Monthly Archives: May 2013

New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases (05/21/13)

  Note: To order any of this week’s new releases, click on the poster. Without the big screen success of Twilight, Beautiful Creatures would never have been made.  They’re both based on a series of Young Adult novels and they’re both centered on a young, teenage couple, hopelessly in love, with a world of magic […]

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Star Trek Into Darkness – Film Review

  There’s a problem with the beginning of Star Trek Into Darkness.  It may be spectacular and it may set the tone for conflicts between Kirk and Starfleet plus Kirk and his relationship with Spock, but it feels like television.  From the get go, the film plunges us headfirst into the action; there’s no room […]

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The Iceman – Film Review

  At the beginning of The Iceman we see serial contract killer Richard Kuklinski (Michael Shannon) incarcerated, defeated, and void of any hope of ever being released.  An off-screen voice asks him, “Do you have any regrets for the things you’ve done?”  We don’t get an answer; at least, not at that moment.  Instead, the […]

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Love Is All You Need – Film Review

Back in 1992 when Enchanted April was released, the first thing you wanted to do was book a plane and spend a summer at the same place where those four ladies spent a vacation together in a secluded villa in Italy.  The same thing occurs after watching the new Pierce Brosnan romantic drama Love Is […]

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New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases (05/14/13)

 This week’s new releases on DVD and Blu-Ray include an epic with an all-star cast, an examination of a character not unlike Charlie Sheen played by Charlie Sheen, and a word about 4K Ultra HD. Please Note:  To order any of the following films, click on the poster. The original novel upon which Cloud Atlas […]

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The Great Gatsby – Film Review

  Perhaps it’ll never happen; the perfect big screen version of The Great Gatsby.  In addition to the plodding 1974 Robert Redford version, there have been two others, including a silent movie in 1926 and a 1949 version with Alan Ladd that no one can see because of all kinds of legal wranglings hindering a […]

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