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Little Shop Of Horrors: The Director’s Cut [Blu-ray Review]

Little Shop Of Horrors: The Director's Cut [Blu-ray Review]
Based on the off-Broadway musical (which itself was based on the extremely cheap 1960 Roger Corman production), Little Shop follows Seymour Krelborn (Rick Moranis), a nebbish nobody of a man that lives/works in a rundown New York flower shop. Between constantly being nagged by his nervous wreck of a boss Mr. Mushnik (Vincent Gardenia) and the lowly existence of living in the dead end that is Skid Row,... 

The Innkeepers [DVD Review]

The Innkeepers [DVD Review]
The modern horror movie scene is awash with films full of incessant gore, torture porn, and jump-in-your-seat moments. Ti West’s The Innkeepers doesn’t fall into any of those categories. The tale of the last weekend at a century-old hotel, seen through the eyes of the inn’s last two employees, the film relies more on solid character development and atmosphere than cheap thrills. Luke (Pat Healy)... 

Senna [DVD Review]

Senna [DVD Review]
Race car driving is a sport unlike any other. The athlete relies upon a piece of machinery instead of their own body to reach the finish line. While drivers have a fair amount of athleticism, their success is more often determined by their willingness to take risks and anticipate the movements of their competitors. The most popular form of race car driving in the world is Formula One. Ayrton Senna,... 

Project Nim [DVD Review]

Project Nim [DVD Review]
It seems to be kismet that two films centering on the exploration of the primate psyche were released in the same year. Both Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Project Nim feature one of the various species being raised as a human being, isolated from their fellow creatures. They are both taught to communicate with humans using sign language, building a bridge of language which would eventually be... 

50/50 [DVD Review]

50/50 [DVD Review]
As much as the trailer for 50/50 looked interesting, I was wary about watching Seth Rogen do another movie where he plays friend to someone who is dying of some disease. After all, we already saw him do that for Judd Apatow in Funny People and, well, it wasn’t that funny. The fact that 50/50 is produced by Rogen and is based on the story of his own friend wasn’t enough to convince me and so I wound... 

The Guard [DVD Review]

The Guard [DVD Review]
The Guard starts with local Irish police sergeant (or “Garda” so as to fit the title) Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson) going through his normal routine: investigating crime, making idol chit chat with the citizens who respect him, and pilfering drug evidence for himself. You know, the usual stuff. Suddenly, things heat up when a string of murders lead to an international drug smuggling ring. Thus... 

Boardwalk Empire – Season 1 [DVD Review]

Boardwalk Empire - Season 1 [DVD Review]
At long last, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire arrives on DVD. The saga of Enoch “Nucky” Thompson (Steve Buscemi), debonair politician/outlaw and king of Atlantic City in the 1920’s. The pilot, directed by Martin Scorsese, opens on the eve of Prohibition, as party goers everywhere mourn the loss of sweet alcohol and a new era of bootlegging and rum running begins. Nucky’s right hand man and surrogate... 

A Better Life [DVD]

A Better Life [DVD]
A Better Life, directed by Chris Weitz, follows an illegal immigrant from Mexico, played by Demian Bichir, as he works off the books tending lawns, planting hedges, and performing maintenance around the richest houses in Los Angeles, California. When Carlos leaves work and drifts toward the poverty line and below it, he arrives home to his son Luis, played by Jose Julian, who wants nothing more than... 

Unknown [Blu-ray Review]

Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) takes on his own memory in the film Unknown after a car accident in Berlin leaves him in a coma for four days. When he wakes, only certain details of his life are clear. He rushes to find his wife, played by January Jones, at their hotel to quickly discover that she not only acts as though she’s never seen him before, but also brings her husband, Dr. Martin Harris... 

Bananas!* [DVD Review]

Bananas!* is a controversial true story which follows the David and Goliath battle between the Dole Food Company and many of their former employees in Nicaragua. These former employees claim that they have suffered various ailments, including cancers, kidney failure and sterility, due to contact with a harmful pesticide which was used in the banana groves where they worked for years. Nemagon, one of... 
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