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Grand Piano (Blu-ray Review)

It’s funny how film genres, trends, styles and such tend to come and go.  A film like Grand Piano would have possibly or even likely been an A-List title in the 90s.  It definitely would have been tops in the Hitchcock era of thrillers as well.  Now, this high concept thriller film is best suited […]

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Sing Us The Song, You’re The GRAND PIANO Man, Sing Us A Song May 20th (On Blu-ray)!

Grand Piano, the Fantastic Fest darling and hit Video OnDemand horror film starring Elijah Wood and John Cusack is on its way to Blu-ray next month courtesy of Magnolia Home Entertainment.  Horror (though this is listed as “Thriller”) and VOD have started becoming really good friends and turning out some great product, be it a […]

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler (Blu-ray Review)

The Butler tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family. Forest Whitaker stars as the butler […]

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler on Blu-ray and DVD January 14th!

Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER, grossing over $115 million in box office, will be available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with Digital HD Ultraviolet™, On-Demand and Pay-Per-View on January 14, 2014.  The film will also be available early in Digital HD on December 31. Inspired by a true story, Academy […]

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‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ Serves Some Great Material Along With Its Cheese (Movie Review)

The Butler is the kind of movie I would normally dread watching, were I be one to base everything I see off of movie trailers or just be a very cynical person in general.  Fortunately, I am not very cynical and am happy to give almost anything a chance.  Despite knowing that this would be […]

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The Numbers Station (Blu-ray Review)

After his latest mission goes disastrously wrong, veteran CIA black ops agent Emerson Kent (John Cusack) is given one last chance to prove he still has what it takes to do his job. His new assignment: guarding Katherine (Malin Akerman), a code operator at a top-secret remote CIA “Numbers Station” where encrypted messages are sent […]

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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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Aaron’s Top 10 Blu-rays of 2012

Kicking off my Top 10 year-end lists for 2012, here are my Top 10 Blu-rays that I have enjoyed and could not pass up giving full recommendations to.  The following list is set of films that I consider to be some of the best that the Blu-ray format has had to offer for this year.  […]

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The Raven (Blu-ray Review)

John Cusack and Luke Evans star in this bloodcurdling tale of terror that’s as dark and haunting as the legendary master of the macabre who inspired it – Edgar Allan Poe. Baltimore, 1849. While investigating a horrific double murder, police detective Emmett Fields (Evans) makes a starling discovery: the killer’s methods mirror the twisted writings […]

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‘The Paperboy’ Misses The Delivery

It seems like The Paperboy should have enough to make it an entertaining, trashy thriller.  It has all of the right ingredients, with several actors giving strong performances just for the sake of adding on to a film that does not even really need it.  Yet, the plot is shapeless and lacks anything that resembles […]

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Grosse Pointe Blank: 15th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Celebrate the 15th anniversary of a killer comedy hit — now available on Blu-ray for the first time with a sensational new digital restoration. John Cusack (Hot Tub Time Machine) and Academy Award nominees Minnie Driver (Best Supporting Actress, 1997, Good Will Hunting) and Dan Aykroyd (Best Supporting Actor, 1989, Driving Miss Daisy) are hilarious […]

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Quoth ‘The Raven’ on Blu-ray October 9th

John Cusack and Luke Evans star in this blood-curdling tale of terror that’s as dark and haunting as the legendary master of the macabre who inspired it – Edgar Allan Poe. Baltimore, 1849. While investigating a horrific double murder, police detective Emmett Fields (Evans) makes a startling discovery: the killer’s methods mirror the twisted writings […]

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I’ve Seenith ‘The Raven’, Nevermore

Here is an example of a film that I wish was sillier.  As it stands, The Raven is a slickly made thriller about a serial killer who goes to implausibly complex extents to recreate scenes from the more gruesome works of Edgar Allan Poe, but it suffers due to it not being much fun to […]

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Serendipity (Blu-ray Review)

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Lionsgate debuts the delightful romantic comedy, Serendipity on Blu-ray Disc for the first time. The Miramax film stars Golden Globe nominee John Cusack (Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical, High Fidelity, 2001) and Kate Beckinsale (Pearl Harbor) as two star-crossed lovers who are hoping to find their […]

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SDCC 2011: Relativity Media: Haywire and The Raven

It was easily going to be a difficult task to follow a panel that featured Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson in Hall H on Friday, at San Diego Comic Con, but the folks at Relativity Media attempted to do so anyway.  While not quite blowing anyone out of the water, this panel contained exciting previews […]

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Stand By Me: 25th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Has it already been twenty five  years since the coming of age story Stand By Me hit theaters?  Time flies doesn’t it.  Well, it only took twenty five years for Stand By Me to hit the Blu-ray format, but here it is at long last!  I also have a confession to make.  I’ve never seen […]

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Hot Tub Time Machine (Blu-ray Review)

I think most people have at some point wondered “what if” whether it’s about a girl or boy in your past or a decision you made long ago that still keeps you awake at night on occasion.  I think if everyone (myself included) were given the opportunity to find out how things could have been […]

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Hot Tub Time Machine: The Music Video!

This press release came across my desk last Friday.  It was just too funny to ignore.  To coincide with the release of Hot Tub Time Machine on Blu-ray June 29th, Fox wants you to see the brand new and insanely funny content starring Rob Cordry, Craig Robinson, John Cusack and Clark Duke.  This movie looks hilarious […]

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