Author Dennis Seuling

For over 25 years, I was the Film and Home Entertainment Reviewer for "The Villadom TIMES," a New Jersey weekly newspaper, and have written for several other publications. I developed and taught a Film Studies program for two New York City high schools that included Film History, Horror/Fantasy, and Film Making.

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Live By Night (Warner Home Video), the new film starring and directed by Ben Affleck, is a Prohibition Era gangster tale of dangerous romance, vengeance, and underworld politics necessitated by changing times. Affleck plays Joe Coughlin, an Irish-American World War I vet from Boston who turns to a life of crime after returning home from …

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Miss Sloane (20th Century-Fox) of the title is Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain, The Help), an intelligent ice queen of a Capitol Hill lobbyist whose entire life is her work. She is self-assured, determined, focused, and goal oriented, qualities considered admirable and enviable in a man but rub many the wrong way in a woman. Working in a …

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Fences (Paramount Home Entertainment) stars Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, who recreate their Tony Award-winning Broadway roles in this adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning August Wilson play. Troy Maxson (Washington) is a hard-working sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bitter that baseball’s color barrier was broken only after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson takes out his frustrations on his loved ones.

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em>The ‘Mama’s Family’ Favorites Collection (Time Life) features highlights from all six seasons of Mama’s Family, which originally aired from 1983 to 1990, first on NBC and then, after a two-year hiatus, in first-run syndication. Mama’s Family originated on “The Carol Burnett Show,” which lasted 11 seasons on CBS. On the Burnett show, the sketch was called The Family and featured the …

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Man Down (Lionsgate) stars Shia LaBeouf as U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer who, when he returns from his tour in Afghanistan, finds that the place he once called home has become a ravaged wasteland. Accompanied by his best friend, hard-nosed Marine Devin Roberts (Jai Courtney), he searches desperately for the location of his estranged son, Jonathan (Charlie Shotwell), and wife Natalie (Kate Mara). In their …

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We Are the Flesh (Arrow Video) is a bizarre Mexican horror film that offers a grim portrait of humanity. A young brother and sister (Diego Gamaliel, Maria Evoli), roaming an apocalyptic city, take refuge in the dilapidated lair of a strange hermit (Noe Hernandez). He puts them to work constructing a huge, cavernous structure where he acts out his insane and depraved fantasies. Trapped in this maddening world under …

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Allied (Paramount Home Entertainment) a wartime thriller with a large helping of romance, stars Brad Pitt as Max Vatan, a Royal Canadian Air Force wing commander on a top-secret mission in Casablanca. He has agreed to pose as the husband of French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard). Under Marianne’s guidance, they …

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Blood on the Mountain (Virgil Films) is a documentary that spotlights the long-term impacts of coal mining on the American public and the planet. Over the course of many years, the coal industry has transformed the development of coal. The need for both coal and labor has placed a massive burden on many ….

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Manchester By the Sea (Lionsgate) begins on a boat off the New England coast as Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) jokes with his young nephew Patrick while his brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Patrick’s father, does the piloting. It looks as if this is an ordinary day for the three. Years later, Lee is a janitor for four apartment buildings in Quincy, Massachusetts, where he gets into arguments with tenants and picks fights in bars.

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