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    New Blu-Ray/DVD Releases (09/19/17) – The Best Slate So Far This Year

    This week, we have the best crop of Blu-Ray and DVD releases that 2017 has had yet. Leading the charge are some unlikely heroes, as you’ll see below. One is even called “The Hero,” which has been raved about by yours truly for months now. With such good stuff to discuss, let us dive right […] More

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    New Blu-Ray/DVD Releases (07/11/17) – Discover ‘The Lost City of Z’

    This week, James Gray‘s long-gestating passion project “The Lost City of Z” hits Blu-Ray and DVD. It’s the biggest release today, as well as the best. Now, let’s dive right in and examine the whole slate! PICK OF THE WEEK “The Lost City of Z” It took years for Gray to finally bring “The Lost […] More

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    New Blu-ray/DVD Releases (05/02/17) – De Niro Does Comedy Again

    This week, Robert De Niro returns to the world of comedy decades after “The King of Comedy” with “The Comedian.” That’s just one title hitting Blu-ray and DVD today, so let’s dive right in and see what else is being offered up. PICK OF THE WEEK “The Comedian” Here’s a film that benefits by no […] More

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    Can ‘La La Land’ Become the New ‘Silence of the Lambs’?

    In a few weeks time, Damien Chazelle‘s ravishing musical “La La Land” is all but certainly going to take Best Picture at the 89th Academy Awards. It already has the top Producers Guild of America prize as well as the Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy on the mantle, to go along with a […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Passengers’ Brings Romance to Deep Space Travel

    Getting lost in space has long been a staple of science fiction cinema. Whether alone or with a crew/family/stranger, the coldness of deep space is inherently thrilling. Now, when you factor in an unexpected romance, that gives something like “Passengers” a unique spin. Mixed with a “Cast Away” in a luxury hotel type setting, there’s […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Wastes Michael Fassbender

    When it was announced that Michael Fassbender was signing on to produce and star in an adaptation of the video game “Assassin’s Creed,” there was reason for optimism. Even more so when he opted to bring along his “Macbeth” co-star Marion Cotillard and most of the creative team as well. And yet, this adaptation turned […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Allied’ Looks Classy Yet Winds Up Predictable

    What a missed opportunity. All of the ingredients are found within “Allied” to result in a prime piece of Oscar bait. You have Academy Award winners in director Robert Zemeckis, as well as stars Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt. Nominee Steven Knight penned the screenplay. The list goes on. And yet, “Allied” feels like a […] More

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    Film Review: ‘The Monster’ Features a Transcendent Zoe Kazan Performance

    Female stars of horror films are often pigeonholed into being depicted as just scream queens. When they supersede that, there’s rightly tons of acclaim. With any luck, Zoe Kazan will be joining those ranks for her work in “The Monster.” This is the type of performance that you find yourself in awe of when the […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Trolls’ Works Its Magic With Positive Vibes and Song

    Looked at from afar, there’s really nothing to suggest that “Trolls” is going to be anything other than an overt cash grab. After all, it’s a movie based on a line of toys. So, it’s a pleasant surprise to report that “Trolls” is a charming bit of animation, full of lively music and good vibes. […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Doctor Strange’ Is Marvel’s Most Hypnotic Adventure Yet

    The hits just keep on coming for Marvel Studios. The folks that can seemingly do no wrong have again taken a lower-tier superhero and spun gold. This time, it’s “Doctor Strange,” the latest edition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is a trippy, psychedelic, and really fun introduction to the world of magic within Marvel’s realms. […] More

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