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Re: “Here's the 10 Eighties Movies We Still Need On Blu Ray

Well, at least The Outsiders is coming June 3/14. Maybe Shout Factory will release Lair and House. They seem to have cornered the market on low budget 80s movies (Crawlspace, The Beast Within)

Posted by James on 04/23/2014 at 11:44 PM

Re: “Jinn

Can I get a refund? Movie was disjointed and not well done. Story didnt connect well.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by J Goldberg on 04/08/2014 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Jinn

for all the bad critics, listen carefully: Jinn is not the average american movie. you're not used to this. i get that. HOWEVER, i'm glad this movie is here. i watched it and enjoyed. by the end of the movie, i could feel that it had been a setup for more than what we were being shown. the "guardian" theme, including its symbol, was my favorite clue to a much, much bigger picture here. another fave: "the prophesied one." true, they didn't delve into it too much, why was there a prophesied one, how did the family get the curse, who was "the girl" in the start.... this kind of a movie needs thinkers. not just watchers. you have to delve deeper, because the picture is painted for you. you're not just plainly told what's going on.

if you need a movie that just makes you laugh and zone out for a while, watch a comedy.

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by GirlJinn on 04/05/2014 at 7:06 PM

Re: “Jinn

Ah, RD, you lost your credibility in culinary art with your "Best of" 2014 and I see the movie reviews now are as awful as 15 years ago. Having returned to Detroit a few weeks ago, I had the misfortune of attending the well-thought-out, lavishly-executed première at the DIA. Alas, if only the main attraction hadn't been the worst movie I have ever seen. There's not a single merit in Jinn, be it writing, directing, editing, acting, special effects or film score. The product placement is so blatant it is practically offensive and insulting to the viewers' intelligence. Every time the word Jinn was uttered during the screening, I felt the director owed me a drink with gin. However, don't just take my word for it. I was sitting in the so-called media section even though the event wasn't really open to all the film reviewers from major newspapers. The lady to my right slept through most of the movie, the lady to left was less critical than me, calling Jinn the second worst movie she has ever seen, the guys in front of me were on the phone most of the time and they didn't bother to sit through the end credits as requested by the director. While Detroit News reviewed Jinn, it was more about the background information of the movie than the standard film critique, likely a strategic move to show its support of a local effort without compromising the journalistic integrity. The "critic" at the Movie Sleuth gave it a decent review but when I openly called him out on his blog, at least he had the decency to email me and explain he wasn't a fan of the movie, either, but he felt that he should support a movie made locally. The problem is, Real Detroit, if you want to be taken seriously, you cannot pick and choose and decide to be less harsh because a movie is made in Michigan by Michiganders. Nepotism isn't going to help build the Michigan Film Industry in the long run. When I left the DIA Tuesday night, I said to my viewing companion, with sadness and frustration, Jinn would be the butt of a joke once it was in wide release. I just did a search online and read reviews from Washington Post to Hollywood Reporter, and my unfortunate prediction was right.

8 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Kai Su on 04/04/2014 at 9:11 PM

Re: “Jinn

I am a very meticulous critic when it comes to movies and the graphics the story everything about the movie was in line and awesome must-see movie of the year. Especially when it is all created here in the state of Michigan you have to support. Trust me you will not be disappointed. So I give it two thumbs up.

15 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Anthony Anderanin on 04/04/2014 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Jinn

Wow! i was JINN JUMPING out of my seat! great movie! i can't believe all this is in detroit?!? i saw my alma mater on the silver screen! GO BLUE!!!!

16 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Danelle Kane on 04/04/2014 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Jinn

It was SO COOL to see jinn depicted the way they were in this movie. i certainly didn't hear anything about no genies or lamps growing up. i grew up with, "if they hear you calling them, they'll come to you." the fire jinn... pretty close to how i imagined they looked like. Ezekiel 1:13 people. Read it.

14 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by JinnLove on 04/04/2014 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Jinn

I could not agree more. The movie was exciting all the way through. The director did a great job making the movie exciting all the way through. Even the slower character building scenes felt exciting and you wanted to find out what was next. Great job to the director and Exxodus pictures.

25 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by movie lover on 04/04/2014 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Jeff Goldblum

Love Goldbloom! Great article!!

Posted by Aatif Jaleel on 03/31/2014 at 2:22 PM

Re: “2013 Movie Preview

Uh...no mention of Oblivion?

Posted by Stace on 01/14/2013 at 12:49 AM

Re: “Michigan Motion Picture


Posted by IM on 12/30/2012 at 3:43 PM

Re: “New Track: Prozak

I have had the honor and privilege of meeting Prozak on 3 seperate occasions, 1st on the "End of Days Tour", 2nd at the GotJ 2011, then on the "Hostile Takeover Tour". I am very impressed with him as an artist and as a person. He is very down to earth & real. Prozak is a lyrical genius as well as an amazing performer. I had a couple of short conversations with him, he treated me with the utmost respect. In 1 of those conversations we talked of an idea and he has brought about with the trac "Until Then". I take absolutely no credit, I am just excited that he remembered. Thank you Prozak! I am very excited about "Paranormal" and I look forward to much more. Best of luck & God bless.

Posted by Joe Hutcherson on 04/19/2012 at 7:48 PM

Re: “New Track: Prozak

Every song I hear from Paranormal makes me even more excited to get this album!! Prozak is an amazing rapper, writer, and man!!

Posted by Michelle Wilhoit Hutcherson on 04/19/2012 at 6:51 PM

Re: “New Track: Prozak

This album is going to be amazing! Thanks for hooking up with Prozak and releasing this bangin' track!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Stephen Vincent on 04/19/2012 at 5:27 PM

Re: “New Track: Prozak

That was a very thought provoking theme. The interview sums it up well, " That line is all the experiences and every single thing that person has ever done and said. Their LIFES work summed up in a dash." I have never looked at it that way. Well done fellas! Prozak is taking 2012 by force!

Posted by OfficialRibCage on 04/19/2012 at 11:51 AM

Re: “New Track: Prozak

Its interesed news. very thx!

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by minula23 on 04/19/2012 at 8:57 AM

Re: “New Track: Prozak

Damn, that hook is gonna be stuck in my head forever... prozak and twiztid, another underground hit... Whoop Whoop to my old school Juggalos...!!

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Scott Vance on 04/19/2012 at 2:30 AM

Re: “New Track: Prozak

Hell yeah, this shits sick! Strange, FunkVolume, Psychopathic, almost any underground artist/label wouldn't have nearly as much success as they do if the true loyal family an Juggalos an Technicians didn't fuck wit em, even some mainstream fucknuggets too.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by SmokeMyDro on 04/19/2012 at 2:25 AM

Re: “New Track: Prozak


8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dylan Dorion on 04/19/2012 at 2:19 AM

Re: “A Labor of Love

You gotta be fucking kidding me.

Posted by revolutionow on 11/12/2011 at 3:00 PM

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