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New out on DVD/Blu-ray this week

Aug 27, 2013 / 11:00 am

New out on DVD/Blu-ray for Tuesday August 27. Mud Mud is a dramatic adventure about two boys, Ellis and his friend Neckbone, who find a man named Mud (Matthew McConaughey) hiding out on an island in the Mississippi. Mud describes fantastic scenarios - he killed a man in Texas and...

Journey to 'The World's End'

Aug 24, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Back in 1999, British director Edgar Wright got together with two of his actor friends, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and they created a hilarious TV show for the BBC called Spaced, which totally parodied geeks and their obsession with science fiction pop culture. In 2004, the three collaborated on...

Your weekend movie guide

Aug 22, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Greetings movie lovers, it's time to take a look at what the cinema has to offer us this weekend. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Opened Wed. Aug. 21.) Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), discovers she is the descendant...

New out on DVD/Blu-ray this week

Aug 20, 2013 / 11:00 am

New out on DVD/Blu-ray for Tuesday August 20. Epic From the creators of Ice Age and Rio, Epic tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of evil, who wish to destroy it. When a teenage girl finds herself magically...

Movie Review: 'Kick-Ass 2'

Aug 17, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Having been a pretty huge fan of the original Kick-Ass, it should come as no surprise that I was more than a little excited to see the sequel and spend some time with cool characters such as Hit Girl and Kick-Ass himself. Unfortunately, after leaving the theater, any enthusiasm I had mustered up...

Can a 'Butler' knock out 'Kick-Ass'?

Aug 15, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Greetings movie lovers, it's time to take a look at what the cinema has to offer us this weekend. Kick-Ass 2 After Kick-Ass' (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero...

New out on DVD/Blu-ray this week

Aug 13, 2013 / 11:00 am

New out on DVD/Blu-ray for Tuesday August 13. Olympus Has Fallen When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) finds himself trapped...
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Earth's future looks bleak in 'Elysium'

Aug 9, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Four years ago, director Neill Blomkamp burst on the scene with a groundbreaking new science fiction film called District 9. It had a very unique look and was filled with interesting ideas that alluded to certain sociological and political issues, namely the apartheid movement in his native South...

Your weekend movie guide

Aug 8, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Greetings movie lovers, it's time to take a look at what the cinema has to offer us this weekend. Elysium In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined...

New out on DVD/Blu-ray this week

Aug 6, 2013 / 11:00 am

New out on DVD/Blu-ray for Tuesday August 6. Oblivion One of the few remaining drone repairmen assigned to Earth, its surface devastated after decades of war with the alien Scavs, discovers a crashed spacecraft with contents that bring into question everything he believed about the war,...

Denzel and Wahlberg load up in '2 Guns'

Aug 3, 2013 / 4:00 pm

I don't think that you can go into a movie with an uninspiring title such as "2 Guns" and expect to get anything with a whole lot of depth and meaning to it. With its copious amounts of violence and endless gunplay, a more appropriate title might have actually been "200...

'The Way, Way Back' sweet & charming

Aug 1, 2013 / 4:00 pm

In a summer movie season filled with a plethora of big blockbusters featuring superheroes saving the planet, robots battling monsters from another dimension, zombies plaguing the Earth, and the White House under siege from terrorists, sometimes it's nice to get away from all of the bombastic...

New out on DVD/Blu-ray this week

Jul 30, 2013 / 11:00 am

New out on DVD/Blu-ray for Tuesday July 30. G.I. Joe: Retaliation The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. I didn't really have high expectations where...

Hugh Jackman shines in 'The Wolverine'

Jul 27, 2013 / 4:00 pm

How would you feel if you were blessed with endless regenerative healing abilities to the point of being indestructible, essentially rendering you immortal? You would have to witness the sight of all of your loved ones dying around you over the years and you would be forced to wallow in misery...

'The Wolverine' set to skewer box office

Jul 25, 2013 / 5:00 pm

Greetings movie lovers, it's time to take a look at what the cinema has to offer us this weekend. The Wolverine In modern day Japan, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is out of his depth in an unknown world as he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever...

New out on DVD/Blu-ray this week

Jul 23, 2013 / 11:00 am

New out on DVD/Blu-ray for Tuesday July 23. Trance Simon (James McAvoy), a fine art auctioneer, teams up with a criminal gang to steal a Goya painting worth millions of dollars, but after suffering a blow to the head during the heist he awakens to discover he has no memory of where he...

The Conjuring offers bone chilling terror

Jul 19, 2013 / 5:00 pm

Before we delve too deeply into the latest supernatural thriller, The Conjuring, I must warn you all that if you don't like the idea of being totally freaked out and scared out of your wits while watching a film then maybe this isn't the movie for you. If you have any sort of pre-existing...

Will spirits conjure up box office gold?

Jul 18, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Greetings film fanatics, it's time to take a peek at what the cinema has to offer us this weekend. The Conjuring Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. "The Conjuring" tells the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Fermiga), world renowned...

New out on DVD/Blu-ray this week

Jul 16, 2013 / 11:00 am

New out on DVD/Blu-ray for Tuesday July 16. 42 This bio-pic tells the story of two men - the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey - whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball. In 1946, Branch Rickey...

Spectacular battles in 'Pacific Rim'

Jul 13, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Upon leaving the theatre, after having just seen the latest big summer blockbuster, Pacific Rim, I immediately harkened back to 20 years ago, when I had just seen the visually groundbreaking adventure film, Jurassic Park. Steven Spielberg's film evoked such a sense of awe and wonder as he...
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