“Good Time” a Hypnotic Adrenaline Rush

A powerful, captivating, thrilling, jaw dropper, the exciting film Good Time showcases a fine performance by Robert Pattinson and a creative script by Roland Bronstein and Josh Safdie. The crime story works its way into your head as Patterson’s protagonist finds himself caught up in a paradox created by wrong decisions. Decisions that will decide the fate of himself and his mentally challenged brother. It’s a hypnotic non-stop adrenaline rush from start to finish. Read more

The Danish Girl, a Controversial Love Story

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Out of the ordinary, the true life biography of Lili Elbe The Danish Girl opens this weekend. The drama features excellent performances by Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander so look for an Oscar nomination for either or both. The film delves into one of the most talked about life choices of our time involving sex change and written nicely for the screen by Lucinda Coxon. Read more

The Big Short, Buying Up America

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Excellent acting by the ensemble cast The Big Short takes you into the world of creative finance and how millions of people lost their homes while a select few made billions. Unfortunately it’s a true story with a ‘”little” Hollywood embellishment, but still a must see. Get ready for the down and dirty business of Wall Street where the rich get richer and the middle class bails them out. Read more

The New Girlfriend, Titillating and Provocative

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Captivating and compelling the film The New Girlfriend opens this weekend at select theaters around the nation. Filled with surprises that reveal an alternate lifestyle the movie can be as much challenging as it is acceptable reality. Although it may be a bit cliched and predictable, it still entertains with a story that’s both titillating and provocative. Read more

Beyond the Reach, a Sizzling Thriller

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Suspenseful and often chilling the movie Beyond the Reach showcases Michael Douglas in a role that engages his signature performance. His cold and calculating character here may offer a few scenes of déjà vu for some, but it’s an acting treat you won’t want to miss. Together with up and coming actor Jeremy Irvine the two put on a cat-and-mouse show that’s so intense at times, I found myself on the edge of my seat. Take a ride into a rocky desert with this sizzling drama. Read more

The Immigrant, a Gripping Drama

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The fine actress Marion Cotillard shows her ability to fascinate and convince her audience in the film The Immigrant, now on Blu-ray and DVD. A tale of hardship, debauchery and despair, the film takes you into the life of a woman who sought freedom from oppression to one of despondency and a life of challenging choices. Able direction, strong acting support and convincing cinematography make this period piece a definite choice for those that like their drama gripping and emotional. Read more

Run All Night, an Intense Action Crime Drama

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It’s father versus father in the exciting action drama Run All Night. The hard hitting crime film gets right into the story of violence and never stops dishing it out. Smart directing, very good cast and intense camera work make this film a winner. If you like Liam Neeson in movies like Taken then you will not want to miss his most powerful performance yet. Read more

Lay the Favorite, a Good Comedy on Blu-ray (Video Review)

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By John Delia

Kind of madcap with good measure of fun production Lay the Favorite is now available on Blu-ray.  Direction by Oscar nominated Stephen Frears makes the easy going gambling plot movie a winner with a lot of twists and attention-grabbing situations. Perfect for home viewing so you can control the play with a lot of reason to rewind the action for a second look, the adult targeted movie works great for both sexes. Read more