• Soul

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Disney; Animated; $29.99 DVD, $35.99 Blu-ray, $43.99 UHD BD. Rated ‘PG’ for thematic elements and some language. Voices of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton, Rachel House, Alice Braga, Richard Ayoade, Wes Studi, Fortune Feimster, Zenobia Shroff, Phylicia Rashad, Donnell Rawlings, Questlove, Angela Bassett. A music teacher with dreams of jazz glory nearly … Continue reading “Soul”

  • Gattaca

    4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY REVIEW: Sony Pictures; Sci-Fi; $24.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for brief violent images, language and some sexuality. Stars Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Alan Arkin, Jude Law, Loren Dean. In revisiting Gattaca, it’s easy to see why the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction and for a … Continue reading “Gattaca”

  • Godzilla (2014)

    4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY REVIEW: Warner Bros.; Sci-Fi; $24.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence. Stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla (2014) marked a big-screen reboot of the King of the Monsters … Continue reading “Godzilla (2014)”

  • Zack Snyder’s Justice League

    STREAMING REVIEW: HBO Max; Action; Rated ‘R’ for violence and some language. Stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams, J.K. Simmons, Amber Heard, Connie Nielsen, Diane Lane, Harry Lennix, Billy Crudup, Willem Dafoe, Joe Morton, Kiersey Clemons, Jared Leto, Jesse Eisenberg, Joe Manganiello, Peter Guinness, … Continue reading “Zack Snyder’s Justice League”

  • Promising Young Woman

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 3/16/21; Universal; Crime, Drama, Thriller, Dark Comedy; Box Office $5.5 million; $29.98 DVD, $34.98 Blu-ray; Rated ‘R’ for strong violence including sexual assault, language throughout, some sexual material and drug use. Stars Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Clancy Brown, Jennifer Coolidge, Laverne Cox, Connie Britton, Molly Shannon, Sam Richardson, Max … Continue reading “Promising Young Woman”

  • Coming 2 America

    STREAMING REVIEW: Amazon Prime Video/Paramount; Comedy; Rated ‘PG-13’ for crude and sexual content, language and drug content; Stars Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Kiki Layne, Shari Headley, Wesley Snipes, James Earl Jones, John Amos, Teyana Taylor, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Paul Bates, Nomzamo Mbatha. The long-anticipated sequel to 1988’s Coming to … Continue reading “Coming 2 America”

  • The Wild Life

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 4/13/21; Kino Lorber; Comedy; $24.95 Blu-ray; Rated ‘R.’ Stars Chris Penn, Lea Thompson, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Jenny Wright, Eric Stoltz, Rick Moranis, Hart Bochner, Randy Quaid. While 1982’s Fast Times at Ridgemont High has gone on to become an iconic representation of 1980s teen cinema, screenwriter Cameron Crowe’s 1984 follow-up, The Wild … Continue reading “The Wild Life”

  • WandaVision

    STREAMING REVIEW:  Disney+/Marvel; Sci-Fi/Fantasy; Not rated; Stars Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn, Teyonah Parris, Randall Park, Kat Dennings, Josh Stamberg, Julian Hilliard, Jett Klyne, Evan Peters. The way it plays out, WandaVision could leave viewers both glad to welcome the return of the Marvel Cinematic Universe after a year-and-a-half hiatus, and cautiously optimistic about … Continue reading “WandaVision”

  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run

    STREAMING REVIEW: Paramount+; Animated; Box Office $4.8 million; Rated ‘PG’ for rude humor, some thematic elements, and mild language. Voices of Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Carolyn Lawrence, Mr. Lawrence, Matt Berry, Bill Fagerbakke, Reggie Watts, Tiffany Haddish and Awkwafina with Keanu Reeves, Snoop Dogg and Danny Trejo. This third installment in … Continue reading “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run”