• Daddy’s Home 2

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street 2/20/18; Paramount; Comedy; Box Office $103.89 million; $25.99 DVD, $31.99 Blu-ray, $34.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for suggestive material and some language. Stars Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, Alessandra Ambrosio, John Cena, John Lithgow, Mel Gibson. The first Daddy’s Home in 2015 proved to be a pleasant surprise, with the simple … Continue reading “Daddy’s Home 2”

  • A Bad Moms Christmas

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street 2/6/18; Universal; Comedy; Box Office $72.11 million; $29.98 DVD, $34.98 Blu-ray; Rated ‘R’ for crude sexual content and language throughout, and some drug use. Stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines, Susan Sarandon, Jay Hernandez, Justin Hartley, Peter Gallagher, Wanda Sykes. With the popularity of 2016’s Bad Moms … Continue reading “A Bad Moms Christmas”

  • Raw Deal: Special Edition (1948)

    BLU-RAY REVIEW ClassicFlix; Film Noir Drama; $29.95 DVD, $39.95 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars Dennis O’Keefe, Claire Trevor, Marsha Hunt, Raymond Burr. Despite enough prowess shooting in color to have won an Oscar for photographing the ballet sequence in An American in Paris, the still revered John Alton ranks way up there with, say, RKO, real-life … Continue reading “Raw Deal: Special Edition (1948)”

  • Belle Epoque

    BLU-RAY REVIEW Olive; Comedy; $24.95 DVD, $29.95 Blu-ray; Rated ‘R.’ Stars Jorge Sanz, Fernando Fernan Gomez, Penelope Cruz. A color-drenched period comedy about robustly healthy (i.e., not leering) sex in the physically resplendent Spanish sticks, Belle Epoque won me over in its first-run theatrical engagement for providing an hour/50 of incessant enjoyment — in other … Continue reading “Belle Epoque”

  • Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street 2/13/18; Kino Lorber; Adventure; $14.95 DVD, $24.95 Blu-ray; Rated ‘PG.’ Stars William Katt, Sean Young, Patrick McGoohan, Julian Fellowes, Hugh Quarshie. This 1985 adventure from the Disney studio plays a bit like Romancing the Stone if the central object everyone seeks was a dinosaur. Sean Young and William Katt play a married … Continue reading “Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend”

  • Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street 1/30/18; Sony Pictures; Drama; Box Office $1.58 million; $25.99 DVD, $26.99 Blu-ray; Rated ‘R’ for strong sexual content including brief graphic images, and language. Stars Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Oliver Platt, Connie Britton. The story of Wonder Woman’s creators is so fascinating that it’s a bit surprising it hasn’t been … Continue reading “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women”

  • The Apartment

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: MVD/Arrow; Comedy; $49.95 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Edie Adams.  When it comes to my personal choice for best/favorite Billy Wilder movie, I usually zig-zag among Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard, Ace in the Hole and The Apartment — though let it be noted in the name of Joey … Continue reading “The Apartment”

  • Captain From Castile

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Available via ScreenArchives.com; Twilight Time; Drama; $29.95 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars Tyrone Power, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero, Lee J. Cobb, Thomas Gomez.  There’s no shortfall of goodies to carry Captain From Castile, and fairly easily at that, over the lumps you might expect from a 140-minute epic directed by Henry King, who in … Continue reading “Captain From Castile”

  • Blade Runner 2049

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street 1/16/18; Warner; Sci-Fi; Box Office $91.95 million; $28.98 DVD, $35.99 Blu-ray, $44.95 UHD BD; Rated ‘R’ for violence, some sexuality, nudity and language. Stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto. What’s remarkable about director Denis Villeneuve’s Blade … Continue reading “Blade Runner 2049”

  • It: Chapter One

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street 1/9/18; Warner; Horror; Box Office $327.48 million; $28.98 DVD, $35.99 Blu-ray, $44.95 UHD BD; Rated ‘R’ for violence/horror, bloody images and for language. Stars Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Wyatt Oleff, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Chosen Jacobs, Nicholas Hamilton, Jackson Robert Scott. It’s easy to see why … Continue reading “It: Chapter One”