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‘The Giver’ on Blu-ray & DVD November 25th!

The Giver centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment.  Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths […]

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Received Lightweight Entertainment From ‘The Giver’ (Movie Review)

The Giver is the story of a young hero living in a futuristic society where a governing system has seemingly made everything perfect and free of chaos, with ruminating thoughts on possible corruption lurking just beneath the surface.  This seems like an interesting idea, were one not to realize how often it seems to come […]

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INTO THE WOODS Trailer Now Available on iTunes!

Today Disney has unveiled their teaser trailer for the upcoming live action film adaptation of the longtime favorite musical Into The Woods!  I saw this one long ago back in the 90s and remember it being quite a bit of good fun.  So, I’m kind of looking forward to seeing this.  It comes from Rob […]

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Dysfunctional Family Fun, Minus The Fun In ‘August: Osage County’ (Movie Review)

This matters very little in terms of my thoughts on the film, but I do not much care for the way this film is being marketed.  August: Osage County is a lot of things.  It is a well-acted drama, with some comedic moments.  It is based on an award-winning play by Tracy Letts.  It involves […]

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Hope Springs Movie Review – Just Seen It

Leah, Sean and David discuss the romantic dramedy starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell. Find out if the script is worthy of the performances. Starring Leah Aldridge (@leeleereads), Sean Wright and David Freedman (@ShowRunnerDave). Directed by , Liz Manashil (@LizManashil). Synopsis: After 31 years together, Kay finds herself in a loveless […]

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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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Mr. Fox is Fantastic on Blu-ray!

What’s Fantastic Mr. Fox you might ask?  Well acccording to our friend Bob it is an absolutely fantastic movie.  The movie has graced over 150 top ten lists as it has earned 3 Annie Anward nominations, awarded as a Best Animated Feature winner by over 7 critics associations and nominated for the Best Animated Feature […]

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Absolutely Fantastic!

Rather than try for a slavishly faithful adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book The Fantastic Mr. Fox, director Wes Anderson has opted to reshape it to suit his own distinctive style and themes.  The basic premise, that Mr. Fox (voiced by George Clooney) steals food and beverages from three mean and nasty farmers, is the same.  […]

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The Daily Blu…October 5, 2009

Wow!  What an awesome Monday!  Ordinarily I would be kidding except for the fact that Paramount officially announced a November 3rd Blu-ray release date for my #2 film of the year, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.  Words cannot even describe my excitement, but I will try and contain myself as I press on and […]

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