• Creepshow: Season 1

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: RLJ/Shudder; Horror; $34.98 DVD, $34.98 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars Tobin Bell, Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito, Cailey Fleming, Jeffrey Combs, DJ Qualls, Bruce Davison, David Arquette, Dana Gould, Tricia Helfer, Scott Mescudi. This original series of the Shudder streaming service continues the tradition of anthology horror established in the 1982 movie Creepshow directed by … Continue reading “Creepshow: Season 1”

  • The Invisible Man (2020)

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Universal; Horror; Box Office $64.91 million; $29.98 DVD, $34.98 Blu-ray, $44.98UHD BD; Rated ‘R’ for some strong bloody violence and language. Stars Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Sotrm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Michael Dorman, Oliver Jackson-Cohen. Writer-director Leigh Whannell’s new version of The Invisible Man is a masterfully crafted example of using a relatively simple … Continue reading “The Invisible Man (2020)”

  • Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

    BLU-RAY REVIEW:  Warner; Animated; $24.98 Blu-ray; $39.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘R’ for bloody violence, language and some sexual references. Voices of Matt Ryan, Jerry O’Connell, Jason O’Mara, Taissa Farmiga, Stuart Allan, Tony Todd, Rosario Dawson, Shemar Moore, Christopher Gorham, Rebecca Romijn, Rainn Wilson. Justice League Dark: Apokolips War is among the most brutal superhero movies … Continue reading “Justice League Dark: Apokolips War”

  • Sonic the Hedgehog

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Paramount; Family; Box Office $146.01 million; $28.99 DVD, $34.99 Blu-ray, $39.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG’ for action, some violence, rude humor and brief mild language. Stars James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Jim Carrey. The long-awaited movie version of the famed Sonic the Hedgehog SEGA video game offers a charming if formulaic adventure … Continue reading “Sonic the Hedgehog”

  • Glengarry Glen Ross: Collector’s Edition

    BLU-RAY REVIEW  Street Date 6/2/20; Shout! Factory; Drama; $22.97 Blu-ray; Rated ‘R’ for language including sexual references. Stars Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin, Ed Harris, Kevin Spacey, Alec Baldwin, Jonathan Pryce, Jude Ciccolella, Bruce Altman. Some movies just have a way of getting in your head and wrapping themselves around your brain. Glengarry Glen … Continue reading “Glengarry Glen Ross: Collector’s Edition”

  • King Creole

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Paramount; Drama; $29.99 Blu-ray: Not rated. Stars Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones,Walter Matthau, Dolores Hart, Dean Jagger.   Well known to even cursory fans as Elvis Presley’s fourth and final film before Uncle Sam got him — and also, in the opinion of many, his best film — 1958’s King Creole was, like three … Continue reading “King Creole”

  • Scoob!

    DIGITAL REVIEW: Warner; Animated; $19.99 VOD, $24.99 EST; Rated ‘PG’ for some action, language and rude/suggestive humor. Voices of Will Forte, Mark Wahlberg, Jason Isaacs, Gina Rodriguez, Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Kiersey Clemons, Ken Jeong, Tracy Morgan, Frank Welker, Iain Armitage, Mckenna Grace, Simon Cowell. In upscaling “Scooby-Doo!” for what would have been the long-running … Continue reading “Scoob!”

  • Tin Cup

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Available via Warner Archive; Warner; Comedy; $21.99 Blu-ray; Rated ‘R’ for language and brief nudity. Stars Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Cheech Marin, Don Johnson. A kind of shaggy dog or shaggy bogey or shaggy something golf backdropped romantic comedy directed and co-written by Ron Shelton, 1996’s Tin Cup was about as popular at … Continue reading “Tin Cup”

  • The General Died at Dawn

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Kino Lorber; Thriller; $24.95 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Akim Tamiroff, Porter Hall, William Frawley. As a standout film or close in the borderline screen career of Lewis Milestone that additionally features the first screenplay of playwright Clifford Odets’ career, 1936’s The General Died at Dawn has more going for … Continue reading “The General Died at Dawn”

  • Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 5/12/20; Warner; Action; Box Office $84.16 million; $28.98 DVD, $35.99 Blu-ray, $44.95 UHD BD; Rated ‘R’ for strong violence and language throughout, and some sexual and drug material. Stars Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Ella Jay Basco, Chris Messina, Ewan McGregor. The most significant aspect of the … Continue reading “Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn”