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La La Land - Movie Review

Unrealistic, ambitious, and charming as hell.

Jackie - Movie Review

A brutally honest historical epic with humanity at its core

Kill Command - Movie Review

It doesn’t hesitate. It doesn’t rush. Kill Command simply stuns.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Movie Review

Welcome to America, Potterheads.

Mechanic Resurrection - Blu-ray Review

Gets in, gets bloody, and gets the hell out.

Don't Breathe - Blu-ray Review

This is one sick puppy

War Dogs - Blu-ray Review

We laugh as if it is another Jonah Hill goofball comedy

Finding Dory - Blu-ray Review

Offers a much-needed message in today’s world of increasing intolerance for those who are different.

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La La Land - Movie Review

La La Land - Movie ReviewThere are few mainstream movies that leave me feeling inspired anymore. I can appreciate a good movie, for sure, but those magical films that leave me electrically charged or near tears are few and far between. La La Land is one of those rare films that somehow cuts   ...

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I Drink Your Blood: Limited Horror Hypo Edition (1971) - Blu-ray Review

I Drink Your Blood - Blu-ray ReviewIt is the first film to receive an X rating solely for its violent content.  I Drink Your Blood is also a masterpiece of the drive-in.  Its debut on blu-ray, thanks to Grindhouse Releasing, is an important one.  It is not to be missed. Writer/director David Durston (ABC’s Tales of ...

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Return of the Living Dead 3 (1992) - Blu-ray Review

Return of the Living Dead 3 (1992) - Blu-ray ReviewMelinda Clarke, who stars in Brian Yuzna’s Return of the Living Dead 3, might just be the hottest zombie ever to grace the silver screen. She is, after all, the original living dead girl. She’s a wild girl, complete with flaming red hair and ice-cold eyes. Her edgy personality and  ...

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The ALIEN Franchise: The Ripley Saga

Alien (1979)With Alien: Covenant about to hit screens in 2017, we thought we’d take a trip back and explore one of the most successful and often turbulent franchises in cinema history. This six part article series will take you from the beginning, through all the twists and turns, all the way through to Ridley Scott’s latest entry into the Alien legacy.

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The BFG - Blu-ray Review

The BFG - Movie ReviewDirector Steven Spielberg is no stranger to the fantastical realms that collide in his faithful adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1982 children’s classic book.  For many people like myself, Spielberg’s films were the main courses of our cinematic outings growing up. His filmography  ...

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Hell or High Water - Blu-ray Review

Hell or High Water - Movie ReviewIn David Mackenzie’s new film, Hell or High Water, the sprawling West Texas setting – as beautiful as it is rugged – conceals the crushing desolation of its sun-bleached towns whose futures have long since shriveled in the Texas heat. Hard-pressed ranchers, abandoned ...

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C.H.U.D. 2: Bud the C.H.U.D. (1988) - Blu-ray Review

C.H.U.D. 2: Bud the C.H.U.D. (1988) - Blu-ray Review“I’m a hungry man!”  When Vestron Pictures originally released C.H.U.D. 2: Bud the C.H.U.D. back in 1988, they knew exactly the type of movie they had on their hands.  And it wasn’t a horror flick.  The sheer lunacy of following up a horror film with a straight comedy might ...

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Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986) - Blu-ray Review

Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986) Blu-ray ReviewNevermind the fact that the theme song – performed by Yes’ Jon Anderson – plays something like four times throughout the movie. Please ignore the mess the film leaves as questions go unanswered. And, for the love of all that is holy, just appreciate what John  ...

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Daredevil: Season One (2015) - Blu-ray Review

Daredevil - Netflix FindsThe opening sequence. Pulsing music surges. An unnamed red liquid drizzles out over the darkness. Our lady of justice is formed, bathed by this crimson element. Familiar cityscapes are covered, too. New York City. A bridge forms.  Following it, an angel and its church  ...

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Jackie - Movie Review

Jackie - Movie Review of film detailsThe larger-than-life legacy of Jacqueline Kennedy, America’s favorite First Lady, gets another run through the Hollywood ringer, this time portrayed by Natalie Portman who disappears into her double-breasted pink Chanel suit in Pablo Larraín's Jackie, a brutally honest historical  ...

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