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Jared Scott Stroup’s Top 10 Films of 2013

Jared Scott Stroup’s Top 10 Films of 2013

| January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Instead of an opening paragraph that will inevitably be skipped over in pursuit of the meat of this article, I’ll just jump right into it. Here are my ten favorite films of 2013, as it currently stands.  This is without having seen some potential greats such as 12 Years a Slave, Her, Frances Ha, The […]

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Jason Coffman’s Top 20 for 2013

Jason Coffman’s Top 20 for 2013

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

So here’s my Top 20 for 2013. As always, this is not some kind of attempt at an objective “Best Films of 2013,” these are my personal 20 favorite films that were released in 2013 in the States (theatrical, VOD, cable, whatever) that I actually watched during 2013. If I didn’t see it during the […]

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You’re Next

You’re Next

| January 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Adam Wingard’s You’re Next was a huge hit on the festival circuit in 2011 when it was picked up for distribution for Lionsgate, who promptly confused hardcore horror fans anxiously awaiting the film by announcing an August 2013 release date. As far as inexplicable movie studio maneuvers go, this is about as confounding as they […]

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The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing

| January 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

It is not uncommon to read a review where the author declares whatever film they’re reviewing to be a bona fide masterpiece. But it should be uncommon. The problem is, it’s a designation all-too-often given to things that people simply like. Let us not confuse the things we enjoy with those things that actually advance […]

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

| December 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

‘Don’t mature, Ron Burgundy’ Could there be a more fearful venture for Anchorman devotees than believing lightning could strike twice? Before enduring the 119 minute sequel, I remembered to check the releases for the 2004 original. Bill Maher’s pithy review of 2012′s The Three Stooges presents the fear most Anchorman fans should consider: “The movie was funny, but why […]

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Nightmare City

Nightmare City

| December 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Zombies didn’t always run, and yet, it’s hardly a new development. Forget the 2004 Dawn of the Dead. Never mind 28 Days Later. In 1980, Umberto Lenzi’s Nightmare City (Incubo sulla Città Contaminata) started it all. While also released under the title, City of the Walking Dead, these are not your average walking dead, I […]

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Family Guy: Volume 12

Family Guy: Volume 12

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

After 2 cancellations and over 200 episodes, Family Guy is better than ever, and in case you haven’t heard the good news, Fox has begun releasing entire seasons of the hit animated series on DVD rather than breaking them up into separate, shorter sets.  This Volume 12 set captures the entire 11th season of the […]

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The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

| December 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

‘Wolf in Wolves’ Clothing’ The Wolf of Wall Street is being marketed as a black comedy. Fine, but this label (usually) denigrates any serious implications of important matters discussed. Watching the 179 minutes of Martin Scorsese’s new entertainment (a short three hours) finds audience members, regretfully, guffawing so loud they miss the purpose of the […]

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The Wolverine

The Wolverine

| December 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

When compared to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, James Mangold’s The Wolverine (2013) is a bona fide masterpiece. On its own merits, though, it may be little more than an average-to-slightly above average superhero flick, but even still, it’s one of the three best pictures in Fox’s X-Men franchise alongside X-Men 2 and X-Men: First Class. Now, […]

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20th Century Fox’s “VOICE YOUR CHOICE” Winners: Part 3

20th Century Fox’s “VOICE YOUR CHOICE” Winners: Part 3

| December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

This final installment of my series of reviews examining Twentieth Century Fox’s inaugural wave of “VOICE YOUR CHOICE”-winning home video releases is devoted to the films of the “Duke” himself, John Wayne. The previous reviews, if you missed them, covered the earliest six titles chosen by viewers from the Fox archives to make their Blu-ray […]

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