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Tag Archive for 'John Travolta'

Saturday Night Fever Director’s Cut (Blu-ray Review)

Disco is defined as a genre of dance music containing elements of funk, soul, pop, and salsa.  I define it as a whole lot of fun.  Although being born in 1974 doesn’t constitute you to essentially remember living during the solid gold age of disco quite well, that doesn’t mean I wasn’t a fan of […]

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Forgotten Friday Flick – “Staying Alive”

At long lingering last this column reaches the end of a month long movie shaming festival for yours truly and I’m finishing the guilty pleasure series with a film that truly defies all normal entertaining cinematic comprehension – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick!  This Boxing Day it’s me gloves to gloves against everyone as I […]

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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Five New Indie Titles (And One Short!)

Sorry film freaks – only a meager five flicks for critical dissection this time out, but I also helmed a premiere this week (Go The Harvesters!) and there’s a short film review here too, so cinematically it’s a push.  In any case five very different movies below including a political one-man show, a romantic comedy, […]

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

The first film adaptation of a Stephen King book, Carrie was a box office hit, garnering Academy Award® nominations for the up and coming star Sissy Spacek (Coal Miner’s Daughter), and film veteran Piper Laurie (The Hustler), a rare accomplishment for the horror genre at the time.  In 1976, Carrie, the “absolutely spellbinding horror movie” […]

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The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Blu-ray Review)

In the beginning, the idea of producer Ryan Murphy being involved with a spin-off series of American Horror Story titled American Crime Story, with a focus on the O.J. Simpson murder trial for the first season, seemed risky to say the least. Now you put in a fantastic ensemble cast, use Jeffrey Tobin’s bestselling novel, […]

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The Verdict Is In: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story On Blu-ray This September

A phenomenal cast, including John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer, Courtney B. Vance and Sterling K. Brown, lead this critically acclaimed account of the explosive and utterly captivating O.J. Simpson murder trial. Told  from the perspective of the lawyers, it explores the chaotic dealings behind closed doors and how prosecution overconfidence, defense […]

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I Am Wrath (Blu-ray Review)

Brace yourself for a thrilling experience with the intense action-revenge thriller, I Am Wrath, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand on July 26 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.  John Travolta stars as a former Black Ops agent who takes action after realizing a group of corrupt police officers will never […]

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Iconic DePalma Film CARRIE Presented In Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Set from Scream Factory!

In 1976, Carrie, the “absolutely spellbinding horror movie” (Roger Ebert) directed by Brian DePalma (Scarface, The Untouchables, Dressed to Kill) and based on the best-selling Stephen King novel, premiered in theaters, forever changing the landscape of horror films, and launching much of its outstanding cast into stardom. On October 11, 2016, the SCREAM FACTORY™ home […]

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‘Criminal Activities’ on Blu-ray & DVD February 16th

Four friends stumble into a deal too good to refuse. But when the investment goes bad, they learn that part of their funding came from a notoriously ruthless crime boss… and it’s payback time. Now, they must successfully kidnap a family member of a rival kingpin in order to erase the life-threatening debt. In way […]

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Savages (Blu-ray Review)

Three-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone returns to the screen with the ferocious thriller Savages, based on Don Winslow’s bestselling crime novel, one of The New York Times’ Top 10 Books of 2010.  Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Aaron Johnson) and Chon (Taylor Kitsch) raise and sell some of the best marijuana ever developed, while sharing a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty […]

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Savages Arrives on Blu-ray This November

Three-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone returns to the screen with the ferocious thriller Savages, based on Don Winslow’s bestselling crime novel, one of The New York Times’ Top 10 Books of 2010.  Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Aaron Johnson) and Chon (Taylor Kitsch) raise and sell some of the best marijuana ever developed, while sharing a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty […]

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‘Savages’ Is a B-Movie With Only So Much Bite

In theory, I should have been fairly excited about a gritty, R-rated thriller from director Oliver Stone.  After Stone’s last set of films, which includes Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, W., and World Trade Center, Savages seems like the kind of film that would bring him back to the edgy kind of filmmaking once utilized […]

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Aaron’s Top 10 Blu-rays of 2011

I am super busy these days, but there are a certain number of films that I could not pass up when it came to checking them out on Blu-ray, at my own leisure, in the comfort of my own home.  The following list is set of films that I consider to be some of the […]

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Bolt 3D / 2D (Blu-ray Review)

Prepare to enter a fantastic new dimension of family fun as Disney’s sensational animated comedy leaps off the screen and into your living room.  Just wait until Bolt springs into action in awe-inspiring Disney 3D!  Bolt is the star of the biggest show in Hollywood.  The only problem is, he thinks it’s real.  After he’s […]

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Pulp Fiction (Blu-ray Review)

A pair of low-rent hit men, Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), are sent out to collect a stolen briefcase for their mob boss employer, Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames). Having proven himself worthy, Wallace then entrusts Vincent to entertain his wife, Mia (Uma Thurman), while he is out of town. Meanwhile, […]

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Be Cool (Blu-ray Review)

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 […]

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From Paris With Love Explodes on Blu-ray!

Here’s a title that Gregg Senko will be excited to see on the Blu-ray format.  It was actually the first decent movie he and I both saw in the bleak calendar year of 2010.  You can read all about it in his review here.  In an early retail announcment, Lionsgate has set a June 8th […]

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From Paris with Love a Lock n’ Load Blast

John Travolta had his heyday in the 70’s and his acting career seemingly died with disco.  Then came a resurgence of the one-time heartthrob and his career was reborn in the 90’s.  Recently, however, his career can be described as tepid with some of his works getting a warmer reception than others.  Jonathan Rhys Myers […]

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