4K Blu-ray review: “Spider-Man: Far From Home” (2019)

“Spider-Man: Far From Home” (2019) Action Running time: 129 minutes Written by: Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers Directed by:  Jon Watts Featuring: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, J. B. Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal Nick Fury: “We have a job to do, and you're coming with us.” Peter Parker: “There's gotta be someone else you …

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4K Blu-ray/DVD review: “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” (2019)

“X-Men: Dark Phoenix” (2019) Action 114 Minutes Written & directed by: Simon Kinberg Featuring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp and Jessica Chastain Erik Lehnsherr: “The world is on the brink!” Professor Charles Xavier: “I'm sorry, I didn't stop this sooner...” Erik Lehnsherr: “You're always sorry, Charles. And there's always a speech. But nobody …

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4K Bluray review: “Men in Black International” (2019)

“Men in Black International” (2019) Action Running time: 115 minutes Written by: Art Marcum and Matt Holloway Directed by: F. Gary Gray Featuring: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rebecca Ferguson, Rafe Spall, Laurent and Larry Bourgeois and Liam Neeson M.I.B UK Branch Head: “Always remember: the universe has a way of leading you to where you're supposed to be, at the moment you're supposed to …

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4K blu-ray/DVD review: “Aladdin” (2019)

“Aladdin” (2019) Fantasy Running time: 128 minutes Written by: John August and Guy Ritchie Directed by: Guy Ritchie Featuring: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen and Numan Acar Genie: “I made you look like a prince on the outside, but I didn't change anything on the inside. Prince Ali got you to the door, but …

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4K Blu-ray review: “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” (2019)

"John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum" (2019)  Action Running Time: 131 minutes Written by: Derek Kolstad, Shay Hatten, Chris Collins, and Marc Abrams Directed by: Chad Stahelski Featuring: Keanu Reeves,  Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Anjelica Huston and Ian McShane The Director: “All of this for what, because of a puppy?” John Wick: “It wasn't just a puppy.” …

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4K Blu-ray review: “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” (2019)

"Godzilla: King of the Monsters" (2019) Action 130 Minutes Written by: Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields Directed by: Michael Dougherty Featuring: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O'Shea Jackson Jr., David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe and Zhang Ziyi Senator Williams: “So you'd want to make Godzilla our pet.” [laughter] Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: “No. We would be his.” …

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4K Blu-ray review: “Brightburn” (2019)

"Brightburn" (2019) Action Running Time: 118 minutes Written by: Mark Gunn and Brian Gunn Directed by: David Yarovesky Featuring: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones and Meredith Hagner Brandon Breyer: “Mom, who am I?” Mrs. Breyer: “You are a gift. I know it's been difficult for you lately, that you feel different from other kids. You are …

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4K blu-ray review: “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” (2019)

"Pokémon Detective Pikachu" (2019)  Action/Comedy Running Time: 104 minutes Written by: Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, Rob Letterman and Derek Connolly Directed by: Rob Letterman Featuring: RyanReynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe and Bill Nighy Tim Goodman: “I don't need a Pokémon, period.” Detective Pikachu: “Then what about a world class detective? Because if you wanna find your …

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4K Blu-ray review: “Rocketman” (2019)

"Rocketman" (2019) Musical 121 Minutes Written by: Lee Hall Directed by: Dexter Fletcher Featuring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard Bernie Taupin: “Don't you want to just sing without this ridiculous paraphernalia?” Elton John: “People don't pay to see Reg Dwight! They pay to see ELTON JOHN!” Critical Commentary: There has rarely been a movie …

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4K Blu-ray review: “Avengers: Endgame” (2019)

"Avengers: Endgame" (2019) Action Written by: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely Directed by: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo Featuring:  Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper and Josh Brolin Steve Rogers:"We lost. All of us. We lost friends. We lost family. We lost a part of ourselves. This is the …

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4K Blu-ray review: “Shazam” (2019)

"Shazam!" (2019)  Action Running Time: 132 minutes Written by: Henry Gayden Directed by: David F. Sandberg Featuring: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer and Djimon Hounsou Freddy Freeman:"If you could have one superpower, what would you pick? Everybody chooses flight. You know why?" Billy Batson:"So they can fly away from this conversation?" Critical Commentary: These days, in particular …

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4K Blu-ray review: “Pet Sematary” (2019)

“Pet Sematary” (2019) Horror Running time: 101 minutes Written by: Jeff Buhler Directed by: Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer Featuring: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz and John Lithgow Jud Crandall: “They said the ground was... bad.” Louis Creed: “Sour. They said the ground was sour.” Critical Commentary This month heralded the arrival of the Stephen King adaptation and remake, …

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4K Blu-ray review: “Alita Battle Angel” (2019)

“Alita Battle Angel” (2019) Sci-Fi/Action/Manga Running time: 108 minutes Written by: James Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis Directed by: Robert Rodriguez Featuring: Rosa Salazar ,Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley and Keean Johnson  Alita: “You made the biggest mistake of your life.” Vector: “And what's that?” Alita: “Underestimating who I am.” Released this week on DVD/Blu-ray and 4K is “Alita …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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: …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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