Wild Card (Blu-ray Review)

Wild-CardLegendary action star Jason Statham (The Expendables franchise, Transporter franchise) headlines the action-packed thriller Wild Card, showing its hand on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on March 31st from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film is currently available via On Demand. An extended version of the film, featuring 10 additional minutes not previously seen will also be available on Digital HD on the same date.  Featuring an all-star cast including Michael Angarano (Cinemax’s “The Knick”), Milo Ventimiglia (TV’s “Heroes”), Dominik García-Lorido (STARZ’s “Magic City”), Anne Heche (HBO’s “Hung”), Sofia Vergara (TV’s “Modern Family”), Max Casella (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) and Jason Alexander (TV’s “Seinfeld”), with Hope Davis (TV’s “Allegiance”) and Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Gamesfranchise), Wild Card is “Statham’s coolest action flick since The Transporter” (Comingsoon.net). Continue reading ‘Wild Card (Blu-ray Review)’

Studio Ghibli: SPIRITED AWAY & THE CAT RETURNS on Blu-ray 6/16

Spirited-AwayDisney presents two beloved films from the acclaimed Studio Ghibli, Oscar – Winning MasterpieceSpirited Away and the enchanting fantasy adventure The Cat Returns, will be available for the first time on Blu-ray Combo Pack June 16th! Spirited Away is a wondrous fantasy about a young girl, Chihiro, trapped in a strange new world of spirits. While The Cat Returns is about a schoolgirl, Haru (voiced by Anne Hathaway), bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she ever imagined. Both are magical animated adventures that will delight and inspire the whole family! 

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Video Preview of Stunts From Game of Thrones Season 5

Game of Thrones Season 5It’s no secret that April is coming here fast and the synopsis of the anxiously awaited fifth season of Game of Thrones (premieres April 12th) reads like this: Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is struggling to balance the demands of the Night’s Watch with those of the newly arrived Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane), who styles himself the rightful king of Westeros. Meanwhile, Cersei (Lena Headey) scrambles to hold on to power in King’s Landing amidst the Tyrells and the rise of a religious group led by the enigmatic High Sparrow, while Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) embarks on a secret mission. Across the Narrow Sea, Arya (Maisie Williams) seeks an old friend and a fugitive Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) finds a new cause.  And as danger mounts in Meereen, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) finds that her tenuous hold on the city requires hard sacrifices. Continue reading ‘Video Preview of Stunts From Game of Thrones Season 5′


Halt and Catch FireAnchor Bay Entertainment will release AMC’s compelling drama Halt and Catch Fire: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray + Digital HD and DVD on May 5th.  Available as a 3-disc set, Halt and Catch Fire: The Complete First Season contains all 10 episodes of the series that presents a fictionalized account of the early days of the personal computer creation and the tech heads who would soon go on to create a revolution.  The set also includes bonus features that give a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this smart series. And best of all, my favorite marketer in the world hooked me up with a new bonus feature video that you’ll find on the May 5th release.  Read on and watch below you will! Continue reading ‘New Bonus Feature from HALT AND CATCH FIRE: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON’

Creature Double Features Coming May 26 From Scream Factory!

FrogsThis spring, nature strikes back! On May 26, 2015 Scream Factory presents Food of the Gods and Frogs, two nature-gone-berserk shockers on Blu-ray for the first time. This release comes complete with bonus features, including new interviews with the films’ stars Belinda Balaski and Joan Van Ark.  Another double feature of creepy crawlies comes to Blu-ray with Scream Factory’s release of Empire of the Ants and Jaws of Satan on May 26, 2015. These terrifying creature features come complete with extras, including new audio commentary with Empire of the Antsdirector Bert I. Gordon.

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DreamWorks’ ‘Home’ Is Nothing To Phone Home About (Movie Review)

home whysoblu thumbThe “cute factor” always plays a big role in animated features made for a family audience. As it stands, I am happy to watch these animated features that manage to balance a level of cuteness with some witty writing, good-natured humor, or other fairly positive elements that make for a good film. Home definitely makes attempts at cuteness, given the way we see certain characters, but I found a lot of that to be undone by the nature of the story that I could not get over. Some unintentionally uncomfortable implications of the “friendly” alien invasion that set up this story ultimately kept me from embracing the film more and the nature of the aliens known as “Boov” did not help much either.

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‘It Follows’ Expands to 1,200 Screens

It FollowsYeah!  I’m excited by this news as when I was in LA a few weeks back I was actually one of the lucky thousands who got to see It Follows on opening weekend, a film which I can only describe as The Rings meets John Carpenter’s old school Halloween.  One of the best-reviewed films of the year will expand to 1,200 theaters on Friday.  Bolstered by strong word of mouth and critical acclaim, audiences came in droves on opening weekend – Friday, 13th – earning the film $160,089 in just four locations for a per theater average of $40,022.  Honestly, It Follows had the best limited opening for a horror film since Paranormal Activity, boasting 94% on Rotten Tomatoes and garnering over $600,000 in box office to date.  Check out the rest of the press release below from RADiUS. Continue reading ‘‘It Follows’ Expands to 1,200 Screens’

Entourage – The Official Main Trailer

EntourageI have a lot of friends that should be very happy about this trailer based on the HBO Comedy series.  Movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny (Kevin Dillon), are back…and back in business with super-agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven).  Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.  And about 11 hours ago Warner Bros. dropped on the Earth Entourage’s “Official Main Trailer.”  Enjoy it below! Continue reading ‘Entourage – The Official Main Trailer’

Fifty Shades of Grey Steams It Up on Blu-ray

Fifty Shades of GreyI think I’m actually one of the very few critics out there who didn’t hate Fifty Shades of Grey.  Sure I’m not a big fan of the novel of the same name, but the film adaptation doesn’t stray much at all so what you see on the pages is literally what you see on the screen.  I can get behind that, but I don’t understand all the haters out there.  Nonetheless, I’m my own man, confident and sometimes strong.  LOL.  So ladies (I’ll leave the gentlemen out of this one), get ready to scream as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele are coming home to Blu-ray HD on May 8th.  If you don’t believe me, check out the full press release below from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Continue reading ‘Fifty Shades of Grey Steams It Up on Blu-ray’

Muck (Blu-ray Review)

MuckAnchor Bay Entertainment invites fans for a little bit’o the green and a LOT of the red with MUCK, a chiller seething with the greatest fear of all: that nowhere is safe!  The directorial debut of Steve Wolsh, who also wrote and produced, MUCK reads like a bloody love letter filled with just the sort of jolts horror fans have been waiting to hear – and see!  Shot in state-of-the-art 4K Ultra HD resolution, MUCK is packed with old-school effects, shocks – and yes, breasts – that stick with you, creating terror with effects and stunts without the use of CGI.  MUCK arrives uncut, uncensored, and unrated.  Featuring Kane Hodder (Hatchet, Jason Voorhees in four of the Friday the 13th films), Lachlan Buchanan (“Pretty Little Liars”), Puja Mohindra (Foreign), Bryce Draper (Bound) and YouTube Sensation Lauren Francesca (iwantmylauren), MUCK is throwback horror at its best. Continue reading ‘Muck (Blu-ray Review)’

Julianne Moore in Still Alice Comes To Blu-ray This May

Still AliceCall me crazy, but Julianne Moore has always been crazy, red hot!  Although I have yet to see it, her role in Still Alice is undoubtedly a winner as she took home the Oscar this year…FINALLY…for Best Actress in this.  The film also stars Academy Award Nominee Alec Baldwin along with Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth and Hunter Parrish.  Best of all…it’s coming home on Blu-ray May 12th!  It features include three in-depth featurettes as well as deleted scenes.  However, don’t take my word for it.  Check out the full press release below now from Sony! Continue reading ‘Julianne Moore in Still Alice Comes To Blu-ray This May’

Watch the NEW Featurette for FURIOUS 7!

Furious 7Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Fast & Furious 7.  James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black.  They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell.  So without further ado, sit back, click play and watch the brand new featurette down below for FURIOUS 7. Continue reading ‘Watch the NEW Featurette for FURIOUS 7!’

Deep In The Darkness (Blu-ray Review)

Deep-In-The-DarknessLet’s venture into Ashborough, a quaint, small town in New Hampshire where its serenity and family-friendly settings are just pretenses for the ultimate terror!  The harrowing suspense thriller, infused with deadly small-town secrets and folklore from Michael Laimo’s celebrated novel Deep in the Darkness, leaps from the pages to the screen.  On April 21, 2015, SCREAM FACTORY™ will unleash DEEP IN THE DARKNESS on Blu-ray™ and DVD.  Based on the best-selling novel by Michael Laimo, DEEP IN THE DARKNESS stars Sean Patrick Thomas (Save The Last Dance, Cruel Intentions), Kristen Bush ( The Following), Dean Stockwell (Blue Velvet, Quantum Leap), Blanche Baker (Sixteen Candles), Anthony Del Negro (Dark Haul) and Athena Grant. Directed by Colin Theys (Remains, Dead Souls), this eerily terrifying film takes your darkest fears and brings them home to the roost.  A must-have for horror movie enthusiasts, collectors and fans of mysteries and suspense. Continue reading ‘Deep In The Darkness (Blu-ray Review)’

All-Star Cast Leads A Hilarious Caper Comedy When MORTDECAI Arrives On Blu-ray May 12!

MortdecaiThe witty caper comedy, Mortdecai, arrives on Digital HD May 5 and on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) May 12 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. In the vein of Austin Powers and Inspector Clouseau before him, Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise) leads an impressive ensemble cast on an adventure through the world of black market art dealers to find a missing painting. The film also features Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man trilogy), Ewan McGregor (Star Wars: Episode I-III) and Olivia Munn (HBO’s “The Newsroom”), along with Jeff Goldblum (upcoming Jurassic World) and Paul Bettany (Iron Man trilogy).

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Overseas Grindhouse Hit GUN WOMAN Arrives On Blu-ray May 26 From Scream Factory

Gun-WomanBrace yourself for a mind-blowing thriller that delivers high-octane action, blood-soaked violence and a riveting tale of revenge in equal measure.  From director Kurando Mitsutake, who dazed genre fans with his Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf, comes GUN WOMAN, a dark postmodern film-noir starring Japanese gore queen Asami (The Machine Girl, Dead Sushi). Watch crazy meet crazier in this no-holds-barred revenge flick when GUN WOMAN arrives onBlu-ray™ and DVD on May 26, 2015 from SCREAM FACTORY™.

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Interstellar (Blu-ray Review)

Interstellar (Blu-ray Review)When a film gets hailed as “the most exhilarating film this century,” director Christopher Nolan’s “must-see masterpiece” (New York Post) you just gotta see it right?  Of course you do!  You want some more proof of why you should see Interstellar?  It has been named one of the Top Ten movies of 2014 by Rolling StoneEsquire, the New York Post and more, and had received five Academy Award nominations including Best Visual Effects, Best Production Design, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing and Best Original Score.  Better yet, I’m pretty sure the movie was Ace Frehley’s inspiration for the song “Rocket Ride” back in 1977 on KISS’ Alive II album.  What do you want to bet that  “they” told Ace to write that track?  Sounds silly huh?  However, it could be true.  Who’s to say that it isn’t?  That’s the kind of bat craziness I’m talking about here and this is what Interstellar is all about! Continue reading ‘Interstellar (Blu-ray Review)’

Class Of 1984 – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Class-Of-1984Drug Dealing. Gang Beatings. Prostitution. They’re all part of a typical day for the students of Lincoln High. Take a trip into this academic abyss with Scream Factory’s release of Class of  1984. The film makes its Blu-ray debut as part of a Collector’s Edition Combo Pack that comes loaded with bonus features, including new interviews with director Mark Lester, composer Lalo Schifrin and actors Perry King, Lisa Langlois and Erin Noble, new career retrospective interview with Perry King, audio commentary with director Mark Lester, the featurette Blood and Blackboards, which includes interviews with director Mark Lester, actors Perry King and Merrie Lynn Ross, and more!  This packed disc is the first Collector’s Edition from Scream Factory in 2015.  Hard to believe, I know! Continue reading ‘Class Of 1984 – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)’

Into The Woods (Blu-ray Review)

Into-The-WoodsFrom the director of “Chicago” and the producer of “Wicked” comes a modern twist on the beloved fairy tales you thought you knew. Academy Award®-Winning actress Meryl Streep (Best Actress, The Iron Lady), leads an all-star cast in this enchanted adventure about daring to venture Into The Woods.  The film wound up landing Meryl Streep yet another Academy Award nomination (Best Supporting Actress, which ended up going to Patricia Arquette for her role in Boyhood) to which she yawned and said “yeah I know”.  The film was released around this past Christmas season, which seemed the perfect time for it.

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