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Sundance 2015: 'Wolfpack' follows 7 kids locked in an apartment, raised on films

January 24th, 2015 No comments

Movies at the Sundance Film Festival often arrive with tags of “originality” and “boldness.” But there are few offerings that substantiate the claim like “The Wolfpack,” a documentary about imprisonment, parental abuse and the power of classic films to redeem them both.

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Sundance 2015: 'Wolfpack' follows 7 kids locked in an apartment, raised on films

'Wolfpack' follows 7 kids locked in an apartment, and raised on films

January 24th, 2015 No comments

Movies at the Sundance Film Festival often arrive with tags of “originality” and “boldness.” But there are few offerings that substantiate the claim like “The Wolfpack,” a documentary about imprisonment, parental abuse and the power of classic films to redeem them both.

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'Wolfpack' follows 7 kids locked in an apartment, and raised on films

New movies on home video this week are a disappointing lot

August 28th, 2014 No comments

New movies released on DVD and Blu-ray this week are a disappointing lot, led by a stolid period romance and Adam…

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New movies on home video this week are a disappointing lot

Hannah Arendt (Blu-ray)

December 9th, 2013 No comments

Highly Recommended THE MOVIE: Please Note: The stills used here are taken from promotional materials and other sources, not the Blu-ray edition under review.

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Jobs (Blu-ray)

December 9th, 2013 No comments

Skip It THE FILM: Click an image to view Blu-ray screenshot with 1080p resolution. By all accounts, the late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs was a complicated man.

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Crawlspace (Blu-ray)

December 6th, 2013 No comments

Recommended The Movie: Written and directed by David Schmoeller in 1986, Crawlspace (not to be confused with the made for TV movie of the same name) is a twisted thriller that once again found the writer/director working with producer Charles Band (then with Empire Pictures, prior to starting Full Moon).

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Despicable Me 2 (Blu-ray)

December 6th, 2013 No comments

Highly Recommended In 10 Words or Less More minions, but too much stuffing Reviewer’s Bias* Loves: Animation, Minions, Despicable Me Likes: Kristin Wiig, Steve Carell Dislikes: Meaningless sequels Hates: The Story So Far… The first film from Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment, Despicable Me was a out-of-nowhere hit, telling the animated story of Gru (Steve Carell), a supervillain …

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Blu-ray)

December 5th, 2013 No comments

Skip It THE FILM: Click an image to view Blu-ray screenshot with 1080p resolution. I may not be the target audience for young adult film adaptation The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones but I was willing to give it a fair shake.

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The Smurfs 2 (Blu-ray)

December 3rd, 2013 No comments

Recommended In 10 Words or Less The little blue girl gets center stage Reviewer’s Bias* Loves: Good animation, Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays Likes: The Smurfs cartoons, Hank Azaria Dislikes: Most TV-show movie adaptations Hates: Grouchy, wasted talent The Story So Far… The Smurfs, little, magical, blue forest creatures, were a phenomenon in the 80s thanks to their popular TV cartoon, but …

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DVD SHOPPING BAG: Criterion Collection Lord of the Flies

August 13th, 2013 No comments

The first time I had ever heard of Lord of the Flies was when the trailer appeared on TV.

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