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The Martian Gets An Extended Edition on Blu-ray w/ Commentary!

The Martian Extended Edition Blu-rayI have to admit, I’m really getting on this 4K bandwagon, which is why it excites me that I waited to pick The Martian up on 4K Blu-ray.  So here’s the latest news.  The film that blew audiences away is back and bigger than ever with more than two hours special feature material that will give viewers even more reasons to “Bring Him Home.” Audience everywhere can journey back to Mars with the all-new extended cut of the 7-time Academy Award nominated space film The Martian coming to Digital HD, DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD on June 7, 2016.

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‘Keanu’ Is The High-Octane Kitten Rescue Movie You’ve Always Wanted (Movie Review)

keanu thumbIf you have been wondering why more action movies don’t center on rescuing adorable animals, Keanu has you covered. Fresh off of their hit sketch-comedy show Key & Peele, Jordan Peele and KeeganMichael Key have re-teamed with their frequent collaborator, director Peter Atencio, for an action comedy about how far two men will go to save a little kitty cat. The results are a bit broader than I was hoping, but for a one or two-joke premise, the film does manage to hit more than miss.

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NBFF 2016 Review: Fare

fare thumbImagine the worst possible cab ride of your life and then take it to the next level by going weird with it. That’s what Fare is. This nifty 75-minute thriller from writer/director/star Thomas Torrey takes a single-location concept and allows for unexpected turns that build into a radical third act that pushes the nature of relationships to a true zenith of filmmaking imagination.

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Scream Factory Brings THE FUNHOUSE MASSACRE To Blu-ray June 6th!

Funhouse-MassacreMurder is all part of the show. On June 7, 2016, Scream Factory presents the home entertainment debut of The Funhouse Massacre on Blu-ray and DVD, complete with extras including commentary with director Andy Palmer, producer Warner Davis and actors Clint Howard and Courtney Gains. The Funhouse Massacred premiered at the Horrorhound Weekend Convention Film Festival and won Best Film and Best Special Effects.

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ZOOTOPIA Comes To Blu-ray June 7th!

ZootopiaWalt Disney Animation Studios’ (WDAS) comedy-adventure, “Zootopia” has broken records worldwide earning more than $900 million at the global box office to date. The best reviewed movie of 2016, critics and audiences around the world have fallen in love with the wonderfully innovative animal metropolis of “Zootopia” and the comedic chemistry of rookie rabbit officer Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) and scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman).  It’s been called one of the best buddy cop comedies in years! Viewers will not only be able to enjoy the vibrant world of Zootopia and reunite with their favorite characters, but also discover more about the evolution of this extraordinary tale through in-depth bonus offerings. The runaway hit arrives home on June 7 via Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and Disney Movies Anywhere. Continue reading ‘ZOOTOPIA Comes To Blu-ray June 7th!’

IFC Midnight’s WHAT WE BECOME Trailer now available!

IFC Midnight's WHAT WE BECOME Trailer now available!The Johansson family’s idyllic summer is brought to an abrupt halt as deaths stack up from a virulent strand of the flu. The authorities start off by cordoning-­off the neighborhood, but soon panic and force the inhabitants into quarantine in their hermetically- ­sealed houses. Isolated from the rest of the world, teen Gustav spies out and realizes that the situation is getting out of control. He breaks out, but soon the family of four comes under attack from the riotous, blood-­thirsty mob who forces them to the extreme to escape alive. Continue reading ‘IFC Midnight’s WHAT WE BECOME Trailer now available!’

‘Ratchet & Clank’ Now Has A Fun Movie In Its Arsenal (Movie Review)

ratchet and clank posterIn a year where four video game adaptations will be coming our way, Ratchet & Clank does not exactly win the gold medal for being the best, but it does do enough to be one of the more sufficient ones. The popular Insomniac Games series has made its way to the big screen and has done plenty to preserve many of the elements that make those games fun. The approach ends up lacking much bite for non-fans who will mainly be getting a standard kid’s space adventure, but familiar or not, there is still some enjoyment to be had.

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Sacrifice opens in theaters April 29th plus Promo film clips!

Sacrifice opens in theaters April 29th plus promo film clips!Disturbing secrets lie buried in the bogs of a remote island in this spellbinding thriller. Shortly after surgeon Tora Hamilton (Radha Mitchell) moves with her husband (Rupert Graves) to the Shetland Islands – 100 miles off the coast of Scotland – she makes an unnerving discovery: the body of a young woman with strange symbols carved into her flesh and her heart ripped out. When what at first appears to be the remains of a victim of an ancient ritual turns out to be a fresh corpse, Tora is plunged into a dangerous mystery that may be connected to the dark myths of the island’s folklore. Continue reading ‘Sacrifice opens in theaters April 29th plus Promo film clips!’

NBFF 2016 Review: UNindian

unindian 1Here’s an innocent enough romantic comedy that plays up a culture clash angle and mostly comes out on top. UNindian follows many of the tropes you’d expect, but brings in a Bollywood element that certainly helps to establish an identity for it. Familiar or not, the film is effective enough given the cast chemistry and features a display of Indian culture in Australia that I was unfamiliar with.

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Travel back to 11.22.63 on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD August 9th!

Travel back to11.22.63 on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD August 9th!Imagine having the power to change history. Journey with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to the 1960s with the release of 11.22.63 on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on August 9, 2016.  Executive Produced by Emmy® winner J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lost), Stephen King (The Shining, The Shawshank Redemption, Stand By Me), Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights. Parenthood), Bryan Burk (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) the event series includes all 8 episodes (9 hours) as well as a brand new featurette. Continue reading ‘Travel back to 11.22.63 on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD August 9th!’

Outrageous Or Not, The Brothers Grimsby Debuts On Blu-ray June 21

unnamedFrom the man who brought you Borat comes the outrageous comedy you have to see to believe, THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY, debuting on digital May 24 and on Blu-ray and DVDJune 21 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Sacha Baron Cohen stars as Nobby, a dimwitted English football hooligan who teams up with his super spy brother to thwart a global terrorist attack. Cohen is joined by an all-star cast, including Mark Strong (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Penelope Cruz (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect), Isla Fisher (Now You See Me) and Gabourey Sidibe (“Empire”).

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Sacrifice (Movie Review)

Sacrifice (Movie Review)From IFC Midnight comes Sacrifice starring Radha Mitchell as Tora Hamilton a Consultant Surgeon who, along with her husband Duncan Guthrie (Rupert Graves), has moved to the remote Shetland Islands.  There they plan to adopt their first child as they have been unable to naturally conceive.  Since her husband grew up on these Scottish islands they’re hoping that, along with the help of Duncan’s father and his significant local influence, that they’ll have more success in being approved for adoption.  Everything seems to be going as planned until Tora makes a shocking discovery about the town and it’s locals. Continue reading ‘Sacrifice (Movie Review)’

Scream Factory Brings Chiller’s Original Series SLASHER: SEASON ONE On Blu-ray July 12!

SlasherThis summer, venture into the town of Waterbury with Sarah, a young woman who returns to where she was born, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of horrifying copycat murders based on the grisly killings of her parents. As the murders escalate, long-buried secrets are revealed, making everyone around her a suspect…or a victim. The thrilling first season of Chiller’s original hit series SLASHER – which recently concluded its run on-air this Spring – stars Katie McGrath (Jurassic World, Dracula, Merlin), Brandon Jay McLaren (Chicago Fire, Graceland, The Killing), Steve Byers (The Man in the High Castle, Alphas, Smallville), Dean McDermott (Ecstasy, CSI) and Wendy Crewson (Saving Hope, Revenge). Continue reading ‘Scream Factory Brings Chiller’s Original Series SLASHER: SEASON ONE On Blu-ray July 12!’

Son Of Saul (Blu-ray Review)

son of saul coverThere was little doubt that Son of Saul would not win the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and with good reason. This Hungarian film is terrific in what it attempts to do, how it accomplishes its task and how it does plenty more to make it a very engrossing and watchable experience, despite the incredibly harsh subject matter that is the Holocaust. Writer/director Laszlo Nemes has made an incredible debut feature film and all of the awards it has won this past year were well deserved. Now Son of Saul is on Blu-ray, where a much wider audience can hopefully discover this tremendous film.

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Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre (Blu-ray Review)

Sharkansas-Womens-Prison-MassacreGet ready for a wild ride when Dominque Swain (Skin Traffik,Alpha Dog) and Traci Lords (Cry Baby, Not of this Earth) come face to face with the deadliest prehistoric man-eaters nature has ever spawned when the uproarious SHARKANSAS WOMEN’S PRISON MASSACRE Blu-ray™ debuts May 3, 2016 from Scream Factory™.  Directed by cult filmmaker Jim Wynorski (Chopping Mall, The Return of Swamp Thing), this high-camp, creature-feature also stars Cindy Lucas (America Pie Presents: The Book of Love), Christine Nguyen (Get Him to the Greek), Corey Landis (Chrysalis), John Callahan (Falcon Crest) and Amy Holt (Dinocroc vs. Supergator).  Available for the first time on Digital, On-Demand, DVD and Blu-ray, SHARKANSAS WOMEN’S PRISON MASSACRE Blu-ray and DVD editions contain insightful audio commentary with director Jim Wynorski and actresses Cindy Lucas and Amy Holt. Pre-order the Blu-ray and DVD now at ShoutFactory.com Continue reading ‘Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre (Blu-ray Review)’

Submerged (Blu-ray Review)

SubmergedA limousine joyride goes berserk in the breathless, pulse-pounding thriller Submerged.  This anxiety-inducing film makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut May 3rd, 2016, from Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight. Fans can pre-order their copies now from ShoutFactory.com.  Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls) stars in Submerged.   This edge-of-your-seat thriller, directed by Steven C. Miller (Silent Night, Under the Bed), also stars Cody Christian (TV’sTeen Wolf), Talulah Riley (Thor: The Dark World), Rosa Salazar (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials), Tim Daly (Diner) and Mario Van Peebles (New Jack City).

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NBFF 2016 Review: Being George Clooney

being clooneyIt is fun to see a connection that ties together actors from all over the world. For the case of Being George Clooney, the connection is international voice dubbing. The process may be understood at surface level, but there are a lot of interesting things that go into being the voice of another actor. This documentary has fun checking in on the actors who have established themselves as the voice of the movie star, among other things, as well as taking a look at this little-talked about profession in Hollywood.

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NBFF 2016 Review: Remember Me

remember meA film like Remember Me makes me wonder why EGOT-winner Rita Moreno is not appearing more frequently in feature films. The veteran actor may be in the role of wise-cracking grandmother, but she plays it quite well and many should know she is capable of more. For now though, here’s an enjoyable film that gets a little too caught up in some raunchier humor at times, despite working well enough as a fun road trip movie with some emotional pull.

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