• The Tax Collector

    BLU-RAY REVIEW:  RLJ; Action; Box Office $0.94 million; $29.96 DVD, $29.97 Blu-ray, $19.99 UHD BD Steelbook (Best Buy exclusive until Dec. 15); Not rated. Stars Bobby Soto, Shia LaBeouf, Cinthya Carmona, Jose Martin, Chelsea Rendon, Cheyenne Hernandez, Cle Sloan, George Lopez, Lana Parrilla. Writer-director David Ayer’s The Tax Collector is a bloody sojourn into the … Continue reading “The Tax Collector”

  • Batman: Death in the Family

    BLU-RAY REVIEW:   Street Date 10/13/20; Warner; Animated; $24.98 Blu-ray; Not Rated; Voices of Bruce Greenwood, Vincent Martella, John DiMaggio, Gary Cole, Zehra Fazal.  For this fun experiment in interactive storytelling, the Warner Bros. Animation team has taken a cue from one of the most seminal stories in DC Comics history, as well as revisited … Continue reading “Batman: Death in the Family”

  • The Right Stuff (2020)

    STREAMING REVIEW: Premieres 10/9/20; Disney+; Drama; Not rated; Stars Jake McDorman, Patrick J. Adams, Colin O’Donoghue, Aaron Staton, Michael Trotter, Micah Stock, Eloise Mumford, Shannon Lucio, Nora Zehetner, Mamie Gummer, Patrick Fischler, Eric Ladin, Jackson Pace, Sacha Seberg. Tom Wolfe’s brilliant 1979 book about the early days of America’s space program, The Right Stuff, and … Continue reading “The Right Stuff (2020)”

  • Star Trek: Picard — Season One

    BLU-RAY REVIEW:  Street Date 10/6/20; Paramount/CBS; Sci-Fi; $39.99 DVD, $47.99 Blu-ray; Not Rated; Stars Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Evan Evagora, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Harry Treadway, Peyton List, Tamlyn Tomita, Jonathan Del Arco, Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner. Fans of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” eagerly anticipated this sequel series featuring Patrick Stewart’s return … Continue reading “Star Trek: Picard — Season One”

  • Crisis on Infinite Earths

    BLU-RAY REVIEW:  Available With: Supergirl: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray, $44.98; Batwoman: The Complete First Season Blu-ray, $44.98; The Flash: The Complete Sixth Season Blu-ray, $44.98; Arrow: The Complete Eighth Season Blu-ray, $29.98; DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray, $29.98; Warner; Sci-fi/Action; Not rated; Stars Stephen Amell, Grant Gustin, Melissa Benoist, Caity … Continue reading “Crisis on Infinite Earths”

  • 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.”