Why are you wearing that stupid man suit? Fifteen years before Stranger Things combined science-fiction, Spielberg-ian touches and 80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Richard Kelly set the template – and the high-water mark – with his debut feature, Donnie Darko. Initially beset with distribution problems, it would slowly find its audience and emerge as arguably the first cult […]
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I’m spending the time before the upcoming holiday weekend to write about the aptly titled Independence Day, now some 20 years old and counting. Fox provided us with a regular Blu-ray version of this 20th Anniversary releases, which Aaron Neuwirth reviewed enthusiastically over here, but today I’m coming at you with the best presentation this […]
Nothing says great Blu-ray release like the announcement of a sequel or remake to lead to this happening. Soon we will have a follow-up to one of the biggest blockbusters of the 90s with Independence Day: Resurgence and that has led to a new release of Independence Day, complete with an all new transfer for […]
While watching Margin Call, a movie that I overall enjoyed, mainly due to the ensemble cast, I felt like wishing I could appreciate it more, given the subject matter. It is based around the events leading up to the start of the 2007-2008 financial crisis and feels like a film that could be easily watched […]
It’s time for another edition of Donnie Darko for home media consumption. There has been a previous couple DVD releases, followed by a Blu-ray release back in 2009. Now we have the four-disc set, dubbed the “10th Anniversary Edition”, which features the same Blu-ray set, but also includes the original DVD, as well as a […]
Count ’em…five, six, seven Oscars. A film doesn’t earn that kind of accreditation from being just good. When the world left the 1980’s behind, a new decade began, and with it, an impressive library of films found their way into our hearts and minds. Things didn’t just start off like a shot for 90’s cinema; […]