Apr 302018
 

The Virgin Suicides is a movie that didn’t have a huge impact on me then and now I can appreciate it for its direction and the performances, but nothing else otherwise in terms of any emotional impact.

 

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Jan 162018
 

The Criterion Collection has announced the date and released artwork for a variety of great titles for April including The Virgin DiariesDead Man and The Awful Truth amongst others. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.

 

 

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Nov 242017
 

Woodshock was a film that was hard to sit through, not because of the emotional plights of its main character played by Kirsten Dunst, but because the story was nonsensical and had a third act that was utterly pretentious, nearly on the same level of Terrence Malick.

 

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Nov 062017
 

As a fan of Sofia Coppola, I was disappointed with The Beguiled, a film with paper-thin characters and a rather dull and trite plot that leads to an ineffectual finale. That said, I will give it some points for Farrell and Kidman’s performances and what production design I could see was well done.

 

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Oct 022017
 

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced the date and released artwork for the adventure-fantasy, Jumanji starring Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Bonnie Hunt. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.

 

 

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Jan 012015
 

The Two Faces of January has its moments between the performances by its three leads (highlighted by Oscar Isaac), beautiful cinematography taking full advantage of its on-location shoot and a genuine Hitchcock-esque vibe. However, the pacing is a bit off and the story could’ve used some more work, but all in all, I found it to be an enjoyable little film worth a rental fee.

 

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Jul 192013
 

The Spider-Man 2 Mastered in 4k Blu-ray release looks good but is it worth the price of an upgrade (around $15)? I don’t think so especially since, as with the other 4k releases none of the features were ported over. Still, if you own the proper equipment and have made the determination to dive into the field, this is a top title worth having in your collection.

 

 

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Jul 032013
 

Upside Down threw away so much potential that it could have been a cult classic but instead we get a jumbled screenplay and finished product that seems to be missing some key scenes. It also doesn’t help that our two protagonists are barely together early on making Adam’s journey so hard to follow because it’s not immediately obvious why he is so enamored with her.

 

 

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Jul 032013
 

Upside Down threw away so much potential that it could have been a cult classic but instead we get a jumbled screenplay and finished product that seems to be missing some key scenes. It also doesn’t help that our two protagonists are barely together early on making Adam’s journey so hard to follow because it’s not immediately obvious why he is so enamored with her.

 

 

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Jun 072013
 

Spider-Man is an OK superhero movie, satisfying enough debut for the web-slinger but that’s not to say it didn’t have more than one flaw. As far as this new re-release goes, the “Mastered in 4K” transfer is wonderful providing rich video and audio transfers but unfortunately, as with the others, none of the features have been ported over and the cost, while only $15 (at the time of this writing), it’s really not worth the upgrade at this point.

 

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Feb 242010
 

No good reason to post this except, well I figured why not. Here is a description from the YouTube page:

“This four-minute video was first made public at the “Pop Life: Art in a Material World” art exhibit in London’s Tate Modern museum.

In an August video shoot, Dunst sang and danced to The Vapors’ “Turning Japanese” song in a sailor-suit costume and a blue wig in Tokyo’s Akihabara otaku shopping district. Murakami and McG happened to have the same manager, and the manager brought the two together at the end of last year to discuss the collaboration.”

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