Monthly Archives: February 2012

DVD/Blu-ray Releases — 2/28/2012

New options for your home viewing this week: One of the very best films of 2011, Hugo tells the story of the eponymous orphan (Asa Butterfield) who lives behind the scenes of a busy Paris train station in the early … Continue reading

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DVD/Blu-ray Releases — 2/21/2012

New options for your home viewing this week: Writer/director Sean Durkin’s first film follows a young woman who joins and then decides to leave a cult.  Martha Marcy May Marlene opens with a scene that establishes the insidious heart of … Continue reading

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Picks and Predictions for the 84th Annual Academy Awards (aka, the 2012 Oscars)

At least last year’s Oscar race was one for a while.  The inevitable Best Picture winner has pretty much been set–at least by the entertainment press (who apparently have nothing better to do with their coverage of film than to … Continue reading

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DVD/Blu-ray Releases — 2/14/2012

New options for your home viewing this week: There were more murders in Chicago in 2008 than there were deaths of American soldiers in Iraq.  This is when the story made national news, but before that, director Steve James was … Continue reading

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DVD/Blu-ray Releases — 2/7/2012

New options for your home viewing this week: “It was the ’70s,” one of the subjects of Project Nim jokes about her personal life, and that mantra becomes a  jokey theme of the events of the film.  “Let’s raise a baby … Continue reading

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