Posts Tagged ‘blu ray’

u turn

Some of the best movies exceed due to leaving their audiences with some sort of feeling. U-Turn leaves one feeling “all hot and sweaty,” and that’s not in a good way. In an early scene when we first meet Grace (played by Jennifer Lopez), she teases Bobby (Sean Penn), knowing she’s definitely up to no good, but he is curious what she has to offer. This is the same way one feels about watching U-Turn. (more…)

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Dark City

Dark City

Back in February of 1998, my dad dropped me off at a movie theater and said he would pick me up in two hours. I had first heard of Dark City on a TV show on E! that introduced movie trailers for a half hour block. I thought it looked strange, with not much light and I don’t recall any dialogue in the trailer. I loved the trailer so much, I checked the TV guide magazine we got in the mail every month to see when the show was re-airing so I could record the trailer onto a VHS (this was way before the days of Youtube). (more…)

Amy from "Gone Girl," gazing lovingly at her husband. Right?

Amy from “Gone Girl,” gazing lovingly at her husband. Right?

I want to be upfront and mention that the following piece will contain spoilers from both the book and film versions of Gone Girl and the HBO series Six Feet Under. If you haven’t seen either (especially Gone Girl), then stop reading now. (more…)

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I was 19 when I first saw Mysterious Skin. I saw the cover of the DVD at the video store and all I knew was that it dealt with two boys who share a traumatic past that lead them into two completely different paths and that it starred Joseph Gordon-Levitt. (more…)

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I wrote a “my top movies of 2014” before I watched Snowpiercer. If I had seen it before, then I will have definitely found a spot for it on my list. I have watched it twice now (3 times if you include the commentary track), watched all the special features on the two disc blu-ray set (that can be purchased here) and I’m still interested. The plot centers on a train that carries the only survivors of a post apocalyptic ice age. The train is divided by class and a revolt begins after 17 years for change.  (more…)