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Tag Archive for 'Sean Penn'

Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Seven New Indie Titles

Back from vacation and ready to do movie battle with a multitude of indie outings, it’s time to dissect some smaller film fare for you fans.  Taking on seven cinematic hopefuls this week with a wide range of genres and effectiveness.  (According to yours truly anyway!)  Romances during war time, horror houses with many sinister […]

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

Late, celebrated actor Dennis Hopper found himself in some memorable, icon roles in legendary films over his careers.  He found himself working with his fair share of the greats, whether they be directors, writers or fellow cast mates.  Even in such low budget, b-horror fare as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2, he’s fantastic and […]

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COLORS Collector’s Edition On Shout Select Blu-ray March 7th!

Late 1980s Los Angeles, the gangs rule the streets, with the Crips and the Bloods battling to reign supreme. In a dog-eat-dog world of drugs and guns, they don’t care who gets caught in the crossfire. It’s blue verses red and if you’re wearing the wrong color it could cost your life. From visionary director […]

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Forgotten Friday Flick – “Carlito’s Way”

We’re so close to the Sept. 13 release date of the five-star doc De Palma on Blu-ray that there’s already a distinctive smell of candid cinema chatter in the air.  (Just look to Brandon Peters’ very cool recent Raising Cain Blu-ray review for firm evidence!)  And speaking of honest talk about films, let’s hop onto yet […]

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The Angry Birds Movie (Blu-ray Review)

Bring the party home when the hit animated comedy, THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE, debuts onto digital July 29 and Blu-ray™/DVD Combo Pack, 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray 3D combo pack and DVD Aug. 16 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on the most downloaded app of all time (nearly 3.5 billion downloads), the film that catapulted to […]

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The Angry Birds Movie (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

The Angry Birds Movie is not something I woke up on Friday thinking wow I can’t wait to watch this one in 4K Blu-ray.  No way!  I came home from a hard day of work and found the latest Blu-ray care package on my doorstep that day.  I immediately proceeded to rip the Sony Pictures […]

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THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE Happily Comes To Blu-ray August 16th!

Bring the party home when the hit animated comedy, THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE, debuts onto digital July 29 and Blu-ray™/DVD Combo Pack, 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray 3D combo pack and DVD Aug. 16 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on the most downloaded app of all time (nearly 3.5 billion downloads), the film that catapulted to […]

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The Gunman (Blu-ray Review)

From the director of Taken comes The Gunman, a pulse pounding action thriller starring two-time Academy Award winner Sean Penn. It’s been eight years since Jim Terrier (Penn) worked as a black ops assassin and now someone from his old organization wants him dead. Pursued across Africa and Europe by elite hit men, Terrier is dragged back into […]

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‘The Gunman’ on Blu-ray & DVD June 30th

Two-time Academy Award® winner Sean Penn (Milk, Mystic River) is the object of a deadly international manhunt in the pulse-pounding thriller The Gunman, coming to Digital HD on June 16, 2015 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD as well as On Demand on June 30, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The latest nail-biting adventure from director Pierre […]

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Sean Penn Heads Into Neeson Territory in this Trailer for ‘The Gunman’ from the Director of Taken

Well this took me by surprise. Sean Penn has decided to join Liam Neeson and Denzel Washington in the realm of ‘high class’ actors doing crazy, B-level action movies.  It helps that Penn is aided by a strong supporting cast.  Check this out: Open Road Films is proud to share the OFFICIAL TRAILER for the new […]

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Blu-ray Review)

An assumption about The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is that it appears to be a light-hearted adventure comedy made for a trendy crowd, due to the use of various elements in its trailers.  I would not necessarily agree, but that seems to have inspired a lot of ire in the film from some, for […]

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‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ Is Kinda Special (Movie Review)

It feels like I am already in the minority on this one, but I think it has been clear in my writing over the years that I enjoy enjoying films, as opposed to trying to be negative.  Sometimes my enjoyment falls in line with a majority of other folk who watch and write about film […]

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This Must Be The Place (Blu-ray Review)

If someone were to ask me what one of the quirkiest premises for a movie was, I would probably respond with the plot for This Must Be the Place, a comedy-drama, which stars Sean Penn as a retired rock star who goes on a mission to find a Nazi criminal.  For those who just said, […]

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Crazy, Stupid, ‘Gangster Squad’ (Movie Review)

Gangster Squad is the R-rated, spiritual successor to Dick Tracy that nobody wanted.  The film is a stylish exercise in action sequences, featuring a bunch of good actors that have decided not to do much acting, aside from Sean Penn, who attempts to devour every scene he is in and hopes to stop short of […]

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Gangster Squad Movie Reivew – Just Seen It

Liz, Sean and Salim do a quick review if this new crime drama with an all-star cast based on the novel Starring Liz Manashil, Sean Wright and Salim Lemelle. Directed by Jude Law. Synopsis: Mobster Mickey Cohen runs the crime syndicate in 1940’s Los Angeles. So two police sergeants decide he must be stopped. Together […]

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‘Tree of Life’ on Blu-ray Combo Pack October 11

Bring home acclaimed writer/director Terrence Malick’s (Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, The New World) thought provoking film experience THE TREE OF LIFE, available exclusively on Blu-ray Disc Combo Pack October 11 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  Through stunning cinematography and raw emotional power Malick’s hymn to life excavates answers to the […]

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‘The Tree of Life’ Is Beautifully Obscure

It almost feels daunting to start to try and describe my thoughts on the latest Terrence Malick film, The Tree of Life.  I certainly enjoyed the film, but for the purposes of a review, establishing what it is about this deeply meditative film that encompasses many different themes stemming from a personal place for its […]

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Dead Man Walking (Blu-ray Review)

The hits just keep on hitting here at Why So Blu.  Up next is a tale of crime, redemption, and punishment in Tim Robbin’s Dead Man Walking. Another popular film from the mid 90’s starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn.  Dead Man Walking makes its debut on Blu-ray in the states and this is our […]

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