• Queen of Outer Space

    BLU-RAY REVIEW:  Available via Warner Archive; Warner; Sci-Fi; $21.99 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars Zsa Zsa Gabor, Eric Fleming, Dave Willock, Laurie Mitchell. OK — Twilight Time has John Ford’s take on Edwin O’Connor’s The Last Hurrah (one of my favorite books of childhood); Arrow has Terence Davies’ Distant Voices, Still Lives; and I’m late on Criterion’s … Continue reading “Queen of Outer Space”

  • Ant-Man and The Wasp

    BLU-RAY REVIEW:  Street Date 10/16/18; Disney/Marvel; Action; Box Office $216.42 million; $29.99 DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray, $39.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for for some sci-fi action violence. Stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder Fortson, Randall Park, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, … Continue reading “Ant-Man and The Wasp”

  • The Landing

    DVD Review:  Random Media; Mockumentary; $14.95 DVD, $24.95 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars Don Hannah, Warren Farina, Jeff McVey, Cindy Lou Adkins, Page Hannah, Arlene Hughes-Martinez, Craig Stepp, Joe Santaniello, Robert Pine. Part of the fun about the history of NASA is to look over the scope of canceled projects to imagine what might have been. … Continue reading “The Landing”

  • Skyscraper

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 10/9/18; Universal; Action; Box Office $67.8 million; $24.98 DVD, $39.98 Blu-ray, $44.98 3D BD, $44.98 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for sequences of gun violence and action, and for brief strong language. Stars Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Roland Møller, Noah Taylor, Byron Mann, Pablo Schreiber, McKenna Roberts, Noah Cottrell. Writer-director … Continue reading “Skyscraper”

  • The Catcher Was a Spy

    DVD REVIEW: Street Date 10/2/18; Paramount; Drama; Box Office $0.7 million; $22.99 DVD; Rated ‘R’ for some sexuality, violence and language. Stars Paul Rudd, Mark Strong, Sienna Miller, Jeff Daniels, Guy Pearce, Paul Giamatti, Tom Wilkinson, Connie Nielsen, Shea Whigham. The Catcher Was a Spy is one of those strange-but-true tales that really drives up … Continue reading “The Catcher Was a Spy”

  • The Man Who Cheated Himself

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 9/25/18; Flicker Alley; Mystery; $39.95 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars Lee J. Cobb, Jane Wyatt, John Dall, Lisa Howard. Folks familiar with The Man Who Cheated Himself often bring up its offbeat casting, though speaking as one who just recently fell into a YouTube clip of Lee J. Cobb as one of … Continue reading “The Man Who Cheated Himself”

  • The Day of the Jackal

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 9/25/18; MVD/Arrow; Drama; $39.95 Blu-ray; Rated ‘PG.’ Stars Edward Fox, Michael Lonsdale, Delphine Seyrig. When Fred Zinnemann agreed to direct The Day of the Jackal practically on the spot in 1972, he hadn’t made a movie since A Man for All Seasons took home a half-dozen of the ’66 Oscars, including … Continue reading “The Day of the Jackal”

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 9/25/18; Disney/Lucasfilm; Sci-Fi; Box Office $213.75 million; $29.99 DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray, $39.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for sequences of sci-fi action/violence. Stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jon Favreau. The idea of exploring what Han Solo was up to before … Continue reading “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

  • My Man Godfrey

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 9/18/18; Criterion; Comedy; $29.95 DVD, $39.95 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars William Powell, Carole Lombard, Gail Patrick, Alice Brady, Eugene Pallette. Of the three great ’30s screwball comedies that Criterion has released in bang-up Blu-ray fashion, It Happened One Night is at least partly grounded in the Depression, The Awful Truth not … Continue reading “My Man Godfrey”