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Month: August 2012

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Theatrical Releases: Lawless & The Possession

FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL… || A sexy comedy is always worth seeing, especially if done in an appropriate, crowd-pleasing way. “For A Good Time, Call…” is a comedy about phone sex and two girls who used to be enemies, now find solace in each others’ company and short of funds for their dream apartment decide to start a phone sex company. Starring Ari … Read More Theatrical Releases: Lawless & The Possession

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Tuesday Releases: Battleship & The Lucky One

AUGUST 28TH, 2012 If you haven’t had enough of “Battleship” yet, now you can add it to your own personal collection. When aliens attack a naval operation, it’s up to Taylor Kitsch and his crew to prove they have what it takes to save the Earth, while Liam Neeson watches from the outside, and Brooklyn Decker runs through the hills with a legless man. … Read More Tuesday Releases: Battleship & The Lucky One

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Theatrical Releases: The Apparition & Premium Rush

THE APPARITION || Besides a good enough showing from actor Tom Felton and some eye-candy from the could-be talented Ashley Greene, “The Apparition” fails to become much bigger than itself, losing its unique content to an isolated and under-utilized presence. With more static shots of an everyday house and neighborhood (including tons of power-lines, for some unexplained reason) than anything else, this horror film … Read More Theatrical Releases: The Apparition & Premium Rush

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Tuesday Releases: The Dictator

AUGUST 21ST, 2012 One Academy Award winning film and two mediocre comedies are all you get this week. “A Separation”, the foreign language film winner at last year’s Oscars comes out this week. Coming from Iran, the film delves into the life of a couple that is splitting with a child who has the choice of staying with her father or leaving the country … Read More Tuesday Releases: The Dictator

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Saturday Releases: The Hunger Games

AUGUST 18TH, 2012 Getting its own weekend release, “The Hunger Games” took no time getting a DVD release. Basically the start of the summer movies this year, it naturally becomes one of the first summer movies to be released for home entertainment. Starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, who is entered into the kid-kill-kid battle royale (pun intended) known as the Hunger Games, this film … Read More Saturday Releases: The Hunger Games

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Theatrical Release: The Expendables 2

THE AWAKENING || Rebecca Hall looks wonderful in this spooky ghost story about a woman who disproves the existence of ghosts as her job. What looks to be along the style of “The Woman In Black”, which I was a fan of, I am definitely looking forward to seeing this film. THEATER COMPLIANCE || People diligently walking out of a film only makes me … Read More Theatrical Release: The Expendables 2

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Tuesday Releases: The Raid Redemption

AUGUST 14TH, 2012 This week is full of new releases, in both the regular DVD releases and the TV box sets. “Hick”, starring Chloe Moretz as a runaway teen who ends up amongst an odd group of people including actor Eddie Redmayne and the gorgeous Blake Lively. “Hick” often comes off as young people playing dress-up and playing roles much older than they are, … Read More Tuesday Releases: The Raid Redemption

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Theatrical Releases: The Bourne Legacy, The Campaign, & Hope Springs

THE BOURNE LEGACY || Continuing the Bourne series without featuring Jason Bourne, besides simple mentions of his existence, this reboot/spin-off looks promising with the talented Jeremy Renner at the helm. Also starring Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton, this film is able to pull off action far better than the original trilogy, since Matt Damon never quite came off like an action star. Do not … Read More Theatrical Releases: The Bourne Legacy, The Campaign, & Hope Springs

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Tuesday Releases: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

AUGUST 7TH, 2012 A fairly dismal week for releases, this week only brings “The Lorax” and documentary that could potentially catch the eye of Academy members, “Marley”. Otherwise, “Killing Bono” gets a DVD release even though I’m pretty sure it’s been available on Netflix for the past few months. And “Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale” which I thought was a shoe-in for a … Read More Tuesday Releases: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

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Theatrical Releases: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days & Total Recall

360 || Among several other actors, Ben Foster rounds out a list of actors that will get me to see their films no matter what. That being said, Foster stars in this “full circle” dramatic piece in which the stories of several different characters are intertwined with the rest of the cast of characters. Titlted “360”, Foster plays a convict just being released from … Read More Theatrical Releases: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days & Total Recall

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Spotlight: Sight & Sound The Critics Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time

Sight & Sound The Critics’ Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time 1. Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958) 2. Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941) 3. Tokyo Story (Ozu, 1953) 4. La Règle du jeu (Renoir, 1939) 5. Sunrise: a Song for Two Humans (Murnau, 1927) 6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968) 7. The Searchers (Ford, 1956) 8. Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929) 9. … Read More Spotlight: Sight & Sound The Critics Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time