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Tag Archive for 'Willem Dafoe'

Dog Eat Dog (Blu-ray Review)

Legendary filmmaker Paul Schrader directs this “sordid and engaging crime drama” (The Hollywood Reporter) starring Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas) and Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe (Platoon). Ex-cons Troy (Cage), Mad Dog (Dafoe) and Diesel (Christopher Matthew Cook) are hired by an eccentric mob boss to kidnap a baby for a large […]

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To Live And Die In LA – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)

William Friedkin suffered the same kind of fate many of his 1970s breakout director contemporaries did, they started to sort of fall off their super high pedestal in the 1980s.  Now, with Friedkin, I think a lot of his work during this time was actually good quality, it just wasn’t catching on or becoming a hit […]

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Finding Dory (Blu-ray Review)

As most probably expected, Finding Dory became the year’s biggest film this summer.  Following one of Disney/Pixar’s most successful, beloved and heralded films of all time was sort of a no-brainer in the wondering of who’s going to go see it.  This time they would focus on the fish with the short term memory loss, […]

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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Seven New Indie Titles

The only thing stranger than Doctor Strange this week is the continued unprecedented amount of cinematic offerings for those with an eye out for alternative moving pictures.  (Movies find a way!)  From passionate docs about everything from climate change to unbroken human spirit to dramas about coming to terms with baggage past and present (and […]

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Finding Dory (Digital HD Review)

As most probably expected, Finding Dory became the year’s biggest film this summer.  Following one of Disney/Pixar’s most successful, beloved and heralded films of all time was sort of a no-brainer in the wondering of who’s going to go see it.  This time they would focus on the fish with the short term memory loss, […]

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TO LIVE AND DIE IN LA, NIGHTHAWKS, DEATH OF A SALESMAN All Get Shout Select Treatment!

Shout! Factory is proud to present three additions to their new line of Shout Select films! This new home entertainment series features titles that are handpicked by the film buffs at Shout! Factory ranging from acknowledged classics to cult favorites, all of which deserve a spot on your shelf. Shout Select serves to celebrate the […]

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Tales From Earthsea (Blu-ray Review)

Tales From Earthsea was the fourth biggest grosser in Japan in 2006.  The film is an adaptation from the Ursula K Le Guin’s popular Earthsea series of novels.  This film was apparently the product of taking the first four books and smudging them all together in one film.  The author has argued that the plot […]

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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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A Most Wanted Man (Blu-ray Review)

“The author behind Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and the director of The American have joined forces to seemingly put together the most deliberately paced, convoluted spy thriller since those two films I just mentioned for A Most Wanted Man.”  That is one way to sum up this espionage-drama based on John le Carre’s novel, but […]

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‘John Wick’ Is The Bomb! (Movie Review)

This is just great.  In a time where we get a lot of action movies designed to build into some sort of franchise, here comes John Wick, a film most likely designed to be a one-off attempt at showing an older Keanu Reeves kick ass in some very brutal ways.  The film is bound to […]

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Leads All-Star Cast In A Most Wanted Man Arriving On Blu-ray This November

In what would become his final starring performance, Academy Award® winner Philip Seymour Hoffman (Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Capote, 2005) leads an impressive all-star cast in the “tense spy thriller” (Wall Street Journal) A Most Wanted Man, coming out of the shadows and onto Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand November 4 from Lionsgate […]

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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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The Shining Stars Highlight ‘Fault’ (Movie Review)

Actors can make all the difference in films that only have so much going for them, based on either the screenplay or the way a film handles convention in general. The Fault In Our Stars is a film that deals with two young adults with cancer, who happen to fall in love with each other. […]

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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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‘Out of the Furnace’ Blu-ray Giveaway!!!

Now here’s a flick thai I am personally salivating to see having missed it in the theaters.  It’s a tale from Scott Cooper, the critically acclaimed writer and director of Crazy Heart, complete with a gripping and powerful drama about family, fate, circumstance and justice.  Who doesn’t love a tale like that?  It goes a little […]

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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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‘Odd Thomas’ on Blu-ray & DVD March 25th!

Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas (Anton Yelchin) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs – predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction – Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his […]

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Out of the Furnace Ignites on Blu-ray March 11th

Here’s a title I’m excited to check out since there was no press screening in my area.  All I know is from the trailers, things look intense here!  I did a little reading on the background of this production and whatnot so I’m eager to see the final product on the big screen, in my […]

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