Video and DVD

Table 19

Table 19

| June 15, 2017

Table 19, by all accounts, is a movie that has no right to be enjoyable as it is. The movie centers around Eloise, played with a doe-eyed deadpan by Anna Kendrick, as she attends the wedding of her oldest friend, Francie (Rya Meyers), who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend’s (Wyatt Russell) sister. This just […]

The Wedding Party

The Wedding Party

| June 14, 2017

I can’t believe I’ve gotten this far into the review without talking about the gimmick.  The Wedding Party is filmed in one shot in one take.  An impressive feat to be sure.  You may have noticed an increase in similar long, one-shots lately.  Marvel Studios has been working them into some of their movies and […]

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Alone in Berlin

Alone in Berlin

| June 13, 2017

How did an ordinary, middle-aged couple become a symbol of defiance against Nazi brutality? Alone in Berlin, a true-life tale of courage from award-winning actor-director Vincent Perez (The Secret), unfolds against the tumultuous backdrop of Berlin in 1940. Otto and Anna Quangel (Brendan Gleeson, Edge of Tomorrow; Oscar winner Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks) are a working-class husband and […]

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Madhouse

Madhouse

| June 13, 2017

I can’t possibly begin talking about Ovidio G. Assonitis’ Madhouse without immediately drawing comparisons between the film and J. Lee Thompson’s Happy Birthday to Me. Both films were clearly made to cash in on the slasher horror craze in the immediate post-Friday the 13th years. Both films were released in 1981 in fact (though Madhouse […]

Being Black Enough or (How to Kill a Black Man)

Being Black Enough or (How to Kill a Black Man)

| June 10, 2017

Devin Rice Studios is honored to announce the World Premiere of Devin Rice’s Being Black Enough or (How to Kill a Black Man) at the 20th Dances With Films Festival.  Based on writer-director-star Devin Rice’s youth in Los Angeles, the semi-autobiographical drama touches on what it means to “be Black,” how race is seen through the eyes […]

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A Cure for Wellness

A Cure for Wellness

| June 9, 2017

Gore Verbinski has had a fairly odd career trajectory for a major studio director. His feature debut was Mousehunt, a family film with a dark bent reminiscent of Barry Sonnenfeld’s Addams Family films, followed up by the Brad Pitt/Julia Roberts vehicle The Mexican. Verbinski’s first major hit was The Ring, an exemplary American remake of […]

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A United Kingdom

A United Kingdom

| June 7, 2017

A United Kingdom is a movie about the imminent king of Botswana played by David Oyelowo who goes to London to study to be an attorney, before he is due to arrive back home in 1948 to take up the throne, which had been passed on to him by his late father 20 years prior, […]

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Stan Lee & Kevin Smith Save The World

Stan Lee & Kevin Smith Save The World

| June 7, 2017

This past Christmas I got two dvds of Kevin Smith doing Q&As in front of large live audiences.  One was the third Evening with Kevin Smith and the other was Too Fat For Forty.  I listen to a few of Smith’s podcasts and thoroughly enjoyed these live specials.  I didn’t realize when I agreed to […]

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Walt Disney’s Bambi: Anniversary Edition

Walt Disney’s Bambi: Anniversary Edition

| June 5, 2017

Most folks, I imagine, are familiar with Disney Studios’ fifth feature film about the deer Prince Bambi– a coming-of-age story told through a series of alternatingly hilarious and heart-warming vignettes. Released in 1942, it’s a film many of us grew up with. When I was a kid, you either owned it on VHS or could […]

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Brain Damage

Brain Damage

| June 4, 2017

Most of us have fond memories of the name Elmer. Whether it be the glue that you can use to make fake skin, or the cartoon hunter (Fudd) who’s always on the lookout for the waskily wabbitt, Bugs Bunny. But there’s a third, underappreciated Elmer out there. This Elmer is not as fun or funny […]

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