• The Apartment

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: MVD/Arrow; Comedy; $49.95 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Edie Adams.  When it comes to my personal choice for best/favorite Billy Wilder movie, I usually zig-zag among Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard, Ace in the Hole and The Apartment — though let it be noted in the name of Joey … Continue reading “The Apartment”

  • Captain From Castile

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Available via ScreenArchives.com; Twilight Time; Drama; $29.95 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars Tyrone Power, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero, Lee J. Cobb, Thomas Gomez.  There’s no shortfall of goodies to carry Captain From Castile, and fairly easily at that, over the lumps you might expect from a 140-minute epic directed by Henry King, who in … Continue reading “Captain From Castile”

  • Blade Runner 2049

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street 1/16/18; Warner; Sci-Fi; Box Office $91.95 million; $28.98 DVD, $35.99 Blu-ray, $44.95 UHD BD; Rated ‘R’ for violence, some sexuality, nudity and language. Stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto. What’s remarkable about director Denis Villeneuve’s Blade … Continue reading “Blade Runner 2049”

  • It: Chapter One

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street 1/9/18; Warner; Horror; Box Office $327.48 million; $28.98 DVD, $35.99 Blu-ray, $44.95 UHD BD; Rated ‘R’ for violence/horror, bloody images and for language. Stars Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Wyatt Oleff, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Chosen Jacobs, Nicholas Hamilton, Jackson Robert Scott. It’s easy to see why … Continue reading “It: Chapter One”

  • Battle of the Sexes

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street 1/2/18; Fox; Comedy-Drama; Box Office $12.6 million; $29.98 DVD, $34.99 Blu-ray; Rated ‘PG-13’ for some sexual content and partial nudity. Stars Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Andrea Riseborough, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue, Austin Stowell, Eric Christian Olsen, Natalie Morales. The marketing materials for this high-profile sports film positioned it … Continue reading “Battle of the Sexes”

  • Victoria & Abdul

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Universal; Drama; Box Office $22.2 million; $29.98 DVD, $34.98 Blu-ray; Rated ‘PG-13’ for some thematic elements and language. Stars Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Michael Gambon, Paul Higgins, Olivia Williams. Thrown into the mix of a glut of recent programming centered on British royalty comes this delightful tale … Continue reading “Victoria & Abdul”

  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Fox; Action; Box Office $100.23 million; $29.99 DVD, $34.99 Blu-ray, $39.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘R’ for sequences of strong violence, drug content, language throughout and some sexual material. Stars Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Pedro Pascal, Elton John, Edward Holcroft, Hanna Alström, Poppy Delevingne, … Continue reading “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”

  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Lionsgate; Sci-Fi; Box Office $41.19 million; $29.95 DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray, $42.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for sci-fi violence and action, suggestive material and brief language. Stars Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu, Rutger Hauer. Writer-director Luc Besson’s Valerian has the same elaborate world-building and goofy sci-fi … Continue reading “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”

  • Dunkirk

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street 12/19/17; Warner; Drama; Box Office $188.05 million; $28.98 DVD, $35.99 Blu-ray, $44.95 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for intense war experience and some language. Stars Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy. Christopher Nolan is the kind of … Continue reading “Dunkirk”