Archive for August, 2013

The Great Gatsby Blu-Ray DVD Review

The Great Gatsby Blu-Ray DVD Review

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Baz Luhrmann’s new take on The Great Gatsby is now available in every format you can think of, from Blu-Ray to Blu-Ray 3D, DVD, digital copy and streaming. The film, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and premiered internationally this year at the Cannes film festival proved to be a disappointment. As you would expect from a film by Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge), the 1080p […]

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Amour Blu-Ray DVD review

Amour Blu-Ray DVD review

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The Palme d’Or winner of the 2012 Cannes Festival, Michael Haneke’s Amour is available on Blu-Ray, DVD and streaming. Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva & Isabelle Huppert, the film focuses on a husband taking care of his dying wife. The film is presented in its original ration with a 5.1 surround audio track in French with English subtitles. As for the […]

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Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

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Ain’t Them Bodies Saints starts where most movies end, with an outlaw couple – Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) and Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara) – getting arrested. Bob takes the blame and goes to jail while a pregnant Ruth ends up being released. Staying in their home town, she raises their child by herself while Bob, behind bars, can’t wait to be reunited […]

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Lovelace

Lovelace

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Lovelace features everything you would expect from a movie about a porn actress: There’s a naïve heroine, shady guys, a rise to fame, sordid situations and some glamour. This is certainly more than most of us will ever experience during a lifetime but this narrative asset is also what harms this biopic about Deep Throat star Linda Lovelace. Whether or […]

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The Canyons

The Canyons

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Paul Schrader’s The Canyons is one the rare movies that dare to walk on a fine line between art and exploitation. Since Andy Warhol pretty much pioneered that subgenre, several influential filmmakers went on to experiment with this twisted, intricate universe, from Brian de Palma with Femme Fatale to Steven Soderbergh with The Girlfriend Experience and Harmony Korine with Spring […]

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On The Road Blu-Ray DVD

On The Road Blu-Ray DVD

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The adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s emblematic Beatnik novel by Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries) is available on Blu-Ray, DVD and streaming. Starring Sam Riley and Kristen Stewart, the film follows a young writer’s road trips throughout the US, as he experiences with poetry, jazz and sex. Presented with a 1080p transfer, the film looks and sounds good but is pretty […]

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