• Ant-Man and The Wasp

    BLU-RAY REVIEW:  Street Date 10/16/18; Disney/Marvel; Action; Box Office $216.42 million; $29.99 DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray, $39.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for for some sci-fi action violence. Stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder Fortson, Randall Park, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, … Continue reading “Ant-Man and The Wasp”

  • Skyscraper

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 10/9/18; Universal; Action; Box Office $67.8 million; $24.98 DVD, $39.98 Blu-ray, $44.98 3D BD, $44.98 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for sequences of gun violence and action, and for brief strong language. Stars Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Roland Møller, Noah Taylor, Byron Mann, Pablo Schreiber, McKenna Roberts, Noah Cottrell. Writer-director … Continue reading “Skyscraper”

  • The Catcher Was a Spy

    DVD REVIEW: Street Date 10/2/18; Paramount; Drama; Box Office $0.7 million; $22.99 DVD; Rated ‘R’ for some sexuality, violence and language. Stars Paul Rudd, Mark Strong, Sienna Miller, Jeff Daniels, Guy Pearce, Paul Giamatti, Tom Wilkinson, Connie Nielsen, Shea Whigham. The Catcher Was a Spy is one of those strange-but-true tales that really drives up … Continue reading “The Catcher Was a Spy”

  • The Man Who Cheated Himself

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 9/25/18; Flicker Alley; Mystery; $39.95 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars Lee J. Cobb, Jane Wyatt, John Dall, Lisa Howard. Folks familiar with The Man Who Cheated Himself often bring up its offbeat casting, though speaking as one who just recently fell into a YouTube clip of Lee J. Cobb as one of … Continue reading “The Man Who Cheated Himself”

  • The Day of the Jackal

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 9/25/18; MVD/Arrow; Drama; $39.95 Blu-ray; Rated ‘PG.’ Stars Edward Fox, Michael Lonsdale, Delphine Seyrig. When Fred Zinnemann agreed to direct The Day of the Jackal practically on the spot in 1972, he hadn’t made a movie since A Man for All Seasons took home a half-dozen of the ’66 Oscars, including … Continue reading “The Day of the Jackal”

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 9/25/18; Disney/Lucasfilm; Sci-Fi; Box Office $213.75 million; $29.99 DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray, $39.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for sequences of sci-fi action/violence. Stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jon Favreau. The idea of exploring what Han Solo was up to before … Continue reading “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

  • My Man Godfrey

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 9/18/18; Criterion; Comedy; $29.95 DVD, $39.95 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars William Powell, Carole Lombard, Gail Patrick, Alice Brady, Eugene Pallette. Of the three great ’30s screwball comedies that Criterion has released in bang-up Blu-ray fashion, It Happened One Night is at least partly grounded in the Depression, The Awful Truth not … Continue reading “My Man Godfrey”

  • The Last Hunt

    BLU-RAY REVIEW:  Available via Warner Archive; Warner; Western; $21.99 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Lloyd Nolan, Debra Paget, Russ Tamblyn. To Western lovers, 1956 is synonymous with The Searchers, but there was a pretty fair bumper crop from all directions. Budd Boetticher’s 7 Men from Now comes immediately to mind, I’ve always … Continue reading “The Last Hunt”

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    BLU-RAY REVIEW:  Street Date 9/18/18; Universal; Sci-Fi; Box Office $415.98 million; $29.98 DVD, $39.98 Blu-ray, $44.98 3D BD, $44.98 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril. Stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, B.D. Wong, Isabella Sermon, Geraldine Chaplin, … Continue reading “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”

  • Ocean’s Eight

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Warner; Comedy; Box Office $139.32 million; $28.98 DVD, $35.99 Blu-ray, $44.95 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for language, drug use, and some suggestive content. Stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Mindy Kaling, Richard Armitage.  Ocean’s Eight is pretty much exactly the movie one might expect from … Continue reading “Ocean’s Eight”