Monthly Archives: June 2013

White House Down – Film Review

  After Olympus Has Fallen and now White House Down, if there’s one thing we’ve learned at the movies it’s that the safest and most protected house in the country is anything but. It was only a matter of weeks since we saw the nation’s home to the most powerful man in the western world […]

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Dirty Wars – Film Review

  If you follow the news, particularly political news, you have probably heard of the name Jeremy Scahill.  He’s the reporter who wrote the book on Blackwater, the military contracting firm whose secret mercenaries became the subject of a Congressional inquiry.  With Dirty Wars, a new and highly compelling documentary, investigative journalist Scahill turns his […]

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New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases (06/24/13)

  Note: To order any of the following films, click on the poster. In The Call, a taut thriller from director Brad Anderson, Halle Berry plays Jordan, an L.A. 911 operator who receives a call from a teenage girl in the process of being abducted.  The girl, Casey (Abigail Breslin) is in the trunk of […]

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World War Z – Film Review

During the opening credits of the new apocalyptic zombie thriller World War Z we see that the day begins like any other.  The sun rises, people emerge from their beds and commute to work, breakfast TV shows cheerfully present the day’s weather forecast, and talking heads discuss the issues of the moment.  But there’s something […]

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Much Ado About Nothing – Film Review

  Writer/director Joss Whedon is a brave man.  Not only has he made a film based on a Shakespeare classic, he’s updated the setting to modern times while maintaining the original Elizabethan language.  And it’s in black and white.  The end result is a mixed bag of success and failure, a noble experiment in entertainment […]

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Fill The Void – Film Review

  In Fill the Void we catch a glimpse into something most of us rarely see; life among the Haredi Jewish community, considered to be the most conservative form of Orthodox Judaism, and it’s both fascinating and frustrating. Young Shira (Hadas Yaron) is about to marry, but when the family’s older daughter unexpectedly dies leaving […]

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