Film

Mississippi Grind

Mississippi Grind

| November 30, 2015

When Gerry (Ben Mendelsohn; Slow West) meets Curtis (Ryan Reynolds; The Captive) at a poker table, it seems meant to be.  The two quickly form a bond through mutual admiration, and Gerry becomes convinced that Curtis is a good luck charm.  Since Gerry is a gambling addict, owing money all over town, he likes to […]

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Zero Tolerance

Zero Tolerance

| November 30, 2015

A young prostitute is dead in Bangkok and her father (Dustin Nguyen; 21 Jump Street), a former military operative, is determined to find out what happened to her.  Standing in his way is a variety of crime lords and slum bags, the most dangerous of whom being Steven (Scott Adkins), a powerful and ruthless drug […]

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Heartbreakers on Blu-ray

Heartbreakers on Blu-ray

| November 30, 2015

I probably haven’t seen this movie in 10 years.  I started watching it once on a date a few years ago, but we got… distracted.  I’ve always really liked it, and it was nice to revisit it with this new blu-ray release from Olive Films. If you’re not familiar with the story, the movie is […]

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American Ultra

American Ultra

| November 30, 2015

The cover art of the American Ultra BluRay depicts stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart walking coolly away from an apocalyptic explosion. With the fiery inferno raging behind them, they strut with a sort of casual abandon. Eisenberg has a pair of aviator sunglasses on, despite it clearly being night.  Stewart carries a shotgun, but […]

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Voodoo Man

Voodoo Man

| November 24, 2015

Bela Lugosi is a horror movie icon. Lugosi is best known for his star turn in Universal’s 1931 gothic masterpiece Dracula. Lugosi’s film career ended with a small role in what could be considered a B-movie masterpiece from the warped mind of Edward D. Wood, JR, Plan 9 From Outer Space. Unfortunately, Lugosi had a […]

Making Mr. Right

Making Mr. Right

| November 24, 2015

Making Mr. Right (1987) is a movie I watched who knows how many times as a kid. Its imagery was burned into my brain—the few shots worth remembering anyway. The love-struck android’s misunderstandings of society’s norms and the wacky moments that ensue are things I recall with great accuracy. And I can also sing along […]

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23rd Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival in New York

23rd Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival in New York

| November 22, 2015

23rd Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival in New York Idris Elba, Anthony Mackie, Geraldine Chaplin, Epatha Merkerson, Jennifer Connelly, Michael Clarke Duncan, Sonia Sanchez, Rusty Cundieff, Stanley Nelson, and Thierry Michel are some of the names that lead the 23rd African Diaspora International Film Festival. ADIFF 2015 has selected a total of 57 films […]

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Santa’s Little Helper

Santa’s Little Helper

| November 20, 2015

As a wrestling fan who also obsessively hunts down and devours movies that by all rights shouldn’t exist, I’ve recently found myself drawn like the proverbially moth to the flame that is the often cheesy but occasionally awesome filmic output of WWE Studios. So when I heard they were putting out a Christmas movie of […]

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Swim Little Fish Swim

Swim Little Fish Swim

| November 18, 2015

Acclaimed Feature Debut of French Filmmakers Lola Bessis and Ruben Amar Swim Little Fish Swim makes its North American home entertainment premiere on DVD on November 17. Swim Little Fish Swim presents the struggle between artistic integrity and capitalism in this quirky drama. Between surrealism, unusual characters, art and magic tricks, Swim Little Fish Swim […]

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Children of the Night (aka Limbo)

Children of the Night (aka Limbo)

| November 18, 2015

The vampire, one of cinema’s oldest monsters, is damned hard to make interesting in the twenty-first century. Since the silent film era, legions of filmmakers have tried to present different takes on the vampire mythology, and the monsters have enjoyed a cyclical popularity that most recently took the form of the Twilight phenomenon. That’s not […]

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