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Movie Review: PHANTOM THREAD

PHANTOM THREAD movie poster | ©2017 Focus Features

Rating: R Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Distributor: Focus Features Release Date: December 20, 2017 PHANTOM THREAD manages the difficult but not entirely laudable feat of being both unpredictable and staid. We can’t guess where this tale of an elite dressmaker and his smitten muse is going, but the thread doesn’t remain shiny all the way through. Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, PHANTOM THREAD is set in 1950s London. Everyone is still feeling the impact of WWII, but the wealthy and the royal still have the need for […]Read On »

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New 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases for 11/28

THE DEFIANT ONES | © 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Your guide to some of the new releases that are out this week. THE DEFIANT ONES This is the interesting story of the partnership between rap superstar and producer Dr. Dre and legendary producer Jimmy Iovine. It is an interesting docu-drama showcasing both how both gained their notoriety in the 80s and the 90s through the launch of Dr. Dre’s headphone and speaker business which gained them even more prominence. The series, directed by Allen Hughes, offers some really cool behind-the-scenes look at the recording studios, the homes they started in and into the ginormous mansions once they made their […]Read On »

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Dorking Out – Episode 74: The COCO and Underappreciated Animated Movies Edition

Dorking Out Podcast | © 2017 Dorking Out Show

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s podcast we review Pixar’s COCO with Juan Uriarte of the Instant Ramen podcast and Sonia’s better half and co-host of Old Movies, New Beer podcast, David Tracy. In our second segment, we talk about underappreciated animated movies, which gives Chris a reason to talk about his love of TREASURE PLANET. And finally, we end our show with what we’re dorking out about this week, including Amazon’s Echo and the new podcasting app CastBox. We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes and Stitcher. Related: Dorking Out – Episode 72: The […]Read On »

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New 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases for 11/21

THE HITMANS BODYGUARD | © 2017 Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Your guide to some of the new releases that are out this week. THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD When I first saw the trailer to THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD I thought it was another big miss for Ryan Reynolds in a continuing up and down career. However, my low expectations may be one of the reasons that I liked the film. It doesn’t really pretend to be anything more than it is which is a totally impossible, corny flick that is incredibly chalk full of foul language, which doesn’t bother me at all. Reynolds plays a body guard that is tasked with protecting […]Read On »

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Movie Review: JUSTICE LEAGUE

JUSTICE LEAGUE movie poster | ©2017 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Ciaran Hinds, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams Writers: Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon, story by Zack Snyder and Chris Terrio, based on characters created by Bob Kane & Bill Finger and William Moulton Marston and Joe Shuster & Jerry Siegel Director: Zack Snyder Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: November 17, 2017 JUSTICE LEAGUE has been awaited with some skepticism. Part of this is due to the fact that a lot of people weren’t too wild about its direct predecessors, MAN OF STEEL, which brought forth Henry […]Read On »

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Movie Review: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS movie poster | ©2017 20th Century Fox

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Daisy Ridley, Leslie Odom Jr., Tom Bateman, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Penelope Cruz, Josh Gad, Johnny Depp, Derek Jacobi, Sergei Polunin, Lucy Boynton, Marwan Kenzari, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Olivia Colman, Willem Dafoe Writer: Michael Green, based on the novel by Agatha Christie Director: Kenneth Branagh Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: November 10, 2017 Agatha Christie’s durable mystery novel MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS has been adapted as a feature film in 1974, a telefilm in 2001, an episode of the series AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT, and more. It’s also been unofficially adapted, ripped off and parodied […]Read On »

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New 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases for 11/7

Cars 3 | © 2017 Disney Home Video

Your guide to some of the new releases that are out this week. CARS 3 When the trailer came out for CARS 3 it wasn’t sure if this was going to be a kids movie or if it was targeted at adults because of its serious tone. Luckily, the full feature isn’t at all like this and in fact, serves more as a true sequel to the original than CARS 2 ever does. Sure it is impossible to capture that original flare and imagination from the first film, but it does a pretty good job of matching the charm. Here […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE movie poster | ©2017 Universal Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Miles Teller, Beulah Koale, Haley Bennett, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Amy Schumer, Scott Haze, Brad Beyer, Omar J. Dorsey Writer: Jason Hall, based on the book by David Finkel Director: Jason Hall Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: October 27, 2017 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE takes its title from the phrase commonly uttered to U.S. soldiers home from the war. The film, based on a nonfiction bestseller by David Finkel, follows several U.S. Army Iraq War veterans as they return home to Topeka, Kansas in 2007. While a number of other veterans and their families figure in THANK YOU […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE SNOWMAN

THE SNOWMAN movie poster | ©2017 Universal Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jonas Karlsson, Michael Yates, Ronan Vibert, J.K. Simmons, Val Kilmer, David Dencik, Toby Jones, Genevieve O’Reilly, James D’Arcy Writers: Peter Straughan and Hossein Amini and Saren Sveistrup, based on the novel by Jo Nesbo Director: Tomas Alfredson Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: October 20, 2017 There might never be a great week for it, but this feels like especially bad timing for a movie like THE SNOWMAN to be released. With #MeToo hashtags prominent on the Internet and discussion of gender imbalance everywhere, this doesn’t seem like the best moment for […]Read On »

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Movie Review: HAPPY DEATH DAY

HAPPY DEATH DAY movie poster | ©2017 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, Charles Aitken, Jason Bayle, Phi Vu, Rob Mello, Cariella Smith, Caleb Spillyards Writer: Scott Lobdell Director: Christopher Landon Distributor: Universal Release Date: October 13, 2017  GROUNDHOG DAY isn’t the only tale of someone stuck reliving the same day over and over, but it’s perhaps the best-known in pop culture. Also, it’s the one that gets eventually name-checked in HAPPY DEATH DAY, so it seems appropriate to use that 1993 comedy as a reference point. HAPPY DEATH DAY has, as its basic premise, GROUNDHOG DAY redone as a PG-13 college-set […]Read On »

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