Video and DVD

Twice Born

Twice Born

| February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Life. It is a journey filled with beauty and pain that is easy to romanticize through distant memories. Gemma, an Italian professor, returns to Sarajevo at the invitation of her old friend Gojco. It was the town where she met her child’s father, Diego, an American photographer. The journey turns out to be more than […]

You Will Be My Son

You Will Be My Son

| February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Paul (Niels Arestrup) and his longtime business partner Francois (Patrick Chesnais) have been running a successful French vineyard for years.  They take a lot of pride in their work and the future is looking bright until Francois is diagnosed with cancer and given 6 months to live.  Now, Paul is forced to take on a […]

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Pulling Strings

Pulling Strings

| February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Alejandro (Jaime Camil) is a mariachi performer and (since the death of his wife) has become a stay-at-home dad. His unconventional lifestyle and career poses problems when trying to obtain a visa for his daughter, Maria, who has recently been distracted and gotten into trouble at school. The two have a strong relationship; Maria can […]

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Scarecrow

Scarecrow

| February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

There’s a fine line between science fiction and horror, and Scarecrow falls squarely in the horror column, which would be fine except this is a production of the Syfy channel. I don’t understand how Sci-fi and horror have become the same in some people’s eyes.  There are definitely a lot of crossovers between the genres […]

Hellbenders

Hellbenders

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Filmmaker J.T. Petty has made a name for himself among genre fans with his original independent films Soft for Digging, S&Man, and The Burrowers. While S&Man features some bleak humor in its faux documentary portrayal of the “fake snuff film” underground, Petty’s other films have been more notable for their quiet and careful pacing. So […]

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Mortal Enemies

Mortal Enemies

| February 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tradition meets cliché in this generic kung fu revenge flick.  When Ver (Verdy Bhawanta) witnesses his older brother’s murder, he’s sent to an orphanage, where he meets a young Sunny (Robin Shou; Mortal Kombat).  The two become like brothers themselves until Ver is adopted by a rich family.  Years later, after his adopted father’s death, […]

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Romeo and Juliet (2013)

Romeo and Juliet (2013)

| February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s all pouting lips and swelling orchestral strings in Carlo Carlei’s 2013 filmic adaptation of William Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. Boasting an adapted screenplay by Downton Abbey-creator Julian Fellowes and the likes of Paul Giamatti, Stellan Skarsgård and Damian Lewis among the players, my expectations for this adaptation were high—perhaps too much so. […]

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Rocky: Heavyweight Collection

Rocky: Heavyweight Collection

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

For so many U.S. audiences, the (first couple) Rocky movies tap into a primal urge: the desire to rise from the gutter, pull yourself up by your bootstraps and make something of yourself. It’s about the American Dream, achieving your goals against all odds, making a name for yourself and a fortune through sheer willpower […]

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Instructions Not Included

Instructions Not Included

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Eugenio Derbez (Jack & Jill, Girl in Progress) has created his masterpiece… his magnum opus if you will. Although, Eugenio hasn’t done very many notable titles, Instructions Not Included (Lionsgate) puts him on the map in a serious way. I say that he created this film and what I mean is that he directed, acted […]

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Young Detective Dee

Young Detective Dee

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tsui Hark’s career has managed to be a conundrum to me, seeing as though I’m a huge sucker for asian cinema, I’ve never really gotten much out of his films. Sure, I’d seen things like Once Upon a Time in China, Black Mask and even Knock Off, which I think is one of the funniest […]

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