WIN AN ITUNES DOWNLOAD CODE OF ‘THE JOURNEY’!!!

Giveaways/Contests, Movies, VOD/iTunes/DigitalDownload ‐ November 15, 2017
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Sometimes it takes two polar opposite personalities to really evoke any kind of meaningful change…

In 2006, amidst the ongoing, decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland, representatives from the two warring factions meet for negotiations. In one corner is Ian Paisley (Timothy Spall), the deeply conservative British loyalist; in the other is Martin McGuinness (Colm Meaney), a former Irish Republican Army leader who has devoted his life to the cause of Irish reunification. Opposites in every way, the two men at first seem to have little chance of ever finding common ground. But over the course of an impromptu, detour-filled car ride …

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Quiet Lightning: Our Review of ‘Balikbayan #1’

Movies, Retrospective ‐ November 15, 2017
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Quiet Lightning: Our Review of ‘Balikbayan #1’

I admit that I had to look up what post-colonial cinema is. I did this after watching one of its examples. Balikbayan #1: Memories of Overdepevolment Redux. TIFF Bell Lightbox is showing the film as part of a retrospective. And the call the retrospective “Quiet Lightning: The Films of Kidlat Tahimik”. Mind you, most people know post-colonialism as a nebulous concept. It is nice to know what post-colonialism is by the letter. This film is Tahimik’s third stab at telling the story of Enrique of Malacca (Tahimik). Enrique is a slave under the Spanish Empire who regained his freedom and home after his master’s death.

According …

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DISCOVER THE TRUTH AND WIN ‘WIND RIVER’ ON BLU-RAY!!!!

Blu-Ray/DVD, Giveaways/Contests, Movies ‐ November 14, 2017
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The further away from civilization you are, the more important justice truly is…

When wildlife officer Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner) discovers the body of a young woman on Wyoming’s Wind River Native American Reservation, rookie FBI agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen) is sent to investigate.  It doesn’t take long for Banner to realize that she is totally out of her depth on this case and hires Banner as her tracker as two must brave the isolated winter terrain and local criminal underworld in order to crack the case and truly find justice.

A hard but truly vital movie to watch as it …

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BUCKLE UP FOR ACTION AND WIN ‘ATOMIC BLONDE’ ON BLU-RAY!!!!

Blu-Ray/DVD, Giveaways/Contests, Movies ‐ November 14, 2017
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Action comes in all forms and it never hesitates to kick some ass…

She is the crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service and MI6’s most lethal assassin; her name is Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron).  When she’s sent on a covert mission into Cold War Berlin, she must use every tool in her arsenal, all the spycraft, all the sensuality and all the savagery that she has at her disposal in order to stay alive in a city that is ticking time bomb with revolution a foot and spies looking to make a fast buck around every corner.  She has …

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WIN ‘MARIAH CAREY’S ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU’ ON BLU-RAY!!!!

Blu-Ray/DVD, Giveaways/Contests, Movies ‐ November 14, 2017
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You never really know the Christmas that you’ll need until it’s presented in front of you.

When Little Mariah (Breanna Yde) sees a darling little puppy named “Princess” at the pet store, she suddenly knows exactly what she wants for Christmas.  However, before her Christmas wish can come true, she has to prove that she can dog sit her Uncle’s dog named Jack.  He’s a scraggly rascal who just might be the worst dog in the entire county!  Jack ends up turning Mariah’s family’s perfect holiday preparations upside down in the most hilarious ways and while it wasn’t exactly the Christmas …

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Mesmerizing Terror: Our Review of ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

Movies, Theatrical ‐ November 10, 2017
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Mesmerizing Terror: Our Review of ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

Seamlessly and perfectly blending dread and humour, The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a staggering cinematic experience. Laughter, terror, uncertainty, confusion, and a whole slew of other distressing and perplexing emotions carry you through this mesmerizing can’t-miss drama. And it starts right off the top, as we get in up close view of open heart surgery, made all the more dramatic backed up by a bombastic classical score.

The less one knows about the plot, the better off they are – in part because the mystery is one component of the thrill. Not that knowing how the characters fit in …

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Genuinely Masterful: Our Review of ‘Lady Bird’

Festival Coverage, Movies, Theatrical, TIFF 2017 ‐ November 09, 2017
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Genuinely Masterful: Our Review of ‘Lady Bird’

It’s a truly beautiful thing in this business when you get to see something get done damn near to perfection…

After a brief yet monstrously successful festival run, writer/director Greta Gerwig announces herself as a force to be reckoned with as her Lady Bird is simply one of the true genuine delights of this cinematic season as she delivers a coming of age story that is quirky, fun, emotional and most importantly honest.

Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her …

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New To The Driver’s Seat: A Few Minutes with Brian Fee to Talk About ‘Cars 3’

Blu-Ray/DVD, Interviews, Movies ‐ November 09, 2017
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I’ve always imagined it difficult to jump into a franchise, and anywhere else it probably would be.

The Disney/Pixar machine keeps rolling on with such massive results it’s hard not to wonder how they pull it off every single time.  With Cars 3 hitting DVD, Blu-Ray and On Demand from all major retailers and providers this week I got the unique pleasure to sit down with writer/director Brian Fee as he told this next chapter in the saga of Lightning McQueen that just managed to hit all the right buttons.

Brian gave us a glimpse about how …

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BUCKLE UP FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN ‘CARS 3’ ON BLU-RAY!!!!!

Blu-Ray/DVD, Giveaways/Contests, Movies ‐ November 09, 2017
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It’s important to make that last ride count…

The racing game has changed as a new generation of blazing fast cars led by arrogant hotshot Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer) are taking over the scene and Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) finds himself suddenly on the sidelines.  To get back on track in more ways than one, he’ll need the help of some pretty remarkable friends and legendary racers and it will take the courage of a champion to prove that #95 is still in the game; especially on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

This looks like it could be the last ride of …

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The Frenetic Oddity of Inspiration: Our Review of ‘Strad Style’

Movies, VOD/iTunes/DigitalDownload ‐ November 08, 2017
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The Frenetic Oddity of Inspiration: Our Review of ‘Strad Style’

Stefan Avalos’ documentary Strad Style profiles Danny Houck, a 32-year-old living in small town Ohio. His house is rickety yet huge, which makes me wonder. How can he can afford this house and and why he doesn’t maintain it? It’s one of the questions Avalos doesn’t answer. Houck doesn’t seem to have a job, which is what one needs to maintain such a house. Instead, he fills up all that free time with his hobbies, like fixing cars, and magic, and violins. The film focuses on his interest towards violins. Although the other two might distract him from his big …

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