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Creed: Blu-ray Review

Review by Robert T. Trate Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad Directed by: Ryan Coogler Written by: Ryan Coogler (screenplay), Aaron Covington (screenplay), Sylvester Stallone (characters) Running time: 133 minutes Year of release: 2015 Rating:  PG-13 Sometimes it takes perspective, time and a whole new generation to tell the next installment. Who else would be willing to tackle the …

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Movie Review: Eddie the Eagle

Review by Rob Vaux Starring: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Jo Hartley, Keith Allen, and Iris Berben Directed by: Dexter Fletcher Running time: 105 Minutes Year of release: 2016 You’ve seen Eddie the Eagle before in numerous different films. It’s not out to break the plucky-sports-underdog-makes-good formula, and sticks to script so closely that you never doubt where it’s going or when its …

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Today in Movie History: February 25

We’re starting with the movie that doesn’t make my stomach turn: The Lady Eve, Preston Sturges’ delightful comedy about a slick con artist (Barbara Stanwyck) who falls for an earnest (and rich) snake expert (Henry Fonda) onboard an ocean cruise. It’s a high point for all involved, but it’s Stanwyck who dominates with a comedic performance for the ages. It …

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Trumbo Blu-Ray Review

Review by Robert T. Trate Starring: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Michael Stuhlbarg, David James Elliott, Louis C.K., John Goodman, Elle Fanning, Stephen Root Directed by: Jay Roach Running time: 124 minutes Year of release: 2015 Rating: R For this critic, there is nothing better than a movie about the making of movies. I am not talking about documentaries. Too often, …

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The Kid Criterion Collection Blu-Ray Review

Review by Robert T. Trate Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Coogan, Edna Purviance, Carl Miller Directed by: Charlie Chaplin Running time: 53 minutes Year of release: 1921 Rating: NR  Spine #799 When the Kid (Jackie Coogan) reaches out for the Tramp (Charlie Chaplin), as he is about to be taken away to an orphanage, you can feel it. There is something magical that …

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The Undesirable: Blu-Ray Review

Review by Robert T. Trate Starring: Lili Berky, Victor Varconi, Mari Jászai Directed by: Michael Curtiz Running time: 66 minutes Year of release: 1914 Rating: NR For those of us that truly love film, we often look back at our favorite directors. This is usually done because it is easier to dive into a director’s filmography instead of patiently waiting for …

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Let There Be Light: John Huston’s Wartime Documentaries Blu-ray Review

Review by Robert T. Trate Starring: James Stewart, Walter Huston Directed by: John Huston Running time: 281 minutes Year of release: 1942-1946 Rating: NR World War II documentaries are certainly nothing new. The era has been examined over and over again as a turning point in not just the American Culture, but in shaping the world. There are so many now, that …