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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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Les Misérables (iTunes HD Digital Download Review)

Being the Blu-ray snob I have been ever since the fall of 2006, I’d never thought I would ever hear myself mutter the following words.  It didn’t dawn on me until my move from Cleveland, OH to Austin, TX just how much cheaper it would have been to transport my 500 HD movies in the […]

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‘Les Miserables’ Is Bombastic, But Sure To Please Audiences (Movie Review)

Right off the bat, I should say that between the novel by Victor Hugo, the stage play, and previous film adaptations, I am quite familiar with the story of Les Miserables.  The idea of a big-budget film musical, with an A-list set of actors, and an Oscar-winning director certainly sounds like a success story in […]

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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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Dark Shadows (Blu-ray Review)

Director Tim Burton brought the cult classic series “Dark Shadows” to the big screen in a film featuring an all-star cast, led by Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter and now it’s out on Blu-ray.  In the year 1750, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from England to start […]

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Dark Shadows Arrives on Blu-ray in Time For Halloween!

Every family has its demons in Dark Shadows.  The Tim Burton/Johnny Depp vehicle arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download in plenty of time this year for Halloween onOctober 2nd.  What can be better than the rehash of the legendary soap opera that pits Chloe versus Johnny in the acting department?  Who will […]

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Dark Shadows – Just Seen It Movie Review

An evil Witch turns Barnabas Collins into a vampire and buries him. But after 200 years, he is freed only to find his descendants and estate in ruins. Confronted by the witch who cursed him, Barnabas must fight for his family and his new love. This dark and somewhat campy comedy stars Johnny Depp, Michelle […]

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Dark Shadows Linger With Mixed Results

Dark Shadows is a movie that has everything it needs to be a lot of fun, but ends up being too hit or miss to fully succeed in the end.  The film has a great cast, some very impressive production values (fitting for a Tim Burton film), and an initial setup for a story that […]

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Dark Shadows – A Comedy With Bite

Director Tim Burton brings the cult classic series “Dark Shadows” to the big screen in a film featuring an all-star cast, led by Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter.  In the year 1750, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from England to start a new life in America, where […]

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My I’m In Love With Johnny Depp ‘Dark Shadows’ Movie Review

Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are back together again for their 8th collaboration, a reinterpretation of Dark Shadows, a very popular soap opera that aired from 1966 – 1971.  I think it goes without saying that I have been very excited ever since I heard Burton and Depp were working on this project together.  As […]

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‘Harry Potter’ 8: Live and Let Die

So finally, after a decade’s worth of film, we have now reached the end of the Harry Potter movie franchise (minus potential spin-offs or whatever).  This is a pretty major event as far as large film series go.  Never has a major motion picture series managed to maintain all of the key actors for every […]

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I (Blu-ray Review)

I was really hoping that I would be getting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I to review on Blu-ray because not being the biggest advocate of the franchise these past ten years, I wanted to see whether I still liked the film or if it was an off night for me when I […]

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The King’s Speech Speaks Volumes

Normally, we here at Why So Blu deliver up-to-date reviews and information the day of or after a film hits theaters.  It’s not typical that we discuss a film that is a few weeks old.  Take for instance The King’s Speech.  This film was released in late November, but after seeing it today, it was just […]

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A Lot of Great Talent Helps to Deliver ‘The King’s Speech’

A film like this, with a title like The King’s Speech is one that may suggest something it isn’t. Due to the awards buzz that a prestige film, such as this, is receiving, it seems like some may just write this film off as another stuffy, period film, which may be very good, but doesn’t have much appeal. I would really like to emphasize that this should not be the case. The King’s Speech is a fantastic film, which features great performances by its lead actors, tells a very good (true) story about a man overcoming adversity, and is also very funny. Essentially, this is the story of how a stiff Brit with a disability learned how to loosen up and help lead a nation.

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Alice in Wonderland 2D/3D (Blu-ray Review)

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is a sequel of sorts to the original animated Walt Disney classic.  It’s been thirteen years since Alice left Wonderland, and things have changed quite a bit in her life and also in Wonderland.  This updated take on the classic story by Lewis Carroll, tweaked the original story in a […]

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Harry Potter and the Ominous Mood and Intriguing Setup: Part 1

In a game such as Chess, the player progresses through by strategically moving their pieces into specific locations, one by one, hoping to reach a particular attack point.  Once all of the pieces are set, a series of actions could take place leading to the end of the game.  For this chapter in the Harry […]

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Voldemort Leaves Nowhere to Run in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I

Well, I guess I should preface this entire review by saying first and foremost that I am not a Harry Potter fan.  I have never read the books, but many have told me that they are fantastic.  And no, I have not taken very well to the films so far (#1 and #2 are sure […]

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Dive Deeper Into Alice in Wonderland’s Rabbit Hole

This one was announced a few days back, but I wanted to get this out for all the Depp fans out there.   While I did not get a chance to catch Alice in Wonderland theatrically two of our reviewers did.  You can see their reviews here and here.  So without further ado I wanted to […]

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