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Blu-ray Review: Open Grave

It may not seem like the greatest time for horror film, especially given that horror’s big season won’t start for another three months yet, but there’s seldom a bad time to get ready and build up a backlog for the long, cold, dark months ahead, and that’s where Cinedigm comes in, who sent out a more »

Blu-ray Review: The Legend of Billie Jean

Fair is fair…that’s a lesson from earliest childhood that tends to get lost in the complexity of adulthood. It’s easy to slip out of one’s obligations by using the language rather than the intent of an agreement, or by denying an agreement was ever struck. Our friends at Mill Creek Entertainment sent over a copy more »

DVD Review: Hell on Wheels: The Complete Third Season

The building of the railroad in the United States was no small task, and the people behind its construction no small people. Nowhere is that more obvious than with “Hell on Wheels,” and our friends out at Entertainment One sent out a copy of “Hell on Wheels: The Complete Third Season” for us to review more »

DVD Review: The Den

If you’ve ever looked at Chatroulette or the like and thought, man, that’s great fodder for a horror movie, then I suggest you go buy a lottery ticket because that idea now exists. Today we check out one of the biggest new titles from our friends at IFC, who sent out a copy of “The more »

Movie Review: “The Purge: Anarchy”

“The Purge: Anarchy” is an aptly named horror-thriller-action-science fiction hodgepodge that delivers on a level that the first film (last summer’s surprise box office hit “T”) never even comes close to. I’m not saying that this sequel is a great film. In fact, it gets rather formulaic at times and more than a few of more »

Blu-ray Review: Lake Placid

I was definitely surprised to see Scream Factory come out with a Blu-ray translation of “Lake Placid”–given that they’d been throwing eighties movies at me left, right and center, I was stunned to see something comparatively recent–but they sent on a copy anyway, and if you ever wanted to see Bill Pullman and a gigantic more »

Movie Review: “Planes: Fire and Rescue”

The original “Planes,” which came out only 11 months ago, was an odd duck, and not a very interesting one. A pseudo-spinoff/rehash of the “Cars” universe, only released with Disney’s branding instead of Pixar’s, and featuring the vocal stylings of Dane Cook, “” was intensely forgettable, retrofitting the plot of “Cars” into something similar but more more »

Movie Review: “Wish I Was Here”

When Zach Braff announced last year that he was turning to Kickstarter in order to raise funds for his next film “Wish I Was Here” – and the effort succeeded- there was something of a loud backlash. What’s this rich and famous actor doing asking the general public for money? Can’t he just pay for more »

Movie Review: “Sex Tape”

“Sex Tape,” which is legitimately among the very worst movies of this year or any other, commits numerous crimes large and small against comedy, technology, sexuality and more. Sure, the film- in which Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz play a bored long-married couple who make a sex tape, accidentally upload it to the cloud, and more »

Blu-ray Review: Anaconda

It’s time for a bit of a history lesson, folks, and this time courtesy not of Scream Factory, but of Mill Creek Entertainment instead. Today’s shot of surprisingly entertaining film history comes in the form of “Anaconda”, a copy of which was sent out on Blu-ray for us to review, and though this movie has more »

Let’s talk about sex: Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ 15 years later

It had been 12 years since his last film. Rumors swirled about possible projects (including a Holocaust drama and a sci-fi story about a robot boy). Over the course of the ’80s and ’90s, his relatively sparse resume became the subject of countless cinephile obsessions, with everything from subject matter to shot selection coming under more »

Blu-ray Review: I Escaped From Devil’s Island / The Final Option

The summer, for many, brings back memories of the old classic drive-in movie theater. Some of you may not have heard of these, as they’re something of a vanishing phenomenon today, but it used to be that instead of parking the car and going into the theater, you could actually park your car in the more »