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Black or White (Blu-ray Review)

Black or White from writer/director Mike Binder (The Upside of Anger, Reign Over Me) concerns the custody of Eloise, who after her white mother died in childbirth, is raised by her white grandparents, Elliott (Kevin Costner) and Carol (Jennifer Ehle).  After Carol dies in an accident, a custody battle ensues between Elliott and Eloise’s black […]

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Get On Up (Blu-ray Review)

Given the strength of the lead performance and some other aspects, at this point, I am pretty fine with saying Get On Up was one of the more underrated films from 2014.  I am a big fan of James Brown and was happy to go in to this film pretty open-minded (as I generally do).  […]

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Snowpiercer (Blu-ray Review)

I enjoy science fiction stories quite a bit.  Whether it ranges from plausible ideas regarding the future of our current society or to things a bit more abstract, I love seeing creativity on display.  This especially goes for sci-fi films that allow a large number of filmmakers, actors, production designers, etc., to develop worlds, stories, […]

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Halloween: The Complete Collection – 10 Disc Edition (Blu-ray Review)

What seems to be little known is that there were actually two versions of Halloween: The Complete Collection back on September 23rd.  Most every bit of press and excitement wen toward the Deluxe Limited Edition that came with 15 discs.  And rightfully so.  There was another, more basic edition, released as well.  That one is […]

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All Aboard For SNOWPIERCER, Coming To Blu-ray This October!

One of my favorite films of the year (Review HERE) and destined to become a cult classic, Snowpiercer is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on October 21st.  This is the film set in a frozen world, where the earth’s population is contained entirely on board a train that circles the globe.  Directed by Bong Joon-Ho, the […]

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Get On Up Is Out Of Sight (Movie Review)

There is a level of familiarity to musician biopics at this point that tends to keep me from becoming too excited about the prospect of a new one.  With varying degrees of separation, they mostly tend to follow a formula, much like any film that hits similar beats as its predecessors within the same sub-genres […]

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Step Onto ‘Snowpiercer’ And Hold On Tight (Movie Review)

I enjoy science fiction stories quite a bit.  Whether it ranges from plausible ideas regarding the future of our current society or to things a bit more abstract, I love the creativity on display.  This especially goes for sci-fi films, which allow a large number of filmmakers, actors, production designers, etc., to develop worlds, stories, […]

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Fruitvale Station (Blu-ray Review)

Let’s get one thing straight.  Ordinarily, this is not a film I would watch.  Right off the bat it has a couple strikes against as far as movies that I would find appealing.  Let’s take this flick’s trailer for instance.  Yawn.  I was bored out of my mind when I first saw it and I […]

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Fruitvale Station Rolls Onto Blu-ray In January

All I know is this movie is supposed to be da bomb!  I have yet to see it yet, but all my reviewer friends had nothing but mad praise for this one.  So Fruitvale Station is in my future on the Blu-ray format and now it’s in yours too!  Every step will bring you closer […]

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The Fantastic ‘Fruitvale Station’ Is A Look At A Man Caught Up (Movie Review)

It must be hard to be so simple.  Fruitvale Station has the feel of a very straightforward film, were one to break it down into its basic structure.  We follow one man throughout his day.  We see where he lives, whom he interacts with, and it all ends on a tragic note.  It also happens […]

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Time to get ‘Smashed’ on Blu-ray March 12!

SMASHED, the powerful and gripping drama starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and two-time Emmy Award®-winner Aaron Paul (TV’s “Breaking Bad,” Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, 2012; 2010), arrives on Blu-ray™and DVD March 12th from Sony Pictures Classics and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The star-studded supporting cast includes Nick Offerman (TV’s “Parks & Recreation”), […]

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‘The Help’ on Path for Oscar

Yes, yes, I know. This isn’t the typical Why So Blu movie review. We focus on pop culture flicks, usually consisting of comedies, science fiction, and kick-ass action films. The Help does not fall under any of those three categories. Yet, like last year’s The King’s Speech, this movie is too good not to talk about here.  Just […]

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