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DVD Review: Blandings Series 2

It’s funny how British literature can produce not only some of the more exciting mysteries out there, but also some of the most laugh-inducing comedies as well. The British sense of humor gets a chance to strut its metaphorical stuff with the release of “Blandings Series 2,” a copy of which our friends out at more »

“Gone Girl” says goodbye to top spot; “Fury” takes over

Here’s your box office report for this past weekend, which saw “Fury” take the top spot away from “Gone Girl.” What will Ben Affleck and David Fincher do now? Rosamund Pike better hope there’s a “Jack Reacher 2″ in the works. “Fury” was one of three new releases in the top five, along with “The Book of more »

Movie Review: “Listen Up Philip” (Philadelphia Film Festival) 

Does literary success require the person having it to behave like a repellant, repugnant ass to everyone around them? That’s the question at the heart of “Listen Up Philip,” an outstanding film, written and directed by Alex Ross Perry, which played over the weekend at the Philadelphia Film Festival and is set for release later more »

Movie Review: “The Best of Me”

Now doubt about it, there are bad movies. In case you’re not too familiar with this particular brand of trashiness, these  slices of cinematic sunshine are affectionately referred to as “B-movies” and are the kind of films that might fall short on such trivial things like production value, storyline, competent actors, taste, etc. However, these more »

DVD Review: Dynasty: The Final Season

There’s always something bittersweet about the final season of anything, no matter how good or bad the show itself was. Even a bad show enjoys a certain note of finality from the “final season,” and it’s good to be able to have it all in one place. But “Dynasty: The Final Season”–a copy of which more »

Movie Review: “St. Vincent”

During the first half of his long, storied career, I think it’s fair to say that Bill Murray, the acclaimed star of “St. Vincent,” has carved a nice niche for himself portraying characters that fit a certain comedic mold. Due to the fact that he wasn’t exactly blessed with the looks and muscles of… oh, more »

Movie Review: “Fury” 

There isn’t much groundbreaking about “Fury,” the new World War II drama from director David Ayer. But the director, helped by a top-notch cast, brings the same you-are-there intensity to the theater of war that he did to police work in “End of Watch.” Plotwise, this is largely a conventional war movie, until a very more »

DVD Review: Werewolf Rising

You’ve got to hand it to the folks at Image Entertainment, who sent out a copy of “Werewolf Rising” for us to review; they’re taking a step into ground that has not been frequently walked in. Ghost stories, zombie stories, vampires, serial killers…these are all well-traveled paths. Werewolves, though, are much less so, but can more »

DVD Review: Grave Halloween

With Halloween rapidly approaching–just three weeks away now–doubtless there are plenty of people considering what they’ll do with that particularly noteworthy night. Some might go out and party. Others stay in for a good scary movie. Our friends out at Anchor Bay got a little meta on us, sending out a copy of “Grave Halloween” more »

The trailer for Robin Williams’ ‘A Merry Friggin’ Christmas’ is a slapstick swansong

After a late summer/early fall which saw a near consistent stream of accolades and remembrances, the reality of losing comedian and Oscar winning actor Robin Williams is starting to set in. Of the three films left in his legacy (‘The Angriest Man in Brooklyn’ arrived in May, three months before he took his own life) more »

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On “Gone Girl,” feminism and sociopathy

The following contains MAJOR SPOILERS regarding David Fincher’s, “Gone Girl.” Everything, including the ending and its plot twists, will be discussed. Consider yourself warned. Also, this article is for the fellas, and only the fellas. Ladies, this is not for you. You’ve been warned too. My dear chaps, This flick has a lot going on, more »

DVD Review: Delivery: The Beast Within

I don’t know what it is about horrible pregnancy movies lately, but someone’s taking this ball and running with it, as evidenced by “Delivery: The Beast Within.” Our friends out at Cinedigm sent a copy of this one over for us to review, and this one, I have to admit, has more than a little more »