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Ant-Man (2015)

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“My days of breaking into places and stealing shit are over.  What do you need me to do?” asks Scott Lang.  Dr. Hank Pym responds, “I want you to break into a place and steal some shit.” Marvel Studios began its … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 10/14/14 Recommendations

New releases:                                                               Classic releases:                                                

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 9/17/13 Recommendations

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Trumbo (2007)

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The first time I encountered the name Dalton Trumbo was in the credits for a little 1960 Stanley Kubrick movie called Spartacus.  All I knew was that Trumbo had written an excellent script for that film, but I was not … Continue reading

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John Carpenter: An Appreciation Part Two

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(continued from John Carpenter: An Appreciation Part One) A remake of the 1951 Christian Nyby film (and a more faithful adaptation of the short story that inspired it), 1982’s The Thing was Carpenter’s first studio film (Universal Pictures).  An American … Continue reading

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Robert Zemeckis: An Appreciation Part One

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One of my favorite contemporary filmmakers is Robert Zemeckis, a writer, producer, and director whose works often include state-of-the-art special effects.  Although Steven Spielberg helped give him his start, Zemeckis’ career didn’t really take off until 1984’s Romancing the Stone … Continue reading