The Why So Blu top Blu-rays of 2015 wheel has spun and landed on me. Once again, I’m honored to close this out and go last. 2015 was a game-changer year for me with Blu-ray personally. For years, my colleague Gerard has been nagging at me to get a region-free player. I would complain about […]
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When it debuted, Ray Donovan was a pretty high profile release. It championed Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight on premium cable in a modern LA-esque Bostonian mob story. The premiere broke Showtime records and became the highest rated debut in Showtime network history. But, somewhere along the line I feel like Ray Donovan floated away […]
Now, this is what you call a fast turnaround. The film with which I’m about to give you a Blu-ray review has had a Surviving Christmas like run. Jamesy Boy debuted on the internet (streaming services, I presume) in early January. The film then had a theatrical run that started January 17th. And now, here […]
JAMESY BOY Starring James Woods, Mary Louise-Parker, Ving Rhames And Introducing Spencer Lofranco Available On Blu-ray February 25th!
Coming at you next month, from Phase 4 Films and XLrator Media is JAMESY BOY. This true story features notable acting vets James Woods, Mary Louise-Parker and Ving Rhames. It also sports the little Farmiga (Taissa) and a Black Eyed Pea (because everybody loves them). This seems to be the tale of a street thug […]
It was unfortunate that White House Down did not connect with a bigger audience this past summer. While by no means perfect, it was easily everything one could ask for in a good time at the movies, during the summer movie season. It is filled with action, has a great cast, and a lot of […]
So far we have had three ‘Die Hard’ movies and I have been entertained by two of them; neither of which starred Bruce Willis. White House Down is the second film this year, following Olympus Has Fallen, to feature the White House being held hostage by terrorists. While the films are somewhat different in what […]
One year ago, dirty cop Detective Callahan (Stephen Dorff) was shot in a drug bust gone wrong, and saved by an anonymous stranger who gave him a second chance to clean up his life. But when the stranger finally comes forward, seeking revenge against the men responsible for a string of assaults on young women […]
When a cop’s crooked past comes back to get him, can he do the right thing, or will he succumb to the threats of his dangerous connections? On January 22nd, Anchor Bay Films presents the exciting and seductive thriller Officer Down on Blu-ray and DVD. An exclusive theatrical engagement begins on January 18th. But now […]
For a dirty cop, redemption can be a matter of life or death…but on Blu-ray this January it’s known as Officer Down. Anchor Bay Films brings the redemptive thriller to Blu-ray and DVD on January 18th. Now you have a resolution to make for next year already. Pre-order Officer Down! Aw…what’s wrong? You still want […]
HBO Films critically acclaimed and Emmy nominated film Too Big To Fail presents a searing and explosive account of the events that led to the 2008 financial crisis and how the U.S. economy was brought back from the brink of collapse. Too Big To Fail is based on the bestselling book by Andrew Ross Sorkin and offers an […]
Wes Craven’s Scream— with a script by Kevin Williamson– was supposed to be a snarky take on the then-stale horror genre (note: the horror genre has since slipped back into stale-ness, thanks to the “torture porn” subgenre, the “found footage” subgenre, and the rise of “Sparkling, Ladyboy Vampire” films), a scary movie for people who’d […]
I do not always have a chance to do this, but I have to sort of defend a movie that I am not all that partial to. The original 1971 Straw Dogs, from director Sam Peckinpah, was a film that came out during a transitional time in Hollywood, the New Hollywood period. It was controversial […]
Be Cool stars an unbelievable all-star cast, including John Travolta, Vince Vaughn, Uma Thurman, The Rock, André 3000, Steven Tyler, James Woods, and Danny DeVito. This is a hilarious tale about a mob enforcer who became a movie producer before deciding to become a music mogul and discovering what it takes to be number one […]