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DVD Reviews: 'It Happened Here' / 'Bottoms Up' / 'Knifed Up'

7/28/2015 11:00am EDT
DVD Reviews: 'It Happened Here' / 'Bottoms Up' / 'Knifed Up'
The folks at Cinedigm Home Entertainment are going a little documentary crazy and we’re throwing three of their latest selections in one article just to keep up! So below check out reviews of "It Happened Here: Stories of Sexual Assault on Campus," "Bottoms Up: Rise of the Backside" and "Knifed Up: The Evolution of Cosmetic Surgery" all out on August 18 on DVD!

Title: "It Happened Here"

Grade: 4

Director: Lisa F. Jackson

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 75 minutes

Release Company: Cinedigm Home Entertainment

Website: www.cinedigmentertainment.com

The Flick: Where Kirby Dick’s doc o...
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DVD Review: 'The Summit' - Worth The Money?

7/22/2015 10:00am EDT
DVD Review: 'The Summit'
Ready for another tale of viral outbreak? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD miniseries "The Summit" out now from Mill Creek Home Entertainment. We see if the outbreak proves entertaining below!

Title: "The Summit"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Bruce Greenwood, James Purefoy, Rachelle Lefevre

Director: Nick Copus

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 179 minutes

Release Company: Mill Creek Home Entertainment

Website: www.millcreek.com

The Flick: Very well weaved for an almost three hour miniseries, "The Summit" is a familiar subject held together by some engaging actors. Meaning the ...
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Interview: The Dynamic Duo Behind The Doc 'An Honest Liar'

7/16/2015 11:00am EDT
Interview: The Dynamic Duo Behind The Doc 'An Honest Liar' Share
It’s no secret to anyone who read my recent glowing five-star review (click HERE) of the documentary "An Honest Liar" about showman James 'The Amazing' Randi that it's one of the best films of the year. Mixing a magician’s history with a long career debunking those who use the craft to prey on the weak and topping it off with a personal story of hidden truths, "An Honest Liar" is a rare treat indeed – a doc that doesn’t disappoint and delivers. With its arrival on various digital formats (iTunes, Vimeo on Demand, Amazon and Google Play) as well as DVD & Blu-ray with tons of bonus extras, ...
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Blu-ray Reviews: 'No Good Deed' / 'Fire Birds'

7/14/2015 11:00am EDT
Blu-ray Reviews: 'No Good Deed' / 'Fire Birds'
The movie minded folks over at Mill Creek Entertainment are resurrecting cinematic oldies for your viewing pleasure including thrillers both on and off the ground. We’re checking out "No Good Deed" and "Fire Birds" both out now from Mill Creek Home Entertainment. We see if these are both thrilling so many years later below!

Title: "No Good Deed"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Milla Jovovich, Stellan Skarsgard

Director: Bob Rafelson

Rating: R

Runtime: 98 minutes

Release Company: Mill Creek Home Entertainment

Website: www.millcreekent.com

The Flick: Strangely I never s...
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DVD Review: ''71' - Worth The Money?

7/6/2015 10:10am EDT
DVD Review: ''71'
Ready to get caught on the wrong side of the tracks after dark? We’re checking out the new to DVD flick "’71" out July 7 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We see if one can survive a night of being hunted below!

Title: "‘71"

Grade: 4

Cast: Jack O’Connell, Paul Anderson, Sean Harris

Director: Yann Demange

Rating: R

Runtime: 99 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: Directed, written and ultimately acted well, "’71" is a fine piece of dramatic film work. Featuring by a captivating turn by lead man Jack O’Connell as a ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'It Follows' - Worth The Money?

7/2/2015 10:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'It Follows'
Ready to be followed by the unknown? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "It Follows" out July 14 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. We see if this flick is indeed the ‘best horror film in over a decade’ below!

Title: "It Follows"

Grade: 3

Cast: Maika Monroe, Kier Gilchrist, Jake Weary

Director: David Robert Mitchell

Rating: R

Runtime: 100 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay Home Entertainment

Website: www.anchorbayent.com

The Flick: "It Follows" as a film has some great contributions to the horror genre – it also has some not so great. On the plus side th...
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Blu-ray Review: 'I, Madman' - Worth The Money?

6/29/2015 12:00pm EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'I, Madman'
Ready to read some pulp fiction all over again? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "I, Madman" out July 21 from Scream Factory the genre division of Shout! Factory. We see if the it reads as good the second time around below!

Title: "I, Madman"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Jenny Wright, Clayton Rohner, Randall William Cook

Director: Tibor Takacs

Rating: R

Runtime: 89 minutes

Release Company: Shout! Factory Home Entertainment

Website: www.shoutfactory.com

The Flick: A pure product of 80’s horror culture, there are both good things that hold up and bad ones that do...
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DVD Review: 'Awaken' - Worth The Money?

6/29/2015 11:00am EDT
DVD Review: 'Awaken'
If you woke up on an island stranded with strangers what would you do? We’re gonna find out when we check out the new to DVD flick "Awaken" out July 7 from Arc Home Entertainment. We see what sights are in store on the island below!

Title: "Awaken"

Grade: 3

Cast: Natalie Burn, Jason London, Daryl Hannah

Director: Mark Atkins

Rating: R

Runtime: 89 minutes

Release Company: Arc Home Entertainment

Website: www.arc-ent.com

The Flick: As a film "Awaken" takes as many B-movie actors as it can and fills the movie with them and surprisingly as a result it’s a good watch. Meaning ev...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Kill Me Three Times' - Worth The Money?

6/29/2015 10:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Kill Me Three Times'
Ready to be killed more than once? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Kill Me Three Times" out July 7 from Magnolia Home Entertainment. We see if simple Simon can light a fire under this one in the review below!

Title: "Kill Me Three Times"

Grade: 3

Cast: Simon Pegg, Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer

Director: Kriv Stenders

Rating: R

Runtime: 90 minutes

Release Company: Magnolia Home Entertainment

Website: www.magnetreleasing.com/killmethreetimes

The Flick: Mix a little slapstick, some Simon Pegg goofiness (and seriousness!) and some "Jackie Brown"-esk editing ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Town That Dreaded Sundown' (2015)

6/26/2015 11:00am EDT
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Ready to find some fear again in Texarkana? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray updated chiller "The Town That Dreaded Sundown" out July 7 from RLJ Home Entertainment. We see if the scare factor is warranted below!

Title: "The Town That Dreaded Sundown"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Addison Timlin, Anthony Anderson, Gary Cole

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Rating: R

Runtime: 86 minutes

Release Company: RLJ Home Entertainment

Website: www.us.RLJEntertainment.com

The Flick: Not so much a remake as a nod and wink to the first film, this horror homage is one fine flick. Dire...
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