• Thor: Love and Thunder

    4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 9/27/22; Disney/Marvel; Sci-Fi Fantasy Action; Box Office $ 343.15 million; $29.99 DVD, $35.99 Blu-ray, $43.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language, some suggestive material and partial nudity. Stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Christian Bale, Taika Waititi, Russell Crowe. Imagine … Continue reading “Thor: Love and Thunder”

  • Bright Victory

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Kino Lorber; Drama; $24.95 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars Arthur Kennedy, Peggy Dow, Julie Adams, James Edwards, Jim Backus, Richard Egan, Murray Hamilton, Larry Keating, Rock Hudson. While sweeping for mines during the North African Campaign of 1943, a German sniper’s bullet pierced Sergeant Larry Nevins’ (Arthur Kennedy) steel helmet, destroying his optic nerve … Continue reading “Bright Victory”

  • Cobra Kai: Season 5

    STREAMING REVIEW: Netflix; Comedy; Not rated. Stars Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Courtney Henggeler, Xolo Maridueña, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, Jacob Bertrand, Gianni Decenzo, Peyton List, Martin Kove, Vanessa Rubio, Thomas Ian Griffith, Dallas Dupree Young, Paul Walter Hauser, Yuji Okumoto, Robyn Lively, Sean Kanan. The “Cobra Kai” creative team continues its efforts to rehabilitate The … Continue reading “Cobra Kai: Season 5”

  • Paravision Dreams: The Golden Age 3D Films of Pine and Thomas

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Kino Lorber; $49.95 Blu-ray 3D & 2D; Not rated. SANGAREE (1953) Paramount; Historical Drama/Adventure; Stars Fernando Lamas, Arlene Dahl, Patricia Medina, Francis L. Sullivan, Charles Korvin, Thomas Drake. THOSE REDHEADS FROM SEATTLE (1953) Paramount; Western/Musical; Stars Gene Barry, Rhonda Fleming, Agnes Moorehead, Teresa Brewer, Guy Mitchell. JIVARO (1954) Paramount; Adventure/Romance/Thriller; Stars Fernando Lamas, … Continue reading “Paravision Dreams: The Golden Age 3D Films of Pine and Thomas”

  • Elvis

    4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 9/13/22; Warner; Drama; Box Office $150.29 million; $19.99 DVD, $24.99 Blu-ray, $29.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for substance abuse, strong language, suggestive material and smoking. Stars Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge. Director Baz Luhrmann spotlights the career of Elvis Presley with his usual visual flair and penchant … Continue reading “Elvis”

  • Pinocchio (2022)

    STREAMING REVIEW: Disney+; Family; Rated ‘PG’ for peril/scary moments, rude material and some language. Stars Tom Hanks, Cynthia Erivo, Luke Evans, Guiseppe Battiston, Kyanne Lamaya, Lewin Lloyd. Voices of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Lorraine Bracco, Keegan-Michael Key. Disney’s new iteration of Pinocchio is so devoid of charm or originality that it amplifies the question … Continue reading “Pinocchio (2022)”

  • Lightyear

    Street Date 9/13/22; Disney; Animated; Box Office $ 118.31 million; $29.99 DVD, $35.99 Blu-ray, $43.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG’ for action/peril. Voices of Chris Evans, Keke Palmer, Peter Sohn, Taika Waititi, Dale Soules, James Brolin, Uzo Aduba, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Efren Ramirez, Keira Hairston. When first announced, the idea of a solo Buzz … Continue reading “Lightyear”

  • Prey

    STREAMING REVIEW: Hulu; Sci-Fi; Rated ‘R’ for strong bloody violence. Stars Amber Midthunder, Dakota Beavers, Dane DiLiegro, Stormee Kipp, Michelle Thrush, Julian Black Antelope, Stefany Mathias, Bennett Taylor, Mike Paterson, Nelson Leis. Director Dan Trachtenberg’s “Predator” prequel brings the franchise formula back to basics, with the alien hunter this time terrorizing the North American plains … Continue reading “Prey”

  • Star Trek: The Original Motion Picture 6-Movie Collection

    4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 9/6/22; Paramount; Sci-Fi; $55.99 Blu-ray, $125.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG.’ Stars William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, James Doohan, Majel Barrett, Grace Lee Whitney In conjunction with the Blu-ray release of Star Trek: The Motion Picture — The Director’s Cut, Paramount is … Continue reading “Star Trek: The Original Motion Picture 6-Movie Collection”

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

    4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 9/6/22; Paramount; Sci-Fi; $106.99 UHD BD Three-Disc Set; Standalone $19.99 BD, $30.99 UHD; Rated ‘PG’ for sci-fi action and mild language. 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 fully remastered … Continue reading “Star Trek: The Motion Picture — The Director’s Edition: The Complete Adventure”