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Mary Queen of Scots (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Mary Queen of Scots 4K ReviewMary Queen of Scots will forever I’m afraid be known as Johnny Depp’s sequel to Alice in Wonderland where he reprises his role of the Mad Hatter.  I’m joking of course, but you did see the way Margot Robbie looks in the film’s trailer did you not?  The resemblance is uncanny.  Ha ha.  Okay now that I had my fun with that let’s briefly take a look at that subject matter.  Yawn!  The trailer nearly puts you to sleep.  Am I right?  However, what it all comes down to is the fact that the real life incarnation of Harley Quinn, the actress who portrayed her, is in this movie.  For that reason alone I was interested in at least giving this movie a chance.  I know that may be the wrong way to look at things, but I have to justify it.  It’s kind of like that whatever helps you sleep at night kind of viewpoint. Continue reading ‘Mary Queen of Scots (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)’

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A Star Is Born (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

A Star Is Born (4K Review)I remember growing up and my mom adoring 1976’s  A Star Is Born, which stars Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.  Not so much the movie per se, but I remember the LP always being prominently displayed in her collection.  I suppose this information severely dates me, but I’m really just trying to set the mood here.  Years later I would find out that it was actually a remake of a 1937 movie of the same name, but I digress.  What made me take notice though as I got into collecting home media formats like DVD and Blu-ray my mom would always ask me when does A Star Is Born come out for it.   Now some 40 years later it’s kind of sentimental that I’m equally excited for the newest incarnation of A Star Is Born releasing on Blu-ray and 4K UHD Disc this February 19th. Continue reading ‘A Star Is Born (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)’

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Ralph Breaks The Internet (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Disney animation’s new animation hot streak may be more notable for the Frozen phenomenon, but it did start the year prior with the very popular and profitable Wreck It Ralph. And before we start sequelizing the recent run and getting the (sure to be HUMONGOUS) Frozen 2, Ralph gets his second turn at bat. And oddly enough, looking over, balance and consistency may be his strong suit. The sequel did about even critically and just a little better at the box office than the original. That’s a pretty solid carry over considering these both made just shy of half a billion dollars. You’ll be able to take home Ralph’s breaking of the internet when it comes to 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray on February 26th (Same day as Ariel!). Continue reading ‘Ralph Breaks The Internet (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)’

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The Little Mermaid – Anniversary Edition / The Signature Collection (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Many outstanding blockbuster films will hit their 30 year milestone this year. I’ve long talked about how 1989 was an important year to me, in which my passion and love for film took to brand new heights that summer, primarily with the release of Tim Burton’s Batman. Disney also found itself refreshed when The Little Mermaid arrived in theaters and paved way to a resurgence of fairy tale animated features for them, complete with some of the most memorable songs in their catalog. With that 30 year milestone, The Little Mermaid is not only getting a Signature Collection release, its also making the jump to 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray for the very first time. Make sure you grab this one before those pesky vault keepers lock up all the dingle-hoppers for good. You’ll be able to own it on February 26th, and you can pre-order below. Continue reading ‘The Little Mermaid – Anniversary Edition / The Signature Collection (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)’

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Widows (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Widows 4K ReviewI’m probably alone in this way of thinking, but I cant help myself. When I first saw the artwork to click on for playing the Widows trailer I instantly thought of another Viola Davis movie she did a few years back with Jennifer Lopez. That movie was called Lila & Eve, but had what I originally thought a similar motive…revenge. While there are very much aspects of a revenge genre film in the making here make no mistakes about it Widows is very much a heist movie. It’s also an incredibly good one if do say so myself. The Steve McQueen directed film was released this past week on your favorite home media formats.  Aaron Neuwirth brought you the Blu-ray review earlier in the week here and now its time to tackle the Widows 4K Ultra HD package.  Follow me down below. Continue reading ‘Widows (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)’

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Bohemian Rhapsody (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review)

Bohemian Rhapsody 4K ReviewWhile I never was a huge Queen fan growing up I was never ignorant to their musical place and historical significance and in the world of rock.  That much was never lost on me.  I was a fan of most of their songs and like many from my generation completely smitten by “Bohemian Rhapsody” when it was resurrected in the 1992 Wayne’s World film.  However, when the first trailers of Bohemian Rhapsody, the musical feature we’re all gathered here to talk about today, first came out I had little to no interest in it.  I had no doubts that I wouldn’t love it, but instead focused my thoughts on other urgent priorities.  Then all those positive reviews came pouring in and like usual try as I might I could never get myself to the theater to see this one during its run.  Today’s viewing is my first. Continue reading ‘Bohemian Rhapsody (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review)’

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Overlord (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Overlord 4KNow this is a “Brian” film!  I started off last year believing Overlord was a fourth installment in the J.J. Abrams Cloverfield universe.  By mid year we were all aware that was not true.  Boo!  Overlord is so much better than that direct to Netflix Paradox feature.  If you don’t take my word for it, look no further than the highly reputable Rotten Tomatoes site the lay people of this nation perceive as gospel.  It’s Certified Fresh at 81%, yo!  The website’s critical aggregated consensus reads, “Part revisionist war drama, part zombie thriller, and part all-out genre gorefest, Overlord offers A-level fun for B-movie fans of multiple persuasions.”  I couldn’t agree more, but I know some of the peeps close to me in life surprisingly didn’t feel feverishly the same.  I hope I can convince you.  I giddily love this film! Continue reading ‘Overlord (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)’

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Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

One of the fall’s more massive hits this past season was yet another Illumination animation out, this time Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch. The film approached 300 million domestically and made over half a billion worldwide. Yet, it feels like no one was talking about what a big success it was. Following in the footsteps of The Lorax, Illumination took one of the bigger Seuss properties and did it a solid in making a solid fully animated modern rendition of the classic book and cartoon short. I’m sure they were hoping this would put the Jim Carrey disaster in the distant corner of the human conscience with this release. It’ll be available in all formats, including the lovely 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray one, when it arrives on February 5th! Continue reading ‘Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)’

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Reign Of The Supermen (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

After being more than pleasantly surprised with last year’s The Death of Superman movie from the DC Animated Universe, Reign of the Supermen has become hotly anticipated for me. This is the second half of the story and after seeing the care crafted in the first half, you must be eager to see these four Supermen brought to life via the trusted hands of the DCAU. Once again, they are going all in here with the 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray format for a DCAU movie, which we know how that goes. But if you want the best you can grab, then you’ll be able to pick it up when it releases on the format on January 29th in stores and online.

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Goosebumps 2 (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

The first Goosebumps film with Jack Black took everyone quite by surprise a few years ago. It was a family horror film that wound up actually being really well done and had us all welcoming a sequel. Said sequel arrived in 2018, which had much less involvement from Jack Black this time around, trying to make a go of it without his presence almost. Marketing didn’t reveal his actual being part of the cast until much late in the game (Probably to not confuse with House With A Clock In Its Walls). Unfortunately it didn’t do as well as its predecessor but hopefully they’ll give a third film a go as I’d like see a kid’s horror franchise prosper. So many young people will have this as their gateway inspiration to check out more of the genre. Its available now on 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray for you to purchase from the Amazon link below! Continue reading ‘Goosebumps 2 (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)’

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First Man (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

First Man 4K ReviewIf I didn’t know any better, I’d think this was a movie about the first “caveman” given its “primitive” sounding title.  I know that’s a complete stretch, but for some reason First Man came as a surprise to me.  I initially knew nothing about it, but given the success and my adoration of 2016’s Hidden Figures I was instantly onboard upon seeing the first trailer last year.  My love for space and interstellar voyages knows no boundaries, but my debunking of what’s true and what’s not gets the best of me every single time.  That’s why First Man had me at hello.  Truth be told, the initial positive reviews of it also helped as well.  Let’s go on this voyage together and take a closer look down below at what First Man is all about. Continue reading ‘First Man (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)’

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The Nutcracker And The Four Realms (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Disney has its share of high profile box office bombs, too, ya know. Notably this year, Solo: A Star Wars Story sadly couldn’t huff it as a more straightforward classic adventure in a galaxy far far away. The fairy tales/princess live action updates also can have their share of troubles, too. I’m sure some will argue this one doesn’t count, but The Nutcracker And The Four Realms seems like an attempt at that kind of big time modern update. It wound up getting beaten in the bicycle race by the fat bottomed girl that was Bohemian Rhapsody. Although now this holiday treat will find its way home on 4K Ultra-HD where it can hopefully find a second life as a seasonal tradition. You can pre-order a copy below to have for 2019’s end of the year December watch on January 29th. Prepare yourselves, for these nuts are about to crack!

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Bad Times At The El Royale (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Bad Times At The El Royale (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)Bad Times At The El Royale was one of those movies that evaded me during its theatrical run in 2018.  Try as I might there was never a good time to check it out.  I regret not doing so having seen the film on many Top 10 lists as of late, but like always in life I digress.  When it was initially announced for a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release I took solace in the fact knowing I was going to experience Bad Times At The El Royale for the first time in its finest presentation possible.  I mean what more can you ask for, right?  So here we are.  It’s the beginning of 2019 and with it we have on our first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray releases, Bad Times At The El Royale on the format of choice here.  Let’s take a closer look below at not only how everything looks and sounds on this 4K disc, but also how it was the first time around for me.  Here’s to me for popping my Bad Times At The El Royale cherry!
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Castle Rock: The Complete First Season (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

One of the more buzzed about shows in the streaming world for the year of 2018 was the Hulu original program called Castle Rock. This marked a merging of sorts between legendary writer Stephen King and film and television directing and producing savant JJ Abrams. Castle Rock promised to be a sort of singular town all built around things found in the written works of Stephen King. The show has already been renewed for a second season on the streaming giant, but its unknown when that season will have its premiere. The first season had a late July one, so that could still be in the cards for the show’s sophomore season. In the meantime, Warner Bros is releasing the Hulu show onto 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray on January 8th. This is a smart move as many King collectors will want to have it in an forma of physical ownership and not a licensing agreement that could change on a whim.  Continue reading ‘Castle Rock: The Complete First Season (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)’

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Halloween (2018) (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

For the 40th anniversary of his original killing spree on Halloween night in Haddonfield, Illinois in 1978, Michael Myers returned to theaters bigger than ever. Backed by Blumhouse, scored by John Carpenter and starring Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, director David Gordon Green along with Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley once again set forth a new timeline for the longtime slasher series. Everything obviously sold on being the film people wanted to see, as this 2018 Michael Myers/Laurie Strode Halloween story became the biggest Halloween movie ever and one of the highest grossing horror films of a all time. Now, and quickly I must add, Universal is unmasking the 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray of the film to start off the new year. You can ensure yourself a copy of The Shape’s latest trail of brutally murdered bodies by pre-ordering from the Amazon link below to have when it releases on January 15th, 2019. It’s Halloween, everyone’s entitled to one good copy! Continue reading ‘Halloween (2018) (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)’

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Night School (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Night School 4K ReviewYou know that old saying don’t judge a book by its cover?  Well that’s exactly what I did here with 2018’s Kevin Hart comedy Night School.  I thought the trailer looked putrid and I honestly wanted nothing to do with ever seeing the film.  Evidently the rest of my team shares those sentiments as when I received this title no one was clamoring to do the needful with.  Therefore, I thought I was taking one for the team.  What shocked me though is what I really found was a good time.  The comedy I wanted nothing to do with won me over.  Now don’t get ahead of me.  It’s not going to win any movie of the year prizes or anything like that.  However, unlike the majority of critics out there I found Night School to not only be above average, but one that I’m stoked about adding to my personal home media collection for future viewings of. Continue reading ‘Night School (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)’

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Schindler’s List – 25th Anniversary Edition (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

2017 and 2018 have felt like the 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray format has been embracing and enjoying bringing us the back catalog of one Steven Spielberg. His latest films, The Post and Ready Player One, hitting the format right away of course, but we are getting the classics too, from all eras be it Close Encounters of the Third Kind or Jurassic Park. This year has also given us both films that have landed him his Best Director Academy Award wins. Capping off the year, we are being given the 4K Ultra-HD debut of the multiple Oscar winning (Including Best Picture) masterpiece about the Holocaust, Schindler’s List. The film was made available on the last new release Tuesday, December 18th, of the year and can be ordered by clicking the Amazon link below. Continue reading ‘Schindler’s List – 25th Anniversary Edition (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)’

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2001: A Space Odyssey (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

For 50 years, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey has blown away audiences and inspired some of our biggest and best films and filmmakers. In celebration of this milestone, front by Christopher Nolan, the film was restored and rereleased in IMAX theaters to commemorate the occasion. Its amazing that a film from 1968 was already perfect for the format and could make such an easy transition, but that is the genius and master stroke that is the film that escalated Stanley Kubrick from very good filmmaker to legend overnight. Warner Bros is also not hesitating and bringing it to the best possible home presentation when it released the film on December 18th to the 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray format. Originally slated for October 30th, the released suffered from a couple delays for reasons I’m not sure of, but if something’s going to be great, its always worth the wait (And indeed this one was). Don’t hesitate, order yourself a copy from the Amazon link below. Continue reading ‘2001: A Space Odyssey (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)’

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