Reel Reviews

X-Men: Apocalypse

Well written, well performed, the spectacle is amazing

The Angry Birds Movie - Movie Review

If you are over the age of 7, fly away from this one.

The Nice Guys - Movie Review

Succeeds on almost every level

Money Monster - Movie Review

The love child of Dog Day Afternoon and Network

The Darkness - Movie Review

Some family trips are best left to memories.

Deadpool - Movie Review

Witness the vulgarity-spouting vigilantism of Deadpool

Krampus - Movie Review

A carnival of gore and laughs - now on sparkling blu-ray

The Revenant - Blu-ray Review

A fierce display of cinematic power and passion

The Hallow - Blu-ray Review

Is, specifically, what horror as a genre needs to do to its audience: scare the living daylights out of them

New on Blu-ray

Dredd (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray) [UK] - Blu-ray Review

Dredd 3D - Blu-ray Review UK After the fiasco that was 1995’s Judge Dredd, fans of the popular character from British anthology 2000AD would wait almost two decades to see their beloved anti-hero return to the big screen. The order of the day for writer Alex Garland was to tell it straight ...

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Killer Joe - Blu-ray Review

Killer Joe - Movie Review Never before have a weaponized can of pumpkin pie filling and a sexualized leg of KFC dark meat been used to such hilariously cringe-worthy NC-17 effect as in Killer Joe, the latest collaboration between Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin and...

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Brave - Blu-ray Review [Region-Free] [UK]

Brave - Movie Review Pixar’s first foray into fairy tale territory started life out as The Bear and the Bow, went through a change of directors—losing their first female director, Brenda Chapman to the usually quoted creative differences—and came out the other end ...

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Movies to Look Out for in 2013

Movies coming in 20132012 saw the silver screen with sequels and remakes of superhero films, film adaptations of best-selling novels, and end-of-the-world stories. The Mayan Apocalypse trend also had its impact on the movie industry, lending the concept of time running out, and horrific images of  ...

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Premium Rush - Blu-ray Review

Premium Rush - Movie Review Joseph Gordon-Levitt does not have the best of days in David Koepp’s Premium Rush.  We do, though.  It's a solid, forward-thinking action flick that tries a bit too hard to be more than what it is: a high octane B-movie without need for brakes. With Koepp ...

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Promised Land - Movie Review

Promised Land - Movie ReviewIn Gus Van Sant’s Promised Land, screenwriters Matt Damon and John Krasinski present a well-rounded, yet emotionally-charged argument that attempts to build a compelling film around the controversial process of natural gas extraction known as hydraulic ...

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Sleepwalk With Me - Blu-ray Review

Sleepwalk With Me - Blu-ray Review Stand-up comedian Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk With Me reads more as a testimony from within the bleak halls of a go-nowhere relationship than about his marvelously dry stand-up comedy routine.  Yes, he sleepwalks and jokes about suffering from an REM behavior ...

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Liberal Arts - Blu-ray Review

Liberal Arts - Blu-ray Review “A Liberal Arts education will solve all your problems,” jokes writer/director/actor Josh Radnor (from CBS’ How I Met Your Mother).  It’s an ironic statement from the character he plays in his own Liberal Arts and one that certainly complicates matters between his ...

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Total Recall - Blu-ray Review

Total Recall - Movie Review Erase any memory you might have of Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall with Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Yes, even the three-breasted midget lady.  As fun as that one was, it’s time to get serious.  The memories of that blood-soaked campy action movie aren't needed ...

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Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) - Blu-ray Review

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians Something is wrong with the children of Mars and only Santa Claus can solve their mystery moodiness.  With enough misguided Christmas cheer to make the Hallmark channel all a-quiver with silent fright, a band of goofy green Martians (wearing green tights ...

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