Blu-ray Review: Igor

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Directed by Anthony Leondis (Lilo & Stitch 2), Igor is a somewhat fun but ultimately disappointing exercise in animation. Had it not been for the voice talents of Steve Buscemi, John Cusack, John Cleese, Molly Shannon, Jay Leno, Christian Slater …

Blu-ray Review: Australia

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Writer/Director Baz Luhrmann isn’t known for making small, little movies. The Australian born auteur showed he preferred big, ambitious projects with the 2001 release of Moulin Rouge! which netted a 2001 Best Picture Oscar nomination. For his follow up, Luhrmann …

Blu-ray Review: Primal Fear

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Primal Fear is probably best known as the film that launched the career of the then unknown Edward Norton. Since Primal Fear’s release in 1996, Norton has gone on to a variety of eye opening projects and award winning roles. …

Blu-ray Review: Cadillac Records

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Written and directed by Darnell Martin (I Like it Like That), Cadillac Records chronicles the life of influential Chicago based record company executive Leonard Chess and the singers who recorded for Chess Records. Exploring the musical era from the early …

Blu-ray Review: The French Connection II

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History has shown that film sequels can be a risky proposition; for every Godfather II, there’s a Grease 2. While The French Connection II certainly isn’t the failure that was Grease 2, it has been well documented that neither Gene …

Blu-ray Review: A Mighty Heart

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Based on the memoir of the same name by Mariane Pearl, A Mighty Heart is the tragic story of American journalist Daniel Pearl. A reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Pearl was abducted by Pakastani militants while investigating the possible …

Blu-ray Review: The Kite Runner

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As a voracious reader, if a book is made into a film, chances are I’ve read it. Strangely, before seeing The Kite Runner, I had not read the best selling novel by Khaled Hosseini. I don’t quite know why, whether …

Blu-ray Review: Wonder Woman

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In this direct-to-video animated release of Wonder Woman, the plot is based on George Perez’ reboot of the character. Specifically, the “Gods and Mortals” arc that started the character’s second volume back in 1987. The film presumes that Wonder Woman …