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Sundance Film Festival 2021 – Fourteen Encapsulated Movie Reviews

The 2021 Sundance Film Festival has officially closed its virtual curtains and it was an interesting one to say the least.  On the positive side one could not only check out various film fare from home but also skip past the way too revealing programmer intro so going into the movie cold was a blissful […]

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Moonstruck – The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray Review)

It’s not as though The Criterion Collection doesn’t have its share of comedies or romantic films, let alone downright hilarious features. That in mind, seeing 1987’s Moonstruck enter the collection is the kind of move that will ideally not only help restore the value to be found in this Norman Jewison-directed, John Patrick Shanley-written romantic […]

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Adaptation – Shout Select (Blu-ray Review)

Adaptation was a big deal in 2002, following the well lauded Being John Malkovich. The Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman combination went to bat again. Though it wasn’t nominated for Best Picture or Director, it had a good presence in major categories with Best Adapted Screenplay (Charlie Kaufman), Best Actor (Nicolas Cage) and Best Supporting […]

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Spike Jonze’s ADAPTATION Arrives on Shout! Select Blu-ray October 20!

Spike Jonze’s critically acclaimed film Adaptation, starring Nicolas Cage (Face/Off, Valley Girl), Meryl Streep (Little Women, Sophie’s Choice), and Chris Cooper (Little Women, August: Osage County), will be released on Blu-ray™ on October 20 by Shout Select. Special features include the original featurette, a trailer, and a still gallery. . . . .

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A Joel Schumacher Tribute – Top Five Films

We recently lost someone who in my humble movie opinion was a filmmaker who possessed a distinctive style and a definitive movie magic quality – Director Joel Schumacher sadly passed away after a yearlong battle with cancer.  Having been a fan of his work since I was a kid, I can honestly say that some […]

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Color Out of Space (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a living nightmare. Based on the classic H.P. Lovecraft short story, Color Out of Space is “gorgeous, […]

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‘Color Out of Space’ on 4K/Blu-ray/DVD/VOD February 25, 2020!

RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, will release the critically-acclaimed sci-fi/horror film COLOR OUT OF SPACE on VOD, Digital, DVD and Blu-ray on February 25, 2020.  Based on the H.P. Lovecraft short story, COLOR OUT OF SPACE  stars Nicolas Cage (Mandy, Leaving Las Vegas), Joely Richardson (The Patriot, “Nip/Tuck”), Madeleine Arthur (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, “The Family”), Brendan Meyer (“The OA,” The Guest), Julian […]

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Encapsulated Movie Reviews (Last EVER!) – Twenty-Four New And Old Indie Titles (And One Short!)

Well this is it film fans!  Not only is this officially the last Encapsulated Movie Reviews of 2018, but also the final review column ever for this humble film critic.  That’s right, after a few amazing years right here at WhySoBlu.com this fun filled column, which began on June 24, 2016, will now come to […]

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8MM Projects In 1080p Blu-ray January 8th From Scream Factory!

Academy Award®-winner Nicolas Cage (1995, Best Actor, Leaving Las Vegas) stars in 8MM, an electrifying thriller about one man’s obsessive search for the truth about a six-year-old crime and his ultimate discovery of the truth about himself. On January 8, 2019, SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to present 8MM on Blu-ray™. Directed by Joel Schumacher (Trespass, Batman Forever, A Time […]

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Teen Titans GO! To The Movies (Blu-ray Review)

While some think DC is taking some time off this year from their cinematic output with “just” Aquaman at the tail end of the year, many forget they’ve actually put out two movies this year. Don’t forget the Teen Titans jumped from the small screen to the big one this past summer. While it didn’t […]

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Valley Girl – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Its a real shocker that 1983’s Valley Girls is JUST NOW in 2018 making its debut on Blu-ray. Sure, its hitting its 35th anniversary mark, but it had a 30th and a 25th that could have made it prior. This is a well reviewed and pretty popular film. One would have thought this would have […]

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Mandy (Blu-ray Review)

We have the making of a bit of a modern cult classic going right now in that of director Panos Cosmatos follow up to Beyond the Black Rainbow. Its Mandy, the movie with Nicholas Cage that had the crazy ass trailer making people saying “I’ve got to see this!” And many are. The film’s plan […]

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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Twelve New Indie Titles

For those who claim there is a shortage of film releases week to week, the list of flicks below sure puts you to multiple movie shame.  There are a whopping twelve releases dissected here and that’s only because I didn’t have time for the rest.  (I am only ONE film critic folks!)  Docs on imprisonment […]

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TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES Goes To Blu-ray October 30th!

When the Teen Titans go to the big screen, they go big! “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies” finds our egocentric, wildly satirical superheroes in their first feature film extravaganza—a fresh, gleefully clever, kid-appropriately crass and tongue-in-cheek play on the superhero genre, complete with musical numbers. Get ready to LOL when “Teen Titans GO! to the […]

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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Six New Indie Titles

Even in the midst of a major film festival the Indie outing dissections just keep on coming from yours truly.  (Whew!)  In any case flicks all over the map this week to add a little lesser-known film joy to the movie going experience.  Tales of complicated family woes, docs on decent dudes and old film […]

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Shout Select Debuts VALLEY GIRL – Collector’s Edition On Blu-ray October 16th!

In celebration of the film’s 35th anniversary, Shout Select will release the seminal romantic comedyValley Girl for the first time on Blu-ray on October 16, 2018. This release will feature a brand-new transfer and come packed with bonus features, including new and extended interviews with cast and crew. Fans can preorder now at shoutfactory.com. . .

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Wild At Heart – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)

If you’re a Region Free enthusiast like myself, you’ll know David Lynch’s Wild At Heart has had various Blu-ray releases over the years in different countries. In the United States, however, there’s been just one. It was a Twilight Time release that has been out of print for many years. Limited releases is their business […]

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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Seven New Indie Titles

The indie movie scene is as always loud and proud with this week’s crop of seven films hitting various genre notes for hungry cinema seekers.  Sensual stories, coming of age tales, cancer comedies, stressful shindig sagas, mid-life crisis movies, voyeur suspense outings and body jumping terror tales make up the flicks featured and dissected for […]

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