Posts in category "Movies"

Now on DVD: Dallas Buyers Club acting Oscars well deserved

Now on DVD: Dallas Buyers Club acting Oscars well deserved
Matthew McConaughey has been having a hell of a year. He’s been having quite a comeback as of late in general, actually, having given prolific, critically acclaimed performances in Magic Mike and Killer Joe. But the past year for him has been insane: a complicated and enigmatic leading role in Mud (which is excellent and... Read more »

DVD review: Prisoners harrowing but highly recommended

DVD review: Prisoners harrowing but highly recommended
I love it when a film takes me completely by surprise. I had been intrigued by Prisoners just from the cast alone, but didn’t know whether it would be more than a standard, generic thriller. Then I heard some pretty positive word of mouth. Sitting down to view it, little did I know just what I was in... Read more »

Missed Captain Phillips in the theaters? Time to get on board now that it's on DVD

Missed Captain Phillips in the theaters? Time to get on board now that it's on DVD
Everyone loves Tom Hanks. He has been in so many iconic movies over the years, and some of us have grown up on his films. He’s tackled some of the most recognizable, enigmatic and beloved characters in the history of the cinematic medium. And the perception of him (not to mention the word-of-mouth reputation) is... Read more »
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Actors can't save Out of the Furnace, one of the worst movies of 2013

Actors can't save Out of the Furnace, one of the worst movies of 2013
It’s very easy for me to talk at great length about movies, whether good, or bad. For this particular review, however, I’m going to just try and throw it out there quickly and get it over with. In Out of the Furnace, Russell Baze (Christian Bale) goes looking for his younger brother Rodney (Casey Affleck), who... Read more »

The great Christmas movie email chain debate

The great Christmas movie email chain debate
Everybody loves a good Christmas movie, especially Joe Grace and Jakob Bilinski. They love Christmas movies so much, they decided a back-and-forth discussion about the good, the bad and the ugly of Christmas movies had to be held. And thus began the great Christmas movie email chain debate. Enjoy! GRACE: It’s almost Christmas, Jakob! And... Read more »

The Wolverine: Now on DVD and in the upper half of X-Men movies

The Wolverine: Now on DVD and in the upper half of X-Men movies
I’ve always had a soft spot for Wolverine as a character. He’s just the sort of charismatic character that has endless staying power and appeal. But he’s had a bit of a crap run, cinematically speaking. I liked the first X-Men. I absolutely loved X2. But then came X-Men: The Last Straw, er, I mean... Read more »
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The Conjuring: One of the scariest movies ever now on DVD

The Conjuring: One of the scariest movies ever now on DVD
I like scary movies. Of all kinds. But hardly any of these films are actually scary to me. At all. I can recall just a handful of films that I legitimately can say creeped me out to varying degrees such as The Others, Rosemary’s Baby and Audition. And, of course, I will never forget the... Read more »

Man of Steel: A DVD worth renting ... (oh, and the best of the Superman movies)

Man of Steel: A DVD worth renting ... (oh, and the best of the Superman movies)
I don’t care about Superman. I’ve always thought he was a sort of boring and unfair character. He can shoot heat lasers from his eyes. He can blow freeze-breath. He can fly. He’s bulletproof. He’s fireproof. He can lift/bend/break anything. He probably poops magical acorns that eventually grow into Krackens. It’s unfair for anything to... Read more »

CinemaSins: How many do you think are in Jurassic Park?

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If you guessed there are 36 movie sins in Jurassic Park, congratulations! You win, um, respect? Maybe? In this afternoon’s blog post, we’re highlighting yet another awesome YouTube channel: CinemaSins. You can watch its latest video on Jurassic Park on YouTube, Everything Wrong With Jurassic Park In 3 Minutes Or Less, above. It also has... Read more »
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Finding Dory announced: Please, Pixar, stop making unnecessary sequels

Finding Dory announced: Please, Pixar, stop making unnecessary sequels
I love Pixar – I think it’s one of the best entertainment companies on the planet – but I really need them to stop making sequels to already fantastic movies. The latest sequel to be announced is Finding Dory, a Finding Nemo sequel that is scheduled for November 2015, according to the Washington Post. Pixar... Read more »