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Heat – Director’s Definitive Edition (Blu-ray Review)

In the Fall of 2016, I was able to attend a screening of Heat at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which boasted a brand new 4K restoration of the film, supervised by writer/director Michael Mann. Not that I needed a reminder of how great Mann’s Los Angeles crime saga is, but I […]

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Independence Day: Resurgence (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Independence Day: Resurgence is one of those sequels that never needed nor should have been made.  So why was it? That’s a very good question.  Considering they couldn’t even lure Will Smith back for it should have been the nail in the coffin.  However, it wasn’t.  Not even Jeff Goldblum nor Liam Hemsworth can keep this ship from crashing […]

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Ever since it was announced way back when that the beautiful, thumb challenged, mother of three Megan Fox would star as April O’Neil in an all-new live action adventure/reincarnation feature film of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I knew things were completely on the right path.  Cowabunga!  I was so right!  While the 2014 outing was […]

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Is An Absolute Blast! (Movie Review)

Ever since it was announced way back when that the beautiful, thumb challenged, mother of three Megan Fox would star as April O’Neil in an all-new live action adventure/reincarnation feature film of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I knew things were completely on the right path.  Cowabunga!  I was so right!  While the 2014 outing was […]

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Blu-ray Review)

When I think back to joys of my childhood some of my earliest thoughts of happiness revolve around family and sports, but quite honestly movies and comics.  Yep!  As a child, I had one wild imagination growing up and with no nearby childhood friends to play with I had to find ways to occupy my […]

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The Homesman Is Surreal, Grim Stuff (Movie Review)

How grim is too grim and when does it just start becoming a little humorous?  Earlier this year we had a novel idea for a film in the form of A Million Ways to Die in the West.  That film did not work for me overall, but the idea of making a western film that […]

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Come Out of Their Shells on Blu-ray This December

The fun, visually-stunning and riotously entertaining blockbuster Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes out of its shell onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, DVD and VOD December 16, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The film arrives three weeks early on Digital HD November 25.   In this eye-popping reimagining of the legendary heroes in a […]

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Now With Less Ooze (Movie Review)

When I think back to joys of my childhood some of my earliest thoughts of happiness revolve around family and sports, but quite honestly movies and comics.  Yep!  As a child, I had one wild imagination growing up and with no nearby childhood friends to play with I had to find ways to occupy my […]

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T-U-R-T-L-E Average (Movie Review)

There is a scene where Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) seemed to reveal its true colors.  It features William Fichtner’s villainous character dressed in all black, sporting an Under Armour top, and looking about as close as he can to producer Michael Bay, while explaining his nefarious plot that felt like a metaphor for blockbuster […]

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More Turtle Power: New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trailer And Character Posters

As August is getting closer, so are the batch of weirder summer movies headed our way, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. With Turtles, there has already been some mixed reaction to what we are getting, given the modern feel of it all and Michael Bay’s name being attached […]

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Produced By Michael Bay) Has A Debut Trailer

Like it or not, there is a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie headed to theaters this summer.  They have traveled through time, eaten plenty of pizza, and have now turned into CG creations produced by Nickelodeon and Michael Bay’s production company, Platinum Dunes.  The film is directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: LA) and stars […]

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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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Details on The Lone Ranger Blu-ray That’s Coming this December!

Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer star in The Lone Ranger, from Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Director Gore Verbinski. It’s a wild ride of high velocity action, explosions and gunfights that brings the famed masked legend to life through brand-new eyes. The Lone Ranger (Hammer), the last of his kind, teams with Tonto (Depp), a dark and […]

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‘Elysium’ Heads To The End Of The Earth To Weigh Its Script Against Its Visuals (Movie Review)

There has been a fair share of original science fiction films hitting theaters in the past year; many of which depicting earth in a dystopian setting.  Films like Looper and Oblivion show earth at various levels of despair, while also finding a way to provide beauty in the aftermath of a planet overcome by destruction.  […]

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‘The Lone Ranger’ Trades A Pile Of Silver For An Overblown Adventure (Movie Review)

In 2002, audiences were able to see what came of a failed film that would have starred Johnny Depp.  This film was Lost in La Mancha, a documentary that chronicled the attempt by director Terry Gilliam to make a film about Don Quixote, only to be undone by production and budget problems, forcing the film […]

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Johnny Depp’s ‘The Lone Ranger’ Show (Movie Review)

When I first learned that Disney was bringing back The Lone Ranger to the big screen I have to admit, I got rather excited.  Despite not being a huge fan of Westerns, I have fond childhood memories of the masked fighter of injustice and his white stallion, Silver.  Hi-ho Silver!  Away!  However, I had to […]

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SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden (Blu-ray Review)

While Zero Dark Thirty is going to get its mass release in January, you can whet your appetite in the meantime with the independent film SEAL Team Six. I can’t make a comparison between this and Zero Dark Thirty, but I can say SEAL Team Six achieves moments of proficiency with its smaller scale approach […]

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Hi Ho Silver! The Lone Ranger Trailer Debuts

I’m sure plenty of people are looking forward to this one.  A new film that once again brings together Johnny Depp, director Gore Verbinski, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer into an all new action/adventure film.  Well now the trailer for The Lone Ranger  has arrived and it looks to be all sorts of fun.  Packed with […]

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