A MOST WANTED MAN Blu-ray Review

     February 6, 2015

A Checkan Muslim named Grigoriy Dobrygin (Issa Karpov) illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where we learn from an opening card was once the home of several 9/11 masterminds.  The city has become especially vigilant since its worldwide embarrassment at having been …

KICK-ASS 2 Blu-ray Review

     February 6, 2015

Continuing the story not far from where the original Kick-Ass left off, the sequel Kick-Ass 2 finds its hero (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) teaming up with a group of ordinary citizens looking to rid the street of the criminal element.  Meanwhile, the …

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS PART 1 Blu-ray Review

     February 6, 2015

Warner Premiere has some large shoes to fill with its adaptation of The Dark Knight Returns Part 1.  Frank Miller’s graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns is considered by many to be the defining Batman story (neck-in-neck with Miller’s other …

TOTAL RECALL: Mind-Bending Edition Blu-ray Review

     February 6, 2015

Sony’s move to release one of the greatest science fiction action films ever made on blu-ray just around the time they put out their all-flash-and-no-substance remake in theaters may only prove to be more of a backfire than anything else.  …

YOUR HIGHNESS DVD Review

     February 10, 2015

Your Highness, set in the medieval days of knights, dragons and sorcerers tells the story of two brothers.  Fabious (James Franco) is the quintessential debonair prince, prone to victory in innumerable death-defying quests and feats.  His brother Thadeous (Danny McBride) …

13 ASSASSINS DVD Review

     February 10, 2015

Set in 19th century feudal Japan, 13 Assassins is the story of well, thirteen assassins who are recruited to take out a sadistic overlord named Naritsugu (Goro Inagaki) before he finds protection with another clan and continues his spree of …

AMERICAN GRAFFITI Special Edition DVD Review

     February 10, 2015

Back when he made good movies, and just prior to leaving an indelible impression on the cinematic landscape with Star Wars, George Lucas co-wrote and directed a low-budget masterpiece called American Graffiti. An ensemble nostalgia film that takes place over …

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: The Fifth and Final Season DVD Review

     February 10, 2015

One of network primetime’s greatest series closes out with an incredibly strong season.  The critically-lauded (but underwatched) Friday Night Lights takes its final bow with all the grace, eloquence and emotion that gave it such a devoted fanbase through its …

MIDDLE MEN Blu-ray Review

     February 6, 2015

Loaded with sex, drugs, violence and nudity, Middle Men is the “inspired by” true story of Jack Harris (Luke Wilson), a Texas businessman (and family man) who is called in to serve as a company fixer for a couple of …