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Citizenfour - Movie Review

As chilling as anything you'll see this year

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

A towering blockbuster of a film

Dumb and Dumber To - Movie Review

Will go down as the crown prince of sequels that should have never been made.

Rosewater - Movie Review

Surprisingly funny, but one mustn’t necessarily be a fan of Stewart’s “style” to get it

22 Jump Street - Blu-ray Review

Has a lot of fun with itself and so do we

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For - Blu-ray Review

"Rape. Murder. It's just a shot away."

How to Train Your Dragon 2 - Blu-ray Review

Like a crash course lesson in How To Make a Sequel

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Blu-ray Review

Now on sparkling blu-ray

New on Blu-ray

Shock Waves (1977) - Blu-ray Review

Shock Waves - Blu-ray ReviewThere are little things more unsettling than zombie Nazis rising from calm waters somewhere off the coast of Florida. These top secret storm troopers cannot be stopped once they’ve risen from the depths of Hell’s ocean. Shock Waves, one of the handful of "sleeper"  ...

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The Park is Open: JURASSIC WORLD Trailer

Jurassic World - Movie TrailerSynopsis: Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team  ...

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The Babadook - Movie Review

The Babadook - Movie ReviewHoly crap.  Holy crap.  HOLY CRAP. That’s the only thing I could stammer after releasing my grip from the theater armrests upon the completion of writer/director Jennifer Kent’s chilling The Babadook.  This intelligent horror film does more than make you jump out of your seat ...

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) - Blu-ray Review

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) - Blu-ray ReviewThe Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is the tale of a madman told through the eyes of another madman; a film so daunting it’s horrifying. Yes, here it is: the very first horror film and still its influence is felt. There is no argument there. It is also, with its exaggerated backgrounds and sharp  ...

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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For - Blu-ray Review

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For - Movie ReviewSex.  Violence.  Crisp cinematography.  Frank Miller’s black and white comic canvas with splotches of color from time to time.  Welcome back to Sin City.  It’s been nearly a decade since last we walked its violent stylized streets.  And how well you enjoyed the first one  ...

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22 Jump Street - Blu-ray Review

22 Jump Street - Movie ReviewDoes Hollywood even recognize and appreciate the stinging jabs we movie-going public take at the industry for its absurd need to build a franchise out of any movie that makes a buck. Does it laugh at its own doings when a film’s title is longer to the right of the colon than  ...

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Moontrap: 25th Anniversary Edition (1989) - Blu-ray Review

Moontrap (1989) - Blu-ray ReviewYour choices are: (a) Ambitious (b) Pedestrian (c) Quaint.  Circle one of the words and you could anchor a review of Moontrap, written by Tex Ragsdale, around it.  For this review, it works best if I take elements from all three words because the flick is all about the gooey  ...

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - Movie Review

The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay - Part 1 - Movie ReviewKatniss Everdeen will indeed go down as one of the most influential teenage literary characters of our time. Safe to say that Harry Potter still tops that list. A disclaimer first, as to say that I have not to this point, read any of Suzanne Collin’s Hunger Games trilogy of novels,   ...

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Citizenfour - Movie Review

Citizen Four - Movie ReviewIn Laura Poitras’ gripping documentary Citizenfour, whistle-blower Edward Snowden, a former contractor with the National Security Agency who leaked classified documents on the agency’s top-secret surveillance programs, continually insists he’s not the story. But in  ...

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Watch: The Pitches are Back in First Trailer for PITCH PERFECT 2

Pitch Perfect 2 - Movie TrailerSynopsis: The story of "Cinderella" follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella  ...

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