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Last Vegas (Blu-ray Review)

On the surface, after seeing multiple television spots initially, Last Vegas appeared to be nothing more than a cash grab at the box office as the older generation’s version of the wildly popular first entry in the franchise, The Hangover.  Heck, it’s even about four friends and a bachelor party in Vegas!  How much more convincing can that […]

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‘Last Vegas’ Gambles on Blu-ray This January!

I have to admit.  I really wanted nothing to do with Last Vegas theatrically, but after reluctantly taking the trip with it, I actually liked it.  It did not top anybody’s Top 10 lists last year, at least I don’t think it did, but that did not stop me from having a good time with […]

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Four Friends and a Funeral in ‘Last Vegas’ (Movie Review)

On the surface, after seeing multiple television spots as of late, Last Vegas appears to be nothing more than a cash grab at the box office as the older generation’s version of the wildly popular first entry in the franchise, The Hangover.  Heck, it’s even about four friends and a bachelor party in Vegas!  How […]

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They May Seem Nice, But You Can Leave ‘The Family’ Alone (Movie Review)

A good crime comedy is always something I am happy to embrace.  I was ready to walk away from this Luc Besson-directed mob comedy with a bit of a smile on my face, but fugetaboutit.  For the most part, The Family works as a sort of quirky fish-out-of-water film.  It has a family living in […]

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Silver Linings Playbook Movie Review – Just Seen It

Liz and Salim are joined by guest reviewer Aaron Neuwirth to discuss this new romantic comedy with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawnrence. Starring Liz Manashil, Salim Lemelle and Aaron Neuwirth. Directed by Amy Taylor. Synopsis: Released from a mental institution, Pat moves back in with his parents. As he tries to reconcile with his ex-wife, […]

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‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Is A Dark, Romantic Comedy With A Great Layer Of Sweetness (Movie Review)

Silver Linings Playbook is a film by writer/director David O. Russell (Three Kings, The Fighter), which is much better than one would believe it to be.  From the outside, it looks like a story of good-looking people with problems, who may inevitably end up together.  In lesser hands, this material could seem trite, but the […]

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The Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection Is Available to Pre-Order!

Celebrating Quentin Tarantino’s legendary film-making, Lionsgate and Miramax are proud to present the Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection, arriving on Blu-ray Disc November 20th.  Tarantino XX contains eight films chosen by Tarantino to illustrate the first 20 years of his career, featuring the films that helped define his early success, including Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp […]

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Freelancers (Blu-ray Review)

Robert De Niro seems to be letting Nic Cage take all the credit for taking on any role that comes his way.  Maybe it is because Nic Cage has more energy in him (that’s why he’s the Rage Cage), while De Niro’s lesser projects seem to involve him sleepwalking through random supporting roles.  Freelancers finds […]

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Cop Land (Blu-ray Review)

The late 90’s have caught up to me again, yo! Cop Land was to be the ensemble drama to end the decade. You had Sylvester Stallone, Ray Liotta, Harvey Keitel, and Robert De Niro headlining the film, but you also had Stallone not playing an “ordinary” character. Up until that point he was known as […]

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Killer Elite Arrives on Blu-ray January 10!

Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite is a gritty battle between guns-for-hire that has been hailed as “one of the best action thrillers of the year!” by Richard Roeper, ReelzChannel.  Pitting two of the world’s most elite operatives against the cunning leader of a secret military society, Killer Elite stars Jason Statham (The Transporter, Death […]

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Standard Statham Romp Gets Star Aid In ‘Killer Elite’

It is sometimes fun to write about the various adventures of Jason Statham, but other times it can present a challenge.  Being perhaps the only pure modern action star of today, when Jason Statham makes a fun action movie, it is worth getting excited about and easy to go into detail about his latest wild […]

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This July…Action-Packed Thrills on Blu-ray are ‘Limitless’

My boy is all over the place nowadays!  You see, I discovered him.  Yep.  That’s right.  I discovered Bradley Cooper.  I remember telling my wife when we used to watch Alias that Bradley Cooper was going to be a big star one day.  She didn’t believe me.  I’m always right.  Remember that.  LOL.  Anyway, here’s […]

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Trashy Thriller Plot Narrows ‘Limitless’ Potential

Limitless is based around the notion of a myth and a “what if” question.  The myth involves the idea that people only use about 10% of their brains.  This film asks the question – what if you could take a pill that would open up the rest of your mind.  What follows is a story […]

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Little Fockers Invade Blu-ray This April

Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro reteam on Blu-ray with the hilarious cast of the beloved Meet The Parents and Meet The Fockers in the #1 comedy blockbuster, Little Fockers, April 5th. The Universal Studios Blu-ray Combo Pack features an alternate opening and ending, featurettes, behind the scenes footage and so much more.  And for a […]

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“Taxi Driver” Picks You Up On Blu-ray April 5th

Oh yes, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is finally bringing Taxi Driver to the Blu-ray format this April!  Taxi Driver is considered one of the best character studies and even one of the best films of all time.  What will truly separate this release from all the others that have come before is that SPHE has […]

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Raging Bull – 30th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Review)

The genesis of what many people consider Martin Scorsese’s finest achievement happened thanks to Robert De Niro.  De Niro had read Jake La Motta’s autobiography while he was filming The Godfather Part II and he was convinced that it would make a compelling movie and began to try to convince director Martin Scorsese to direct […]

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Machete (Blu-ray Review)

Four years ago we caught a glimpse of a fake trailer that would forever change the world of exploitation  cinema for years to come.  Machete! Originally used as a trailer to open Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror, fan reaction was enormous and the world wanted a full feature based on this mythical killing machine.  Robert Rodriguez […]

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‘Little Fockers’ Was Kind of Focking Funny

I don’t know why I wanted to see Little Fockers more, for my love of the first two films or that the lovely Jessica Alba would be partaking in the newest entry of Meet The Parents?  However, I will say this.  I have become less and less enchanted with Mrs. Alba every time she opens […]

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