Archive for July, 2014

Shout! Factory announces special presentation of James Brown

Shout! Factory announces special presentation of James Brown

| July 31, 2014

Shout! Factory’s critically acclaimed 3-disc DVD set I Got The Feelin’ – James Brown In The ‘60s will be available for viewing in its entirety, for free, on the James Brown YouTube channel, and on Pluto.TV’s James Brown channel (Ch. 117), from August 1-10. With the new James Brown biopic Get On Up in theaters August 1, Shout! Factory will be […]

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Dom Hemingway

Dom Hemingway

| July 28, 2014

In Richard Shepard’s Dom Hemingway (2013), Jude Law stars as the titular foul-mouthed, yet magnificently verbose, Dom Hemingway– a snarling, self-absorbed maniac who also happens to suffer from crippling moments of crippling self-realization and doubt. The film opens on a long take of Dom speaking as if to the audience while nude and with arms […]

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The Wahlburgers: Season 1

The Wahlburgers: Season 1

| July 27, 2014

Normally, I stay as far as possible from reality television series.  Why would anyone want to watch somebody else’s life unfold when you can live your own?  When I sat down to watch The Wahlburgers: Season 1, however, all of that changed. I had heard about the restaurant and thought that I’d like to eat […]

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5 Underrated Films From Highly Rated Filmmakers

5 Underrated Films From Highly Rated Filmmakers

| July 27, 2014

Cinema’s greatest filmmakers have taken their greatest films up mountains that tower above the films that dot the hillside below.  Sometimes a great filmmaker has to spend years on the hillside before building up the strength to scale a mountain with a film.  Other times, a great filmmaker reaches a creative peak early in his […]

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Classics

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Classics

| July 27, 2014

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series ended in 1996, and my copy of Microsoft Word still doesn’t recognize cowabunga as a real word.  Personally, I blame Michael Bay for this.  The series, which defined my childhood is no stranger to modern audiences, who have seen the mutant turtles adapted into various live-action, animated, video […]

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Wet Behind the Ears

Wet Behind the Ears

| July 23, 2014

Wet Behind the Ears is a coming of age comedy from Cinema Libre Studio about recent college graduate/millennial Samantha who is having a hard time finding a real job. Best friends Samantha and Victoria have recently graduated and are ready to move to the big city. When Victoria lands the perfect job and Samantha finds […]

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The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

| July 22, 2014

The question of the day is who is the angriest man in Brooklyn? The film of the same name, Angriest Man in Brooklyn, would lead you to believe that Robin Williams is that man. However, anyone who has been to Brooklyn before (or any major city for that matter) would question the validity of this […]

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Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez

| July 22, 2014

Cesar Chavez is the gripping biopic about the most important Hispanic activist in American history, which boasts an all-star cast that includes Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson and Academy Award®nominee John Malkovich. This film brings to life the inspirational story of the man who moved millions to join the fight for social justice. Directed […]

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Antboy

Antboy

| July 21, 2014

The Danish superhero adventure film, Antboy (2013), arrives on DVD from Cinedigm on July 22, 2014. The film follows 12-year-old Pelle, a friendless boy of no particular note who finds a pathway to popularity after he is bitten by an ant and develops superpowers. With the help of the school’s comic book geek and what […]

Black Dynamite: Season One

Black Dynamite: Season One

| July 15, 2014

Adapting a film to a television series is always a tricky proposition. When the film in question is a beloved cult favorite–such as Black Dynamite, the 2009 film that did for 70s Blaxploitation what Wet Hot American Summer did for early-80s Summer Camp movies–pulling off an effective series becomes even more difficult. What is it […]

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