• Deadpool 2

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Fox; Action Comedy; Box Office $318.37 million; $29.99 DVD; $34.99 Blu-ray; $44.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘R’ for strong violence and language throughout, sexual references and brief drug material. Stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, Julian Dennison, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni, Brianna Hildebrand, Shioli Kutsuna, Eddie Marsan, Rob Delaney. … Continue reading “Deadpool 2”

  • Irma La Douce

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Kino Lorber; Comedy; $29.95 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Lou Jacobi. As both the most commercially successful movie Billy Wilder ever enjoyed and, paradoxically, the last box office hit of his career, Irma La Douce seems like something of a benchmark oddity when viewed from 55 years of perspective. This, of course, … Continue reading “Irma La Douce”

  • Strait-Jacket

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Shout! Factory; Horror; $22.99 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars Joan Crawford, Diane Baker, Leif Erickson, George Kennedy. The pairing of Joan Crawford with William Castle (the producer-director-carny barker who much later inspired Joe Dante’s Matinee) was always destined to be a marriage made in a burg you wouldn’t want to be in — no matter … Continue reading “Strait-Jacket”

  • Action Point

    BLU-RAY REVIEW:  Paramount; Comedy; Box Office $5.06 million; $18.99 Blu-ray/DVD combo pack; Rated ‘R’ for crude sexual content, language, drug use, teen drinking, and brief graphic nudity. Stars Johnny Knoxville, Chris Pontius, Eleanor Worthington Cox, Dan Bakkedahl, Johnny Pemberton, Joshua Hoover, Brigette Lundy-Paine. The raunchy Action Point is inspired by a real-life New Jersey amusement … Continue reading “Action Point”

  • I, Jane Doe

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Kino Lorber; Drama; $19.95 DVD, $24.95 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars Ruth Hussey, John Carroll, Vera Ralston, John Howard. Even by the standards of shaky ‘A’-picture melodramas, Republic Pictures’ I, Jane Doe is a whopper packed with wall-to-wall coincidences and improbabilities right up to its final courtroom histrionics — though I’m happy, of course, … Continue reading “I, Jane Doe”

  • Black Peter

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: All-Region British Import; Second Run; Comedy; $34.99 Blu-ray; Not rated. In Czech with English subtitles. Stars Ladislav Jakim, Pavla Martinkova, Vladimir Pucholt, Pavel Sedláček.  It’s only occasionally that celebrity deaths hit me really hard, but the passing of Jonathan Demme and then Milos Forman in successive years really did a bullseye number on … Continue reading “Black Peter”

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    BLU-RAY REVIEW:  Street Date 8/14/18; Disney/Marvel; Action; Box Office $678.11 million; $29.99 DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray, $39.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, language and some crude references. Stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul … Continue reading “Avengers: Infinity War”

  • The Death of Superman

    BLU-RAY REVIEW:  Street Date 8/7/18; Warner; Animated; $19.98 DVD, $24.98 Blu-ray, $39.99 Blu-ray gift set, $39.99 UHD BD. Rated ‘PG-13’ for sequences of violence and action including some bloody images. Voices of Jerry O’Connell, Rebecca Romijn, Rainn Wilson, Jason O’Mara, Rosario Dawson, Shemar Moore, Nathan Fillion, Matt Lanter, Christopher Gorham. The Death of Superman packs … Continue reading “The Death of Superman”

  • Super Troopers 2

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Fox; Comedy; Box Office $30.62 million; $29.99 DVD, $34.99 Blu-ray; Rated ‘R’ for crude sexual content and language throughout, drug material and some graphic nudity. Stars Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, Rob Lowe, Brian Cox, Rob Lowe, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Tyler Labine, Will Sasso, Hayes MacArthur, Lynda Carter. Fans … Continue reading “Super Troopers 2”