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Little Women (Blu-ray Review)

It saddens me to say, but quite possibly my largest blind spot in the Academy Award nominated films from 2019 was Greta Gerwig’s new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. Gerwig’s Lady Bird was one of my absolute favorite films of 2017 and (Like her acting output) I’ll see anything she directs. Unfortunately, for […]

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LITTLE WOMEN Releases On Plain, Standard Blu-ray March 10th

Nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Greta Gerwig’s fresh, unique and modern adaptation of the timeless Louisa May Alcott masterpiece LITTLE WOMEN comes home on Digital March 10 and Blu-ray™ and DVD April 7 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The Blu-ray, DVD and digital releases will take viewers even deeper into the beloved story […]

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Peter’s Picture Perfect Top Ten Movies of 2019

I’m calling it. 2019 was the best end of the decade year since 1999. If I had the time, I could have easily made a list of 25 or maybe even 50 films. The MCU came to a conclusion (for now) with the fantastic crowd pleaser and box office record-breaker Avengers: Endgame. Studio pics and one particular […]

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Little Women Make A Big Impact (Movie Review)

The best film of the holiday season has arrived. Writer/Director Greta Gerwig follows up her acclaimed debut, Ladybird, with nary a sophomore slump. Time will tell, but Little Women may be better than her 2017 Best Picture nominee. Ladybird made Gerwig the fifth woman ever to receive a Best Director nom by The Academy Of Motion […]

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Mary Queen of Scots (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Mary Queen of Scots will forever I’m afraid be known as Johnny Depp’s sequel to Alice in Wonderland where he reprises his role of the Mad Hatter.  I’m joking of course, but you did see the way Margot Robbie looks in the film’s trailer did you not?  The resemblance is uncanny.  Ha ha.  Okay now […]

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Lady Bird (Blu-ray Review)

Nominated for five Academy Awards and winning over critics and audiences alike this past fall was Greta Gerwig’s feature directorial debut, Lady Bird.  The coming of age tale of a teen girl going through her senior year at the beginning of this century brought another strong performance from Saoirse Ronan, and maybe put more than […]

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Crash Into LADY BIRD On Blu-ray March 6th!

The Oscar® nominated* coming-of-age comedy, Lady Bird, arrives on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital) and DVD March 6 from Lionsgate. From her own semi-autobiographical script and making her solo directorial debut, Greta Gerwig’s (Frances Ha, 20th Century Women) Lady Bird follows a wildly opinionated and adventurous woman as she navigates her way through adulthood trying to find her true identity. Rotten Tomatoes Certified […]

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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Ten New Indie Titles

Since those top lists of ten are always popular columns, why not attach such a number to my weekly indie roundup?  Yup, I’m tenaciously tackling a triumphant ten smaller cinematic flicks to give smaller film fare lovers a much needed critical head’s up.  Tales of angry moms and their big billboards, curious teen gals with […]

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Forgotten Friday Flick – “Hanna”

With Wonder Woman looking to kick a little cinematic ass this weekend, it felt right to explore a past picture with equal amounts of feisty female hand-to-hand combat but for the pint size set – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick!  Having already covered the likes of Anne Parillaud in La Femme Nikita and Melanie Griffith […]

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Lost River (Blu-ray Review)

Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut film, “Lost River,” will debuted on Blu-ray and DVD this week. The film, which screened at the SXSW Film Festival, is also available via national digital release.  The film, from Sierra Affinity, Phantasma Films and Bold Films, stars Christina Hendricks (TV’s “Mad Men”), Saoirse Ronan (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”), Iain De Caestecker […]

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FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES RE-RELEASES GOLDEN GLOBE® BEST PICTURE WINNER “THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL”

With 9 Academy Award nominations and the love from many, including many of us at Why So Blu, this announcement of the Wes Anderson’s acclaimed film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, heading back to theaters is a very happy one to report.  You can read our Top Ten lists or check out my review of the Blu-ray HERE, but […]

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Muppets Most Wanted (Blu-ray Review)

The Muppets was a ceremonious return of our Jim Henson puppeteered crew of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzy Bear, Gonzo and all our Muppet pals.  It was also a pretty sweeping success, so of course with there was going to be a sequel.  However, Jason Segel made it clear he was one-and-done so he […]

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Justin and the Knights of Valor (Blu-ray Review)

I don’t know who or what a Justin and the Knights of Valor is. The Blu-ray cover artwork indicates that it’s a CGI animated film and that Antonio Banderas presents it. Upon further inspection I see the voice talents of some of my favorite actors in the mix. Ok, now we’re talking. I decided to review the Blu-ray […]

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The Grand Budapest Hotel (Blu-ray Review)

The Grand Budapest Hotel is a film not only packed with characters, sets, costumes, and all the things that tend to typify writer/director Wes Anderson’s style, it is also packed with story.  It is becoming more and more clear to me how much Anderson enjoys having films that are about stories being told to an […]

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Check Into Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel On Blu-ray This June

One of the best films of the first half of this year is arriving on Blu-ray on June 17th.  I was a big fan of Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and was happy to catch it a couple times in theater (Review HERE), as well interview some of the cast and crew (HERE).  The […]

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Wes Anderson’s Style Adorns ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ (Movie Review)

The Grand Budapest Hotel is a film not only packed with characters, sets, costumes, and all the things that tend to typify writer/director Wes Anderson’s style, it is also packed with story.  It is becoming more and more clear to me how much Anderson enjoys having films that are about stories being told to an […]

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How I Live Now (Blu-ray Review)

Set in the near-future UK, Saoirse Ronan plays Daisy, an American teenager sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside. Initially withdrawn and alienated, she begins to warm up to her charming surroundings and strikes up a romance with the handsome Edmund (George MacKay). But on the fringes of their idyllic summer days are […]

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‘How I Live Now’ on Blu-ray and DVD February 11th!

Directed by Academy Award-winner Kevin MacDonald (Marley, State of Play, The Last King of Scotland) and starring Oscar®-nominee Saoirse Ronan (The Host, Hanna, The Way Back, The Lovely Bones, Atonement), the thought-provoking and engrossing drama How I Live Now arrives on Blu-ray and DVD February 11 from Magnolia Home Entertainment.  Based on the award-winning young […]

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