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Justice League (4K UHD VUDU Review)

Justice League VUDU 4K ReviewThe Justice League motion picture is finally getting its deserving shot to win over your living room on March 13th (available now via digital retailers such as VUDU here).  As far as 2017 feature films going into last November I had thought of nothing else except Justice League ever since I left San Diego Comic-Con that July and attended this unforgettable superhero panel captured in all its splendor and awe right here.  I have also painstakingly covered the 4K Ultra HD releases of Wonder WomanMan of Steel, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad here on the site with both the utmost of detail and exposé.  So it’s with overwhelming joy and rousing happiness I now am in a position to do much the same with my take on the long awaited home media release (digitally via VUDU here) sans the Zack Snyder cut of the superhero ensemble flick, Justice League.  Buckle up ladies and gentlemen as I’m about to steal/drive Batman’s Batmobile both fast and so very furious.  Vroom, vroom!
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Daddy’s Home (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Daddy's Home 4K ReviewDaddy’s Home is one of those films I could easily live without.  While I love Mark Wahlberg and most everything Will Ferrell does (there are exceptions) I’m just not warm on the PG rating.  It was cool when I was a kid, but now I’m an old geezer and I need my F-bombs, gratuitous nudity and raunchy comedy moments.  I’m kidding of course, but thankfully despite that family friendly PG rating I gave Daddy’s Home a tryout once it made its debut on the Blu-ray format.  I’m glad I did because I still managed to laugh and even had a good time with it all.  I must have too because I am devoting my personal time to covering this one.  Yep!  That’s right the family friendly comedy featuring two of Hollywood’s biggest men (sorry ladies) is getting a 4K Ultra HD upgrade to coincide with its sequel’s release on the format February 20th.
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Black Panther Offers a Brief Glimpse of Light in the Current State of the Dark & Gloomy MCU (Movie Review)

Black Panther Movie ReviewOutside of the Black Panther in Marvel’s Civil War my exposure to the character is null and zero.  I have no understanding of what his powers are, how he can jump like a cat or even what his weaknesses are.  I am assuming it’s all because of that sinister looking, fancy black feline costume he dons, but that’s why I am here today at the press screening of the Black Panther to hopefully find all this out.  I want to know what makes me the man tick, the history, his lore, etc.  Now say what you want about the Black Panther movie trailers, but so far the one thing I could not get past is Michael B. Jordan’s hairdo.  That was the Achilles heel of the marketing push for me.  I know I am petty, but hey I am giving this one a chance regardless to win me over despite my angst for the boring and depressing Civil War.  So there’s that.  However, what really makes me curious is the early reviews of this one.  I am not going to lie.  From what I read it seems like the Black Panther’s sh1t does not stink and he can do no wrong.  That’s what I hope to clear up here down below.  Will you join me? Continue reading ‘Black Panther Offers a Brief Glimpse of Light in the Current State of the Dark & Gloomy MCU (Movie Review)’

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Hell or High Water (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Hell or High Water 4K ReviewHell or High Water is one of those films which reminds me of a moment in life that I kick myself for missing out on.  The Alamo Drafthouse here in Austin, TX had invited me to cover an advance screening of the film, which included cast members Foster, Pine and Bridges in attendance.  To sweeten the pot this is also the screening where Pine got drunk as a skunk at.  Why did I miss it?  Well boo hoo I did not want to drive downtown and quite honestly knew nothing about the feature.  Rest assured this one was one of the last times in life where I let ignorance get the best of me.  I did end up catching this one weeks later in the theater and guess what.  It landed on my Top 10 list in 2016 over here.  Needless to say I love Hell or High Water and it’s with great pleasure I cover its 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray debut down below.  Giddy up!
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I, Tonya Blu-ray Announced For March 13th!

I, Tonya Blu-rayNominated for three Academy Awards (Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Film Editing), I, Tonya is a darkly funny and entertaining examination of Tonya Harding, the most controversial figure in the history of figure skating, and the headline-grabbing scandal that mesmerized a nation. I, Tonya is available on Digital and the all-new digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on March 2, 2018 and on Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on March 13, 2018 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Packed with more than 40 minutes of exclusive bonus content, the Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD showcase deleted scenes and in-depth featurettes taking viewers behind the scenes of the film and its captivating story. Continue reading ‘I, Tonya Blu-ray Announced For March 13th!’

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Daddy’s Home 2 (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Daddy's Home 2 4K ReviewDaddy’s Home 2 huh?  I’m a bit lukewarm when it comes to the first Daddy’s Home in 2015.  It was mildly funny and heartwarming, but I dunno.  I just haven’t always been the biggest fan of every Will Ferrell movie, but really for no reason in particular.  There’s also no denying his wealth of catalog titles that I do like too.  Am I confusing you yet?  Ha!  Let’s just say the Daddy’s Home franchise of films is nothing I would ever pay theatrically to see.  However, in the home front it’s a whole different story.  If it doesn’t cost you anything extra, then why not?  So here we are a few years later and low and behold we have a sequel.  Why not when you can make easy money on a bankable property, right?  Absolutely!  Money is what makes this world go around.  The first was popular, featured a likable cast so here we are again with a bonafide sequel primed to double its money back in Daddy’s Home 2.  Let’s take a closer look below at this feature and everything you’ll find here in this February 20th 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray package from Paramount.
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Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (Blu-ray Review)

Professor Marston and-the-Wonder-Women Blu-ray ReviewProfessor Marston and the Wonder Women is a movie made for me on paper.  Why?  Because I love Wonder Woman and everything about her in the DCEU cinematic movie universe.  I won’t bore you with a hundred links, but if you don’t believe me check out my 4K review of her solo film here.  And our movie here,  Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, takes us on a different kind of cinematic journey explaining how this powerful feminist icon came to life, character-wise.  Even better our feature here is also rated R for strong sexual content including brief graphic images and language.  How can a flick about Wonder Woman be any better?  Wait!  Don’t answer that one.  Instead follow me down below as I show you around this superhero journey.  Up, up and away! Continue reading ‘Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (Blu-ray Review)’

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A Bad Moms Christmas (Blu-ray Review)

A Bad Mom's Christmas A Bad Moms Christmas is an odd one for me to be reviewing here on the site.  It’s not because it’s a female centric film, but because I was so opposed to the first one.  For some reason I wanted absolutely nothing to do with it.  However, one boring Austin, TX afternoon I was able to pick Bad Mom’s up at a really cheap for my fiancee.  She wanted very badly to see it so it can’t always be about me.  Much to my surprise I was taken aback by not only how pumping the audio was in the rear speakers behind my viewing seat, but also how much I shockingly enjoyed the feature.  It was fun, fresh and crude in all the right which ways I love my comedies to be.  So needless to say I was very excited to see the next chapter in the Bad Moms franchise.  While oddly it’s a Christmas movie that was released way before even the 2017 Thanksgiving holiday I’m going to go into whether or not it delivers on all the goods the first did.  In other words I’ll let you know if it fires on all cylinders.  Here we go! Continue reading ‘A Bad Moms Christmas (Blu-ray Review)’

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10 Cloverfield Lane (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

10 Cloverfield Lane 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray ReviewOnce again I find myself not sure where to start about 10 Cloverfield Lane in this 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray review.  Do I talk about how much I love this film or do I explore the veil of secrecy it was literally made under?  I mean we all knew J.J. Abrams around this time was busy far, far away in another galaxy making The Force Awakens, but how many people besides his trusted confidants knew anything about this secret project until its initial trailer dropped in January 2016 with 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi?  However, the real question should probably address the conundrum that how does one or lets say the uninitiated with 10 Cloverfield Lane go into this?  Do you treat it as a direct sequel to 2008’s Cloverfield expecting more or less the same or is it really just a blood relative or as Abrams calls it a spiritual successor?  These questions and more I hope to tackle and answer below in the main body of my 4K UHD Blu-ray review.  So what are you waiting for?  Get your reading on! Continue reading ’10 Cloverfield Lane (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)’

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IT (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

IT 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray ReviewI wish I could be cool and say I love Stephen King’s 1986 novel IT.  The truth is I’d be lying.  Not only did I never read it but nor have I ever seen the 1990 network television miniseries either.  I know.  I suck.  It goes unsaid that I lived a very sheltered childhood up in Cleveland, Ohio.  Thank goodness I left there five years ago and grew into the responsible young adult you all know and love now.  Ha!  So let’s fast forward some 30 years here since the book first came out and now IT receives a modernized (so to speak as still set in the nostalgia of the 80’s) adaption on the big screen.  It’s actually part of something bigger too as this American Rated-R horror film is just the first installment of a planned two parts.  Truth be told you had me at Rated-R.  Let’s take a closer look down below at what IT (also known as IT: Part 1 – The Loser’s Club) is all about.  Join me down below and you’ll float too.
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‘Insidious: The Last Key’ Takes Us A Bit “Further” Into The Further With Some Twists (Movie Review)

Insiduous The Last Key Movie ReviewJust when movie going audiences thought it was finally safe to go back into The Further.  Surprise!  It is NOT!  I bet you never saw a fourth Insidious film coming, did you?  Given the low budget and success of the first three this was actually a no-brainer.  I wish there were more surefire guarantees like this in life.  I’d be a rich man, but I digress.  Insidious: The Last Key is yes the fourth installment in the Insidious franchise, but if you’re going by chronology of the in-story timelines this is actually second in order.  Confused yet?  Don’t be!  You just need to refresh up a bit down below before venturing into The Further blindly.  Come on!  I’ll show you around here. Continue reading ‘‘Insidious: The Last Key’ Takes Us A Bit “Further” Into The Further With Some Twists (Movie Review)’

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Christopher Nolan 4K Collection (4K UHD Review & Unboxing)

Christopher Nolan 4K Collection ReviewComparable to what should seem like the enjoyment of seeing a slew of gifts under the tree on Christmas morning why is the 4K enthusiast community in such an uproar over the Christopher Nolan 4K Collection?  We’ll tackle that question down below, but right now let’s take a moment to pause in thought about this monumental release.  Not only did it take a lot of work to get the three different studios to agree releasing them all in one boxset, but ladies and gentlemen this 7 films in 4K from one of the greatest directors of our time, Christopher Nolan.  Sure we’re missing several titles within it, but beggars can’t be choosers.  Even if they just released The Dark Knight only on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray,  I would have been like a pig rolling around in mud.  However, they didn’t stop just there.  This historic 4K boxset released by Warner Bros. includes The Prestige, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, Interstellar and Dunkirk.  Let’s take a closer look at this set down below and I promise to try and answer that question I posed in the beginning of this paragraph the best I can. Continue reading ‘Christopher Nolan 4K Collection (4K UHD Review & Unboxing)’

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In Deedful Jubilee Brian White Picks His Top 10 Movies of 2017!

Brian White's Top 10 2017As Walking Dead‘s Negan would say “oh shiz.”  It’s that time of year again that I dread the most.  It’s colder.  It’s more expensive because of the holidays.  And worse of all I have to publicly proclaim which film titles I liked the most.  I sound like a broken record, but this year more than ever I am behind the eight ball.  Because of being laid up from hip surgery, my managerial duties for one of the biggest companies in the world and everything else going on I have not seen an awful lot this year.  I’m afraid to say this, but I’ll disclaim this now that the list below pretty much contains all movie titles you’d expect from a simple mind like mine.  Sadly I did not stray too far out of my comfort zone to catch a flick this year.  It’s not that I didn’t want to, but it was simply due to a lack of time in life (because of my job it’s very hard).  I can’t believe I even squeezed Comic-Con in this year.  Believe me though I paid for it dearly with my body as I was sick for a week with the Comic-Con flu, but I digress. Continue reading ‘In Deedful Jubilee Brian White Picks His Top 10 Movies of 2017!’

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American Made (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

American Made 4K ReviewUp until the critically unaccepted Mummy this year Tom Cruise seemed to be on an unstoppable “cruise” control.  One action film after another his Hollywood success has been as magical as his rugged, vampire good looks.  However, like I always tell my fiancée eventually all good things must come to an end.  I was one of the few who managed to see the good in the Mummy, but everyone is now waiting to see what the man’s next move is.  And that’s why we’re here today ladies and gentlemen.  In what seems like an odd choice for Cruise he is now portraying a a former TWA pilot who became a drug and weapon smuggler in Universal’s American Made.  I must admit though the trailers for this movie made it look like a lot of fun with a fully energized Tom Cruise to boot.  Only you can answer that million dollar question of whether it’s any good by reading on to find out if it’s as entertaining as the trailer made it out to be or just a brilliant editing job in disguise.  Y’all remember Suicide Squad right?
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Sharpen Your Poker Skills By Playing ‘Molly’s Game (Movie Review)

Molly's Game Movie ReviewI must have a very simple mind.  Alright, I definitely do.  When I first saw the trailer for Molly’s Game I just didn’t get it.  My fiancee had to explain it to me.  Isn’t that sad?  Ha ha.  I blame it on exhaustion and stress from work.  However, after subsequent viewings of it and a second trailer I was down to taking a stake in and playing Molly’s Game.  I mean who doesn’t like illegal gambling operations and making loads of mad money?  I can’t fault anyone for having that American Dream.  On top of that we’re led to believe there’s more than meets the eye with this Molly lady and her motivations for running the successful underground gambling empire.  Therefore, I was fully onboard and invested in Molly’s Game.  What follows below is my account of pretty much everything you can expect from scribe Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut here. Continue reading ‘Sharpen Your Poker Skills By Playing ‘Molly’s Game (Movie Review)’

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Brian Chooses His Top 10 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs of 2017 & More!

Brian Chooses His Top 10 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs of 2017Last year I undertook the pioneer task of only listing my Top 10 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays here.  It was a brand spanking new format then and I was among the first.  Since then Sir Brandon Peters has caught up to me on the format and we currently split the bulk of the 4K UHD reviews here on the site. Therefore, I’m hopeful we’ll see some 4K titles on his 2017 list.  So once again this year I want to focus on 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays solely.  Sadly that means Universal’s Nocturnal Animals Blu-ray release wont be making my list here.  And if you’re a Harry Potter fan, Brandon Peters has you covered here on the site with all those 4K reviews.  We also have a new kid on the block this year with Dolby Vision, but I’m not one of those fanboys who will tell you it’s the Holy Grail and only highlight 4K titles with it.  Hell no!  Last but not least you can tell me until you’re “blu” in the face how incredible Transformers: The Last Knight is on the format.  I don’t care.  That movie is garbage and you will NOT see that on my list.  Haven’t I suffered enough here?  Now where were we… Continue reading ‘Brian Chooses His Top 10 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs of 2017 & More!’

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Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Kingsman 2 4K The Golden Circle ReviewFirst there was Matthew Vaughn and Mark Millar’s Kick-Ass in 2010 and then there was Kingsman: The Secret Service (Aaron Neuwirth’s review of it all here and mine) in 2014.  Needless to say I’m a big fan of both.   Now we have the sequel here titled Kingsman: The Golden Circle.  I was one of the lucky ones to be able to attend the Hall H Comic-Con panel in San Diego for this action spy flick this past July (see Jordan Grout’s coverage of it all here).  Not only did I get an orange/white tuxedo t-shirt and a rad Kingsman fidget spinner, but I also witnessed the entire opening sequence, which is quite breathtaking, and two awesome clips that whet my appetite greater than the thought of Red Robin’s steak fries covered in that yummy sodium laced seasoning of theirs.  You picking up what I’m dropping?  While outside of a flashback Kingsman: The Golden Circle may not include the exotic mummy, Sofia Boutella, this time around (for obvious reasons) it does have one hell of an all-star studded lineup.  If you choose to accept this mission, then let me fill you in on everything below.
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Interstellar (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Interstellar 4K ReviewWho here is not looking forward to this December 19th Interstellar 4K release on Ultra HD Blu-ray, not to mention the rest of Christopher Nolan films previously announced here?  Yes we’re not getting a few of his movies and no we’re not getting new atmospheric surround audio packages, but we’re getting something so much more important.  We’re getting some of Nolan’s 5-star masterpieces on the best looking home video format!  Who wants to argue with me there?  You wouldn’t even be reading this review here if you weren’t a Nolan fan.  Interstellar and I have an interesting love/hate relationship with each other.  My take on it all can be found below.  It was originally published in my 2015 Blu-ray review of it all here.  However, my observations on the audio and video presentations of this Interstellar 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release are all new.  So there’s that!  Also, for those of you who may have missed it make sure you check out Brandon Peters’ 4K review of Dunkirk here.  Now let’s get started!
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