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Daily Archives: August 18, 2016

The summer time has been the home of blockbusters and surprise hits for decades now. We did not have the most classic summer series of blockbusters this year, but we did have a few hits (Finding Dory, Captain America: Civil War), some bombs (Ice Age: Collision Course, The Darkness) and some disappointments (see below). Here, I have collected some of… Read more »

18 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

With the recent release of Jason Bourne, audiences can expect much of the same as the originals: a hidden secret, a vast conspiracy, a car chase, martial arts, an evil bureaucrat and a even more evil assassin. But audiences will stick flock to see Matt Damon kick ass. Why? Because it is what they expect and what they love. Why… Read more »

18 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Sidney Lumet is a director whose filmmaking career spanned exactly 50 years, starting with “12 Angry Men”, a legendary film of the golden age, and concluding with “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead”, arguably one of the most underrated films of the 21st century. It is perhaps one of cinema’s great tragedies that this man is not as commonly mentioned… Read more »

18 August 2016 | Features, Other Lists

New from Arrow Video is the Blu-ray/DVD release is The Bloodstained Butterfly, a veritable masterpiece of giallo cinema that breaks away from the traditional tropes and provides a unique twist on the genre. The story involves a woman who is murdered in the park and the police investigation that follows. When a man is arrested for the murder, he must… Read more »

18 August 2016 | Features, Reviews

New from Arrow Video is the Blu-ray/DVD release Microwave Massacre, an absolutely delightful horror-comedy that could easily be considered an offspring of the cult director John Waters. The story is about the aging construction worker Donald (Jackie Vernon), who has grown tired of his wife’s attempts at fancy cuisine and an upscale lifestyle. He gets fed up with her cooking… Read more »

18 August 2016 | Features, Reviews

Among cinephiles, the imploration “You’ve GOT to see this movie in the theater!” is far beyond cliché at this point. We all get excited when we leave the local cinema feeling changed by the experience. It’s a throwback to our cave dwelling days, when community groups would gather for shelter and exchange exaggerated tales which imparted upon us wonder and… Read more »

18 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists