• A Quiet Place Part II

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 7/27/21; Paramount; Horror; $29.99 DVD, $31.99 Blu-ray, $34.99 UHD BD; Box Office $157.52 million; Rated ‘PG-13’ for terror, violence and bloody/disturbing images. Stars Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Djimon Hounsou, John Krasinski, Scoot McNairy. Director John Krasinski delivers another eerily effective thriller predicated on silence in his follow … Continue reading “A Quiet Place Part II”

  • Jakob’s Wife

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: RLJ; Horror; Box Office $0.03 million; $27.97 DVD, $28.96 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars Barbara Crampton, Larry Fessenden, Bonnie Aarons, Sarah Lind, Robert Rusler, C.M. Punk. Scream queen Barbara Crampton plays a meek housewife who literally grows some fangs in the bloody Jakob’s Wife. Crampton plays Anne, wife of local pastor Jakob (Larry Fessenden), … Continue reading “Jakob’s Wife”

  • Space Jam: A New Legacy

    STREAMING REVIEW: Warner/HBO Max; Comedy; Rated ‘PG’ for some cartoon violence and some language. Stars LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Cedric Joe, Khris Davis, Sonequa Martin-Green, Ceyair J Wright, Harper Leigh Alexander, Sue Bird, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green, Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson, Nneka Ogwumike, Diana Taurasi. Borrowing the same basic concept of its 1996 predecessor, Space … Continue reading “Space Jam: A New Legacy”

  • Loki

    STREAMING REVIEW: Disney+; Sci-Fi; Not rated. Stars Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku, Eugene Cordero, Richard E. Grant, Jack Veal, Tara Strong. A happenstance of the time travel plot of Avengers: Endgame becomes the key to redefining the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. As fans will recall, the Avengers’ attempt to … Continue reading “Loki”

  • Black Widow

    THEATRICAL REVIEW: Disney; Action; $29.99 Disney+ Premier Access; Rated ‘PG-13’ for intense sequences of violence/action, some language and thematic material. Stars Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, O-T Fagbenie, William Hurt, Ray Winstone, Olga Kurylenko. The 24th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe canon finally puts the focus on Black Widow, the enigmatic … Continue reading “Black Widow”

  • Wrath of Man

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 7/13/21; Warner/MGM; Action; Box Office $27.4 million; $29.98 DVD, $34.98 Blu-ray; Rated ‘R’ for strong violence throughout, pervasive language, and some sexual references. Stars Jason Statham, Scott Eastwood, Andy Garcia, Holt McCallany, Jeffrey Donovan, Josh Hartnett, Laz Alonso, Chris Reilly, DeObia Oparei, Rob Delaney, Eddie Marsan. Jason Statham’s fourth film with … Continue reading “Wrath of Man”

  • Percy vs. Goliath

    DVD REVIEW: Paramount; Drama; $14.99 DVD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for some thematic elements. Stars Christopher Walken, Christina Ricci, Zach Braff, Luke Kirby, Adam Beach, Martin Donovan, Roberta Maxwell. Themes of corporatism and environmental activism seep into the otherwise affable underdog legal drama Percy vs. Goliath, which tracks a Canadian farmer’s battle over seed rights with a … Continue reading “Percy vs. Goliath”

  • Here Are the Young Men

    BLU-RAY REVIEW:  Well Go USA; Drama; $24.98 DVD, $29.98 Bu-ray; Not rated. Stars Dean-Charles Chapman, Finn Cole, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Travis Fimmel, Conleth Hill, Noomi Rapace. A trio of teenagers learns the consequences of a carefree transition into adulthood in the chaotic Here Are the Young Men, an Irish production based on the same-named … Continue reading “Here Are the Young Men”

  • Batman: The Long Halloween — Part One

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Warner; Animated; $29.98 Blu-ray; Rated ‘PG-13’ for violence, bloody images, language and some smoking. Voices of Jensen Ackles, Josh Duhamel, Billy Burke, Titus Welliver, David Dastmalchian, Troy Baker, Amy Landecker, Julie Nathanson, Jack Quaid, Fred Tatasciore, Jim Pirri, Alastair Duncan, Naya Rivera. Originally released in 1996 and 1997 and best known today as … Continue reading “Batman: The Long Halloween — Part One”

  • The Courier

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Lionsgate; Drama; Box Office $6.6 million; $29.95 DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray; Rated ‘PG-13’ for violence, partial nudity, brief strong language, and smoking throughout. Stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley, Angus Wright, Maria Mironova, Kirill Pirogov, Zeljko Ivanek. The engrossing Cold War docudrama The Courier examines a lesser-known chapter of the Cuban … Continue reading “The Courier”