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Pet Sematary – 2019 (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Pet Sematary kind of freaked me out as a kid, but truth be told I never read the 1983 novel of the same name by Stephen King.  Revisiting the film nowadays feels a bit silly thanks to the shoddy special effects and all back then, but the core of the terror is still there.  It’s […]

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Obsession – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Decades later, it feels the films of Amercian director Brian De Palma are rightfully be reanalyzed and more are finding the appreciation in his work. Long thought to be just a guy who kept knocking off Hitchcock, we’ve come around to see him for his own enhancements and volition, an extension of Hitchcock and fantastic […]

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Brian De Palma’s OBSESSION – Collector’s Edition Verti-Goes To Blu-ray January 15th!

This riveting mystery thriller by Brian De Palma (Carrie, Raising Cain) will leave you breathless. On January 15th, 2019, Shout! Factory will release this sinister melodrama as a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray. Obsession features new bonus material including a new audio commentary with author Douglas Keesey, and new interviews with producer George Litto and editor Paul Hirsh, as […]

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Pitch Perfect 3 (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Every popular film must find itself a way to being a trilogy, right? Well, that’s the case now with the Pitch Perfect franchise. Personally, I found the first film to be charming enough and it was quite popular enough to warrant an encore performance or a victory lap of sorts.  That victory lap turned into […]

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Daddy’s Home 2 (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Daddy’s Home 2 huh?  I’m a bit lukewarm when it comes to the first Daddy’s Home in 2015.  It was mildly funny and heartwarming, but I dunno.  I just haven’t always been the biggest fan of every Will Ferrell movie, but really for no reason in particular.  There’s also no denying his wealth of catalog […]

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Interstellar (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Who here is not looking forward to this December 19th Interstellar 4K release on Ultra HD Blu-ray, not to mention the rest of Christopher Nolan films previously announced here?  Yes we’re not getting a few of his movies and no we’re not getting new atmospheric surround audio packages, but we’re getting something so much more important.  We’re getting […]

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Experience Caesar’s Epic Journey in War for the Planet of the Apes on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray 10/24

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES. Certified Fresh on RottenTomatoes.com and “one of the very best films of the year” (Kristopher Tapley, Variety) arrives on Digital October 10 and on Blu-ray™, 4K Ultra HD™ and DVD October 24. Andy Serkis returns as Caesar in the thrilling and climactic chapter […]

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

Just what the world needed…another reboot of a legendary franchise.   That was exactly my sentiments when I first learned about the production of Rise of the Planet of the Apes.  I remember watching and enjoying the original films as a kid, but not enough to warrant my full attention to what was going on behind […]

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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Six New Indie Titles

Balancing two films festivals plus the weekly haul of indie flicks recently has proved taxing to say the least, but I’m all about seeking out great films, hailing those that surpass expectations and letting readers who are interested what to watch for.  (And what not to of course!)  So going beyond the sites featured Blu-ray’s […]

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The Accountant (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

The Accountant makes for a stupid film title in my opinion.  I don’t care how good the movie is, I still hate the name given.  I probably couldn’t come up with anything better, but that’s why I am writing Blu-ray movie reviews and not films themselves.  However, you can’t say it doesn’t grab your attention.  Come […]

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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Three New Indie Titles

This is it short review film fans – my final edition for 2016!  I’m still combing the cinematic remains of year end films to possibly fill out the Top Ten list but these are the last titles I’m giving you critical skinny on.  Taking on missing daughters, politicians and religion check out the Encapsulated Movie Reviews […]

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Brandon’s 25 BEST Blu-rays Of The Double Dipping Year That Was 2016!

Its not like we’re winding down any time soon on films that still need to make it to the Blu-ray format.  There are ah-plenty.  Heck, there are films that still never made it to VHS or DVD.  2016 introduced us to 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays.  The new wave, the new cream of the crop.  And […]

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AFI Fest 2016: Miss Sloane (Movie Review)

Miss Sloane is the kind of film that can be championed, but called into question at the same time. On the whole, the film is a well-acted political drama that leans heavy on some pulp qualities. The film does away with overt statements arguing for specific causes, with the exception of calling out accountability and […]

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Too Many Variables Complicate ‘The Accountant’ (Movie Review)

Right away it should be said that while The Accountant is not quite “good” it did impress me due to its existence. It was of little surprise to find that the film was once on the Hollywood Blacklist (a list of the most liked unmade scripts), as it clearly tries to accomplish a lot and […]

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Solve All Of Life’s Puzzles With ‘The Accountant’ (Movie Review)

The Accountant makes for a stupid film title in my opinion.  I don’t care how good the movie is, I still hate the name given.  I probably couldn’t come up with anything better, but that’s why I am writing movie reviews and not films themselves.  However, you can’t say it doesn’t grab your attention.  Come […]

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De Palma On Blu-ray – A Father/Son Chicken Finger Trip Tribute

Today is the day film fans!  The illustrious five-star career dissection doc De Palma all about the master of suspense hits Blu-ray today and even though there’s no formal fanfare via Lionsgate (no review copies here!) I’m still properly paying tribute.  (I give cinematic credit where its due people!)  So to celebrate the release I’m […]

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Raising Cain – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)

From master of terror Brian De Palma (Carrie, Body Double, Scarface, Dressed To Kill) comes a stylish psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final frame. Scream Factory has announced the release of the thriller Raising Cain [Collector’s Edition]on Blu-ray on September 13. Called “creepy and effective” by Moviehole, […]

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Forgotten Friday Flick – “Obsession”

With the recent unforgettable five-star doc De Palma that wonderfully examines the work of the iconic film director hitting DVD and Blu-ray soon it felt like the right time for a little past master class in Brian’s bevy of cinematic classics – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick!  First up we’re heading into the early realms […]

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