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California Literary Review » Blu-ray California Literary Review

Blu-Ray Review: The Dark Knight Rises

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December 10th, 2012

Whereas the Joker (Heath Ledger) simply sought to destroy the world in random outbursts, Bane represents a calculated assault on institutionalized, civilized, precariously organized Western society with the help of an army of the disenfranchised.

Halloween Home Video #10: Nicholas McCarthy’s The Pact

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October 31st, 2012

For the grand finale of Halloween Home Video 2012, have a look at Nicholas McCarthy’s dread-heavy ghost thriller The Pact, starring Caity Lotz and Casper Van Dien.

Halloween Home Video #9: Howie Askins’ Evidence

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October 26th, 2012

The most glib and reductive way to describe Evidence is as a hybrid of Chronicle, em>Chernobyl Diaries and The Cabin In The Woods. However, an eager minority are bound to consider that a stellar pedigree.

Halloween Home Video #8: Kimble Rendall’s Bait

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October 24th, 2012

Welcome back to Halloween Home Video (2012 edition) your October arsenal for all things entertaining and scary. Sink your teeth into the latest horror and thriller pics make the small screen circuit. © 2012 Screen Australia/Anchor Bay For The Pool Party It is high time for a creature feature on this list, and Australia was […]

Halloween Home Video #2: Pascal Laugier’s The Tall Man

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October 10th, 2012

Halloween Home Video 2012, for your spooky holiday enjoyment! Today’s pick: Pascal Laugier’s moody thriller The Tall Man

Halloween Home Video #1: Joe Dante’s The Hole

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October 8th, 2012

Halloween Home Video (2012 edition) is your guide to the unsung scare flicks, thrill pics, and various fright nasties of this year. Joe Dante’s The Hole is a simple, palatable option for families looking for spooky but safe Halloween fun.

Blu-Ray Review: The Cabin In The Woods

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September 19th, 2012

© 2012 Lionsgate This super-secret brainchild of screenwriters Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon came shrouded as carefully as Super 8, surrounded by many a dark rumor but giving maddeningly little away. Goddard and Whedon began laying it out during their time working on Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel. Then, in a blaze of energy, […]

Blu-Ray/DVD Review: The Wicker Tree

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April 24th, 2012

The rites themselves have changed in practice if not in spirit, and the movie rekindles enough of its ancestor’s spirit that it’s hard to imagine a better result. What more were all the naysayers expecting?

Blu-Ray Review – Battle Royale: The Complete Collection

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March 26th, 2012

Quentin Tarantino proclaims ”My favorite movie of the last 20 years! I wish I had made this movie.” That is as perfect an endorsement as a film distributor could hope to have, especially when selling a film like Battle Royale to a hungry cult audience.

No? No! NOO!!!!!: Lucas Screws with Star Wars, And Its Fans, Again

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August 31st, 2011

By now I’m sure that everyone knows that Lucas has, once again, decided to mangle The Original Trilogy for its September 16 Blu-Ray release. We have this scene: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0EUjobdavw[/youtube] described as “Krayt Dragon Call” but sounds more like a hair metal rock scream. Maybe that’s why Sir Alec hated being in the film, though I […]

William’s Weekly DVD Heist: 4-20-10

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Bibbiani

April 20th, 2010

I’m not sure how much more I can say about how absolutely, 100% motherf***ing bad James Cameron’s Avatar really is…

William’s Weekly DVD Heist: 4-13-10

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Bibbiani

April 13th, 2010

This week’s “That’s Barely A Movie!” award goes to Oh My God, a documentary dedicated to asking people all over the world what they think God is. It sounds like a film school project that got WAY out of hand.

William’s Weekly DVD Heist: 4-6-10

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April 6th, 2010

For all the money thrown at Wolfgang Peterson’s remake of The Poseidon Adventure, I find myself unable to remember anything about the production other than the vague feeling that Kurt Russell was better than this. (And, of course, he is.)

William’s Weekly DVD Heist: 3-30-10

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Bibbiani

March 30th, 2010

Hot on the heels – or shall we say paws – of Alvin & The Chipmunks comes the greatest squeakquel ever made, which at last introduces the Chipettes into the modern mythology, much as The Dark Knight reintroduced an iconic new Joker into the pop culture lexicon.

William’s Weekly DVD Heist: 3-23-10

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Bibbiani

March 23rd, 2010

Frankly, after three Free Willy movies I can’t help but wonder if maybe the universe is trying to tell us that this whale is supposed to die. Maybe the Free Willy franchise has evolved into a condemnation of man’s efforts to control nature, which even with the best intentions is the height of hubris.

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