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The Quick And The Dead (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

When Sony announced the 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray release of Sam Raimi’s The Quick and the Dead, I found myself a bit surprised. It just wasn’t a film I’d think would be leaping to the format right away. Its not hitting any sort of notable milestone this year (23 years old) and Sam Raimi doesn’t really […]

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Gladiator (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

When it comes to the catalog title 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray game, Paramount seems to have a better handle on what to pick early on to upgrade. They seem to either go for something that’s pretty popular to being with in terms of something that always gets picked up no matter the format or they release […]

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THE QUICK AND THE DEAD And The 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray July 17th!

Academy Award® nominee Sharon Stone (Best Actress,Casino, 1995) stars as a female gunfighter returning to a frontier town for a dueling tournament in the action-packed Western THE QUICK AND THE DEAD. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Sam Raimi (Spider-Man trilogy), Stone is supported by a trio of Oscar® winning actors: Gene Hackman (Best Actor, The French Connection, 1971; Best Supporting Actor, Unforgiven, […]

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Own GLADIATOR And BRAVEHEART On 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray May 15th

And here with go with a couple Best Picture winners from years past making their way to 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray from Paramount Home Entertainment. Both are kind of in the same wheelhouse as well. Mel Gibson’s epic Braveheart, which took home the Best Picture trophy in 1996 (For 1995), and Ridley Scott’s Roman coliseum epic […]

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The Mummy (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Despite loving Sofia Boutella in Kingsman: The Secret Service I must admit I wasn’t too keen on this newest monster tale reboot when I saw the first theatrical trailer.  Yawn!  I thought to myself another modern day movie that feels like it has to insert a woman into a leading role normally occupied by a man.  I […]

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On The QT: L.A. Confidential 20th Anniversary Edition Arrives On Blu-ray This September

Well here’s a fun surprise, one of the 90s best films and one of the best police stories, in general, is getting a new Blu-ray release on September 26. Enjoy this news about L.A. Confidential. Director Curtis Hanson and a terrific cast serve up a “thrilling tale of police corruption and Hollywood glamour” (Marshall Fine, […]

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The Mummy Unwraps The Bandages of a Dark Monster Universe (Movie Review)

Despite loving Sofia Boutella in Kingsman: The Secret Service I must admit I wasn’t too keen on this newest monster tale reboot when I saw the first theatrical trailer.  Yawn!  I thought to myself another modern day movie that feels like it has to insert a woman into a leading role normally occupied by a man.  I […]

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Cruise ‘Mummy’ Threatens Dark Universe (Movie Review)

Everyone was where they need to be and all of the objects were in place, and yet, when attempting to conjure up success, The Mummy did not rise. While I was wrapped up in anticipation for a new take on The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise, everything seemed to unravel rather quickly as the film shambled […]

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Cruise Mummy Into Universal Pictures’ Dark Universe Announcement

We are just a few weeks away from the release of The Mummy (AKA Cruise Mummy), starring Tom Cruise and serving as the introduction to the newly dubbed “Dark Universe“. Yes, this press release from Universal Studios highlights the idea of using this upcoming (potential) blockbuster as the starting point of a new cinematic universe that updates […]

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3:10 To Yuma (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Well, what do you know? Just like that, James Mangold’s 3:10 To Yuma is 10 years old this year.  Doesn’t feel like its been that long. Mangold is seeing some of his greatest success (Critical & Box Office) this year, too with the Hugh Jackman-Wolverine sendoff Logan. 3:10 To Yuma is one of his strongest […]

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3:10 TO YUMA Finds Itself On 4K UHD Blu-ray On 5:2

Saddle up for one of the most thrilling Westerns of the last decade when 3:10 to Yuma arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) May 2 from Lionsgate. From the directing and producing team behind Walk the Line, revisit the Oscar®-nominated feature in stunning Full HD resolution and High Dynamic […]

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Top 10 Films Of 2016: A Brandon Peters Story

As always when I do these “Best” lists, I ask two things of you, the reader.  Take the words best or top and replace it with “favorite”.  And importantly, number or ranking doesn’t matter, what is included does.  2016 was an interesting year for me, in that I feel a hair underqualified, but still, this […]

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The Nice Guys (Blu-ray Review)

As a writer, Shane Black made a name for himself by scripting many successful mismatched buddy movies. Over time and after stepping into the director’s chair, Black has more evidently become a master of going against what’s expected to the tune of comedic and often times violent irony. The Nice Guys is a perfect embodiment […]

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Man of Steel (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

When I first found out they were attempting to go down the road of reinventing, re-branding and rebooting the legendary Superman franchise I just flat out laughed.  Then I found out Watchmen’s Zack Snyder was directing the project.  I have absolutely nothing against the looks and visual style of his films.  I know Snyder has […]

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The Nice Guys Investigate Blu-ray This August

This case might raise a few eyebrows when “The Nice Guys” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. Oscar® winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator,” “A Beautiful Mind”) and Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling (“Half Nelson,” “The Big Short”) star in Silver Pictures’ action comedy “The Nice Guys,” from writer/director Shane Black (“Iron Man 3,” “Kiss […]

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‘The Nice Guys’ Make A Killer Pair Of Silly Gumshoes (Movie Review)

As a writer, Shane Black made a name for himself by scripting many successful mismatched buddy movies. Over time and after stepping into the director’s chair, Black has more evidently become a master of going against what’s expected to the tune of comedic and often times violent irony. The Nice Guys is a perfect embodiment […]

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Virtuosity (Blu-ray Review)

It is nice to see Warner Brothers taking the rights and reaching into the Paramount vault and pulling out a few titles at a time in an effort to convert their library to high definition. That said, that also means taking films that are enjoyed by some, but mostly looked at poorly by others. Virtuosity […]

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The Water Diviner (Blu-ray Review)

After hearing word that his three sons have been killed in the Battle of Gallipoli, Australian farmer Joshua Connor (Russell Crowe) travels to Turkey in order to find their remains and return them home.  The uneasy aftermath of World War I and an uncooperative regime in power provide heavy conflict for Connor in his epic […]

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