The Fate of the Furious and more Blu-ray, 4K, DVD reviews for the week of July 11, 2017

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS | © 2017 Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Your weekly roundup of things out on video this week in all formats. THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS The FAST AND FURIOUS franchise is an interesting one in that it is a series of films that began mediocre, went belly up, then inexplicably rose from the ashes to become a huge, mega hit at the box office and with critics. It’s a crazy story and one that nearly never happens in Hollywood. TRANSFORMERS comes out bad, stays bad for a dozen movies even though people continue to go and see the films in the theater. FAST AND FURIOUS can actually […]Read On »

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Dorking Out Episode 51: The Mummy Dearest Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we review the first installment in Universal’s Dark Universe THE MUMMY, starring Tom Cruise. In our second segment, we’re talking about the whole messy subject of cinematic universes, the latest blockbuster trend that may or may not be fizzling out. Peter Brown from Assignment X joins us to talk about the Dark Universe, counting your movie franchise eggs before they’re hatched, Marvel’s new BLACK PANTHER trailer, and what the success of WONDER WOMAN means for the DC Universe. All of that, plus what we’re dorking out about this week, including the cancellation of SENSE8 […]Read On »

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Dorking Out – Episode 49: The Pirates of the Baywatch

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we review WAR MACHINE, starring Brad Pitt. This is Netflix’s first big attempt at blockbuster-style film making. How’d they do? We’re going to talk about that. In our second segment, we have not one BUT TWO movie reviews for you, including PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES and BAYWATCH. And finally, we end our show with what we’re dorking out about this week, including the women-only screenings of WONDER WOMAN and savor-watching, which is the anti-binge watching. We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT ABOUT TRAILERS – Episode 4: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI and THOR: RAGNAROK

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. Welcome to the fourth episode of Dorking Out About Trailers, our monthly roundtable discussion about movie trailers, co-hosted by Chris, Sonia and Peter Brown, associate editor of Assignment X. In this month’s podcast, we talk about THE LAST JEDI, THOR RAGNAROK, BABY DRIVER, ATOMIC BLONDE, THE BAD BATCH, THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD and THE MUMMY. THE LAST JEDI Predicted Rotten Tomatoes Score Sonia: 90 Peter: 95 Chris: 94 THOR RAGNAROK Predicted Rotten Tomatoes Score Sonia: 80 Peter: 75 Chris: 82 BABY DRIVER Predicted Rotten Tomatoes Score Sonia: 90 Peter: 82 Chris: 87 ATOMIC BLONDE Predicted Rotten Tomatoes Score […]Read On »

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Dorking Out – Episode 17: The Scared Of Mascots Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we talk about non-scary movies that scare us. Why is Sonia so afraid of FIELD OF DREAMS? You’ll just have to listen to find out. In our second segment, we review Christopher Guest’s new mockumentary MASCOTS, which premiered on Netflix last week. And finally, we review, well, reviews. What do we want from our reviews and our reviewers? All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week. We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us oniTunes, Stitcher and YouTube. Related: DORKING OUT – Episode […]Read On »

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LINK and POWDER soundtracks – CD Reviews

LINK soundtrack | ©2016 La La Land Records

here Jerry Goldsmith was lionized for any number of inventive, mainstream scores like BASIC INSTINCT, TOTAL RECALL and THE WIND AND THE LION, the composer had an equal knack for embodying idiosyncratic characters for movies well below the widely accepted radar like UNDER FIRE, THE SALAMANDER and THE TRAVELING EXECUTIONER. Goldsmith’s creativity flowed with noticeable enthusiasm for these soundtracks where he could show off his devilishly clever humor and emotional resonance, whether accompanying an orangutan manservant or a mystical albino. In his follow up to PSCYHO II for director Richard Franklin, Jerry Goldsmith was given the opportunity to play a not-so obviously lethal killer. Instead, […]Read On »

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HELIX: SEASON ONE Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

HELIX SEASON ONE | © 2014 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Television: HELIX: SEASON ONE – SyFy has had its fair share of winners and losers over the years with a number of interesting titles coming along but also some really bad garbage. HELIX definitely falls in the winner category. A tense, claustrophobic science fiction horror flick centering on […]Read On »

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THE LEGEND OF HERCULES Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

THE LEGEND OF HERCULES | © 2014 Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: THE LEGEND OF HERCULES – Obviously there are a lot of Hercules movies coming down the pike of late. I suppose it is a follow up to all of the superhero and God type movies that have come along of late. So why not take one of […]Read On »

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OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN | (c) 2013 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN – There were two films that came out during the summer that had to do with an attack on the White House and the president becoming a target of terrorism directly in the homeland. OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN was the first one with WHITE HOUSE […]Read On »

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OBLIVION Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

OBLIVION | (c) 2013 Universal Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: OBLIVION – Despite all the lunacy surrounding Tom Cruise off-camera activities involving religion, he’s a great actor and especially his action films are usually right on point. OBLIVION is a pretty awesome movie. It has a lot going for it including loads of originality that hasn’t been […]Read On »

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