Feb 142016
 

Love the Coopers has an impressive cast but below par script. It’s not all that entertaining despite having the likes of John Goodman, Diane Keaton, Marisa Tomei and Alan Arkin (not to mention Anthony Mackie in a thankless role) and with some snips could easily air on TBS to fill airtime around Thanksgiving or Christmas.

 

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Jun 212015
 

The Lazarus Effect had some potential between a respectable cast who did a good job with what they were given and some nice production values, but the script came across as half assed and delved into horror clichés we’ve seen too many times before and done far better.

 

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Jan 142015
 

The Longest Week has a great cast and an interesting story, but the execution was off and seemed to draw from other, often better, movies and filmmakers like P.T. Anderson and Woody Allen, the latter especially. If you can get over the pretentious nature of the two male leads then it might be worth a rental, otherwise skip this misfire of a drama-comedy.

 

 

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May 192014
 

Her is not only a moving and emotionally charged film about relationships and technology, but it also features an incredible performances from Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson (her voice anyway) with honorable mention to Amy Adams. The Blu-ray released by Warner Brothers features great video, good audio and some so-so bonus materials.

 

 

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Nov 272013
 

Drinking Buddies is an interesting experimental movie where, outside of a plot outline, was improvised. It doesn’t make for the most energetic film but it at least doesn’t follow the typical Hollywood romantic comedy-drama and the performances by Wilde and Johnson actually aren’t bad. This isn’t something I’d probably watch again, yet I still found it somewhat refreshing and a breezy slice of life flick.

 

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Oct 092013
 

“Robot Chicken”: Season 6 continues to be a successful and very funny series for Adult Swim. The comedy is often gold and Seth Green and company often cross the line offending multiple people and cultures with off-color humor. The Blu-ray released by Warner Brothers once again has some great bonus content while the audio/video transfers weren’t great but still adequate considering the subject.

 

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Jun 262013
 

Although hardly the perfect comedy, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone still has plenty of laughs going for it. Steve Carell is more or less Michael Scott, and any other character he’s played in his other comedic efforts, but the supporting cast gives good performances and I for one managed to laugh more than a few times and was all around amused by the film.

 

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Feb 182013
 

Deadfall is a simplistic and predictable drama-thriller but thanks to a suspenseful performance from Eric Bana makes for an engaging flick which is well worth at least one viewing. The supporting cast, including Olivia Wilde and Charlie Hunnam, are mostly impressive even if Wilde’s accent is a bit wonky at times. The Blu-ray offers up excellent audio/video transfers but the features are pretty thin in terms of substance.

 

 

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Jan 022013
 

The Words may not be as special of a film as it things it is, but there are many aspects which I did like from the multi-level story to some good performances including Zoe Saldana, Dennis Quaid, and especially, Jeremy Irons who deserves far more attention than he’s received. And despite any problems I had with the screenplay itself, I still found the film mostly compelling and at least worth a look if only once.

 

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Jan 022013
 

The Words may not be as special of a film as it things it is, but there are many aspects which I did like from the multi-level story to some good performances including Zoe Saldana, Dennis Quaid, and especially, Jeremy Irons who deserves far more attention than he’s received. And despite any problems I had with the screenplay itself, I still found the film mostly compelling and at least worth a look if only once.

 

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Nov 082012
 

Sony Pictures has announced the date and released artwork for the ensemble drama, The Words starring Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Ben Barnes and Olivia Wilde. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.

 

 

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