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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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Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (Blu-ray)

April 13th, 2015 No comments

Skip It THE FILM: A film about the 1983 kidnapping of Heineken beer's Freddy Heineken should have been an interesting crime thriller. Actually, there is a strong, fictional retelling of this event starring Rutger Hauer: The Heineken Kidnapping . Where that Dutch film had a rich backstory to flesh out its victim's character, Kidnapping Mr.

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Breathless (1983) (Blu-ray)

April 13th, 2015 No comments

Recommended THE FILM: Click an image to view Blu-ray screenshot with 1080p resolution. This 1983 experiment in remaking Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless is certainly more immediately accessible than the French version, with its interminable takes and jarring jump cuts. That movie is a film-studies classic, of course, but Jim McBride's update is stylish, energetic and – dare I say – more entertaining …

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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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Unbroken (Blu-ray)

March 28th, 2015 No comments

Recommended THE FILM: Hollywood has long dramatized the lives of unremarkable men with ease, but often stumbles when retelling the story of someone truly exceptional. Filming the life of Louis “Louie” Zamperini is no easy task. The former United States Olympian survived a plane crash in World War II, only to be stranded on a raft for 47 days before he was sent to a Japanese internment camp …

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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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The Facts of Life (1960) (Blu-ray)

March 20th, 2015 No comments

Recommended Note: images are from promotional sources and do not reflect the quality of the Blu Ray under review. The Movie: You take the good, you take the bad, you take two unhappily married people stranded in Acapulco and whatta you have? 1960's The Facts of Life was the result, the third onscreen teaming for comedy legends Bob Hope and Lucille Ball.

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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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