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Minor Victory For ‘Battle Of The Sexes’ (Movie Review)

There are times when certain films acquire a different sort of position thanks to an altered context within the present. Hidden Figures felt like a movie that gained a lot of steam last winter thanks to being a positive film about black women in a time when that felt like something much needed in theaters. […]

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‘Despicable Me 3’ Finds The Right Zany Balance (Movie Review)

I’ve been somewhat harsh on Illumination Entertainment over the years. With no real affinity for minions, in particular, it’s been hard to jive with their Looney Tunes-inspired antics. It’s a shame, as I like the premise for the first Despicable Me and really would have liked to have taken to it. Well, perhaps I’ve been […]

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CAFÉ SOCIETY Arrives On Blu-ray Combo Pack October 18

From four-time Academy Award® winning writer and director Woody Allen comes the 1930s romantic comedy CAFÉ SOCIETY. Featuring an all-star cast including Jesse Eisenberg, Steve Carell, Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively and Jeannie Berlin, CAFÉ SOCIETY will arrive on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and On Demand October […]

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Find Woody Allen Not Working Too Hard With ‘Café Society’ (Movie Review)

As far as the visual design goes for a Woody Allen film, Café Society is among his best. Going over budget for the sake of this 1930s-set farce, Allen manages to put a well-cast ensemble in a number of great costumes, as they interact within well-designed sets and beautiful locations to evoke a level of […]

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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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Foxcatcher (Blu-ray Review)

Make no mistake about it.  I wanted to see Foxcatcher for one main reason.  Never mind all the Academy Awards nominations it got.  We’ll talk about those in a minute.  I wanted to see it because for the first time ever that man I saw in the film’s trailer was not Steve Carell, but someone […]

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Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Blu-ray Review)

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Now Alexander throughout the rest of this review) was a popular book published back in 1972 by Judith Viorst.  I remember that book being a popular book to read even during my youthful years.  Even though, I’m not sure whether I read it or not.  I […]

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‘Foxcatcher’ Catches The Blu-ray Fever This March

Foxcatcher is yet another film I so missed out on as it sadly didn’t come to a theater near me last year.  However, that’s all about to change very soon!  The Winner of 2014’s Cannes Film Festival for Best Director & Special Distinction Award at 2015’s Film Independent Spirit Awards will be coming home to the Blu-ray format on […]

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‘Foxcatcher’ Has Strong Performances, But A Loose Grasp (Movie Review)

It is funny when you have next to no reaction to a film, despite easily acknowledging so many great things about it.  Foxcatcher is incredibly well acted, effectively directed in a chilling sort of manner as a sort of powder keg of tension, and likely worthy of even more praise, when one considers the level […]

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Alexander’s ‘Very Bad Day’ Is Harmless Fun (Movie Review)

Initially, I think I was more interested in how I would be writing the title of this film for the review, rather than what I was hoping to get out of actually seeing it.  I have settled on ‘Alexander’ or ‘ATHNGVBD,’ but really, I am happy to write about this actual film as well, because […]

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‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’ On Blu-ray April Fools Day

How appropriate they pick April Fools Day for the Blu-ray release date of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, huh?  I think so!  And I’m also very stoked and excited about this news as try as I might I not only missed the press screening of this comedy last year, but I also misplaced the free movie […]

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Super-Sized R Rated Version Hits Theaters For A Week This February

I was relieved that Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues turned out to be a lot of fun.  I expected a Blu-ray to be packed with deleted, alternate, and extended scenes.  That will still likely happen, but now everyone will get a chance to see exactly that, as an alternate cut of the film, dubbed the […]

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Anchorman – The Legend of Ron Burgundy – Unrated Rich Mahogany Edition – (Blu-ray Review)

Anchorman is one of those films I have not visited since its theatrical release way back in the calendar year of 2004.  I cannot believe it has been that long, but I digress.  What looked like a slapstick comical movie back then that I would go for practically fizzled for me when I first saw […]

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‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’ Provides New Character Posters And Encourages Movember

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is heading our way.  Because having this crew back together makes me laugh, I am happy to simply put up a few new posters from the film, focusing on each character, along with a couple images, and a link to some other cool stuff.  Along with the pics, the latest […]

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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: Steve Carell And Allison Janney

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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Despicable Me 2: Attack Of The Minions (Movie Review)

It would appear that the Despicable Me films are not for me.  Despite having a love for animated films, wacky humor, and films that have original songs and themes by Pharrell Williams, I remained unattached to what should be entertaining me quite easily.  The concept of pulling a reverse-Incredibles and having us follow a reformed […]

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