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Joyeux Noel (2005) PG-13 1h 56min

April 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Joyeux Noel (2005)

“Joyeux Noël” (”Merry Christmas” (UK/US title) or “Happy Christmas”) is a drama set in 1914 during World War I and is inspired by a true story. The film is an international project involving people and locations from France, Germany, UK, Romania and [...]

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Tags: Belgium · Classic Films · DVD · Drama · Epics/Historical · Foreign · France · Germany · Movies · Romania · UK · War

The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On (1987) NR 2h 2min

March 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On (1987)

A.k.a. “Yuki Yukite shingun”.
The plot: This documentary directed by Kazuo Hara follows Kenzo Okuzaki, a Japanese veteran of World War II, as he tries to seek justice – and vengeance – for the unexplained deaths of several soldiers [...]

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Tags: DVD · Documentary · Foreign · Japan · Movies · War

Gomorra (2008) R 137min

March 10th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Gomorra (2008)

“Gomorra” (English title “Gomorrah”) is a Golden Globe-nominated contemporary drama about mafia in Naples. Directed by Matteo Garrone, written by Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Gianni Di Gregorio, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso and Roberto Saviano based on the book by Roberto Saviano.
The plot: [...]

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Tags: Crime/Gangster · Cult Films · DVD · Drama · Foreign · Italy · Movies

Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases This Week (Mar 10, 2009)

March 9th, 2009 · No Comments

These movies are coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray the week of March 10, 2009:

Milk
(2008) R

Sean Penn (in an Oscar-winning role) stars in this fact-based drama about Harvey Milk, the openly gay activist and San Francisco politician who was murdered along with mayor [...]

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Tags: Additional Articles · DVD · Movies

Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases (Mar 3, 2009)

March 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

Beverly Hills Chihuahua
(2008) PG

Chloe (voiced by Drew Barrymore) is a privileged Chihuahua from Beverly Hills who rides in style in her owner’s purse — until she gets lost on a Mexican vacation, and must find her way home with the help of her [...]

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Tags: Additional Articles · DVD · Movies

Hot New Blu-Ray and DVD Releases This Week (Feb 17, 2009)

February 16th, 2009 · No Comments

These movies come out on DVD and Blu-Ray the week of February 17, 2009:

High School Musical 3: Senior Year
(2008) G

Seniors Troy (Zac Efron) and Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) are having a hard time with the fact that they’ll soon be leaving high school behind. [...]

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Tags: Additional Articles · DVD · Movies

Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray releases this week (Feb 10, 2009)

February 8th, 2009 · No Comments

These movies are coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray disks the week of February 10, 2009.
W. (a.k.a. Bush)
(2008) PG-13

Academy Award winner Oliver Stone directs an all-star cast in this satiric retrospective of the life and political career of George W. Bush (Josh Brolin), [...]

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Tags: Additional Articles · DVD · Movies

Hot new DVD and Blu-Ray Releases this week (Feb 3, 2009)

February 1st, 2009 · No Comments

These movies come out on DVD and Blu-Ray disks the week of February 3, 2009:
The Secret Life of Bees
(2008) PG-13

Haunted by the death of her mother, 14-year-old Lily (Dakota Fanning) escapes the dreary life she lives on her father’s farm and heads to [...]

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Tags: Additional Articles · DVD · Movies

Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases This Week (Jan 27, 2009)

January 26th, 2009 · No Comments

These movies come out on DVD and Blu-Ray disks the week of January 27, 2009:

Vicky Cristina Barcelona
(2008) PG-13

Javier Bardem stars in the latest effort from legendary filmmaker Woody Allen as a flamboyant painter who finds himself in the middle of a unique relationship [...]

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Tags: Additional Articles · DVD · Movies

Hot New Blu-Ray and DVD releases this week (Jan 20, 2009)

January 19th, 2009 · No Comments

These movies come out on DVD and Blu-Ray the week of January 20, 2009:

Max Payne
(2008) Unrated
Mark Wahlberg stars as the title character of this gritty crime thriller, centered on an undercover New York City DEA agent who teams up with a female assassin [...]

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Tags: Additional Articles · DVD · Movies

Hot new Blu-Ray and DVD releases this week (Jan 13, 2008)

January 10th, 2009 · No Comments

These movies are coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray the week of January 13, 2009.

Appaloosa
(2008) R
When a malicious, land-hungry rancher (Jeremy Irons) has the marshal and deputy of Appaloosa killed, two gunmen (Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris, who also directs) arrive and try [...]

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Tags: Additional Articles · DVD · Movies

Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases This Week (Jan 6, 2009)

January 4th, 2009 · No Comments

These movies are coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray the week of January 6, 2009:

Pineapple Express
(2008) R
After witnessing an underworld murder involving a corrupt cop (Rosie Perez) and a drug kingpin (Gary Cole), straitlaced pothead Dale Denton (Seth Rogen) must go on the [...]

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Tags: Additional Articles · DVD · Movies

Inside Man (2006) R 129min

December 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Inside Man (2006)

Inside Man is a supposed perfect heist movie directed by Spike Lee and starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Willem Dafoe and Christopher Plummer.
The plot: In the opening sequence Dalton Russell (Clive Owen) confesses on video from a cell  that he is [...]

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Tags: DVD · Movies · TV · Thrillers/Suspense · USA

The Invisible (2007) PG-13 97min

December 24th, 2008 · No Comments

The Invisible (2007)

The plot: A talented high-school student is beaten and left for dead by his criminal classmate. He becomes a ghost, helplessly trying to figure out why he was killed and hopefully get his life back – the cops should find his [...]

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Tags: DVD · Drama · Movies · Supernatural · Thrillers/Suspense · USA

Hot new DVD and Blu-Ray releases for Dec 23, 2008

December 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

These movies come out on DVD and Blu-Ray the week of December 23, 2008:

The Duchess
(2008) PG-13
Keira Knightley stars as Georgiana, duchess of Devonshire, in this adaptation of Amanda Foreman’s novel. Unhappily married to the duke of Devonshire (Ralph Fiennes, in a Golden Globe-nominated [...]

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Tags: Additional Articles · DVD · Movies

Transsiberian (2008) R 111min – Review

December 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Transsiberian (2008)

The plot: An American couple, Roy (Woody Harrelson) and Jessie (Emily Mortimer) take a 7-day train ride from China, where they completed  a church humanitarian mission, to Moscow on Trans-Siberian railroad. On the train they meet another young couple, a Spaniard Carlos (Eduardo [...]

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Tags: DVD · Drama · Movies · Thrillers/Suspense · USA

Hot new movie releases on DVD and Blu-Ray this week (Dec 16, 2008)

December 15th, 2008 · No Comments

These movies come out on DVD and Blu-Ray the week of December 16, 2008:

Mamma Mia!
(2008) PG-13

Based on the international hit musical featuring the songs of pop superstars ABBA, this charming tale centers on a bride-to-be (Amanda Seyfried) and her plan to uncover her [...]

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Tags: Additional Articles · DVD · Movies

Sukiyaki Western Django (2007) R 121min

December 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)

Director Quentin Tarantino is a guest star in this Japanese spaghetti Western from cult film director Takashi Miike (who speaks no English, but learned a few phrases for his episodic role in Hostel).
The plot: Two rival gangs are fighting each [...]

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Tags: Crime/Gangster · Cult Films · DVD · Drama · Film Noir · Foreign · Movies · Westerns

Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases This Week (Dec 8, 2008)

December 7th, 2008 · No Comments

These movies and TV series come out on DVD and Blu-Ray the week of December 8, 2008:

The Dark Knight
(2008) PG-13 (152min)
Batman (Christian Bale) teams with Lt. James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) to continue dismantling Gotham City’s criminal [...]

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Tags: Additional Articles · DVD · Movies · TV

Review: I am Cuba (1964) UR 141min

December 1st, 2008 · No Comments

I am Cuba (1964)

A classic… absolutely astonishing! I AM CUBA is that rarity of rarities, a genuine hidden treasure. It puts to shame anything we’re doing today.
–Martin Scorsese
Soviet director  Mikhail Kalatozov’s 1964 film “Soy Cuba” (a.k.a. I am Cuba in 1995 US release) depicts [...]

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Tags: Black and White · Classic Films · Cuba · DVD · Drama · Foreign · Movies · USSR