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Bio-Dome (Blu-ray)

April 14th, 2015 No comments

Rent It Aside from serving up the first big-screen appearance of Tenacious D and a few clever jabs at trendy young environmentalists, Jason Bloom's Bio-Dome (1996) doesn't have much lasting value. A handful of dumb laughs? Sure

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Outcast (Blu-ray)

April 14th, 2015 No comments

Rent It The Movie: The feature directorial debut of stunt coordinator Nick Powell, 2014's Outcast begins with an opening scene in which two hardened swordsmen, the elder Gallain (Nicolas Cage) and a younger man named Jacob (Hayden Christensen) are embroiled in a fierce battle during the Crusades. From here, we skip ahead a few years to China where the dying king king (Shi Liang) declares that …

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The Wicked Lady (Blu-ray)

April 11th, 2015 No comments

Recommended When I first saw the coming attractions trailer for The Wicked Lady (1983), starring Faye Dunaway, I was slightly confused. It looked like some sort of semi-sequel to Richard Lester's The Three Musketeers (1973), in which Dunaway played the scheming Milady de Winter. The Wicked Lady , despite some resemblance to Lester's film, was not a sequel

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Song One (Blu-ray)

April 6th, 2015 No comments

Recommended Song One Blu-ray Review Song One premiered at the Sundance filmfestival in2014. It is a romantic-drama filled with beautiful music and spirit.The filmis the theatrical feature debut of its writer-director KateBarker-Froyland . Although the film received poor box office results and a mixedcritical response, Song One should stand the test of time as an underappreciatedfilm aboutthe …

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Woman of Straw (Blu-ray)

April 3rd, 2015 No comments

Rent It The Movie: Thoughtfully crafted, lavishly produced yet lethargically weighed down with a familiar, Hitchcock-like plot, 1964's Woman of Straw represented an opportunity for Sean Connery to alert moviegoers that he could do more than James Bond. With solid work from co-stars Gina Lollobrigida and Ralph Richardson, Woman of Straw gets an overdue U.S

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The Immigrant (Blu-ray)

April 1st, 2015 No comments

Highly Recommended The Movie: On the surface, the plot of The Immigrant sounds like one of those cheesy period melodramas that the senior-aged audience eats up: A pure immigrant woman comes to New York during the early 1920s and has to become a prostitute in order to save her beloved sick sister from deportation. Just by reading the logline, one can easily imagine scenes full of operatic tragedy …

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Miami Blues (Blu-ray)

March 22nd, 2015 No comments

Highly Recommended Reviewed by Glenn Erickson When I die and they lay me to rest / Gonna go to the place that's the best When I lay me down to die / Goin' up to the spirit in the sky. I can't believe that it's been 25 years since I watched a cohort back at the trailer boutique Film Impressions put together the great trailer for this Orion Pictures gem.

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Without a Clue (Blu-ray)

March 18th, 2015 No comments

Recommended Without a Clue (1988), a comedy suggesting Dr. Watson was the real brains behind Sherlock Holmes's crime-solving, should be totally delightful but just isn't. The picture has everything going for it: a strong cast, handsome production values, a score by Henry Mancini, and a screenplay written by Holmes experts with obvious affection.

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Troop Beverly Hills (Blu-ray)

March 12th, 2015 No comments

Recommended The photos accompanying this review are taken from promotional materials and do not reflect the quality of the Blu-ray under review. The Movie: Why has the goofy 1989 comedy Troop Beverly Hills remained a perennial favorite for over two and a half decades

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John Ford: Dreaming The Quiet Man (Blu-ray)

March 9th, 2015 No comments

Recommended In 2013, Olive Films released John Ford's The Quiet Man on Blu-ray for its 50th Anniversary, complete with a beautiful new restoration (DVDTalk has a review of that disc here ). Although the presentation was impeccable and the set came with a lengthy booklet, the one area where it came up a bit short was in the supplement department, offering only a previously released 25-minute …

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