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What Do Bull Durham, Kalifornia and Escape from New York Have in Common?

MGM may be struggling to get new movies off the ground, but the Blu-Rays keep on coming: in recent weeks, classics such as Bull Durham and Escape from New York have hit high definition, along with an early Brad Pitt thriller called Kalifornia. None of the films need the Blu-Ray format (Escape from New York […]

Animal Kingdom Movie Review

Animal Kingdom is the gritty and violent debut feature from talented writer/director David Michod.   Set in the dangerous Melbourne underworld, Animal Kingdom revolves around a young man thrust into a family of crime and the severe consequences that result.  Michod has crafted a near great yet slightly flawed film. Read the full Animal Kingdom movie […]

Netflix Makes Huge Online Streaming Move

There was a time when I understood why people would choose Blockbuster over Netflix: you could still get movies via mail, but deliver them to a brick-and-mortar store and retrieve a new movie instantaneously. Well, almost instantaneously, if you consider driving to the store, waiting in line, and driving home such a thing. It’s now […]

The Runaways Movie Review

“Jailbait.” What better way to describe Dakota Fanning in The Runaways, in which she plays sexy young starlet Cherie Currie opposite Kristen Stewart, who plays Joan Jett. Both onscreen and in real life, the young actress has suddenly transformed from eerily good child actor to can’t-wait-til-she’s-eighteen sex symbol (for creepy perverted men, not me – […]

Summer Movie Guide: 10 Movies to See in August 2010

The summer movie season is fading. It is, after all, August.  Unfortunately, the bad movies (G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra) far outweigh the good (The Sixth Sense) in this miserable month as studios drop the projects they at one point thought were worthy of greatness but have pretty much acknowledged most audiences would rather take […]

The Joneses Movie Review

People envy their neighbors and are willing to do – or buy – what it takes to be like them, according to the light drama The Joneses, which stars David Duchovny and Demi Moore as an enterprising “couple” who live and breathe product placements. The movie didn’t do well in theaters but is a surprisingly […]

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Movie Review

Who says PG-rated comedies can’t be funny? Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which has no big stars, is made for children and is based on a youth book series, has no right appealing to adults, but it does. Now out on DVD and Blu-Ray, Diary of a Wimpy Kid is one of the funniest and […]

BEN’D OVER: Not Just Yet

The trailer for Ben Affleck’s newest project, The Town, premiered this week setting the blogosphere aflutter with speculation that the film may bolster the thesp’s floundering career. The Town, set to bow in September, could be the shot in the arm that Affleck needs after years of films that are best enjoyed mid-sleep on an […]

Netflix Instant Play: The Original Inglorious Bastards

Similar name, but hardly the same. Be wary of the instant view flicks that may be a ‘cult classic’ to some but to others they are hours you won’t get back. It’s late at night, insomnia is visiting and nothing much is on the cable/satellite. That’s Ok because getting out of bed is not a […]

Does the Kick-Ass Blu-Ray Kick Ass?

That’s the question on everyone’s minds: Does the Kick-Ass Blu-Ray kick ass? There’s a reason why “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” hasn’t yet been repealed, or the economy hasn’t fully recovered. Everyone is just preoccupied with this nagging question. The answer: it’s pretty good. Kick ass? Maybe not, but Lionsgate doesn’t want to get ahead of […]

Steve Carell: The Good and the Not-So-Good

Actor Steve Carell has been solid even when scripts faltered – which has not been that often. Whether as the lead actor or as a supporting cast member, Steve Carell brings a quality to the screen that is hard to find among comedic-based actors – he brings a sincerity that defies the situation regardless of […]

The White Ribbon Movie Review

A couple years ago, I took a quiz on Facebook to determine who my best relationship match is in regards to taste in movies. Being of considerable movie taste, it’s important that I don’t end up with someone with drastically inferior inclinations toward what is quality cinema. The resulting match: my brother. Thanks, Facebook. In […]

Sylvestor Stallone Blu-Ray Smackdown: Rambo Collector’s Set

Sylvestor Stallone’s new movie The Expendables explodes into theaters on August 13 (exaggerated marketing pitch? Watch the trailer and tell me you think a better word is suited to describe its arrival), and that means many of his big movies are getting the Blu-Ray “special edition” makeover – along with a few of his pals’ […]

The Bounty Hunter Movie Review

There are few people who don’t like Jennifer Aniston. She has good comedic timing, she’s pretty and she has done little to ruin her reputation since the “Friends” days. There are also few people who like her movies. The Bounty Hunter, Jennifer Aniston’s latest comedy, won’t do much to change audiences’ opinions as it’s an […]

Reel Life? Or Just a Dream…Inception and the Top Ten Dream Movies

As Inception plows through its second weekend of box office glory, Christopher Nolan’s lucid thriller is simultaneously solidifying its legacy as a classic of contemporary cinema.  From the early days of film making (dare I say, since its inception?), theorists have speculated about the dreamlike nature of the cinematic experience and movies have perpetually tried […]
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