MALEFICENT Blu-ray Review

     December 29, 2014

If there’s one thing Disney doesn’t understand, it’s outsiders.  The company ethos embraces a “hooray for everything” approach, seeking to unify all races, colors and creeds beneath his all-encompassing mouse ears.  That’s actually not a knock, and when dealing with …

10 Musicals for People Who Hate Musicals

     December 27, 2014

Musicals used to be one of Hollywood’s staples, but they’ve fallen out of fashion lately: relegated to Disney animated features and the occasional prestige project like Les Miserables.  Their surprising status on the sidelines may help explain why for every …

Stanley Kubrick: The Masterpiece Collection Blu-ray Review

     December 13, 2014

Is that the sound of double-dipping?  Oh right, it must be Warner Bros with another extraneous Blu-ray set.  Having already released a terrific Stanley Kubrick collection in 2011, they now hit us with a bigger, sexier box set… with one …

UHF 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review

     November 27, 2014

Now here’s a real cinematic oddity.  You can describe UHF in any number of ways: hubristic misfire, beloved cult classic, amiable shaggy dog as harmless as it is corny.  All of them apply, and in fact the stories surrounding the …

BATMAN: The Complete TV Series Blu-ray Review

     November 11, 2014

Christian Bale, most would say, made an incredible Batman.  Long-time fans of the character also champion Kevin Conroy, who voiced the Caped Crusader through numerous animated incarnations.  Michael Keaton’s turn is deeply underrated, that kid on Gotham is doing yeoman’s …