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Review – RoboCop (2014)

ROBOCOP   Director:José Padilha Cast:  Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, Marianne Jean-Baptiste Genre:  Action, Sci-Fi Run Time:  121 mins Rating:   PG13 (Violence & Brief Coarse Language) It’s been 27 years since Peter Weller stepped out of a police […]

New to Blu-ray for Jan. 28th

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Much larger week than January has enjoyed, so let’s get right to it. Bonnie & Clyde Buy on Amazon The newer version of the classic kooky robbing and killing lovers, starring Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger in the roles immortalized once by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Buy […]

Review – I, Frankenstein

I, FRANKENSTEIN Director: Stuart Beattie Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Yvonne Strahovski, Bill Nighy, Socratis Otto, Miranda Otto, Caitlin Stasey, Jai Courtney, Aden Young, Deniz Akdeniz Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror Run Time: 92 mins Opens: 24 January 2014 (U.S.) Rating: PG13 (Violence) So, let’s get this out of the way: yes, he’s “Frankenstein’s Monster”, “Frankenstein” is the […]

Check out Gatchaman on Hulu

Growing up in the U.S. in the 70s, I was a big fan of Battle of the Planets, the American version of the Japanese anime, Gatchaman. Grossly re-edited and re-voiced, I was aware that Battle of the Planets was much different from Gatchaman, but having never seen the original, I didn’t have anything to compare it to. Gatchaman is now available for […]

Review – Her

HER   Director: Spike Jonze Cast:  Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Spike Jonze, Sam Jaeger, Katherine Boecher, Rachel Ann Mullins, David Azar Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-fi Run Time: 126 mins A good forty-ish years ago, few imagined that a sizeable portion of the […]

Review – Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT   Director: Kenneth Branagh Cast:         Chris Pine, Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh, Nonso Anozie, David Paymer, Colm Feore, Gemma Chan, Karen David, Lee Nicholas Harris Genre: Action, Thriller Run Time: 108 mins “Jack Ryan” – it’s as American a name as “Steve Rogers”, isn’t it? Our hero […]

New to Blu-Ray for Jan. 14th

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Mid-January brings a fair group of movies for your midwinter viewing. It’s cold out there. Carrie Buy from Amazon Chloe Moretz stars in this third go at Stephen King’s book about a telekinetically charged teen with revenge on her mind. Pig blood! Enough Said Buy from Amazon Elaine Benes versus Tony Soprano. who among us […]

Review – Lone Survivor

Well-meaning and overflowing with good intentions, Lone Survivor is an awkward tribute to the members of the Armed Services that’s more high quality reenactment than engaging look at soldiers in a war zone. The film is based on Operation Red Wings, the June 28, 2005 mission where four SEAL Team 10 members were sent to […]

Review – The Legend of Hercules

THE LEGEND OF HERCULES   Director: Renny Harlin Cast:         Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins, Roxanne McKee, Liam McIntyre, Rade Serbedzija, Johnathon Schaech, Luke Newberry Genre: Action, Adventure Run Time: 100 mins Opens: 10 January 2014 Rating: PG13 (Violence) Somewhere in Hollywood exists a fabled well, a fount that has stood for […]

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