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Thunderstruck Blu-ray Review

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Some people are just not meant to act. This is especially true for sports stars. Kevin Durant is a great player in the NBA. He can score on anyone and he is fearless in clutch situations. He is also humble and soft spoken. Those are unusual traits to have as a superstar basketball player. These […]

Jay-Z set to score The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan

Monday, December 31st, 2012

When I first learned of the rumor that Jay-Z was going to be scoring the music for Baz Luhrmann’s THE GREAT GATSBY, I was a little shocked.  But then I sat and thought about it and realized that it’s not such a stretch for a famous musician to cross over into composing scores for movies.  […]

Win a Blu-ray of The Assassins, starring Chow Yun-Fat

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Flix66.com and Well Go USA Entertainment are proud to offer you a chance to win THE ASSASSINS on Blu-ray Legendary action hero Chow Yun-Fat (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Dragonball: Evolution) tackles his most demanding role yet in Director Linshan Zhao’s action-adventure film THE ASSASSINS, debuting on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital January 8th from Well Go […]

Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton hunt Famke Janssen in the new Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters trailer

Monday, December 31st, 2012

First let me start off this post by wishing all of our fans out there a Happy New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, we hope 2013 is filled with much happiness and many movie adventures. In fact, one such adventure you may find yourself looking forward to is the upcoming R-rated fairy tale adaptation […]

Ice Age: Continental Drift Blu-ray Review

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

The mix of prehistoric creatures from the ICE AGE series has already returned a human baby to its tribe, survived a massive flood and faced off against dinosaurs. Now, in the fourth entry in the franchise, CONTINENTAL DRIFT, the troupe finds themselves lost and threatened by a band of pirates. In the latest adventure, wooly […]

Weekend box office: Les Miserables and Django Unchained can’t beat The Hobbit

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Despite strong showings on Christmas day from both LES MISERABLES and DJANGO UNCHAINED, it looks like THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (click the links to read our reviews) is going to finish atop the weekend box office yet again.  The race is really for second place and right now, Quentin Tarantino’s DJANGO UNCHAINED has a […]

Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper in a new poster and images from The Place Beyond The Pines

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES is quickly moving up my list of top movies to look for in 2013.  The early word out of the Toronto International Film Festival was glowingly positive and the first trailer had me hooked.  Unfortunately, the first teaser poster leaves a lot to be desired and simply features a list […]

Noomi Rapace and Colin Farrell star in the first Dead Man Down trailer

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

When it comes to trailers, sometimes the perfect use of a song can make the movie seem a lot better than what you would otherwise think.  Such is the case with the use of the song ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’ by Kendra Morris (originally a Pink Floyd song) in the first DEAD MAN DOWN […]

Trouble with the Curve Blu-ray Review

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Baseball scouts can’t be merely good, just like the team they’re hired by can’t be. They have to win and scouts have to be able to bring in young players to help them do so. Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) was one of the best, having shined the spotlight on some of the Atlanta Braves’ finest […]

Maggie Gyllenhaal joins Michael Fassbender and Scoot McNairy in Frank

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Maggie Gyllenhaal has been quiet lately.  Her feel-good 2012 film, WON’T BACK DOWN came and went with barely a whimper, HYSTERIA was quietly released in 2011 and I don’t think anyone saw it.  You have to go back to 2009 to find CRAZY HEART, where she starred opposite Jeff Bridges to find a role she […]

Idris Elba takes command in a new photo from Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim

Friday, December 28th, 2012

One of next summer’s big films will most definitely be PACIFIC RIM from director Guillermo del Toro. We’ve already seen a robot and alien heavy trailer for PACIFIC RIM (click the link to watch the trailer) which was pretty fun and intriguing, and today we’re getting another new image from the movie featuring star Idris […]

The top ten movies of 2012 – Brad’s list

Friday, December 28th, 2012

I feel that 2012 had more good movies than other years, but it didn’t have as many great movies as what we’ve seen in previous years.  It was a good year for movies, but I feel it was missing that one mind blowing movie that we usually get every year.  But below is my list […]

Looper Blu-ray Review

Friday, December 28th, 2012

There are three main stars in LOOPER; Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and the story.  With all due respect to Gordon-Levitt and Willis, the wonderfully original story from Rian Johnson is what people are going to remember after they watch LOOPER.  Time travel movies are the trickiest of all science-fiction films, with plot holes popping up […]

Arbitrage Blu-ray Review

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

We learn many of our most useful and meaningful life lessons when we’re young. Before he could fully comprehend it, Robert Miller was taught early that life revolves around five things. M, O, N, E, Y. Miller (Richard Gere) is a hedge fund manager and prominent billionaire. He shakes many hands, approves many deals, sits […]

James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel in the first look at Danny Boyle’s Trance

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

After winning the Oscar in 2008 for SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, Danny Boyle came back strong in 2010 with the equally inspirational 127 HOURS.  He then went on to direct the opening ceremonies for the London Olympics, but we haven’t seen a movie of his for a few years.  Thankfully, that’s going to change in 2013, as […]

Deathtrap Blu-ray Review

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Few would have to ponder very long to conclude who would win in a standoff between Superman and Alfred the butler.  However, as lopsided as that contest might be, the one involving those characters’ custodians, Christopher Reeve and Michael Caine, was considerably more balanced in 1982’s DEATHTRAP. Sindey Bruhl (Michael Caine) is a famed and […]

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Natalie Portman are named Hollywood’s most bankable stars

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Forbes recently announced the most bankable Hollywood stars and it brings up a source of frustration I have with these kind of lists.  If you get lucky enough as an actor to star in a franchise like STAR WARS, HARRY POTTER or TWILIGHT, then your box office numbers are forever going to be swayed by […]

Christmas box office: Les Miserables and Django Unchained do well

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

It’s too early to have any official numbers, but it looks like both LES MISERABLES and DJANGO UNCHAINED (read our reviews by clicking on the links) are serving up Hollywood holiday treats at the Christmas box office.  The musical LES MISERABLES seemed destined for the top spot after posting the most pre-sale Christmas day ticket […]

The Ten Best Movies of 2012 – Nathan’s List

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

When looking back at the films from 2012, I’m happy to report seeing a fairly solid line up.  I’m not saying it was the best set of films, as I felt it lacked a certain passion that I prefer to have when rooting for the top tier.  Nevertheless, this year’s showing was much stronger than […]

Finding Nemo 3D Blu-ray Review

Monday, December 24th, 2012

FINDING NEMO is a film about a father whose family is brutally murdered and then years later the father teams up with a mentally unstable woman to rescue his lone surviving son from a sadistic killer.  Oh, did I mention this is an animated kid’s movie?  In true Pixar fashion, they managed to take a […]

Sharlto Copley is menacing in the first look at the villain in Elysium

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Next year must be the year of the science-fiction film.  Between Tom Cruise in OBLIVION, Guillermo del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS and Matt Damon’s ELYSIUM, people that haven’t been exposed to much sci-fi at the theater will get a chance to see what they’ve been missing.  And kudos to Hollywood for taking […]

Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem are featured on the French posters for To The Wonder

Monday, December 24th, 2012

After months (years?) of not hearing anything from Terrence Malick’s THE THE WONDER, in the past week, we’ve gotten a beautiful trailer and now a few French posters to indicate the marketing for the film is in full swing.  And like I’ve alluded to before, I still don’t know how any marketing firm would go […]

Django Unchained Movie Review

Monday, December 24th, 2012

I am so thankful I live in a world where Quentin Tarantino makes films.  Exciting, creative, colorful (visually and in language), fascinating characters, interesting dialogue and wildly entertaining, Tarantino films regularly land on top of my favorite list.  DJANGO UNCHAINED is no exception.  The unique director aims his love toward Spaghetti Westerns and blaxploitation flicks […]

Titanic: Blood & Steel Blu-ray Review

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Ever since James Cameron’s epic interpretation of TITANIC in 1997, the story of the once thought unsinkable titan falling to the bottom of the ocean has carried the cache for multiple spinoff tales of anything even remotely having to do with the ship.  Enter a 12-part miniseries titled TITANIC: BLOOD & STEEL.  However, instead of […]

Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen and Ashley Tisdale star in the new Scary Movie 5 trailer

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

In a sad bit of news, a new trailer for SCARY MOVIE 5 has been released and just like the films that preceded it, the movie looks absolutely terrible. If you are a fan of the SCARY MOVIE franchise, then by all means please tell me why because I just don’t understand. The films are […]

Weekend box office: The Hobbit holds off Jack Reacher and This Is 40

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

After a few slow weeks at the weekend box office, things picked up last weekend when THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (click the title links to read our reviews on the films)hit theaters and the film continued strong, beating out all newcomers.  It looks like Tom Cruise’s JACK REACHER will flirt with $20 million for […]

Total Recall (2012) Blu-ray Review

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

I feel the same way about the 2012 version of TOTAL RECALL as I do about 2012′s THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN in that if it hadn’t been for the original films, these already good movies would be great movies.  But there’s only so much you can overlook when a film is remade 22 years after the […]

Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe star in the last Les Miserables trailer

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

I was just complaining that DJANGO UNCHAINED released another trailer only four days before the movie is released and here’s LES MISERABLES doing the same thing.  This time, they’ve shunned stars Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe in favor of showing off Samantha Barks’ rendition of ‘On My Own’.  In my humble opinion, she […]

Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz star in the last Django Unchained trailer

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

With the release only 4 days away, it seems kind of pointless to release a fourth trailer for DJANGO UNCHAINED.  At this point, it feels like we’ve seen half the film through trailers and TV spots.  If you’re not excited for the film by now, then it’s probably not going to happen.  The film has […]

Resident Evil: Retribution 3D Blu-ray Review

Friday, December 21st, 2012

I’m all for mindless fun at the movies.  Not every film has to be THE TREE OF LIFE and have some deeper, existential meaning, but at some point, you have to draw the line.  The Resident Evil films have crossed that line and then some and what started as a decent horror/sci-fi film has turned […]

Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes star in The Place Beyond The Pines trailer

Friday, December 21st, 2012

When THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival this year, almost every critic was blown away. It received extremely high praise almost all around and was picked up by Focus Features. But most of us haven’t seen anything from the reteaming of Ryan Gosling and director Derek Cianfrance ( who […]

Argo starring Ben Affleck and Bryan Cranston is coming to Blu-ray in February

Friday, December 21st, 2012

ARGO was recently voted Best Picture by the Florida Film Critics Circle and has received praise from just about every critic that saw it.  But it might have hit its stride too soon as the Oscar buzz seems to have quieted down a little bit.  Hopefully, it will get some more steam when ARGO hits […]

Chasing Mavericks starring Gerard Butler and Jonny Weston coming to Blu-ray in February

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced that the surfing drama CHASING MAVERICKS, from directors Michael Apted and Curtis Hanson and starring Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer and Leven Rambin, will be available on Blu-ray February 26th, 2013. CHASING MAVERICKS is based on the true story of surfing phenom Jay Moriarity (Jonny […]

Ten Christmas movies you should watch every year

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Every critic with a web, print or radio outlet gives a top ten Christmas film list at some point or another. So I’m doing my duty and taking my turn at the Top Ten Traditionally Watched Christmas Movies. To be clear, these must be films where Christmas is the central theme or setting and one […]

Jack Reacher Movie Review

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Surprisingly, even from the opening moments where all you do is follow a van through the streets and bridges of Pittsburgh, you will be sucked into the entertaining ride that is JACK REACHER.  After a sniper kills five random strangers in broad daylight, the wrong man is accused of this heinous crime. When the District […]

Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi and Jim Carrey star in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone trailer

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Just a couple days ago we got to see some new images from Steve Carell‘s upcoming comedy THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE, and just like magic (see what I did there?) we have a new trailer. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE follows two magicians, Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) who grew up as […]

Dick Tracy Blu-ray Review

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Flattop.  The Brow.  The Rodent.  Little Face.  If you read the Sunday comics (back when there were Sunday Comics) in your local newspaper then you recognize these names.  They’re some of the bad guys who popped up weekly to cause a little mayhem only to be foiled by the square-jawed, furled browed police detective named […]

Seth Rogen, James Franco and Jonah Hill deal with the apocalypse in a clip from This Is The End

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

If there’s one negative to Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s THIS IS THE END, it’s that it won’t hit theaters until next summer as opposed to tomorrow, which is when the supposed end of the world is actually supposed to happen.  Since most people with an education above a kindergarten level know that the world […]

Robert Downey Jr. is bruised and bloody in a new image from Iron Man 3

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

So far, the biggest concern most fans have with the upcoming IRON MAN 3 is that the film is going to be too dark and too serious.  Director Shane Black has gone on record as saying it won’t be and that it will feature plenty of the trademark Tony Stark humor.  Unfortunately, everything we’ve seen […]

Zac Efron will star in the Tom Hanks produced film Parkland

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

You may remember way back in August when we reported that Tom Hanks was producing a film about the JFK assassination called PARKLAND. Well, news is heating up as today it’s been reported that Zac Efron (THE PAPERBOY, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL) has signed on to join the film and will portray Dr. Charles ‘Jim’ Carrico. […]

This Is 40 Movie Review

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

As a sort of sequel to 2007′s comedy KNOCKED UP, THIS IS 40 follows married couple Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) as they approach that dreaded middle age of 40.  Tackling some tough issues within parenting and marriage, THIS IS 40 manages to keep things mostly light and funny (albeit a little raunchy) […]

Hope Springs Blu-ray Review

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

There’s certainly nothing new about relationship dramas.  The genre is as old as the art of film itself.  But what has become a growing trend is writing that delves deeper into the types of relationships that would usually be considered “unsexy” by normal Hollywood standards.  Fortunately for the sake of audiences with a more refined […]

Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire star in the new trailer for The Great Gatsby

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Barely five seconds go by in the latest trailer for THE GREAT GATSBY where you don’t instantly recognize this as a Baz Luhrmann film.  I still think the use of the Jay-Z/Kanye song in the beginning is distracting, but by the time Filter’s rendition of the classic Turtles song, ‘Happy Together’ starts blaring, it feels […]

The new Windows Phone challenges you to Meet Your Match

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

As someone that has to be connected to a website, multiple email accounts and several social media outlets at all times, I know the value of a reliable, fast smartphone.  The choice used to be easy when there were only one or two phones to choose from, but in today’s ever changing and upgrading smartphone […]

Here Comes the Boom starring Kevin James and Salma Hayek coming to Blu-ray in February

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that the comedy HERE COMES THE BOOM, from director Frank Coraci and starring Kevin James, Salma Hayek, Henry Winkler, Greg Germann, Joe Rogan and Gary Valentine, will be available on Blu-ray February 5th, 2013. HERE COMES THE BOOM follows former college wrestler and current high school biology teacher Scott […]

Angelina Jolie set to direct the WWII film Unbroken

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

It appears the directing bug has taken hold of A-lister Angelina Jolie as it’s been announced she will direct the upcoming WWII film UNBROKEN. This was a project that was going to be helmed by Francis Lawrence, but he’s going to be a little busy with a little franchise called THE HUNGER GAMES for the […]

Paranormal Activity 4 coming to Blu-ray in January

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Paramount Pictures has announced that the fourth film in the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY franchise, cleverly titled PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4, directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman and starring Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton, Stephen Dunham and Mitt Shively, will be available on Blu-ray January 29th, 2013. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 follows in the same footsteps as its predecessors […]

Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg star in the new Pain & Gain trailer

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Michael Bay has released a new trailer for his upcoming action comedy PAIN & GAIN, and I would be lying if I said I didn’t chuckle out loud at a couple of parts. At first seeing Mark Wahlberg as a body builder was a little ridiculous to me, but after watching this trailer I’m completely […]

The ten worst movies of 2012

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Although critics everywhere are hailing 2012 as a great year in movies, the year was not without it’s missteps.  Not every movie can compete for Best Picture, but below are ten movies that didn’t even come close.  For this list, we tried to stay away from the smaller, indie films, only because they get an […]

Ricky Gervais will join Ty Burrell in The Muppets sequel

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

It looks like the sequel to the 2011 film THE MUPPETS is starting to get underway as it was earlier reported that Modern Family’s Ty Burrell was set to replace Christoph Waltz as an Interpol agent, and now it looks like Ricky Gervais is on board as well. According to reports Ricky Gervais will be […]