• The Irishman

    BLU-RAY REVIEW:  Street Date 11/24/20; Criterion; Drama; $29.95 DVD, $39.95 Blu-ray; Rated ‘R’ for pervasive language and strong violence. Stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Jesse Plemons, Stephen Graham, Harvey Keitel. Lest anyone accuse Martin Scorsese of glamorizing gangsters, he presents The Irishman, a screed against the … Continue reading “The Irishman”

  • The Last Starfighter (Limited Edition)

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: MVD/Arrow; Sci-Fi; $39.95 Blu-ray; Rated ‘PG.’ Stars Lance Guest, Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Preston, Dan O’Herlihy, Norman Snow, Dan Mason, Chris Hebert, Barbara Bosson, Vernon Washington. In the decades since its release, The Last Starfighter has proved to be one of the seminal space fantasies of the 1980s, and Arrow Video’s new special-edition … Continue reading “The Last Starfighter (Limited Edition)”

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    STREAMING REVIEW: Netflix; Drama; Rated ‘R’ for language throughout, some violence, bloody images and drug use. Stars Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Rylance, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeremy Strong, John Carroll Lynch, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Alex Sharp, Danny Flaherty, Noah Robbins, Ben Shenkman, John Doman, J.C. MacKenzie, Frank Langella, Michael Keaton. Writer-director Aaron Sorkin demonstrates his … Continue reading “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    STREAMING REVIEW: Amazon Prime Video; Comedy; Rated ‘R’ for pervasive strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, and language. Stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Maria Bakalova, Dani Popescu. The hilarious sequel to one of 2006’s most-surprising hits sees the return of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat character, the wildly inappropriate journalist from Kazakhstan who constantly challenges America’s … Continue reading “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”

  • Mallrats (Limited Edition)

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: MVD/Arrow; Comedy; $39.95 Blu-ray; Rated ‘R’ for strong language, including sexual dialogue, and for some scenes of sexuality and drug content. Stars Shannen Doherty, Jeremy London, Jason Lee, Claire Forlani, Michael Rooker, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Renee Humphrey, Ehtan Suplee, Priscilla Barnes, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Stan Lee. A box office bomb … Continue reading “Mallrats (Limited Edition)”

  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Sony Pictures; Drama; $40.99 Blu-ray/DVD Steelbook; Not rated. Stars Aaron Paul, Jesse Plemons, Charles Baker, Matt Jones, Scott MacArthur, Scott Shepherd, Robert Forster. The Blu-ray edition of this follow-up movie to “Breaking Bad” is the kind of fan-pleasing disc studios tend not to bother with much anymore. Loaded with extras in support of … Continue reading “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie”

  • The Tax Collector

    BLU-RAY REVIEW:  RLJ; Action; Box Office $0.94 million; $29.96 DVD, $29.97 Blu-ray, $19.99 UHD BD Steelbook (Best Buy exclusive until Dec. 15); Not rated. Stars Bobby Soto, Shia LaBeouf, Cinthya Carmona, Jose Martin, Chelsea Rendon, Cheyenne Hernandez, Cle Sloan, George Lopez, Lana Parrilla. Writer-director David Ayer’s The Tax Collector is a bloody sojourn into the … Continue reading “The Tax Collector”

  • Batman: Death in the Family

    BLU-RAY REVIEW:   Street Date 10/13/20; Warner; Animated; $24.98 Blu-ray; Not Rated; Voices of Bruce Greenwood, Vincent Martella, John DiMaggio, Gary Cole, Zehra Fazal.  For this fun experiment in interactive storytelling, the Warner Bros. Animation team has taken a cue from one of the most seminal stories in DC Comics history, as well as revisited … Continue reading “Batman: Death in the Family”

  • The Right Stuff (2020)

    STREAMING REVIEW: Premieres 10/9/20; Disney+; Drama; Not rated; Stars Jake McDorman, Patrick J. Adams, Colin O’Donoghue, Aaron Staton, Michael Trotter, Micah Stock, Eloise Mumford, Shannon Lucio, Nora Zehetner, Mamie Gummer, Patrick Fischler, Eric Ladin, Jackson Pace, Sacha Seberg. Tom Wolfe’s brilliant 1979 book about the early days of America’s space program, The Right Stuff, and … Continue reading “The Right Stuff (2020)”