Blu-ray/DVD Review: LOVE & MERCY

LOVE AND MERCY Blu-ray | ©2015 Lionsgate

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti Writers: Owen Moverman and Michael Alan Lerner, based on the life of Brian Wilson Director: Bill Pohlad Distributor: Lionsgate Home Entertainment Release Date: Blu-ray/DVD, September 15, 2015 By all accounts – including the one in this film – the life of Beach Boys’ founding member Brian Wilson, one of the most influential singer/songwriters of the twentieth century, was and is a complex affair. A single feature film of normal running time wouldn’t be able to tell Wilson’s story in linear fashion. LOVE & MERCY, which was released theatrically last […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DRAGON BLADE

DRAGON BLADE movie poster | ©2015 Lionsgate

Rating: R Stars: Jackie Chan, John Cusack, Adrien Brody, Siwon Choi, Mika Wang, Lin Peng, Jozef Liu Waite Writer: Daniel Lee Director: Daniel Lee, action director, Jackie Chan Distributor: Lionsgate Release Date: September 4, 2015 Unlikely as it sounds, there really is, or at least was, a Chinese city with a Roman name along China’s famous Silk Road (Google “Chinese city Roman name” for verification). Writer/director Daniel Lee and executive producer/action director/star Jackie Chan have taken this historical nugget and run with it. The result is DRAGON BLADE, a compact epic that espouses peace and interracial/international harmony while engaging in […]Read On »

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PROMETHEUS Highlights this week in Blu-ray and DVD Releases

Prometheus | (c) 2012 Fox 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 PROMETHEUS – If you are a fan of any of the ALIEN movies, specifically the first two, then PROMETHEUS just from the premise alone holds interest and if you are a fanboy or girl, it is something that you have yearned for since LB426 was nuked (it […]Read On »

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DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX Highlights last week in Blu-ray and DVD Releases

THE LORAX | (c) 2012 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: DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX – Some of the adaptations of the DR. SEUSS children’s books have been pretty good (THE GRINCH) and pretty bad (THE CAT IN THE HAT), luckily THE LORAX is actually animated, which seems to always make things better. Here the basic plot elements […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE RAVEN

THE RAVEN | (c) 2012 Relativity Media

Rating: R Stars: John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson, Kevin R. McNally, Oliver Jackson-Cohen Writers: Ben Livingston & Hannah Shakespeare Director: James McTeigue Distributor: Relativity Media Release Date: April 27, 2012  There is a staple of detective police series, where some unhinged reader/viewer stages crimes described in fiction and/or film, and the author – after being ruled out as a suspect – is brought in to help with the investigation. This has been done relatively recently on BONES and CASTLE (both shows with mystery writer protagonists), the SCREAM movies, the Dirty Harry movie THE DEAD POOL, et cetera. […]Read On »

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Blu-ray and DVD picks of the week including CONTAGION

CONTAGION | © 2012 Warner Home Video

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 CONTAGION – Call the OUTBREAK of the modern era but with a crapload more depressing situations that come along with what would happen if a devastating pandemic sweeps the globe and wipes out a considerable amount of the population. Told in a format similar to other films […]Read On »

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