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

DUTY, HONOUR & IZZAT Unearths Pivotal History of Punjabi Soldiers in First World War (Review)

DUTY, HONOUR & IZZAT Unearths Pivotal History of Punjabi Soldiers in First World War (Review)

From Renegade Arts Entertainment, DUTY, HONOUR & IZZAT is a historical book interwoven with comic elements from writer Steven Purewal, illustrator Christopher Rawlins, artists Claude St. Aubin/ Ruth Redmond, letterer Sean Tonelli and editor Alexander Finbow. It is available to own NOW and you can buy a copy HERE. Read more

It: Chapter 2 is the Best Horror Movie of the Year (Review)

It: Chapter 2 is the Best Horror Movie of the Year (Review)

Forgettable horror sequels are a dime a dozen in Hollywood; they’re almost never anywhere near as good as their predecessors and fail to reach the caliber of the movie that helped lay the foundation (or make a profit for a studio). While It: Chapter 2 is based on Stephen King’s popular novel, the physical copy of which is as heavy as a bag of apples, it still has a lot to live up to thanks to its forerunner that was a smashing hit and a near-perfect horror movie. Based on the box office numbers and reception, Warner Brothers gave returning director Andy Muschietti more than just the keys to the sequel, but the whole garage, its tools, and anything else he wanted in order to make Chapter 2 live up to every bit of the first installment. As a result, It: Chapter 2 is more than just a horror movie. It’s a blockbuster with the mentality of “go big or go home.” Going all out to the very end It: Chapter 2 swings for the fences and hits a home run. At just a hair below its predecessor, it’s not only the year’s best horror movie, but also one of the best horror sequels ever made.

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ROCKETMAN Should Win Oscars: Taron Egerton’s Performance as Elton John is Masterful (4K Blu-ray Review)

ROCKETMAN Should Win Oscars: Taron Egerton’s Performance as Elton John is Masterful (4K Blu-ray Review)

ROCKETMAN lands on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and DVD August 27th. The film, which stars Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard, showcases incredible performances of Elton John’s beloved songs by Taron Egerton. The Digital, 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray releases include over 75 minutes of bonus content including four extended musical sequences, deleted & extended scenes, sing-along tracks and much more. Here is my review of the 4K Blu-ray: Read more

Angel Has Fallen is a Flat & Forgettable Entry in a Franchise That Exists (Review)

Angel Has Fallen is a Flat & Forgettable Entry in a Franchise That Exists (Review)

Gerard Butler has been an action star since leading the box-office smash 300, but his career has seen him lead low-budget action fare from the ridiculous likes of Geostorm and Gods of Egypt to the political action thrillers White House Down and the first two films in the Fallen franchise. The third film, Angel Has Fallen, sadly does not reverse his trajectory onto an upturn, because it’s devoid of entertainment and suspense thanks to a lack of engaging character work and lazy, uninspired action sequences, despite great chemistry between Butler and franchise newcomer Nick Nolte. Read more

The Curse of La Llorona is The Worst Film of 2019 (Blu-ray Review)

The Curse of La Llorona is The Worst Film of 2019 (Blu-ray Review)

The Curse of La Llorona” arrived on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital August 6th. From New Line Cinema and producer James Wan, “The Curse of La Llorona” brings the iconic Latin American legend to terrifying life in an original horror film, marking the feature directorial debut of Michael Chaves, the innovative filmmaker behind the award-winning short “The Maiden.” Here is my review: Read more