4K Blu-ray review: “Akira – 4K” (1988)

“Akira – 4K” (1988) Manga Running time: 125 minutes Written by: Katsuhiro Otomo and Izo Hashimoto based on Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo Directed by: Katsuhiro Otomo Featuring: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Taro Ishida, Mizuho Suzuki and Tetsusho Genda Kiyoko: “The future is not a straight line. It is filled with many crossroads. There must be a future that we can choose for …

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4K Blu-ray review: “The New Mutants” (2020)

“The New Mutants” (2020) Action/Comic Book Adapation Running time: 94 minutes Written by: Josh Boone and Knate Lee Directed by: Josh Boone Featuring: Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt and Henry Zaga Danielle Moonstar: “There's a Native American proverb that says: Inside every person there are two bears, forever locked in combat for your soul. One bear is …

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4K Blu-ray review: “Mulan” (2020)

“Mulan” (2020) Action Running tine: 115 minutes Written by: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin Directed by: Niki Caro Featuring: Yifei Liu , Donnie Yen, Tzi Ma, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Ron Yuan, Gong Li and Jet Li Xian Lang: [to Mulan] “When they find out who you are, they will show you no mercy.” Released this week on 4K Blu-ray is the …

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4K Blu-ray review: “Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” (2020)

“Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” (2020) Action Running time:109 minutes Written by: Christina Hodson Directed by: Cathy Yan Featuring: Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Chris Messina, Ella Jay Basco, Ali Wong and Ewan McGregor Harley Quinn: “Oh hey, you're that singer no one listens to.” Dinah Lance: “Oh hey, you're the asshole no one likes.” Critical Commentary …

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4K Blu-ray/DVD review: “Terminator: Dark Fate” (2019)

“Terminator: Dark Fate” (2019) Science-Fiction/Action Running time: 128 minutes Written by: David Goyer, Justin Rhodes and Billy Ray Directed by: Tim Miller Featuring: Arnold Schwarzenegger , Linda Hamilton,  Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes and Gabriel Luna Grace: “Why do you care what happens to her?” Sarah Connor: “Because I was her. And it sucks.” Critical Commentary Released today on 4K blu-ray/DVD is the latest in a long …

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4K Blu-ray/DVD review: “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” (2019)

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” (2019) Fantasy Running time: 123 minutes Written by: Linda Woolverton, Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue Directed by: Joachim Rønning Featuring: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville, Harris Dickinson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ed Skrein and Michelle Pfeiffer Narrator: “Once upon a time, or perhaps twice upon a time, for you may already remember this story, there was a powerful Fey named Maleficent. …

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4K Bluray/DVD review: “Zombieland: Double Tap” (2019)

“Zombieland: Double Tap” (2019) Horror/Comedy Running time: 99 minutes Written by: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and Dave Callaham Directed by: Ruben Fleischer Featuring: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone,  Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, Luke Wilson and Thomas Middleditch Tallahassee: “I have nothing against hippies, I just wanna beat the shit out of 'em.” Critical Commentary Recently released into cinemas is the horror/comedy sequel “Zombieland: Double Tap” (2019) a …

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4K Blu-ray/DVD review: “Joker” (2019)

"Joker" (2019) Drama Running Time: 122 minutes Written by: Todd Phillips and Scott Silver Directed by: Todd Phillips Featuring: Joaquin Phoenix,  Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham and Marc Maron  Arthur Fleck: "I used to think that my life was a tragedy, but now I realize, it's a comedy." Critical Review Released recently on 4K …

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4K Blu-ray/DVD review: “Gemini Man” (2019)

“Gemini Man” (2019) Science Fiction/Action Running time: 117 minutes Written by: David Benioff, Billy Ray & Darren Lemke Directed by: Ang Lee Featuring: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen and Benedict Wong Henry: [referring to Junior] “When I saw him, it was like I was seeing a ghost. Like every trigger I've ever pulled.” Critical Review Recently released on 4K blu-ray and …

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4K Blu-ray/DVD review: “Ad Astra” (2019)

“Ad Astra” (2019) Sci-Fi/Drama Running time: 103 minutes Written by: James Gray and Ethan Gross Directed by: James Gray Featuring:  Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler and Donald Sutherland Roy McBride: “I do what I do because of my dad. He was a hero. He gave his life for the pursuit of knowledge. Because up there is where our …

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4K Blu-ray review: “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” (2019)

“Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood” (2019) Drama Running time: 161 minutes Written & Directed by: Quentin Tarantino Featuring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern and Al Pacino Cliff Booth: “Alright, What's the matter partner?” Rick Dalton: “It's official old buddy, I'm a has been.” Critical Commentary Well its official the latest …

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4K Blu-ray review: “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” (2019)

“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” (2019) Action Running time: 135 minutes Written by: Chris Morgan and Drew Pearce Directed by: David Leitch Featuring: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, and Helen Mirren Deckard Shaw: “This job requires stealth. Look at you.” Luke Hobbs: “I'm trying to save the world, which, for the record, will be my …

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

“Toy Story 4” (2019) Animation Running time: 100 minutes Written by: Andrew Stanton and Stephany Folsom Directed by:  Josh Cooley Featuring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Madeleine McGraw, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Jay Hernandez, Lori Alan and Joan Cusack Woody: "Uhhh... this is Forky..." Forky: "I'm trash." Critical Commentary Released recently on 4K blu-ray is the fourth installment …

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4K Blu-ray review: “Apocalypse Now – Final Cut” (1979)

"Apocalypse Now - Final Cut" (1979) Drama/War Running time: 153 minutes Written by: John Milius and Francis Coppola Directed by: Francis Coppola Featuring:  Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Frederic Forrest, Albert Hall, Sam Bottoms, Laurence Fishburne and Dennis Hopper Kilgore: “Charlie don't surf!” Recently re-released on 4K Blu-ray the timeless classic now known as "Apocalypse Now - Final Cut" (1979) looks and …

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4K Blu-ray review: “Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn” (1987)

“Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn” (1987) Horror Running time: 84 minutes Written by: Sam Raimi and Scott Spiegel Directed by: Sam Raimi Featuring: Bruce Campbell Annie: [Looking at a picture in the Necronomicon of Ash himself] “In 1300 AD they called this man the uh, 'hero from the sky'. He was prophesied to have destroyed the evil.” …

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4K Blu-ray review: “Yesterday” (2019)

"Yesterday" (2019) Comedy/Romance/Musical Running time: 110 minutes Written by: Richard Curtis Directed by: Danny Boyle Featuring: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Ed Sheeran and Kate McKinnon Ellie Appleton: “Miracles happen all the time!” Jack Malik: “Like what?” Ellie Appleton: “Benedict Cumberbatch becoming a sex symbol!” Critical Commentary Released into theatres this week is the Richard Curtis penned “Yesterday” (2019) …

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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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