MOANA highlights Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases for March 7, 2017

MOANA |© 2017 Disney Home Video

Your guide to some of the new releases that are out this week. Catching up on many of the titles that I missed while being sick … plus new stuff that arrived. MOANA – Hard to go wrong with any Disney film these days. It seems they always knock it out of the park and that’s the case with MOANA, a wonderful and beautiful film about coming of age, magic and wonder. While most Disney animated titles are usually beautiful, MOANA is that much more because of the great variety of colors from the clear blue ocean to the vivid […]Read On »

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THE BEST SCORES OF 2016 – Part One

ARRIVAL soundtrack | ©2016 Deutsche Grammophon

THE BEST SCORES OF 2016 ARRIVAL  (Johann Johannsson / Deutsche Grammophon) An Icelander whose intensely psychological, yet still melodically accessible modernist scores like PRISONERS and SICARIO speak in alien languages of subsonic strings and nerve-chilling brass at last gets his actual close encounter as he translates the Rorschach Test language of obelisk / monolith dwelling inter-dimensional deities here. Johannsson brilliantly captures both a sense of wonder and fear with beholding the mind-boggling, verbally-scrambled unknown as whale cry motifs join with alternately moaning and chattering voices, backed by a strong orchestral sound that serves as a powerful universal musical translator in a way that’s […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 23: The ALLIED with MOANA edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we review Disney 56th animated movie MOANA with David Tracy, communications director of Chaos Group and the co-host of Old Movies, New Beer and Sonia’s better half, and Juan Uriarte, host of the Instant Ramen podcast. Then David and Juan stick around to discuss about the state of Disney animation. Do they still make ‘em like they used to? We talk about that. In our third segment, we review the new World War II spy drama ALLIED, starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week, including the ratings […]Read On »

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