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Beat Street (Blu-ray Review)

Beat-StreetBeat Street is chock-full of hip-hop, electro music, and breakdance artists of the 80’s including Grand Master Melle Mel & the Furious Five, Kool Moe Dee, New York City Breakers and Rock Steady Crew.  Directed by STAN LATHAN (Amazing Grace, TV’s Real Husbands of Hollywood), the film stars RAE DAWN CHONG (The Color Purple, Cheech & Chong’s The Corsican Brothers, Commando) GUY DAVIS (Def by Temptation, Final) ROBERT TAYLOR (Avenging Force, Some Mother’s Son, The Bay Boy) JON CHARDIET (Money Talks, Borderlands).  The film comes to Blu-ray on February 16 and can be pre-ordered using the link at the end of the review.  Be sure to reserve your copy today! Continue reading ‘Beat Street (Blu-ray Review)’

Black Mass (Blu-ray Review)

Black-MassKeep your enemies close and don’t trust anyone when “Black Mass” arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. Three-time Oscar® nominee Johnny Depp (“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films) stars as notorious mobster James “Whitey” Bulger in the drama “Black Mass,” directed by Scott Cooper (“Crazy Heart”).  “Black Mass” also stars Joel Edgerton (“The Great Gatsby,” “Zero Dark Thirty”) as FBI Agent John Connolly; Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Imitation Game”) as Whitey’s brother, powerful State Senator Billy Bulger; Rory Cochrane (“Argo”) as Steve Flemmi, Whitey’s closest partner in crime as FBI Special Agent in Charge Charles McGuire; Jesse Plemons (TV’s “Fargo”) as Whitey’s main henchman, Kevin Weeks; and Kevin Bacon (“Crazy, Stupid, Love.,” TV’s “The Following”). Continue reading ‘Black Mass (Blu-ray Review)’

‘Spectre’ (Blu-ray Review)

spectreAsk and you shall receive. After three films in the Daniel Craig era of James Bond that each ended with us believing the character had become the Bond of legend, Spectre decides to put its foot down and throw us into a classic adventure with 007. Sure, the film is still playing with a somewhat grounded sense of reality that comes with the territory of modern action filmmaking, but this globe-trotting adventure is full of all the explosive action that is bound to come with a $250+ million price tag. The only question is whether or not its hefty cost and extended run time were worth it.

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The Serpent And The Rainbow – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Serpent-RainbowLoyal fans of legendary director Wes Craven (Scream, The People Under the Stairs, A Nightmare on Elm Street) know well the terrifying story of one man’s nightmarish journey into the eerie and deadly world of voodoo from the 1988 horror cult classic THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW, directed by Craven and executive produced by Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious, The Running Man), and Keith Barish (The Fugitive, Big Trouble in Little China).  The film stars Bill Pullman (Independence Day, Lake Placid), Cathy Tyson (Priest, Neil Jordan’sMona Lisa), Zakes Mokae (Waterworld, The Island) and Paul Winfield (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, The Terminator). On February 23, 2016, Scream Factory™ is proud to present THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™, packed with insightful bonus content including new interviews with actor Bill Pullman, author Wade Davis, director of photography John Lindley and special makeup effects artists Lance Anderson and David Anderson, and much more. Continue reading ‘The Serpent And The Rainbow – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)’

Narcopolis Comes To Blu-ray March 1st!

NarcopolisIn 2024, the manufacture and consumption of drugs has been legalized. Drecks are an elite unit created by an over-stretched police force to keep the black market dealers off the streets and the licensed drug companies rich. When dreck and former addict Frank Grieves is called to investigate an unidentifiable corpse, he makes a connection to the biggest and most powerful drug producer of them all: The Ambro Company. But Ambro has friends in high places and as his corrupt superiors turn on him, Grieves finds himself cut loose by the law and separated from the people he loves. The only way to clear his name is to find the identity of the dead body and its connection to Ambro. But not even Grieves is ready for what the future has in store. Continue reading ‘Narcopolis Comes To Blu-ray March 1st!’

Murders In The Rue Morgue & The Dunwich Horror Come To Blu-ray March 29

Murders-In-The-Rue-Morgue-Dunwich-HorrorA pair of horror’s most famous authors – Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft – provide the inspiration for a most diabolical double feature. Scream Factory presents two terrifying tales from literary legends with the release of Murders in the Rue Morgue & The Dunwich Horror on Blu-ray on March 29, 2016. These two American International Pictures classics are now finally available for the first time on Blu-ray, in a release complete with new audio commentary with author and film historian Steve Haberman, and a stage tricks and screen frights featurette.  Keep reading to find out more! Continue reading ‘Murders In The Rue Morgue & The Dunwich Horror Come To Blu-ray March 29’

The Leftovers: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray Review)

The LeftoversMore than three years ago, 2% of the world’s population inexplicably vanished – 140 million people, gone in an instant. No country, no state, no city was spared, except for one small town in eastern Texas. Population: 9261. Departures: zero. This is the setting for a tale of two families: the Garveys, who have moved to this special place, and whose lives were forever changed by the Departure, and the Murphys, a local family that seems to have been spared from an event that shook the rest of the world. But even in the town of Miracle, you can’t escape your past. This “immersive, deeply satisfying drama” (Jen Chaney, Esquire) delivers profound mystery, heart-pounding action, stocking controversy and startling beauty in all 10 gripping Season Two episodes.  Continue reading ‘The Leftovers: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray Review)’

Deadpool: Chimichangas For Everyone! (Movie Review)

DeadpoolI’m sure it’s part of my nature, but I think was one of the most pessimistic people going into the Deadpool screening this past Thursday evening.  It’s not because I feared that every funny, ludicrous moment was probably played out in the trailers, but instead overtime I think of Deadpool I think of that terrible X-Men Origins: Wolverine outing.  Now I dot know about you, but that first solo Wolverine film always leaves a bad taste in my mouth.  However, since this particular Deadpool film has been blessed with a glorious R-rating and some sweet marketing to boot.  I’m all about second chances and forgiveness in 2016.  So what the hell?!  The over-the-top stunts and chaotic action pieces in the trailers kind of left me reminiscent of one of my favorite films from the mid-2000s, Crank.  I realize that may be a giant stretch, but dammit…this is my Deadpool movie review, not yours! Continue reading ‘Deadpool: Chimichangas For Everyone! (Movie Review)’

Batman: Bad Blood (Blu-ray review)

The tandem of Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics have churned out one animated feature after another. We have seen a number of titles featuring some of DC’s most popular characters such as the Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman features. There have even been a few featuring the Justice League in one capacity or another. I’m not sure of sales figures, but these things have to be successful or else they wouldn’t keep putting such strong efforts toward them. With their latest release, we look at Batman: Bad Blood, a new suspenseful 72-minute adventure and one that’s not meant for the kiddies.

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Mondotees Weekly Vinyl Music Selections!

Mondotees Weekly Vinyl Music Selections!Mondotees.com has a wide selection of exclusive Posters, Music, and original art that would make even the most casual collector of pop-culture salivate at the chance to get their mits on these great items!  Here are a few of Mondo’s top Vinyl soundtrack choices that are currently shipping and available for pre-order!

 

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Scream Factory Hits You With A 90s Flashback When DISTURBING BEHAVIOR Comes To Blu-ray March 22nd!

Disturbing-BehaviorIn Cradle Bay it doesn’t matter if you’re not perfect. You will be. On March 22, 2016, Scream Factory presents Disturbing Behavior in its Blu-ray debut with new and existing extras, including deleted scenes and an audio commentary with director David Nutter. James Marsden (the X-Men films), Katie Holmes (Batman Begins) and Nick Stahl (Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines) star in this pulse-pounding sci-fi chiller from director David Nutter (Game Of Thrones, The X-Files).

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‘Hail, Caesar!’ Celebrator Of Film (Movie Review)

hail caesar thumbWhile they are among the most acclaimed modern filmmakers of today, one of the criticisms leveled at Joel and Ethan Coen is how mean they are to their characters. There may be truth in that, but Hail, Caesar! certainly says a lot about their love for the movies. Set in the 1950s, the Golden Age of Hollywood, this film is a mystery-comedy where the mystery hardly matters and a group of loosely-connected characters serve as a tribute to what makes the movies so grand.

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CAROL Comes To Blu-ray March 15th!

CarolAnchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company are proud to announce the home entertainment release of CAROL—one of the most critically acclaimed films of 2015, from director Todd Haynes and starring Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett and Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara.  CAROL will be available for digital download on March 4, 2016 from Starz Digital before heading to Blu-ray™ and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment and On Demand March 15, 2016.  Special features include a Behind the Scenes Gallery featuring cast and crew—as well as a Q&A with cast and filmmakers.

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Cry Havoc (Comic Review)

CryHavoc01Cry Havoc has arrived, written by Simon Spurrier (Six Gun Gorilla, Marvel Zombies), and illustrated by Ryan Kelly (Local, Star Wars), this much anticipated issue one does not disappoint. Image comics has a reputation for putting out fantastic creator owned titles. If it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t have series like the Walking Dead or Saga, among many others, so it stands to reason that when they strongly advertise a new series, it behooves a comic junkie to expect great things. Such was the case with Cry Havoc, which puts a literal twist on Shakespeare’s quote “Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war.”. Image knew they had promising material, and have been wisely hyping comic readers for some time. Now it’s here, and hot damn, did they hit the mark yet again.

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SISTERS On Blu-ray March 15th!

SistersComedy superstars Tina Fey (“30 Rock,” “SNL”) and Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation,” “SNL”) reunite in Sisters, the uproarious hit coming to Digital HD on March 1, 2016, and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on March 15, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. From Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore, Sisters is a “hilarious, heartfelt and downright dysfunctional” (Rama’s Screen) delight, perfect to share with friends — and relatives. The Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD versions feature even more of Tina and Amy’s outrageous shenanigans in a new Unrated Version, as well as over an hour of deleted and extended scenes, gag reel and much more! Continue reading ‘SISTERS On Blu-ray March 15th!’

The Last Witch Hunter (Blu-ray Review)

Last-Witch-HunterVin Diesel (Fast & Furious and Riddick franchises) battles to protect mankind from the ultimate evil in The Last Witch Hunter arriving on Digital HD on January 12 and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand on February 2 from Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE company. Diesel stars as the heroic Kaulder, a legendary warrior sworn to protect the modern world from treacherous black magic and prevent the Queen Witch from returning. With stunning special effects, the film also features Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings trilogy), Rose Leslie (HBO’s “Game of Thrones), Julie Engelbrecht (Before the Fall), and two-time Academy Award® winner Michael Caine (Best Supporting Actor, The Cider House Rules, 1999; The Dark Knight franchise), who assist in his quest to save our civilization. Continue reading ‘The Last Witch Hunter (Blu-ray Review)’

Show Me A Hero (Blu-ray Review)

Can Oscar Isaac Show Me a Hero that doesn't wear a cape? (Blu-ray Review)This true story takes place during the late 80’s in Yonkers, New York.  The newly elected 28 year old Mayor Nick Wasicsko has a major housing crisis to deal with.  The courts have ruled that the city of Yonkers must build new low income housing witch would integrate and diversify traditionally white neighborhoods.  Needless to say, this doesn’t go over so well.  Even though it’s 1987 there are still plenty of people who believe that keeping to your own race is the best way to maintain peace and civility.  There are also those who say that it’s not a matter of race, but economics.  That the value of their homes will be brought down if low income housing comes in.  Now granted, that is a valid argument.  But the problem is, and they do touch on this, is that people of color have been systematically segregated into neighborhoods away from white people.

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Golden Globe Winner Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund Star in MOJAVE Arriving on Blu-ray This April

mojaveMojave is a classic, cerebral thriller about a brilliant artist who attempts to escape his privileged existence by heading out to the desert, only to encounter homicidal, chameleon-like drifter. Golden Globe® winner Oscar Isaac stars in his most intensely evil role in the riveting thriller Mojave, which arrives on Blu-ray + Digital HD and DVD + Digital April 5 from Lionsgate. From Academy Award®winner William Monahan (Best Adapted Screenplay, The Departed, 2006) and theatrically released by A24, the gripping film also stars Garrett Hedlund as the target of Isaac’s insidious plot. Explore beyond the film’s chilling story with special features including a behind-the-scenes featurette and deleted scenes. The MojaveBlu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

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