The Movie (2.5/5) Set against the shooting of a major motion picture in Rome, 2 Weeks in Another Town is the story Jack Andrus, a washed up actor attempting to crawl out of a sanitarium after a catastrophic breakdown. Offered a small part by an old friend to get him back on his feet, he Read more about 2 Weeks in Another Town – Blu-ray Review[…]
Today we’re taking a closer look at the brand new Blu-ray release of the Hulu Original series The Handmaid’s Tale, new to the format as of last week. In this video, we’ll take a close look at the program itself in brief, as well as the goods – the video, audio, special features, and packaging Read more about The Handmaid’s Tale – Blu-ray Review[…]
What’s goin on guys – it’s been awhile since I’ve contributed anything meaningful to our website. I figured I’d toss my hat in the ring and try my hand at doing some video reviews of new Blu-ray releases, starting with this week’s release of Luca Guadagnino’s Academy Award winning film Call Me By Your Name, Read more about Call Me By Your Name – Blu-Ray Review[…]
The Movie (2/5)
I never saw Cloverfield. It just never piqued my interest at its time of release, and in the years since I’ve been busy tackling other genres and franchises to the point where I just plain forgot about it. Because of that, I was surprised to see 10 Cloverfield Lane, a film with a loose association to the 2008 found footage monster movie, materialize out of seemingly nowhere. That one I did see – you could put John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead on the poster for just about anything and release it in a slow March season and I’d see it, disinterest with Cloverfield be damned. I ultimately didn’t end up thinking much of the movie, but I was fascinated with how producer J.J. Abrams and his team basically retooled the film to shove some Cloverfield into it to kickstart a franchise.
Apollo 13 is a 1995 American space adventure docudrama film that was directed by Ron Howard and features stars like Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise and Ed Harris. The screenplay was written by William Broyles, Jr. and Al Reinhart, and it dramatizes the aborted 1970 Apollo 13 lunar mission, and is an adaptation of the book Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by astronaut Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger. The film depicts astronauts Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise aboard Apollo 13 for America’s third moon landing mission. En route, an on-board explosion deprives their spacecraft of most of its oxygen supply and electric power, forcing NASA’s flight controllers to abort the Moon landing, and turning the mission into a struggle to get the three men home safely.
The Movie: Theatrical Cut: (4.5/5) Special Edition: (4.5/5) Director’s Cut: (5/5) My review of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, which still stands, can be found HERE. The Video (5/5) Close Encounters of the Third Kind was shot primarily on 4-perf 35mm film using Panavision anamorphic lenses by a multitude of cinematographers over the various additions, Read more about Close Encounters of the Third Kind (40th Anniversary Edition) – 4K UHD Review[…]
The Movie (2.5/5) I love the first two movies in the Alien movie franchise. I think both, together as an experience belong on every filmgoer’s list of all time greats. Ridley Scott’s Alien is this perfect blend of science fiction and horror that results in an exercise in both intrigue and tension with a sprinkle Read more about Alien Covenant – 4K UHD Review[…]
The Movie (3/5) Before John Wayne and Lauren Bacall teamed up for his final picture, The Shootist, which would round out Wayne’s legendary career as a film legend in the 70s, they worked together on a now mostly forgotten Warner Bros. picture titled Blood Alley. Bathed in anti-communist ideology, rugged blue collar values, and grandstanding Read more about Blood Alley – Blu-ray Review[…]
The Movie (4.5/5) I was planning on doing The Prestige next in this series of Christopher Nolan movies, but my HD DVD copy has unfortunately become defective. Grr. Onwards and upwards I guess. The year is now 2006. Christopher Nolan has now cemented himself and his creative team as one of the more reliable teams, Read more about The Dark Knight – Blu-ray Review[…]
The Movie (4.5/5) The year is 2003. The Batman movie franchise that began in 1989 with Tim Burton’s Batman has collapsed under the weight of the critically ravaged and low grossing Batman and Robin, and now Warner Bros. is looking for a fresh start. They hear pitches from just about everyone and their brother; avid Read more about Batman Begins – Blu-ray Review[…]