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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

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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Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1994) - Blu-ray Review

Pumpkinhead II - Blood Wings - Blu-ray Review“This stuff is way beyond Ouija boards, you guys.” Do we need to ask why?  Someone somewhere at MGM couldn’t leave well enough alone and that’s the only answer you’ll get.  Of course, Pumpkinhead has to return and, of course, an irritating group of teenagers ...

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Watch the First Trailer for Disney's Live-action Cinderella

Cinderella 2015 - 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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The Sublime and Beautiful - Movie Review

The Sublime and Beautiful - Movie ReviewRedefining the slow burn, Los Angeles-filmmaker Blake Robbins takes audiences on a heart-wrenching journey through loss and grief as one family struggles after the death of their three children and the results are stunningly authentic. Robbins - who directs, produces ...

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Dolls: Collector's Edition (1987) - Blu-ray Review

Dolls: Collector's Edition (1987) - Blu-ray ReviewInspired by writer/director/producer and all around film icon Roger Corman, Stuart Gordon – the director of From Beyond and Re-Animator – decided to film another script while he still had the use of a large Italian studio space.  Dolls, about a group of possessed toys  ...

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