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Tag Archive for 'Ron Howard'

Inferno (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

The Da Vinci Code book was one of those that come around every so often that make non-readers take note of and spend time doing something they normally wouldn’t…they READ.  Yes, I’m one of those suckers too.  While I love to read I often have this problem in life called no time.  By the time I […]

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Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’ Not To Be Confused With The Prequel to ‘Rogue One’ (Movie Review)

The Da Vinci Code book was one of those that come around every so often that make non-readers take note of and spend time doing something they normally wouldn’t…they READ.  Yes, I’m one of those suckers too.  While I love to read I often have this problem in life called no time.  By the time […]

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‘Inferno’ Is Upon Hanks (Movie Review)

Following the sadly underseen Rush and the underwhelming In The Heart of the Sea, director Ron Howard returns to his moneymaking Robert Langdon film series with Inferno, based on the novel by Dan Brown. Tom Hanks is back too, continuing to portray his boorish, know-it-all character (although the hair is kept much more in check […]

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THE DA VINCI CODE and ANGELS & DEMONS on 4K Ultra HD Oct. 11

In advance of the theatrical release of Inferno (Oct. 28), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the global phenomenon by bringing the blockbuster films THE DA VINCI CODE and ANGELS & DEMONS to next-generation 4K Ultra HD and back to Blu-ray Oct. 11. Two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks (Best Actor: Forrest […]

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In the Heart of the Sea (Blu-ray Review)

Based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s non-fiction book of the same name, In the Heart of the Sea tells the story of the Essex, a whaling ship whose 1820 voyage served as the basis for the novel Moby-Dick.  The film premiered in New York City on December 7th, 2015, before receiving a wide release on December 11th.  […]

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Arrested Development: Season 4 (DVD Review)

Arrested Development is one of my all-time favorite television series.  Mitch Hurwitz created the kind of sitcom that was hilarious, witty, well-acted, one-of-a-kind, and ahead of its time.  All of that means it was very well-regarded by critics, won numerous awards, and pockets of audiences knew the amazing show they were getting, only see it […]

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Made in America (Blu-ray Review)

A celebration of both the unifying power of music and pursuit of the American dream, Made in America is an all-access backstage pass to the one-of-a-kind festival created by rap superstar Jay Z, and directed by Academy Award® winner Ron Howard. Featuring remarkable performances and fascinating backstage interviews with many of todays biggest music stars, […]

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The Andy Griffith Show: Season 1 (Blu-ray Review)

“Welcome to Mayberry” is a phrase my good friend Clint’s stepfather tells me every time I come to visit in Seymour, Indiana.  Mayberry has become synonymous with that comfy, cozy, charming lifestyle.  And it all derived from The Andy Griffith Show.  Its a show that was an iconic piece of American television and still plays […]

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I Love Lucy, The Andy Griffith Show, and The Honeymooners: THREE OF TV’S ALL-TIME GREAT COMEDIES TO DEBUT ON BLU-RAY THIS MAY

These releases are actually a pretty big deal.  Check this out:  Three of television’s most beloved classic comedies will arrive looking better than ever when I LOVE LUCY – ULTIMATE SEASON ONE, THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW – SEASON ONE and THE HONEYMOONERS – “CLASSIC 39” EPISODES make their Blu-ray Disc debut May 6th from CBS […]

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Gerard’s Top-10 Super Duper Films of 2013!

We’ve come to it at last…my Top-10 film list for the year 2013. I’ll be upfront about it and say that I did not see most of the major and non-major films of 2013. I am only listing the films that I saw that made an actual impact in my life, for better or for […]

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Fasten Your Seatbelt And ‘Rush’ To The Theater (Movie Review)

Rush is an incredibly solid drama that features fine film craftsmanship on display, solid performances from the lead actors, and a well-oiled story that respects its audience.  While the film is based on facts, it rarely dips into dramatized scenes that lessen the entertainment value to be found in the film.  It is the kind […]

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Studio Ghibli’s Latest Animated Masterpiece, FROM UP ON POPPY HILL, Arrives On Blu-ray This September

New York, NY — This September, GKIDS, in conjunction with Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM), invites home viewers to experience the latest masterwork from Studio Ghibli: FROM UP ON POPPY HILL, from the creators of Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and many other animated masterpieces. Written by legendary studio founder Hayao Miyazaki and […]

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Willow (Blu-ray Review)

In 1988, director Ron Howard and writer/executive producer George Lucas teamed up to make a fantasy/adventure film called Willow.  The story revolves around a reluctant farmer, who aspires to be a wizard, teaming with the greatest sword fighter in the land in order to protect a special baby from an evil queen during a magical, […]

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Ransom: 15th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Tom Mullen is the epitome of the American dream; rich and successful with a wife and kid.  His seemingly perfect life is turned upside-down when his son, Sean, is kidnapped for ransom.  Mullen tries to handle this the police’s way but decides to take matters into his own hands in order to save his son. […]

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Cocoon (Blu-ray Review)

Ron Howard is one of those directors who I consider “hit and miss.”  For every one or two great films that he puts out, he’ll follow up with something awful like that wasted effort “The Missing.” Of course, it wasn’t always like that.  Following the success of “Splash,” Ron decided to tackle some science fiction.  […]

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The Thomas Crown Affair with Cocoon on Blu-ray

Can you believe it?  Two legendary films are making their way to Blu-ray and I have not seen either one of them.  Well you know what they say.  There’s no better way to see a movie for the first time then on the Blu-ray format.  OK.  They don’t say that, but I do.  Besides, who are […]

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Dan Brown’s Angels & Demons Blu-ray Decoded

Behold, Robert Langdon fans.  Following on the heels of Ron Howard’s The Da Vinci Code, viewers can experience the next chapter of the story in Angels & Demons, which will arrive on Blu-ray Novemeber 24th.  Tom Hanks reprises his role as Robert Langdon and is joined by a very talented cast which includes the likes […]

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