Let me count the ways I love this movie. The script is absolutely wonderful. It was Nicholas Meyer’s first film as director and it shows – he’s awkward, frequently has no clue what to do with a shot or where to put the camera, the effects are cheesy as can […]
Funai Corporation has announced the availability of the first Magnavox TV series under the Roku TV licensing program. The new Magnavox Roku TVs will feature the Roku OS offering with an ‘intuitive’ home screen, remote control and access to more than 1/2 million movies and TV episodes alongside other inputs […]
According to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), overall holiday technology spending is projected to reach a record-setting $96 billion (between October and December 2018). The study has estimated that 164 million adults in the USA plan to purchase a tech product as a gift this year, roughly equal to 2017 […]
With this twisting love story, Alfred Hitchcock summoned darker shades of suspense and passion by casting two of Hollywood’s most beloved stars starkly against type. Ingrid Bergman stars as Alicia, an alluring woman of ill repute recruited by Devlin (Cary Grant), a suave but mysterious intelligence agent, to spy […]
One of the grand old dark house thrillers from Hollywood’s Golden Age, Robert Siodmak’s The Spiral Staircase holds up very well after decades in which films and filmmakers have begged, borrowed, and stolen from its story, its direction, and its production.
After spending much of the 1940s and 1950s as a matinee idol, Cornel Wilde focused much of his attention behind the camera starting with Storm Fear in 1956. From there, he balanced duties as writer, actor, producer, and director, making appearances in both film and television as well. From his […]
Author and screenwriter, Michael Crichton, directed several quality films during his tenure, but Looker isn’t one of them. It’s an interesting film, to be sure, but the acting, the cuts, the music, and other niceties never seem to come together as one might wish. That noted, and in typical fashion, […]
Sony has released Step Brothers on 4K UHD Blu-ray to commemorate its 10th anniversary, but more likely as a tie-in to the upcoming Holmes & Watson hitting theatres this Christmas.
I’d never seen Adam McKay’s Step Brothers. Never had the desire to do so. Even though Mr. McKay is obviously a talented filmmaker. But it arrives on 4k courtesy of Sony, and my son suggested that it’s such a totally awful film – a disaster – that I might just […]
Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Michael Douglas return in the sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, the latest film in the MCU.
Back in 1981, Sam Raimi created a now iconic series, with his original Evil Dead. Shot on a tiny budget, on 16mm, it spawned a brace of kinsmen. It’s been seen on every possible home video platform, going back to the wax Edison cylinders, and has now, apparently as a […]
1988’s D.O.A. revises the 1949 classic film noir of the same name with a modern (for the time) take. Professor Dexter ‘Dex’ Cornell (Dennis Quaid) stumbles into a police precinct office to report a murder: his own. Tracing back the previous 48 hours he recounts the events as he understands […]
John Landis’ shoe string budget directorial debut, Schlock comes spruced up to Blu Ray from Arrow Films. In many ways it anticipates a lot of cinematic trends of the 1970s. It is a plotless, anarchic, film referencing, counter-culture, yet innocent movie that is not very good but is competently made […]
John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) is a lifelong screwup. He was given up for adoption at birth and never recovered from it, turning to alcohol early, at the encouragement of his adoptive father. At 21 he is involved in a car accident that leaves him a quadriplegic, with minimal hand dexterity. […]
Where to find the Best Deals on Movies & TV Shows on 4k/UHD, Blu-ray and DVD… The Features – Ant-Man and the Wasp – 2018 – Black Widow – 1954 – Shampoo – 1975 – Sangaree – 1953 – Elvis Presley: The Searcher – […]
I’ve always considered Steven Spielberg’s Hook to be half a terrific film. Re-visiting the production via Sony’s new 4k UHD Blu-ray, my feeling remains the same, with a single exception. The parts that I like, the basic premise, the opening – basically everything except the lost boys – seem even […]