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BIG HERO 6 Blu-ray Review

Disney’s Academy Award-winning Big Hero 6 will hit the shelves tomorrow, Feb. 24, along with its fellow Academy Award-winning short film, Feast, as part of the studio’s latest Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD combo pack.

The story of Hiro Hamada, his marshmallow-fluff friend and their crew of crime fighters was released last year to high praise and was lauded as an original story that was both comedic and heartwarming. Snagging an Oscar this week for best animated feature, Big Hero 6 – a film adaptation of the Marvel Comics series – brought to life the origin stories of these two-dimensional characters from the books and laid down a decent foundation for the anticipated set of sequels.


SETTLERS OF CATAN Game To Become a Movie

The popular board game, The Settlers of Catan, may be getting silver-screen treatment.

While the film adaptations of Battleship and Ouija may not have been considered successes, it seems that game-based movies, including anticipated films based on beloved games like Monopoly, Candy


THE SCULPTOR Scooped Up By Sony

If it turns out to be anything like other graphic-novel-to-film adaptations 300, A History of Violence or Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, then Sony’s recent purchase of the rights to The Sculptor graphic novel was a smart one.

The company behind


New Trailer, Poster Revealed for TIFF-Pick FÉLIX AND MEIRA

Oscilloscope Laboratories released a new trailer and poster for Maxime Giroux’s most recent project, Félix And Meira, which won Best Canadian Feature at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Co-writer/director Giroux tells the love story between a Hasidic housewife and a


Samuel L. Jackson’s BIG GAME International Trailer

Playing the President of the United States in his latest action-adventure flick, Big Game, Samuel L. Jackson’s character is a commander-in-chief who finds himself stranded somewhere in Finland, fighting off those who aim to kill him.

He meets up with a


Tribeca 2015: SNL Doc LIVE FROM NEW YORK! To Open Festival

In celebration of the show’s 40th anniversary, the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival will premiere Live From New York!, a documentary about Saturday Night Live, on its opening night.

Director Bao Nguyen explores the cultural icon that is SNL, as well as its history,

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101 DALMATIANS Diamond Edition Blu-ray Review

Whether you grew up with 101 Dalmatians or discovered the film in your childhood (like I did) or you hope to revisit it with your children as an adult, Disney’s diamond edition of the 1961 animated classic will make a great addition to your movie collection.

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Although originally written in the ’70s, the book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day was made into a movie in 2014, followed by its Blu-ray/digital release this year.

In all honestly, I was a bit upset that the filmmakers made a movie out of one of my most cherished childhood books after seeing a god-awful-looking promo, but the film wasn’t as tragic as its trailer led me to believe and is actually a somewhat funny family film.

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BALLET 422 Review

Before reading on, just know that you don’t have to be a fan of classical ballet to appreciate Jody Lee Lipes' documentary Ballet 422, which premiered at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival and also played at the 2014 Seattle International Film Festival.

Yes, there’s the obligatory opening sequence that zooms closely in on the dancers’ – ahem – well worn feet and quite a bit of ballet jargon that quite honestly went over my head, but for the most part, this 75-minute documentary offers a unique glimpse into the lives of the professionals behind the curtain of The New York City Ballet.

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Slamdance 2015: ACROSS THE SEA Review

Across the Sea follows Damla (Damla Sönmez) and her American husband, Kevin (Jacob Fishel), as they visit Damla’s family home in Turkey, a beautiful seaside paradise where everyone seems to know everyone else, where small fishing boats bob in the shallow waters and children squeal with joy along the water line, and where there is a dark secret yet to be revealed to its inhabitants.

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I must say I was underwhelmed by the latest chapter in The Hunger Games film saga, Mockingjay Part 1, which catches back up with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) after a major event occurs in the narrative's last installment, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

A fan of the books, I eagerly awaited the all three movie versions and was flush with joy and relief upon seeing the visual treatment of the film adaptations for books one and two. Whereas my mind’s eye could imagine only so much of the eerie juxtaposition between the subjugated districts and the ruthless Capitol, the films stepped in (and stepped up) to satisfy. Seeing the bleak conditions of Katniss’ coal-covered world of District 12 next to the Capitol’s over-the-top, opulent monuments filled with its apathy-ridden, ridiculously dressed residents was just what this reader needed.

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Unlike other Star Wars spoofs, such as Spaceballs and the Family Guy parodies, Disney takes on the famous franchise with its cartoon stars Phineas and Ferb in starring roles alongside animated versions of Luke, Leia and Han Solo, instead of just embodying them.

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DisneyToons Studio’s Planes: Fire & Rescue is a sequel to last year’s animated feature Planes. The film picks up not long after Planes ends — with Dusty Crophopper, a lowly crop-duster airplane, winning the Wings Across the Globe race, a mighty feet considering that (according to Dusty’s critics) his type of aircraft can’t compete with more elite flying machines.