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Big Brain Teaser: LUCY Blu-ray and DVD Review

By at January 31, 2015 | 10:53 pm | 0 Comment

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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The Top 10 Films of 2014 and Where to Find Them

By at December 30, 2014 | 11:29 pm | 1 Comments

The Top 10 Films of 2014 and Where to Find Them

Here’s the greatest thing about the best films of 2014: You can see many of them right now across a variety of home video options, including Netflix. That tells me any number of these facts is true: 1. A higher-quality selection of films played throughout the year, instead of being stacked up in December like planes at O’Hare. 2. Films that have been released in more...

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The Vagina Dialogues: OBVIOUS CHILD Film Review

By at October 27, 2014 | 10:54 pm | 0 Comment

The Vagina Dialogues: OBVIOUS CHILD Film Review

4 / 5 stars If Juno had a smarter, more mature older sister, it would be Obvious Child. Replace the wiseass chatter of Ellen Page’s pregnant teen with the considerably more complex anxieties of Jenny Slate’s equally pregnant, somewhat stunted adult, and you’re just about there. Add in writer-director Gillian Robespierre’s ease with witty relationship dialogue more...

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The Making of FROZEN Behind-the-Scenes Teaser

By at February 24, 2014 | 10:44 pm | 0 Comment

The Making of FROZEN Behind-the-Scenes Teaser

After standing in the creative shadow of partner Pixar for nearly two decades, it looks like Disney Animation finally has their Lion King for the next era: Frozen. Admired by critics, enjoyed by families, and absolutely adored by every American girl under the age of 13 (with one being in our house), Frozen looks to be the favorite to win the Best Animated Feature Oscar more...

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