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Chernobyl Finally Makes The Jump To 4K UHD Blu-ray, December 1st!

The multiple Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning miniseries from HBO, Chernobyl, will be released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-rayTM Combo Pack by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Available on December 1, 2020, Chernobyl features an ensemble cast that includes Jared Harris (The Crown, Mad Men), Stellan Skarsgård (Melancholia, Good Will Hunting) and Emily Watson (Hillary and […]

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Everest (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Make no mistake about it, Everest is not going to win any feel good movie-of-the-year awards on the new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format.  It’s a very cold and brutal experience to behold especially now that it’s crystal clear and more pronounced than ever on the new home media format.  The extra clarity of the […]

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Climb ‘Everest’ on Blu-ray This January!

I saw this one theatrically and it did not make me miss my hometown of Cleveland, OH one bit.  In fact, if I never saw snow again, I’d be alright.  With that being said this is a very cold movie.  Brr.  So here’s the deal.  Unbridled ambition, a ferocious storm, and the limits of human […]

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Don’t Miss the Extraordinary True Story of ‘BELLE’, Coming to Blu-ray This August!

Missed this one in theaters, but I heard very good things: Gugu Mbatha-Raw delivers “a breakthrough performance” (Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times) in this “gorgeous must-see film” (Cori Murray, Essence) that’s based on an extraordinary true story. Although Dido Elizabeth Belle (Mbatha-Raw), an 18th century English woman of mixed race, is raised in privilege by her […]

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The Book Thief (Blu-ray)

Academy Award nominee for Best Score, done by the legendary John Williams, The Book Thief comes to Blu-ray.  In a past time and place, this film would have seemed a kind of shoe-in for Academy Award nominations.  It all too much feels like that very safe King’s Speech kind of film.  Alas, it barely made […]

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‘The Book Thief’ Is Perfectly Acceptable Oscar Bait (Movie Review)

It is strange that a film like The Book Thief will likely be facing an uphill battle in its efforts to be regarded as a praise-worthy film, beyond just the idea that sits as pure Oscar bait.  Granted, it is a WWII drama, set in Germany, based on a popular novel that deals with a […]

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Melodramatic ‘War Horse’ Is Beautiful And Stirring All The Same

It’s easy to write off sentiment.  Having a sweet-natured sensibility is apparently a negative for films that wear their hearts on their sleeves these days.  I don’t feel this way when the film is both effective and presents more than just these qualities.  Before seeing Spielberg’s beautifully made War Horse, I had recently seen The […]

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‘Harry Potter’ 8: Live and Let Die

So finally, after a decade’s worth of film, we have now reached the end of the Harry Potter movie franchise (minus potential spin-offs or whatever).  This is a pretty major event as far as large film series go.  Never has a major motion picture series managed to maintain all of the key actors for every […]

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