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The Wizard of Lies (Blu-ray Review)

Inmate #61727054. Surely that’s a number that proves irrelevant to most of us. We live in a land where prisoners are more than abundant. However, some are more famous than others and few more so than inmate #61727054, better known as Bernard L. Madoff. Bernie Madoff lived up to his last name and ‘made off’ […]

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Heat – Director’s Definitive Edition (Blu-ray Review)

In the Fall of 2016, I was able to attend a screening of Heat at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which boasted a brand new 4K restoration of the film, supervised by writer/director Michael Mann. Not that I needed a reminder of how great Mann’s Los Angeles crime saga is, but I […]

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Things Get Even Hotter When HEAT: DIRECTOR’S DEFINITIVE EDITION hits Blu-ray on May 9!

Lush visuals and great storytelling get a beautiful Blu-ray boost – and five-star film fans get an early Christmas gift – when Heat: Director’s Definitive Edition hits Blu-ray/Digital HD and DVD on May 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  Oscar winners Al Pacino and Robert De Niro both drive one of the most powerful […]

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Goodfellas (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

4K UHD has been impressing me along the way this year.  One thing I really want to see more of on the format are classic films.  I know new films are going to look shiny, new and vibrant.  But, what I really want to see is how the vintage stuff is going to look and […]

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Taxi Driver – 40th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Review)

So it seems that every five years we will be getting a new edition of Taxi Driver on whatever home format is available. The classic Martin Scorsese neo-noir/psychological thriller has been given its share of acclaim so many times that delving into something new about the film almost feels unnecessary. And yet, this latest release […]

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You Talkin’ To Me? TAXI DRIVER Gets A 40th Anniversary Blu-ray This November

Following a 2-night only screening, Taxi Driver is coming to Blu-ray with a 4K restoration and all-new bonus content for its 40th anniversary on November 8. Regularly cited by critics, film directors, and audiences alike as one of the greatest films of all time, TAXI DRIVER won the prestigious Golden Palm at the Cannes Film […]

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Dirty Grandpa – Unrated (Blu-ray Review)

There was something a bit subliminal that drew me into eventually reviewing Dirty Grandpa on Blu-ray.  Maybe it was partly my love of Bad Grandpa (see my review here) or my loss of my own grandfathers in real life, but it could have also been that ingenious swag Lionsgate sent over too (see below).  You pick.  However, I do miss […]

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Joy (Blu-ray Review)

Credit goes to writer/director David O. Russell for building a film around Joy Mangano, the woman who invented the Miracle Mop. It may be a surprise for some going into the film Joy, given how vague the marketing was for the film, but that’s a tricky subject to tackle. This clearly proved to be true, […]

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A Quick Look At The Best Casino Movies Now on Blu-ray

Before Ocean’s trilogy, 21 and the disappointing remake of The Gambler, the casino genre consisted of great films like The Cincinnati Kid and The Sting.  Movies released in the past decade haven’t all been bad, but IMDB’s list of top casino films demonstrate that there are very few that are just as stellar as the […]

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GoodFellas – 25th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Review)

On May 5, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will release GoodFellas on 2-Disc Blu-ray featuring a new documentary with interviews from Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta and more, and a 36-page photo book exploring the films far-reaching influence. The book also includes a letter written by Martin Scorsese. The 25th Anniversary Blu-ray […]

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Grudge Match (Blu-ray Review)

First you had the team ups of Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger and now comes the epic team up of Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro in the comedy-actioner Grudge Match. I missed this in theaters but thought the trailer and marketing materials were hilarious. I was bummed out that it was PG-13 and was even more […]

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Fight It Out With ‘Grudge Match’ on Blu-ray This April!

Honestly, when this came out theatrically last year, I wanted nothing to do with it really.  Then, surprisingly, mostly positive reviews poured in.  I kind of felt like it’s a spoof on the Rocky franchise as well as Raging Bull, two legendary boxing sagas, so that’s kind of why I avoided it.  But that’s childish, right? […]

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Laugh out loud when “The King of Comedy, The 30th Anniversary” arrives on Blu-ray This March

Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy is one of his films that people love, but does not seemed to get mention nearly as much as his other classics and more “popular” films.  I would easily put it in his top 10, if not his top 5.  It features another terrific performance by Robert De Niro, […]

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Last Vegas (Blu-ray Review)

On the surface, after seeing multiple television spots initially, Last Vegas appeared to be nothing more than a cash grab at the box office as the older generation’s version of the wildly popular first entry in the franchise, The Hangover.  Heck, it’s even about four friends and a bachelor party in Vegas!  How much more convincing can that […]

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‘Last Vegas’ Gambles on Blu-ray This January!

I have to admit.  I really wanted nothing to do with Last Vegas theatrically, but after reluctantly taking the trip with it, I actually liked it.  It did not top anybody’s Top 10 lists last year, at least I don’t think it did, but that did not stop me from having a good time with […]

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Four Friends and a Funeral in ‘Last Vegas’ (Movie Review)

On the surface, after seeing multiple television spots as of late, Last Vegas appears to be nothing more than a cash grab at the box office as the older generation’s version of the wildly popular first entry in the franchise, The Hangover.  Heck, it’s even about four friends and a bachelor party in Vegas!  How […]

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They May Seem Nice, But You Can Leave ‘The Family’ Alone (Movie Review)

A good crime comedy is always something I am happy to embrace.  I was ready to walk away from this Luc Besson-directed mob comedy with a bit of a smile on my face, but fugetaboutit.  For the most part, The Family works as a sort of quirky fish-out-of-water film.  It has a family living in […]

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Silver Linings Playbook Movie Review – Just Seen It

Liz and Salim are joined by guest reviewer Aaron Neuwirth to discuss this new romantic comedy with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawnrence. Starring Liz Manashil, Salim Lemelle and Aaron Neuwirth. Directed by Amy Taylor. Synopsis: Released from a mental institution, Pat moves back in with his parents. As he tries to reconcile with his ex-wife, […]

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