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Tag Archive for 'Morgan Freeman'

Unforgiven (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Back in my old quality control days for Blu-ray and DVD, it also included the short lived HD-DVD format. Toshiba’s failed high definition discs did beat Blu-ray to market. In the testing world, I’ve mentioned the first two titles were Goodfellas and Million Dollar Baby. Well, the third was Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven. This was the […]

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Forgotten Friday Flick – “Teachers”

Feeling strangely movie academic this week leads us to a past picture selection that helps both educate and entertain…welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick!  Today we’re hitting the books and heading to class for a cinematic story about the ups, downs and student clowns that make up one ruckus high school.  It’s a dramatic yet comically […]

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Now You See Me 2 (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Now You See Me 2 won’t get any points for originality in the title department.  There’s also the absence of one of the Fourth Horseman, Isla Fisher’s character, to explain.  However, what I was at least hoping for here was some fun magic, deception and illusion tricks.  That much the first film managed to provide.  […]

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Forgotten Friday Flick – “The Bonfire Of The Vanities”

This week in our continued Friday dissection of past De Palma ditties I’m heading down a controversial road with a film that even the man himself has distanced himself from – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick!  Destined to be one of the most discussed and disagreed with selections to date (it was after all nominated […]

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Lucy (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Lucy was one of those in-home viewing experiences you can’t take back.  It was a religious experience, one of the best of my life.  After being slightly disappointed by the quality of my sci-fi fave Oblivion on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (review here) and the story in The Huntsman: Winter’s War (4K review forthcoming) I […]

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Oblivion (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Oblivion is one of those extra special theatrical experiences that I’ll never forget in life.  I owe it all to Aaron Neuwirth.  The year was 2013 and my significant other and I had just moved down to Austin, TX from Cleveland, OH.  This was before Cleveland was a championship town.  We were both lost down […]

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NOW YOU SEE ME 2 On Blu-ray September 6th!

The Four Horsemen are back for a second act to pull off their most impossible heist yet as they try to clear their names in Now You See Me 2,  arriving on Digital HD August 23 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital […]

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‘Now You See Me 2’ Brings More Magic Tricks And Shenanigans To The Table (Movie Review)

The core concept behind these Now You See Me films is making heist movies with magicians. That sounds incredibly fun to me and apparently many others, as the first film was a sleeper hit, paving the way for this sequel. Now You See Me 2 takes the ‘bigger is better’ route seen with most sequels […]

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‘London Has Fallen’ Down A Deep Hole (Movie Review)

I did not see this coming, but London Has Fallen proves to be the movie that shows what nuance Michael Bay can bring to his films by comparison. This generic and borderline offensive sequel to 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen is downright schlocky in the way it proposes to back up its $100 million budget with […]

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Street Smart (Blu-ray Review)

The gritty urban drama Street Smart is directed by Jerry Schatzberg (Scarecrow, The Panic In Needle Park), from a screenplay by David Freeman, starring Christopher Reeve (Superman, John Carpenter’s Village of the Damned) and Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby, Deep Impact, The LEGO Movie).  And it co-stars Kathy Baker (Clean and Sober, The Glass House), Mimi Rogers (The Rapture, […]

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Announces “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar”

Morgan Freeman is at it again! On March 31st, Warner Home Entertainment brings to your home ISLANDS OF LEMURS: MADAGASCAR, a documentary into the life of Earth’s most adorable creatures, shot with IMAX 3D cameras and presented in a Blu-ray Combo Pack, including a digital download. Listening to Morgan Freeman is like waking up on […]

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Dolphin Tale 2 (Blu-ray Review)

So here we are again with another family film based on the true story of a dolphin named Winter.  For the record, “Another Dolphin Tale” or “A Tale of Two Dolphins” may have been better title ideas to work with, but Dolphin Tale 2 is largely more of the same, as far as this sort […]

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Dolphin Tale 2 Comes To Blu-ray This December!

I cannot say this is a film that has me super excited, but at the same time, I am sure it is probably pretty good.  I reviewed the first Dolphin Tale on Blu-ray and found it to be fine.  Everything I have heard about this sequel suggests the same, plus I still get Morgan Freeman, so […]

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‘LUCY’ Express (Movie Review)

In the premise for Lucy, Scarlett Johansson’s character is forced to deliver a package implanted inside of her, only to gain unique abilities after the package is ruptured.  I am sure some kind of variation of that description is what got writer/director Luc Besson the means to make this film as a big studio movie, […]

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‘Lucy’ Mixes With The Matrix Instead Of The Transporter (Movie Review)

I’m not sure what happened, but sometime circa the Black Widow’s entrance into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Iron Man 2 and later on in movies such as Don Jon and most recently Under the Skin (my full Blu-ray reviews of those two titles can be found here and here) I have become a HUGE fan of […]

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Transcendence (Blu-ray Review)

Going into 2014, Transcendence was on my “movies to check out” list.  I didn’t really know all too much about it.  Mainly, it was the prospect of seeing longtime Christopher Nolan collaborator Wally Pfister make his directorial debut.  It was the notion of seeing someone from the Nolan tree branch out was attractive enough to […]

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The LEGO Movie: Everything Is Awesome Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Let’s get one thing straight from the start.  When I went into the press screening earlier this year I was completely against this movie.  While it looked unique and looked like it could be fun, I just did not want to invest the time in it and regret it later because you know life’s too short, yada, […]

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Own Transcendence On Blu-ray Combo Pack July 22nd!

Here’s a movie I was really looking forward to in 2014 and then I wound up not even seeing it in theaters.  I figured being something coming from a person off of the Nolan tree it had a chance.  I still can’t pass a judgement the film as I’ve not seen it myself, but I […]

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