DVD Reviews

by / on April 11, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

PANNING THE STREAM: THE SWEENEY

When looking for intriguing straight-to-streaming fare, I often times find a slew of foreign films. Some perform splendidly in their country of origin, but barely make a ripple here in the U.S.. The Sweeney, while far from a blockbuster hit […]

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by / on April 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

PANNING THE STREAM: TAMARA

Reaching back nearly a decade into the rough and tumble waters I uncovered this little gem. So long ago, the flow of entertainment into the stream wasn’t as prolific. In fact, Tamara clung to theaters for nearly three months, but didn’t eke […]

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by / on March 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

PANNING THE STREAM: PASSION

It took a while to decide which film in my seemingly endless Netflix queue was the best choice for this week. After all, my last few choices have been quite enjoyable, and I wanted the trend to continue. Considering Passion […]

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by / on March 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

PANNING THE STREAM: A GOOD OLD FASHIONED ORGY

I’ve been wanting to watch this film for quite some time, but I assumed it did moderately well at the box office. Turns out I was wrong and it sank like a stone, depositing itself into the ever-flowing stream of […]

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by / on March 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

PANNING THE STREAM: REDEMPTION

After uncovering such a pleasant surprise during last week’s panning expedition, I searched long and hard to find what would hopefully be a solid follow-up. Jason Statham has rarely let me down, I’d roll the dice on Redemption. In the […]

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by / on March 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

PANNING THE STREAM: BAD MILO!

If you haven’t noticed, it’s been a series of less-than-spectacular offerings from the stream. Thankfully, my diligence has paid off in Bad Milo!. To quote Game of Thrones‘ Lord Varys, “prodigies in odd places indeed.” Continue on, and you’ll see […]

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by / on February 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

PANNING THE STREAM: VIOLET & DAISY

When I came up with this column, the name “Panning the Stream” was to allude to old-timey prospectors who ardently sifted river beds looking for precious gold. I posited, but could not fathom the title’s alternative meaning, to slam or […]

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by / on February 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

PANNING THE STREAM: UNKNOWN

FYI, this is not the 2011 Liam Neeson Taken-wannabe film. This Unknown was released five years prior, but it does also deal with memory loss. Intrigued? Right this way… A man in a jean jacket (Jim Caviezel) awakes to find himself […]

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by / on February 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

PANNING THE STREAM: DRINKING BUDDIES

As soon as Drinking Buddies hit the stream, I added it to my queue. Why wouldn’t I? It’s got Jake Johnson, a.k.a. Nick, from one of my fave shows New Girl, Ron Livingston from one of my all-time fave films […]

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by / on February 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

PANNING THE STREAM: THE LIFEGUARD

Not that I ever need a reason to think about Kristen Bell, but recent buzz about the upcoming Veronica Mars movies got me craving quality KB time. As luck would have it, her indie flick The Lifeguard recently made a […]

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