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Brandon’s 25 BEST Blu-rays Of The Double Dipping Year That Was 2016!

Its not like we’re winding down any time soon on films that still need to make it to the Blu-ray format.  There are ah-plenty.  Heck, there are films that still never made it to VHS or DVD.  2016 introduced us to 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays.  The new wave, the new cream of the crop.  And […]

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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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Woody Allen’s MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT Finds Its Way To Blu-ray This December

We have the info about Woody Allen’s latest, which comes to Blu-ray this September:  Love is written in the stars, and the events are indeed magical in Sony Pictures Classics’ romantic comedy MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT, available Dec. 2 on Digital HD, and on Blu-ray™ and DVD Dec. 16 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  Written […]

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Fading Gigolo (Blu-ray Review)

It can be interesting to watch veteran actors continue to try their hand at directing.  Fading Gigolo is John Turturro’s fifth effort as a director and while he builds a very non-flashy film out of a fairly silly premise, it is not without merits.  While the film owes a lot to one of its main […]

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John Turturro’s Hit Comedy FADING GIGOLO Comes to Blu-ray This August

I wouldn’t have thought that “Woody Allen/John Turturro: Male Gigolo” would intrigue me, but here we are.  Millennium Entertainment is proud to announce that the hilarious and touching FADING GIGOLO, will be available on DVD and Blu-ray™ on August 19, 2014. Writer, director and star John Turturro (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Transformers) leads an all-star cast including Academy Award® winner Woody […]

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Aaron’s Top 10 Films of 2013 And Other Odds & Ends

It was a big year, but somehow I managed to put together a list of my favorite films of 2013.  I have to say that this was once again not the easiest list to put together.  Theatrically, I have seen 150+ films this year, so there were a lot of films to consider and figure […]

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Blue Jasmine on Blu-ray January 21st!

Explore an intimate portrayal of the inner-battle between fantasy and reality in the lighthearted drama from Sony Pictures Classics, BLUE JASMINE, available Jan. 21 on Blu-ray™* and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  Written and directed by Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris, To Rome With Love), this endearing film finds Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett (The Aviator, Best Performance […]

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Woody Allen and ‘Blue Jasmine’ Head To San Francisco (Movie Review)

There a few main thoughts I have in regards to the latest…scratch that, this year’s Woody Allen film, Blue Jasmine.  First off, Cate Blanchett is one of the actresses that immediately come to mind when I consider who are among the best working today.  This film contains one of her best performances.  Secondly, here is […]

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Hannah And Her Sisters (Blu-ray Review)

Following Annie Hall, auteur Woody Allen began a hot streak through the 80s and somewhat carrying into the 90s.  Most of his best and most brilliant work comes from this period.  In 1986 he was awarded his 2nd Oscar for original screenplay for Hannah And Her Sisters.  The film also scored the first ever sweep […]

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NBFF Reviews: Geography Club And Paris Manhattan

Compared to my Tuesday night at the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival, Wednesday was a much lighter affair.  While The Hunt is still my favorite film that I have seen at the festival this year, both Geography Club and Paris Manhattan were much cheerier films that I can imagine would win over many audiences.  While […]

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Two More Blu-rays To Add To The Woody Allen Collection This January

On January 15, 2013, two more of Woody Allen’s film will make their way onto Blu-ray for the first time.  Sleeper and Hannah and Her Sisters are the films making their Blu-ray debut and both are wonderful films from writer/director Woody Allen.  Sleeper is a hilarious comedy based around the idea of Woody Allen’s character […]

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To Rome With Love Movie Review – Just Seen It

Four Tales of love and life unfold in the eternal city of Rome. An American architect relives his youth while an average Roman finds himself a sudden celebrity. But as a young couple falls into separate romances, an opera director tries to put a singing mortician on stage. This Wwody Allen comedy stars Woody Allen, […]

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Woody Allen Meanders ‘To Rome’

It is kind of fun to reference To Rome with Love as “this year’s Woody Allen film”.  Allen seemingly works non-stop, releasing new films on a near yearly basis and has a pretty strong batting average overall that most other filmmakers would kill to have.  Especially given his creative freedom, Allen has enjoyed plenty of […]

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Midnight InCeption

The summers of 2010 and 2011 have provided me with two films that, on the surface, have very little in common with one another; however, after some careful consideration, I have found many intriguing similarities between the two.  I am speaking of 2010’s Inception, written and directed by Christopher Nolan, and 2011’s Midnight in Paris, […]

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Manhattan (Blu-ray Review)

Forty-two-year-old Manhattan native Isaac Davis (Allen) has a job he hates, a seventeen-year-old girlfriend, Tracy (Mariel Hemingway), he doesn’t love, and a lesbian ex-wife, Jill (Meryl Streep), who’s writing a tell-all book about their marriage…and whom he’d like to strangle. But when he meets his best friend’s sexy intellectual mistress, Mary (Diane Keaton), Isaac falls […]

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Annie Hall (Blu-ray Review)

Alvy Singer (Allen) is one of Manhattan’s most brilliant comedians, but when it comes to romance, his delivery needs a little work.  Introduced by his best friend, Rob (Tony Roberts), Alvy falls in love with the ditzy but delightful nightclub singer Annie Hall (Diane Keaton).  When Alvy’s own insecurities sabotage the affair, Annie is forced […]

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Aaron’s Top 10 Films of 2011 & Other Yearly Wrap-Up Stuff

To me, 2011 was a pretty unusual year.  I say that because I found there to be an unusual amount of great films that came out in both the realm of mainstream feature films and the realm of art house and independent features.  This year, like any year, had its share of duds as well, […]

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