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‘Unfinished Business’ Rides Coach (Movie Review)

Unfinished Business Movie ReviewMake no mistake about it, I’m here discussing Unfinished Business today because of Vince Vaughn.  I love just about every comedic role the guy’s ever been in and no way was I staying home and missing this press screening despite the complete opposite of balmy, icy and blistery temperatures we’re suffering through in Austin, TX (I am the Cleveland, OH curse to this town as far as weather is concerned).  Given the amount of chuckles the film trailer bestowed upon me within my very first viewing of it I think it was safe to say, without a shadow of a doubt and despite this being of a completely different genre, I did not think I would walk away as mad from this as I did from last month’s Jupiter Ascending.  So going into Unfinished Business, at least it had that much going for it, a trailer that hooked me in from the get go and made me laugh out loud.  After all, laughter is the best medicine they say.  I need all of that I can get in my life currently.  And so that’s my prologue, monologue or whatever the heck you want to call it.  I digress.  We have a movie to discuss here! Continue reading ‘‘Unfinished Business’ Rides Coach (Movie Review)’

Mr. Bean: The Whole Bean – Remastered 25th Anniversary Collection (DVD Review)

Mr-Bean-Whole-BeanHe captured the hearts of million viewers worldwide and has been called the most embarrassing man on earth. He is the character who everyone wants to help out of his sticky situations, but nobody would invite for tea.  Behold the man who is a bean, Mr. Bean!  Starring award-winning British comedy genius Rowan Atkinson (Blackadder,Johnny English, Mr. Bean’s Holiday and Bean), internationally acclaimed TV series MR. BEAN, two box office hit films and animated series continue to enthrall audience worldwide and maintain universal popularity.  This highly anticipated 25th Anniversary Collection DVD set contains all 14 laugh-out-loud episodes of the beloved series, recently remastered. Special bonus features include previously missing scenes from the original U.S broadcast, a 40-minute documentary, the best bits of Mr. Bean and much more that will complete your Whole Bean. Continue reading ‘Mr. Bean: The Whole Bean – Remastered 25th Anniversary Collection (DVD Review)’

‘Chappie’ Is A Reject (Movie Review)

chappie whysoblu thumbWriter/director Neill Blomkamp’s latest big screen project is a film that tackles the ideas of artificial intelligence and the big questions that come from creating a machine that thinks.  It is set in Johannesburg, a few years in the future, and finds the lead characters dealing with robots and their effectiveness in a world where criminal activity and the lines between beings that are different from each other very much matter.  It is basically another Blomkamp movie, which should inspire more good faith if one were to only judge him off of his ambitious first film, District 9, the 2009 Best Picture nominee that twisted an apartheid allegory into a sci-fi/thriller.  Unfortunately, after the step down that was Elysium, a film that dealt with economic turmoil and healthcare, wrapped up in the guise of a sci-fi/thriller, Chappie feels like another step down.  The film has some ideas and certainly looks good (as one would expect), but is all over the place and lacks much coherence, beyond honest intentions.

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New Irish Film THE LEGEND OF LONGWOOD On DVD June 2 From Shout! Factory

Legend-Of-LongwoodA beautiful new film out of Ireland, The Legend of Longwood, is coming to DVD on June 4 from Shout! Factory, following its appearance at several film festivals in early 2015. An adventure for all ages, the release includes a fascinating behind-the-scenes featurette as a bonus feature.

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Innocence (Blu-ray Review)

InnocenceBased on Jane Mendelsohn’s best-selling young adult novel of the same name, the chilling story comes to life in the spine-tingling horror film, Innocence. Directed by Hilary Brougher (Stephanie Daley), the eerie feature stars Sophie Curtis (Arbitrage), Kelly Reilly (Flight, Heaven Is For Real) and Graham Phillips (“The Good Wife”). Haunted by the death and dreams of her beloved mother in a Montauk surfing accident, 16-year-old Beckett and her father, novelist Miles Warner, move to Manhattan and attempt to piece together their shattered life. Now enrolled at the exclusive Hamilton preparatory school, her psychosis and hallucinations intensify with the dubious suicides of current and past students, as does her first love for Tobey Crawford. The discovery that her new school may be run by a coven of beautiful and seductive women who perpetuate their youth by drinking the blood of virgins becomes the ultimate challenge of Beckett and Tobey’s young lives. Continue reading ‘Innocence (Blu-ray Review)’

Da Vinci’s Demons: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray Review)

Da-Vincis-Demons-Season 2Get ready to journey into one of the greatest minds in history! From Creator and Executive Producer David S. Goyer, comes the second season of Da Vinci’s Demons, bigger and bolder as Leonardo da Vinci travels to South America, Naples, and Turkey, in his quest to find answers. Science mixes with love, lust and thrills in an adventure that is as inventive as the man who inspired it. This is the must see series that critics are calling “Explosive” and a “Fantastical drama” (TV Guide Magazine), “Compelling” and a “Well-crafted story” (New York Daily News) and simply “a whole heck of a lot of fun” (Zap2it). Da Vinci’s Demons: The Complete Second Season is unlike anything ever seen, a historical fantasy drama that truly soars to new heights! Continue reading ‘Da Vinci’s Demons: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray Review)’

The Final AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Trailer Is Here!!!

Ultron-HawkeyeFans around the world assembled on Twitter to unlock a brand new Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer and it’s now available.  Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure. Continue reading ‘The Final AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Trailer Is Here!!!’

The Sure Thing: 30th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Sure-ThingJohn Cusack (Say Anything…, Grosse Pointe Blank) and Daphne Zuniga (Spaceballs) take a road trip to romance in The Sure Thing, a charming and thoughtful comedy classic that only the ’80s could deliver, presented here in a special 30th Anniversary edition on Blu-ray from Shout! Factory.  The release gives the film a brand new transfer and ports over all the extras from teh DVD special edition that was released back in 2003.  And I don’t think its been released at all on any format since then.  Directed by Rob Reiner (This Is Spinal Tap, The Princess Bride), The Sure Thing is exactly what the title suggests for fans of raucously funny road trips, red-hot romantic comedies and romps through 80’s angst featuring John Cusack! Continue reading ‘The Sure Thing: 30th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Review)’

THE LAST UNICORN: Enchanted Edition Coming To Blu-ray June 9th From Shout! Factory

Last-UnicornOne of the most beloved fantasy films of all-time, The Last Unicorn has enraptured generations of fans with its poetic tale of a brave unicorn’s journey through a mystic land seeking others of her kind.  On June 9th, 2015, rediscover this classic tale with Shout! Factory’s release of The Last Unicorn: The Enchanted Edition on Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack and standalone DVD. Fans who order their copies from ShoutFactory.com will receive a limited edition collectable 18”x 24” poster with their order, available while supplies last.   

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Put The Lid Down! GHOULIES & GHOULIES II Double Feature Blu-ray Is Coming!

Ghoulies-Double-FeatureThis is amazing!  From the wonderful world of enjoyably trashy horror cinema comes the Ghoulies movies!  They also introduced us to the lovely Mariska Hargitay.  There was a trilogy of them, but Scream Factory is giving us a double feature release of the first two on Blu-ray.  You hear that James Cameron?  We are getting GHOULIES on Blu-ray before True Lies or The Abyss.  Silly right?  But, I’m pretty excited to go back and revisit these films.  These were during the times when everyone was trying to grab at that Gremlins fortune with the likes of stuff like Critters and the like.  Anyway, the details and pre-order follow below, it’ll be out on April 21, so until then, check your toilets before you sit down on them! Continue reading ‘Put The Lid Down! GHOULIES & GHOULIES II Double Feature Blu-ray Is Coming!’

Innocence Blu-ray Giveaway Contest

InnocenceBased on Jane Mendelsohn’s best-selling young adult novel of the same name, the chilling story comes to life in the spine-tingling horror film, Innocence, arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD March 3 from Cinedigm.  Directed by Hilary Brougher (Stephanie Daley), the eerie feature stars Sophie Curtis (Arbitrage), Kelly Reilly (FlightHeaven Is For Real) and Graham Phillips (“The Good Wife”).   Sound like something you might be interested in winning?  Good!  One lucky reader can!  Read on to find out how it can be you! Continue reading ‘Innocence Blu-ray Giveaway Contest’

‘Vengeance of an Assassin’ on Blu-ray & DVD April 14th!

Vengeance of an AssassinBeing an assassin has its rules always keep your eyes on your target; strict to your mission, execute without any hesitation and there is no room for negotiation! Each killer has his own background, but all of them has trade in their blood and losses. After they escape to a safe house where he had grown up with his brother Than . He is badly injured but is cured by a Chinese Doctor Si Fu , from the girl s family. Than falls in love with Ploy at first sight without knowing that Natee also has some feelings towards the girl. Finally, the family is together again and his uncle, Tanom decides to unveil the big secret he has kept about Natee and Than s parents. But the assassins don t give them time to breath. Being focus and utilizing all of their capabilities is the only way to survive. They have to be faster, stronger and hit harder! Continue reading ‘‘Vengeance of an Assassin’ on Blu-ray & DVD April 14th!’

DEEP IN THE DARKNESS, Starring Dean Stockwell, On Blu April 21 From Scream Factory

Deep-In-The-DarknessThis spring, let’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, Starring Dean Stockwell, On Blu April 21 From Scream Factory’

The Captive (Blu-ray Review)

The Captive In this psychological thriller from Academy Award nominated director Atom Egoyan, Matthew (Ryan Reynolds) must live through a parent’s worst nightmare when his young daughter, Cassandra, vanishes without a trace. Years later, when detectives Nicole (Rosario Dawson) and Jeffery (Scott Speedman) discover recent images of Cassandra online. Matthew puts everything on the line to get his daughter back.  Continue reading ‘The Captive (Blu-ray Review)’

The Humbling (Blu-ray Review)

The HumblingBased on Phillip Roth s final novel, The Humbling tells the story of over-the-hill stage actor Simon Axler (Al Pacino) and his struggles to find his passion for life again. Near his breaking point, he finds motivation in the form of a young and lustful lesbian Pegeen Stapleford (Greta Gerwig), but as their relationship heats up Simon has a hard time keeping up with the youthful Pegeen. The Humbling is directed by Barry Levinson and also stars Kyra Sedgwick, Charles Grodin, Dianne Wiest and Nina Arianda.   Continue reading ‘The Humbling (Blu-ray Review)’

Hang with Robert Downey Jr. at the Premiere of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron

avengers-age-of-ultron01Wanna hang out with Robert “Double” Downey Jr. at the premiere of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron?  Of course you do.  Check out this post to see the kind of offer he is laying our for the people, which could possible lead to the best night your their life, while also helping to support a great cause.

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Foxcatcher (Blu-ray Review)

Foxcatcher Blu-ray ReviewMake no mistake about it.  I wanted to see Foxcatcher for one main reason.  Never mind all the Academy Awards nominations it got.  We’ll talk about those in a minute.  I wanted to see it because for the first time ever that man I saw in the film’s trailer was not Steve Carell, but someone possessed, almost evil looking.  I wanted to find out who this man was.  I could care less about wrestling.  I needed to find out how the heck Carell looked so sinister, the why and most importantly, did he pull it off.  Considering he got nominated for the Best Actor this year, I think the consensus is in that he did, but nonetheless I had to see Foxcatcher with my own eyes.  And now that I did, here’s my full Blu-ray review to tell you all about my HD experience.  So lace up your wrestling shoes ladies and gentlemen.  Ding!  Ding!  That’s the bell!  Let’s take our discussion onto the Blu-ray mat.  Follow me! Continue reading ‘Foxcatcher (Blu-ray Review)’

Musicals: 4-Movie Collection (Blu-ray Review)

Classical-Musicals-CollectionKiss Me KateCole Porter’s 1953 hit musical filmed with the most advanced 3D technology during the medium’s “golden era” – will be released in a newly restored Blu-ray edition by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Viewers will now be able to experience the classic starring Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson and Ann Miller exactly the way it was seen in its 3D release in theatres 62 years ago.  Kiss Me Kate will be part of WBHE’s Blu-ray Musicals Collection, which will also contain a 2D version of Kiss Me Kate, and Singin’ in the Rain, along with The Band Wagon and Calamity Jane, both making their Blu-ray debuts. The Collection will also include four collectible art cards. In addition, Kiss Me Kate, The Band Wagon and Calamity Jane will be available as singles. Continue reading ‘Musicals: 4-Movie Collection (Blu-ray Review)’