• The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special

    STREAMING REVIEW: Disney+; Animated; Not rated. Voices of Helen Sadler, Omar Benson Miller, Jake Green, Eric Bauza, A.J. LoCascio, Matt Sloan, Trevor Devall, Matt Lanter, Tom Kane, Matthew Wood, Dee Bradley Baker, James Arnold Taylor, Grey Griffin, Kelly Marie Tran, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams. To say the “Star Wars” franchise hasn’t had the best … Continue reading “The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special”

  • The New Mutants

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: 20th Century; Horror; Box Office $23.8 million; Rated ‘PG-13’ for violent content, some disturbing/bloody images, some strong language, thematic elements and suggestive material. Stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, Henry Zaga, Adam Beach. Reflecting its comic book source material, The New Mutants offers a horror-infused take on the … Continue reading “The New Mutants”

  • The Crown: Season Four

    STREAMING REVIEW: Netflix; Drama; Not rated. Stars Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter, Gillian Anderson, Josh O’Connor, Emma Corrin, Marion Bailey, Erin Doherty, Stephen Boxer, Emerald Fennell. The acclaimed series about the British monarchy takes a turn in its fourth season to focus on the women who defined the United Kingdom in the 1980s. … Continue reading “The Crown: Season Four”

  • Uncle Tom: An Oral History of the American Black Conservative

    DVD REVIEW:  Xenon Pictures; Documentary; $24.98 DVD; Not Rated. Features Larry Elder, Herman Cain, Candace Owens, Carol Swain, Col. Allen B. West, Brandon Tatum.  Bowing in the contentious political environment of the national presidential election, this documentary is as provocative as its title. Featuring a collection of intimate interviews with some of America’s Black conservative … Continue reading “Uncle Tom: An Oral History of the American Black Conservative”

  • Bill & Ted Face the Music

    BLU-RAY REVIEW:  Street Date 11/10/20; Warner/MGM; Sci-Fi Comedy; Box Office $3.4 million; $28.98 DVD, $35.99 Blu-ray; Rated ‘PG-13’ for some language. Stars Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Kristen Schaal, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Anthony Carrigan, Erinn Hayes, Jayma Mays, Holland Taylor, Kid Cudi, William Sadler, Jillian Bell, Hal Landon Jr., Beck Bennett, Amy Stoch. The third … Continue reading “Bill & Ted Face the Music”

  • The Irishman

    BLU-RAY REVIEW:  Street Date 11/24/20; Criterion; Drama; $29.95 DVD, $39.95 Blu-ray; Rated ‘R’ for pervasive language and strong violence. Stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Jesse Plemons, Stephen Graham, Harvey Keitel. Lest anyone accuse Martin Scorsese of glamorizing gangsters, he presents The Irishman, a screed against the … Continue reading “The Irishman”

  • The Last Starfighter (Limited Edition)

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: MVD/Arrow; Sci-Fi; $39.95 Blu-ray; Rated ‘PG.’ Stars Lance Guest, Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Preston, Dan O’Herlihy, Norman Snow, Dan Mason, Chris Hebert, Barbara Bosson, Vernon Washington. In the decades since its release, The Last Starfighter has proved to be one of the seminal space fantasies of the 1980s, and Arrow Video’s new special-edition … Continue reading “The Last Starfighter (Limited Edition)”

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    STREAMING REVIEW: Netflix; Drama; Rated ‘R’ for language throughout, some violence, bloody images and drug use. Stars Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Rylance, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeremy Strong, John Carroll Lynch, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Alex Sharp, Danny Flaherty, Noah Robbins, Ben Shenkman, John Doman, J.C. MacKenzie, Frank Langella, Michael Keaton. Writer-director Aaron Sorkin demonstrates his … Continue reading “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    STREAMING REVIEW: Amazon Prime Video; Comedy; Rated ‘R’ for pervasive strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, and language. Stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Maria Bakalova, Dani Popescu. The hilarious sequel to one of 2006’s most-surprising hits sees the return of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat character, the wildly inappropriate journalist from Kazakhstan who constantly challenges America’s … Continue reading “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”

  • Mallrats (Limited Edition)

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: MVD/Arrow; Comedy; $39.95 Blu-ray; Rated ‘R’ for strong language, including sexual dialogue, and for some scenes of sexuality and drug content. Stars Shannen Doherty, Jeremy London, Jason Lee, Claire Forlani, Michael Rooker, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Renee Humphrey, Ehtan Suplee, Priscilla Barnes, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Stan Lee. A box office bomb … Continue reading “Mallrats (Limited Edition)”