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4K Blu-ray review: “The Grinch” (2018)

“The Grinch” (2018)  Animation Running Time: 86 minutes Written by: Michael LeSieur and Tommy Swerdlow Directed by: Scott Mosier and Yarrow Cheney Featuring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely, and Angela Lansbury, and is narrated by Pharrell Williams Grinch:“Well, Santa had eight reindeer, he looks like he ate the other seven.” Critical Commentary Released this month on 4K Blu-ray is the latest incarnation of the Dr Seuss […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Overlord” (2018)

“Overlord” (2018)  Horror/Action/War Running Time: 96 minutes Written by: Billy Rayand Mark L. Smith Directed by: Julius Avery Featuring: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier, John Magaro, Gianny Taufer, Pilou Asbæk, and Bokeem Woodbine Chase:[as his veins and arteries begin mutating] “Oh my god! What did you do to me? OH MY GOD!” Critical Commentary Released this month on 4K Blu-ray is the latest J.J. Abrams produced, Bad Robot […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Annihilation” (2018)

“Annihilation” (2018) Sci-Fi/Horror Running Time: 115 minutes Written & Directed by: Alex Garland Featuring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac The Psychologist: “It’s destroying everything.” The Biologist: “It’s not destroying… It’s making something new.” Critical Commentary: When it comes to genre television and films Netflix really runs the gamut from incredibly complex high quality projects like last years […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Aquaman”

“Aquaman” (2018)  Action Running Time: 143 minutes Written by: David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Beall Directed by: James Wan Featuring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Nicole Kidman Arthur Curry:“My father was a lighthouse keeper. My mother was a queen. But life has a way of bringing people together. They made me what I am.” Critical Commentary: After the complete failure of […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Bumblebee” (2018)

“Bumblebee” (2018)  Sci-Fi/Action Running Time: 113 minutes Written by: Christina Hodson Directed by: Travis Knight Featuring: Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, Pamela Adlon, Dylan O’Brien, Peter Cullen, Angela Bassett and Justin Theroux  Optimus Prime: “Bumblebee, our war rages on. You must protect Earth, and its people.” Critical Commentary: This week sees the release of the latest entry into the “Transformers” (2007-present) franchise which has seen some dizzying […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Mortal Engines” (2018)

“Mortal Engines” (2018)  Fantasy/Young Adult Running Time: 128 minutes Written by: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson Directed by: Christian Rivers Featuring: Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide and Stephen Lang Chudleigh Pomeroy:“Sixty minutes is all it took to bring humanity to the very brink of extinction. Mankind mobilized, a new age arose. The Age of the Great Predator Cities. Survival […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Bad Times at the El Royale” (2018)

“Bad Times at the El Royale” (2018)  Thriller/Action Running Time: 141 minutes Written & directed by: Drew Goddard Featuring:  Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman, Nick Offerman and Chris Hemsworth Miles Miller:[to Father Flynn] “This is not a place for a priest, Father. You shouldn’t be here.” Laramie Seymour Sullivan:“We might need to work on your sales pitch, son. “The El Royale: no […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Widows” (2018) 

“Widows” (2018)  Drama/Thriller Running Time: 129 minutes Written by: Gillian Flynn & Steve McQueen Directed by: Steve McQueen Featuring: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson Veronica:[to her gang] “Now the best thing we have going for us, is being who we are.” Alice: “Why?”  Veronica: “Because no-one thinks we have the balls to pull this […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Bohemian Rhapsody” (2018)

“Bohemian Rhapsody” (2018) Drama Running Time: 134 minutes Written by: Anthony McCarten Directed by: Bryan Singer Featuring: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech and Mike Myers John Reid:“So, tell me. What makes Queen any different from all of the other wannabe rockstars I meet?” Freddie Mercury:“Tell you what it is, Mr. Reid. Now we’re four misfits who don’t belong […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “A Star Is Born” (2018)

“A Star Is Born” (2018) Drama Running Time: 135 minutes Written by: Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper and Will Fetters Directed by: Bradley Cooper Featuring:  Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle and Sam Elliott Jackson Maine: “Can I tell you a secret?”[Ally looks over to him] Jackson Maine: “I think you might be a songwriter. And don’t worry, I won’t tell anybody. But I’m not […]

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4K Blu-ray Review: “First Man” (2018)

“First Man” (2018)  Drama Running Time: 141 minutes Written by: Josh Singer Directed by: Damien Chazelle Featuring: Ryan Gosling,  Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Ciarán Hinds, Christopher Abbott, Patrick Fugit, and Lukas Haas Neil Armstrong: “I don’t know what space exploration will uncover, but I don’t think it’ll be exploration just for the sake of exploration. I think it’ll be more the fact that it allows us to see […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Venom” (2018)

“Venom” (2018) Action Running Time: 112 minutes Written by: Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, and Kelly Marcel Directed by: Ruben Fleischer Featuring: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, and Reid Scott Dr. Carlton Drake: “Look around at the world. What do you see? A planet on the brink of collapse. Human beings are disposable. But man and symbiote combined, this is a new race, a new […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “Halloween” (2018)

“Halloween” (2018) Horror Running Time: 105 minutes Written by: David Gordon Green, Jeff Fradley and Danny McBride Directed by: David Gordon Green Featuring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak,Will Patton,Virginia Gardner, Nick Castle Laurie Strode: “Do you know that I prayed every night that he would escape?” Hawkins: “What the hell did you do that for?” Laurie Strode: “So I can kill him.” […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “The Predator” (2018)

“The Predator” (2018) Action/Sci-Fi Running Time: 108 minutes Written & directed by: Shane Black Featuring: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, and Sterling K. Brown Casey Bracket: “I think they’re attempting hybridization. They’re upgrading on every planet they visit.” Critical Commentary: Was anyone really in need of another ‘Predator’ movie especially after the lacklustre hybrid genre pieces of “Alien […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “BlacKkKlansman” (2018)

4K Blu-ray review: “BlacKkKlansman” (2018) Drama Running Time: 135 minutes Written by: Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee Directed by: Spike Lee Featuring: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, and Topher Grace Flip Zimmerman: “What kind of stuff do you guys do?” Klansman: “Cross burnings, marches, this is fixing to be a big year for us.” Critical Commentary: […]

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4K Blu-ray review: “The Meg” (2018)

“The Meg” (2018) Action Running Time: 113 minutes Written by: Dean Georgaris and Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber Directed by: Jon Turteltaub Featuring: Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, and Cliff Curtis Jonas Taylor: “My God. It’s a megalodon.” Morris: “He’s kidding, right?” Critical Commentary: As the Summer movie season winds down one of the more stranger entries into the madness […]