About three weeks ago I received a weird unmarked postcard in the mail. It was black with strange red symbols and the only text to be found on it were the words “Were You Chosen?” I snapped a photo of it and texted it to my girlfriend and Gerard Iribe. Neither one knew what it was. Gerard saw the Texas address on the reverse side of the postcard and said that’s Scott Wampler’s address. At first I was like wow, this must be a wedding invite from the man. I can’t believe I got one. I felt honored. But wait! That was my address! LOL. So I did what any rationale person would do after exhausting their lifelines. I “googled” it! It turns out that was a slogan for the newest Weinstein product, Dimension Films’ Dark Skies. And that was the end of that. I tossed the postcard aside disappointed it wasn’t anything more. I want adventure in my life. If it’s not, don’t waste my time. Continue reading ‘Dark Skies (Blu-ray Review)’
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Following The Mist, I was also able to attend another very entertaining scheduled event at the Hero Complex Film Festival, a back-to-back screening of the The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth. Both are films written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, who provided an hour-long Q&A in between features. For anyone who is familiar with Guillermo del Toro, they would know that he is one of the most entertaining directors to listen to, as he is always full of passion for his projects and isn’t one to censor himself (not to mention his wonderful Mexican accent). This entire conversation has been recorded and provided in a link. Read on to learn more about what he had to say about his past films, his career as a filmmaker, his personal life, and his upcoming feature films, most notably Pacific Rim (Post Updated with latest Pacific Rim trailer).
Ever see something so confusing that looks so mind-bending that you just had to see it with your own eyes despite what your better judgment and gut told you? Well, that’s exactly how I felt about Cloud Atlas and its many bizarre, but very bold and ambitious trailers out there. Much like the story within Life of Pi and the pursuit of whether there’s a God or not, going into Cloud Atlas I had hoped all my questions and curiosity on the subject matter of what’s beyond this life would be answered. After all, that’s what the movie was about, or is it? Wait! Hold on. Are you telling me you don’t know what Cloud Atlas is about or what to expect? How could you? Well anyway, welcome to the club. That’s what we’re here to talk about today and if I go off on a tangent please forgive me as I just got done watching a time/globe spanning near 3-hour amazing, high concept journey so I’m a little taken aback right now to say the least. Come on. We have a long and winding path to embark upon here in this review. We best be moving along with little to no haste. Continue reading ‘Cloud Atlas (Blu-ray Review)’
The Walt Disney Studios proudly celebrates the heartwarming animated classic that started it all – “The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh.” Experience the very first time Tigger “pounces” Pooh; laugh out loud when Pooh’s rumbly tumbly gets him stuck in a hilariously sticky situation… All your favorite Hundred Acre Wood characters come alive in this timeless motion picture overflowing with rich animation, masterful storytelling and unforgettable songs. Once again reuniting audiences with Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore (who has lost his tail), “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” Blu-ray Combo Pack release has been sweetened to include a robust list of extras including a groundbreaking Disney Intermission activity, the beloved theatrical short “A Day for Eeyore,” five all-new “Mini Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” short films, and….an exclusive free in-pack kite.
As much as I had my reservations about seeing this film in the theaters, I actually enjoyed it for what it was. It never took itself too seriously and it had a little something special at the end that put a grin on my face. Say what you want about The Call…it just ain’t that bad as all you naysayers who haven’t seen it make it out to be. So with that being said, why don’t you join Oscar Winner Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin and Morris Chestnut this June 25th when The Call makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut. Make sure you pre-order now and check out the full press release below from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Continue reading ‘Take ‘The Call’ on Blu-ray This June’
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Academy Award-nominated (1993 for Best Picture) The Fugitive on September 3 with a new anniversary Blu-ray edition. The heart-pounding thriller stars Harrison Ford as wrongly-convicted Dr. Richard Kimble and Tommy Lee Jones in his Oscar and Golden Globe winning performance as Kimble’s relentless pursuer. Kimble, who has been unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer, and the reasons for the slaying, before he’s captured thanks to a nationwide manhunt led by tenacious United States Deputy Marshal Sam Gerard. This is one of Harrison Ford’s best films and it also represents the best representation of director Andrew Davis’ career. Tommy Lee Jones’ memorable award winning role as Gerard was also justifiably acclaimed too. If you haven’t seen this thriller, you should correct that right now with this new edition that offers a lot more extras than the previous release! Continue reading ‘The Fugitive: 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Arrives on September 3!’
Well, whether you wanted it or not, you got another Texas Chainsaw “Massacre” film. Many say this was to erase the puddle of mud that was Michael Bay’s bastardized attempt back in 2003, but quite honestly…I liked that one, Milo and all. So what’s this latest incarnation about? Good question! And I’m really glad you asked because that’s what we are gathered here to talk about today. Supposedly, this time around this one, Texas Chainsaw without the ‘Massacre” in the title, is a direct sequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic. And yeah…if you buy that one I also sell you on the fact that Superman Returns was a direct sequel to the legendary Superman II too. But whatever, toe-may-doe toe-ma-doe, let’s get going here because I don’t have all day, at least not for this fill in the (blankety blank adjective of your choice) title. Continue reading ‘Texas Chainsaw (Blu-ray Review)’
Like my curious flirtation with Mama in my last HD Digital Download review over here, I really wanted nothing to do with The Last Stand. Why? Quite simply…I felt embarrassed for Arnold Schwarzenegger in it after seeing how much he makes fun of himself in the trailers. It was funny at first, but I have heard and seen enough of it in the Expendables films. However, unlike the boring and painful experience of sitting through Mama, The Last Stand was actually a decent/fun movie and a great action vehicle for Arnold to launch his feature film comeback with his first starring role since 2003’s Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. So join me, if you’re brave enough, at taking a behind-the-scenes look at a fun action and adrenaline charged film, which hit theaters this past January. Complete with outrageous stunts and humor, I promise you’ll have a good time with it. I did. So I know you will too. Moving on… Continue reading ‘The Last Stand (iTunes HD Digital Download Review)’
When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot. Fame and fortune are his for the taking. That is until he meets three witches: Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity and even a bit of wizardry, Oscar transforms himself not only into a great wizard but into a better man as well.
Universal’s Mama was a film I purposely missed when I had a chance to attend the press screening for it up in Cleveland. The movie’s trailer did not sell me and quite frankly, it looked God awful to me. I had already suffered through a Guillermo del Toro produced film before and I did not want to lose two hours of my life doing it again. But the weirdest thing happened. Instantly, this film garnered all sorts of positive reviews and attention from critics and fans alike. Even friends of mine raved about it. So like usual in life, I was kicking myself for missing out on the opportunity I had to see it and needless to say, I was very much anticipating this title’s arrival on the high definition format of choice…in this case iTunes HD Digital Download. So lets get down to the nitty gritty. What say you? Continue reading ‘Mama (iTunes HD Digital Download Review)’
House of Cards is the Neflix Original series that held many people’s attention during it exciting new release period onto Netflix a couple months ago. Originally released in its entirety, complete with the involvement of a star-studded cast and crew, I was really happy to dive right away into this series and was even given the chance to talk about it with the crew from Just Seen It (found HERE). Here is a brief synopsis of the series: Ruthless and cunning, Congressman Francis Underwood (Spacey) and his wife Claire (Wright) stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates modern Washington D.C.’s shadowy world of greed, sex, and corruption. Kate Mara and Corey Stoll costar in the first original series from David Fincher and Beau Willimon. Now everyone who does not use Netflix’s Instant service will have the chance to check out the series on Blu-ray, come June 11th. Read on to learn more about this upcoming Blu-ray release.
I’m not sure where I’ve been since 1997, but I’ve never heard of the name Jack Reacher until I heard news of the film being developed some years back. Turns out Jack is quite the popular character from literary author Lee Child’s wildly “popular” series of novels. Heck, this August will see the released of the eighteenth novel in the series. Wow! Again…where have I been? So when I was asked if I wanted to see this film with a friend last December, I kindly turned down the many offers because I simply had no prior insight as to what the film was about nor did I have any interest really in spending hard earned money on something I felt unsure of. And I never really been the biggest fan of Tom Cruise (although I do respect and there’s no denying his legacy and his many body of works), but that all changed this this past week when I saw him in Oblivion and upon arriving home from a business trip I found this title on my desk ripe for reviewing on the Blu-ray format. So needless to say…hoorah…I jumped at the chance. I want to see what I have been missing out on all this time and more importantly…who is this Jack Reacher guy? My inquiring mind wanted to know. And now I’m here to tell you all about him. And while you are at it…check out the 1080p screenshots below too! Continue reading ‘Jack Reacher (Blu-ray Review)’
Jack the Giant Killer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend—and gets the chance to become a legend himself.
On July 30th, everyone will get a chance to see an all new DC Universe Animated Original Movie. I already had the chance to see the upcoming Superman: Unbound, which I found to be quite good (Review HERE) and frankly, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has been putting out some quality features in this department for quite some time now. Getting a chance to see a story that revolves around Flash and fellow members of the Justice League already has me excited. Here is some of the press release: The world is turned upside down as one of earth’s greatest super heroes – Flash – wakes up devoid of his super powers in the all-new Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox – the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Original Animated Movies. Produced by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, this all-new, PG-13 rated film arrives July 30, 2013 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-Ray, DVD. and Digital Download. Read on to learn more about this upcoming release.
On June 4th Escape from Planet Earth makes its Blu-ray debut. I did not catch this film in theaters and I do not believe I have actually seen a recent animated film in theaters so far this year. It is still early, of course, with Monster’s University and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (yes!) looking quite promising, but there hasn’t been a whole lot in the way of animated, family-friendly features. Not sure about this movie, but here is a press release about: This fantastic, comedy- adventure crosses all galaxies to entertain the entire family with an all-star vocal cast including Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, William Shatner, George Lopez, Craig Robinson, Sofía Vergara, Jane Lynch, Steve Zahn, Chris Parnell, Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry and Ricky Gervais. Read on to learn more about this film and its upcoming Blu-ray release.
Django Unchained, My favorite film of 2012 arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on April 16th and for people in Los Angeles, who are interested, they will have a chance to go on a bounty hunt revolving around this release. Why So Blu guru, Brian White, has already reviewed the iTunes Digital Download, but I am still set on getting the Blu-ray. Going on a bounty hunt to find the Blu-ray or other prizes sounds like a fun way to spend a Tuesday afternoon. While I will not be able to participate, it seems only appropriate to inform everyone else of this opportunity. Read on to learn more about what the details are in this exciting event.
Hit the road with Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman this June 4th, when Identity Thief, from the producers of TED and the director of Horrible Bosses steals the Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download market. The Unrated Edition on Blu-ray Combo Pack includes the UltraViolet, DVD and Digital Copy for the ultimate coupling with alternate takes, a gag reel and more. Come on. You know you’re curious. Make sure to hit up the pre-order link below and read the full press release courtesy of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Continue reading ‘Identity Thief Steals The Blu-ray Format on June 4th!’
Hmm…How did I never hear of this title Sir Ben Kingsley, or should I call him the Mandarin, is in? Oh well! I’m here to tell you about it now. This one slipped into my inbox late yesterday from my favorite PR specialist, but I apologize…I’m just getting around to it right now. So without further ado, Anchor Bay Entertainment warmly presents A Common Man, starring once again…Academy Award Winner Ben Kingsley, on the Blu-ray and DVD format May 21st. Read all about it below in the press release and pre-order your copy now! Do it! Continue reading ‘‘A Common Man’ Finds His Way To Blu-ray’
Well geez…what can I tell you that you don’t already know already about this film? If I told you it was the feel good movie of the year, would I be lying? Well, I guess that depends upon what makes you feel good in life. If you like a heart wrenching, but uplifting tale of a family that defies all odds amidst a natural disaster that the whole world was caught up in the middle of watching, then this probably is the film for you. If you are one of those naysayers who says why do I want to be depressed and bash this film without even seeing it, then I want you to skip reading this review right now because Evil Dead is currently out in the theaters and you probably belong there anyway. For those of you that are still here with me…congratulations. You have taken your first step towards being a better human in this world. Continue reading ‘The Impossible (iTunes HD Digital Download Review)’
Honestly, I’m not sure what to expect with Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. And to be completely honest, I’m only wanting to see it for one exclusive reason…the beautiful Tamara Drewe…oops I mean Gemma Arterton is in it. Basically…you put her in anything and I will want to watch it. Even Evil Dead! Heck…even Famke Jansen is in it. Now I have two reasons. Oh yeah…there’s that Hawkeye guy too. And guess what folks. The film grossed 200 million and a sequel has already been green lit. So how bad can it be? I wanna see!!! But in the meantime, how about you hitting up the pre-order link below and checking out the full press release from Paramount? That’s an order! Continue reading ‘Hansel & Gretel Slay The Blu-ray Format on June 11th’