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

Here’s a title that was both fitting of either the Shout! Factory branded line of Shout Select or Scream Factory: Joe Dante’s Matinee. Ultimately it went to that of the Shout Select line. A loving homage to the kitchy creature-features of the atomic age, the delightful comedy Matinee is a smart and sharp period comedy that captures of […]

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Brandon’s Best Of 2017: Two Formats, Two Top 10 Lists!

Another year of home video releases in the books. While digital and streaming continue to be a thing, the physical market is still the best possible way to view or take in your entertainment. And whatever the numbers tell you what, whether its “dying” or “doing well”, what’s clear is that the overall quality of […]

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Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series (Blu-ray Review)

Twin Peaks was a true cult sensation. The short lived show is probably the biggest such television program since the original Star Trek. It only had life for 2 seasons and almost 30 episodes. Fandom never died on the show, it delivered a film prequel by Lynch himself and was one of the few televisions […]

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A ‘Glass Castle’ Of Emotion (Movie Review)

There is plenty to admire in The Glass Castle, an adaptation of the 2005 bestselling memoir by Jeanette Walls. The film is well-acted with a good handle on creating a look for a story focused on a family that spent years squatting in various homes. Sadly, the film ends up feeling too manufactured, rather than […]

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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Three New Indie Titles

With recent back to back film fest coverage it’s been quite a task keeping up with the weekly indie releases (have no fear – quantity in smaller cinema will return to full force film fans!), so this week we’re hitting a couple missed flicks and one new one.  Unconventional childhood stories, tales of survival in […]

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Demolition (DVD Review)

This past spring, Demolition came and went through theaters. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal and is the latest from director Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club, Wild). Centering on a tragic story and the comedy and drama that comes out of it, the film involves a man who literally becomes a part of a self-destructive pattern […]

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Divergent / Insurgent / Allegiant (Blu-ray Reviews)

Being a Divergent virgin, when I was recently asked about covering the Blu-ray release of the third film in the series Allegiant (out on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on July 12 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment) my immediate thought was to pass.  How could I review the third installment when […]

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‘Allegiant’ Fights Against Tired Ideas (Movie Review)

There is something to be said for the third film in a franchise (based on three books) that can essentially reboot itself with the same characters. While the Divergent series wasn’t over, Insurgent did leave things in a curious position. Now we are getting more answers, but while Allegiant may be an improvement over the […]

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Brandon’s Best Blu-rays Of 2015 Across The Globe!

The Why So Blu top Blu-rays of 2015 wheel has spun and landed on me.  Once again, I’m honored to close this out and go last.  2015 was a game-changer year for me with Blu-ray personally.  For years, my colleague Gerard has been nagging at me to get a region-free player.  I would complain about […]

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Brian White’s Top 10 Most Treasured Blu-rays Released In 2015

Like last year, I really didn’t acquire as many Blu-ray titles in 2015 as I typically do in a 12-month calendar.  Also like last year, there are Blu-ray titles that I reviewed personally and held onto, but the others made their way into my collection when they were either priced exceptionally well (most recently this Ultimate James Bond Collection here) or “Day […]

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‘While We’re Young’ on Blu-ray & DVD June 30

Ben Stiller (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Zoolander) and Academy Award® nominee Naomi Watts (Best Actress, The Impossible, 2012; St. Vincent) star in Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach’s (Best Original Screenplay, The Squid and the Whale, 2005) “blisteringly of-the-moment and classically zany” (Variety) comedy, While We’re Young, debuting on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on June 30th from Lionsgate […]

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Birdman (Blu-ray Review)

Birdman is an ambitious and unpredictable ball of energy that just so happens to be a spectacular film to watch.  Currently nominated for 9 Academy Awards, appearing on over 100 Top Ten lists, this was one of the defining films of 2014.  I was hugely anticipating the film before its release and was blown away […]

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Take Flight with “Birdman” when the Critically-Acclaimed Film Soars onto Blu-ray and DVD February 17!

One of the favorite films of 2014 amongst all of us here at Why So Blu, Birdman is coming to Blu-ray this February. News: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Regency Enterprises invite audiences to take flight with a New Regency / M Productions / Le Grisbi production, BIRDMAN or (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) […]

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‘Birdman’ Forever (Movie Review)

As if I needed more reasons to want to love Michael Keaton as a performer, director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has given the actor a fantastic role that puts him back in the spotlight, in a film that puts heavy emphasis on what it is to mean something to many, only to want to redefine one’s […]

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St. Vincent The Familiar (Movie Review)

At its best, St. Vincent is a solid comedy-drama that features Bill Murray working at the best of his abilities as an actor to convey the sadness behind the guise of a smartass who has had a rough decline in later life.  When the film does not work as well, it is because writer/director Theodore […]

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Gregg’s Top 10 Films of 2013

What an interesting year we had as it presented us with plenty of ammo at both ends of the quality spectrum. We had the horridness known as Machete Kills, as well as the brilliance of films such as J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek sequel. It was also another year of super heroes. Some arrived from the pages […]

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Adore (Blu-ray Review)

To be honest with you all, I’m not really sure what I was expecting here.  I really wanted something juicy, gross and full of controversy and taboo.  However, I’m not quite sure I received quite everything on my wish list.  Make no mistake about it, things that happen in this film are completely wrong, gross […]

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‘Adore’ Naomi Watts on Blu-ray This December

I remember when our Paramount PR peson first sent me the trailer to this film, I checked it out instantly and my curiosity was elevated immediately.  It had such a twisted and convoluting plot line that I thought this just has to be interesting.  I resisted reading any reviews or checking it out On Demand […]

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