Archive for February, 2013

Nobody Gets Out Alive

Nobody Gets Out Alive

| February 28, 2013

Film technology keeps getting cheaper and cheaper, and more and more people crank out more and more movies every day. A lot of these are takes on familiar tropes, and “kids in the woods with a killer” is a highly popular one since it only requires a few things: “kids,” woods, some fake blood. It’s […]

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Ashley Bell Interview

Ashley Bell Interview

| February 27, 2013

People have an odd way of catching you offguard. Sometimes the most terrifying onscreen entities can prove to be the nicest people you’ve had a chance to talk to. Such is the case with breakout horror star, Ashley Bell, who audiences may recognize from the 2010 “little indie horror film that could” The Last Exorcism. […]

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Doctor Who FAQ

Doctor Who FAQ

| February 26, 2013

Dave Thompson, author of numerous books on the history of rock and roll, turns his attentions to Doctor Who, that 50-year-old children’ series that has, since it premiered in 1963, become a global sensation with its current run drawing in millions of viewers worldwide and raking in cash for the BBC by the truckload. Thompson’s […]

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Thorne

Thorne

| February 26, 2013

David Morrissey stars in this 2010 series from U.K.’s Sky1 as Detective Inspector Tom Thorne, your average, tortured, loner detective who rarely, if ever, plays by the books– average except that he’s played by David Morrissey, that is. The first (and thus far, only) series of Thorne, adapted from the first two novels by Mark […]

Heaven’s Lost Property: The Angeloid of Clockwork

Heaven’s Lost Property: The Angeloid of Clockwork

| February 26, 2013

Full of flying panties, unrequited love and a robot angel harem, Heaven’s Lost Property: The Angeloid of Clockwork is something that I certainly did not enjoy and had trouble trying to swallow the ridiculousness of it all. Following the events of the first two seasons, Clockwork follows Tomoki and the New World Discovery Club being […]

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11 Flowers

11 Flowers

| February 26, 2013

Coming of age stories are nothing new, but coming of age near the end of the Chinese Cultural Revolution in 1978 makes for a great story. 11 Flowers is a story about 11-year-old Wang Han, who lived in Southeast Asia with his father, mother, and sister during the revolution. It was no doubt a memorable […]

The Master

The Master

| February 26, 2013

At the end of World War II, Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix; Walk The Line) isn’t quite sure what to do with himself.  A couple of real world temp jobs don’t work out, but Freddie’s talent for making his own liquor soon attracts the attention of ambitious renaissance man Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman; Synecdoche, New […]

How To Survive A Plague

How To Survive A Plague

| February 26, 2013

Too often, movies about HIV/AIDS fall into the same trap. They treat the disease as something terrifying and tragic, which it is, but it’s the way in which they present it. They take a passive stance, as if to say “aww, isn’t it so sad that this happens?” It is. It’s terrible that HIV/AIDS exists […]

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The Loneliest Planet

The Loneliest Planet

| February 26, 2013

The Loneliest Planet (2011) by Julia Loktev is an incredibly harrowing tale of love, sadness, and an unfortunate circumstance. Immediately the film sets the tone with sound off screen, explaining that this will not be a movie that will take your hand to walk you through it. This film is more interested in having its audience […]

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ARGO, Best Picture Academy Award Winner, Now Available on BluRay Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download

ARGO, Best Picture Academy Award Winner, Now Available on BluRay Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download

| February 25, 2013

Burbank, CA, January 2, 2013 – The most honored and best-reviewed movie of 2012, the Academy Award®-winning Best Picture “Argo” is available NOW on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group.  Directed by Ben Affleck, “Argo” is based on the declassified true story of the life-or-death covert operation to rescue […]

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