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Why I Give Justice League 2 F’s! (Movie Review)

Justice League (Movie Review)I didn’t think this glorious day would ever come, but alas it has.  Heaven on Earth is here.  That could only mean ONE thing for sure in life.  The Justice League motion picture has finally arrived on the big screen!  As far as 2017 feature films go I have thought of nothing else except Justice League ever since I left San Diego Comic-Con this past July and attended this unforgettable superhero panel captured in all its splendor and awe right here.  I have also painstakingly covered 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 with overwhelming joy and rousing happiness I now am in a position to do much the same with my take on the long awaited November 17th 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! Continue reading ‘Why I Give Justice League 2 F’s! (Movie Review)’

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Westworld Season One: The Maze (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Westworld Season 1 4K ReviewGiven the fact that when this series originally aired earlier this year I pretty much had to watch each episode twice due to many slow lulls that put me to sleep like a baby probably doesn’t make me the best suited reviewer to tackle Westworld: Season One. However, that doesn’t mean that I didn’t like what I saw either because I did.  It was just on so late at night, I was exhausted and this combo leaves me with the attention span of a kitten.  I’m joking of course because I truly am stoked for Westworld: Season One being the very first HBO title on the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format.  Besides Planet Earth II I guess you could also call HBO’s Westworld the very first title on the 4K UHD format period.  That’s not a shabby title to own.  You can tell that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is equally excited about this crowning jewel on 4K too.  “We are thrilled to release the first season of HBO’s critically-acclaimed and most watched new series Westworld in 4K Ultra HD with HDR,” said Rosemary Markson, Senior Vice President, Television Marketing, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. “Fans will devour this beautifully crafted series – a perfect candidate to receive the fully immersive 4K HDR experience along with limited edition collectable packaging and all-new special features.”  I couldn’t agree more with Rosemary’s statements so that’s why I’m very eager to tackle this review already down below.
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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Is Like Christmas Morning As A Kid (Movie Review)

Thor RagnarokI have a new modern day definition of the word fun.  When I think of “fun” now I am reminded of the fantastic Thor: Ragnarok film trailers.  In a world full of so much seriousness, hate protests and whatnot it’s totally awesome to think how a two minute plus movie trailer can put a smile on your face from ear-to-ear.  Not too much does that to me in real life nowadays.  I didn’t even let Thor’s butch haircut damper my spirits, albeit does suck to see him shed those locks no matter what the circumstance is.  Despite Chris Hemsworth not donning those beautiful golden locks all the way through this third Thor solo entry I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to having some serious F-U-N with the Ragnarok folks here.  I’ll also admit this too as I feel like I’m late to the party here because all my California peers have already seen and reviewed it.  Heck, even the boob tube declares it as “one of the best reviewed Marvel films to date.”  So if you’re asking me if I’m excited about Thor: Ragnarok, hell yeah I am!  Let’s get this superhero party started! Continue reading ‘‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Is Like Christmas Morning As A Kid (Movie Review)’

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Atomic Blonde (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Atomic Blonde 4K Blu-ray ReviewAtomic Blonde finally sees the light of day on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray after debuting all the way back this past March at SXSW (originally covered here by Bron Anderson).  So other than a woman, Charlize Theron, kicking ass John Wick style, what’s it all about?  You’re in the right place to get that question answered, but before we spill any proverbial beans let’s get the housekeeping out of the way first.  Atomic Blonde is very much an action spy thriller flick.  Its directed by David Leitch and written by Kurt Johnstad.  They take their direction form a 2012 graphic novel called The Coldest City.  You can kind of call it a Cold War thriller based upon its 1989 setting and synopsis of a spy who has to find a list of double agents who are bingo smuggled into the West on the eve of the collapse of the Berlin Wall.  In addition to Charlize Theron it stars James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones.  And yes, it does contain that female on female sex scene!  Ha ha.  Now let’s dive deeper!

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War for the Planet of the Apes (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

War For The Planet Of The Apes 4K ReviewConsidering that both Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes were two of my favorite films in the years they came out I felt confident War for the Planet of the Apes was set up for success.  After all, how could it not be under the studious care of Matt Reeves in the director’s chair once again.  That’s what you call a rhetorical statement ladies and gentlemen.  This final chapter in the trilogy is both an emotional rollercoaster and cinematic event not to be missed.  I could go on and on about how much appreciation I have for this one, but to do so would kind of be like putting the cart in front of the horse in this review proverbially speaking.  So let’s back up, take it slow and ease into this 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray review by covering all the who’s who in War for the Planet of the Apes, the third and maybe final installment thus far in the Planet of the Apes reboot series.  What say you?  I’m ready to get this bloody war started!
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Warrior (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Warrior 4KI don’t mean to steal anyone’s thunder so please don’t think that of me here.  However, what I want to do is call attention to a quote on the cover of this 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release of Warrior.  I typically hate these unimaginative one-liners, but this one stands out to me because it’s more than three words and it accurately sums up my opinion of Warrior in a mere tagline.  It simply reads “As Powerful and Unforgettable As Rocky” (Edward Douglas, ComingSoon.net).  That’s exactly how my first viewing of Warrior back in 2011 went down.  I remember it like it was yesterday.  I recall living up in cold Cleveland, OH and my local Cinemark holding free screenings of this film.  I had no idea what it was and like the ignorant prick I can be towards things I know nothing about I did not take advantage of it.  Around this same time I bought my first Apple TV and for some reason or another Warrior was a free rental one cold weekend.  I thought to myself what do I have to lose.  I hit play and I remember laying there in front of my television never wanting the drama unfolding on the screen to ever end.  That’s exactly how I feel about another legendary sports drama film, Rocky, each and every time I watch it.  Therefore, this announcement of Warrior on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray October 24th left me absolutely speechless in a good way.  Read on to learn more about this 4K catalog release from Lionsgate.
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Kick-Ass (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Kick-AssTo say that I was not looking forward to the original April 16th theatrical release date of Kick-Ass would be like saying that I would rather watch a SD DVD of my favorite film over its superior HD counterpart.  It’s just not going to happen.  My obsession with this film happened way back on the magical date of July 24, 2009.  It was on that very day, within Hall H at Comic-Con 2009 in San Diego, that I was introduced to the world of Kick-Ass. I never wore a grin so large in life as compared to when we, the captive audience within Hall H, were treated to not only the film’s Red Band trailer, but also exclusive clips highlighting the mayhem and action of the eccentric cast.  Weird thing is, the film had no distribution deal as of yet.  It was shown first at Comic-Con to gauge the public’s interest.  And if memory serves me correct, the panel even got a standing ovation by the end of its time slot.  Not long after, Lionsgate, one of my favorite movie studios sealed the deal to distribute Kick-Ass nationwide.  And that was a great day indeed.  Sadly, Nicolas Cage was absent from the 2009 Comic-Con panel, but this girl (see below), Chloe Moretz (aka Hit-Girl), won the audience over with not only her youth and innocence, but also her, for lack of a better term, “kick-ass” action sequences.  I’m a firm believer that Kick-Ass would not be half the film it is without Hit-Girl.
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Fly The Friendly Skies This Weekend With American Made (Movie Review)

American MadeUp 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? Continue reading ‘Fly The Friendly Skies This Weekend With American Made (Movie Review)’

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Warm Bodies (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Warm Bodies 4KI remember back in 2013 wanting nothing to do with this movie and shamefully saying how awful it looked.  However, I also remember flying home on a work trip and being bored out of my mind knowing that I had a long flight ahead of me. The conundrum was that I had nothing to watch on the plane.  Eureka!  I came up with the idea that I should download Warm Bodies on my iPad to keep me company for the next three hours.  After all our own Aaron Neuwirth had originally given this one some nice nods in his movie review originally published here.  I’m glad I did because not only did Nicholas Hoult go on to become one of my most favorite War Boys, but I actually had a rather splendid experience watching Warm Bodies for the first time.  All my apprehension was for absolutely nothing.  So with that being said I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to revisiting this Lionsgate catalog title again on the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format.  That ladies and gentlemen is my segue to why we’re all here.
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Transformers: The Last Knight (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Transformers Last Knight 4K ReviewBelieve me when I say this I never wanted write this 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray review.  In fact I never wanted to even see this flick.  Call me a glutton for punishment, but I know the real truth.  I’m just flat out cheap and don’t want to pay to view it nor do I want to see anyone else on my team remotely speak any praise about it.  You see I loved the first Transformers film.  It was both epic and adventurous, but the second feature was a bloated, flaming turd.  The third outing improved upon things, but everything gained was lost in my opinion in the last entry, Transformers: Age of Extinction.  The title says it all and I wish the franchise would have died there as the stupid title implies.  Nevertheless Michael Bay is back here with another mess to rip apart and ridicule, Transformers: The Last Knight.  Yes ladies and gentlemen this summer blockbuster is just as ludicrous as the name suggests not to mention owning some of the worst trailers of the year too.  Thankfully the people spoke with their wallets and this one did not fair as well as the others did at the box office.  However, before we get into everything that’s wrong with Transformers: The Last Knight let’s get all the proverbial housekeeping out of the way.
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Amazon Exclusive Wonder Woman Blu-ray Combo Pack (Review)

Amazon Exclusive Wonder Woman Blu-ray ReviewSo you’re all probably “wondering” to yourself like Aaron Neuwirth asked me yesterday.  Is Why So Blu’s Brian White ever going to review Wonder Woman on any home media format?  You’re kidding right?  I may hold the Internet record for most reviews of it.  I dare you to call me out on it.  Let’s count the ways I have brought September 19th’s Wonder Woman release date to your computer screen.  It all started three weeks ago when I covered the 4K UHD Dolby Vision VUDU release of Wonder Woman over here.  Next up we were one of the first major sites to review the Warner Bros. 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray product over here.  And finally, we had you covered with eye-popping three dimensions in our Blu-ray 3D review of it all here.  If that’s not enough Wonder Woman for you, then try this one on for size.  We were also among the first to tackle the three new DC Collectibles statues from the film with our picture-by-picture unboxing of the Goddess in her AmazonTraining Suit over here.  So like Eminem once said I’m back!  I last covered an exclusive piece like this here with the Warner Bros./Amazon Exclusive Harley Quinn Suicide Squad Blu-ray set.  Now we have a Wonder Woman one, exclusive DC Collectibles statue and  all.  Follow me down below as I take you through this exclusive release complete with a picture-by-picture replay of my unboxing. Continue reading ‘Amazon Exclusive Wonder Woman Blu-ray Combo Pack (Review)’

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The Year of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” Continues In Kingsman: The Golden Circle (Movie Review)

The Kingsman Golden Circle Movie 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 a September 22nd sequel titled Kingsman: The Golden Circle.  This is one film I can’t say enough good things about way before I even sat my butt down in the press screening’s theater seat this past week.  You see 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 a unique tuxedo t-shirt and a rad Kingsman 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 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. Continue reading ‘The Year of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” Continues In Kingsman: The Golden Circle (Movie Review)’

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Wonder Woman (Blu-ray 3D Review)

Wonder Woman 3D Blu-ray ReviewA lot of this is going to be a rehash of my already published 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray review here and 4K UHD VUDU review here.  However, you’re here solely for the 3D presentation of it all.  I know that.  So with that disclaimer out of the way let’s begin here!  Like George Washington once proclaimed “I cannot tell a lie.”  Wonder Woman was my number one most anticipated film of the calendar year.  Say what?  I’m 100% serious and no I’m not on any drugs.  This is 80 plus years in the making here, folks!  It’s historic!  I would be prone to say Justice League is, but I’m weary about how ridiculous Cyborg looks thus far.  I’m joking of course.  I’ll reserve judgement of that until November (as I hear they are working on him in reshoots anyway).  For now let me bask in the ever radiant light of everything Gal Gadot (check her out here) and the Amazonian princess she portrays, Wonder Woman.  Call me a sucker, but I just love a strong female protagonist in my action movies, and it doesn’t hurt if they’re hot too.  So you’ve all seen my proverbial masturbation over the three DCEU films that have come before, Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, and now it’s time to lasso up Wonder Woman.  Wouldn’t that be spectacular to lasso up Wonder Woman, huh (insert dirty evil thought)?  Ha ha.  Come on!  Let’s get started!
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Wonder Woman (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Wonder Woman 4K Blu-ray ReviewA lot of this is going to be a rehash of my 4K UHD VUDU review of this title formerly published here.  So with that disclaimer out of the way let’s begin here!  Like George Washington once proclaimed “I cannot tell a lie.”  Wonder Woman was my number one most anticipated film of the calendar year.  Say what?  I’m 100% serious and no I’m not on any drugs.  This is 80 plus years in the making here, folks!  It’s historic!  I would be prone to say Justice League is, but I’m weary about how ridiculous Cyborg looks thus far.  I’m joking of course.  However, I’ll reserve judgement of that until November (as I hear they are working on him in reshoots anyway).  For now let me bask in the ever radiant light of everything Gal Gadot (check her out here) and the Amazonian princess she portrays, Wonder Woman.  Call me a sucker, but I just love a strong female protagonist in my action movies, and it doesn’t hurt if they’re hot too.  So you’ve all seen my proverbial masturbation over the three DCEU films that have come before, Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, and now it’s time to lasso up Wonder Woman.  Wouldn’t that be spectacular to lasso up Wonder Woman, huh (insert dirty evil thought)?  Ha ha.  Come on!  Let’s get started!
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Silicon Valley: The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray Review)

Silicon Valley Season 4I’m going to start this one by giving you the same ramble I do year after year covering this HBO title.  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 exactly 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, Season Two here and Season Three over here.  However, today we’re here to discuss everything Season Four, which made its Blu-ray debut on September 12th.   So here we go!  Let’s SWOT things out accordingly down below. Continue reading ‘Silicon Valley: The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray Review)’

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I Loved IT! (Movie Review)

I 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.  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 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.  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.  I’m just saying. Continue reading ‘I Loved IT! (Movie Review)’

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The Mummy (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

The MummyDespite loving Sofia Boutella in Kingsman: The Secret Service I must admit I wasn’t too keen on this newest monster tale reboot when I saw the first theatrical trailer.  Yawn!  I thought to myself another modern day movie that feels like it has to insert a woman into a leading role normally occupied by a man.  I know that’s a sexist way to look at things, but I’m an old, tired man now and sick of all the ultra sensitivity in this world.  Ha ha.  But seriously, it wasn’t until the second trailer of The Mummy that got me semi-excited for things here.  For some reason it just spoke to me more.  After all though how could one refute the star power of Hollywood’s ageless vampire, Tom Cruise?  That’s a rhetorical question because you can try, but ultimately you’ll fail.  The man can do no wrong in modern day action films.  By the way I don’t count the Jack Reacher films as action films.   However, it was this news here that The Mummy would be the start of Universal’s Dark Universe that really made me take notice of.  I’m all about a well planned out, shared universe full of continuity so I’m super stoked to see where things go from here.  And truth be told I’m forever thankful that 2014’s Dracula Untold was a one off.  Thank the Gods for that!
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Wonder Woman (4K UHD VUDU Review)

Wonder Woman VUDU UHD ReviewLast night I attended something pretty cool hosted by VUDU here, a watch party of Wonder Woman.  Since I purchased the 4K UHD stream of it on August 29th I used the viewing opportunity to review the technical merits of the VUDU presentation.  They gave out some really cool prizes too (#jealousy that I did not win any).  Now like George Washington once proclaimed “I cannot tell a lie.”  Wonder Woman was my number one most anticipated film of the calendar year.  Say what?  I’m 100% serious and no I’m not on any drugs.  This is 80 plus years in the making here, folks!  It’s historic!  I would be prone to say Justice League is, but I’m weary about how ridiculous Cyborg looks thus far.  I’m joking of course.  However, I’ll reserve judgement of that until November (as I hear they are working on him in reshoots anyway).  For now let me bask in the ever radiant light of everything Gal Gadot (in Hebrew her first name means “wave” and her surname means “shores”)  and the Amazonian princess she portrays, Wonder Woman.  Call me a sucker, but I just love a strong female protagonist in my action movies, and it doesn’t hurt if they’re hot too.  So you’ve all seen my proverbial masturbation over the three DCEU films that have come before, Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, and now it’s time to lasso up Wonder Woman.  Wouldn’t that be spectacular to lasso up Wonder Woman, huh (insert dirty evil thought)?  Ha ha.  Come on!  Let’s get started!

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