Movie Review: VENOM

VENOM movie poster | ©2018 Sony/Marvel

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, Reid Scott, Melora Walters Writers: Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner and Kelly Marcel and Will Beall, story by Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics by Todd McFarlane and David Michelinie Director: Ruben Fleischer Distributor: Sony/Columbia Release Date: October 5, 2018 VENOM the movie is based on the VENOM Marvel Comics created by Todd McFarlane and David Michelinie. Full disclosure: this reviewer knows practically nothing about the character Venom, save what is in Wikipedia was in the 2007 SPIDER-MAN 3 movie, where he was played by […]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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Movie Review: LEGEND

LEGEND movie poster | ©2015 Universal Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palmintieri Writer: Brian Helgeland, based on the book THE PROFESSION OF VIOLENCE by John Pearson Director: Brian Helgeland Distributor: Universal Release Date (theatrical): November 20, 2015 As biographical gangster films go, LEGEND is good enough. This isn’t the first feature to tackle London’s notorious Kray brothers – actual brothers Gary Kemp and Martin Kemp starred in 1990’s THE KRAYS, which had a fairly different take on Ronnie and Reggie, twins from London’s East End who ruled the crime scene there in the 1960s. LEGEND, adapted by writer/director Brian […]Read On »

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Blu-ray and DVD reviews this week – September 1, 2015

MAD MAX FURY ROAD | © 2015 Warner 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: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD – There have been a host of big budget blockbusters in 2015 from THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, to FAST & FURIOUS 7, to JURASSIC WORLD and more. But for my money, the best of them all is MAD MAX: FURY ROAD. Amazing […]Read On »

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Blu-ray and DVD Reviews for the Week of August 4, 2015

CHILD 44 | © 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: CHILD 44 – This is an interesting thriller about Russia at the beginning of the Cold War and the years following World War II. Because Stalin believes that Russia is superior to other countries it is not susceptible to things such as homicide and evil doers. But […]Read On »

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THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Highlights this week in Blu-ray and DVD Releases

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES | (c) 2012 Warner 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: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES – I am one of those people that like to believe the Batman movies started with BATMAN BEGINS and only three movies exist that feature the Dark Knight. I can’t stand the one with George Clooney or even Val Kilmer. Only Michael Keaton’s […]Read On »

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Movie Review: LAWLESS

LAWLESS movie poster | ©2012 The Weinstein Company

Rating: R Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Mia Wasikowska, Dane DeHaan,, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman Writer: Nick Cave, based on the book THE WETTEST COUNTY IN THE WORLD by Matt Bondurant Director: John Hillcoat Distributor: Weinstein Co. Release Date: August 29, 2012 Once upon a time, movies about moonshine-whisky makers were much more common than they are these days. Enter LAWLESS, which has the feel of a slightly tall tale while still being respectably dramatic and action-filled. We’re in Franklin County,Virginia, a rural place where Prohibition exists as something that is mainly the problem of city […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES final poster | ©2012 Warner Bros.

Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman Writers: Jonathan Nolan & Christopher Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer, based on characters created by DC Comics, Batman created by Bob Kane Director: Christopher Nolan Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: July 20, 2012 Few movies come with as many built-in expectations as does THE DARK KNIGHT, director/co-writer Christopher Nolan’s finale to the Batman saga he started with 2005’s BATMAN BEGINS and continued with 2008’s THE DARK KNIGHT. Christian Bale is as brooding and tortured as they come in the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from THIS MEANS WAR Los Angeles Premiere

Reese Witherspoon at the Los Angeles Premiere of THIS MEANS WAR | ©20`12 Sue Schneider

Recently Twentieth Century Fox celebrated the Los Angeles Premiere of THIS MEANS WAR at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Chris Pine and Tom Hardy star as the world’s deadliest CIA operatives. They are inseparable partners and best friends until they both fall for the same woman (Reese Witherspoon). Seen walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy, Chris Pine, Angela Bassett, Chelsea Handler, Abigail Spencer, John Paul Ruttan, Aleks Paunovic, Laura Vandervoort, McG (Director), Writers – Timothy Dowling and Simon Kinberg. Joining them were guests, which included: Kelly Sullivan, The Bella Twins […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THIS MEANS WAR

THIS MEANS WAR movie poster | ©2012 20th Century Fox

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Til Schweiger, Chelsea Handler Writers: Timothy Dowling and Simon Kinberg, story by Timothy Dowling and Marcus Gautesen Director: McG Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Release Date: February 17, 2012 In THIS MEANS WAR, two top-level CIA agents, partners at work and best friends in life, find that they have fallen for the same woman. This turns into a rivalry in which the two men deploy all sorts of surveillance (our tax dollars at work!) in the hopes of getting information that will put them in the lead when it comes to said […]Read On »

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