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‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ is the LAST Transformers Movie I Ever Want To See (Movie Review)

Transformers: The Last Knight (Movie Review)Believe me when I say this I never wanted write this 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.  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 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 some of the worst trailers of the year too.  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. Continue reading ‘‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ is the LAST Transformers Movie I Ever Want To See (Movie Review)’

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Life (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Life 4K UHD ReviewDespite loving all things sci-fi and horror Life is a movie I had 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.  However, the one thing I could not deny was what an absolutely fantastic cast it has.  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 hot off the press on the 4K Ultra HD format. Continue reading ‘Life (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)’

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The Mummy Unwraps The Bandages of a Dark Monster Universe (Movie Review)

Despite 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! Continue reading ‘The Mummy Unwraps The Bandages of a Dark Monster Universe (Movie Review)’

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Wonder Woman: Beauty, Brains and Brawn! (Movie Review)

Wonder Woman Movie ReviewLike George Washington once proclaimed “I cannot tell a lie.”  Wonder Woman is my number one most anticipated film of the 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!  I would be prone to say Justice League is, but I’m weary about how ridiculous Cyborg looks thus far.  Ha ha.  However, I’ll reserve judgement of that until November.  For now let me bask in the ever radiant light of everything Gal Gadot 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! Continue reading ‘Wonder Woman: Beauty, Brains and Brawn! (Movie Review)’

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DC Collectibles Blueline Wonder Woman Action Figure (Review)

I don’t know about you all but I’m getting super excited for the upcoming release of Wonder Woman this Friday.  June 2nd cannot come fast enough!  So how does one celebrate all things Wonder Woman in the meantime while we’re wishing our lives away for it to finally be June 2nd?  Well you can always watch Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice over an over, but even that could get tiresome.  What about the animated Wonder Woman feature reviewed recently here?  Beware of possible spoilers though!  Heck!  I even tried reviewing this newest collectible here, but it did not satisfy my appetite completely.  Hey!  I know!  What about this one?  Let’s kill some time today talking about a new figure coming out officially from DC Collectibles in June (or May 17th if you look here).  I’m talking about the new Blueline Wonder Woman black-and-white action figure, which is available to ship via ShopDCEntertainment.com on June 28th.  Let’s chat! Continue reading ‘DC Collectibles Blueline Wonder Woman Action Figure (Review)’

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DC Collectibles ‘Wonder Woman’ Movie Statue – Amazon Training Outfit (Review)

DC Collectibles 'Wonder Woman' Movie Statue - Amazon Training Outfit (Review)A few months ago before going under the knife for an invasive hip procedure, I managed to crank out not one, but two exciting DC Collectibles statue reviews of my favorite DC Comics girl, Harley Quinn.  They were both based on the likeness of Margot Robbie from last year’s Suicide Squad.  While the one reviewed here featured the power couple of the Joker and her the one of over here was all Harley, sexy fishnet stockings and all.  For some reason or another those statues were not released until some months after the movie’s premiere last year.  Around the same time DC Collectibles announced their upcoming 1/6 scale statue lineup of 3 Wonder Woman movie statues and 5 from November’s Justice League movie with each of the 5 members receiving their own.  Why I’m telling you all of this is because while the hotly anticipated Wonder Woman film is not dropping in theaters until June 2nd the 3 statues from the film all dropped May 17th. Continue reading ‘DC Collectibles ‘Wonder Woman’ Movie Statue – Amazon Training Outfit (Review)’

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Alamo Drafthouse’s BAYWATCH ON THE BEACH (Event Coverage)

Baywatch on the BeachSo most movie aficionados, especially in the Austin, TX area, love their neighborhood Alamo Drafthouses.  And let’s face it who of my generation doesn’t love the Baywatch television series featuring David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson and more?  I know right!  So imagine my surprise when I received an invite to cover the following event.  It read and I quote “Join us on Wednesday, May 24th for BAYWATCH ON THE BEACH, a special opening night only event of a no shirt, no shoes, no problemo screening of the summer of 2017’s bronzed and buff comedy spectacular, all happening on the sunny, lake-side shores of Volente Beach.”  As an added bonus Volente Beach is located in the city of Leander.  Hello!  That’s where I live.  While I have never been there before I knew I could not pass this unique screening opportunity up so I did what I always do.  I applied for press credentials and the rest is history.  So join me down below here in my recap of this historic screening. Continue reading ‘Alamo Drafthouse’s BAYWATCH ON THE BEACH (Event Coverage)’

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Ex Machina (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review)

Ex Machina (Blu-ray Review)There’s something about A24’s Ex Machina that brings warm thoughts to my human mind.  Maybe it’s because of their 2014 sleeper hit, Under the Skin, which I could not get enough of or maybe it’s because this one seeds psychosis within your head, in the way that only a great artificial intelligence film can.  Yes, it’s true ladies and gentlemen, the psychological yet stylish thriller Ex Machina will leave you visually, sonically and emotionally enthralled when you give it a spin in your 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player of choice.  It blew everyone away at SXSW in 2015 and now it’s time to be mind blown within the privacy of your own home in 4K.  I can personally guarantee these claims too.  This is my umpteenth go around with the flick, and while it’s not action packed like the theatrical trailer may have originally suggested, the film truly delivers by sucking you into one of the greatest human stories of artificial intelligence in our time, albeit in a slow burning fashion.  Ava (the new Lara Croft), the robot in question here, will make you believe and heck, might even make you fall for her.  It’s actually hard to decipher what’s the more raw experience here, the interaction between the humans or that with the A.I.  Read on you shall! Continue reading ‘Ex Machina (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review)’

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Baywatch Is Bodacious With Beaches, Babes and Blasts (Movie Review)

Baywatch MovieIf you’re of my generation, who didn’t watch television’s Baywatch growing up?  I mean of course we all watched for Knight Rider‘s David Hasselhoff and beach babes like Pamela Anderson, Nicole Eggert, Yasmine Bleech and Carmen Electra were just icing on the cake.  Sure (wink, wink).  Baywatch is not only part of our pop culture, but like The Terminator 1 and 2 to most people, part of our beloved childhood too.  So when word of a reboot surfaced regarding turning the nostalgic show into a motion picture I feared the absolute worst.  Yes I feared my childhood would be butchered and erased just like 2015’s Terminator: Genisys did.  Ugh!  However, rest assured there was a silver lining in all of this.  Baywatch would unite onscreen two of the hottest comedic stars with some pretty rad beach babes too.  Of course I’m talking about involvement from the likes of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac Efron to the big busted Alexandra Daddario.  What?  LOL.  I don’t know how else to describe her besides those bright, Blu-ray eyes she has.  So I was saying yeah Baywatch…. Continue reading ‘Baywatch Is Bodacious With Beaches, Babes and Blasts (Movie Review)’

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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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