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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray Review)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box office records upon its debut to become the cinematic event of a generation with over $926 million domestic and $2.05 billion worldwide. As announced this morning by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Iger at The Walt Disney Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders, the epic movie will […]

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Inside Llewyn Davis (Criterion Collection)

So few directors can infuse the story of a struggling, down on his luck musician with so much unapologetic dark humor and persistent optimism. The Coen Brothers achieve just that with Inside Llewyn Davis. Oscar Isaac delivers an incredibly stirring performance, delivering deep soulful ballads that will leave the viewer entranced. Living a squanderous life of some […]

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Show Me A Hero (Blu-ray Review)

This true story takes place during the late 80’s in Yonkers, New York.  The newly elected 28 year old Mayor Nick Wasicsko has a major housing crisis to deal with.  The courts have ruled that the city of Yonkers must build new low income housing witch would integrate and diversify traditionally white neighborhoods.  Needless to […]

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Golden Globe Winner Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund Star in MOJAVE Arriving on Blu-ray This April

Mojave is a classic, cerebral thriller about a brilliant artist who attempts to escape his privileged existence by heading out to the desert, only to encounter homicidal, chameleon-like drifter. Golden Globe® winner Oscar Isaac stars in his most intensely evil role in the riveting thriller Mojave, which arrives on Blu-ray™ + Digital HD and DVD + Digital April […]

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Aaron’s Top Ten Films Of 2015

2015 has come to an end and now I get to post my favorite films of the year. This is never an easy list to put together and having seen 150+ films theatrically this past year, it was a challenge, but it is always fun to do and I’ve come up with a ranked list […]

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Brian White’s Top 10 Favorite Films of 2015

It’s that time of the year again.  I generally hate this time of the year not because of the holidays, but because it means nothing but cold and deadness outside and in a reviewer’s world, the dreaded TOP 10 Favorite Films lists as well.  Last year there was an influx of good movies released theatrically (IMO) making […]

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A New & Familiar Adventure In A Galaxy Far Far Away…

I promised myself I wasn’t going to do this.  Since Austin did not screen Star Wars: The Force Awakens for us prior to its release like glorious Los Angeles did for all my friends out there I told myself no way was I going to write a movie review for free about a film entry […]

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Ex Machina (Blu-ray Review)

There’s something about A24’s Ex Machina that brings warm thoughts to my human mind.  Maybe it’s because of their sleeper hit last year, Under the Skin, which I could not get enough of or maybe it’s because this one seeds psychosis within your head, in the way that only a great artificial intelligence film can.  Yes, […]

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SDCC 2015: Star Wars Panel

Chris Hardwick, “BACK AGAIN!” he says!  The crowd cheers, this is the biggest panel today in Hall H.  People have filled in every little blank and gap. “This is an experience just this group of us will have for the rest of our lives.”

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Win ‘Ex Machina’ on Blu-ray in Our Exclusive Giveaway Contest!

Anyone else excited for this Blu-ray title?  The stylish, psychological thriller Ex Machina will leave audiences visually and emotionally enthralled when it arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) July 14th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.  After blowing away critics at its U.S.premiere at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, the highly anticipatedsci-fi film was theatrically released by A24 […]

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Psychological Thriller ‘Ex Machina’ Infiltrates Blu-ray July 14th

The stylish, psychological thriller Ex Machina will leave audiences visually and emotionally enthralled when it arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) July 14th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.  After blowing away critics at its U.S.premiere at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, the highly anticipatedsci-fi film was theatrically released by A24 and has been applauded as “sizzlingly smart, […]

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“Chewie, We’re Home” New STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Trailer Debuts At Celebration 2015!

Well, we’ve been waiting what seems like forever for this moment since it was made “official” not too long ago.  This is our second and a meatier look at STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, the seventh film in the official Star Wars saga.  It was unveiled today at Celebration, the big time Star Wars convention. […]

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Critically Acclaimed, Gripping Crime Drama A Most Violent Year Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD April 7

Golden Globe® nominee Oscar Isaac (Best Actor, Inside Llewyn Davis, 2014) and Academy Award®nominee Jessica Chastain (Best Actress, Zero Dark Thirty, 2012) star alongside Golden Globe® nominee David Oyelowo (Best Actor, Selma, 2015), Alessandro Nivola (Selma) and Academy Award® nominee Albert Brooks (Best Supporting Actor, Broadcast News, 1987) in the gangster-filled crime-thriller A Most Violent […]

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The Two Faces Of January (Blu-ray Review)

Screenwriter Hossein Amini makes a stylish directing debut with this sleek thriller set in Greece and Istanbul, 1962. Intrigue begins at the Parthenon when wealthy American tourists Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen) and his young wife Collete (Kirsten Dunst) meet American expat Rydal (Oscar Isaac), a scammer working as a tour guide. Instead of becoming his latest […]

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‘A Most Violent Year,’ A Most Wonderful Film (Movie Review)

There is something I find fascinating about a man struggling not to be a criminal.  This was something played to near-perfection by Al Pacino in The Godfather films, but it is a character type that we have seen a lot in the crime and gangster films before and since those first two ‘masterpieces.’  In regards […]

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Two Thrilling Releases From Magnolia Home Entertainment Arriving On Blu-ray January 13

Magnolia Home Entertainment is releasing the fantastic thriller The Two Faces of January as well as the critically acclaimed horrorThe Honeymoon on Blu-ray and DVD January 13. More information about these titles can be found below.  . . . . . .

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INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS arrives on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital This March

One of my favorite films of 2013 and another great film from Joel and Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis is a fantastic film about the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.  That premise may not automatically interest everyone, but the joy of a Coen brothers film is the way they find ways to make brilliant films […]

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Hold Onto Your Potatoes…Laney Loves Her Time ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ (Movie Review)

Once again and without disappointment, the Coen brothers showcase their talent for delivering an impeccably honest journey of life affirmation as told by Inside Llewyn Davis. Just as important, and equally as impressive, is T Bone Burnett’s contribution to the soundtrack. The film travels the same avenue as O Brother, Where Art Thou in that […]

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