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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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