• Billions: Season Six

    DVD REVIEW: Paramount/CBS; Drama; $33.99 DVD; Not Rated. Stars Paul Giamatti, Corey Stoll, Maggie Sif, David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Asia Kate Dillon, Daniel Breaker, Jeffrey DeMunn. Some major cast changes for its sixth season would otherwise offer the prospect of a refreshing new perspective to Showtime’s “Billions” if its writers weren’t so set in their … Continue reading “Billions: Season Six”

  • Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi

    STREAMING REVIEW: Disney+; Sci-fi; Not rated. Stars Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Vivien Lyra Blair, Moses Ingram, Rupert Friend, Sung Kang, Indira Varma, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Kumail Nanjiani, Grant Feely, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Jimmy Smits. Shortly after Disney bought the rights to “Star Wars” and announced a series of spinoff films, the character fans most … Continue reading “Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi”

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 6/21/22; Lionsgate; Comedy; Box Office $20.3 million; $29.96 DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray, $42.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘R’ for language throughout, some sexual references, drug use and violence. Stars Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Tiffany Haddish, Sharon Horgan, Paco León, Neil Patrick Harris, Lily Sheen, Alessandra Mastronardi, Ike Barinholtz. All hail … Continue reading “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent”

  • The Northman

    4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY REVIEW: Universal; Drama; Box Office $34.23 million; $29.98 DVD, $34.98 Blu-ray, $44.98 UHD BD; Rated ‘R’ for strong bloody violence, some sexual content and nudity. Stars Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Ethan Hawke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Gustav Lindh, Elliott Rose, Willem Dafoe, Oscar Novak, Björk. Director Robert Eggers’ The Northman provides … Continue reading “The Northman”

  • The Offer

    STREAMING REVIEW: Paramount+; Drama; Not rated; Stars Miles Teller, Matthew Goode, Dan Fogler, Burn Gorman, Colin Hanks, Giovanni Ribisi, Juno Temple, Patrick Gallo. There are a few ways to interpret “The Offer.” On the surface, it’s the story of the quest to achieve a creative vision no matter what it takes. From another perspective, it’s … Continue reading “The Offer”

  • Under the Banner of Heaven

    STREAMING REVIEW:  Hulu; Drama; Not rated. Stars Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Wyatt Russell, Denise Gough, Billy Howle. Based on the best-selling nonfiction book by Jon Krakauer, this story about actual murders is told through the eyes of a fictional devout detective (Andrew Garfield) whose faith is tested as he investigates the crime’s connection … Continue reading “Under the Banner of Heaven”

  • Morbius

    4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 6/14/22; Sony Pictures; Horror; Box Office $73.79 million; $30.99 DVD, $38.99 Blu-ray, $45.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for intense sequences of violence, some frightening images, and brief strong language. Stars Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, Tyrese Gibson. For its latest attempt at an … Continue reading “Morbius”

  • Shining Girls

    STREAMING REVIEW:  Apple TV+; Drama; Not rated. Stars Elisabeth Moss, Jamie Bell, Wagner Moura, Amy Brenneman. For fans of serial killer stories, “Shining Girls” will prove an excitingly creepy entrant in the genre. From the very first scene of this story about a time-traveling murderer, the menace is heightened by the fact that he seems … Continue reading “Shining Girls”

  • 1776 (50th Anniversary Edition)

    4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY REVIEW: Sony Pictures; Musical; $30.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘G.’ Stars William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden, John Cullum, Roy Poole, David Ford, Ron Holgate, Ray Middleton, William Hansen, Blythe Danner, Virginia Vestoff, Ralston Hill, William Duell. With the enormous success of Hamilton the past few years, it would … Continue reading “1776 (50th Anniversary Edition)”

  • The Batman

    4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 5/24/22; Warner; Action; Box Office $369.3 million; $19.99 DVD, $24.99 Blu-ray, $29.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for strong violent and disturbing content, drug content, strong language, and some suggestive material. Stars Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Jayme Lawson, Andy Serkis, Colin … Continue reading “The Batman”