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DVD Review: 'Deadbeat - Season One'

August 28th, 2014 10:00am EDT
DVD Review: 'Deadbeat - Season One'
Ready to see a deadbeat help the dead beat it to the light? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD series "Deadbeat – Season One" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We review who can really see the dead below!

Title: "Deadbeat – Season One"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Tyler Labine, Brandon T. Jackson, Cat Deeley

Director: Various

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 220 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

Show Overview: Pretty standard story about a hapless schlep that happens to have the ability to see a dead person that is seriou...
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Mike Epps To Play Richard Pryor In Upcoming Biopic

August 27th, 2014 8:15am EDT
Mike Epps
Director Lee Daniels has confirmed that Mike Epps will be playing Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic about the actor/comedian.

On Sunday, Daniels posted a photo of himself, Oprah Winfrey and Epps on Instagram with the caption: "and we're off... Get ready y'all for #richardpryor @eppsie @oprah."

Pryor, 65, died in 2005 following a heart attack and battling multiple sclerosis for many years. He is known for his stand-up comedy and films such as "Blazing Saddles," "Stir Crazy," "Brewster's Millions" and "The Toy."

It had been rumored that "America's Got Talent" host Nick Cannon would lan...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Muppets Most Wanted'

August 26th, 2014 12:10pm EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Muppets Most Wanted'
Can Kermit survive...jail time? We’re gonna find out as we check out the new to Blu-ray film "Muppets Most Wanted" out now from Disney Home Entertainment. We review where this one fits on the Muppet strings scale below!

Title: "Muppets Most Wanted"

Grade: 1 1/2

Cast: Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey

Director: James Bobin

Rating: PG

Runtime: 124 minutes

Release Company: Disney Home Entertainment

Website: www.DisneyBluray.com

The Flick: Having been a big fan of the last heart filled outing "The Muppets" with Jason Segal, this one felt like a total kneecapping. Horrible, u...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Filth'

August 26th, 2014 11:10am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Filth'
Ready to see James McAvoy get some dirty deeds done dirt cheap? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Filth" out now from Magnolia Home Entertainment. We review the good in being bad below.

Title: "Filth"

Grade: 4

Cast: James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan

Director: Jon S. Baird

Rating: R

Runtime: 98 minutes

Release Company: Magnolia Home Entertainment

Website: www.magpictures.com

The Flick: I said it in the theatrical review and I’ll say it again – there is some dirty good fun to be had within "Filth." Taking a page out of the "Trainspotting" book of ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'I'll Follow You Down'

August 26th, 2014 10:10am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'I'll Follow You Down'
If you could right a wrong via time travel, would you? Thus is the premise of the new to Blu-ray sci-fi mind twister "I’ll Follow You Down" out now from Well Go USA Entertainment. We review the life changing options below.

Title: "I’ll Follow You Down"

Grade: 3

Cast: Haley Joel Osment, Gillian Anderson, Victor Garber

Director: Richie Mehta

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 93 minutes

Release Company: Well Go USA Entertainment

Website: www.wellgousa.com

The Flick: As a story premise, "I’ll Follow You Down" is quite notable. Husband/father disappears, leaving behind odd clues about...
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'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Is Officially The Summer's Highest Grossing Film

August 25th, 2014 3:25pm EDT
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians Of The Galaxy made a comeback at the box office this weekend, earning the number-one spot four weeks afer its release. The film is now officially the highest-grossing movie of the summer.

The superhero flick, which stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel, earned $17.6 million, for a grand total of $251.9 million. It debuted in theaters on Aug. 1 and dropped a slot after "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" took the top slot for two weeks in a row.

However, this weekend TMNT dropped to second place with $16.8 million, while Chloe Grace Moretz's drama "If I Stay" debuted with $16....
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'If I Stay' Squanders a Chance to Explore the Place Between Life and Death

August 25th, 2014 11:20am EDT
'If I Stay' Squanders a Chance to Explore the Place Between Life
R.J. Cutler’s teen drama If I Stay has the pretentiousness you’d expect from a movie about people from Portland, Oregon. That’s because it embodies the holier-than-thou Portland attitude frequently skewered on the hilarious show Portlandia. Since If I Stay shares this arrogant mindset, it’s hard to watch it without laughing, especially when the lead character grapples with insignificant problems instead of serious ones.

Mia Hall (Chlöe Grace Moretz) is a talented cellist caught between worlds. She doesn’t fit in with her peers, but she doesn’t identify with her family either. Things chang...
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'Sin City' Sequel Is A Box Office Bomb, 'Guardians' Regains Top Spot

August 25th, 2014 8:46am EDT
Sin City A Dame To Kill For
Frank Miller's "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" debuted at a disappointing eighth place at the weekend box office. The film, starring Jessica Alba and directed by Robert Rodriguez, made only $6.4 million.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Erik Lomis, head of distribution for the Weinstein Co., said. "We're all very disappointed. We weren’t prepared for this level of rejection."

He added of the film's lack of attendance: "The first thing that your gut says is it took too long to get it on the screen. I think when the first one came out it was unique, it was different, it was a really cool ...
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Check Out 'Blended' On DVD, Blu-ray & More Aug. 26

August 23rd, 2014 6:33am EDT
Blended
"Blended" stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore as single parents Jim and Lauren who go on a disastrous blind date. Afterwards, they decide they never want to see each other again.

Things take a turn for the worst when they both sign up separately for a luxurious African safari with their kids, and they are forced to share the same suite.

Joining them on their adventure is Lauren's best friend Jen (Wendi McLendon-Covey) and her ex-husband Mark (Joel McHale).

They also encounter Eddy and Ginger (Kevin Nealon and Jessica Lowe), a sickeningly loved-up couple who are also at the resort. Ter...
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‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ Is Another Fun Outing, But Lacks Creativity

August 23rd, 2014 5:42am EDT
‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ Is Another Fun Outing, But Lacks
If you’ve seen 2005's Sin City, there’s not much that will surprise you about its sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Aside from using 3D and telling two new stories not found in Frank Miller’s pulp comic series, Robert Rodriguez covers almost exactly the same ground he did in his previous movie. There are more subtle differences between A Dame to Kill For and its predecessor, although they’re not positive ones.

A Dame to Kill For’s strongest segment is its opening “Just Another Saturday Night,” because it perfectly captures the comic’s brutal sarcastic tone. This funny tale featuring Mic...
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