Don Siegel’s quintessential sci-fi classic, the 1956 Invasion of the Body Snatchers, is one of those films that once viewed, will not be forgotten. With ties to the real world, and politics galore, it’s up there with the sci-fi greats. Unfortunately, it was created during an unfortunate era in the […]
This one is probably only for Hammer, Lee, and Dracula completists. And it’s an odd beast. Dracula returns to swinging early ’70s (1970s) London, and B- grade horror ensues. I presume that Warner Archive released this via requests from that specific group, which is hopefully large enough to more than […]
Larry Cohen may not be a household name, but has been working in the entertainment industry for nearly 60 years. Steve Mitchell’s documentary, King Cohen, takes a fascinating look at his career with help from fellow cast and crew members, as well as noted filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese, Joe […]
This morning, Google announced that users can now ask a Google Assistant built-in device (such as Google Home or Google Assistant app) to control music across Denon, Marantz and HEOS products. The program, which is called “Works with Google Assistant,” ensures that Denon and Marantz products with HEOS built-in marks […]
Since the CEDIA show, specific home theater news has been somewhat thin on the ground, to say the least. However, for home automation fans, VIZIO has today announced the introduction of expanded Google Assistant actions for VIZIO SmartCast TVs, which promise to give access to a wider range of voice […]
If you combine Die Hard(1988) with some elements of The Poseidon Adventure(1972) and The Towering Inferno(1974), and throw in state of the art special effects, you might have Dwayne(The Rock)Johnson starring in Skyscraper(2018). Skyscraper succeeds as an engaging popcorn flick even while never actually surpassing the films that inspired it.
Steven Spielberg’s Hook finally gets a transfer befitting the director’s trademark in addition to some special features in Sony’s new 4K UHD release.
Caavo calls itself an ‘entertainment-obsessed hardware and software company’, and has introduced the Control Center, an entertainment hub and universal, voice-controlled remote that promises to unite everything connected to your TV. The Control Center will search, discover and manage content across live TV, DVR, streaming services and web content, all […]
…and I’m ready for some more Cecil B. Demille on blu-ray. Specifically:”The Greatest Show on Earth””Union Pacific””Reap the Wild Wind””Unconquered”Just sayin’
Robert Redford leads a motley crew of bandits on a jewel heist that goes hilariously wrong at every opportunity. Hired to do a job he’s unenthusiastic about to begin with, every complication imaginable threatens to hinder his chances of success, but with a secondary plan up his sleeve, he’s too […]
Dwayne Johnson stars in Skyscraper, a cross between Towering Inferno and Die Hard, that’s actually not half-bad.
Although Christine is very loosely based on the novel of the same name, the marriage of author Stephen King and director John Carpenter, along with a talented but mostly unknown (at the time) cast, pays off with a tense and entertaining thriller.
Sometimes, you can have the best of intentions for a movie and it can still go horribly wrong; such is the case for Exorcist II: The Heretic. It not only endured a troubled production, but it had to live in the shadow of its enormously successful predecessor in terms of […]
I was at a screening yesterday of the new Star is Born, and overheard an excited cinephile explaining to a friend, that this is not only a re-make, but the fourth version of the film – after the 1937 Technicolor Selznick, which went to WB, allowing for the 1954 and […]
Sony’s Blu-ray release of Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series, is one of the consummate bargains, at a street price of under $50. A Henson property, owned by Sony, it’s been slightly spruced up (tech term), and presented in Blu-ray. 2,373 minutes – 96 episodes. All originally in standard def – […]