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'God of War' review: Papa Kratos learns parenting not for faint-hearted

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:22:31 -0400

The Greek god-slayer Kratos moves to the Nordic realms to battle a new set of deities and deal with the scariest entity of all, his young son, in the epic God of War (Sony Computer Entertainment and Santa Monica Studio, rated Mature, $59.99, reviewed on PlayStation 4).

This massive reboot ...




Blu-ray reviews: 'The Sandlot' and 'Up in Smoke'

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:52:45 -0400

Here's a pair of classic films celebrating anniversaries with releases in the Blu-ray format.

The Sandlot: 25th Anniversary Edition (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, rated PG, 101 minutes, 2.39:1 aspect ratio, $7.49) — Director David Mickey Evans' "A Christmas Story" of summer movies returns to the high-definition format to deliver ...




'The Greatest Showman' 4K UHD review

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 17:31:39 -0400

In his directorial debut, Michael Gracey took movie audiences on a blockbuster musical journey inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum. Starring Hugh Jackman as the "prince of humbug," The Greatest Showman (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, rated PG, 105 minutes, 2.39:1 aspect ratio, $39.99) dances to home theaters with ...




Zadzooks: 'Far Cry 5' review (PS4)

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 20:51:49 -0400

Gamers looking for a guerilla-style fight to reclaim part of America can battle within a realistically crafted and massive landscape in the first-person shooter Far Cry 5: Deluxe Edition (Ubisoft Montreal, rated Mature, reviewed on PlayStation 4, $69.99).

The latest adventure to the popular, free-roaming, open-world franchise takes on ...




Blu-ray reviews: 'The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special' & 'Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash'

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 17:55:24 -0400

Here's a look at a few animated laugh-fests now available in the Blu-ray format.

The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who's Walking (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, rated TV-MA, 22 minutes, 1.78:1 aspect ratio, $19.99) — After I officially declared my favorite AMC post-apocalyptic zombie series had jumped the shark ...




Blu-ray & DVD TV reviews: 'The Good Fight: Season One' and 'The Handmaid's Tale: Season One'

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 17:39:52 -0400

Here's a look at a few adult-themed, television series now available in the DVD or Blu-ray format.

The Good Fight: Season One (Paramount/CBS Home Entertainment, not rated, 491 minutes, 1.78:1 aspect ratio, $33.99) — Fans of the critically acclaimed and now defunct legal drama "The Good Wife" were able to ...




'Star Wars: Episode VIII -- The Last Jedi, Ultimate Collector's Edition' 4K Ultra HD review

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 18:45:29 -0400

Another billion-dollar blockbuster chronicling George Lucas' galaxy far, far away moves from movie to home theaters to unleash a nearly perfect ultra-high definition experience in Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi, Ultimate Collector's Edition (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, rated PG-13, 152 minutes, 2.39:1 aspect ratio, $29.99).

Director ...




'The Dark Crystal: Anniversary Edition' 4K Ultra HD review

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:45:06 -0400

A truly epic, 1980s fantasy adventure from a pair of master puppeteers returns for fans to celebrate through the newly digitally restored, ultra-high definition version of The Dark Crystal: Anniversary Edition (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, rated PG, 93 minutes, 2.39:1 aspect ratio, $30.99).

The late Jim Henson and Yoda's best ...




'The Shape of Water' 4K Ultra HD review

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:28:30 -0400

Guillermo del Toro’s mature fairytale debuts in ultra-high definition to give movie lovers a chance to relive his Academy Award-winning masterpiece in The Shape of Water (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, rated R, 123 minutes, 1.85:1 aspect ratio, $39.99).

This slightly macabre romance set in Baltimore, right in the middle ...




'Justice League' 4K UHD review: Visual upgrade can't save predictable story

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 18:22:06 -0400

I have waited a lifetime for a great live-action movie starring DC Comics’ mightiest team of heroes. Well, after watching the debut of Justice League (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, rated PG-13, 121 minutes, 1.85:1 aspect ratio, $29.99) in ultra-high definition splendor, I’m unfortunately going to have wait longer.

I'll admit ...




Blu-ray reviews: 'I, Tonya' and ' Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:23:50 -0400

Here's a look at some Academy Award-winning movies recently released on the Blu-ray format.

I, Tonya (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, rated R, 115 minutes, 2.39:1 aspect ratio, $34.98) — Normal humans cringe when remembering the fiasco surrounding the 1994 Winter Olympic Games that started when contender Nancy Kerrigan got whacked ...




'Thor: Ragnarok' 4K UHD review - Hilarious pop art homage with a chatty Hulk

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 14:45:37 -0500

Marvel Comics' God of Thunder once again blockbustered his way into the hearts of movie audiences late last year with his third, live-action movie outing.

He now arrives in the ultra-high definition, home theater realm for fans to savor his wildest adventure in Thor: Ragnarok, Cinematic Universe Edition (Walt Disney ...




'Darkest Hour' review (Blu-ray)

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 18:26:07 -0500

Gary Oldman’s Academy Award-nominated performance as Winston Churchill debuts in the high definition format in Darkest Hour (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, rated PG-13, 125 minutes, 1.85:1 aspect ratio, $34.98).

Director Joe Wright offers a historically infused, wartime drama tracking the first five weeks of Britain's inspirational prime minister as Nazi ...




'Coco' review (4K UHD)

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 17:56:20 -0500

Pixar's latest animated blockbuster celebrating family, traditions, dreams and song bursts onto the ultra-high definition format in Coco (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, rated PG, 105 minutes, 2.39:1 aspect ratio, $29.99).

This love letter to Mexican culture highlights the wild adventure of a 12-year-old boy named Miguel (voiced by Anthony ...




Blu-ray reviews: 'The Foreigner' and 'Geostorm'

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 17:56:47 -0500

Here's a look at a pair of man-made disaster films now available in the Blu-ray format featuring a one-man army and one man's dangerous invention.

The Foreigner (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, rated R, 114 minutes, 2.39:1 aspect ratio, $34.98) — One father's obsession against the loss of his only remaining ...




'Daddy's Home 2' review (4K UHD)

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:13:23 -0500

An unnecessary sequel to a 2015, amusing, male-centric comedy gets ported over to the ultra-high definition format to feature its stars' age lines in Daddy's Home 2 (Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment, rated PG-13, 110 minutes, 1.78:1 aspect ratio, $34.99).

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg returns as Brad Whitaker and Dusty ...




'Wonder' review (4K UHD)

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:35:07 -0500

Director Stephen Chbosky adaptation of R.J. Palacio acclaimed children's novel tugged at the heart strings of moviegoers last year and will now cause comparable reactions for home entertainment viewers in the ultra-high definition debut of Wonder (Lionsgate Home Entertainment, rated PG, 113 minutes, 2.40:1 aspect ratio, $42.99).

In the story, ...




DVD TV reviews: 'Duckman: The Complete Series' and 'Martin & Lewis Gift Set'

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:02:41 -0500

Here's a look at a few classic television series now available in the DVD format.

Duckman: The Complete Series (CBS/Paramount Home Entertainment, not rated, 1,575 minutes, 1.33:1 aspect ratio, $34.99) — Everett Peck's comic book series starring a cigarette-smoking, sexually aggressive, anthropomorphic duck was perfect fodder for an adult animated ...




Blu-ray reviews: 'The Deuce: The Complete First Season' and 'Homeland: The Complete Sixth Season'

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:45:09 -0500

Here's a look at a few adult-themed, cable-television series now available in the Blu-ray format.

The Deuce: The Complete First Season (HBO Home Entertainment, rated TV-MA, 500 minutes, 1.78:1 aspect ratio, $59.99) — Creators David Simon and George Pelecanos (both from "The Wire" and "Treme") offered HBO viewers an urban ...




Blu-ray reviews: 'Hellraiser: Judgment' and 'Hellraiser: Limited Edition Steelbook'

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:25:54 -0500

Pinhead and his gruesome Cenobites are back in a pair of movies recently released to Blu-ray.

Hellraiser: Limited Edition Steelbook (MVD Entertainment Group, rated R, 93 minutes, 1.85:1 aspect ratio, $39.95) — Creator Clive Barker's 1987 grotesque tale of murder that introduces creatures from an alternate dimension returns to Blu-ray, ...