• Godzilla vs. Kong

    STREAMING REVIEW: Warner/HBO Max; Sci-Fi; Rated ‘PG-13’ for intense sequences of creature violence/destruction and brief language. Stars Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza Gonzalez, Julian Dennison, Kyle Chandler, Demian Bichir. The title fight between two monster-movie heavyweights delivers pretty much what one might expect from such a premise: … Continue reading “Godzilla vs. Kong”

  • Monster Hunter

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Sony Pictures; Action Fantasy; Box Office $15.1 million; $30.99 DVD, $34.99 Blu-ray, $40.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for sequences of creature action and violence throughout. Stars Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta, Josh Helman, Jin Au-Yeung, Ron Perlman. Seeing how Monster Hunter is based on a video game … Continue reading “Monster Hunter”

  • Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Lionsgate; Comedy; $19.99 DVD, $24.99 Blu-ray; Rated ‘PG-13’ for crude sexual content, drug use and some strong language. Stars Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo, Jamie Dornan, Damon Wayans Jr., Michael Hitchcock, Reyn Doi, Vanessa Bayer, Wendi McLendon-Covey. If there were a way to turn pastels directly into a movie, Barb & Star Go to … Continue reading “Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar”

  • News of the World

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Universal; Western; Box Office $12.6 million; $29.99 DVD, $34.99 Blu-ray, $44.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for violence, disturbing images, thematic material and some language. Stars Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Elizabeth Marvel, Ray McKinnon, Mare Winningham, Bill Camp, Thomas Francis Murphy, Fred Hechinger. British director Paul Greengrass takes a step back from his political … Continue reading “News of the World”

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Warner; Action; Box Office $46.1 million; $28.98 DVD, $35.99 Blu-ray, $44.95 UHD BD; $35.99 3D BD Warner Archive; Rated ‘PG-13’ for sequences of action and violence. Stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal. The 2017 Wonder Woman movie is pretty commonly regarded as the best of the otherwise mediocre DC Comics … Continue reading “Wonder Woman 1984”

  • Soul

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Disney; Animated; $29.99 DVD, $35.99 Blu-ray, $43.99 UHD BD. Rated ‘PG’ for thematic elements and some language. Voices of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton, Rachel House, Alice Braga, Richard Ayoade, Wes Studi, Fortune Feimster, Zenobia Shroff, Phylicia Rashad, Donnell Rawlings, Questlove, Angela Bassett. A music teacher with dreams of jazz glory nearly … Continue reading “Soul”

  • Gattaca

    4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY REVIEW: Sony Pictures; Sci-Fi; $24.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for brief violent images, language and some sexuality. Stars Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Alan Arkin, Jude Law, Loren Dean. In revisiting Gattaca, it’s easy to see why the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction and for a … Continue reading “Gattaca”

  • Godzilla (2014)

    4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY REVIEW: Warner Bros.; Sci-Fi; $24.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence. Stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla (2014) marked a big-screen reboot of the King of the Monsters … Continue reading “Godzilla (2014)”

  • Zack Snyder’s Justice League

    STREAMING REVIEW: HBO Max; Action; Rated ‘R’ for violence and some language. Stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams, J.K. Simmons, Amber Heard, Connie Nielsen, Diane Lane, Harry Lennix, Billy Crudup, Willem Dafoe, Joe Morton, Kiersey Clemons, Jared Leto, Jesse Eisenberg, Joe Manganiello, Peter Guinness, … Continue reading “Zack Snyder’s Justice League”

  • Promising Young Woman

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 3/16/21; Universal; Crime, Drama, Thriller, Dark Comedy; Box Office $5.5 million; $29.98 DVD, $34.98 Blu-ray; Rated ‘R’ for strong violence including sexual assault, language throughout, some sexual material and drug use. Stars Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Clancy Brown, Jennifer Coolidge, Laverne Cox, Connie Britton, Molly Shannon, Sam Richardson, Max … Continue reading “Promising Young Woman”