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Jack Reacher (Blu-ray Review)

I’m not sure where I’ve been since 1997, but I’ve never heard of the name Jack Reacher until I heard news of the film being developed some years back.  Turns out Jack is quite the popular character from literary author Lee Child’s wildly “popular” series of novels.  Heck, this August will see the released of […]

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‘Jack Reacher’ on Blu-ray May 7th!

One of the most compelling heroes ever to step from novel to screen makes his highly-anticipated home entertainment debut when JACK REACHER blasts his way onto Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on May 7, 2013 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The film will be available for Digital Download on April 23rd.  Tom Cruise tackles the […]

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‘Jack Reacher’ Puts Cruise In A Tall Position To Act In A Cool Procedural (Movie Review)

Here’s the thing about Jack Reacher – You have to accept a few things in order to get into the film.  For fans of the book series, you will have to accept the physical stature of Tom Cruise.  For people who are iffy on Tom Cruise in general, you will have to believe that he […]

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Killing Them Softly Movie Review – Just Seen It

Sean, Leah and Liz review Brad Pitt’s newest mob drama with an all-star cast. Starring Sean Wright, Leah Aldridge and Liz Manashil. Directed by Amy Taylor. Synopsis: Thieves rob a mob-backed poker games and make off with a load of cash. So professional enforcer Jackie Cogan,, is brought in to track them down. But as he digs […]

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‘Killing Them Softly’ Is A Sly, Satirical, Mob Vehicle Driven By Pitt (Movie Review)

So here is a movie about wiseguys dealing with a mob heist, presidential politics, and the American financial crisis.  I have a feeling that some people are going to be upset with this film for not being what they expected.  Regardless, Killing Them Softly is a sly, dark comedy-drama, with Brad Pitt in a wonderfully […]

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Getaway on Blu-ray to the ‘Cabin in the Woods’

Here’s a film that totally took me by surprise to become my number one feature earlier this year.  It totally breaks away from the conventional chains and restrictive bonds of horror films and exploits the genre in ways not seen since the days of the Evil Dead franchise.  And I for one was never expecting […]

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The Cabin in the Woods (Movie Review)

Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think you know this story, think again. Starring Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, and Bradley Whitford.  From fan favorites Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard comes The Cabin in the Woods, a mind […]

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‘Cabin In The Woods’ Teaches An Old Dog New Tricks (Spoiler Free Review)

As soon as the marketing for The Cabin in the Woods finally started to kick into gear for this long-delayed release (MGM went bankrupt and the flick was left in limbo), I went on media blackout for it.  Having heard for so long that the movie is quite good and clever (which it is), but […]

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The Rum Diary (Blu-ray Review)

Based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary, follows itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) on an alcohol-fueled journey across the pristine island of Puerto Rico. Adopting the rum-soaked life of the island, Paul soon becomes obsessed with Chenault (Amber Heard) the wildly attractive fiancée of Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart), an American businessman […]

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Friends With Benefits (Blu-ray Review)

Dylan (Justin Timberlake) is done with relationships.  Jamie (Mila Kunis) decides to stop buying into the Hollywood clichés of true love.  When the two become friends they decide to try something new and take advantage of their mutual attraction – but without any emotional attachment. Physical pleasure without the entanglements.  Sounds easy enough for two […]

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Go Gonzo With ‘The Rum Diary’

In the 1998 Terry Gilliam film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which has Johnny Depp playing one of the various incarnations of writer Hunter S. Thompson, you could use many different adjectives and phrases to describe it, but a decidedly fun romp is not the one I would immediately jump to.  With The Rum […]

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The Rum Diary (Movie Review)

How often in life do we meet people that we know are just a perfect piece in our puzzle of life? Johnny Depp and Hunter S. Thompson’s friendship began in a bar, Christmas 1994 Aspen, Colorado not far from Thompson’s home. The two bonded instantly the first time they met. Johnny was a fan of […]

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Waiting For Forever (Blu-ray Review)

There comes a time when you are given an assignment that you don’t really want, but deep down you do want if even for pure aesthetic value.  Those “aesthetics” would be Rachel Bison.  Whether Waiting For Forever would be good or not is secondary.  There are those times where you just have to set aside […]

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Hall Pass (Blu-ray Review)

It’s been a while since we reviewed a dye-in-the-wool raunchy comedy here at Why So Blu.  Hall Pass is the latest comedy film by The Farrelly Brothers starring Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis.  This is not just Hall Pass, though.  This is Hall Pass: ENLARGED EDITION.  Will the Blu-ray promise to be…enlarged?  Okay, I feel […]

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Comic-Con 2010: Overture Films’ Let Me In

Some critics have heralded the Swedish film Let The Right One In as one of the greatest vampire flicks ever.  While I would not personally go that far, I will say it is pretty damn close.  What is the best vampire film of all time in my opinion?  Let’s not go there.  Let’s save that […]

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