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Wild, a Remarkable Walk Into Reality (Film Review)

  Remarkable, compelling and daunting the film Wild takes audiences on a trip that shows the power of the human body and the decision of one woman to face her fears. Based on the true experience taken from a book by Cheryl Strayed, the reality of it all creates a sense of acceptance much like […]

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Battle of the Five Armies, the Awesome Finale of The Hobbit Trilogy (Film Review)

  All good things must come to an end and for The Hobbit the finale is amazing. Titled The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the film delivers action packed sequences of total devastation putting the film up there with The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. The cast continues to amaze […]

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Exodus: Gods and Kings a Visual Treat (Film Review)

  Special effects and cinematography are key in this colossal release of Exodus: Gods and Kings. The two and a half hour visual treat takes you into the Biblical times of Moses and his fight to free the Jews from Egyptian slavery. You may have a similar film called The Ten Commandments in you DVD […]

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The Homesman, a Captivating Drama of the Old West (Film Review)

  So you’re not into the western genre? How about calling this movie a very compelling drama that takes place in the 1800’s west. Still not excited about seeing the film? Top it off with a stellar cast, an original story line and actors that give Oscar worthy performances. Titled The Homesman, it’s Tommy Lee […]

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Penguins of Madagascar are Back! Cute and Cuddly as Ever (Film Review)

    Cute, cuddly and comical Penguins of Madagascar puts on a good show for the kiddies and even us older folks. The story is quite silly, but that’s what makes this quartet of best buddies fun to watch. The soft CGI animation delivers a good look, especially the characters who are nice and squishy. […]

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Hunger Games: Mockingjay 1, Let the Rebellion Begin (Film Review)

  It’s time for the rebellion to start and in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 the volatile story of Katniss Everdeen continues with able direction, adequate acting, but with the usual predictable storyline. The filming and CGI gets better than the last installment showing explosive battles that are more realistic looking than the games […]

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The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions, the Perfect Gap Filler (Video Review)

  If you are a lover of space travel science fiction, especially Star Wars, then you should run out and pick up Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions now on Blu-ray. This very cool animated series has all the characters, space ships, exciting battles and drama that the theatrical films have. This series […]

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Phineas and Ferb Join the Rebels in Star Wars (Video Review)

  The youngsters will have a blast watching the newest Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars now on Disney DVD. Revitalizing the classic space adventure with their adolescent comedy, the popular television cartoon series by Disney is a hoot. And, the DVD Includes Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars full-length adventure along with five added episodes. There’s […]

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“Maleficent” the Untold Story now on Blu-ray (Video Review)

  The story of Sleeping Beauty now has a back story that most children’s books haven’t told.  It’s about the wicked fairy Maleficent and what brought her to despise the King so much she would put a spell on his newly born daughter.  But, let’s not get too far ahead of the story of revenge […]

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“Planes: Fire & Rescue” Fun for Kids on Blu-ray (Video Review)

  Flying into home entertainment the animated comedy adventure Planes: Fire & Rescue delivers a fun film for the whole family.  The film features some of the characters from the original and a whole lot of new ones.  Brightly animated, fine direction and with a new storyline, the film has several good values including heroism […]

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“Before I Go To Sleep” a Tantalizing Mystery Thriller (Film Review)

  Keeping it weird for Halloween, the movie Before I Go to Sleep opens in theaters on October 31.  The movie stars Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth in a very off beat story about a woman who’s an amnesiac, someone who has memory loss as a result of shock or a traumatic injury. If you […]

“Calloused Hands” set for Theatrical Premiere

The Laemmle Theatre in Pasadena, CA will be hosting the release of Calloused Hands on November 14. The movie was recently awarded the “Hearts, Mind, Soul” award at the Rhode Island Film Festival. Andre Royo of “The Wire” who stars in the film will be attending the special opening along with writer and director Jesse […]

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“John Wick” Runs a Vicious Gauntlet (Film Review)

  Taking a shot as a hitman  in his latest film John Wick, Keanu Reeves delivers his character with authority in this explosive crime drama.  The film turns out to be an ideal fit for the star and his former stunt double turned director as they move to one perfectly choreographed fight scene after another. […]

Beyond the Marquee Celebrates its 3rd Anniversary

This past week marked Beyond the Marquee’s three-year milestone on the Internet and we’re glad to say we’ve had quite a fun-filled, challenging and amazing year that has truly grown our name and presence in media. We’ve been able to continue our popular original web-series content and also keep tabs on the pulse of the […]

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“Fury” Hell in a War Zone (Film Review)

  Showing the violence, guts and destruction of WWII tank fighting, Fury punctuates the story with an explosive tale of death defying courage. Although fictional, the movie is based on the 2nd US Armored division and portrays extensive grisly combat using very realistic images. Explosive, gripping and pervasive the up close look is shattering and […]

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“Rudderless” Life Off Course (Film Review)

  Taking a turn at directing William H. Macy offers a nicely acted drama with music and a little comedy called Rudderless. The indie movie, targeted for the adult crowd, takes you into the life of a family man who has to deal with the tragic loss of is son. It’s a gripping story that […]

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“The Judge” an Acting Duel of the Best Kind (Film Review)

  This story may sound a little familiar, but the acting in The Judge far outweighs any other production of its kind. It’s a first time acting collaboration between Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall giving fans absorbing and gripping performances that will leave a lasting tribute well after you have left the theater. For […]

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“Kill the Messenger” Poignant and Provocative (Film Review)

  Sometimes you just want to scream when you witness an appalling injustice. Point of statement, the subject of the true story Kill the Messenger. The movie takes you on a trail that opens old wounds about the American CIA and the tactics used for a means to an end. Very good performances all around, […]

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“Sleeping Beauty” a Family Classic now on Blu-ray (Video Review)

  Most every child knows the story of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty from early video, books and DVD. Unless you went to see the movie at a theater back in the 1959 however, you probably saw a version that was not crisp and colorful. Finally after what seems forever, the family animated fantasy has been Blu-ray […]

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“Million Dollar Arm” a Touching True Story (Video Review)

  Based on a true story, Walt Disney Pictures brings another fine movie to Blu-ray/DVD involving sports. Returning to baseball, the family focused Disney presents Million Dollar Arm perfect timing for the upcoming World Series. Dramatically presented adding comedy and sweet tears, the movie takes the audience into a world where baseball doesn’t exist and […]

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