Movie Reviews

Movie Review: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack

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The second installation of The Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug, premiered in theaters on December 13, 2013 and has since made over $258 million dollars at the box office. It's an impressive film, the one I prefer of the two, actually. There is said to be hours upon hours of special feature footage out there from the entire process - but you won't find any of it on the April 8th release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Gravity’ Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack

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Alfonso Cuarón has long been one of my favorite directors (I can hear the anti-Cuaronites booing as I type this) and Gravity only cemented that for me. No matter what you think about his choices, story-telling ability, etc., you would have to admit that he is a visionary. It's always clear how passionate Alfonso is, and again, Gravity was obviously no exception. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘After the Dark’ starring Bonnie Wright & Freddie Stroma

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In truth, the film is a bit of a mind-f***, but one that can be thoroughly enjoyable if you allow yourself to go where the story goes rather than trying to stuff it into a specific categorical box. After the Dark is not what you’re expecting, but it is a film that will make you question everything. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Robocop’ starring Gary Oldman

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For those uninitiated, Robocop tells the story of a robotics corporation, OmniCorp, which has made its fortune installing law enforcement robots abroad. Dr. Dennett Norton, played by the great Gary Oldman, was one of the more interesting characters in the film. WARNING: This review contains spoilers. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Separate We Come, Separate We Go’ – directed by Bonnie Wright & featuring David Thewlis

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In this ten minute short film, directed by Bonnie Wright, a young girl named Thea discovers the power of her imagination with the help of a stranger she meets along the beach in her coastal town. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ starring Emma Thompson

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After watching the trailer for Saving Mr. Banks, I expected a light-hearted comedic historical film about how the classic Disney film Mary Poppins came together—but what I got was both much darker and more enjoyable than the film I had anticipated. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘About Time’ starring Domhnall Gleeson & Bill Nighy

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This is a movie, literally and figuratively, about time. It reminds us all that time is fleeting and to make the most of it, even those who secretly have the power to time travel. Most of all, Tim and his time-traveling father reveal to us the ultimate secret to a happy life. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Extended Edition)’ Blu-Ray

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Extended Edition) Book by J.R.R. Tolkien Film by Peter Jackson Starring: Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, & Ian McKellan Rated: PG-13 I’ve always been a collector. It seems to be ingrained in my blood. First it was little digital pets, then posters of my celebrity crushes (Oh, Leo – swoon), and finally rare memorabilia from films and in turn, their official Blu-Ray & Score releases. I am single-handedly keeping music stores ... Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The Sweet Shop’ featuring Matthew Lewis

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The Sweet Shop is a quirky British romance that is rather like a piece of candy itself - not too complicated, but sweet, and consumed quickly. Read More »

Television Review: ‘Run’ starring Katie Leung

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Film directed by Charles Martin (episodes 1-2) and Jonathan Pearson (episodes 3-4) Written by Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan, Marlon Smith Starring: Olivia Coleman, Katie Leung, Lennie James, Katharina Schuttler ‘Run’ is a four-part dramatic mini-series that aired in the UK this year and is now available for American audiences for free via Hulu. Focusing each episode on the life of one character, the four vignettes intertwine and connect, showing how one person’s decision can affect any random stranger. The timeline ... Read More »