Reviews

The Bronze

The Bronze

I am at my second Sundance Film Festival. These are my reviews. Sundance Film Festival 2015 Reviews The Bronze DIRECTOR: Bryan Buckley SCREENWRITERS: Melissa Rauch, Winston Rauch PRINCIPAL CAST: Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Thomas Middleditch, Sebastian Stan, Haley Lu Richardson, Cecily Strong U.S.A., 2015, 104 min., color Plot (courtesy of Sundance): In 2004, Hope Ann Greggory became an American hero […]

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What Happened, Miss Simone?

What Happened, Miss Simone?

I am at my second Sundance Film Festival. These are my reviews. Sundance Film Festival 2015 Reviews What Happened, Miss Simone? DIRECTOR: Liz Garbus U.S.A., 2014, 102 min., color Plot (courtesy of Sundance): Classically trained pianist, dive-bar chanteuse, Black Power icon, and legendary recording artist Nina Simone lived a life of brutal honesty, musical genius, and tortured melancholy. This astonishing epic […]

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Tammy (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack)

Blu-ray Review Tammy Directed by: Ben Falcone Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates Running Time: 1 hr 37 mins Rating: R Due Out: November 11, 2014 Own “Tammy” on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital HD on November 11th PLOT (courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment): After losing her job, husband and car in one day, Tammy Banks (McCarthy) […]

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Jersey Boys (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack)

Blu-ray Review Jersey Boys Directed by: Clint Eastwood Cast: Vincent Piazza, John Lloyd Young, Johnny Cannizzaro, Michael Lomenda Running Time: 2 hrs 14 mins Rating: R Due Out: November 11, 2014 Own “Jersey Boys” on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital HD on 11/11 PLOT: (courtesy Warner Bros. Home Entertainment) “Jersey Boys” tells the story of four young men from […]

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Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Bill Paxton
Running Time: 1 hr 57 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: October 31, 2014

Final Score: 8/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

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Whiplash

Whiplash

Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons
Running Time: 1 hr 40 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: October 17, 2014 (Chicago)

Final Score: 9/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

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Roger & Me (Blu-ray)

Roger & Me Directed by: Roger Moore Running Time: 1 hr 31 mins Rating: R Due Out: October 7, 2014 WHO’S IT FOR? Well, let me tell you a story. I was home sick in middle school. My dad recorded some movies after a free HBO weekend. “Roger & Me” was rated R, and I thought I was about to […]

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The Wonder Years (is finally) on DVD

The Wonder Years (is finally) on DVD

The Wonder Years Cast: Fred Savage, Josh Saviano, Danica McKellar, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills, Daniel Stern, Jason Hervey Due Out: October 7, 2014 WHO’S IT FOR? “The Wonder Years” is timeless. Thankfully it doesn’t feel dated simply because I was a child of the ’80s trying to understand life in the late ’60s. “The Wonder Years” was my gateway drug […]

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Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack)

Blu-ray Review Edge of Tomorrow Directed by: Doug Liman Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton Running Time: 1 hr 53 mins Rating: PG-13 Due Out: October 7, 2014 Own “Edge of Tomorrow” on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital HD on October 7th Who’s It For?: Supposedly Edge of Tomorrow didn’t make as much money […]

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Gone Girl

Gone Girl

Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens
Running Time: 2 hrs 29 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: October 3, 2014

Final Score: 9/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

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