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Black Sea - Movie Review

A good film with some memorable turns by a worthy cast, but...

Mortdecai - Movie Review

Give it a chance. You may find yourself swept up in the madcap world of Mordecai

Blackhat - Movie Review

Someday someone will get this genre right…but it won’t be Hollywood.

Still Alice - Movie Review

A below average film elevated by an Oscar-worthy performance from an above average A-lister,

Downton Abbey: Season 5 - Blu-ray Review

Now on sparkling blu-ray!

The Book of Life - Blu-ray Review

Now on sparkling blu-ray!

Fury - Blu-ray Review

A good reminder about the consequences and true casualties of war

The Zero Theorem - Blu-ray Review

Now on sparkling blu-ray!

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The Book of Life - Blu-ray Review

The Book of Life - Blu-ray ReviewFrom producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes The Book of Life, an animated comedy with a unique visual style.  The film was (mostly) ignored upon its release last October.  It is, in fact, one of the must enchanting and exciting visual surprises of  ...

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Downton Abbey: Season Five

Downton Abbey - Season 5 - Blu-ray ReviewRomance - past romance, present romance and the promise of future romance - is in the air for As the Abbey Turns!  For a program that began its life intending to be merely a seven-part miniseries that ended on the brink of World War I (and which then won six Emmys), Julian Fellowes' ...

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The Zero Theorem - Blu-ray Review

The Zero Theorem - Blu-ray Review“I’ve never been an actual Luddite.  I don’t hate technology.  I just hate the religion around it.” – Terry Gilliam. Visoinary director (of the abstract dramedy) Terry Gilliam takes viewers back to the future with his latest offering of dystopian delicacies in The Zero ...

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Black Sea - Movie Review

Black Sea - Movie ReviewWith his slow-burn underwater thriller Black Sea, director Kevin Macdonald continues to explore his fascination with the human psyche under duress. Only this time, rather than the vast expanses of the Peruvian Andes in Touching the Void, or the African nation of   ...

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Fury - Blu-ray Review

Fury - Movie ReviewMachismo gets a proper dusting in writer/director David Ayer’s Fury.  This WWII tale of American soldiers at odds with themselves and the Germans around them is as grizzly and as violent as the war genre gets.  While it might not be an entirely true tale, a revisionist’s view  ...

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The Judge - Blu-ray Review

The Judge - Movie ReviewThe verdict is in. The Judge is one of the better films I have seen this year. The unstoppable force meets the immovable object, in a Downey-fied, Duvall-laden holds-no-punches emotional slobber knocker. Downey, continuing his journey up the “mountain,” of stardom has  ...

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Watch: First Teaser Trailer for Marvel's FANTASTIC FOUR

Fantastic Four - Movie TrailerSynopsis: The contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking  ...

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Mortdecai - Movie Review

Mortdecai - Movie ReviewIf you are tired of Johnny Depp or think he’s “played out” then you should stop reading this review right now.  In fact, don’t step foot anywhere near Mortdecai because you won’t be amused with anything you see.  I’ll give you a minute to collect your things and vacate the premises.  ...

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The Boxtrolls - Blu-ray Review

The Boxtrolls - Movie ReviewThe creative wizards over at Laika, who previously brought you Coraline and Paranorman, have waved their wands and – POOF! – done it again.   The Boxtrolls is another morbidly funny entry in their 3D stop motion animated film catalog and, while not as friendly as the  ...

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Annabelle - Blu-ray Review

Annabelle - Movie ReviewJames Wan’s smartly made The Conjuring gets its first spin-off with Annabelle.  The demonic doll that kicked off Wan’s movie gets her own headlining gig.  You shouldn’t go into this film with high expectations, though.  Annabelle is a certifiable disappointment.  Oh, it might  ...

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