Revisiting one of his most memorable roles, Paul Newman stars as Fast Eddie Felson from The Hustler. Years later, his story continues in The Color of Money, when Eddie forms a profitable alliance with a flashy and talented young pool shark named Vince (Cruise), but all bets are off when Vince’s arrogance costs them [...]
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So the Oscars came and went and Hugo won like 23 of them or so along with The Artist. I jest, but Hugo did get nominated for 11 Oscars including Best Picture and ended the night with 5 statuettes. That’s a great ratio. Hugo won 5 technical awards – it won for Best Cinematography, Art [...]
Renowned director Martin Scorsese’s groundbreaking and original adventure HUGO makes its highly-anticipated debut on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD, all with UltraViolet™, On Demand and for Digital Download on February 28, 2012 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Recipient of more Academy Award nominations than any other film, HUGO was honored with 11 total—including Best Picture [...]
To me, 2011 was a pretty unusual year. I say that because I found there to be an unusual amount of great films that came out in both the realm of mainstream feature films and the realm of art house and independent features. This year, like any year, had its share of duds as well, [...]
Once again, the wrecking crew here at Why So Blu have come together to bring you our top 10 favorite Blu-rays of the year. Please keep in mind that we’re in the second week of December, so we will not be including Blu-rays that are scheduled to come out in the next two weeks. We [...]
I feel that there are two ways to really delve into Martin Scorsese’s 3D adventure/drama Hugo. On the one hand, I could address the fact that this is less a film for children, as the marketing would imply, and more a loving tribute to the creation of magic via the film format during the early [...]
Acclaimed director Martin Scorsese teams with Academy Award winners Liza Minnelli and Robert De Niro in this splashy, flashy musical spectacle celebrating the glorious days of the Big Band Era in the Big Apple! Jimmy is a joint-jump in saxophonist on his way to stardom. Francine is a wannabe starlet who dreams of singing in [...]
Oh yes, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is finally bringing Taxi Driver to the Blu-ray format this April! Taxi Driver is considered one of the best character studies and even one of the best films of all time. What will truly separate this release from all the others that have come before is that SPHE has [...]
The genesis of what many people consider Martin Scorsese’s finest achievement happened thanks to Robert De Niro. De Niro had read Jake La Motta’s autobiography while he was filming The Godfather Part II and he was convinced that it would make a compelling movie and began to try to convince director Martin Scorsese to direct [...]
Warner Bros has done something unique. In a music first, if memory serves, they have released a collection of the King’s films and live performances. These editions have been released as a 3-disc Blu-ray collection and as a single disc-book of Elvis on Tour. WhySoBlu was extremely fortunate to get a copy of the 3-disc [...]
Are you taking the trip to Shutter Island on Blu-ray this June? I know I am! We loved this movie here at Why So Blu (our reviews here and here), and on June 8th you can bring the Martin Scorsese mystery home. Are you up to the challenge? Think you have what it takes to [...]
I said this before, but this time I mean it. This may be the hardest movie review I have ever been tasked to write. That’s not because the movie sucked, quite the contrary, but because I was left with so many questions in regards to what I had just watched. And that’s a good thing! [...]
Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese once again collaborates with Leonardo DiCaprio after 3 successful films (Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed). This film is adapted and based off the novel by Dennis Lehane about an US deputy (DiCaprio) assigned to investigate a mysterious disappearance at a reclusive mental institution. Scorsese’s Hitchcockian approach to gothic horror is ripe with suspense and human drama.