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Blu-ray Review: “The Amityville Horror Collection”

The Amityville Horror Collection The Amityville Horror Blu-ray collection brings together for the first time three installments of this franchise that was, and still does hold a unique place in horror history, a group of films based on an alleged true story, and one that still fascinates to this day. In fact the first portion of “The Conjuring 2” (2016) […]

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Streaming Review: “Gleason” (2016)

“Gleason” (2016) Documentary Running Time: 101 minutes Director: Clay Tweel Paul Gleason: “I’m afraid to walk in public, because people look at me. But I’m not going to stop. I’m afraid because if I want to commune with my friend Shad (Meier), I have to ask him to cut my chicken for me. But I did it. And I’m afraid […]

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Film Review: “Arrival” (2016)

“Arrival” (2016) Drama/Science Fiction Running Time: 116 minutes Director: Denis Villeneuve Featuring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whittaker and Michael Stuhlbarg Dr. Louise Banks: “We need to make sure that they understand the difference between a weapon and a tool. Language is messy and sometimes one can be both.” Denis Villeneuve’s latest film “Arrival” is much like each of his previous […]

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Film Review: “Doctor Strange” (2016)

“Doctor Strange” (2016) Wong: Heroes like the Avengers protect the world from physical dangers. We safeguard it against more mystical threats. Running Time: 115 minutes Director: Scott Derrickson Featuring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Benjamin Bratt, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen Wong: Heroes like the Avengers protect the world from physical dangers. We safeguard it against more mystical […]

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Blu-ray Review: “Finding Dory” (2016)

“Finding Dory” (2016) Animated/Pixar Running Time: 97 minutes Directed by: Andrew Stanton Featuring: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Hayden Rolence, Ty Burrell, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Idris Elba, Dominic West, Sigourney Weaver, John Ratzenberger Dory: “I remember it like it was yesterday. Of course, I don’t really remember yesterday all that well.” Its been over ten years […]

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Review Documentary: “13th” (2016)

“13th (2016) Documentary/Netflix Running Time: 101 minutes Director: Ava DuVernay Featuring: Jelani Cobb, Angela Davis, and Henry Louis Gates “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” This latest documentary to be available on Netflix from […]

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Review: “Michael Moore in TrumpLand” (2016)

“Michael Moore in TrumpLand” (2016) Documentary Stand-Up Running Time: 73 minutes Featuring: Michael Moore, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump Michael Moore: “Donald Trump came to the Detroit Economic Club and stood there in front of Ford Motor executives and said, ‘If you close these factories as you’re planning to do in Detroit and build them in Mexico, I’m going to […]

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Film Review: “Jack Reacher: Never go Back” (2016)

“Jack Reacher: Never go Back” (2016) Action/Thriller Directed by: Edward Zwick Featuring: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders Jack Reacher: [to the bad guy] “You think you’re above the law, but I’m not the law so you should start running because I’m going to start hunting, and when I find you I’m going to kill you all.” This latest film adapted from […]

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Blu-ray Review: “Swiss Army Man” (2016)

Swiss Army Man (2016) Drama/Comedy Running Time: 97 minutes Director: Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert Featuring: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead Manny: “We’re gonna die. That’s a thought. Everybody dies. I’m sorry if this makes me weird or you don’t understand, but I wish I was dead again.” I love it when I see a first time film maker, or […]

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Review: “Killing Reagan” (2016)

“Killing Reagan” (2016) Drama/True Story Running Time: 100 minutes Director: Rod Lurie Featuring: Tim Matheson, Cynthia Nixon, Joel Murray, Joe Chrest, Kyle S. More Cop: “You don’t look like the guy that shot the President.” Based on the book of the same name, by right wing Fox broadcaster Bill O’Reilly, this new film produced by the National Geographic Network follows […]

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Review: “Mascots” (2016)

“Mascots” (2016) Comedy/Mockumentary Running Time: 89 minutes Director: Christopher Guest Featuring: Parker Posey, Bob Balaban, Christopher Guest, Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge “Mascots” is Christopher Guests return to a genre he helped make famous – the mockumentary – with “This is Spinal Tap” (1984) and his last attempt at it, the excellent and underrated “A Mighty Wind” (2011). I really wanted […]

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“Yoga Hosers” (2016)

“Yoga Hosers” (2016) Running Time: 88 minutes Director: Kevin Smith Featuring: Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, Johnny Depp, Jason Mewes, Genesis Rodriguez, Ralph Garman, Justin Long, Vanessa Paradis, Hayley Joel Osmont Colleen McKenzie: “I’m not even supposed to be here today!” If you are not willing to sit back and enjoy this farce for what it is or are not […]

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Documentary Review: “Amanda Knox” (2016)

“Amanda Knox” (2016) Documentary Running Time: 92 minutes Director: Rod Blackhurst, Brian McGinn Freelance Journalist, The Daily Mail: “But hey, what are we suppose to do? We are journalists and we are reporting what we are being told. It’s not as if I can say “Hold on a minute, I just want to double check that myself in some other […]

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Blu-ray Review: “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” (2016)

“Hunt for the Wilderpeople” (2016) Drama/Comedy/New Zealand Running Time: 101 minutes Director: Taika Waititi Featuring: Sam Neil, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House, Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne and Oscar Kightley Ricky Baker: I’ll never stop running! Paula: Yeah, and I’ll never stop chasing you – I’m relentless, I’m like the Terminator. Ricky Baker: I’m more like the Terminator than you! Paula: […]

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Blu-ray Review:“Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” (1979-1981)

“Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” (1979-1981) Sci-Fi, TV Show 37 Episodes Created by: Glen A. Larson, Leslie Stevens Featuring: Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Felix Silla, Mel Blanc Narrator: “For 500 years, Captain William “Buck” Rogers has been miraculously preserved, frozen by temperatures beyond imagination. Now, in Earth year 2491, he is rudely awakened by the sinister forces of the […]

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Film Review: “Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie” (2016)

“Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie” (2016) Documentary Running Time: 109 minutes Presented by: Louis Theroux Featuring: Louis Theroux, Tom Cruise, Rob Alter, Paz de la Huerta, Tom De Vocht Jefferson Hawkins, Marc Headley, Steven Mango, Marty Rathbun “When you don’t have access to a subject and all you have is ex-members and critics, there is this gravitational pull toward telling […]