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“Goat” – Interview with Andrew Neel

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 25th, 2016 - Interviews

“I think the ‘boys will be boys’ mantra is still alive and well in some corners of society. These hazing rituals still happen, so that expression, boys will be boys, it’s clearly a dangerous one.”

“I think the ‘boys will be boys’ mantra is still alive and well in some corners of society. These hazing rituals still happen, so that expression, boys will be boys, it’s clearly a dangerous one.”

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Goat (2016)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 23rd, 2016 - Movie Reviews

While far from perfect, Neel’s latest is a magnetically compelling ride into the depths of human depravity that feels like an absolute necessity, especially right now. Goat is a movie that needs to be seen, and as hard as it can be to watch here’s hoping audiences take the time do so all the same.

While far from perfect, Neel’s latest is a magnetically compelling ride into the depths of human depravity that feels like an absolute necessity, especially right now. Goat is a movie that needs to be seen, and as hard as it can be to watch here’s hoping audiences take the time do so all the same.

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The Magnificent Seven (2016)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 23rd, 2016 - Movie Reviews

Fuqua, eschewing the overwrought visual theatrics that have handicapped the majority of the films he’s handled, has obviously done his homework, his staging of the various gunfights and action beats bordering on superb.

Fuqua, eschewing the overwrought visual theatrics that have handicapped the majority of the films he’s handled, has obviously done his homework, his staging of the various gunfights and action beats bordering on superb.

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Storks (2016)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 23rd, 2016 - Movie Reviews

Storks worked for me, and even when things looked like they were about to spiral out of control, there was just something about it that kept me interested to see what would happen next. It’s September’s first unforeseen surprise, and even if parents might end up having to answer a few unsettling questions about babies and their origins this is still an animated comedy the entire family should undoubtedly enjoy.

Storks worked for me, and even when things looked like they were about to spiral out of control, there was just something about it that kept me interested to see what would happen next. It’s September’s first unforeseen surprise, and even if parents might end up having to answer a few unsettling questions about babies and their origins this is still an animated comedy the entire family should undoubtedly enjoy.

Chopping Mall (1986)

Chopping Mall (1986) – Vestron Video Collector’s Series

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 20th, 2016 - Blu-ray and DVD

While a definite product of its era, Wynorski and Mitchell’s labor of love has held up remarkably well over the past 30 years, filled with imaginative bits of whimsy and inspiration fans of this sort of thing can’t help but love. Lionsgate kicking of their Vestron Video series with Chopping Mall is a stroke of genius, and if I’m being honest this might actually be one of my absolute favorite Blu-ray releases of the entire year.

While a definite product of its era, Wynorski and Mitchell’s labor of love has held up remarkably well over the past 30 years, filled with imaginative bits of whimsy and inspiration fans of this sort of thing can’t help but love. Lionsgate kicking of their Vestron Video series with Chopping Mall is a stroke of genius, and if I’m being honest this might actually be one of my absolute favorite Blu-ray releases of the entire year.

PHOTO: Lionsgate

Blair Witch (2016)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 15th, 2016 - Movie Reviews

Even if its feet are planted in overly familiar territory, Blair Witch is spectacularly unsettling, its final 30 minutes a crackerjack roller coaster ride of suspenseful thrills and chills that are well worth the price of admission all on their own.

Even if its feet are planted in overly familiar territory, Blair Witch is spectacularly unsettling, its final 30 minutes a crackerjack roller coaster ride of suspenseful thrills and chills that are well worth the price of admission all on their own.

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Snowden (2016)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 14th, 2016 - Movie Reviews

At the same time, the lack of heat, the absence of energy, it ends up making Snowden come across like much less than it should be. I wanted more, and, to put it frankly, with Stone at the helm it’s not too surprising that I was a little disappointed that I didn’t get it.

At the same time, the lack of heat, the absence of energy, it ends up making Snowden come across like much less than it should be. I wanted more, and, to put it frankly, with Stone at the helm it’s not too surprising that I was a little disappointed that I didn’t get it.

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 13th, 2016 - Blu-ray and DVD

The Conjuring 2 is a solid sequel, but also one that is much too long and repeats itself far more often than it should. Still, there’s lots to like here, not the least of which continues to be the wonderful performances of Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as Ed and Lorraine Warren. Warner’s Blu-ray is a strong one, and for fans of the film this disc comes highly recommended.

The Conjuring 2 is a solid sequel, but also one that is much too long and repeats itself far more often than it should. Still, there’s lots to like here, not the least of which continues to be the wonderful performances of Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as Ed and Lorraine Warren. Warner’s Blu-ray is a strong one, and for fans of the film this disc comes highly recommended.

The Jungle Book (2016)

The Jungle Book (2016)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 13th, 2016 - Blu-ray and DVD

The Jungle Book is a wonderful reinterpretation of both the classic Disney animated film as well as Rudyard Kipling’s timeless book. Disney’s Blu-ray is extraordinary, across the board, and as such choosing to add it to the family’s movie library is an exceptionally easy decision indeed.

The Jungle Book is a wonderful reinterpretation of both the classic Disney animated film as well as Rudyard Kipling’s timeless book. Disney’s Blu-ray is extraordinary, across the board, and as such choosing to add it to the family’s movie library is an exceptionally easy decision indeed.

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