Archive for April, 2011

TriBeCa 2011: Cinema Komunisto

TriBeCa 2011: Cinema Komunisto

| April 21, 2011

“Cinema Komunisto is a trip through the fiction and reality of a country that no longer exists, and may never have existed, except in movies.” – Mila Turajlic Often times, when I am asked “what I am” or where I’m from, the answer confuses people: “Well, Albanian… But, not from Albania…from Montenegro, which was part […]

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Knockout

Knockout

| April 20, 2011

Simply put, there is only one name in the history of professional wrestling that matters: Stone Cold Steve Austin. Many great wrestlers have come and gone, but none can boast a legacy that even compares to, much less exceeds, the one created by The Texas Rattlesnake. For fans like myself, fans who grew up during […]

The Way Back on DVD and Blu-ray

The Way Back on DVD and Blu-ray

| April 19, 2011

Incredible but true… These conflicting words shouldn’t be describing a single event…yet they do. On April 19, Image Entertainment releases The Way Back, the thrilling story inspired by real events of seven escapees and the agonies they endured as they cross a brutal landscape toward a distant, safe haven. The men escape prison and are […]

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TriBeCa 2011: The Trip

TriBeCa 2011: The Trip

| April 18, 2011

Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Al Pacino– that is a more than decent cast, but they only appear in The Trip, via concrete impressions from shining British comedians Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan. A hundred minutes of great impressions might have been amply entertaining, but the ceaseless piercing repartee and lack of wild escapades puts a […]

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Scream 4

Scream 4

| April 17, 2011

One of the most dangerous things as far as watching movies is concerned is to go into a film with high expectations. After you come back from seeing a new film in theaters, if you don’t like it, it’s inevitable that one of your friends tells you it’s because you went in expecting too much. […]

The King’s Speech on Blu-ray and DVD

The King’s Speech on Blu-ray and DVD

| April 17, 2011

The King’s Speech is such a great entertaining as well as educational movie about the British Monarchy. Colin Firth plays King George VI, after his brother King Edward VIII, played by Guy Pearce, abdicates his place at the throne after their father’s (King George V, played by Michael Gambon) death. King Edward VIII was madly […]

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Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen

| April 17, 2011

Donnie Yen is perhaps the most exciting martial arts star in China today. He has succeeded Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee, and to prove it, he has taken over a role which each of those previous stars tackled – Chen Zhen. The Chen Zhen character is a mainstay of Chinese and Hong Kong cinema and […]

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Bloomington

Bloomington

| April 17, 2011

As a filmgoer, seeing too many references to other films in the promotion for a particular movie almost always sets off red flags. Either the comparisons are completely incorrect, or they set expectations much higher than the film can actually deliver. So it was with some apprehension that I approached Bloomington, as its press materials […]

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Identity

Identity

| April 16, 2011

Releasing May 3, 2011, from Acorn Media, Identity is a British police procedural drama television series starring Aidan Gillen and Keeley Hawes. Identity originally aired in the UK July through August 2010. Focusing on identity theft, the series was created and written by Ed Whitmore, a writer most noted for his work on the BBC’s […]

Doc Martin Collection, Series 1 – 4

Doc Martin Collection, Series 1 – 4

| April 16, 2011

Audiences enjoy offbeat, quirky characters. And they don’t come more offbeat and quirky than Doc Martin. A social misfit, in any normal setting he would be ignored or ostracized for his obnoxious and grating attitude. But in the small fishing village of Port Wenn, a fictional locale, he is difficult to ignore. As the only […]

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