Like Wine, ‘Uncorked’ is a Film to Savor During These Times (Review)

Like Wine, ‘Uncorked’ is a Film to Savor During These Times (Review)

These past few weeks certainly have been challenging, stressful, and, well pick your synonym, for most people around the world. So much uncertainty and despair has left many of us isolated at home instead of being out socially, going to the movies among other things. With movie theaters closed until the curve is flattened on the current pandemic, millions, like myself, are left with streaming as the only way to watch new movies in place of our theatrical experiences at our local multiplexes. Thankfully, Netflix is still rolling out new content on a daily basis, including original movies like Uncorked, which drops today. From director Prentice Penny, this dramadey about wine and family is just what the doctor ordered during these uncertain times. 

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VFW Injects New Life into a Forgotten Genre Amidst a Canvas of Mayhem & Blood (Review)

VFW Injects New Life into a Forgotten Genre Amidst a Canvas of Mayhem & Blood (Review)

VFW is an action thriller from Bliss director Joe Begos and RLJE Films. The film stars Stephen Lang, William Sadler, Martin Kove, David Patrick Kelly, Fred Williamson, Sierra McCormick, Dora Madison Burge and George Wendt. Here’s my review: Read more

Richard Jewell is Clint Eastwood’s Best Film since Million Dollar Baby (Blu-ray Review)

Richard Jewell is Clint Eastwood’s Best Film since Million Dollar Baby (Blu-ray Review)

What is reported as fact obscures the truth when “Richard Jewell” arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital March 17, 2020. Directed by legendary filmmaker Clint Eastwood, “Richard Jewell” is based on the true story of the 1996 Atlanta Games bombing. Here is my blu-ray review: Read more

Guns Akimbo: Watching Daniel Radcliffe Piss With Gun Hands is Both The Funniest & Scariest Scene of 2020 (Review)

Guns Akimbo: Watching Daniel Radcliffe Piss With Gun Hands is Both The Funniest & Scariest Scene of 2020 (Review)

Guns Akimbo is an upcoming action comedy film from the Saban Films and director/writer Jason Lei Howden (Deathgasm). The movie stars Daniel Radcliffe, Samara Weaving, Ned Dennehy, Rhys Darby and Milo Cawthorne. Here’s my review: Read more

The Invisible Man Is A Terrifying Horror Film With A Tremendous Turn From Elisabeth Moss (Review)

The Invisible Man Is A Terrifying Horror Film With A Tremendous Turn From Elisabeth Moss (Review)

From Sinister in 2012 to Happy Death Day in 2017, Blumhouse Productions is a production company that prides itself on crafting low-budget horror films from a growing list of rising auteurs, although, for every masterpiece like Get Out, there’s a dud on the level of Truth or Dare. Thankfully, The Invisible Man is on the positive end of that spectrum thanks to creative direction from Leigh Whannell, a stellar lead performance from Elisabeth Moss, and a clever way of grounding the classic H.G. Wells character into our modern times. Read more

Emma is A Charming Period Drama With The Experience of Looking at a Painting (Review)

Emma is A Charming Period Drama With The Experience of Looking at a Painting (Review)

Jane Austen is one of the most prolific authors of all time, and her body of work has been adapted from the page to the silver screen on a multitude of occasions, from Ang Lee’s 1995 adaptation of Sense and Sensibility to Joe Wright’s feature directorial debut rendition of Pride and Prejudice. One of the most famous Austen adaptations was Amy Heckerling’s Clueless, which left audiences howling with laughter and left speechless over its creativity in modernizing Austen’s novel Emma in a mid-90s era high school in Beverly Hills, California. Read more

Doctor Sleep Director’s Cut Delivers 3 Hour Superhero Horror Thriller Epic (4K Blu-ray Review)

Doctor Sleep Director’s Cut Delivers 3 Hour Superhero Horror Thriller Epic (4K Blu-ray Review)

Doctor Sleep is available now on Blu-ray/DVD. Dare to go back when director Mike Flanagan continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in “The Shining” with “Doctor Sleep,” a screenplay based on the novel by Stephen King. Enter now for a chance to win a copy of the 4K Blu-ray! Here is my review: Read more

Shutter Island is Scorsese’s Underrated Horror Masterpiece 10 Years Later (4K Steelbook Blu-ray Review)

Shutter Island is Scorsese’s Underrated Horror Masterpiece 10 Years Later (4K Steelbook Blu-ray Review)

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of director Martin Scorsese’s atmospheric thriller Shutter Island, arriving for the first time on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on February 11, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  Debuting just prior to the film’s original release date (February 19, 2010), the 4K Ultra HD will be available in a Limited Collector’s Edition Steelbook. Read more

Motherless Brooklyn is a Dry Detective Thriller from Edward Norton (Blu-ray Review)

Motherless Brooklyn is a Dry Detective Thriller from Edward Norton (Blu-ray Review)

From the Oscar-nominated director-writer-producer-star Edward Norton (“Birdman,” “American History X,” “Primal Fear”) comes the magnetic drama “Motherless Brooklyn.” Inspired by Jonathan Lethem’s novel by the same name, Norton aimed to transpose Lethem’s contemporary characters into a different period and plot and gave it a distinctive atmosphere by re-setting the drama in the 1950s—a time of great change in New York City. Motherless Brooklyn is available NOW on DVD/Blu-ray. Here is my review: Read more

Playing With Fire: Tyler Mane’s AXE Steals The Show from a Far Too Jacked John Cena (Blu-ray Review)

Playing With Fire: Tyler Mane’s AXE Steals The Show from a Far Too Jacked John Cena (Blu-ray Review)

Called “fun for the whole family” (Mark Pacis, Nerd Reactor) and “full of laughs” (Jamie Mariano, The Movie Elite), the hilarious family comedy PLAYING WITH FIRE debuts on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand February 4 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Here is my review of the Blu-ray: Read more

The Saga of The Jack of Spades Reads as Robin Hood Playing Poker With A Song of Ice & Fire (Review)

The Saga of The Jack of Spades Reads as Robin Hood Playing Poker With A Song of Ice & Fire (Review)

The Saga of The Jack of Spades Volume 1 is available now from publisher Renegade Arts Entertainment. From writer Chase Kantor, colorist Sabrina O’ Donnell and artist Daniel Schneider comes a deep medieval epic in the vein of Robin Hood and Game of Thrones. Here’s my review of the first trade: Read more

Color Out of Space is a Cinematic Acid Trip Through a Forest of Technicolor Horrors (Review)

Color Out of Space is a Cinematic Acid Trip Through a Forest of Technicolor Horrors (Review)

Color Out of Space is based on the H.P. Lovecraft story and is directed by Richard Stanley. Starring Nicolas Cage, Madeleine Arthur, Elliot Knight, Tommy Chong and Brendan Meyer the film hits theaters January 24, 2020 from RLJE Films. This is my review: Read more