• Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous

    STREAMING REVIEW:  Netflix/Universal; Animated; Not rated. Voices of Paul-Mikél Williams, Sean Giambrone, Kausar Mohammed, Jenna Ortega, Ryan Potter, Raini Rodriguez, Jameela Jamil, Glen Powell. One of the hallmarks of the “Jurassic Park” movies is that the throng of characters who invariably end up on the run from rampaging dinosaurs usually includes a kid or two. … Continue reading “Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous”

  • The Social Dilemma

    STREAMING REVIEW: Netflix; Documentary; Not rated. If you’ve got a kid constantly glued to their phone (which is just about every kid), this documentary may be very frightening. The Social Dilemma, much like another Netflix doc The Great Hack (nominated for an Emmy), explores the insidious nature of social media — and how it may … Continue reading “The Social Dilemma”

  • Dr. Who and the Daleks

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Kino Lorber; Sci-Fi; $29.95 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars Peter Cushing, Roy Castle, Jennie Linden, Roberta Tovey, Barrie Ingham, Michael Coles, Yvonne Antrobus, Geoffrey Toone. Science-fiction fans who weren’t previously aware of this early big-screen treatment of the BBC’s popular “Doctor Who” series will likely find it a fascinating curio, not only for its … Continue reading “Dr. Who and the Daleks”

  • Dr. Who: Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Kino Lorber; Sci-Fi; $29.95 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, Ray Brooks, Andrew Keir, Roberta Tovey, Jill Curzon. The ending of Dr. Who and the Daleks hinted at a continuing adventure through time and space for Dr. Who (Peter Cushing) and his companions trying to find their way home. But, alas, … Continue reading “Dr. Who: Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.”

  • Roman Holiday

    BLU-RAY REVIEW:  Street Date 9/15/20; Paramount; Comedy; $29.99 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power, Harcourt Williams, Margaret Rawlings. As this new “Paramount Presents” Blu-ray aptly demonstrates, 1953’s Roman Holiday manages to remain as fresh and vibrant as ever while simultaneously serving as a perfect time capsule of the era … Continue reading “Roman Holiday”

  • The King of Staten Island

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Universal; Comedy; $29.98 DVD, $34.98 Blu-ray; Rated ‘R’ for language and drug use throughout, sexual content and some violence/bloody images. Stars Pete Davidson, Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr, Bel Powley, Maude Apatow, Steve Buscemi. Even at an overlong two hours and 17 minutes, The King of Staten Island is a watchable enough comedy despite … Continue reading “The King of Staten Island”

  • Away

    STREAMING REVIEW:  Netflix; Sci-Fi; Not rated. Stars Hilary Swank, Josh Charles, Vivian Wu, Mark Ivanir, Ato Essandoh, Ray Panthaki, Talitha Bateman. The earnest but ultimately underwhelming “Away” takes viewers on a journey to Mars from the perspectives of both the crew on board the spacecraft and the families they left behind on Earth. The show … Continue reading “Away”

  • Superman: Man of Tomorrow

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 9/8/20; Warner; Animated; $24.98 Blu-ray, $39.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for violence, some bloody images, suggestive material, language, smoking and brief partial nudity. Voices of Darren Criss, Alexandra Daddario, Zachary Quinto, Ike Amadi, Ryan Hurst, Brett Dalton, Neil Flynn, Bellamy Young, Eugene Byrd. The latest DC Comics animated movie takes a … Continue reading “Superman: Man of Tomorrow”

  • Irresistible

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 9/1/20; Universal; Comedy; $29.98 DVD, $34.98 Blu-ray; Rated ‘R’ for language including sexual references. Stars Steve Carell, Rose Byrne, Chris Cooper, Mackenzie Davis, Topher Grace, Natasha Lyonne, Will Sasso. Comedian Jon Stewart returns to familiar ground from his “Daily Show” days with a biting political satire that takes aim at electioneering … Continue reading “Irresistible”

  • The Blech Effect: The Rise and Fall of the King of Biotech

    DIGITAL REVIEW: Street Date 8/25/20; Virgil; Documentary; Not Rated. Spectacular highs and lows are the stuff of great stories, and the true tale of investor David Blech spans both — fantastic financial gains and incredible losses. The documentary The Blech Effect: The Rise and Fall of the King of Biotech chronicles the journey of man known for starting … Continue reading “The Blech Effect: The Rise and Fall of the King of Biotech”