Blu-ray Review: Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow

Combining action and science fiction is one of the most natural combinations of genres there is. That combination is seen quite readily in Warner Bros. “Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow”, a copy of which they sent out for review. While this is certain to excite some viewers, others may look at this genre combination more »

Movie Review: “The Skeleton Twins”

I have to say, this particular group of recent “Saturday Night Live” graduates are something special. From Tina Fey and her mainstream appeal to Jimmy Fallon and his late night appeal to Andy Samberg and his prime time appeal to Jason Sudeikis and his (unfathomable) appeal to Olivia Wilde, so many former cast members are… well… more »

Movie Review: “Boxtrolls”

Once in a great while, a children’s film is released that forces the entire genre to be reconsidered, reassessed and reevaluated. This particular movie turns out to be SO good that it makes adults forget they’re watching a cartoon aimed at kids and they’re forced to give the animated genre the respect it most certainly more »

Movie Review: “The Equalizer”

Now THIS is the Denzel Washington we all know and love. Well, at least ONE side of him. See, during the last decade or so, Denzel has shown us two sides. First, there’s the serious side he shows in solid, dramatic turns in films like “Flight,” “American Gangster,” “The Great Debaters” and “Antwone Fisher.” Then more »

DVD Review: Dead Within

The following is a very simple thought experiment. We begin in the world of “Night of the Living Dead,” in which the dead have risen to a kind of disoriented half-life in which they decided people are tasty and they weren’t going to bother with words any more. Now, instead of the original group taking more »


Movie Review: Jimi: All is By My Side 

“Jimi: All is By My Side,” the dead-on-arrival biopic of Jimi Hendrix that stars Outkast’s Andre “3000″ Benjamin, suffers from a lot of little problems and one huge one. It’s generally slow-moving and boring. It focuses on a not-particularly-interesting period of Hendrix’s career- the year or so he spent in London in 1966 and ’67, more »

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ – 40th Anniversary Edition

There’s a reason Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror classic ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ is in the Museum of Modern Art. It’s a major post-modern masterpiece, an unsettling slice of twisted Southern Gothic that grows more and more disturbing with the decades. Even after 40 years, numerous knock-offs, and attempted cash-in revamps, the original stands as a more »

DVD Review: Deadbeat Season One

Sure, we’ve seen series before where people try to help ghosts out of the various jams said specters find themselves in before being able to “cross over” or “go into the light,” but what happens when the people doing the helping would kind of rather not? That’s what we’ll get here with “Deadbeat: Season One,” more »

DVD Review: “Very Good Girls”

With “Very Good Girls,” we have a movie about a pair of teenagers who make a pact with each other to lose their respective virginities in the final summer before college, while spending the majority of that summer engaged in related hijinks. It’s a movie you’ve probably seen ten different variations on over the years, more »

Blu-ray Review: Spartacus: The Complete Series

It’s actually kind of odd that cable gets some of the best series out there, and easily one of the better ones of late is “Spartacus,” the oddly authentic gladiator series. Our friends out at Anchor Bay sent over a copy of “Spartacus: The Complete Series” for us to review, and if you even vaguely more »

From stocks, to the sea, to ‘Scarface?’ J.C. Chandor’s ‘A Most Violent Year’ gets a trailer

By now, it’s safe to say that J.C. Chandor is carving out quite a unique career for himself. Arriving on the scene with a splash thanks to 2011′s ‘Margin Call’ (which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay), the writer/director then did a creative 180 and switched from stocks and bonds to an more »


Movie Review: “Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them”

What a misleading title. When it comes to movies, I like to know as little as possible about the film I’m going to watch. Now, since we’re in a day and age where we have countless avenues that devote all of their time to covering these movies, it’s kind of hard NOT TO uncover this more »