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21 Bridges (Blu-ray Review)

Chadwick Boseman makes an attempt to break from the chains of T’Challah in 21 Bridges. This action-thriller sets up a very interesting plot point with semi-mixed results.  Read more about this cinematic page-turner also starring Sienna Miller, JK Simmons and Taylor Kitsch below, and click the Amazon (paid) link below to get yourself a copy!

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Queen & Slim (4K Blu-ray Review)

The film debut of director Melina Matsoukas, Queen & Slim, is the kind of film you swear you’ve seen before. You think that way at first. But as you delve deeper into the story and are sucked into the visuals, the music, the style and the wonderful acting, you are given the gift of something new entirely. Queen & Slim has turned out to be quite a surprise.  Read more in depth below, and click the (Paid) link below to preorder your copy. Queen & Slim releases on March 3rd.

 

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Midway (4K Blu-ray Review)

Midway is a movie that director Roland Emmerich has been trying to make since the days of Godzilla.  Back then, the powers that be weren’t so keen on seeing a remake of a forgettable 70’s film about a huge battle in World War II.  Coming back to now, and we have the long-imagined film. The question is, was it worth the wait? Check out the fine details all about Midway below.  Click the link at the end to grab yourself a copy. We use those links to keep these reviews coming!

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Spies In Disguise Sleuth Discreetly On 4K Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on March 10th

Experience the hilarious thrills of SPIES IN DISGUISE, which is Certified-Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes™, from the comfort of your own home, along with Blu-ray™️ bonus features including multiple making-of featurettes and two awesome music videos. Additionally, the Blu-ray™️ edition of SPIES IN DISGUISE includes “Super Secret Spy Mode,” an immersive, in-movie experience that takes you deeper into the story with Easter eggs, fun facts, and behind-the-scenes insights into the making of the film. SPIES IN DISGUISE will make its way into the home on March 10th! Read more below about the release of this fun family film!

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Boyz N The Hood (4K Blu-ray Review)

Boyz N The Hood is one of those quintessential genre movies. More than just merely a “Black Film”,  Boyz centered around universal themes, but those themes are turned on their ears by the new landscape presented by visionary director John Singleton. The characters, the setting, the music and the mood are all such a huge part of the enjoyment of this film.  The film itself is such a huge iconic moment for 90’s cinema and for people of color who lived these lives.  The film was announced for a 4K disc late in 2019, and to my surprise there were a huge amount of 4K enthusiasts as excited as I was to see this announcement.  Boyz N’ The Hood is available now for purchase, and you can get your copy at the paid link below!

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Doctor Sleep (4K Blu-ray Review)

As we all know, Doctor Sleep is the continued story of Danny Torrance, the tortured son of Jack in The Shining.  We are following him on his own journey into the madness. What overtook his father once has lived in him for the last 40 years. There was a time when Danny couldn’t fight those frightening images. He was afraid to face those who tried to steal his shine. We learned a little bit about The Shining from Dick Halloran in the first film, but here, we get further in-depth on the subject. Just like this review! Look for far more on The Shining via Doctor Sleep, in stores this Tuesday.

 

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Tread DARK WATERS This March on Blu-ray and DVD!

The riveting story of a courageous attorney who uncovers a deadly secret and blows the lid off a monumental cover up, DARK WATERS comes home on Digital February 18, 2020, and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on March 3, 2020 from Participant and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven, Carol), this taut drama goes behind the scenes of one of the most shocking scandals in recent history as a former corporate lawyer takes on a seemingly unbeatable opponent in a fight for social justice that affects us all. Filled with emotional and suspenseful moments from beginning to end, audiences can now see captivating DARK WATERS bonus content here first when the film arrives on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital. The never-before-seen insightful featurettes take viewers deeper into the story of an incredible real-life hero and unearths the staggering scale of corruption and greed.

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Harriet (Blu-ray Review)

Harriet Tubman seems to never be noticed for the sacrifices and struggles she sustained through.  Harriet was a woman of great strength and perseverance; whose resilience saw her become one of the greatest civil rights heroes of all time.  Her story is told here through Kasi Lemmons’ ever solid direction. The story takes us on a wild and occasionally tense ride through the story of The Underground Railroad and as mere passengers, we too are just as drawn into the story. Check out more in-depth below on Harriet which arrives in stores this Tuesday!

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Charlie’s Angels Heads Home Full Throttle on 4K Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD March 10th

The intrepid Angels of the Townsend Agency enter a new era with stars Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga), Naomi Scott (Aladdin), newcomer Ella Balinska and Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect) spreading their wings in CHARLIE’S ANGELS, debuting on Digital February 18 and coming to 4K Ultra HDTM, Blu-rayTM, and DVD March 10 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

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All Hail Queen & Slim on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD March 3rd!

From Emmy Award-winning writer Lena Waithe (Netflix’s “Master of None”) and Grammy Award-winning director Melina Matsoukas (“Insecure,” Beyonce’s “Formation” and Nike’s “Equality”), comes the unflinching new drama, QUEEN & SLIM, arriving on Digital February 18, 2020, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand March 3, 2020, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed by critics as “urgent and beautiful” (Mark Kennedy, Associated Press) and “simply gorgeous” (Cate Young, Jezebel), QUEEN & SLIM is a timely and powerful love story that confronts the staggering toll of racism where it meets the shattering price of violence.

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Cecil B. DeMille’s Classic The Ten Commandments Reaches The Mountaintop of Blu-ray on March 10th!

For sheer pageantry and spectacle, few motion pictures can claim to equal the splendor of renowned director Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 epic THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.  Arriving in time for Easter gift-giving, the beloved masterpiece will be presented in a new Blu-ray Digibook on March 10, 2020, from Paramount Home Entertainment. This spectacular release features three Blu-ray Discs™ and includes not only the fully restored 1956 version of the film but also DeMille’s original 1923 silent version, as well as a 16-page booklet featuring rare photos and historical facts about both productions.

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MIDWAY Ships the Battle Home on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD 2/18/20!

Fly into the heat of battle with megastars like Golden Globe® nominee Aaron Eckhart (Thank You for Smoking), Golden Globe® nominee Patrick Wilson (TV’s “Fargo”), Ed Skrein (Deadpool, Alita: Battle Angel, If Beale Street Could Talk), Golden Globe® nominee Nick Jonas (2018, Best Original Song – Motion Picture, Ferdinand), and more! Midway arrives on Digital February 4 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand February 18 from Lionsgate.

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The Good Liar Charms it’s Way Home on Blu-ray and DVD February 4th!

Read between the lies when “The Good Liar” arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. Legendary actors Helen Mirren (“The Queen,” “Hitchcock”) and Ian McKellen (“Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “Gods and Monsters”) star together on screen for the first time, in this smart and suspenseful thriller about the secrets people keep and the lies they live.

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A New Year Miracle — Adam’s Top Ten Films of 2019!

2019 was an interesting year for me. I had a great dream realized that I thought would only happen in the form of Amazon or iTunes reviews — I was invited to write about movies here at WhySoBlu. This exceptional opportunity has afforded me the privilege to share with you my passion for film as a whole, to share a small dose of me with every article I write. This has been a dream for me as long as I can remember. With my last 2019 film list and my first official post of the year, I want to thank my colleagues Aaron, Brandon, Brian, Corey, Gerard, Gregg, and Peter. Thank you for giving me so many great reviews to read and to look up to. You all have wonderful ways with words and I hope that I find myself continually influenced by your work. I’d also like to give a shout out to my husband B. for his patience and understanding with my writing. He hears a lot about my critiques now and he’s been essential in sharing his opinions as well. We’ve become like a more amiable Siskel and Ebert at home. For all the readers of WhySoBlu, I thank you just as much for your continued reading, sharing and mutual love of film and physical media. I hope you enjoy reading about my top 10 films of 2019 and find a few surprises in there!

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Witness the Amazing Story of Harriet On Blu-ray and DVD 1/28/2020!

Universal City, California, December 20, 2019 – Follow the inspirational journey of one of the bravest people and heroes in history, Harriet Tubman, as she risks her life to save others from the horrors of slavery in HARRIET, arriving on Digital January 14, 2020 and Blu-ray™️, DVD and On Demand on January 28, 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

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Doctor Sleep Makes Nightmares Come True on 4K Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD February 4th, 2020!

Dare to go back when director Mike Flanagan continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in “The Shining” with “Doctor Sleep,” a screenplay based on the novel by Stephen King. Witness “A masterwork of suspense and fear.” (Kylie Mar, Made in Hollywood) on 4K Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD February 4th, 2020 and on Digital January 21st!

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21 Bridges Arrives on Blu-ray 2/18/20!

With the clock ticking down, an NYPD detective is plunged into the midst of a large-scale conspiracy, while trying to bring forth justice in 21 BRIDGES, arriving on Digital February 4, 2020 and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on February 18, 2020 from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

 

 

 

 

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Adam’s Top 10 4K Blu-rays of 2019

OK, so here’s the thing… I’m kind of, sort of, terrible at this sort of thing. Who can confine themselves to ten of anything? Ten artists. Ten singers. Ten favorite foods… Ten of anything seems like a lot but if you’re an over-thinker like myself, chances are ten is never enough. There’s always that one more something that becomes the “might have been” on the list! With this, my first top-ten list for this absolutely amazing website, I have been going over my choices day by day and have decided to try my very best to contain myself and even as you read this list published now, I’m thinking of whether or not I need to go back and revise… I kid you not, ten is just not enough! I am so excited that 2019 was yet another step in the right direction for film fans who love physical media and this year’s huge amount of 4K Blu-rays have been wonderfully varied and so many amazingly done releases have come out for us to cherish, critique and revisit. I’ve done my best to compile my favorites and hope I have some of you saying “Absolutely!” And others saying “I’ll have to check that one out!” Enjoy!

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