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Answer THE BLACK PHONE When It Rings On Blu-ray August 16th!

Never talk to strangers. Academy Award® nominee Ethan Hawke (Sinister, Boyhood, Training Day), in the most disturbing role of his career, stars in a new suspenseful thriller based on the short story by Joe Hill (“Locke & Key,” Horns) and from Blumhouse and director Scott Derrickson who brought you Sinister and Doctor Strange. Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a score of […]

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The Northman (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Robert Eggers has quickly shot up everyone’s favorite indie director’s list with only 3 films under his belt. With a terrific debut in The VVitch and equally awesome follow up The Lighthouse, its easy to see why. In a sea of lots of safe and monotone looking films we see in the blockbuster market, his […]

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Epic Viking Saga THE NORTHMAN Arrives On 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray June 7th!

After witnessing firsthand the murder of his father, a Viking prince (Alexander Skarsgård) devotes his life to avenge his father’s death, save his mother and reclaim his kingdom in THE NORTHMAN, available to own for the first time with exclusive bonus content on Digital June 6, 2022 and on 4K Ultra HD Collector’s Edition, Blu-rayTM Collector’s Edition and […]

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‘The Northman’ Is Brutal, Basic Mythology (Movie Review)

Robert Eggers’ The Northman is the third major release from the artisanal director. He has been granted his biggest budget yet with a different studio, Focus Features, footing the bill. His previous features, The Witch and The Lighthouse, were A24 productions. The premise: a young prince’s father is killed by his uncle, and he vows revenge. […]

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Marvel’s ‘Moon Knight’ Offers Promise & Problems (TV Review)

Based on the Marvel comic of the same name, Moon Knight is a six-episode season, opening up a new side of the MCU. Critics were given access to the first four episodes before the first episode premieres on March 30 on Disney+. Going in, I knew zero about the split-personality superhero. However, I was intrigued […]

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

There are many directors which the Shout Factory (And Scream Factory) label love to celebrate and try to continue to add titles to bolster their collection of. Obviously John Carpenter has a mug at the home office. One who has seen consistent output as well is Joe Dante. A popular director of both big hits […]

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Gattaca – Steelbook (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

A nice surprise from the continued quality output from Sony, was their restoration and release of the cult classic science fiction film Gattaca. Its not hitting a celebratory milestone until next year (Released in 1997, it’ll celebrate 25 years in 2022). The Andrew Niccol film has long been popular on home video since the days […]

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Own Joe Dante’s THE EXPLORERS On Shout Select Collector’s Edition Blu-ray May 21!

Shout! Select will release Explorers [Collector’s Edition], a new Blu-ray™ release of the 1985 film Explorers, starring a young River Phoenix (Stand By Me, Sneakers) and Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Reality Bites), on May 25, 2021. Bonus features include new interviews with director Joe Dante, screenwriter Eric Luke, star Ethan Hawke, and much more. . . .

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Adopt a Highway (Blu-ray Review)

Russ Millings has just been released from prison after serving 21 years for a 3rd strike conviction for possessing an ounce of marijuana. As he tries to adapt to a world he doesn’t recognize – including trying to learn how to use the internet – he finds an abandoned baby in a dumpster behind the […]

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‘Adopt A Highway’ on Blu-ray & DVD December 24, 2019!

In ADOPT A HIGHWAY, Russ Millings has just been released from prison after serving 21 years for a 3rd strike conviction for possessing an ounce of marijuana. As he tries to adapt to a world he doesn’t recognize – including trying to learn how to use the internet – he finds an abandoned baby in […]

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Daybreakers (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Daybreakers is a genre film that entices with a fairly interesting concept. What if somehow the world became a place where vampirism somehow became the norm and humans were the mythical beings that we never really saw. The concept is intriguing. The execution might be where the sum of its parts begin to crumble. Celebrating […]

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Lord Of War (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Lionsgate is bringing an underseen gem in the Nicholas Cage/Ethan Hawke/Jared Leto arms drama/thriller to 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray. While their updates of catalog titles seems random sometime at others headscratching, Lord of War feels like a its somewhere in the middle of that. The film landed in the mid of maybe Nic Cage’s last great […]

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Own LORD OF WAR On 4K Ultra-HD March 19th!

An all-star cast explodes onto the screen when Lord of War arrives on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital) March 19 from Lionsgate. Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Andrew Niccol (1998, Best Screenplay, The Truman Show), the action-packed crime thriller, based on a true story, stars Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage (1995, Best Actor, Leaving Las […]

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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Nine New Indie Titles

It seems super strange but also super wonderful to me that week to week there’s no shortage of smaller film fare to check out.  (Shame to those who say there’s not that many films being released these days!)  This week sees a crop of nine new cinematic hopefuls for those with a hankering for flicks […]

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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Eight 2018 Retro-Recommended Titles

After recovering from the onslaught of flicks that unspooled at the recent Dances With Films Festival 2018, this movie geek needed a little break.  (New Indie titles will be popping up soon!) But in taking a little film reflection time and seeing that I had only two films with five-stars in 2018 (that would be […]

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Brandon’s Best Of 2017: Two Formats, Two Top 10 Lists!

Another year of home video releases in the books. While digital and streaming continue to be a thing, the physical market is still the best possible way to view or take in your entertainment. And whatever the numbers tell you what, whether its “dying” or “doing well”, what’s clear is that the overall quality of […]

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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Six Studio Films Past, Present & Future

I’ve been away on a vacation these last couple of weeks so the indie factor has gotten a tad harder to keep up with (nobody does smaller films in volume like LA!), but I have seen some studio fare and wanted to share some cinematical views.  For this particular article I’m delving into big budget […]

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Brian Takes A Vacation With Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (Movie Review)

Make no mistake about it two of my most treasured 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray releases, The Fifth Element and Lucy, are Luc Besson movies.  Therefore, it should come as no surprise when I tell  how excited I am to finally have seen his newest body of work, the sci-fiction feature Valerian And The City Of […]

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