• The Transformers: The Movie — 35th Anniversary Edition

    4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY REVIEW: Shout! Factory; Animated; $29.98 UHD BD Steelbook; Rated ‘PG’; Voices of Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack, Lionel Stander, Eric Idle, Orson Welles, Susan Blu, Neil Ross, John Moschitta Jr., Gregg Berger, Corey Burton, Frank Welker, Peter Cullen. Loaded with some great retrospectives and a beautiful 4K transfer, Shout! Factory’s … Continue reading “The Transformers: The Movie — 35th Anniversary Edition”

  • The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 8/17/21; Lionsgate; Action Comedy; Box Office $37.74 million; $29.96 DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray, $42.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘R’ for strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language, and some sexual content. Stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, Frank Grillo, Richard E. Grant, Morgan Freeman. The sequel to 2017’s The HItman’s … Continue reading “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard”

  • Batman: The Long Halloween — Part Two

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 8/10/21; Warner; Animated; $34.98 Blu-ray; Rated ‘R’ for some violence and bloody images. Voices of Jensen Ackles, Josh Duhamel, Naya Rivera, Billy Burke, Katee Sackhoff, Titus Welliver, David Dastmalchian, Troy Baker, Amy Landecker, Julie Nathanson, Fred Tatasciore, Alastair Duncan. The second half of The Long Halloween delivers a satisfying conclusion to … Continue reading “Batman: The Long Halloween — Part Two”

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 7/27/21; Paramount; Horror; $29.99 DVD, $31.99 Blu-ray, $34.99 UHD BD; Box Office $157.52 million; Rated ‘PG-13’ for terror, violence and bloody/disturbing images. Stars Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Djimon Hounsou, John Krasinski, Scoot McNairy. Director John Krasinski delivers another eerily effective thriller predicated on silence in his follow … Continue reading “A Quiet Place Part II”

  • Jakob’s Wife

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: RLJ; Horror; Box Office $0.03 million; $27.97 DVD, $28.96 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars Barbara Crampton, Larry Fessenden, Bonnie Aarons, Sarah Lind, Robert Rusler, C.M. Punk. Scream queen Barbara Crampton plays a meek housewife who literally grows some fangs in the bloody Jakob’s Wife. Crampton plays Anne, wife of local pastor Jakob (Larry Fessenden), … Continue reading “Jakob’s Wife”

  • Space Jam: A New Legacy

    STREAMING REVIEW: Warner/HBO Max; Comedy; Rated ‘PG’ for some cartoon violence and some language. Stars LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Cedric Joe, Khris Davis, Sonequa Martin-Green, Ceyair J Wright, Harper Leigh Alexander, Sue Bird, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green, Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson, Nneka Ogwumike, Diana Taurasi. Borrowing the same basic concept of its 1996 predecessor, Space … Continue reading “Space Jam: A New Legacy”

  • Loki

    STREAMING REVIEW: Disney+; Sci-Fi; Not rated. Stars Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku, Eugene Cordero, Richard E. Grant, Jack Veal, Tara Strong. A happenstance of the time travel plot of Avengers: Endgame becomes the key to redefining the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. As fans will recall, the Avengers’ attempt to … Continue reading “Loki”

  • Wrath of Man

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 7/13/21; Warner/MGM; Action; Box Office $27.4 million; $29.98 DVD, $34.98 Blu-ray; Rated ‘R’ for strong violence throughout, pervasive language, and some sexual references. Stars Jason Statham, Scott Eastwood, Andy Garcia, Holt McCallany, Jeffrey Donovan, Josh Hartnett, Laz Alonso, Chris Reilly, DeObia Oparei, Rob Delaney, Eddie Marsan. Jason Statham’s fourth film with … Continue reading “Wrath of Man”

  • Percy vs. Goliath

    DVD REVIEW: Paramount; Drama; $14.99 DVD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for some thematic elements. Stars Christopher Walken, Christina Ricci, Zach Braff, Luke Kirby, Adam Beach, Martin Donovan, Roberta Maxwell. Themes of corporatism and environmental activism seep into the otherwise affable underdog legal drama Percy vs. Goliath, which tracks a Canadian farmer’s battle over seed rights with a … Continue reading “Percy vs. Goliath”