Blu-ray Reviews

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    Woodstock: 40th Anniversary Revisited Blu-ray Review

    by on August 8, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    TESTWhat is the defining moment of the 1960s? The answer is varied for many that were alive during the turbulent decade: the decades-long space race that culminated in man landing on the moon, the… Read More

    out of 5
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    The Big Chill Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review

    by on July 31, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    TESTIn Lawrence Kasdan’s The Big Chill a group of thirtysomethings are drawn together when Alex, one of their friends, commits suicide. Once idealistic college students of the late 1960s, the group has now become… Read More

    out of 5
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    Jodorowsky’s Dune Blu-ray Review

    by on July 14, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    TESTThere are some novels that simply can’t successfully be made into motion pictures. With material far too vast and dense to convey properly over the course of two to three hours, Frank Herbert’s sci-fi… Read More

    out of 5
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    The Grand Budapest Hotel Blu-ray Review

    by on June 21, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    TESTSet in the fictional Republic of Zubrowka, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel is a story within a story within a story within a story. The first takes place in present day and bookends… Read More

    out of 5
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    Her Blu-ray Review

    by on June 6, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    TESTIs the possibility of having a romantic relationship with some sort of artificial intelligence all that farfetched? While the concept is still largely the stuff you would find in science-fiction films like A.I. or… Read More

    out of 5
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    RoboCop (2014) Blu-ray Review

    by on June 3, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    TESTDirector Jose Padilha and screenwriter Joshua Zetumer’s RoboCop isn’t so much a remake of the Paul Verhoeven 1987 classic film of the same name as it is a mirror image of the original’s Alex… Read More

    out of 5
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    The Monuments Men Blu-ray Review

    by on May 30, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    TESTI tried to approach George Clooney’s The Monuments Men, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel, without any pre-conceptions or expectations with an understanding from its subject matter that it would not be… Read More

    out of 5
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    3 Days to Kill Blu-ray Review

    by on May 23, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    TESTWith middle-aged Kevin Costner brandishing a gun on the Blu-ray cover, 3 Days to Kill teases a knockoff of Liam Neeson’s recent success playing the part of a grizzled older action hero. Instead, this… Read More

    out of 5
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    Son of Batman Blu-ray Review

    by on May 18, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    TESTA reference to Batman lecturing Robin about using protection during sex and a tortured woman’s heaving cleavage are some of the unfortunate standout moments in Son of Batman, the latest DC Entertainment direct-to-video animated… Read More

    out of 5
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    The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Blu-ray Review

    by on April 13, 2014 at 1:51 am

    TESTThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second of three films based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit, finds Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and a company of thirteen dwarfs… Read More

    out of 5