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SHOWBUZZDAILY Film Review: “Edge of Tomorrow”

Posted June 6, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  EDGE OF TOMORROW:  Watch It At Home – Needed To Hit Reset One More Time There’s a lot of inventiveness in EDGE OF TOMORROW, which combines the premise of Groundhog Day with a War of the Worlds-like plot–certainly more than the usual for a mega-budgeted Hollywood summer action movie.  That keeps it compelling for […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Film Review: “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”

Posted December 18, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES:  Watch It At Home – Fun But Overextended Silliness ANCHORMAN 2:  THE LEGEND CONTINUES runs 119 minutes, which is rather too much of a not-bad thing (the original Anchorman, in 2004, was a brisk 94 minutes), but it pales in comparison to the accumulated length of the marketing campaign […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “Out Of the Furnace”

Posted December 6, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  OUT OF THE FURNACE:  Watch It At Home – Dark Thriller Is Less Weighty Than It Thinks A great deal of heart and effort has gone into OUT OF THE FURNACE, and it’s disappointing to see the film resolve itself into little more than a fairly routine revenge melodrama, even though director Scott Cooper […]

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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Silent House”

Posted March 8, 2012 by Mitch Salem

      SILENT HOUSE:  Watch It At Home – A Curiosity   SILENT HOUSE isn’t the first feature-length film to provide the illusion that it’s all been shot in a single continuous take.  The most famous was Hitchcock’s Rope, but in his era, it was technologically impossible to actually shoot for 90 minutes straight, […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Film Review: “Grudge Match”

Posted December 25, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  GRUDGE MATCH:  Watch It At Home – Far From A Knock-Out 1976 was the year of both Taxi Driver and Rocky.  Sylvester Stallone would go on to make innumerable millions, but he’d never be taken as seriously again as he was that year, as writer and star of the Cinderella movie he rode all the […]

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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Hitchcock”

Posted November 2, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  HITCHCOCK:  Worth A Ticket (Opens November 23) – A Moderately Good Eve-ening The American Film Institute’s yearly festival opened tonight with the world premiere of the fittingly movie-centric HITCHCOCK.  In choosing the film, AFI celebrated another occasional Hollywood tradition:  the tendency to make two unrelated films on the same subject in a brief period […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Grown Ups 2”

Posted July 12, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  GROWN UPS 2:  Not Even With A Gun To Your Head – Is It Time For the Razzies Yet? One can’t lightly dismiss Adam Sandler.  After the first Grown Ups, it seemed implausible that he could make a movie even worse, but in quick succession he churned out the truly unspeakable Jack & Jill […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Posted December 6, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  As I was saying… THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG:  Worth A Ticket – The Long Road Continues, But This Time On A Better Path Jumping at once to the most pressing matter–which is more than its trilogy often does–Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG is considerably more enjoyable than last year’s […]

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