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Prisoners - Blu-ray Review

Prisoners - Movie ReviewOscar-nominated director Denis Villeneuve teams up with Oscar nominees Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal in Prisoners, a twisting thriller that – while involving – is not nearly as smart as the screenplay thinks it is.  For the careful observer, much of Prisoners is ...

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (The Unrated Rich Mahogany Edition) - Blu-ray Review

Anchorman: The legend of Ron Burgundy - Blu-ray Review

Como estan, beetches?Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is one of those comedies – like Animal House, This is Spinal Tap, Caddyshack, and Hot Rod – that only gets better the more times you watch it.  It rewards the repeat viewer with its never-ending ...

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Duck Dynasty: Seasons 1 – 3 Collector’s Set - Blu-ray Review

Duck Dynasty: Seasons 1-3 - Blu-ray ReviewHaving never even seen one episode of A&E’s Duck Dynasty, I went into this Blu-ray set knowing only two things about it: rich rednecks and camouflage.  I am now 46-episodes educated into what makes The Robertson clan so attractive to television viewers ...

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RED 2 - Blu-ray Review

Red 2 - Blu-ray ReviewWhen RED, the sleeper hit comedy of 2010, opened, the over-50 audience finally has something to cheer for.  So did the all the young turks.  That’s certainly an accomplishment when the most of the cast sports AARP cards and walkers. Based off the limited  ...

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Knightriders (1981) - Blu-ray Review

Knightriders - Blu-ray Review Writer/director George A. Romero (The Night Of The Living Dead series) might have made his name with the undead but he doesn’t always wear the horror helmet.  With Knightriders, a King Arthur-style Renaissance Fair movie complete with jousting on ...

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Fright Night 2: New Blood - Blu-ray Review

Fright Night 2: New Blood - Blu-ray ReviewTom Holland’s 1985 vampire in your neighbourhood jaunt was a really enjoyable, of its time, funny and scary composite of a movie. It has a cult following, and in many people’s eyes, is a classic from a very fertile and brave era of filmmaking. A sequel followed a ...

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The Horror Show (1989) - Blu-ray Review

The Horror Show - Blu-ray Review The Horror Show, directed by James Isaac, has an interesting release history.  Critically panned, the film was eventually released overseas as the third film in the House series although it has nothing to do with a haunted house.  Weird, right?  The producers ...

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JFK - Blu-ray Review - Limited Edition Steelbook

JFK - Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-rayBeing an Australian, I remember American history not being a voraciously covered subject in school or of enormous interest to the general population thereafter. But there are some events that transcend continents, and embed themselves even in the disinterested ...

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Body Bags: Collector’s Edition (1993) - Blu-ray Review

Body Bags - Blu-ray Review Scream Factory, an imprint of Shout! Factory, and its love affair with writer/director John Carpenter continues with the release of Showtime’s anthology of horror, Body Bags.  Comprised of three short films – two directed by Carpenter and one directed by  ...

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The World's End - Blu-ray Review

The World's End - Movie Review Saving the best for the last, director Edgar Wright and star Simon Pegg nicely wrap up their “Cornetto” trilogy with The World’s End.  It is a movie that is refreshing and hilarious and – shockingly enough – full of heart.  If you thought Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz was ...

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Assault on Precinct 13: Collector's Edition (1976) - Blu-ray Review

Assault on Precinct 13 - Blu-ray Review Director John Carpenter does director Howard Hawks.  Call Assault on Precinct 13 the premiere urban western because, in the era before the action movie craze, that’s exactly what this lean and mean to the extreme movie is. In what amounts to an updated ...

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Night of the Comet (1984) - Blu-ray Review

Night of the Comet - Blu-ray Review The comets are coming!!  The comets are coming!!  Science fiction gets satirized in writer/director Thom Eberhardt’s fantastic Night of the Comet.  Released the same year as David Lynch’s Dune and 2010, this entry into the genre was – while the reviews were ...

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We're the Millers - Blu-ray Review

We're the Millers - Movie Review In a summer chock-full of underwhelming tentpole features, superhero misfires, and a general box office malaise threatening to change how movies are made, it’s refreshing to find a bit of relief in the least likely of places: a film that stars Jennifer Aniston - the sweet ...

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City Lights (1931) - Blu-ray Review

City Lights - Blu-ray Review The critics said it couldn’t be done.  After the advent of sound in motion pictures, the silent film reels audiences loved before would be considered passé.  The success of Al Jolson in The Jazz Singer had changed all that. People wanted “talkies” and producers always ...

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Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror - 2-Disc Deluxe Remastered Edition (1922) - Blu-ray Review

Nosferatu - Blu-ray Review The script goes, “Fear was lurking in every corner of town.  Who was still healthy?  Who was sick?”  No, this isn’t from the pages of a Dr. Seuss book.  This is from the Intertitles of F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror; the first and the absolute best ...

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