• Glengarry Glen Ross: Collector’s Edition

    BLU-RAY REVIEW  Street Date 6/2/20; Shout! Factory; Drama; $22.97 Blu-ray; Rated ‘R’ for language including sexual references. Stars Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin, Ed Harris, Kevin Spacey, Alec Baldwin, Jonathan Pryce, Jude Ciccolella, Bruce Altman. Some movies just have a way of getting in your head and wrapping themselves around your brain. Glengarry Glen … Continue reading “Glengarry Glen Ross: Collector’s Edition”

  • King Creole

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Paramount; Drama; $29.99 Blu-ray: Not rated. Stars Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones,Walter Matthau, Dolores Hart, Dean Jagger.   Well known to even cursory fans as Elvis Presley’s fourth and final film before Uncle Sam got him — and also, in the opinion of many, his best film — 1958’s King Creole was, like three … Continue reading “King Creole”

  • Scoob!

    DIGITAL REVIEW: Warner; Animated; $19.99 VOD, $24.99 EST; Rated ‘PG’ for some action, language and rude/suggestive humor. Voices of Will Forte, Mark Wahlberg, Jason Isaacs, Gina Rodriguez, Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Kiersey Clemons, Ken Jeong, Tracy Morgan, Frank Welker, Iain Armitage, Mckenna Grace, Simon Cowell. In upscaling “Scooby-Doo!” for what would have been the long-running … Continue reading “Scoob!”

  • Tin Cup

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Available via Warner Archive; Warner; Comedy; $21.99 Blu-ray; Rated ‘R’ for language and brief nudity. Stars Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Cheech Marin, Don Johnson. A kind of shaggy dog or shaggy bogey or shaggy something golf backdropped romantic comedy directed and co-written by Ron Shelton, 1996’s Tin Cup was about as popular at … Continue reading “Tin Cup”

  • The General Died at Dawn

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Kino Lorber; Thriller; $24.95 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Akim Tamiroff, Porter Hall, William Frawley. As a standout film or close in the borderline screen career of Lewis Milestone that additionally features the first screenplay of playwright Clifford Odets’ career, 1936’s The General Died at Dawn has more going for … Continue reading “The General Died at Dawn”

  • Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 5/12/20; Warner; Action; Box Office $84.16 million; $28.98 DVD, $35.99 Blu-ray, $44.95 UHD BD; Rated ‘R’ for strong violence and language throughout, and some sexual and drug material. Stars Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Ella Jay Basco, Chris Messina, Ewan McGregor. The most significant aspect of the … Continue reading “Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn”

  • The Jesus Rolls

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 5/5/20; Screen Media; Comedy; Box Office $0.02 million; $24.98 DVD, $29.98 Blu-ray; Rated ‘R’ for strong sexual content, language throughout and brief nudity. Stars John Turturro, Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou, Christopher Walken, Jon Hamm, Pete Davidson, Susan Sarandon, J. B. Smoove, Gloria Reuben. The biggest source of audience interest in The … Continue reading “The Jesus Rolls”

  • Little Women (2019)

    BLU-RAY REVIEW:  Sony Pictures; Drama; Box Office $108.10 million; $30.99 DVD, $34.99 Blu-ray; Rated ‘PG’ for thematic elements and brief smoking. Stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel, Chris Cooper. The latest version of Little Women, masterfully directed and … Continue reading “Little Women (2019)”

  • One Child Left Behind: The Untold Atlanta Cheating Scandal

    DIGITAL REVIEW:  Virgil Films; Documentary. This documentary uncovers the race, class and political forces behind an educational scandal in Atlanta that many of us may remember, but probably did not fully understand. In 2009, 1,176 Atlanta teachers were investigated for test cheating; 35 were indicted, 12 went to trial and 11 were found guilty on … Continue reading “One Child Left Behind: The Untold Atlanta Cheating Scandal”