Monthly Archives: March 2013

G.I. Joe: Retaliation – Film Review

  When the release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation was delayed in order to add 3D to the finished film it is said that the film industry was stunned.  There were warehouses full of toys ready to be shipped to various stores all over the country, and those that were already on the shelves were removed. […]

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The Host – Film Review

The Host starts off with an okay premise.   Aliens invade Earth and possess the bodies of almost every living human.  Then it slows to a snail’s pace that threatens never to reach an end. The idea isn’t altogether original, but that’s not important; body possession has always been a fun theme to explore in a […]

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No – Film Review

Most things I know about the truth behind Chile and its recent history is through the movies. The backdrop to the excellent 1982 Jack Lemmon drama, Missing, showed us how a democratically elected leader of the South American country was overthrown in a military coup, backed, we learned by the United States. The coup was in […]

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New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases (03/26/13)

This week’s new releases on DVD and Blu-Ray includes an Academy Award winning performance, an outstanding feature from Denmark, and a classic John Wayne western that finally gets the home release it deserves. To purchase any of the DVDs listed click on the poster. Lincoln is a handsomely mounted film of great moments. The exchanges […]

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Olympus Has Fallen – Film Review

In the sci-fi, summer popcorn thriller Independence Day, when aliens invaded and blew up the White House, audiences were both laughing and cheering at the spectacle.  I was never quite sure why, but the reaction was amusing, all the same.  That was in 1996.  Since that time the world has changed.  In the new thriller […]

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Admission – Film Review

The new film from director Paul Weitz, Admission, is billed as essentially a romantic comedy, though in truth it’s neither particularly romantic nor overly funny, though it is amiable enough to be mildly entertaining. Based on a highly praised novel by Jean Hanff Korelitz, Admission tells of Portia (Tina Fey) a Princeton University admissions officer […]

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