CRAWL: Screw Lake Placid, We Have a New King of The Killer Lizard Thrillers (Blu-ray Review)

CRAWL: Screw Lake Placid, We Have a New King of The Killer Lizard Thrillers (Blu-ray Review)

Producer Sam Raimi (Evil Dead) and director Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes) deliver “a suspenseful thrill ride” (Jim Vejvoda, IGN) in CRAWL, coming to Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand October 15 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  Here is my review of the blu-ray: Read more

Night Hunter: Brendan Fletcher Gives One of The Most Demented Performances of The Year (Blu-ray Review)

Night Hunter: Brendan Fletcher Gives One of The Most Demented Performances of The Year (Blu-ray Review)

Henry Cavill and Academy Award® winner* Ben Kingsley star in the pulse-pounding thriller NIGHT HUNTER, now available on Blu-ray and DVD October 15, 2019 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Here is my review of the blu-ray: Read more

Will Smith Can’t Save the Day in Stale, Outdated ‘Gemini Man’ (Review)

Will Smith Can’t Save the Day in Stale, Outdated ‘Gemini Man’ (Review)

Right after an all too familiar opening action sequence, it becomes quite clear what audiences are in for. Yes, you’re seeing a Will Smith action thriller, but it feels like an action movie straight out of the nineties (complete with the Jerry Bruckheimer production logo before the movie starts). That can be a good thing, and we’ve seen positive examples of that in recent years. But if you have a ho-hum story and laughable dialogue, then no amount of action sequences can save your mundane movie, Gemini Man. A combination of Will Smith and director Ang Lee not only makes for a decent chance for a winning formula, but also a comeback formula here given that both big Hollywood names are due for redemption given their recent track records. But alas, Gemini Man is not that comeback. Read more

3 From Hell is The Most Bonkers Sequel Ever Made – a Serial Killer Horror Western Epic (Review)

3 From Hell is The Most Bonkers Sequel Ever Made – a Serial Killer Horror Western Epic (Review)

3 From Hell hits Blu-ray and DVD October 15 from The Devil’s Rejects director Rob Zombie! The highly anticipated film stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley, Richard Brake, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Dee Wallace, Emilio Rivera and Sid Haig in his final performance. Here is my review:

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THE ADDAMS FAMILY & ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES Blu-rays Strike Ahead of New Animated Film (Review)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY & ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES Blu-rays Strike Ahead of New Animated Film (Review)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY and ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES are now available on Blu-ray either individually or in 2-Movie DVD or Blu-ray Collections — just in time for the new animated feature film hitting theaters October 11th—the kooky, spooky and all-together ooky adventures of the Addams Family are sure to have you screaming…with laughter. Read more

GREMLINS: Joe Dante’s Cult Classic Gets Better With Every Re-Watch (4K Blu-ray Review)

GREMLINS: Joe Dante’s Cult Classic Gets Better With Every Re-Watch (4K Blu-ray Review)

Gremlins is available now for the first time in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Joe Dante (Innerspace, The ‘Burbs)) and written by Chris Columbus (The Goonies, Young Sherlock Holmes), the film stars Zach Galligan as Billy Peltzer, Phoebe Cates as Kate Beringer, and Hoyt Axton and Randall Peltzer, along with the voices of Frank Welker as Stripe and Howie Mandel as Gizmo. Read more

Riveting ‘Joker’ is No Laughing Matter (Review)

Riveting ‘Joker’ is No Laughing Matter (Review)

Joker is without a doubt the most daring movie to come out with DC Comics associated with a property. While Joker features no superheroes who can talk to fish, or a failed team up of superheroes that will drive a group of rabid fans to demand to see some director’s cut they think exists locked away in a vault hundreds of feet below the Warner Brothers studio lot, there is plenty of risk with associated with this property. It’s a mid-size budgeted comic book movie that features no action sequences, spiffy visual effects, or Bat signal, and is also carries an R rating. It comes from director Todd Phillips, whose biggest titles are The Hangover movies and Old School. And finally, it’s another incarnation of the Clown Prince of Crime, whose previous iterations include a couple that are heralded as some of the best ever villain characters on film. But against all odds, Joker defies expectations and is one of the most memorable comic book adaptations in recent memory, thanks to a powerhouse performance from Joaquin Phoenix and confident direction from Phillips.

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SHAFT 2019 Feels Like a 90’s Buddy Action Comedy That Breathes Life into an Iconic Franchise (Blu-ray Review)

SHAFT 2019 Feels Like a 90’s Buddy Action Comedy That Breathes Life into an Iconic Franchise (Blu-ray Review)

Shaft arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD today September 24th! New Line Cinema’s action comedy “Shaft” was directed by Tim Story (the “Ride Along” and “Think Like a Man” franchises) and stars Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, Regina Hall and Richard Roundtree. Here is my review of the Blu-ray: Read more

Official Secrets is a Timely, Suspenseful Thriller With Stellar Storytelling (Review)

Official Secrets is a Timely, Suspenseful Thriller With Stellar Storytelling (Review)

Ever since receiving critical and awards-season accolades for Tsotsi in 2006, writer/director Gavin Hood has carved a niche for himself in making suspenseful political thrillers, and his latest film, Official Secrets, is another solid entry into the genre. Based on the actual events surrounding real-life whistleblower Katharine Gun, her story has been adapted into a gripping, suspenseful film worth your time and attention for its ominous visuals, engaging performances from its cast led by Keira Knightley, and an eye-opening look at the lengths to which everyone involved went on all sides of Katharine’s case to stand up for what’s right. Read more

The Peanut Butter Falcon is a New American Classic – The Best Film of 2019 (Review)

The Peanut Butter Falcon is a New American Classic – The Best Film of 2019 (Review)

The Peanut Butter Falcon is now playing in theaters and stars Zack Gottsagen, Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Bruce Dern, Thomas Haden Church, John Hawkes, Yelawolf, Mick Foley and Jake “The Snake” Roberts. The film is written and directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz. Read more

Adult Interference is a Sharp, Hilarious Comedy Rife With Irreverence (Review)

Adult Interference is a Sharp, Hilarious Comedy Rife With Irreverence (Review)

From the west coast of Los Angeles to the Hollywood of the South in Atlanta, Georgia, film communities come in all shapes and sizes across the metropolitan cities in the United States, and California-based female filmmakers Jacquie Phillips and Stefanie Black converged with actor/writer Ted Welch in the city of Nashville to make their debut feature film Adult Interference, a comedy about a washed-up actor whose unlikely bond with a middle school boy helps him learn important lessons about manhood. Read more