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Beauty and the Beast: Staggeringly Beautiful, They Kept The Best & Fixed The Rest [Review]

I don’t get Disney’s current trend of remaking old animation classics into Live Action films.  Why is that necessary?  Maleficent was fun, it’s true, but that was told with a more sympathetic twist to the villain, which I love (plus the old Sleeping Beauty was badly in need of a rewrite).   But what was wrong with the 1991 classic B&tB?  Nothing, that’s what.  So I went into this new one wondering if it was going to be a waste of time.  I’m still not sure it needed to be made but I’m absolutely glad they did. Continue reading Beauty and the Beast: Staggeringly Beautiful, They Kept The Best & Fixed The Rest [Review]

Beauty and the Beast: A Creditable Live-Action Remake of a Beloved Classic [Review]

The original Beauty and the Beast, the 1991 animated version, is one of the five best animated movies of all-time; it was so good that it became the first ever animated movie to be nominated for Best Picture by the Academy Awards. With movie studios going through their vault of hit movies and remaking them, it was inevitable that Beauty and the Beast would get a live-action remake sooner or later. And thanks to the advances in creating special effects that make the unimaginable look more realistic than ever, along with Disney coming off a string of successful live-action remakes (Maleficent, Cinderella, Jungle Book), the studio fast-tracked remaking the “tale as old as time.” Even though the narrative of this Beauty and the Beast is uneven at times, the movie, as a whole, hits most of the right notes. I would say it’s difficult not to compare this live-action remake to the near-perfect animated movie; but, in reality, there’s just no way around it.

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Fences: Even When The Emotional Snot Flew Hard & Fast, Viola Davis Deserved That Oscar [Blu-ray Review]

From Paramount Pictures and director/star Denzel Washington, based on the stage play of the same name by August Wilson comes the Academy Award winning Fences. Also starring Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Mykelti Williamson, Russell Hornsby and Jovan Adepo, the film is available to own March 17, 2017 on Blu-ray and DVD. Continue reading Fences: Even When The Emotional Snot Flew Hard & Fast, Viola Davis Deserved That Oscar [Blu-ray Review]

Drunk History Season 4: Here Comes Sick-Ass Hamilton on a Flaming Ship [DVD Review]

The Emmy nominated comedy series Drunk History (hosted by Derek Waters) is coming to DVD for it’s fourth season on March 14, 2017. Special guest appearances include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dave Grohl, Bob Odenkirk, Patton Oswalt, Aubrey Plaza, Thomas Middleditch, Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Ed Helms, Liev Schreiber and more! Continue reading Drunk History Season 4: Here Comes Sick-Ass Hamilton on a Flaming Ship [DVD Review]

Kong: Skull Island – Great action scenes; King Kong is Badass [Review]

I’ve never seen a King Kong film, this was my first taste of the franchise, and I must say I’m fond of him.  I mean I know about the original – King Kong goes to Big City and ends up climbing a building and swatting aircraft with one hand while holding Fay Wray in the other (that might not be right, like I said I haven’t seen it) but now I’m tempted to go back and watch it.  Kong:  Skull Island is really a lot of fun. Continue reading Kong: Skull Island – Great action scenes; King Kong is Badass [Review]

LEGO Worlds: Ride an Octopus, Fight a Mixel & Have a Blast Building Whatever You Can Imagine [Review]

Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO Worlds is available to own now on STEAM, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and will be available for the Nintendo Switch later in 2017.  Continue reading LEGO Worlds: Ride an Octopus, Fight a Mixel & Have a Blast Building Whatever You Can Imagine [Review]

Kong: Skull Island – A Rip-Roaring Action Adventure Fit for the King of the Apes [Review]

It has been just 12 years since we last saw the King of the Apes in director Peter Jackson’s three-hour epic, King Kong. For what it’s worth, the monster movie about a ginormous gorilla Jackson gave audiences back in 2005 worked great as a dramatic piece. But now, Kong is back, but in an action-oriented reboot connected to Legendary Studios’ monsters universe, which began back in 2014 with the critically praised reboot of Godzilla. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ version of King Kong in Kong: Skull Island results in a thrilling action romp that boasts an all-star cast full of colorful characters that feature their own sense of humor. And on top of that, Kong: Skull Island is also just a fun, movie going experience, watching monsters clash with each other in grand fashion on the big screen. Continue reading Kong: Skull Island – A Rip-Roaring Action Adventure Fit for the King of the Apes [Review]

Gorilla Voltage APE-X is Ferocious Hardcore Hip Hop ala Biohazard Meets The Beastie Boys [Review]

From Majik Ninja Entertainment, comes the new album from hardcore hip hop duo Gorilla Voltage, titled APE-X. Available now, the record includes cameos from artists like Twiztid, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, G-MO SKEE, Madchild, Bizarre, Kung Fu Vampire & more. Continue reading Gorilla Voltage APE-X is Ferocious Hardcore Hip Hop ala Biohazard Meets The Beastie Boys [Review]