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Sicario - Movie Review

This picture isn’t going to be pretty

The Martian - Movie Review

Perfectly balanced with equal parts humor, terror and nerdy science

The Intern - Movie Review

simply not enough here to recommend this as anything more than a Redbox or Netflix rental

Hellions - Movie Review

More of a trick than a treat.

Avengers: Age of Ultron - Blu-ray Review

Whedon has delivered again

Magic Mike XXL - Blu-ray Review

Lacks the same wit, charm, and gritty ambiance of the original

Cinderella (2015) - Blu-ray Review

This is one enchanting evening you will not want to miss.

Marvel's Agent Carter - Blu-ray Review

Amazon and DIsney dropped the ball!

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Avengers: Age of Ultron - Blu-ray Review

Avengers: Age of Ultron - Movie ReviewI stopped doubting Marvel’s ambitious or, some would argue, arrogant insistence their multi-film magnum opus would succeed after seeing the first Avengers film. That was just a masterpiece of big budget carnage, and character-driven fun. Something, if I’d remembered   ...

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Magic Mike XXL - Blu-ray Review

Magic Mike - Movie ReviewApparently Steven Soderbergh and filmmakers were so caught off guard (as were we) by the surprising success of 2012’s Magic Mike, that they failed to incorporate a natural segue that leads into a second chapter. But that’s never stopped Hollywood from plowing forth  ...

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Christine (1983) - Blu-ray Review

Christine - Blu-ray ReviewJohn Carpenter’s Christine is a masterpiece.  There.  I said it.  There’s simply no other way to put it.  Criminally underrated by damn near every critic, its release this week on blu – thanks to Sony Entertainment – offers me the opportunity to argue for its reconsideration as  ...

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Sicario - Movie Review

Sicario - Movie ReviewWow.  To think it was just earlier this week that I wrote about how gruesome Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno is and why that graphic repugnance is much needed in our uber-safeguarded world.  Following in step with that line of thought comes director Denis Villeneuve   ...

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The Martian - Movie Review

The Martian - Movie ReviewAmongst the many memorable moments that occur during director Ridley Scott’s new film The Martian, is one particularly moving episode that perfectly illustrates that the director “gets it” and that his film has been constructed with loads of loving care and meticulous attention  ...

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The Green Inferno - Movie Review

The Green INferno - Movie ReviewWriter/director Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel I & II, and Aftershock) might just need to be crowned the new King of Putrid.  A self-confessed connoisseur of gore and Grindhouse alum, Roth’s work in the genre is living proof that the exploitation flick is not forgotten and definitely ...

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The Invisible Monster (1950) - Blu-ray Review

The Invisible Monster (1950) - Blu-ray ReviewWhen Olive Films announced that they would be releasing Republic's The Invisible Monster, a 12-part serial from 1950, on blu-ray my excitement shot through the roof.  Audiences (myself included) would finally be able to see the  the Phantom Ruler in all his HD glory ...

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The Sentinel (1977) - Blu-ray Review

The Sentinel - Blu-ray ReviewGod bless Burgess Meredith.  I mean really.  God bless him.  Whether cantankerous, goofy, or playing a booklover facing a world without people and spectacles, his performances dramatically elevates the material.  Here, in Michael Winner’s atmospheric The Sentinel, his  ...

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The Intern - Movie Review

The Intern - Movie ReviewWriter/director Nancy Meyers (The Parent Trap, Something’s Gotta Give) takes on the American generation gap and mixes in clichéd beats of gender role reversal in her latest called The Intern, a film which would come and go without much notice were it not for the surprising chemistry  ...

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Hellions - Movie Review

Hellions - Movie ReviewStitching with a thick thread of isolation, director Bruce McDonald explores a day full of horror as one teen is left alone on Halloween night after receiving a whole lot of unexpected news. Something is growing inside her. Hellions, a Canadian produced feature opening in  ...

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