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‘Olympus Has Fallen’ And A 90s Action Movie Rises (Movie Review)

It is funny how some movies strike me differently than others, despite their similarities.  Olympus Has Fallen has all the jingoism, xenophobia, and silliness to match awful films like Red Dawn or Red Tails.  It is also cheap and ugly enough at times to match an awful film like A Good Day To Die Hard.  […]

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Aaron’s Top 10 Worst Films of 2012

This is not really a post of joy, but every year does see the release of films that are just not good.  I do not try to seek out these films, with the majority being ones that I did think could have redeemable elements, but that just wasn’t the case here.  This list contains what […]

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Chasing Mavericks Movie Review – Just Seen It

Guest Reviewer JimmyO, Liz and Sean review this movie based on the true-life story Jay Maroarty about conquering the biggest waves on earth.Starring James Oster, Liz Manashil and Sean Wright. Directed by Cooper Griggs. Synopsis: Mavericks has some of the biggest waves on earth. When Jay discovers the mythic surf spot, he decides he must conquer […]

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Interview With Michael Apted – Just Seen It

Liz and David discuss Chasing Mavericks with co-director Michael Apted. Starring Michael Apted, Liz Manashil and David Freedman. Directed by David Freedman. Synopsis: Mavericks has some of the biggest waves on earth. When Jay discovers the mythic surf spot, he decides he must conquer it. So he enlists local legend Frosty to help him survive […]

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Gerard Butler Rides Giants and Chases ‘Mavericks’

Chasing Mavericks is the kind of film that clearly has its heart in the right place.  I would not say that the story crashes like a wave onto the beach, because of its devotion to making its lead character a saint that can do no wrong, but it does suffer because it is so willing […]

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‘Machine Gun Preacher’ on Blu-ray June 5th!

Gerard Butler (300) delivers a blazing performance as Sam Childers, the impassioned biker and ex-criminal turned crusader in MACHINE GUN PREACHER from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. From Golden Globe® nominated director Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball), MACHINE GUN PREACHER is the moving true-life story of discovery and redemption as Sam Childers takes up the fights […]

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Ralph Fiennes’ ‘Coriolanus’ + Modern Warfare

I am a fan of actor Ralph Fiennes.  I enjoy stories involving Greek tragedies.  And I tend to like films that reappropriate the works of Shakespeare in interesting ways.  I found the concept of having Ralph Fiennes star in his directorial debut of the Shakespeare tragedy Coriolanus, which has been set in modern times, despite […]

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Lock And Load With ‘Machine Gun Preacher’

When I first heard the title and saw a poster for Machine Gun Preacher, I certainly got the wrong impression.  In the wake of films like Machete and Hobo with a Shotgun, I was definitely caught off guard by the very “grindhouse” nature of the film’s title.  Machine Gun Preacher is actually a fairly intense […]

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This Is How To Train Your Dragon!

Let the following statements exist purely to serve as my disclaimer.  I went into the press screening of How to Train Your Dragon this past Saturday morning with zero expectations.  I had never heard of the children’s book before and I knew nothing about the plot other than what my fellow reviewer, Gregg Senko, told […]

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How To Train Your Dragon Wonderfully Moving

It was only recently in February when I saw an oversized poster for an upcoming animated film called How To Train Your Dragon.  I really wasn’t over-enthused or anxious to see it, but anything with a dragon is intriguing enough for me so I did have at least a little bit of anticipation in looking […]

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The Bounty Hunter Misses Its Target

I just came home from a Wednesday night preview screening of The Bounty Hunter.  One word quickly comes to mind.  Cliché.  The Jennifer Aniston/Gerard Butler romantic comedy, and I’ll use those two words loosely, is about as dull and predictable as they get.  I felt my mind going gad during most of the screening.  It’s […]

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The Bounty Hunter no Boba Fett

Okay, so Boba Fett wasn’t actually comedic as the intent of this film is, but he was cool and that’s something the film The Bounty Hunter is not.  Starring Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston, audiences get to discover that Gerard Butler can be in a crappy film.  Call it bad direction, call it bad acting, […]

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Gamer (Blu-ray Review)

Let’s cut straight to the chase here.  I realize that I am probably going to lose credibility points amongst the masses for having nothing but good things to say about this Blu-ray release, but today I became something I never thought I would ever be…a “gamer.”  Yes, that’s right, today I fell in love with […]

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Gregg’s Best & Worst Cinema Films of 2009

2009 was an interesting year for films.  By mid-summer, I was wondering if I was going to be able to fill out this list.  Hasbro made a splash with two of its most successful lines appearing in theaters.  Sandra Bullock had two films surface this year.  Vampires seemed to be at the turn of every […]

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Blu-ray Judges the Law Abiding Citizen

Now here is a movie I know little about except for the fact that I anxiously want to see it.  Every time I had an opportunity to see this film during its theatrical run my chances were nixed.  I even had press screening passes to this one and I was unable to use them.  However, it seems […]

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Gerard Butler’s Gamer Invades Blu-ray In January!

Gamer is another movie that totally slipped past my radar, this year, during its theatrical run.  If only I had more time in life to accomplish everything I want to.  I bet we all say that at one point or another.  Anyway, enough excuses!  My time to see Gamer in glorious High-Definition will be here […]

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Jamie Foxx & Gerard Butler; Law Abiding Citizens

What a twisted film.  I loved it.  There is no sense in hiding my feelings for Law Abiding Citizen starring Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler.  I really can’t remember that last time I’d been to the theater two days in a row, but after the draining monotony of Amelia yesterday, I needed some cinematic Listerine […]

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Donald Judges The Law Abiding Citizen

Gerald Butler and Jamie Foxx go head to head in a cat and mouse tale of domestic terrorism in Law Abiding Citizen.   The initial trailer that I saw for this movie had me rooting for Clyde Shelton (Gerald Butler’s character).  He’s the guy that manages to survive a home invasion that brutally ends the lives […]

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