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Blu-ray Review: ‘Disneynature’s Bears’

We adult critics sometimes forget that, on rare occasions, certain films aren’t actually made for us. Sure, we are asked to review them, to step into this so-called foreign frame of reference and relate, but as stated before, we really aren’t supposed to get it. The people behind the scenes just don’t expect us to more »

Movie Review: “When the Game Stands Tall”

Have you ever had one of those moments when you think you’re saying something super important, but nobody seems to be taking you seriously? It’s almost as if the harder you try, the more laughs your so-called “message” receives. I hate to say it, but this is exactly what happened while I was watching “When more »

DVD Review: The Possession of Michael King

There’s an old saying that notes that an atheist can never find God for much the same reason that a thief can never find a policeman. While not everybody agrees with that concept, it’s kind of going to be the one that “The Possession of Michael King”–a copy of which our friends at Anchor Bay more »

Movie Review: “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”

Back in 2005, the first “Sin City” film was a match made in movie heaven. Take one of the most influential figures in comic book history in Frank Miller, add one of the most creative cinematic forces in recent times in Robert Rodriguez, combine them both with some of the newest groundbreaking, state-of-the-art film making more »

Movie Review: “If I Stay”

Now, I know I’m not supposed to go into a film with any preconceived notions. I’m supposed to judge each movie fairly without bias. Well, usually I do my best to follow this unwritten law and sometimes I get rewarded for my efforts. Once in a great while, I find myself pleasantly surprised by a more »

Blu-ray Review: Sacrament

Coupling Ti West and backwoods horror sounds like a pretty impressive combination, and it’s one that our friends out at Magnet–who sent out a copy of “Sacrament” for review–decided to take for a spin. But would this be as exciting as its pedigree implies? ” takes us out to Eden Parish, a little-known, out of more »

Movie Review: “Let’s Be Cops” 

“Let’s Be Cops” never had a chance. Not necessarily because of the world-historically awful timing of its release, although that certainly doesn’t help. Don’t hate this movie because it’s a celebration of reckless police power at a time when such a thing is somewhat out of favor- hate it because it’s unfunny, derivative and ultimately more »

DVD Review: Agatha Christie Marple Fan Favorites Collection

With Poirot about to be coming to an end after a massive 13 series run, there’s got to be something to step up and fill the gap. Perhaps, on at least some level, that can be found from Agatha Christie’s other major mystery series involving the legendary Miss Marple. Our friends out at Acorn sent more »

Blu-ray review: ‘Muppets Most Wanted’

When Disney bought the Muppets back in 2004, many feared we were in for a non-stop barrage of relentless repacking and previous product reconfiguration. True, almost immediately upon their purchase, the House of Mouse went through and rereleased all the previous Muppet movies, giving them a bit more respect than their previous owners had (product more »

Blu-ray Review: The Quiet Ones

A good ghost story seldom goes unappreciated, and thankfully, we’ve got a good ghost story afoot indeed with “,” a copy of which Lionsgate sent out for review. “The Quiet Ones” takes us out to a new experiment, already in progress. A college professor is working with a group of students in a bid to more »

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Movie Review: “The Expendables 3″

Sometimes you can have all the correct elements for a particular film to be a smashing success and you still somehow wind up with a misfire. Such is the case with “The Expendables 3″ — a drab, plodding, over-hyped misfire of a summer action flick. Series creator Sylvester Stallone resumes his regular duties by co-writing more »

Blu-ray Review: The Midnight Game

Sometimes games have a way of getting out of control; that game of Twister that ends with a wrenched back, that game of Monopoly that ends with a fist fight, and so on down the line. That’s going to be nicely exemplified with Anchor Bay’s “The Midnight Game,” a copy of which they sent our more »