Do you recall when you were small…and reindeer flew, snowmen spoke, and Santa came to town? On November 3rd, kick off the holidays with the family favorites from the Original Christmas Classics Anniversary Collection featuring the Blu-ray release of THE ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS CLASSICS ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR’S EDITION GIFT SET featuring all-new bonus material, including singing, fun facts, crafts and more! The holidays will be here before we know it, there’s no use in fighting, there’s no way to slow it! While you’re making those lists and checking them twice, don’t forget to add the classics – THE ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS CLASSICS ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR’S EDITION GIFT SET on Blu–ray to be precise! These beloved Christmas classics have warmed the hearts and hearths of families for 45 years. Whether you are celebrating lasting family traditions or making new memories, no holiday is complete without gathering your family around the living room for the most popular holiday specials in television history! Continue reading ‘Original Christmas Classics Anniversary Collection (Blu-ray Review)’
In the fine tradition of comedy caper films such as How To Steal A Million, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Gambit, comes Heartbreakers starring Sigourney Weaver (Alien) and Jennifer Love Hewitt (TV’s Party of Five) as a mother and daughter con team. Heartbreakers, directed by David Mirkin (Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion) from a screenplay by Robert Dunn (Sweet Lies), Paul Guay (Liar Liar) and Stephen Mazur (Liar Liar) co-stars Gene Hackaman (The French Connection), Chasing Amy‘s Jason Lee, Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) and features some smaller but noticeable turns from Jeffrey Jones (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), Nora Dunn (Bruce Almighty), Sarah Silverman (School of Rock) and Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover). This release of the 2001 hit comedy film ports over its supplemental material from its original DVD release and makes its Blu-ray debut courtesy of the friendly people over at Olive Films. Continue reading ‘Heartbreakers (Blu-ray Review)’
There was a brief period of time in my life back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s where I just wasn’t a fan of Tom Cruise. Maybe it was his relationship with Katie Holmes, or maybe it was all his scientology crap, I don’t know, but I just couldn’t watch his films for awhile (with the exception of Minority Report). I remember catching Mission: Impossible III one late night on a Dell Latitude laptop (yuck!) while working third shift in a data center, but other than that I had no idea what I was missing out on. Then came news of Tom scaling one of the tallest buildings in the world in Dubai in the fourth entry of this series, and that was all it took. My butt was definitely in a theater chair to see that. Ever since that Tom Cruise can do no wrong in my books churning out incredible flicks left and right like Oblivion and Edge of Tomorrow, just to name a few. Continue reading ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (Blu-ray Review)’
Below is the trailer, but here’s the synopsis too if you’re into words (but you know you really want to see that trailer). Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War opens in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2016. Continue reading ‘‘Captain America: Civil War’ Gets A Trailer!’
Take a chance on love when the “laugh out loud funny” (Los Angeles Times) romantic comedy Man Up arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD February 2 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Featuring the “hilarious and heartwarming” (The Spinoff) Simon Pegg (The World’s End) and Lake Bell (Netflix’s “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp”), Man Up is “a smart and winning rom-com” (US Weekly.) The film follows Nancy (Bell), a charming, albeit awkward single woman determined to add spontaneity to her drab love life. When she accepts a blind date from a misinformed stranger, Jack (Pegg), she finds that giving love a chance can lead to the most unexpected of romances.
Scream Factory presents a double dose of samurai action with The House Where Evil Dwells & Ghost Warrior on Blu-ray on January 5, 2016. These two martial arts- themed thrillers from the 80s are now finally available for the first time on Blu-ray, in a release including a new high-definition transfer for The House Where Evil Dwells.
I strolled into Monday night’s press screening of the British crime thriller Legend armed with only two bits of information, Tom Hardy was the leading man and there was two of him. I honestly knew nothing more than that having never even checked out the film’s trailer nor researched it beforehand like I usually do. One of my reviewer friends in the Austin area saw it prior and said it would fit my movie consumption tastes perfectly. After all, Tom Hardy is in my number one film of the year thus far so who am I to call his bluff? It’s almost as if I was meant to see Legend by some kind of divine intervention. So here I am. Here you are. Let’s get started! Continue reading ‘Tom Hardy Makes A ‘Legend’ For Himself (Movie Review)’
How does a free Blu-ray set of one of television’s hottest shows sound to you? Intriguing, huh? I know! So listen up! Anchor Bay Entertainment is bringing fans of the latest ingenious and pulse-pounding AMC original series, Fear The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season to Blu-ray and DVD on December 1st. Created by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and Dave Erickson (Sons of Anarchy), the series hailed as “effortlessly creepy” (People), premiered in August as the #1 show in cable history. The 2-disc sets include character bios as well as “A Look at the Series.” Both fans of the show, as well as those who have yet to encounter the engrossing drama, will have the opportunity to own all six episodes. Check out how to win as well as view the full press release down below courtesy of Anchor Bay and my favorite lady in the press business. Continue reading ‘Win A Copy of ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ on Blu-ray This December!’
When a group of cannibal savages kidnaps settlers from the small town of Bright Hope, an unlikely team of gunslingers, led by Sheriff Franklin Hunt (Kurt Russell), sets out to bring them home. But their enemy is more ruthless than anyone could have imagined, putting their mission – and survival itself – in serious jeopardy. Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, Tombstone) leads an all-star cast, including Patrick Wilson (Insidious), Matthew Fox (“Lost”) and Richard Jenkins (The Visitor) in this gritty, action-packed thriller chronicling a terrifying rescue mission in the Old West. Continue reading ‘‘Bone Tomahawk’ on Blu-ray & DVD December 29th!’
Sony Pictures Animation’s monster family box-office hit HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2,which grossed more than $430 million in theaters worldwide to date, will debut on Digital HD Dec. 22, just in time for holiday viewing and on Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on Jan. 12 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The Hotel Transylvania sequel reunites ‘Drac’s Pack’ of loveable characters, led by “Vampa” Drac (Adam Sandler, Grown-Ups) as they try to put Mavis (Selena Gomez, Spring Breakers) and Johnny’s (Andy Samberg, TV’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) son Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp to bring out his vampire side. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad (comedy legend Mel Brooks) is about to pay the family a visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania, it doesn’t take long for things to get batty! Continue reading ‘Sink Your Fangs Into HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 On Blu-ray January 12th!’
Academy Award® winning Director Robert Zemeckis, (Best Director, Forrest Gump, 1994) uses cutting edge technology to bring to life the true story of THE WALK, debuting on Digital HD Dec. 22 and on Two-Disc 3D Blu-ray™Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD Jan. 5 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Looper) stars as Philippe Petit, a young dreamer who brings together a band of unlikely recruits to achieve the impossible: a wire walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. With little more than nerve and blind ambition, Petit and his ragtag crew overcome daunting physical obstacles, betrayals, countless close calls and overwhelming odds to beat the system and execute their mad plan. THE WALK also stars Academy Award® winner Sir Ben Kingsley (Best Actor, Gandhi, 1982), Charlotte Le Bon (Yves Saint Laurent), James Badge Dale (World War Z) and Ben Schwartz (“Parks and Recreation”).
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates a momentous milestone for a wildly popular and influential action franchise with the release of BAD BOYS I & II: 20thANNIVERSARY COLLECTION on Blu-ray™ and Digital HD Nov. 10. Directed by Michael Bay (Transformers franchise), both films star two-time Best Actor Academy Award®nominee Will Smith (Ali, 2001; The Pursuit of Happyness, 2006) and Martin Lawrence (Big Momma’s House franchise) as loose cannon narcotics detectives solving major crimes in Miami with action and humor. Bad Boys II is making its Blu-ray debut. Both blockbuster films are fully remastered in 4K and will be available as part of a two-movie Blu-ray set, complete with pristine high definition picture and booming lossless audio. Continue reading ‘Bad Boys I & II – 20th Anniversary Collection (Blu-ray Review)’
Marvel, the Studio who brought you “The Avengers”, now brings to life one of the original Avengers — Marvel’s Ant-Man. Bring home the epic heist as Ant-man embraces his inner hero and harnesses the unique ability to shrink in scale to save not only the world, but his daughter. Full of both humor and heart, Marvel’s Ant-man is the perfect gift this holiday on Blu-ray and Digital HD. Get it early on Digital 3D, Digital HD, and Disney Movies Anywhere November 17 & on 3D Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital SD and On-Demand December 8, 2015!
I’m not sure where I was or what I was doing when I first heard news of a Rocky spinoff, but you better believe my reaction was a series of enthusiastic fist pumps into the air. And for anyone that still has a flip phone, locked up in a house against their will in Cleveland, OH or just sadly aren’t in the know about what the cloud is really all about, Creed is the seventh film in the Rocky series, so to speak, and is the story of Apollo Creed’s son. You remember him, right? Apollo Creed as in Rocky’s arch nemesis in the first two films turned compadre in the next two subsequent ones. Pretty cool, huh? So nonetheless, I was very elated to be going into last week’s press screening of…okay I can say it now in a deep voice…CREED (not the band documentary, the fictional boxing film). And for anyone who doesn’t know what the Rocky franchise means to me, let me refresh your memory. Continue reading ‘‘Creed’ Is My First Champ of 2015 (Movie Review)’
One of the greatest comedies ever made is back on Blu-ray for a new release celebrating its 40th anniversary. Unfortunately, if you have already purchased Monty Python and the Holy Grail in the past, there is not much new here, beyond a new Q&A recorded this year. That said, you still get a ton of extra features for those who have not already delighted in the craziness of Monty Python and the release of their most celebrated film on Blu-ray. And yes, this film is still incredibly funny.
The End of the Tour has come to Blu-ray and it still sits as one of the best films of the year. It’s a simple story, but a fine two-hander between stars Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segal. The story is about a rushed friendship of sorts and the film continually delivers on various realizations between the two characters and who they are and what they aspire to be. Of course, it’s difficult for either to really grasp a sense of what it means to be the person they have become, which is not exactly bad for either of them. That said, the film does begin on a dour note, but read on to learn more about this film and its Blu-ray presentation.