9 Foreign Language Films Advance In Oscar Race

Nine features will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 86th Academy Awards®. Seventy-six films had originally been considered in the category. The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are: Belgium, “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” Felix van Groeningen, director; Bosnia and Herzegovina, “An Episode in the […]

Blitz Patrollie (DVD): Review

The Film In Blitz Patrollie, we follow Rummy Augustine and Ace Dikolobe, two cops, partners, and guys with good heart. The two are good guys, albeit a little lacking in the worldly-wise ways of everyone else. They stumble upon a huge drug bust (along with the humorous sidekick team of Braam and David, two snipers […]

Walking With Dinosaurs Receives The Dove Foundation Review Boards Approval

Walking with Dinosaurs has won approval by The Dove Foundation Review Board. The approval means that the Foundation believes that the content expressed makes for the kind of entertainment family members can enjoy together with confidence. The Dove Family Approved Seal is awarded to movies, DVDs, made for TV movies and specials, books and other entertainment […]

Nothing For Mahala (DVD): Review

The Film Nothing For Mahala, is as the name implies, a lesson that for every action, there is a consequence. A South African story, that we can all relate to in today’s world. The story begins by following the lust for wealth and power by main character Axe, and as he is sitting in court […]

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom Notches Up More Award Nominations

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom received two nominations at the 34th London Critics Circle Film Awards, it was announced today.  The film received two nominations for Naomie Harris:  Supporting Actress Of The Year and British Actress Of The Year, both for her role as Winnie Mandela.  The winners will be announced on 2 February 2014. The London Critics’ Circle Film […]

Killing Them Softly (DVD): Review

The Film Following an amateur stickup of an underground card game, which causes the local mob economy to collapse, a hitman (Brad Pitt) is sent to track them down, and set things straight. This hitman doesn’t like to get up close and experience the emotion of his job, he prefers Killing Them Softly. Incidental sound-bites […]

Now You See Me (DVD): Review

The Film Now You See Me has an ensemble cast, comprising of Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Mélanie Laurent, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine, each of which deliver stunning performances in what is a thoroughly enjoyable movie. Following a team of illusionists, named The Four Horsemen, who are being tracked […]

Elysium DVD: Review

The Film Sci-fi action film Elysium is now out on BluRay and DVD. Read the SAMDB review of Elysium. We also have a Q&A with actor Brandon Auret. The Disc And Bonus Features The Elysium DVD is encoded at a high bitrate, so there are no perceivable artefacts, and can be scaled via software up […]

Evil Dead (DVD): Review

Evil Dead: The Film A remake of the Sam Raimi horror of 1981, Evil Dead is one of those horrors that stands out from the crowd. It has a tense, chilling story line, several plots twists, and steers away from cheap scares and constant gore. Following five friends who head out to spend some time […]

7 Features Advance In Race For Makeup And Hairstyling Oscar®

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that seven films remain in competition in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 86th Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: “American Hustle“ “Dallas Buyers Club” “The Great Gatsby” “Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters“ “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire“ “Jackass Presents: […]

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