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DVD Review: Anna Karenina

Happy families are all alike…that’s the start of “Anna Karenina,” at least, the novel version, depending on the translation you’re using by some reports. It’s been around for a long time, and our friends out at Acorn Media sent out a copy of “Anna Karenina”, the latest adaptation of said classic novel. Though in this more »

Movie Review: “Hercules”

It’s one thing for a film to borrow from or pay homage to another particular film. However, it’s a whole different matter altogether to completely steal from or rip off other movies… after movie… after movie… after movie… after… well, you get the point. Not only is “Hercules” remarkably (and disappointingly) similar to this year’s more »

Blu-ray Review: Ray Donovan Season One

Sometimes there’s nothing quite like a good crime drama, though if you came in expecting a story about the former Secretary of Labor by the same name, you’ll come away sadly disappointed. Our friends at CBS Home Entertainment sent out a copy of “Ray Donovan: Season One” for us to review, and though this might more »

Movie Review: “Lucy”

If you were to judge Luc Besson’s latest film “Lucy” on its opening alone, you’d have a perfectly-crafted, unique thriller that plays like a darkly comic joke, teasing us with the possibility of a particularly wicked punchline to come. It goes like this… What would happen if a sweet, yet irresponsible, young women was forced more »

Movie Review: “Boyhood”

From its one-of-a-kind production history to its connection with established themes in the filmmaker’s work to its overarching look at a young man’s life, Richard Linklater’s new “Boyhood” brings to mind certain things that would sound pretentious in most cases: Epic. Ambitious. One-of-a-kind. Career-capping. In this case, though, those descriptions- and the rapturous praise the project more »

Movie Review: “I Origins”

Undoubtedly,  “I Origins”  raises some interesting questions. For instance.. Is there an afterlife? If so, what does this afterlife consist of? Also, can our souls be reincarnated? Do human beings have souls in the first place? Most importantly, does Michael Pitt actually age the same rate as the rest of us? Although these questions (especially the more »

Blu-ray Review: Last Action Hero

It was one of the biggest movies that 1993 could offer up, and for those of us who remember 1993, our friends out at Mill Creek Entertainment are about to give us a shot of nostalgia the likes of which few will be able to touch. Specifically, they sent out a copy of “Last Action more »

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 »