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Two darkly comic indie films make their way to Blu-ray from IFC and Drafthouse Films, one steeped in bizarre magical realism and the other a downward spiral in a blue-collar neighborhood.


Writer/director Andrew Levitas delivers an inconsistent story of a young man dealing with his father’s decision to give up his struggle with cancer.


Turbo is a cute, fun, and mostly entertaining 96-minute story about chasing impossible dreams and the complicated relationships between brothers that’s likely to please — but not wow — the whole family.


Tom Cruise’s ‘Jack Reacher’ is a well-plotted mystery thriller filled with tough-guy talk, a simmering romance, and exciting action. But along the way to becoming the fun, disposable piece of Hollywood trash that it is, it has a scene or two that may turn the stomachs of those still reeling from the tragic school shooting last week.

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It’s another week at the Scene-Stealers podcast and this week we’re discussing Killing Them Softly, Anna Karenina and Miami Connection – let’s not talk about Jack And Diane. Actually, we will, but it’s a figure of speech. Just listen to it. Subscribe to The Scene-Stealers Podcast on iTunes or our RSS.


It’s been five years since writer/director Andrew Dominik made The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford. And like that film, his newest offering, Killing Them Softly, is an allegory for the times we live in, and will likely be seen by no one. It’s also one of the best films of the year.


Two movies new out on Blu-ray and DVD are being marketed as adult dramas, but one is just a little more adult than the other.


Despite all its ironic detachment—’The Cabin in the Woods’ has tons of laughs, some truly jaw-dropping moments and a couple scenes of unexpected poignancy that make it more than a parody movie.


Movie Review: Let Me In

by Eric Melin on September 24, 2010

in Print Reviews

Where the spooky Swedish film “Let the Right One In” was set (like John Ajvide Lindqvist‘s novel) in an economically depressed apartment complex in early-80s Stockholm, the American remake “Let Me In” paints a similarly bleak picture, taking place in dreary suburban Los Alamos, New Mexico in 1983. Writer/director Matt Reeves (“Cloverfield”) goes further with […]