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It is especially baffling when a movie has all the high-end acting talent in the world and still finds a way to shit the bed. Here’s the 10 biggest offenders, from novelist and Scene-Stealers contributor Warren Cantrell.

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Blu-ray picks up the deep reds and blues that populate so many of the shots and displays them in breathtaking high definition. When coupled with the film’s penchant for brutality, the result can be as terrifying as it is alienating.

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I know that there are very few people I could recommend Only God Forgives to, but I believe that it shows excellent craft and intentionality. It has forced me to ponder fruitfully topics I would normally avoid.

Be warned, Only God Forgives is for the emotionally and gastronomically stalwart. It is one of the best films I cannot, with a clear conscience, encourage others to see.

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Nicolas Winding Refn’s newest pairing with Ryan Gosling is a step in the wrong direction.

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We’re back! And by “we,” I mean Eric Melin, Trey Hock, and Trevan McGee. There’s a lot to cover this week including a retroactive review of last week’s Pacific Rim, plus Trey and Trevan talk about Only God Forgives before Eric spills on A Hijacking and The Way, Way Back.

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If you’ve seen the trailer, you are probably expecting an action-based crime thriller where a frustrated local cop (Bradley Cooper) chases down a mysterious motorcycle bandit (Ryan Gosling) who’s been robbing banks. Luckily, there’s a lot more to the movie than that.

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The latest from direct Derek Cianfrance offers a bigger story than expected as what begins as a small-time crime story turns into a mediation on fathers, sons and legacies both intentional and accidental.

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Trevan, Trey and Eric discuss the benefits of itemized deductions and why a Roth IRA just makes sense given the current state of the market before moving on to talk about Danny Boyle’s latest film Trance. Later, Trevan and Eric talk about The Place Beyond The Pines, the latest from director Derek Cianfrance.

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It’s a podcast with one of the best and worst films in recent memory, so don’t miss it.

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With a cast that is solid, a script that is inoffensively simple, and production design that glows with neon saturated colors, there is no reason that ‘Gangster Squad’ should be this bad.

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Out on DVD and Blu-ray this week is ‘Drive,’ one of the best and most surprising movies of 2011, and ‘To Kill A Mockingbird,’ digitally remastered and fully restored from its original 35mm film in a 50th Anniversary presentation.

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If you need a solid political thriller, with acceptably mediocre direction and some great acting, then ‘The Ides of March’ should satisfy.

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Win advance passes to THE IDES OF MARCH starring George Clooney and Ryan Gosling

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Movie Review: Drive

by Trey Hock on September 16, 2011

in Print Reviews

“Drive” is probably gonna piss off a lot of casual movie-goers.

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“Crazy, Stupid, Love” may have one of the lamer and lazier titles given a film this year, but that is exactly the point. This film embraces many of the clichés of sexually driven romantic comedies, but in doing so comments on and critiques them. Just take a scene that occurs in the middle of the [...]

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