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VOD Review: HOOKED UP

HOOKED UP | © 2015 Uncork'd Entertainment

Rating: Not Rated Cast: Jonah Ehrenreich, Stephen Ohl, Julia Molins, Natascha Wiese Writer: Pablo Larcuen, Eduard Sola Director: Pablo Larcuen Distributor: Uncork’d Entertainment Release Date: April 7, 2015 HOOKED UP proudly embraces the fact that the entire movie was shot using an iPhone. While this probably is bragging rights in some circles, I’m not sure if you should be proud of the achievement. Do many people rent video-on-demand features with the intention of seeing craptacular video quality? And while found footage and retro-set films have used filters and special effects to introduce bad looking video quality, I’m pretty sure the […]Read On »

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DVD/Blu-ray Review: DIGGING UP THE MARROW

DIGGING UP THE MARROW | © 2015 Image Entertainment

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Ray Wise, Adam Green, Will Barratt Writer: Adam Green Director: Adam Green Distributor: RLJ Entertainment/Image Entertainment Release Date: March 24, 2015 Between making horror movies (the HATCHET series and FROZEN, not to be confused with the animated Disney film), horror shorts and a horror-comedy TV series (HOLLISTON) writer/director/producer Adam Green knows plenty about the horror business. His new film DIGGING UP THE MARROW has an insider’s knowledge and delight in genre conventions, which he manages to simultaneously tweak and honor. DIGGING UP THE MARROW has a documentary format, with Green playing himself and his regular cinematographer, […]Read On »

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WILD CARD Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

WILD CARD | © 2015 Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: WILD CARD – I’ve always said that Jason Statham is the king of the one-word action movies, having starred in SPY, HOMEFRONT, REDEMPTION, PARKER, SAFE, BLITZ, TRANSPORTER, CRANK and more. But maybe he is the king of the two-word action movies as well with THE EXPENDABLES, KILLER […]Read On »

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ANNIE Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

ANNIE | © 2015 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: ANNIE – Yes, Hollywood has no new ideas but people have been redoing ANNIE since the dawn of time and so when an updated version came to theaters a few months ago it wasn’t so much a shock as it was a natural order of things. The […]Read On »

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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 | © 2015 Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 – I found it particularly interesting that they really took THE HUNGER GAMES franchise is a crazy direction with MOCKINGJAY. Up until this point, the two previous films were centered on the annual games where a bunch of people fight to […]Read On »

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WHIPLASH Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

WHIPLASH | © 2015 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: WHIPLASH – One of the first Best Picture films from the Oscars to come to video, this is the powerful tale of an up-and-coming drummer that gets drafted by a big league school for music to sit at the big boys table. Unfortunately, that comes at a […]Read On »

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Video news: MAD MAX Collector’s Edition details

MAD MAX Collector's Edition | © 2015 Shout! Factory

How cool is this? Timed perfectly with the upcoming release of the new blockbuster MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, Shout! Factory is releasing a new cut of the original George Miller film starring Mel Gibson. The release of the MAD MAX Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray will be released on May 5, just 10 days before the release of FURY ROAD. The original film tells the story of Max Rockatansky, an Australian police officer that must deal with the new world after some sort of cataclysm engulfs the world forcing gangs of bandits to take violent action against everyone to secure water […]Read On »

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Blu-ray/DVD Review: FEAR CLINIC

FEAR CLINIC | © 2015 Anchor Bay Home Entertainment

Rating: R Stars: Robert Englund, Fiona Dourif, Angelina Armani, Thomas Dekker, Corey Taylor Writers: Aaron Drane and Robert G. Hall, based on the FEARnet.com series Director: Robert G. Hall Distributor: Anchor Bay Entertainment Release Date: Feb. 10, 2015 FEAR CLINIC, the new film from the estimable director/writer Robert G. Hall (LIGHTNING BUG, LAID TO REST) has a lot to recommend it. Written by Hall and Aaron Drane, it is legitimately creepy, has a good premise, trippy special effects and – no small prize in the low-budget horror genre – characters whose behavior makes sense in context. Based on the five-episode […]Read On »

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ALEXANDER … Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, NOT GOOD, VERY BAD DAY | © 2015 Disney Home Video

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY – There are a number of family movies that have come out over the past few years that try to merge entertaining the parents while giving the kids something to pay attention to as well. ALEXANDER AND THE […]Read On »

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DVD/Video Review: ZOMBIE KILLERS: ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD

ZOMBIE KILLERS: ELEPHANT'S GRAVEYARD | © 2015 Anchor Bay Home Entertainment

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Billy Zane, Dee Wallace, Mischa Barton, Felissa Rose, Brian Anthony Wilson, Michael Kean, Gabrielle Stone, Brian Gallagher Writers: David Agnew Penn and B. Harrison Smith Director: B. Harrison Smith Distributor: Anchor Bay Entertainment Release Date: Blu-ray/DVD, Feb. 3, 2015 ZOMBIE KILLERS: ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD has more on its mind than it can accommodate. On the one hand, it’s frustrating to see intriguing plot threads float off into the ether; on the other, director B. Harrison Smith and his co-writer David Agnew Penn are to be commended for having storytelling ambitions well beyond the scope of the average […]Read On »

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