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‘mother!’ Sweepstakes: Enter to Win a Copy of 2017’s Most Audacious Film

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‘mother!’ Sweepstakes: Enter to Win a Copy of 2017’s Most Audacious Film
As 2017 comes to a close, Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!” remains one of the year’s most talked about films. While Aronofsky remained tight-lipped about the film’s plot prior to release, the film’s star, Jennifer Lawrence, admitted that she went to a dark place for the film and had hyperventilated so much during filming that she dislocated a rib. Upon release, it became easy to see why, as “mother!” pulls no punches, and remains one of 2017’s most shocking and daring pieces of cinema.

On December 19, “mother!” is coming to 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs, which includes over 35 minutes of bonus content, which highlight the film’s incredible special effects makeup and feature Aronofsky and cast discussing the film’s production and its shocking finale.

Read More:‘mother!’ Review: Darren Aronofsky’s Audacious and Rich Cinematic Allegory Is His Most Daring Film Yet

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Review: "The Big Knife" (1955) Starring Jack Palance And Ida Lupino; Blu-ray Special Edition From Arrow

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By John M. Whalen

In 1988 Oscar-winning screenwriter Stirling Silliphant (“In the Heat of the Night”, “The Poseidon Adventure”) got fed up with what he called “the eel pit of Hollywood,” and moved to Thailand to start a new life. According to the La Times, he’d grown tired of the power plays, the egos, the hypocrisy and the dictum that homage must be paid to the box office. He left and never came back.

Hollywood has always had its dark side-- just read “Hollywood Babylon.” Silliphant’s “eel pit” was never a more apt description than when, a few years later in 2015, the film industry was rocked by WikiLeaks release of some really nasty Sony emails that gave a glimpse into what powerful producers and studio execs really thought of some of their stars. Scott Rudin called Angelina Jolie a “minimally talented spoiled brat.” Clint Culpepper called Kevin Hart “a whore,
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‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Blu-Ray Review: More Simple Animatronic Fights In Fifth Installment

Transformers films have been known for their bombastic fight sequences between gargantuan robots dubbed Autobots and Decepticons that can morph into all sorts of cool gear: cars, trucks, and other machinery. Transformers: The Last Knight Blu-Ray Review The Last Knight, the fifth movie in the franchise based on Hasbro’s toys that began appearing in the 1980s, brings […]

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 3 Episode 9 Review – ‘Beebo the God of War’

Jessie Robertson reviews the ninth episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow season 3…

I’m always, always so astonished at how much Legends fits into an hour episode, when so much of it borders on the absurd. And yet it seems to work nearly every time out.

If you predicted one episode in the work pool on how long it would take the Legends to undo Martin’s death, or at least attempt to, you win the money! Jax is struggling, heck all of the crew is struggling but when a young Martin Stein gets sucked through time during a Black Friday sale looking for the hottest toy on the market in 1992, a talking doll named Beebo, Jax sees this as his opportunity to try and get him back by writing a letter (thanks Zari) to tell him of his death in the future. It doesn’t work of course
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Review: "Dimension 5" (1966) Starring Jeffrey Hunter And Harold Sakata; Kino Lorber Blu-ray Special Edition

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By Hank Reineke

As one might expect from any 1960’s James Bond pastiche, an assortment of cool spy gadgetry is on display in Franklin Adreon’s Dimension 5 (1966): microchips secreted in the rear compartment of a Bulova wristwatch, a poison dart firing pen, an exploding briefcase, and a cool bullet-firing point-and-shoot 35mm camera. If that’s not enough – and with possible exception of the invisible car from Die Another Day (2002) - Dimension 5 offers us one of the more ridiculous and dubious items found in any secret agent arsenal… a “time-convertor” belt.

We’re first introduced to this device during the film’s mildly exciting pre-credits sequence. In the first few minutes we’re treated to what one expects from a nifty ‘60s spy thriller: a bit of a car chase, a surprising punch-to-the mouth of a double-crossing Asian villainess and a swooping helicopter rescue. What we do not
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‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ 3D Blu-ray Review

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Review by Matthew Turner

Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick, Joe Morton, Earl Boen, Jenette Goldstein, Xander Berkeley | Written by James Cameron, William Wisher Jr. | Directed by James Cameron

Twenty-six years after it blasted onto screens in the summer of 1991, James Cameron’s smash-hit Terminator sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day has been given an immaculate clean-up and 3D conversion treatment for this missed-it-by-a-year anniversary release. Supervised by Cameron himself, the newly tweaked 3D effects are reason enough to see the film again, but does it still hold up after all this time? The short answer is yes. Yes, it does.

The plot, in case you somehow needed reminding, picks up ten years after the events of 1984′s The Terminator, with Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) locked up in an asylum, muttering about an imminent apocalypse, and future resistance leader John Connor (Edward Furlong) still just a snarky ten
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Movie Review – Una (2017)

Una, 2017.

Directed by Benedict Andrews.

Starring Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn, Ruby Stokes, Riz Ahmed, Tobias Menzies, Natasha Little, and Tara Fitzgerald.

Synopsis:

A woman confronts an older man, her former neighbor, to find out why he abandoned her after they had a sexual relationship.

The premise of Una is enough on its own to safely say that it’s going to be an uncomfortable, challenging, and possibly upsetting watch (especially considering the current climate of society where every day a few more celebrities or noteworthy public personas are being outed as sex offenders), but it’s worth rolling through every mixed feeling thanks to the electric chemistry on display from the always fearless Rooney Mara (Carol, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and the severely underrated Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Bloodline). Together, they are able to provide layers to the troubling past and present of their characters that,
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Speechless Season 2 Episode 8 Review: “B-i-Bikini U-n- University”

In this Week’s Episode of Speechless Jj lies about wanting to tour a college in order to be in a movie. Dylan tries to keep having a pet snake a secret and Ray attempts to throw a party while the rest of the family is out of town. This episode opens with Kenneth calling a family meeting because Jj hasn’t written his essay to apply to Colleges. Jj eventually says that he wants to tour a school six hours away for Engineering. Maya and Jimmy agree to go. Meanwhile Dylan asks Maya and Jimmy If she can have

Speechless Season 2 Episode 8 Review: “B-i-Bikini U-n- University”
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The Flash Season 4 Episode 8 Review – ‘Crisis on Earth-x – Part 3’

Jessie Robertson reviews the eighth episode of The Flash season 4…

Part 3 is where it’s at. This show had intrigue, drama and action galore. It’s not very Flash-focused, but that’s okay. In Part 3 we meet the resistance to the Nazi regime, right as our heroes are about to be executed by Lance’s doppelgänger, a Nazi general in an extremely intense and frightening scene, not like a typical CW show.

Saving our heroes is Lenny Snart, aka Citizen Cold! Anytime Wentworth Miller shows up, it’s a good episode. Citizen Cold (a great character from the Flashpoint universe) is not near as smarmy as his Earth-One counterpart but he’s still a delight to watch. He’s also involved on this Earth, with Ray Terrill aka The Ray, who’s a big DC Comics hero never before introduced. They have been fighting these Nazi’s on Earth X
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Home Entertainment: ‘Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets’ 4K Uhd Blu-Ray Review

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets arrived in cinemas during the summer and sadly didn’t quite hold up to the hype that had been built. This happens a lot with tent-pole titles, especially those directed by an established director, and can kill a film before its even reached the screen. It happened with the Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending, and this year it sadly happened with Luc Besson’s Valerian.

It may have failed to set the box-office alight, but Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets has all the ingredients to be a success on home entertainment platforms. It’s a science-fiction action adventure – a genre that tends to convert well at home – it’s directed by Luc Besson and had mixed reviews, meaning that whilst many didn’t want to risk a wasted trip to the cinema, they are still curious to see just what the film is like.
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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 3 Episode 7 Review – ‘Welcome to the Jungle’

Jessie Robertson reviews the seventh episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow season 3…

In my opinion, any episode with Grodd in it is a win and a good episode – and make no mistake, this episode was ambitious as hell and I have to sort of applaud just on the sheer audacity of all the issues it tries to tackle here, but I’m not convinced (even in my tired as hell state) that it all worked.

Grodd as an allegory for the perils of war? Nate “Going All Dr. Phil on your Ass” with Rory? Martin convening his own council this week, ala The Flash? Yep, all this and more. So, Grodd was the anachronism this week and he’s in Vietnam. But, instead of just being a Predator-like monster (and yes, Nate did give Rory the alias “Schwarzenegger”) he does what Grodd does: he establishes a group of followers.
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TV Families To Be Thankful For This Holiday Season

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TV Families To Be Thankful For This Holiday Season
In this digital age of infinite screens and streams is an opportunity for liberation: Specifically, liberation from the families that we did not have the luxury of choosing. In 2017, Netflix and other platforms have been kind when it comes to giving us a glimpse at perhaps preferable family lives. So this Thanksgiving, it’s time we give thanks to the TV families who’ve been there for us no matter what — because, you know, they’re fictional.

The Byers (“Stranger Things”)

Despite the bloodthirsty monsters and suffocating slime, “Stranger Things” is all about the power of family. The writers kept their focus on the relationships between friends and family, and the extent that people endure in order to protect the ones they love. The Byers may not have the best luck in the world, but through every strange twist and turn they never once turned their backs on each other.
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Children Of The Corn (1984) The Arrow Blu Review

Review by Roger Carpenter

Stephen King films can be a mixed bag. For every really good film adaptation (Carrie; The Shining; Misery) there’s a bad one (Maximum Overdrive; Graveyard Shift; The Dark Tower). There are also a whole slew of Stephen King films that fall somewhere in the middle. I think Children of the Corn is one of the films that falls squarely in the middle of the pack.

There are some real strengths in the film. It has some genuine star quality, with soon-to-be action star Linda Hamilton (The Terminator) and TV heartthrob Peter Horton (Thirtysomething) starring as married couple Burt and Vicky, who become stranded in a town filled only with murderous, brainwashed children. The children are led by Isaac (John Franklin), who has a direct connection with an evil entity the children worship called He Who Walks Behind the Rows, and Malachai (Courtney Gains), Isaac’s mean-spirited enforcer.
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Review: "Cannon For Cordoba" (1970) Starring George Peppard; Kino Lorber Blu-ray Release

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By Fred Blosser

Cannon for Cordoba,” a 1970 film produced by Vincent M. Fennelly for the Mirisch Corporation, written by Stephen Kandel, directed by Paul Wendkos, and distributed by United Artists, has been released by Kino Lorber Studio Classics in an attractive new Blu-ray edition. In the movie, U.S. Army Captain Rod Douglas (George Peppard) leads a three-man team across the Mexican Border in 1916. Douglas has been assigned to gather intelligence on a predatory rebel general, Cordoba (Raf Vallone), who has confiscated American-owned property in Mexico. Wealthy U.S. ranchers and politicians are demanding that the Army secure the border with troops (an outcry for a $70 billion wall would have to wait another hundred years). After Douglas’ team enters Mexico, one of the trio, Adam, is captured and tortured to death by Cordoba’s troops. Douglas and the third ranger, Jackson (Don Gordon), escape to warn Gen. Pershing (John Russell
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Speechless Season 2 Episode 7 Review: “B-r-i–British I-n-v– Invasion”

On this Week’s Episode of Speechless Maya’s Mother comes to town causing her to try and make everything perfect and Kenny reconnects with his father. The episode opens with Maya doing a Thanksgiving rehearsal dinner with the family and Taylor so that everything is perfect when her mother arrives. Jimmy isn’t taking Thanksgiving rehearsal seriously and says he hates how Maya changes when her mother is around. Maya assigns Jimmy and each of the kids something to do to prepare for her mother’s arrival. The only one to finish their assignment is Ray. So that they don’t

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Blood Feast – The Arrow Video Blu Review

Review by Roger Carpenter

If you are a horror movie aficionado then no introduction is needed for Blood Feast, nor to the films of Herschel Gordon Lewis in general. But just in case you’ve never heard of this pioneering no-budget epic, here’s a quick synopsis. Blood Feast is the story of an Egyptian caterer, Fuad Ramses, who is into the dark arts and has a need for human body parts. It just so happens a series of gruesome killings of young women around town are occurring. Detective Thornton, along with the help of the beautiful and unwitting Suzette Fremont, try to solve the case before every young co-ed in town disappears. Blood Feast was a sensation when it was first released to the grindhouse/drive-in circuit in 1963. Over the years it became the stuff of legend to horror fans everywhere with Fangoria magazine praising Lewis’ films in its pages,
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‘The Punisher’ Gets Initial Reactions From The World’s Press

Marvel’s The Punisher

Marvel’s The Punisher makes it to Netflix from Friday, though it seems that the world’s press has already had their hands on it and reactions are pretty mixed. Here are some of the initial responses to the new stand-alone.

I’ll have a full review up soon, but now that the embargo has lifted: The Punisher is a major misfire. One of Marvel’s worst Netflix shows. Stop making these 13 episodes long, I beg of you. pic.twitter.com/sFdV0LNOFQ

Chris Evangelista (@cevangelista413) November 13, 2017

Collider had the following to say:

“When these two elements are in alignment, The Punisher is riveting, politically adventurous entertainment, willing to get mired in the complexity of a nation that has come to define itself through the incalculable damage and untold amounts of killings done in the name of peace. When the need to set-up, reiterate or preempt
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Promo images for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 3 Episode 7 – ‘Welcome to the Jungle’

The CW has released a batch of promo images for the seventh episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow season 3, entitled ‘Welcome to the Jungle’; check them out below…

See Also: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 3 Episode 5 Review – ‘Return of the Mack’

Healing From The Past — With Sara (Caity Lotz) out of commission, the team finds a new Anachronism that leads them to the jungles of Vietnam and right in the middle of the war. Ray (Brandon Routh), Amaya (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) and Zari (Tala Ashe) pose as journalists and trek through the jungle when they are lead to time-displaced Gorilla Grodd. Meanwhile, Nate (Nick Zano) and Rory (Dominic Purcell) run into someone Rory knows which give a glimpse into his past.

See Also: Follow all of our DC’s Legends of Tomorrow coverage here

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs on Tuesdays on The CW and on Wednesdays in the UK on Sky One.
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Mario Bava’s Roy Colt And Winchester Jack – The Blu Review

Review by Roger Carpenter

It is arguable exactly when the first so-called spaghetti western was filmed (some critics go all the way back to 1943), but there isn’t much argument about when the genre was popularized, and that was with Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars, released in 1964 and quickly followed by even more commercial success with 1965’s For a Few Dollars More. Of all the Italian film genres, spaghetti westerns may have been the most popular worldwide, and literally hundreds were produced, spawning subgenres like Zapatas (political films that criticized imperialism), gunslingers (featuring bounty hunters), betrayal stories, tragic heroes, and even comedy westerns.

The height of the spaghetti western craze was 1968, with 1969 seeing a marked decrease in these types of films being produced. Even though the cycle lasted well into the 1970’s—and some of the best of the genre were produced during that time—the genre was
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‘Wind River’ Sweepstakes: Enter to Win the Neo-Western Thriller on Blu-ray

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‘Wind River’ Sweepstakes: Enter to Win the Neo-Western Thriller on Blu-ray
One of the biggest surprises of 2016 was “Hell or High Water,” an Oscar dark horse which starred Chris Pine and Jeff Bridges. The film was written by Taylor Sheridan, who also penned the script for Denis Villeneuve’s “Sicario.” Sheridan stepped behind the camera for “Wind River,” a neo-western murder mystery which stars Jeremy Renner as a veteran wildlife officer who teams up with an FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) after the body of an 18-year-old woman turns up on an Indian reservation in Wyoming.

Wind River” has been one of 2017’s highest grossing indies, and Jeremy Renner continues to earn Oscar buzz for his lead performance. To celebrate the Blu-Ray release of “Wind River,” we’ve giving away five Blu-Ray copies of the film to five lucky winners based in the United States.

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