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The Good Dinosaur (2015) - Blu-ray Review

The Good Dinosaur - Blu-ray ReviewThere is something painfully simple at work deep in the mechanics of Pixar's The Good Dinosaur. It is a child-like simplicity that woefully recalls some of the problems a lot of people had with Brave. Neither one is a bad film but, if I am being completely honest, both   ...

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Horror House on Highway 5: Limited Edition (1985) - Blu-ray Review

Horror House on Highway 5 (1985) - Blu-ray ReviewThere are few things MORE terrifying to me than an exaggerated Richard Nixon mask.  I don’t know why.  Maybe it’s the extended nose or the heavily-lined cheeks, but it just creeps me the fuck out.  In fact, it might be the single most terrifying thing that I know of.  You’re aware of  ...

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The Nice Guys - Blu-ray Review

The Nice Guys - Movie ReviewShane Black's The Nice Guys hits on so many different levels, it certainly won't come as a surprise if we look back at this as the exact moment the buddy cop flick was awakened from its 30-year slumber.  Sure, the genre has seen many come and go since Black's Lethal ...

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Slugs (1988) - Blu-ray Review

Slugs (1988) - Blu-ray ReviewTwo horny teenagers interrupt their quickie – now that the parental units have left the house – to down some more hooch.  The guy needs something to drink.  Apparently, her vagina isn’t satisfying all of his needs.  Poor girl.  As the dude leaves his best gal’s warmth  ...

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Woman in the Moon (1929) - Blu-ray Review

Womain in the Moon (1929) - Blu-ray ReviewFritz Lang brought Woman in the Moon to life a mere two years after his most important film, Metropolis. It is a less ambitious adventure but still manages to break the established rules of the time period as it combines science-fiction with espionage and romance and delivers   ...

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Blood Diner: Vestron Horror Classics (1987) - Blu-ray Review

Blood Diner (1987) - Blu-ray ReviewVestron Video continues its Lionsgate-sponsored rebirth with the High-Definition release of one of the craziest horror films to ever see the light of the day, Blood Diner.  Where the fuck do I even begin?  If you’ve seen the film, then you know EXACTLY the total anarchy  ...

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In the Heart of the Sea - Blu-ray Review

In the Heart of the Sea - Movie Review

Call me disappointed. (Oh yes, I did.) With such rich source material and a near bottomless barrel of timeless literary themes from which to pull, how does Ron Howard miss with In the Heart of the Sea, his adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about  ...

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Chopping Mall: Vestron Horror Classics (1986) - Blu-ray Review

Chopping Mall (1986) - Blu-ray ReviewThe Killbots are coming!!!  The Killbots are coming!!!  Grab your wayfarers, pop your collars, and hitch up your chinos, we’re heading to the mall of the future.  With robots providing security detail, the Park Place Mall is slashing its prices … and its customers.  Wait, what?  ...

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Green Room - Blu-ray Review

Green Room - Movie ReviewJeremy Saulnier returns.  The writer and director of the crowdfunded and critically acclaimed Blue Ruin strikes fear into moviegoers and color aficionados with Green Room, a tension-filled horror film about a punk band at the mercy of a bunch of neo-Nazis.  You read   ...

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Dead-End Drive-In (1986) - Blu-ray Review

Dead-End-Drive-In - Blu-ray ReviewGearheads and punks rejoice! Your metal and steel obsessed world just got a hell of a lot shinier. The neon-splashed roads of an Ozploitation classic are yours to drive upon once again. Dead-End Drive-In has arrived on blu-ray. Complete with a brand new 2K restoration  ...

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The Witch - Blu-ray Review

The Witch - Movie ReviewLadies and Gentlemen, Robert Eggers has arrived.  The Witch is easily the most disturbing horror film I’ve seen in theaters in a long, long while. Writing and directing an impressive debut, the creative artist behind The Witch has done a lot of things right, including the research ...

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Johnny Guitar: Olive Signature (1954) - Blu-ray Review

Johnny Guitar: Olive Signature - Blu-ray ReviewJoan Crawford.  Her name alone invokes images of all sorts.  F. Scott Fitzgerald considered her THE ORIGINAL flapper.  She was a dancer, a radio talent, an actress, but, above everything else, she was a force of nature.  She alone made herself a star.  No one else  ...

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Crimson Peak - Blu-ray Review

Crimson Peak - Movie ReviewWriter/director Guillermo del Toro returns to the gothic and raids it like an undiscovered goldmine in his latest film, Crimson PeakBe warned, though.This is not the horror film you are expecting as the trailers are a bit misleading.  This is horror by way of serious-minded novelists like  ...

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The Rift (1989) - Blu-ray Review

The Rift (1990) - Blu-ray ReviewIt is essentially a cheaper version of Ridley Scott’s Alien, but underwater.  That’s the best description of The Rift (aka Endless Descent).  This knock-off is only one of the several underwater exploitative films that were rushed out from almost every studio – no matter  ...

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Keanu - Blu-ray Review

Keanu - Movie ReviewThe hugely popular Comedy Central skit team of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele (aka Key & Peele) triumphantly make the transition from television sketch comedy to big screen success with Keanu, a film that will have you doubled over with laughter when you’re not ...

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