Archive for January, 2013

Jackson 5ive: The Complete Animated Series

Jackson 5ive: The Complete Animated Series

| January 19, 2013

For the first time ever, the complete animated series of the Jackson 5ive (or Jackson Five, if you prefer, but says “5ive”) is available on DVD and, more importantly, Blu-ray from Dreamworks Classics. Rankin/Bass, yes the Rankin/Bass of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer fame, originally produced the series for ABC during the height of the group’s […]

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The Possession

The Possession

| January 18, 2013

Exorcism has been a hot topic in horror film for the last few years, and the field eventually got so crowded that The Possession had to bring something different to the table. And it literally does bring something different to the standard possession/exorcism story, an interesting bit of Jewish mysticism called a “Dibbuk Box.” Allegedly […]

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Won’t Back Down

Won’t Back Down

| January 17, 2013

Based on actual events, Won’t Back Down, is a story of a mother and a teacher who band together a neighborhood to help save their failing school. They must convince not only the parents but the teachers that taking over the school from the union and current administration is the best course of action for […]

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Tai Chi Zero Contest

Tai Chi Zero Contest

| January 16, 2013

Hey Everybody! We’ve scored two copies of the incredible Tai Chi Zero from Well Go Entertainment that we’re giving away! All you’ve gotta do is answer this question! “Director Stephen Fung hasn’t always directed kung-fu movies, he became an actor and got his start in the early 90’s of Hong Kong cinema. Name the Benny Chan 1999 […]

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Sleepy Eyes of Death Vol.3

Sleepy Eyes of Death Vol.3

| January 15, 2013

When I think of a cult samurai film, the very first thing that comes to my mind is Lone Wolf & Cub. It’s got some crazy plot elements, over the top action and plenty of blood to go around. Now, it won’t be, thanks to watching Animeigo’s release of Volume Three of the Sleepy Eyes […]

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Life’s Too Short: The Complete First Season

Life’s Too Short: The Complete First Season

| January 15, 2013

Ricky Gervais has expressed a desire to have a certain expected style, citing Woody Allen as a successful example of how this can be obtained.  Of course, this is a recipe open for immense backlash, with a dwindling fanbase inevitably on the horizon.  But the niche market is a place Gervais belongs, and within that […]

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The Story of Math Collection

The Story of Math Collection

| January 15, 2013

If you have the least amount of interest in math, than this documentary set is for you. The Story of Math Collection has plenty to offer everyone, from the mathematician to the novice. The collection includes three main programs; The Story of Maths, Music of the Primes, and The Code.  These programs offer an insight […]

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Farewell, My Queen

Farewell, My Queen

| January 15, 2013

Farewell, My Queen, based on the international bestselling novel by Chantel Thomas, is brought to the screen by the acclaimed French director Benoit Jacquot. It is a glorious telling of the events surrounding the beginning of the French Revolution and beginning of the end of the reign of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. This story has […]

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Branded

Branded

| January 15, 2013

Branded is the type of movie that defies logic in every sense of the word. Over-inflated and unnecessarily complex, it took me off guard with a bizarre, inexplicable charm. Looking at the movie, it’s abundantly clear all the things I should hate about it (and all the things that other critics fault it for) but […]

Mike’s Best of 2012

Mike’s Best of 2012

| January 12, 2013

Avengers assemble! Err- Best Films of 2012 assemble!  I’ve brought you a list of my favorites from 2012, and no The Avengers is not sitting pretty in the top spot, but it does kick off the list at number 10.   10. The Avengers.  Joss Whedon manages to create the ultimate superhero flick with The […]

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