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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 […]

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The Fantabulous Emancipation Of…Brian’s Top 10 Films of 2019

I sound like a broken record, but every single year this Top 10 movie list keeps getting harder to write.  This year was no exception again.  In fact it was probably my hardest year in the ten plus I have been doing this for.  I actually didn’t plan on writing or producing this year’s list, […]

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Ad Astra (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Ad Astra is a film I purposely avoided in the theater.  I heard way too many people complain that it was boring, was trying to copy off of 2001 and more.  However, my main reason for not wanting to see it stems with the fact that father and son stories bore the bejesus out of […]

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Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (Blu-ray Review)

How does Quentin Tarantino deal with getting older? Based on his many interviews in recent years, it’s pretty simple; he plans to retire. Much has been made about Tarantino’s thoughts on hanging up his director spurs after he’s completed ten films. With his 9th film, the utterly compelling Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood, I’m […]

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Brad Pitt’s Action-Packed Sci-Fi Thriller AD ASTRA on 4K and Blu-ray 12/17

Brad Pitt gives a powerful performance in this “absolutely enthralling” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), sci-fi thriller set in space. When a mysterious life-threatening event strikes Earth, astronaut Roy McBride (Pitt) goes on a dangerous mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father (Tommy Lee Jones) and his doomed expedition that now, […]

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Quentin Tarantino’s ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD Comes to 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray 12/10

Check out the news for the upcoming home media release for what is sure to be the Why So Blu film of the year! Academy Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio and Academy Award nominee Brad Pitt give “explosively funny and emotionally complex performances” as actor Rick Dalton and his longtime friend and stuntman Cliff Booth, alongside Academy Award nominee  Margot […]

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Too Chatty Ad Astra Still Worth the Trip (Movie Review)

Quiet, contemplative sci-fi ranks as some of the best in the genre. For many, the entry point began with Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and has continued up to releases seen this decade. Gravity, The Martian and Arrival are stellar cinematic spectacles (Interstellar is pretty good too) concerned with the inner as well as […]

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‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Is Quentin’s Golden Fairytale (Movie Review)

Like George Washington once said I cannot tell a lie.  I haven’t told many people this, but Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is my most anticipated movie of 2019.  I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’ve been waiting an eternity for another Tarantino film to release.  Also, for the life of […]

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

Shout! Factory is bringing the cult classic Kalifornia to Blu-ray again, via their Shout Select label. Its finding itself as one of the coveted Collector’s Edition titles to boot. Sporting new artwork (Which admittedly is pretty damn good to my eyes), this release doesn’t boast much in the way of new interviews (Just one with […]

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Shout! Factory’s Collector’s Edition Of KALIFORNIA Arrives On Blu-ray March 5th!

Excitement, adventure and unimaginable terror await on the road to KALIFORNIA, a film directed by Dominic Sena (Swordfish, Gone in Sixty Seconds). “Brad Pitt is outstanding” (Rolling Stone) and “Juliette Lewis is utterly, heartbreakingly convincing” (Boxoffice) in this chilling psychological thriller co-starring David Duchovny and Michelle Forbes. On March 5, 2019, Shout! Select is proud to present […]

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True Indie: Life And Death In Filmmaking By Don Coscarelli (Book Review)

Being a huge fan of both filmmaker Don Coscarelli and his impressive and original body of work, reading his new memoir entitled True Indie: Life And Death In Filmmaking for me is a no brainer.  But what about those who aren’t so aware of his famed exploits – can a mere film student or average […]

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The Tree of Life – The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray Review)

While acclaimed filmmaker Terrence Malick is no stranger to The Criterion Collection, one could see The Tree of Life as one of the best examples of a film made with the eventual intention of being released in this manner. While the movie received plenty of plaudits and accolades in 2011, its regard as one of […]

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Fury (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Seems like forever ago, but director David Ayer actually stocked himself up some well reviewed movies before the back-to-back nosedive of Suicide Squad and Bright. While critical praise isn’t there, Suicide Squad did made oodles of money and Bright was a pretty sizeable success for Netflix. Fury was the film prior to those, that had […]

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The Tree of Life, Heaven Can Wait & More Coming to The Criterion Collection in August 2018

This August, The Tree of Life, visionary filmmaker Terrence Malick’s magnum opus starring Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain, will join the Criterion Collection in an edition featuring a new cut that includes nearly fifty minutes of additional footage. And fifty years after its initial release put Cuban cinema on the map, Memories of Underdevelopment, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s long-unavailable masterpiece […]

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Allied (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

I’m a big fan of the spy/espionage subgenre of dramas, thrillers and action films.  Whether it be James Bond, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, Jason Bourne or Bridge of Spies, I’m down for some those deceitful antics.  While 2015 was the year of the spy film (Or return, there were a lot), […]

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ALLIED Starring Marion Cotillard & Brad Pitt Comes To 4K UHD On February 28th

Hailed as “gripping, powerful, and epic ” (Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”) Academy Award®-winning* director Robert Zemeckis’ (Forrest Gump, Cast Away) seductive thriller ALLIED makes its home entertainment debut on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand February 28, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD February […]

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It’s Love And War Between The ‘Allied’ (Movie Review)

It seems as if there is something to praise for making the kind of movie that suggests the phrase, “They don’t make ‘em like this anymore.” Allied seems to be gunning for that reaction. The Robert Zemeckis-directed suspense drama is the sort of old-fashioned war/romance story that assumes you can enjoy it based on the […]

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The Big Short (Blu-ray Review)

Adam McKay, the director of Anchorman and Step Brothers, has now won an Oscar for making a film that works tremendously well as a scathingly funny indictment of America’s most recent financial crisis. Here is a movie that eschews proper characters arcs in favor of being a terrifying lecture about how things went so wrong […]

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