Archive for October, 2013

Byzantium

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Byzantium

| October 30, 2013

Halloween nights are generally accepted as a splendid time to pop in a nice horror film, sit back with some candy, and enjoy the fright fest. So that is what I did, choosing Byzantium (2012) as my nights attraction. The moment I finished the final minutes of Byzantium I relished in amusement; the feeling that the […]

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The Beauty of the Devil

The Beauty of the Devil

| October 29, 2013

With each subsequent classic film release, Cohen Film Collection is proving themselves more-and-more to be a go-to distributor for classic film on home video. Cohen’s previous releases of Luis Buñuel’s Tristana (1970), The Thief of Bagdad (1924), and The Damned (1947) all thoroughly wowed me, and the impressive trend continues here in their release of […]

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Devil in My Ride makes its Midwest Premiere on Nov. 30th

Devil in My Ride makes its Midwest Premiere on Nov. 30th

| October 29, 2013

It’s no secret. We here at FilmMonthly love co-writer/director Gary Michael Schultz’s debut feature, Devil in My Ride. Just check out Jason Coffman’s glowing review of Devil! The film premiered at Shriekfest 2013 and is making its way to Chicago (from where Schultz hails) for its Midwest premiere on Saturday, November 30th, 2013 as part […]

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One Piece: Season Five, Voyage Three

One Piece: Season Five, Voyage Three

| October 29, 2013

Coming face to face against the agents of CP9, the Straw Hat Pirates once again prove their might in One Piece: Season Five, Voyage Three. Nico Robin has finally asked for help from Luffy and the gang, while she’s been held up by Spandam and the evil members of CP9. Each of the crew individually […]

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The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts: Complete Collection

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts: Complete Collection

| October 29, 2013

Where do you turn when you want to watch Orson Welles make fun of Jimmy Stewart, or to see the two take turns teasing Dean Martin? Where else could you expect to hear a Rich Little impression of Truman Capote performing as General George S. Patton? Or find the likes of Bob Hope and Don […]

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Primeval: New World

Primeval: New World

| October 26, 2013

As a spin-off of the British series, Primeval, this 2012-13 Canadian-British co-production certainly pays homage to its source, but ultimately struck out in its own direction. Set in the same universe, only on the other side of the pond so to speak, Primeval: New World follows a team in Vancouver who endeavor to protect the […]

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12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

| October 26, 2013

Any person with a pulse couldn’t stand to sit through more than two hours of a sweeping, intense, overwhelming, gripping movie such as 12 Years a Slave and not walk out the theater, simply angry and speechless, but at the same time needing to express what you just felt even days after feeling it. Chiwetel […]

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Blue Is The Warmest Color

Blue Is The Warmest Color

| October 26, 2013

The struggles between the physical and mental aspects of romantic desire are intensely deconstructed in director Abdellatif Kechiche’s latest film, Blue Is The Warmest Color. Loosely based on Julie Maroh’s graphic novel Le bleu est une couleur chaude, the story centers on a 15-year old girl named Adele (played by Adele Exarchopoulos) who is climbing into […]

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As Cool As I Am

As Cool As I Am

| October 26, 2013

Ah, the coming-of-age story. The genre can lend itself to very honest, humorous and heartwarming storytelling. Remember Angela Chase? Remember how her brain was constantly spewing reflections of angst-filled confusion and over analytical wonderment? And, remember how familiar and real it felt? Remember Juno MacGuff? Recall how she was way too smart and funny and […]

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Brave 10

Brave 10

| October 25, 2013

NIS America is one of the most exciting anime distributors at work today, and not just because their Premium Edition collections are among the most beautiful, display-worthy sets on the market. Anything but predictable, NIS consistently releases anime that pushes the boundaries of what those of us who are accustomed to the North American anime […]