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Death Race 2015 – MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Film Review

By at May 14, 2015 | 11:10 pm | 5 Comments

Death Race 2015 – MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Film Review

4.5 / 5 stars After simmering in George Miller’s fertile mind for more than a decade, Mad Max: Fury Road powers onto the screen as the director’s masterpiece and then some. It's also the creative pinnacle of the entire genre of raging, car chase films. Within the film’s dry, barren, soulless landscape there exists an astounding level of detail – demented, more...

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The Dogs Have Their Day: WHITE GOD Film Review

By at April 9, 2015 | 10:32 pm | 1 Comments

The Dogs Have Their Day: WHITE GOD Film Review

3.5 / 5 stars The first scene in 2014 Cannes standout White God looks like the start of a post-apocalypse genre movie: it’s daylight, and a young girl is riding her bike down a barren street. She heads over a bridge that's jarringly empty save for one abandoned car. From the wide shot, you'd think she was the only human alive. But as the girl turns the corner onto a more...

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New on Blu-ray: The Fury of WHIPLASH

By at March 3, 2015 | 10:55 pm | 1 Comments

New on Blu-ray: The Fury of WHIPLASH

4.5 / 5 stars After winning just about every award available to a supporting actor, J.K. Simmons has become the eternal face of Whiplash, and rightfully so. It's his face that strikes fear into the hearts of the film's conservatory students, his searing visage looming like a dark, angry tornado in just about every scene he's in. Simmons elevates the character of music more...

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Big Brain Teaser: LUCY Blu-ray and DVD Review

By at January 31, 2015 | 10:53 pm | 1 Comments

Big Brain Teaser: LUCY Blu-ray and DVD Review

3 / 5 stars If it’s true that we use only 10% of our brains, what if Luc Besson tried using more than 10% of his? We’d get something more intellectually challenging than his The Fifth Element or La Femme Nikita, but with the DNA of those earlier Besson favorites. We’d probably get Lucy, a kitchen-sink thriller that comes up short for the core sci-fi crowd while more...

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