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Blu-ray Review: Supernova

Science fiction movies are somewhat tough to come by these days. Usually requiring substantial budgets and having somewhat of a lesser audience than others, it’s tough to get these made unless there’s a way to do it on a shoestring. One of the biggest examples of science fiction in the late nineties was MGM’s “Supernova”, more »

Movie Review: “The Lazarus Effect”

Wow. Now there are some bad movies out there, especially when it comes to the horror genre. However, you usually KNOW they’re going to be bad based on a number of reasons. A number of the horror flicks on the low-budget side of things feature no-name actors, a director that’s fresh out of the Art more »

Movie Review: “Focus”

Will Smith may be known as one of the few undisputed movie stars in the world, but in truth it’s been awhile since he’s done anything truly memorable. His last starring role, “After Earth,” was almost two years ago. “Men in Black 3″ was the year before, and before that he took a four year more »

DVD Review: Zombieworld

While “Zombieland” had an array of rules to follow to survive in a world overrun by the walking dead, “Zombieworld”–a copy of which our friends out at Image Entertainment sent out for review–gives us instead several looks at a world overrun, with some unlikely results. “” goes all over the planet, from Ireland to Australia more »

DVD Review: “Maude: The Complete Series”

And then there’s Maude. These words had a hand in one of the biggest television series the 1970s could offer, a series about a married woman who seemed to want a little more for herself than June Cleaver ever asked, yet there was no doubt she was every bit as in charge as June ever more »

Blu-ray Review: VHS Viral

The first two installments of the VHS series have proven to be extremely impressive, so when I heard there was a third one coming out, I got pretty excited about the whole thing. Our friends out at Magnet, meanwhile, sent out a copy of “VHS Viral” for us to review, and it certainly had a more »

Movie Review: “Hot Tub Time Machine 2″

“You’re a nerd… and no one likes you… and no one likes you…” And so and so on and so on. Such is the tune crooned by Lou – a drunken, drug-fueled jerk – and Nick – a song-stealing, but well-meaning lug – to Jacob -the bespectacled, drink-serving, video-gaming man servant of the crew, just more »

Movie Review: “The DUFF”

There’s a lot of strange stuff going on in “The DUFF,” most of it not good. It’s a high school movie that makes a hash of “Mean Girls,” “She’s All That,” and various other films of the genre, and goes back and forth between subverting genre cliches and wholeheartedly embracing them. Also, it’s based around more »

Movie Review: “McFarland U.S.A.”

“McFarland U.S.A.,” the latest entry in the coaching/management phase of the Kevin Costner sports movie canon, dives deep into the world of high school cross country, in what I believe is the first movie ever to do so. “McFarland” follows the structure of based-on-a-true-story Disney sports movies, especially recent ones of the multicultural variety, some more »

DVD Review: Episodes: The Third Season

You’ve got to hand it to Showtime; they’ve got some of the best television around. “Episodes” showed that it’s ready to keep the streak alive, and our friends out at CBS Home Entertainment sent out a copy of “Episodes: The Third Season” for us to review and show that, indeed, the streak is alive. “” more »

Blu-ray Review: Vampire’s Kiss / High Spirits Double Feature

Ah, Halloween…that special time of year that calls to the kid in all of us. Trick or treating, parties, costumes, scary movies…it’s all there. Of course, given that it’s also over nine months out might make one wonder what a good Halloween movie is doing out now, but our friends at Scream Factory seem to more »

“Fifty Shades of Dull”? What the critics are saying about “Fifty Shades of Grey”

“Fifty Shades of Grey,” the movie adaptation of the popular sex novel of the same name, comes out in theaters today. What are critics saying? Here’s a roundup of reactions, which, judging by headlines, are all across the spectrum: Christopher Orr of The Atlantic calls it “Fifty Shades of Dull.”  The ever-iconoclastic Armond White of more »