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Un-True Detective: HBO Noir Series Misses the Mark

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Although the second season of True Detective on HBO has a lot of the same names attached to it behind the camera, the new iteration of the title which just premiered bears scant resemblance to last year’s bravura bayou noir mini-series.

Season one was strikingly original – set in hazy, humid and swampy Louisiana – a...

TED 2 Is A Scattershot Comedy With a Few Big Laughs

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Rating: «« 1/2 out of 4 Stars

Running Time: 115 min.

While Ted was one of the biggest surprise hits of 2013, it managed to slip under the radar of a few critics... or maybe just me. Regardless, this review is coming from the perspective of a complete newcomer who knows next to nothing about the foul-mouthed talking bear from Boston or his best pal. Taken on its own merits, Ted 2 is a scattershot comedy with a few big laughs that works in spells, but begins to sag as it wears on.

The main arc follows the newly married supermarket clerk Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) going through a major crisis with his wife - namely, they fight all the time. Learning from a fellow employee that...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup June 19, 2015

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Welcome back to another roundup of highlights on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s a busy edition with a lot of films arriving in a variety of genres. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure and give some of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

Chappie - A robot with AI is kidnapped by a gang and learns important life lessons in this science-fiction effort from director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium). The title character also must hide from a company employee out to destroy him because of the societal implications of a free-thinking robot. The press were not taken with this effort - they claimed that it looked great but suffered from a heavy-handed...

Pixar back to its roots with ‘Inside Out’

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««« out of four stars

PIXAR has had a tough time since they were enveloped by Disney. The company that used to stand as the pinnacle of quality for American animation has fallen victim to the Hollywood repetition virus for last five years. Cars 2??? Not necessary. A Monsters Inc. prequel that focuses on the college years of Mike and Sully and devolves into Revenge of the Nerds rip-off? Who cares????

Then they announced Finding Dory and Toy Story 4 and I figured it was the end of days. PIXAR looked as if it had become a money printing machine more focused on selling toys than providing quality product.

Some of that still remains true but their latest flick, Inside Out gives me...

DVD/Blu-Ray Roundup for June 12, 2015

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Welcome once again to the highlights of what is coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. There isn’t a large quantity of films this time out, but several of them sound interesting. As always, be sure to click on any links to read detailed reviews. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

The DUFF - This high school set comedy follows a teen who decides to reinvent herself after learning that she is the “designated ugly fat friend” of the popular kids. Along the way, she decides to take down her uppity classmates. Reviews were solid for this youth-oriented effort. While some found it a bit too...

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