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Review: Gasland (DVD/BR)

The Review:  I have always been a big fan of documentaries.   From films like Full Title Boogie & The Hamster Factor about the process of filmmaking to others like Fahrenheit 911 & Inside Job than inform political & social economical movements or events… give me a good documentary and I am a happy …

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Lovelace: A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Lovelace isn’t Boogie Nights. In fact it’s only just a step up from a Hallmark movie of the week, which is a shame because at it’s core is a solid and often brave performance from Amanda Seyfried but she’s let down by a one sided story, flat …

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Review: Oldboy 2013 (DVD/BR)

The Review: This unnecessary remake stars Josh Brolin as a man locked away for twenty years with seemingly no reason, before being released and hooking up with a nurse to find out why the perpetrators imprisoned him. If you’ve seen the original, then you know the rest – and you know …

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Dirty Wars: A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Dirty Wars is an interesting documentary, hobbled by the the “look at me” focus by writer and story teller  Jeremy Scahill. It’s not that he’s bad per say, he just get’s in the way of what is a much more interesting story.  That said at times this …

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Safety Not Guaranteed : A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Safety Not Guaranteed is a sweet, charming romantic science fiction comedy with excellent central performances, good direction and a story just quirky enough to pay off for everyone involved.  Special mention must go to leads Mark Duplass & Aubrey Plaza whose chemistry fizzles out the screen. …

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Review: WWE TLC 2013 (DVD/BR)

The Review: The final of what has been in the main a very good WWE PPV year. So we are initially promised the title unification match of champion vs champion to create the WWE World Heavyweight title. Strangely this has been billed as the history making title unification match, never seen …

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Review: Philomena (DVD/BR)

The Review: Of all the films I missed last year during time of theatrical release, the one I most regret not getting around to was Philomena. I’ve now had the opportunity to catch it – and now, the regret is slightly stronger. Director Stephen Frears and co-writer/producer/star Steve Coogan have produced, …

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