Articles by: Jessica

by / on September 15, 2013 at 9:00 am / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

DVD REVIEW: THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST

Synopsis: Directed by Mira Nair, The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a political thriller based off Mohsin Hamid’s 2007 novel of the same name. While I am by no means a political buff, and was only 11 at the time of the […]

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by / on September 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

DVD REVIEW: THE ICEMAN

Directed by Ariel Vromen, The Iceman tells the true story of notorious contract killer and family man Richard Kuklinski. There’s no real further embellishing on the synopsis here, that’s basically what the whole story is about: this man leading a […]

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by / on August 31, 2013 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

DVD REVIEW: SHADOW DANCER

Directed by James Marsh, best known for his 2008 Academy Award Best Documentary Feature winning flick Man on Wire, Shadow Dancer is based on the novel of the same name by Tom Bradby, who also wrote the film’s script. The […]

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by / on August 25, 2013 at 3:51 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

DVD REVIEW: TRANCE

Directed by the unique and intense Danny Boyle, best known for films like Trainspotting, 28 Days Later and Slumdog Millionaire, Trance is a psychological thriller full of twists, turns, gasps, dead ends and other mind-bending nuances. Overall, while I did […]

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by / on August 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

DVD REVIEW: 42

Written and directed by Brian Helgeland, 42 is a biographical sports film about the first african american major league baseball player, Jackie Robinson and the man who believed in him, Dodger’s coach, Branch Rickey. A famous and well known story […]

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by / on August 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

DVD REVIEW: ADMISSION

Based on Jean Hanff Korelitz’s novel of the same name, Admission is a romantic-comedy drama directed by Paul Weitz, best known for his directorial collabs with his brother Chris for 1999’s American Pie and 2002’s About a Boy. Despite his […]

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by / on July 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

DVD REVIEW: STOKER

Stoker is easily one of the best DVD’s I’ve rented in 2013. It was intriguing, suspenseful, and kept me guessing until the very last second. Directed by South Korean native Park Chan-Wook in his American film debut, Stoker was actually […]

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by / on July 15, 2013 at 5:20 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews, Uncategorized

DVD REVIEW: SPRING BREAKERS

Since I went into this film with such low expectations, I really wasn’t let down at all. Although it was mostly as unbearable as I’d imagined, it was hard to turn away, as train wrecks often are. Directed by Harmony […]

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by / on July 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

DVD REVIEW: IDENTITY THIEF

Directed by Seth Gordon, Identity Thief is a comedy about family man and accountant Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman) living in Colorado when his identity is stolen by a woman named Diana (Melissa McCarthy) in Florida. Sandy’s world is flipped upside […]

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by / on June 29, 2013 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

DVD REVIEW: THE CALL

Synopsis: Directed by Brad Anderson, The Call is a thriller about Jordan Turner (Halle Berry), a 911 call center operator trying to save the life of kidnapped teen Casey Welson (Abigail Breslin). A few years ago, Turner received a call […]

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