Blu-ray Review: POINT BREAK

POINT BREAK | © 2016 Warner Home Video

This should probably be called X-GAMES: THE MOVIE because we get just about every extreme sport rolled into one film in POINT BREAK. I will say, however, that if you are going to do a remake or re-imagining or whatever you’d like to call it, this is the way to go. The original POINT BREAK focused on a group of bank robbers that also happened to be surfers and an FBI guy gains the group’s trust to bring them down from the inside. The same plotline is here but instead of surfers, they are all extreme sports people from snowboarding, […]Read On »



THE HATEFUL EIGHT | © 2016 Anchor Bay Home Entertainment

I love me a good Western. Even those that happen to be filled with more talking than what’s found on the Congressional floor. Of course, that’s what you get with Quentin Tarantino. To say the guy doesn’t like long-winded dialogue is like saying a mouse doesn’t like cheese. But that isn’t a knock against him. That’s his bread and butter and you know it going in. It worked during INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS a film set in World War II and it works here in a Western about a group of nasty individuals that all find themselves trapped during a terrible blizzard […]Read On »


CREED highlights Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release for March 1, 2016

CREED | © 2016 Warner Home Video

This week there are some really good films out including THE DANISH GIRL and ROOM that took home Oscars at the recent Academy Awards but also others that didn’t make the cut at the awards show. This week also marks the debut of many 4K titles being released. For those that don’t know, 4K is the ultra HD version of movies that looks even that much better than Blu-ray, bringing an even better experience to home video. Movies: CREED – Call it ROCKY VII, call it a reboot, call it a re-imagining, call it late for dinner, there is one […]Read On »


THE GOOD DINOSAUR highlights Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases for Feb. 23, 2016

THE GOOD DINOSAUR | © 2016 Disney Home Video

Movies: THE GOOD DINOSAUR – Pixar has been rolling out the good stuff for over a decade and they continue that hot streak with THE GOOD DINOSAUR, a new take on animated films that changes history presenting a world where life wasn’t wiped out by an asteroid but a world where dinosaurs lived on and evolved into more intelligent beasts and humans remain as animals. When Arlo the dinosaur goes on a journey, he hooks up with a human friend and the two travel the harsh landscape meeting a slew of unlikely allies in the process. The two get into […]Read On »


CRIMSON PEAK highlights Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release for Feb. 9, 2016

CRIMSON PEAK | © 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

A slow week, which is probably to be expected after such a huge roll out of films and TV last week. Unfortunately, not that great of stuff but sometimes that’s how it goes. Movies: CRIMSON PEAK – There is something to be said about ghost movies and period pieces. They sometimes work and can be fairly amazing to look at. On the other hand, it risks becoming too bloated with so many costumes and crazy beautiful images that it derails the storyline. CRIMSON PEAK, unfortunately, falls into this category. It is a beautiful movie with vivid images, costumes, set pieces […]Read On »


BRIDGE OF SPIES highlights Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release for Feb. 2, 2016

BRIDGE OF SPIES | © 2016 Disney Home Video

Yeah, so a lot of stuff this week. Beginning of the month is usually a packed one but this week is crazy (and time consuming on my part). So check out what’s available on video this week. Movies: BRIDGE OF SPIES – During the height of the Cold War just before the Soviets erected the wall in East Berlin, a Russian spy is taken captive and put on trial for crimes against the U.S. An insurance attorney (Tom Hanks) is brought in to give him a proper defense but given the time it was anything but fair and he is […]Read On »


GOOSEBUMPS highlights Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases for Jan. 26, 2016

GOOSEBUMPS | © 2016 Fox Home Entertainment

The last week of the month in video releases are either jam packed or slim pickings, the latter is the case this week but there is still some decent stuff to check out. Movies: GOOSEBUMPS – Now usually when you take a fan-favorite children’s franchise, slap it with high amounts of CG and an all-star cast everyone gets their panties in a bunch about ruining their childhood or driving a stake through the heart of whatever was left of the history. But GOOSEBUMPS the movie was actually wildly well received by critics and fans alike. Maybe that’s because they didn’t […]Read On »


Blu-ray and DVD titles for the week of Jan. 19, 2016

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON | © 2016 Universal Home Entertainment

Business is picking up in the video realm with some good stuff out this week and things will continue to get better in the coming weeks as studios get over the holiday hangover of virtually nothing coming out. Movies: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON – We have seen a number of docudramas come out regarding the rise to fame of some of the most famous rock groups out there but the back stories of the rap world (except for maybe Eminem) have gone without any documentation. But now we get the behind-the-scenes look at one of the most famous rap groups of […]Read On »


Blu-ray and DVD titles for the week of Jan. 12, 2016

THE MARTIAN | © 2016 Fox Home Entertainment

The early weeks of the New Year aren’t that exciting normally so what we get on video isn’t normally that exciting either. However, there are still some stuff that are worthwhile checking out. Movies: THE MARTIAN – The hilarious comedy THE MARTIAN that just won for best Comedy/Musical movie at the Golden Globes makes it way to video this week. Wait, OK, let’s just be honest. There’s no way this is considered a comedy other than to get the award in the category. Are there funny moments? Definitely. Is it a comedy? Not a chance. Matt Damon stars as an […]Read On »


Blu-ray Review: NIGHTMARES

NIGHTMARES Blu-ray | ©2015 Shout! Factory

Stars: Cristina Raines, Emilio Estevez, Lance Henriksen, Richard Masur, Veronica Cartwright Writers: Christopher Crowe, Jeffrey Bloom Director: Joseph Sargent Distributor: Shout! Factory Suggested Retail Price: $29.99 Despite its uneven quality, 1983’s NIGHTMARES has been a much desired film to get a much-deserved Blu-ray release. Originally salvaging rejected scripts from the 1981 anthology TV series DARKROOM (because they were too intense), producer (and writer of three of the stories) Christopher Crowe took the scripts and transformed them into a four-part anthology film. With all anthology movies, the entries a pretty hit and miss – and the lengths vary as well – […]Read On »

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