Reviews

The Shannara Chronicles: Season One

May 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

For years, I have been calling for movie adaptations of Terry Brooks’ Shannara novels, and with the incredible success of the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” movies, not to mention the television success of “Game of Thrones”, [...]

The Finest Hours

May 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Some movies work, not because of their intricate plot twists or their epic scope, but because the story at their heart is one that connects with viewers on a much more fundamental, emotional level. This, I think, is true for “The Finest Hours,” a [...]

Mr. Selfridge: Season 4

May 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

As eagerly as I was awaiting the release of the fourth and final season of “Mr. Selfridge” on Blu-Ray, as much have I been dreading it, in a way. Knowing the story and the tragic fall from grace of this galleon-head figure, season three already [...]

Suspicion

April 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

As Warner Brothers Home Entertainment is continuing to bolster its Warner Archive Collection with Blu-Ray titles, one recent addition stood out for me — Alfred Hitchcock’s 1941 thriller “Suspicion.” Very much in the vein of “Rebecca, ” which [...]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

March 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

When “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” arrived in movie theaters, I must have been the only person not to go and see it. To be honest, at that point, I was completely Star Wars-ed out, oversaturated by the incessant advertising and promotions leading up [...]

The Richie Blackmore Story

February 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Richie Blackmore is a legend. But even though he walks the rock pantheon and has inspired countless musicians, Richie Blackmore is also a mystery. Much has been said about his escapades, his clashes with his fellow musicians, his emotional outbursts and [...]

Ant-Man

December 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

For each one of the monumental superheroes that the Marvel universe offers, there is also a superhero that is not nearly as famous and often overlooked by people who are only marginally familiar with comic books and their colorful exploits. “Ant-Man” [...]

Mr. Holmes

November 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Sherlock Holmes is hotter than ever with the boxoffice success of the Robert Downey Jr. blockbusters and the British reimagining on the TV show “Sherlock.” With “Mr. Holmes” we have yet another, very different, approach to the subject matter as [...]

The Legacy Blu-ray review

October 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

“I wonder what subtle form of manslaughter is next on the program.” Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) to Philip Vandamm (James Mason), North by Northwest In revisiting 1978’s The Legacy via Scream Factory’s new Blu-ray release, Thornhill’s darkly [...]

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

October 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

As faithful readers of this site probably know by now, “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” is one of my favorite films, and one I enjoy revisiting it over and again. I do not consider it a guilty pleasure, but the enjoyment of a true piece of cinematic art. [...]
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