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Tag Archive for 'Gary Oldman'

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

If the year 2011 taught us nothing but the fact that good things can come from rebooting a beloved franchise, then I’d be alright to call it a day right here and now.  Never in my wildest dreams could I have ever conjured up such a crazy notion that the quirky Planet of the Apes franchise could ever be […]

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Sid & Nancy, Hopscotch and More Coming to The Criterion Collection in August 2017

In August, Criterion will take you into uncharted waters with the Hollywood master Michael Curtiz’s unsung classic The Breaking Point – a white-knuckle Hemingway adaptation starring John Garfield and Patricia Neal – on Blu-ray for the first time. The films of Sacha Guitry have long been celebrated in France, including the late-career black comedy La […]

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

In celebration of the 4K Ultra HD release Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, the latest adventure and series starter in the wizarding world lived in by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, Warner Bros is format jumping the original films in the series.  They’ll all get that higher resolution with High Dynamic Range applied to […]

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Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

In celebration of the 4K Ultra HD release Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, the latest adventure and series starter in the wizarding world lived in by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, Warner Bros is format jumping the original films in the series.  They’ll all get that higher resolution with High Dynamic Range applied to […]

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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Four New Indie Titles

With recent fests ending and tons of reviews needing to be wrapped up, I fell slightly behind on my regular week-to-week movie skinnies.  So to get back up to speed here are some flicks that have come out and are coming out to help fill in the indie gaps for those who need to know. […]

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I Lost Contact With ‘The Space Between Us’ (Movie Review)

Given the successful (non-superhero or animated) movies that have come out over the past few years, it would seem audiences have a thing for space-based adventures and romantic dramas. The Space Between Us combines these ideas into one film, which fits well for distributor STX Entertainment. This is the studio that has tried to match high concepts […]

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Criminal (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

You know how movies come and go from the theater?  There always seems to be  that one a year where you say to yourself  that one got away from me.  You wish you could have made it to the theater to see it.  However, before you knew it you either forgot about it or the […]

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Criminal Escapes on Blu-ray This July

Here’s one I missed in the theaters, but really want to see it badly.  Proving there is a fine line between good and evil, Academy Award winner Kevin Costner (Best Director, Dances with Wolves¸ 1990) stars in Criminal, arriving on Digital HD on July 12 and on 4K Ultra-HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo […]

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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead: 25th Anniversary (Blu-ray Review)

Winner of the prestigious Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion Award (Best Picture), Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead is based on Tom Stoppard’s award-winning play. It’s the inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the viewpoint of two of the work’s supporting, but certainly more outrageous, characters. In this cleverly inspired version, however, the Shakespearean equivalents of Laurel and Hardy […]

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‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead: 25th Anniversary Edition’ on Blu-ray & DVD January 12th

Winner of the prestigious Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion Award – Best Picture. ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD is based on Tom Stoppard’s award-winning play. It’s the inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the viewpoint of two of the work’s supporting, but certainly more outrageous, characters. In this cleverly inspired version, however, the Shakespearean […]

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula – Supreme Cinema Series (Blu-ray Review)

It may be Bram Stoker’s name in the title, but this is Francis Ford Coppola’s film, from the first frame to the last. Coppola’s adaptation is an exercise in excess, creating mesmerizing cinematic fever dream. Every detail is flawless, from the production design by Dante Ferreti and Thomas Sanders to the breathtaking cinematography by Michael Ballhaus […]

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Child 44 (Blu-ray Review)

After a friend’s son is found dead, Soviet secret-police officer Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy) suspects his superiors are covering up the truth. When Leo dares to raise questions, he is demoted and exiled to a provincial outpost with his wife (Noomi Rapace). There, Leo soon discovers other mysterious deaths with similar circumstances and convinces his […]

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THE FIFTH ELEMENT & LÉON: THE PROFESSIONAL ON BLU-RAY™ OCT. 27

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) expands the Supreme Cinema Series line with the addition of two classics from visionary director Luc Besson when THE FIFTH ELEMENT and LÉON: THE PROFESSIONAL debut Oct. 27 on Blu-ray™.  Each film will feature the first-of-its-kind, limited edition collector’s packaging with the acrylic “Clear Case.” This limited edition sku includes a 24-page booklet of rare […]

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Sony Brings Bram Stoker’s Dracula in 4K on Blu-ray & Digital HD

Exciting news! Sony Pictures is re-releasing one of my all time favorite films, Bram Stoker’s Dracula!   The Francis Ford Coppola classic launches the Supreme Cinema Series line on Blu-ray™ and Digital HD on Oct. 6, which includes 24-pages of rare photos, behind-the-scenes detail and an all-new personalized written introduction from Director Francis Ford Coppola.  Coppola, along with his […]

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Criminal Law (Blu-ray Review)

Criminal Law stars Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight trilogy, Air Force One, True Romance) and Kevin Bacon (TV’s The Following, Footloose, Friday The 13th, X-Men: First Class).  The film co-stars Tess Harper (Tender Mercies), Karen Young (9 1/2 Weeks) and Joe Don Baker (Walking Tall) in a film directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, GoldenEye) from a screenplay written […]

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‘Child 44’ on Blu-ray & DVD July 21

Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), Academy Award® nominee Gary Oldman (Best Actor, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, 2011) and Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) star in the riveting and politically charged serial-killer thriller Child 44, arriving on Digital HD July 21 and on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand August 4 from […]

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I Am Steve McQueen (Blu-ray Review)

Steve McQueen was certainly “the man” when it comes to the start of action heroes, and his run in the 1960s and 1970s.  Bullitt, The Getaway, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Great Escape and many others are downright staples of anyone studying action in film.  And McQueen was easily one of the biggest and most […]

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Shout! Factory Releases I AM STEVE MCQUEEN, Celebrating The Life & Work Of A Legend

Steve McQueen was certainly “the man” when it comes to the start of action heroes, and his run in the 1960s and 1970s.  Bullitt, The Getaway, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Great Escape and many others are downright staples of anyone studying action in film.  And McQueen was easily a star.  Here we have a […]

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