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Kill Zombie! Blu-ray Review

Kill Zombie

July 24, 2014 | Written By: Mathew Plale

Aziz (Yahya Gaier, 2005’s HET SCHNITZELPARADIJS) hates his job working as a low-level nothing, where he answers phones and takes insults from his boss. He needs some excitement in his life, whether in the form of long walks on the beach with high-heeled office babe Tess (Nadia Palesa Poeschmann, 2012’s ALS JE VERLIEFD WORDT) or […]

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Blue Ruin Blu-ray Review

Macon Blair

July 23, 2014 | Written By: Aaron Walker

Sometimes independent films are able to convey their message in a more clear way than big budget films. It doesn’t happen often but every once in a while you get to see something on film that doesn’t have all of the big budget nonsense you’ve come to expect from your regular trips to the local […]

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Win a Blu-ray of Sabotage, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger

Sabotage Blu-ray F

July 23, 2014 | Written By: Brad Sturdivant and Universal Studios Home Entertainment are proud to offer you a chance to win SABOTAGE on Blu-ray Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in the pulse-pounding action film Sabotage, from the director of End of Watch and the writer of Training Day. When DEA task force leader Breacher Wharton (Schwarzenegger) storms a heavily armed cartel safe house, rogue members of his […]

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Tim’s Vermeer Blu-ray Review

Tim's Vermeer

July 22, 2014 | Written By: Mathew Plale

“Sometimes when I’m laying in bed at night trying to get to sleep, all I can think about is this goal of trying to paint a Vermeer…And, at the face of it, that seems almost impossible.” Those words come from inventor Tim Jenison, who openly admits he is far from being a painter. But he […]

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The Spike Lee Joint Collection Vol.2 Blu-ray Review

Summer of Sam

July 21, 2014 | Written By: Michael A. Smith

I’m guessing that, due to the various studios he’s worked with, filmmaker Spike Lee doesn’t have a choice of what gets released as part of a home video “collection.” His two greatest films, in my opinion, are DO THE RIGHT THING (Universal) and MALCOLM X (Warner Brothers). Neither of those were included in Volume 1 […]

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Johnson Family Vacation Blu-ray Review

Johnson Family Vacation

July 20, 2014 | Written By: Jason Kokotoff

Ever since the 1983 release of NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION, additions to the “family comedy” genre are held to a pretty high standard. Some will borrow aspects from the legendary R-rated classic in terms of protagonist traits or character arcs, other films try to up the ante on shock value and then there are the screenplays […]

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Weekend box office: Sex Tape can’t beat Apes or Planes

Weekend box office Sex Tape

July 20, 2014 | Written By: Brad Sturdivant

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES repeated atop the weekend box office, beating out newcomers THE PURGE: ANARCHY, PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE and SEX TAPE.  The original PURGE opened to about $34 million while its sequel is on pace to get close to $30 million.  Given how cheap these movies are (the sequel cost […]

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The Raid 2 Blu-ray Review

The Raid 2

July 19, 2014 | Written By: Brad Sturdivant

In 2011, audiences were treated to THE RAID, a simple action movie showcasing the Indonesian martial arts form, Silat, led by star Iko Uwais. Although the story had very little plot or character development, I was still blown away by the direction of Gareth Evans and the fight amazing fight scenes. We live in a […]

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Afflicted Blu-ray Review

Clif Prowse and Derek Lee

July 17, 2014 | Written By: Aaron Walker

Ten minutes after receiving AFFLICTED, I was a little bit grossed out. I thought, what the hell is this movie? Honestly!? Another crappy monster movie (I assumed zombies, incorrectly)? Do we really need more of those?.. [Cut to several nights later, I put the Blu-ray in my machine] Five minutes into the film, I can’t believe […]

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The Birdcage Blu-ray Review

The Birdcage

July 15, 2014 | Written By: Mathew Plale

It’s generally good news when a couple gets engaged, but it’s a hit-and-miss situation when it comes time to meet the future in-laws. That’s what Val (Dan Futterman, who would later earn an Oscar nomination for his CAPOTE screenplay) and Barbara (Calista Flockhart, one year away from landing the title role on ALLY MCBEAL) run […]

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