We have all had our share of “horrible bosses” haven’t we? Maybe we don’t care to admit it, but I believe I’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t have their own horrible boss story. Let’s look at example from a chapter in my own life. In my current position and prior place of employment I am/had been looked upon in very high regards. However, two jobs ago, I felt like I could never do anything right to please the man. Nothing was ever good enough and in return I was constantly bullied, picked upon and insulted almost every day despite everyone else in the company seemingly loving my work and support. It just goes to show you there are such things as “horrible bosses” in life and having said that this personal prologue serves as a nice segue into the movie we’re all gathered here today to discuss, introducing Horrible Bosses 2. Continue reading ‘The Guys Ironically Become ‘Horrible Bosses 2′ (Movie Review)’
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“Clever girl.” Well this is more exciting than I was expecting. Jurassic World is coming and while I may not have many nice things to say about the previous Jurassic Park sequels (I like 3 more than The Lost World though), I still have a continue interest in dinosaurs and the world that these films exist in. Now we have a new trailer (and some images and a poster) for Jurassic World and it looks like fun. The premise seems solid enough, director Colin Trevorrow has gone from the indie hit Safety Not Guaranteed to the world of big budget movies, and the cast has Star Lord himself, Chris Pratt, among many others. Check out the trailer for yourself and let us know what you think! Continue reading ‘Jurassic World Trailer Premiere Plus New Images!’
Here’s one that I have heard mixed things about, but the trailer makes it looks so wonderful that I kind of still want to give it that old college try if you know what I mean. Of course I’m talking about the odd Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe, horror film Horns, which will be making its Blu-ray debut on January 6th. If nothing else, it has Rated-R sexual content, some graphic nudity, disturbing violence and language going for it. Eh, how bad can it be? Check out the full press release below from Anchor Bay and RADiUS to learn more about it! Continue reading ‘Grow a Set of ‘Horns’ on Blu-ray This January’
For the first time ever Disney and Studio Ghibli present TALES FROM EARTHSEA, PORCO ROSSO and POM POKO on Blu-ray February 3rd, 2015! Pre-orders for these titles have not yet been made available. There is a listing of the bonus material in this presser too. Also provided is the synopsis, cast credentials and audio/video specs. Read on for a more detailed account!
In my belief, most salesmen, prophets, religious establishments and even motivational speakers will tell you life is full of second chances. And like the fictional character of Jordan Chase in Season 5 of Showtime’s Dexter, if you want something badly enough in life, you just have to “Take It.” Quite honestly, I have always lived my life by a single golden rule, learn from your mistakes. Grow from them. And of course, hopefully never make the same mistake(s) twice. That’s why after talking to a fellow reviewer yesterday about a mistake I recently made in life, I’m ready to come clean and admit I was wrong. I was wrong to initially award Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar a film score of 3.5 out of 5. If George Lucas can tinker with the Star Wars saga as much as his 70-year-old heart desires, I think that warrants me the chance at redemption here. Continue reading ‘Interstellar: Having Thrice-Taken The Rocket Ride (Movie Review)’
Horror is a such an extensive genre in film that it even comes with its own set of sub-genres. It goes further than that though. Those sub-genres even have their own sub-genres, and its like there are sub-genres of sub-genres of sub-genres. Surprisingly, one of those that branches out in many directions is the Zombie genre. I even think there’s enough of them that today’s film could qualify for it. And it might be one of the grand daddies of it. I’m talking about Nazi zombie genre. Of course during World War II, Adolf Hitler just HAD to have been experimenting with undead soldiers right? Anyway, its one of those crazy concepts that is just so wild, it can’t be anything but fun when they do it in modern day. How did it fair back in the 70s though? That’s what we’re here to find out. Join me as we take a trip back to the super low budget 16mm film, Shock Waves. Continue reading ‘Shock Waves (Blu-ray Review)’
Sergio Corbucci is a legendary director of Zapata Westerns, or more commonly known as “Spaghetti Westerns”. He most notably directed the debut of the character of Django played by Franco Nero. That film has spawn thirty some sequels over the years and drove Nero to stardom. However, today’s film, Compañeros would be their last. Nero wasn’t happy with how much Compañeros focused more on another character. Though they had history and had made classic films with one another to this point it seemed to be a deal break for Nero. He’s on record for having turned down some movies if Sergio Corbucci was attached to or in talks to direct. Continue reading ‘Compañeros / Vamos A Matar (Blu-ray Review)’
November 20, 2014 – Entertainment One (eOne) releases the apocalyptic action thriller LEFT BEHIND nationwide, bookending the holidays with VOD on December 23, 2014 followed by DVD and Blu-ray on January 6, 2015. The movie stars Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage (NATIONAL TREASURE, CITY OF ANGELS, THE CROODS) as veteran pilot Ray Steel. After millions of people around the globe disappear in the Biblically prophesied rapture, Ray must fight to protect the passengers that remain on his flight. Trapped at 30,000 feet, he must find a way to safely land the damaged plane and comprehend the chaos that awaits as the most devastating event in history unfolds.
From The Vault is a new series of live concerts from The Rolling Stones archive which are getting their first official release. ‘Hampton Coliseum Live In 1981′ is the first title in this series. The Rolling Stones American Tour in 1981 was the most successful tour of that year taking a then record $50 million dollars in ticket sales. The tour was in support of the critically and commercially successful ‘Tattoo You’ album. There were fifty dates on the tour which ran from Philadelphia at the end of September through to Hampton, Virginia on the 18th and 19th of December. The show on December 18th, which was also Keith Richards birthday, was the first ever music concert to be broadcast on television as a pay-per-view event. The footage has now been carefully restored and the sound has been newly mixed by Bob Clearmountain for this first official release of the show. Continue reading ‘The Rolling Stones: From the Vault – Hampton Coliseum (Blu-ray Review)’
Join Lowell Thomas and follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo in this new, digital restoration of Search for Paradise, the fourth of the original, 3-panel Cinerama travelogues. Released in 1957, the motion picture takes you to the “Roof of the World,” the Himalayas and Karakoram mountains of Central Asia, the highest region on Earth. You’ll become part of the adventure as explorer Lowell Thomas searches for paradise in ancient cities, wild river rapids, and the lush gardens of mountaintops. Your first stop is the Forbidden Kingdom of Hunza, a hidden valley bordered by China, Russia, India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, home to a legendary warrior tribe. Next, you’ll challenge the rapids of the Mighty Indus River, fed from a fantastic galaxy of monumental glaciers draining from some of the greatest heights known to man. From there, find respite in the romantic Shalimar Gardens in the Vale of Kashmir, then fly to Katmandu for the coronation ceremony of King Mahendra of Nepal. The adventure concludes with a trip to a U.S. Air Force base, where Thunderbird jet planes cut across the sapphire blue sky overhead at supersonic speed. Flicker Alley and Cinerama, Inc. are proud to present Search for Paradise in the Smilebox® Curved Screen Simulation. Unseen theatrically since the early 1970s and never before issued on home video, Search for Paradise has been digitally remastered from original camera negatives. The film captures the imagination and asks what your dream paradise would be: beauty, adventure or peace. Continue reading ‘Cinerama’s ‘Search For Paradise’ (Blu-ray Review)’
Drunk History is the brain child of Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner. Apparently inspired by drunk ramblings of New Girl star Jake Johnson during a night out. It originally was produced and air on the comedy website Funny Or Die. In 2013, the web show was brought to the television format on Comedy Central. It was produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Drunk History has now been running for two seasons, and I’m pretty sure a third is on the way. I watched a good handful of the web series (which I liked), but never got around to checking out the Comedy Central version. And with this uncensored DVD, I’m pretty glad I was able to just now dive into it for this review. Continue reading ‘Drunk History: Seasons 1 & 2 (DVD Review)’
FEAR CLINIC From Anchor Bay Entertainment Accepting Appointments On Blu-ray Starting February 10, 2015!
After terrifying audiences from coast to coast – Closing Night Event at ScreamFest 2014 Los Angeles and Opening Night Screening at 2014 New York City Horror Film Festival – Fear Clinic, the latest excursion into unrelenting terror will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on February 10, 2015 by Anchor Bay Entertainment. The highly anticipated shocker stars horror icon Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund, Fiona Dourif, Angelina Armani, Thomas Dekker, as well as Stone Sour and Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor in his acting debut, and is directed by Robert G. Hall (Lightning Bug, Laid to Rest, ChromeSkull: Laid To Rest II).
Its no wonder that after the back to back experiences of Nightbreed and Lord Of Illusions, that horror maestro Clive Barker hasn’t take the director’s chair since. It wasn’t as much an extreme case with Lord Of Illusions, but once again the studio did not seem to understand Barker’s vision for the film. And during this time, the studios in general didn’t seem to understand that horror could branch out and be other things and still include horror. Barker’s horror’s were of a unique mind, but the studios seemed to think he was just some guy who made Freddy or Jason movies. For this film however, Barker agreed to make a generic and no frills cut that would appease the studio. Barker made the agreement on the guideline that when it came to video his original director’s cut would become readily available. Scream Factory has gone ahead with its debut on Blu-ray and brought you both cuts, just like they did with Nightbreed. Continue reading ‘Lord Of Illusions – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)’
Academy Award® nominated* director Jason Reitman (Up In the Air, Juno) delivers the “powerful and provocative” (Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”) MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN, debuting on Digital HD and On Demand December 16, 2014—four weeks before it’s available on disc—from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film will be available on Blu-ray and DVD January 13, 2015. Adam Sandler (Grown Ups), Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club) and Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars) lead “an amazing ensemble cast” (Mark S. Allen, CBS/CW TV) in this film about love and human connection in the modern world. MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN tells the story of high school teenagers and their parents who attempt to navigate their complex relationships in an era defined by social media, online exchanges, and instant gratification. Discover how little you know about the people you know in the film critics are calling “a movie that could change your life! Not to be missed!” (Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”). The MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN Blu-ray includes the intriguing featurettes “Virtual Intimacy” and “Seamless Interface,” as well as deleted scenes, including a never-before-seen storyline.
Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire is back for the third season of hit Big Sky crime drama LONGMIRE. In this gripping two-disc, 10-episode set, characters must test their courage and face challenges that will ultimately define them. The action-packed third season of this contemporary Western captivated fans across the country, averaging 5.6 million viewers per episode!* Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Longmire: The Complete Third Season on March 3, 2015.
Calling all “Fanshees”! Season 2 of the action-packed, high octane hit Cinemax® series Banshee is set to close out the year with a bang when Banshee: The Complete Second Season debuts on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on December 30, 2014. The Blu-ray set also features a Digital HD copy. From executive producer Alan Ball, creator of the hit HBO® series True Blood®, Banshee charts the continuing twists and turns that follow Lucas Hood (Antony Starr), an ex-convict who assumes the identity of sheriff of the rural, Amish-area town of Banshee, where his former lover and partner-in-crime (Ivana Milicevic) lives under the alias Carrie Hopewell. The release is packed with extensive bonus content exploring the world of the show and is perfectly timed for New Year’s Day binge-watching in advance of the Season 3 premiere in 2015. Continue reading ‘Banshee: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray & DVD December 30th!’
The action and fun of CHiPs Season 3 continues in this wildly popular action-drama that stars Golden Globe nominated Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox returning as high-spirited California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers Francis “Ponch” Poncherello and Jon Baker. Pursuing justice was never cooler as these two fearless partners take to the roads under the bright Southern California sun. Nothing stops them from joining the action … from high-speed car chases to confrontations with armed criminals … CHP officers Ponch and Jon are on patrol — ready, willing, and more than able- in this 5-disc collection of non-stop adventure.