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Month: July 2012

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Tuesday Releases: Damsels In Distress & Hatfields and McCoys

JULY 31ST, 2012 Not every week do you see a television release that tops all regular releases. But with the mini-series, “Hatfields & McCoys” getting a DVD release this week, none of the theatrical-run DVD releases can top it. Starring Bill Paxton and Kevin Costner as the leading patriarchs of the rival families after the Civil War, this History Channel release is probably one … Read More Tuesday Releases: Damsels In Distress & Hatfields and McCoys

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Theatrical Releases: The Watch

KILLER JOE || Matthew McConaughey takes a dark turn as a hired hitman, in this independent thriller. Emilie Hirsch plays a young man in need of money and to do so, turns to McConaughey to murder his mother for the insurance money. When Hirsch cannot pay the hitman his retainer, he takes Hirsch’s sister, played by the amazing Juno Temple, who sells this movie … Read More Theatrical Releases: The Watch

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Tuesday Releases: Silent House

JULY 24TH, 2012 Back to a week of very few DVD releases, with “Silent House”, a remake of a foreign film, about a young woman (Elizabeth Olsen), who becomes trapped in her families lake house, while inside things get out of control. The selling point of the film, however, is that the entire film is displayed as one consecutive camera shot, with no cuts … Read More Tuesday Releases: Silent House

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Proof Review: The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Release Date July 20, 2012 Director Christopher Nolan Screenplay Christopher Nolan Jonathan Nolan Distributed By Warner Bros. Pictures Budget $230 million Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language 164 minutes The Dark Knight Rises Expectations and presumptions can kill a film. That’s why I went into “The Dark Knight Rises” with neither. Too many … Read More Proof Review: The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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Proof Review: The Dark Knight (2008)

Release Date July 18, 2008 Director Christopher Nolan Screenplay Christopher Nolan Jonathan Nolan Distributed By Warner Bros. Pictures Budget $185 million Action, Crime, Drama Rated PG-13 for for intense sequences of violence and some menace 152 minutes The Dark Knight “This city deserves a better class of criminal. And I’m gonna give it to ‘em.” –The Joker, “The Dark Knight” Going on record to … Read More Proof Review: The Dark Knight (2008)

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Theatrical Releases: The Dark Knight Rises

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES || Even with the horrific event that occurred in Aurora, Colorado, by not seeing “The Dark Knight Rises”, you might as well let terrorism win. We cannot be afraid to go outside and I feel like, if anything, “The Dark Knight Rises” teaches that lesson during its two hour and forty-five minute run-time. Concluding the Christopher Nolan directed Batman trilogy, … Read More Theatrical Releases: The Dark Knight Rises

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Proof Review: Friends With Kids (2012)

Release Date March 9, 2012 Director Jennifer Westfeldt Screenplay Jennifer Westfeldt Distributed By Lionsgate Roadside Attractions Budget >$10 million Comedy, Romance Rated R for sexual content and language 107 minutes Friends With Kids Our generation’s values and opinions grow further and further from our ancestors’ with each passing year. How else do you explain our president in the White House, the dying debate on … Read More Proof Review: Friends With Kids (2012)

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Proof Review: Batman Begins (2005)

Release Date June 15, 2005 Director Christopher Nolan Screenplay Christopher Nolan David S. Goyer Distributed By Warner Bros. Pictures Budget $150 million Action, Adventure, Thriller Rated PG-13 for intense action violence, disturbing images and some thematic elements 140 minutes Batman Begins “…this is the movie I did not realize I was waiting for, because I didn’t realize that more emphasis on story and character … Read More Proof Review: Batman Begins (2005)

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Tuesday Releases: Lockout, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, & The Three Stooges

JULY 17TH, 2012 On this, the week of “The Dark Knight Rises” in theaters, the DVD releases are off the charts, with so many good titles to choose from, there will be a lot of catching up on small Indie films that I missed in theaters. The biggest release this week probably goes to “The Three Stooges”, even though I have absolutely no desire … Read More Tuesday Releases: Lockout, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, & The Three Stooges

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Proof Review: Friday The 13th Part Two (1981)

Release Date April 30, 1981 Director Steve Miner Screenplay Ron Kurz Phil Scuderi Distributed By Paramount Pictures Budget $1.25 million Horror, Mystery, Thriller Rated R 87 minutes Friday The 13th Part II Audiences (mainly teenagers) cannot get enough of slasher films. That fact was true in the eighties just as much as it is true now. “Friday The 13th Part Two” proves that fact, … Read More Proof Review: Friday The 13th Part Two (1981)

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Proof Review: 12 Monkeys (1996)

Release Date January 5, 1996 Director Terry Gillam Screenplay David Peoples Janet Peoples Based On Film By Chris Marker Distributed By Universal Pictures Budget $29.5 million Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller Rated R For Violence and Language 129 minutes 12 Monkeys After Monty Python and the Holy Grail, yet before Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Terry Gilliam directed the science fiction feature, 12 Monkeys, … Read More Proof Review: 12 Monkeys (1996)

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Proof Review: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Release Date July 3, 2012 Director Marc Webb Screenplay James Vanderbilt Alvin Sargent Steve Kloves Distributed By Columbia Pictures Budget $200–230 million Action, Adventure, Thriller Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence 136 minutes The Amazing Spider-Man The Amazing Spider-man is my favorite film so far this year. Perhaps it’s my passion for Spider-man, which dates back to my childhood years as I … Read More Proof Review: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)