• Batman: Soul of the Dragon

    4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY REVIEW:  Street Date 1/26/21; Warner; Animated; $29.98 Blu-ray, $39.99 UHD; Rated ‘R’ for some violence. Voices of David Giuntoli, Mark Dacascos, Kelly Hu, Michael Jai White, James Hong, Josh Keaton. The latest DC Comics animated movie offers a rollicking throwback to the action movies of the 1970s, with a touch of … Continue reading “Batman: Soul of the Dragon”

  • Fatman

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 1/26/21; Paramount; Action; Box Office $0.28 million; $19.99 DVD, $22.99 Blu-ray; Rated ‘R’ for bloody violence, and language. Stars Mel Gibson, Walton Goggins, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Chance Hurstfield, Robert Bockstael, Eric Woolfe, Susanne Sutchy, Deborah Grover. The idea at the center of Fatman hints at a fun deconstruction of a Christmas movie … Continue reading “Fatman”

  • Dreamland

    BLU-RAY REVIEW:  Street Date 1/19/21; Paramount; Drama; $19.99 DVD, $22.99 Blu-ray; Rated ‘R’ for some violence, language and sexuality/nudity. Stars Finn Cole, Margot Robbie, Travis Fimmel, Kerry Condon, Darby Camp. If it weren’t for the involvement of Margot Robbie, Dreamland would seem like a run-of-the-mill direct-to-video gangster drama. The film focuses on a young man … Continue reading “Dreamland”

  • Possessor (Uncut)

    4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY REVIEW: Well Go USA; Thriller; Box Office $0.75 million; $29.98 Blu-ray, $34.98 UHD BD Not rated. Stars Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Rossif Sutherland, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kaniehtiio, Horn, Raoul Bhaneja, Gage Graham-Arbuthnot, Gabrielle Graham. Director Brandon Cronenberg, son of legendary body horror filmmaker David Cronenberg, follows in … Continue reading “Possessor (Uncut)”

  • Cobra Kai: Season 3

    STREAMING REVIEW: Netflix; Drama; Not rated. Stars Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Courtney Henggeler, Xolo Maridueña, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, Jacob Bertrand, Gianni Decenzo, Peyton List, Martin Kove. With its third season, “Cobra Kai” continues to deliver everything a “Karate Kid” fan could hope for, and more. With the confidence of two hugely popular seasons behind … Continue reading “Cobra Kai: Season 3”

  • Cinema Paradiso

    4K ULTRA HD REVIEW: MVD/Arrow; Drama; $49.95 UHD BD; Rated ‘R.’ Stars Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Marco Leonardi, Salvatore Cascio, Jacques Perrin, Agnese Nano. With movie theaters facing an existential threat, there is perhaps no better time to revisit this 1989 Best Foreign Film Oscar winner about the magic of cinema, available in … Continue reading “Cinema Paradiso”

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    STREAMING REVIEW: Warner/HBO Max; Action; Rated ‘PG-13’ for sequences of action and violence. Stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal. The 2017 Wonder Woman movie is pretty commonly regarded as the best of the otherwise mediocre DC Comics shared movie universe. The sequel might have some fans wondering if the first one was … Continue reading “Wonder Woman 1984”

  • The War With Grandpa

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Universal; Comedy; Box Office $18.39 million; $22.98 DVD, $34.98 Blu-ray; Rated ‘PG’ for rude humor, language, and some thematic elements. Stars Robert De Niro, Oakes Fegley, Uma Thurman, Rob Riggle, Laura Marano, Poppy Gagnon, Cheech Marin, Christopher Walken, Jane Seymour. Based on the children’s novel of the same name by Robert Kimmel Smith, … Continue reading “The War With Grandpa”

  • The Mandalorian: Season 2

    STREAMING REVIEW: Disney+; Sci-Fi; Not rated. Stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Temuera Morrison, Ming-Na Wen, Katee Sackhoff, Mercedes Varnado, Rosario Dawson, Timothy Olyphant, Bill Burr, Carl Weathers, Horatio Sanz, Giancarlo Esposito. The eight episodes of the second season of “The Mandalorian” offer the kind of “Star Wars” moments the franchise’s fans have been clamoring to … Continue reading “The Mandalorian: Season 2”

  • Tenet

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Warner; Action; Box Office $57.9 million; $28.98 DVD, $35.99 Blu-ray, $44.95 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for intense sequences of violence and action, some suggestive references and brief strong language. Stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Martin Donovan, Clémence Poésy, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh. Christopher Nolan’s films often … Continue reading “Tenet”