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Storms of the Century

Storms of the Century

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last month, Mill Creek Entertainment released Storms of the Century on DVD, a collection of five natural disaster TV movies and miniseries that aired between 1996 and 2007. Typically I, and I’m sure many of you, avoid such releases as this which repackage a glut of obscure movies at super low prices, as they rarely […]

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Horsehead

Horsehead

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

A young girl studying the psychology and physiology of lucid dreaming finds herself working through some family baggage in her sleep.  Jessica (Lilly-Fleur Pointeaux) and her mother (Catriona MacColl) have never gotten along.  Caitlyn (MacColl) doesn’t understand why Jessica is wasting her life studying dreams and delusions and not devoting her life to something more […]

While We’re Young

While We’re Young

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

In While We’re Young (2014), writer/director Noah Baumbach approaches the concerns of his dispirited middle-aged characters with terrific wisdom. His is a deft eye that’s focused squarely on the nuances of the human condition as we move kicking and screaming into adulthood. It’s a film about confusion and yet it is itself a somewhat confused […]

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Still

Still

| June 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The biggest sin of this film is that it’s almost amazing.  Unfortunately, it’s not.  Still feels like a great short film that was expanded into a feature on a whim.  The story is difficult to summarize because it starts of clunky, tripping over itself as it moves from plot point to plot point.  Aidan Gillen […]

Dope

Dope

| June 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dope can be defined as an illegal recreational drug; a person who isn’t too smart or, in street vernacular, something that is way past cool. In director Rick Famuyiwa’s breakout Sundance Film Fest comedy, Dope, the word takes on an entire new meaning. The geeks run everything in this movie, while they are running from […]

Bulletproof: Tough Guys of Action Collection

Bulletproof: Tough Guys of Action Collection

| June 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Collecting 8 iconic action movies starring 8 different iconic action stars, this 2 disc set is overflowing with testosterone, gun powder, fire, and blood.  I for one was excited to sink my teeth into this.  I’m a huge fan of the genre because like horror movies, a bad action movie is usually a pretty great […]

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Johnny Be Good

Johnny Be Good

| June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Johnny Walker (Anthony Michael Hall; The Dark Knight) is sitting on top of the world.  The star quarterback of his high school football team, Johnny finds himself being courted by every prestigious university nationwide to come play for them, promising him fame, fortune, and women along the way. I’d never heard of Johnny Be Good.  […]

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The Mean Season

The Mean Season

| June 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

When John Katzenbach left the field of journalism to write novels, it only made sense that his first would tell the story of a reporter. The result of his first foray into novel publication was In the Heat of the Summer, published in 1982. In 1985, the novel was adapted to the screen with the […]

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The Thing with Two Heads

The Thing with Two Heads

| June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Roosevelt “Rosey” Grier was a renowned defensive lineman for the Los Angeles Rams. He’s also the man credited with wrestling the gun away from Sirhan Sirhan after the gunman fatally shot Bobby Kennedy in 1968. Grier’s a man of many impressive accomplishments, but honestly the thing I’ll always remember him for is The Thing with […]

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Thrashin’

Thrashin’

| June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’ve been watching a lot of interesting new releases from Olive Films lately, and you can find my reviews for things like Zombies From Outer Space, and How to Murder Your Wife on this site.  Next week, Olive is releasing a new group of movies on blu-ray that might’ve never otherwise found the light of […]

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