Sep 252020
 

The Focus Features: 10-Movie Spotlight Collection is a good selection of dramas, some better than others and one that is a personal favorite of mine (Lost in Translation). That being said, this is only worth picking up if you don’t own any of the 10 films, though the cost per movie is reasonable.

 

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Mar 152020
 

1917 is a rare movie in these times and even rarer ones taking place during World War I. The performance from George MacKay is great but the biggest takeaway is the one-shot concept from director Sam Mendes which was pretty impressive.

 

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Aug 122019
 

Although at its core I don’t think Avengers Endgame was as strong compared to Infinity War, the emotional aspects however more than made up for it, and the biggest impact was Robert Downey Jr.’s fantastic performance.

 

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Jun 262019
 

Walt Disney Home Entertainment has announced the date and released artwork for the superhero extravaganza, Avengers: Endgame starring half of Hollywood. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.

 

 

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Nov 162018
 

Here we are again, the time of year for family quality time, reassessing priorities and racking up credit card debt to take advantage of some sweet Brown Thursday and Black Friday sales. Here are some gift ideas for some nice sets released over the last year or so. I would like to thank the studios for providing these for inclusion in this guide. Please consider clicking through the Amazon links to support this site.

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Aug 082018
 

Avengers: Infinity War was an amazing feat for comic book movies and although I don’t believe it’s the greatest one, it’s still a great accomplishment from all involved.

 

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Jul 102018
 

Walt Disney Home Entertainment has announced the date and released artwork for the epic action-adventure ensemble, Avengers: Infinity War starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and 100 others. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.

 

 

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Mar 012018
 

Thor: Ragnarok was a refreshingly great, even semi-retooling, of the franchise with more aims at comedy than the outlandish plot which bogged down the previous entries, the second especially. I thoroughly enjoyed the film and would gladly re-watch in the future.

 

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Jan 102018
 

Buena Vista Home Entertainment has announced the date and released artwork for the sci-fi/comedy, Thor: Ragnarok starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum and Anthony Hopkins. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.

 

 

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Feb 172017
 

While not the strongest of the numerous MCU films so far, Doctor Strange at least is still a fun flick helped more by the charisma of both Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton more than a routine, thin plot and another forgettable villain.

 

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Jun 232016
 

Star Trek Into Darkness is a sometimes fun summer blockbuster featuring a great cast, decent story (even with some of the lazier plot points) and amazing visual effects. It’s a nice addition to the Star Trek franchise though my hopes any problems with the plot, or lack of originality, is corrected with the upcoming Star Trek Beyond.

 

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May 262016
 

Zoolander No. 2 might’ve had good intentions behind the camera for Ben Stiller and its cast, but the jokes rarely landed leaving us with the stupidity of the original without any of comedy. I can’t say I had a displeasured experience while watching, merely indifference and counting down the time until it would finally end.

 

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Feb 092016
 

Black Mass, although decent enough, is a disappointment considering the subject and a well rounded and respected cast headlined by the versatile Johnny Depp. However, in the end it felt underwhelming and pedestrian which is a shame as filmmaker Scott Cooper could be a respectable director.

 

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Dec 032015
 

Warner Bros. has announced the date and released artwork for the crime-drama, Black Mass starring Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Kevin Bacon and directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart). Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.

 

 

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Nov 132015
 

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies ends one of the more mundane trilogies and although certainly the passion was there, Peter Jackson and company turned what should have been a 5 hour two-parter into three movies with unnecessary filler to go along with characters, new ones specifically, that were utterly forgettable.

 

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