Movie Review: ONCE UPON A TIME … IN HOLLYWOOD

ONCE UPON A TIME ... IN HOLLYWOOD movie poster | ©2019 Sony Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Margaret Qualley, Julia Butters Writer: Quentin Tarantino Director: Quentin Tarantino Distributor: Sony/Columbia Release Date: July 26, 2019 Watching ONCE UPON A TIME … IN HOLLYWOOD, it’s easy to understand why writer/director Quentin Tarantino made the film. The 1969 setting gives Tarantino not only permission but a mandate to recreate the look and pop culture of the times. Since Tarantino is a filmmaker who loves his MANNIX and TV cigarette commercials, he’s absolutely in his element, and there’s a contact high from the sense of fun with this. Tarantino has […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: THE REVENANT

THE REVENANT | © 2016 Fox Home Entertainment

  THE REVENANT is a pretty amazing film from a variety of perspectives. Not only does it capture the beauty of the American Pacific Northwest during winter in the 1820s where pelters are encroaching on Native American territory, but it also captures the harsh and brutality of the wilderness and the danger involved in such endeavors. From the opening sequence that sees the Americans being attacked by a horde of Native Americans in one continuous brutal scene to the escape but not out of hot water yet as the Indians travel to kill the remaining men. Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: INTELLIGENCE stars John Billingsley and P.J. Byrne on family matters

John Billingsley in INTELLIGENCE - Season 1 - "Red X" | ©2013 CBS/Robert Voets

CBS’s new series INTELLIGENCE premieres Tuesday Jan. 7 at 9 PM before settling into its regular timeslot on Mondays at 10 PM. Josh Holloway (Sawyer from LOST) stars as U.S. government agent Gabriel Vaughn, who has a chip embedded in his brain that enables him to access computer information from everywhere and then see that information as images and action. Marg Helgenberger (CSI) is his boss and Meghan Ory (ONCE UPON A TIME) is his designated bodyguard. John Billingsley, the acclaimed stage, TV and film actor who spent four years as the alien Dr. Phlox on STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE, plays […]Read On »

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THE WALKING DEAD Season 3 Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

THE WALKING DEAD THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON | (c) 2013 Anchor Bay 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 GREAT GATSBY – Expectations for this film were very high given the subject matter and that director Baz Luhrmann had conceived such interesting movies with MOULIN ROUGE and ROMEO + JULIET, luckily THE GREAT GATSBY delivers with an over-the-top look at the classic character and book […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE GREAT GATSBY

THE GREAT GATSBY movie poster | ©2012 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Elizabeth Debicki, Amitabh Bachchan, Jack Thompson Writers: Baz Luhrmann & Craig Pearce, based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald Director: Baz Luhrmann Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: May 10, 2013 F. Scott Fitzgerald’s THE GREAT GATSBY, originally published in 1925, is generally considered to be one of the Great American Novels and a brilliant look at the Jazz Age in which it was written. It has been adapted for both film and television before, but director Baz Luhrmann, who co-wrote the screenplay with Craig […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DJANGO UNCHAINED

DJANGO UNCHAINED poster | ©2012 The Weinstein Company

Rating: R Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christophe Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson Writer: Quentin Tarantino Director: Quentin Tarantino Distributor: Columbia Pictures/The Weinstein Company Release Date: Dec. 25, 2012 If you’re old enough to remember crazy indie ‘70s Westerns, or at least have seen them on video or at revival houses, you understand the kind of movie experience writer/director Quentin Tarantino is addressing with DJANGO UNCHAINED. As with everything Tarantino does, there’s a sense of film history/film commentary, as if a friend is sitting next to you saying, “Remember this movie? Remember this moment in this movie? Wouldn’t it […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the J. EDGAR World Premiere Opening Night Gala of the AFI FEST 2011

Leonardo DiCaprio at the World Premiere of Clint Eastwood's J. EDGAR, the Opening Night Gala of AFI FEST 2011 | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Warner Bros. Pictures J. EDGAR was the Opening Night Gala of the AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi. Clint Eastwood directed J. EDGAR from a screenplay by Dustin Lance Black and stars Leonardo DiCaprio in title role. The film explores the personal and public life and relationships of a man who could distort the truth. For almost 50 years J. EDGAR was the face of law enforcement in America, but he was often swayed by the dark side of power that could of destroyed his image, his career and his life. AFI is celebrating its 25th year as a program […]Read On »

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Movie Review: J. EDGAR

J. EDGAR movie poster | ©2011 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer, Judi Dench Writer: Dustin Lance Black Director: Clint Eastwood Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: November 9, 2011 special engagements; November 11, 2011 wider release Trying to cram the story J. Edgar Hoover (Leon ardo DiCaprio), the origins and permutations of the FBI, the effect of federal law enforcement on civil rights and vice-versa, Hoover’s relationship with his mother (Judi Dench), longtime secretary Helen Gandy (Naomi Watts), perpetual right-hand man and best friend Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer), Hoover’s monumental ego, penchant for exaggeration, paranoia, possible sexual hang-ups and more into a running […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: TEEN WOLF star Dylan O’Brien brings comedic bite to the new MTV series

Dylan O'Brien in TEEN WOLF - Season 1 - "Lunatic" | ©2011 MTV

You think it’s tough being a teenaged werewolf? Try being the non-super-powered best friend of a teenaged werewolf – all of the secrecy, more of the danger, and no perks like heightened reflexes. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it. On MTV’s TEEN WOLF, Monday nights at 10, the gig is filled by Dylan O’Brien, who plays Stan “Stiles” Stilinsky, who researches all the mythology that comes with the hairy curse afflicting his pal Scott McCall (Tyler Posey).New York native O’Brien, who will be twenty later this month, talks to us about portraying the compadre of a […]Read On »

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The X List: INCEPTION is one of the Highlights to DVD Releases This Week

(c) 2010 Warner Home Video. INCEPTION DVD

INCEPTION – The science fiction fantasy movie is no doubt going to be the most popular title of the week. There is a ton of stuff to digest in the movie and I think watching it once is almost doing the film an injustice. Actually, it might take more than one viewing to actually “get” what is happening. In this world, dreams are no longer just our own but used to extract information from others and learn secrets of the people in high power positions. But along with any supernatural situation, the dangers while in the dream world are as real as they are in the real world.

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