I guess that wouldn’t give credit to the original children’s picture book by Marla Frazee. Of course, that book is only 36 pages (and I’m sure The Bossier Baby isn’t much […]

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GHOST WORLD, OTHELLO and More Coming to The Criterion Collection in May 2017

This May, Criterion will present a special edition of Orson Welles’s Othello, featuring two different versions of this visually astonishing Shakespeare adaptation as well as a host of special features chronicling its tumultuous production. Our second World Cinema Project collector’s set will feature restorations of hard-to-see classics from the Philippines (Insiang), Thailand (Mysterious Object at Noon), Soviet Kazakhstan (Revenge), Brazil (Limite), Turkey (Law […]

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Forgotten Friday Flick – “King Of New York”

Having recently reviewed and torn apart the lame duck slasher outing The Driller Killer, I felt like I should make amends to Director Abel Ferrara, whom I’m actually a fan of, by recommending one of his five-star masterworks as a critical counterbalance to the condemnation – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick!  This week I’m going […]

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Coffee And Cigarettes (Blu-ray Review)

Jim Jarmusch’s Coffee and Cigarettes was a film that came out of making three short films sharing that title.  The feature film doesn’t stray too far and really is a series of eleven short films or vignettes.  What they all carry in common are the fact that the whole movie is just about different people […]

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SDCC 2016 – Boss Baby out shined by Trolls panel?

Boss Baby was a surprise that popped up at the end of the Trolls panel.  It only lasted for about 30mins, but the opportunity to see footage of a talking baby voiced by Alec Baldwin was well worth the wait.  Boss Baby is the story of a family who’s new addition to the family turns […]

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Romance & Cigarettes (Blu-ray Review)

Original and audacious. Contemporary and classic. Director John Turturro’s (The Big Lebowski) Romance & Cigarettes is a romantic comedy, a musical drama and, above all, a showcase for an amazing cast of talented actors lead by James Gandolfini (TV’s The Sopranos), Susan Sarandon (Bull Durham), Kate Winslet (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind).  Paying homage […]

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Sink Your Fangs Into HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 On Blu-ray January 12th!

Sony Pictures Animation’s monster family box-office hit HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2,which grossed more than $430 million in theaters worldwide to date, will debut on Digital HD Dec. 22, just in time for holiday viewing and on Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on Jan. 12 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The Hotel Transylvania sequel […]

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Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Series (Blu-Ray Review)

The critically acclaimed HBO series Boardwalk Empire is finally available in a complete box set, and while the packaging itself isn’t very impressive, it’s definitely an example of substance over style. For those unfamiliar with the 40-time Emmy nominated Prohibition-era crime drama starring the incredible Steve Buscemi, this collection is the perfect tool to dive […]

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The Cobbler (Blu-ray Review)

The Cobbler is the latest film from writer/director Tom McCarthy (The Station Agent, The Visitor, Win Win). It stars Adam Sandler as a shoemaker who acquires magical powers. Yes, that makes it sound like something fairly dim and fitting of Sandler’s more outlandish crop of films, but this is not a Happy Madison production. As […]

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‘The Cobbler’ Is Finding It’s Way To Blu-ray This May

Here’s one that I am still curious about, despite what I have heard: Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment brand, brings you THE COBBLER. Directed by Tom McCarthy, the film has an all-star cast including Adam Sandler (Click, Grown Ups 2), Steve Buscemi (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”), Cliff “Method Man” Smith (The Sitter) and Ellen Barkin (Oceans […]

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Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray Review)

Boardwalk Empire is the series that I always felt both audiences and HBO wanted more from.  Make no mistake, this Prohibition era-set crime drama, starring Steve Buscemi, was certainly a handsome production, with many fine performances, and a narrative that made some big turns throughout its 56-episode run, but I never felt like this would […]

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Fargo (Blu-ray Review)

Crossing another feature off my list of modern classics that are favorite films mine, which I have now written a review for, Fargo has returned to Blu-ray once again, with a new remastered transfer.  This Oscar-winning Coen Brothers film has had its share of releases in the past and even if there is still bound […]

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Cult Favorite “Fargo” Arrives Remastered on Blu-ray April 1

Not sure how much I can say about Fargo, beyond just, “It’s brilliant”, but here it goes.  Fargo was one of the best films of the 90s, one of my favorite films ever, and is full of great performances, direction, and dark humor.  It is a fantastic film and now it is getting an all […]

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‘Monsters’ The Complete Series on DVD March 18th!

Leave the lights on! The fan-favorite syndicated horror anthology series from executive producer Richard P. Rubinstein (Tales from the Darkside, Dawn of the Dead, Creepshow, Frank Herbert’s Dune, Children of Dune) that ran for three heart-stopping seasons on the Sci-Fi Channel (now Syfy) in the 1990s makes its chilling DVD debut on March 18th! 

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Monsters University 3D Ultimate Collector’s Edition (3D + 2BD + DVD + Digital Copy) (Blu-ray Review)

After scaring up big laughs in theaters, the in-home release of Monsters University opens its doors to the movie in stunning high definition Blu-ray, and provides hours of all-new bonus material, in-depth behind the scenes features, deleted scenes, the animated theatrical short “The Blue Umbrella” and much more.  Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of […]

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Monsters University Arrives on Digital HD 10/8 and on Blu-ray 10/29!

This Fall, Disney•Pixar celebrates homecoming with the release of Monsters University on Digital HD and Digital HD 3D on October 8, 2013, followed by the 4-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, 3-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack, 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on October 29, 2013.  Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he has […]

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‘Monsters University’ Is A Fun Trip Back To School (Movie Review)

I wonder how many of my reviews for Pixar films begin with how I approach their studio with a lot of faith, given their track record.  The notion to mention favorites from the beloved animation studio is also a tendency.  It really should not matter and maybe in another 5-10 years, they will be just […]

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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (Blu-ray Review)

Magicians, or Illusionists, have sort of become a dying breed in modern times.  In the 80s and 90s they were a pretty big deal.  There were television specials, tours and merchandising.  Growing up, one of my favorite celebrities was David Copperfield.  I taped his television specials and went and saw him when his tour came […]

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