Author: Jonathan Combs

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Away We Go – Blu-ray Review

Nearly a decade after the roaring success of his directorial debut American Beauty, Sam Mendes started working on a little indie movie entitled Away We Go.  The film would go unnoticed and would do...

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Lion -Blu-Ray Review

Of all the Oscar Picks of this last season, Lion was one I was most excited to see.  Given the subject matter and cast, it was hard not to see great potential in the...

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In a World… -Blu-Ray Review

In a World takes the well known three-word phrase that is immediately recognizable and turns them into a well thought out plot and emotionally driven film.  If you follow the work I have done...

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Passengers – Blu-ray Review

When I first watched the trailer for Passengers  I thought Sony had finally found a way to make Message from Sector Six (the fictional movie from Thank You For Smoking that rallies behind the...

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Whip It -Blu-Ray Review

On the surface Whip It is a coming of age “dramedy” about a girl who discovers roller derby and, ultimately, herself.  Combine this with the fact that it is Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut and you may...

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The Kings of Summer -Blu-Ray Review

Jordan Vogt-Reynolds may not be a name synonymous with feature-length film quite yet but with his upcoming release of Kong: Skull Island he very well might be someone to look out for.  In 2013,...

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Kubo and the Two Strings -Blu-ray Review

Nearly twelve years ago, something amazing happened.  A small production studio formed and decided to make films using a 108-year-old technique (at the time) called stop-motion animation.  Even though this went completely unnoticed, four...