• Uncharted

    4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY REVIEW: Sony Pictures; Adventure; Box Office $146.64 million; $30.99 DVD, $38.99 Blu-ray, $45.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for violence/action and language. Stars Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle, Antonio Banderas. While not a perfect adaptation of the popular video game franchise of the same name, Uncharted delivers an entertaining … Continue reading “Uncharted”

  • Candy

    STREAMING REVIEW:  Hulu; Drama; Not rated. Stars Jessica Biel, Pablo Schreiber, Melanie Lynskey, Raúl Esparza, Timothy Simons. This true crime drama follows the story of Candy Montgomery, a 1980 Texas housewife and mother with a good husband, two kids and a nice house who also seems to be a cold-hearted ax murderer. Portraying incidents before, … Continue reading “Candy”

  • Turning Red

    4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY REVIEW: Disney; Animated; $29.99 DVD, $35.99 Blu-ray, $43.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG’ for thematic material, suggestive content and language. Voices of Rosalie Chiang, Sandra Oh, Ava Morse, Hyein Park, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Orion Lee, Wai Ching Ho, Tristan Allerick Chen. Pixar’s Turning Red uses a heavy anime influence to tell a classic … Continue reading “Turning Red”

  • Green Eggs and Ham: The Second Serving

    STREAMING REVIEW: Netflix; Family; Not rated. Voices of Michael Douglas, Adam Devine, Patricia Clarkson, Ilana Glazer, Keegan-Michael Key, Jillian Bell, Diane Keaton, Darren Criss, Hector Elizondo, Rita Moreno. The world of Dr. Seuss has had quite a fascinating history regarding its adaptations. After various television specials and a few feature films, Netflix and Warner Bros. … Continue reading “Green Eggs and Ham: The Second Serving”

  • Breakout

    BLU-RAY DISC REVIEW: Kino Lorber; Action; $29.95 Blu-ray; Rated ‘PG-13.’ Stars Charles Bronson, Robert Duvall, Jill Ireland, Randy Quaid, John Huston, Sheree North, Emilio Fernán. A year after Death Wish made him the king of the vigilantes, Charles Bronson stars as Nick Colton, a private bush pilot hired by a woman (Jill Ireland) to free … Continue reading “Breakout”

  • Slow Horses

    STREAMING REVIEW:  Apple TV+; Thriller; Not rated. Stars Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jack Lowden. This darkly funny spy thriller series is based on the 2010 novel of the same name and gives Academy Award-lauded star Gary Oldman another shot at playing a grumpy old mentor following his Oscar-nominated turn in Mank and his Oscar-winning … Continue reading “Slow Horses”

  • Moonfall

    4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street 4/26/22; Lionsgate; Sci-Fi; Box Office $19.06 million; $29.96 DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray, $42.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for violence, disaster action, strong language, and some drug use. Stars Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Charlie Plummer, Kelly Yu, Michael Peña, Carolina Bartczak. Roland Emmerich has made a career of turning … Continue reading “Moonfall”

  • In the Heat of the Night

    4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street 4/19/22; Kino Lorber; Mystery Drama; $30.99 DVD, $38.99, Blu-ray, $45.99 UH BD; Rated ‘PG-13.’ Stars Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant, Larry Gates, James Patterson, William Schallert, Beah Richards. What’s that they say about one man’s meat? With most of the big studios focused on their corporate … Continue reading “In the Heat of the Night”

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street 4/12/22; Sony Pictures/Marvel; Action; Box Office $803.82 million; $30.99 DVD, $38.99, Blu-ray, $45.99 UH BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for sequences of action/violence, some language and brief suggestive comments. Stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Benedict Wong, Tony Revolori, Marisa Tomei, … Continue reading “Spider-Man: No Way Home”

  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture — The Director’s Edition

    STREAMING REVIEW:  Paramount+; Sci-Fi; Rated ‘PG.’ Stars William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, James Doohan, Majel Barrett, Grace Lee Whitney, Persis Kambatta, Stephen Collins. The 4K restoration of the Star Trek: The Motion Picture director’s cut is the culmination of a journey nearly 50 years in the making. The … Continue reading “Star Trek: The Motion Picture — The Director’s Edition”