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Logan (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Logan 4K ReviewLogan is a film that really needs no elaborate setup to whet your appetite for.  If you have not already, you should be practically dying to see this one.  The mere fact that this even got made with an R-rating is no doubt thanks to the brilliance and success of last year’s Deadpool.  Had it not been for that film, which proved in a world of failed Kick-Ass movies R-rated comic book films can indeed thrive, I’m quite sure Logan would have been slapped with that dread PG-13 rating.  Luckily for us that’s not the case in our present scenario.  So let the bloodshed ensue with glorious reveal and the F-bombs roll off tongues like spit flies when yelling because we’re gathered here to talk all things Logan releasing on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD May 23rd.  Let’s go on one more ride with mighty Wolverine who has given us his all the past 17 years!  Makes me feel old, what about you?  Ha ha!
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‘Alien: Covenant’ Plays By Fassbender’s Rules (Movie Review)

Six years ago I fell in love with the Alien franchise when I was forced to tackle the Alien Anthology Blu-ray box set in my complete review of it all here.  I had never seen the third or fourth flicks before then.  Two years later I became of a bonafide disciple of Ridley Scott’s franchise with the release of Prometheus (as reviewed here).  No dispute here that the original four Alien films are legendary.  You’d be hard pressed to find anybody trash talking those, but Prometheus well that’s a whole different ball of wax.  If you want to talk about a completely divided movie, look no further than 2012’s Prometheus.  Holy hell either people loved it or long time Alien fans completely loathed it.  There was no middle ground whatsoever.  Like it or not it made enough money for Fox to green light a sequel.  That’s the reason we are all here today too, but is Alien: Covenant really a sequel to Prometheus or is something all completely different?  That’s what I was most interested in learning going into last week’s press screening. Continue reading ‘‘Alien: Covenant’ Plays By Fassbender’s Rules (Movie Review)’

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xXx: Return of Xander Cage (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

xXx: Return of Xander Cage (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)While I have been completely disgusted by what has been transpiring with the divided American public this year (rioting, violence, demonstrations, destruction, etc) since the Presidential Inauguration there’s no doubt about it, the women very much have the power in xXx: Return of Xander Cage.  Feminists and enemies of President Trump cannot argue that.  Without the many women players in this particular outing our titular hero would not have been the smashing success he is.  You hear that feminists? Equal opportunities are everywhere in this new Paramount outing, which if you’re keeping score is the third film in this wild xXx action franchise.  So now that I have my little political rant off my chest, as I too feel like a piece of meat at times, let’s talk about the good, the bad and the ugly in xXx: Return of Xander Cage.
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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Resident Evil the Final Chapter I honestly never saw this happening when I walked out of this one theatrically.  My first viewing of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter left me with a giddy smile on my face rather than one of disgust and regret.  After covering Resident Evil: Afterlife here on 4K Ultra HD and rewatching Retribution in preparation for this one I wasn’t sure about my decision to check out The Final Chapter, especially in the theater.  I debated waiting for this inevitable home media release, but Jordan Grout kind of gave me the courage needed to check it out.  I even spent the eight bucks and change to see it in 3-D.  The latter wasn’t worth it, but the decision to check out The Final Chapter so was.  I had the time of my life.  Okay, I’m exaggerating.  How about this?  I had the best experience in a theater considering it was the dreaded month of January.  Is that better?  Who would have ever thunk it?  I am finally able to give a Resident Evil film a favorable score of 3.  I’ll be darn as its the last one too and in my opinion they saved the best for last.  It’s a high octane thrill ride!
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Fifty Shades Darker Unrated Edition (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Fifty Shades Darker 4KSo yeah I’m a guy.  And yes I have not only reviewed Fifty Shades Darker here on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, but this is admittedly the second time I saw the film.  The first was in the theater!  Okay, here’s my man card.  The truth of the story is like the first film the studio strategically releases this title anchored on the Hallmark holiday of Valentine’s Day.  So us guys have no choice but to take our women out to see this one.  Just like paying taxes each year it’s our civic duty to the special ladies in our lives.  Truth be told also that I actually read the first novel in this franchise.  I did not like it enough to warrant reading the subsequent novels, but I’d be lying if I told you I wasn’t the least bit curious as to what happens to Anna and Mr. Grey.  So that’s my lovely lead in to this 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray review.  You guys wanna suffer some more paragraphs with me?  Come on!  Misery loves company. Continue reading ‘Fifty Shades Darker Unrated Edition (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)’

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: I Am Groot (Movie Review)

The first Guardians of the Galaxy holds a special place in our hearts within our household.  It’s how we found our son.  His name is Star-Lord.  Wait!  Let me back up and catch you up to speed here.  It was my 40th birthday, August 31, 2014.  Like usual here in Austin, TX we could not find anything to do.  Our friend Serena was in town visiting too.  She had never been to an Alamo Drafthouse before and likes to drink so we took her there.  I think she was apprehensive at first not really wanting to see Guardians, but I digress as that’s not important.  My fiancée and I had already seen it twice and we loved it.  Nevertheless Serena ended up liking it too.  However, the crux of my story revolves around us walking out of the screening and into the theater lobby.  I spotted what I thought to be the cutest little puppy I ever seen and muttered my famous words “hey Kori look at the puppy.”  That was it.  We ended up talking to an Asian woman who held the little guy.  She said she found him crying, left for dead in the dumpster behind the nearby grocery store.  His rear leg was wounded and his whiskers were all tinged off, burnt obviously.  She was trying to find a good home for him.  And that’s ladies and gentlemen how we ended up with my son, our little Star-Lord. Continue reading ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: I Am Groot (Movie Review)’

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Saturday Night Fever Director’s Cut (Blu-ray Review)

Saturday Night Fever Director's Cut (Blu-ray Review)Disco is defined as a genre of dance music containing elements of funk, soul, pop, and salsa.  I define it as a whole lot of fun.  Although being born in 1974 doesn’t constitute you to essentially remember living during the solid gold age of disco quite well, that doesn’t mean I wasn’t a fan of it and still am.  Like Paul Stanley of KISS always said there’s just something about that disco bass shaking your rump to onstage or in the case of a nightclub like in Saturday Night Fever, the dance floor.   Speaking of Saturday Night Fever (do you like my segue into our topic here?) there’s no bigger fan of the 1977 movie than me.  It’s one of my Top 5 all-time favorites.  Why?  Well for starters Saturday Night Fever has something for everyone.  What more can you really ask for in a motion picture?  You have teenage angst, promiscuous sex, pregnancy, squabbling parents, drinking, racism, gangs, fashion, glitter, lights, hair, drama, romance, betrayal, dancing, disco balls and best of all that Bee Gees infused soundtrack.  Oh yeah!  I’m just getting started here too. Continue reading ‘Saturday Night Fever Director’s Cut (Blu-ray Review)’

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DC Comics Designer Series: Harley Quinn by Amanda Conner Action Figure Set (Review)

DC Comics Designer Series: Harley Quinn by Amanda Conner Action Figure SetWhen DC Collectibles asked me if I wanted to review a new Harley Quinn set, how could I say no?  Sight unseen I said heck yeah I’d be interested.  My philosophy is you can never have too many Harley Quinn’s in your collection/life.  If you’re unfamiliar with my adoration of Miss Harley Quinn, please feast your eyes on the follow two collectible reviews here and here.  She was the best part of last year’s Suicide Squad for me and no matter what DC Comics future movie plans are, whether we will see Gotham City Sirens first or a second Suicide Squad film, Margot Robbie’s take on the sexy, mischievous character already has my movie money.  You can take that to the bank and cash it now, but I digress.  Let’s get started here! Continue reading ‘DC Comics Designer Series: Harley Quinn by Amanda Conner Action Figure Set (Review)’

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Pardon The Cliche, But Unforgettable IS Rather Forgettable (Movie Review)

Unforgettable MovieSay what you want, but I love thriller movies about scorned lovers and the psychotic crazy stuff they do to enact their revenge or misdeal with their new reality.  Whether it be a woman like in Fatal Attraction or Obsessed or even a man like in The Boy Next Door it all makes for great onscreen entertainment.  Now I sincerely apologize if I offended everyone with my blanket statement here.  I completely understand and know this happens in the real world and for the people that have or are going through something like this my heart sincerely goes out to you.  However, in the film medium stories of this nature in my opinion serve up one delicious, hot plate of entertainment to consume.  I just love the crazy lengths to which people will go to when scorned.  Call me a glutton for punishment.  Call me what you want, but this makes great popcorn entertainment and that’s the reason I’m here to talk about one of the newest obsessed/stalker flicks dropping this April 20th, Unforgettable. Continue reading ‘Pardon The Cliche, But Unforgettable IS Rather Forgettable (Movie Review)’

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The Fate of the Furious IS SERIOUS F-U-N! (Movie Review)

The Fate of the Furious (Movie Review)As I sit down to work on this movie review prior to seeing the actual movie itself I think to myself what a wonderful world.  LOL.  I am kidding.  I ponder about what they can do in this outing that hasn’t been done in the previous seven ones.  While watching the trailers for The Fate of the Furious on television and having recently taken in parts 6 and 7 on 4K Ultra HD I hear lines of dialogue repeated.  It makes me a bit nervous, but the one thing I always manage to do is have fun with this franchise.  Therefore, I wasn’t expecting anything less than a good time with this eighth episode in the franchise.  Much like attending a Posion concert back in the late 80s you can always count on the Fast & Furious franchise to deliver nothing but a good time.  You don’t even need to know about cars.  All you need to do is come equipped with the ability to laugh, giggle and excite from the larger-than-life action pieces and humorous one-liners.  I think the majority of us can at least do that.  What say you? Continue reading ‘The Fate of the Furious IS SERIOUS F-U-N! (Movie Review)’

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Underworld Blood Wars (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Underworld Blood Wars (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)It wasn’t until I completed my Christmas Eve review of Underworld on 4K Blu-ray (here) that I realized how hated the franchise was in my inner circle of confidants.  I felt like a minority for the first time in my life.  However, that’s not to say there aren’t fans out there because there totally are.  All you have to do is look no further than the endless forums of fans proclaiming their love for the 2003 film now on 4K Ultra HD to realize there’s still a viable fanbase out there.  Although I don’t think any one of them can honestly look me in the eyes without smirking and say 2012’s Awakening was the strongest of the franchise and deserved a follow-up.  I would have been A-okay if that was the final nail in the coffin, but low and behold we have a new entry in the seemingly never-ending franchise, that truly lives up to its subject matter…vampires.  It’s 2016 folks.  Once again the new Underworld film, this time dubbed Blood Wars, saw a spectacular January theatrical release date.  We all know what that means for films like these so let’s now take a look at how well Blood Wars fairs down below. Continue reading ‘Underworld Blood Wars (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)’

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Planet Earth II (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Planet Earth II (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)Like it or not I’m going to start this 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray review of Planet Earth II off by admitting I’m not generally a fan of documentaries.  Unless the subject matter really interests me I tend to find them boring and rather uninteresting.  I’m sorry.  I’m just wired ignorantly like that.  However, if you’re and A//V enthusiast like us all here there’s no denying the special place Planet Earth holds in all our Blu-ray hearts.  Back in 2006 it was one of the first television series to grace the format with its HD beauty.  It showcased the possibilities of how grand HD video looked in the home front and basically gave Blu-ray (and HD-DVD at the time) a reason to exist.  Now fast forward ten years and we have a new home format competing for our living rooms, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.  Coincidentally we have a new season of Planet Earth to properly display too.  So in essence there’s really no better way to celebrate the first television series on the new 4K home format than by bringing BBC’s Planet Earth II onto the scene once again.
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Silicon Valley: The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray Review)

Silicon Valley Complete Third Season Blu-rayI’m going to start this one by giving you the same ramble I did last year.  Working in the IT industry myself I can’t tell you what a breath of fresh air it is to see people going through the same stress, trials and tribulations as myself in the industry.   I may not be involved directly in a tech startup company, but I know how things work in corporate America/Silicon Valley and sometimes HBO’s hit comedy series Silicon Valley hits oh so close to home for me.  You can read all about my take on Season One in my 2014 Blu-ray review over here and Season Two here.  However, today we’re here to discuss everything Season Three, which is making its Blu-ray debut on April 11th.   So here we go!  Let’s SWOT things out down below. Continue reading ‘Silicon Valley: The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray Review)’

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Why Him? (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Why Him? is ordinarily not the kind of film I would go see in the theaters.  Had it not been for two key factors I don’t think I would have gone.  First it had the very irresistible and hilarious trailers on its side.   That Red-band one was insane.  Although I went in hoping that all the funny parts were not included in said trailers.  Second, there was the nod to “from the makers of I Love You Man.”  I love that comedy flick!  So as you can see right from the get go I was walking into Why Him? ahead in the count.  Now is the moment of truth and also the chance to have fun with the title’s question mark.  What did I think of Why Him?  That is the question we are all pondering here, right?  Why Him? Continue reading ‘Why Him? (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)’

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Amazon Exclusive Harley Quinn Suicide Squad Blu-ray Combo Pack (Review)

Amazon Exclusive Harley Quinn Suicide Squad Blu-ray Combo Pack Before we begin here let me ask you guys this.  Have you ever heard the phrase hiding in the spotlight?  Well I got to be honest with you.  This Warner Bros./Amazon Exclusive Harley Quinn Suicide Squad Blu-ray set brings that phrase to life.  I mean at least for me it does and here’s why.  Don’t let that $116 price tag fool you.  That’s an absolute bargain for what you’re getting here.  I think it goes without saying that you’re getting the Blu-ray Combo Pack which includes the Theatrical and Extended Cut of Suicide Squad on Blu-ray disc, a DVD and a Digital HD redemption code.  However, all that is secondary to the real treasure inside this big box.  You’re also getting the long sold out and highly sought after DC Collectibles Harley Quinn Suicide Squad statue.  It’s such a rare find anymore that it’s not even on the DC Collectibles website any longer.  You can see the exact statue plus a video turnaround of it by visiting here.  But that’s not it!  I want to further blow your mind.  The limited edition statue’s retail price was $154.99 and is going well over $200 on eBay and Amazon third parties currently. Continue reading ‘Amazon Exclusive Harley Quinn Suicide Squad Blu-ray Combo Pack (Review)’

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‘Life’ Is As Tension Filled As My Own (Movie Review)

Despite loving all things sci-fi and horror Life is a movie I’ve been against ever since I saw the very first trailer on television last year.  I felt like it was such a ripoff of Alien that it did not even warrant my attention.  The one thing I could not deny was what an absolutely fantastic cast.  I have to admit that having Rebecca Ferguson (not related to Sean Ferguson by any means) made it more manageable to get me in the door.  Well that and my fiancee’s constant nagging that she was so excited for it.  She does so much for me that I have to take one for the team for her every so often.  Ha ha.  Fifty Shades Darker comes instantly to mind in that category.  LOL.  But I digress.  Today we’re here to talk about Sony/Columbia Picture’s new sci-fi picture, Life, not the Milton Bradley board game or the Venom movie spinoff. Continue reading ‘‘Life’ Is As Tension Filled As My Own (Movie Review)’

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DC Collectibles Suicide Squad Harley Quinn and Joker Statue (Review)

I kind of wanted to try something new on the site here.  Many years ago I became so smitten with the world of collecting (mostly Star Wars) that it got to the point of insanity when you have Master Replica lightsabers and Slave Leia’s in your kitchen, living room, office and basically anywhere you can think of because of lack of proper display space.  Couple that with the expense of having to haul all of that crap half way across the country in a move from Ohio to Texas and I swore I’d never do it again.  However, the itch has returned and has taught me a “valuable” lesson.  Never say never.  I quote the word valuable because let’s face it in order to really collect some cool items one must at least have some disposable income or else you’re very prone to go broke.  I would say modern day, pop culture brands like Pop! Funko and Jada Metals in the Suicide Squad (mostly Harley Quinn) and Batman v Superman lineups have been my undoing.  Thanks to them I’m once again a “Sucker For Pain.”  My fiancee didn’t help stop my itch with all the wonderful toys she got me last Christmas.  My co-worker has also been a bad influence too with all his collectibles he brings in.  They both made me itchier.  Ha ha.  So that brings me to the reason we’re all gathered here today… Continue reading ‘DC Collectibles Suicide Squad Harley Quinn and Joker Statue (Review)’

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Passengers (4K UHD & 3D Blu-ray Review)

Passengers is a film that I have a lot of history with personally speaking.  The original script for Passengers was written by Jon Spaihts way back in 2007, and had been in development hell for years now.  I mention this because not only have my own projects been in development hell, but this very script was my first read in a screenwriting class I took at Cleveland State University way back when.  I remember this time period too because at one point the film was set to star Keanu Reeves and Emily Blunt.  God this movie would have been fantastic with Emily as the leading female.  Eventually in 2014 it it was announced that Sony had won the auction for the rights to the sci-fi flick and here we are.  It’s 2017 and Passengers came out theatrically last year, but more importantly it’s finally here in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray! Continue reading ‘Passengers (4K UHD & 3D Blu-ray Review)’

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