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A Star Is Born Blu-Ray Digibook Review And Giveaway

6 March 2013 12:59 PM, PST

The story we can’t get enough of (cleaned up and sans addiction for The Artist) is back again with a new “digibook” Blu-Ray release of the Kristofferson/Streisand effort A Star is Born. Not the story’s best telling, even among films that share the name, this one nevertheless has its place in cinematic history for Streisand’s vocals alone.

The film centers around the music scene in this go, and Kristofferson is the aging rock star who finds himself at a point where he has more ego than tangible excuses to boost it, when he stumbles upon Streisand performing in a lounge act with little hope of going anywhere.

The two fall for each other, and we basically get the exact game we figure we will. He pushes her into the limelight, though unable to stay there himself, and she hopes to save him from his vices, etc. »

- Marc Eastman

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Ru? Instant Reaction Review Podcast Ep. 45 – Warm Bodies

5 March 2013 9:35 AM, PST

Warm Bodies surprised us, not that it managed to coalesce enough to really push up in the ratings, but we went in with pretty low expectations. The most important thing about the film was probably the degree to which it let us down by having the tools and not capitalizing on them – something that we’ll repeat when we get to Nicholas Hoult‘s next movie.

Still, we had fun, mostly, and it was entertaining enough. Most of our complaints were along the lines of how it could have, and should have, been better, as opposed to just that it went in a garbage direction, so it’s got that going for it.

Something about it makes me hope for interesting things on the home release, which is more than you can say for a lot of three star films. What that comes down to, I suppose, is that we recommend it, »

- Marc Eastman

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Disconnect Trailer – Possibly As Unsettling As The Film Itself

4 March 2013 4:27 PM, PST

Disconnect is hitting on April 12th, and the trailer hopes to pull you in by showcasing the multi-arc plot’s “modern life” elements. From identity theft to cyberbullying, the film (apparently) brings the worst the internet age has to offer to the forefront of a modern era thriller. In the end, possibly an ironic confrontation between the problems of a “connected” life and/or society and the similarly “all too quick to move forward” cinematic zeitgeist, Disconnect may end up lost in its own struggle.

Be that as it may, the trailer certainly delivers a certain level of tension on its own, cramming more into its runtime than you’d expect given the current trend of trying to sell suspense by delivering little to no actual information.

With an interesting cast, and (apparently) a host of issues that are hot button topics, this one looks well worth a closer inspection. »

- Marc Eastman

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The Sessions Blu-Ray Review

4 March 2013 12:33 PM, PST

Based on a true story, The Sessions is the autobiographical account of Mark O’Brien’s experience with a sex surrogate brought to the screen. That might be enough to work a film out of, actually, but Mark has spent the majority of his 38 years in an iron lung. Stricken by polio in his youth, he can only move his head, and not all that much. Without a lot of opportunities, Mark has nevertheless made the best of his situation, graduating from Berkeley, and managing some success as a poet and writer.

We join Mark as he finally comes to the breaking point in the sexuality department. Capable beyond comprehension in certain ways, there are some opportunities that are not beating a path to the iron lung. It isn’t that he hasn’t thought about it quite regularly, and it’s no wonder given the intimate contact he has with his caregivers, »

- Marc Eastman

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