Archive for June, 2013

Understanding Art: Hidden Lives of Masterpieces

Understanding Art: Hidden Lives of Masterpieces

| June 18, 2013

Understanding Art: Hidden Lives of Masterpieces is an interesting in-depth five part series that explores works of art in the Louvre in great detail. The documentary series is compelling and highly educational in a wonderfully entertaining way. The five artists being explored are Raphael, Rembrandt, Nicolas Poussin, Jean-Antione Watteau, and Leonardo da Vinci. The premise […]

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Stoker

Stoker

| June 18, 2013

When I first heard about Chan Wook Park, director of Oldboy and Joint Security Area gearing up for his first English language film, I was both thrilled and scared of the outcome. Thrilled at the possibility of him making something that would be as good, if not better than his previous efforts. Scared at the […]

Jack the Giant Slayer

Jack the Giant Slayer

| June 17, 2013

Bryan Singer’s (Usual Suspects) visually ambitious new take on “Jack and the Beanstalk” comes to Blu-ray and DVD.  Years ago, there was a war between the humans and the giants who live on a floating island far above the Earth’s surface.  Connected via a magic beanstalk, the giants rained down destruction on the human race […]

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Man of Steel Review

Man of Steel Review

| June 17, 2013

Going into Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel was hard to gauge expectations wise, as I couldn’t make up my mind of what I wanted from it.  Did I want to see a film with the same tone as the Dark Knight Trilogy or was I looking for the D.C. version of what Marvel did with […]

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Springhill: Series One

Springhill: Series One

| June 15, 2013

Created by writers Paul Abbott (State of Play, Shameless) and Frank Cottrell Boyce (Millions), the 1996-97 British series, Springhill (Sky One/Channel 4), centers on the drama surrounding the Freeman family as they come under assault by the deliciously evil Eva Morrigan, a enigmatic figure from Freeman parents Jack and Liz’s past who harbors a malicious […]

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A Good Day to Die Hard

A Good Day to Die Hard

| June 13, 2013

Yippee Ki-Yay, John McClane is back.  Not better than ever, but certainly back.  Bruce Willis reprises the iconic action hero role for the sixth time, and proves once again that he can still hold his own as a legitimate action star 25 years after the original Die Hard.  The first movie is a classic:  one […]

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Power Rangers Super Samurai: Vol 4

Power Rangers Super Samurai: Vol 4

| June 11, 2013

Secret of the Red Ranger, the fourth standalone volume of Power Rangers Super Samurai, collects some of the strongest episodes of what is otherwise an equally strong season in the Power Rangers franchise. Featured here are the 15th-17th and 19th episodes of the season (Lionsgate wisely skipped over the wholly superfluous Christmas clip-show episode here […]

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The Princess and the Pilot: Premium Edition

The Princess and the Pilot: Premium Edition

| June 11, 2013

The release of The Princess and the Pilot (2011) on North American Blu-ray marks NIS America’s first foray into distributing anime feature films. To confer their usual Premium Edition treatment on a single, feature-length film may seem like an overextension of resources at first, especially since they had only previously presented episodic anime series in […]

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The Philadelphia Experiment

The Philadelphia Experiment

| June 11, 2013

Remember the time a World War II Navy Destroyer fell out of the sky and destroyed a Chicago Skyscraper?  Well, the producers of The Philadelphia Experiment do because this film is based on actual events.  Basically the story is that a team of scientists aboard the aforementioned Navy Ship, in an attempt to render the […]

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The Newsroom – Season 1

The Newsroom – Season 1

| June 11, 2013

Hold onto something because this is going to go on for a bit. Basically, HBO’s The Newsroom is about a fictional cable news program called “News Night” hosted by the hugely popular and moderate Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels; The Squid and The Whale).  However, even though “News Night” is fictional, the stories Will McAvoy and […]

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