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Forgotten Friday Flick – “Carlito’s Way”

We’re so close to the Sept. 13 release date of the five-star doc De Palma on Blu-ray that there’s already a distinctive smell of candid cinema chatter in the air.  (Just look to Brandon Peters’ very cool recent Raising Cain Blu-ray review for firm evidence!)  And speaking of honest talk about films, let’s hop onto yet […]

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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – 6 New Indie Titles

Comic-Con and Star Trek stories may be dominating this weekend, but that doesn’t mean the indie film scene is lying low.  We’re taking a gander at a whopping six new films that provide film fans more options.  From dramas to docs, zombies to steampunks, we’re checking out a wide range of interesting and out there […]

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Witness (Blu-ray Review)

Witness is finally making its debut in the US on Blu-ray.  Its been available in other countries for quite some time now.  Another one of those films that just seems so surprising that its taken so long to put out.  Not only is it a Harrison Ford film, but Peter Weir is no slouch in […]

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The Two Faces Of January (Blu-ray Review)

Screenwriter Hossein Amini makes a stylish directing debut with this sleek thriller set in Greece and Istanbul, 1962. Intrigue begins at the Parthenon when wealthy American tourists Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen) and his young wife Collete (Kirsten Dunst) meet American expat Rydal (Oscar Isaac), a scammer working as a tour guide. Instead of becoming his latest […]

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Two Thrilling Releases From Magnolia Home Entertainment Arriving On Blu-ray January 13

Magnolia Home Entertainment is releasing the fantastic thriller The Two Faces of January as well as the critically acclaimed horrorThe Honeymoon on Blu-ray and DVD January 13. More information about these titles can be found below.  . . . . . .

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Brandon’s Blu-ray Wishlist – October 24, 2014

The month-long horror wishlist continues with the Sawyers! . . . . .

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Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Best Pictures (DVD Review)

Warner Brothers is celebrating its landmark 90th anniversary with a year-long initiative to release seven new major home entertainment collections. The campaign’s flagship release, The Best of Warner Bros. 100 Film DVD Collection, showcases 100 movies from the studio’s historic, hallowed archives — the largest film library in the world.  The limited and numbered box […]

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Aaron’s Top 10 Blu-rays of 2011

I am super busy these days, but there are a certain number of films that I could not pass up when it came to checking them out on Blu-ray, at my own leisure, in the comfort of my own home.  The following list is set of films that I consider to be some of the […]

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Aaron’s Most Anticipated Films For Fall 2011

So now that we have left the summer movie season behind (a recap featuring the Why So Blu crew’s top picks can be found HERE), it is time to get into the big fall releases.  There are a lot of great looking releases on their way, including both “prestige” level films as well as those […]

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The Lord of the Rings – The Return of the King Theatrical (Blu-ray Review)

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke At last, we sadly come to the end.  Third acts in movie franchises have historically been weaker than the movies that preceded them.  There are rare exceptions to that but if you think about movies like […]

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The Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers Theatrical (Blu-ray Review)

After the critical and commercial success of The Fellowship of the Ring, the expectations were higher for The Two Towers.  For Peter Jackson and crew, The Two Towers was the hardest movie to make out of the three because when their script was changed from two movies (as originally intended) to three, some major changes […]

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The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring (Blu-ray Review)

The greatest and most ambitious series of fantasy movies has finally come to Blu-ray!  The Lord of the Rings trilogy represents one of the biggest gambles in modern film history as all three films were filmed at once with a director who was better known for small horror movies, not to mention the fact that […]

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Counting Down the Days to ‘Lord of the Rings’…

It’s hard to believe but we are one month away from what will be the biggest Blu-ray release of all-time… The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Theatrical Editions)  on Blu-ray.  The Warner Bros./New Line release will hit retail shelves nationwide on April 6th.  I suggest pre-ordering now to avoid any shortages at […]

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“The Road” Reminds Us Things Could Be Much Worse

Movies during the Great Depression offered patrons a chance to escape the outside world with spectacular musicals, screwball comedies and a Little Tramp who always got by.  In contrast, movies during the Great Recession seem to offer escape with stories that show a post-apocalyptic vision of the future that is even worse than the reality […]

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