OldIf your maitre d’s offer of free private access to a secluded beach that you will share with only a few select fellow guests seems too good to be true, it’s probably because it is. ...

Star Wars: Episode V - The EMpire Strikes Back

The greatest sequel ever made… There. Done… Oh, you want more? All right then. Star Wars changed cinema forever. Some say to its detriment. Its penetration into the world’s lexicon was all encompassing. It was in everyone’s vernacular after 1977, and made the left of field auteur George Lucas the ...

Blastfighter: Special EditionWhen Italians do American-styled action flicks, they usually hit the stereotypes AND the action a hell of a lot harder than we do.  Thought First Blood was a tough watch, especially when the entire town gets blown the hell up?  Think again.  Because Blastfighter, directed by Lamberto Bava ...

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New HopeStar Wars’ new caretakers, Disney, have gone to painstaking work to be able to release this series of films for the first time in 4K. After purchasing the franchise from George Lucas, acquiring 20th Century Fox, and continuing the Star Wars saga with (so far) 5 new ...

Jungle Trap/Run Coyote RunThe new comedy starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson called The Hustle is an almost identical remake of the 1988 classic comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels which starred Michael Caine and Steve Martin - itself a remake of Marlon Brando’s Bedtime Story. I say “almost” because  ...

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)If one of the final moments of director J. J. Abrams Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker - two lightsabers sinking into the sands of Tattooine - hits you rather hollow, it is by the director’s choice.  The Skywalker Saga is over with this film, but what’s shocking is that it really doesn’t feel ...

Event Horizon: Collector's EditionIt is the year 2047 and, somewhere near Neptune, a missing research vessel has reappeared.  It is up to the rescue ship, Lewis & Clark, to investigate its sudden reappearance and, with vital signs detected and a chill in the air, it is confirmed that what is on board is definitely not human ...

1917 (2019)Filmmaker Sam Mendes gets down and personal with his new film, 1917 about two young British soldiers sent on an impossible mission to save hundreds of their fellow soldiers. Though largely fictionalized, his tale comes from an actual account told by his paternal grandfather who served in the ...

RAD: 4K SteelBook (1986)Maybe you've heard of The Karate Kid.  Sure, sure, but nothing KICKS ASS like the gleam and determination of RAD . . . and, yes, that's entertainment that is in ALL CAPS!  ...

Black Christmas (2019)The latest iteration of Bob Clark’s ultra-gory yule tide slasher, Black Christmas, promises a modern take on the cult horror classic that stoked the fears of every sorority girl back in 1974  ...

She's the Man

“I can do this. I am a dude! I am a hunky dude! I’m a badass hunky dude!” It seems impossible.  It’s borderline unreal, but - according to the cursed calendar hanging on the wall - it has been 15 years since Amanda Bynes pretended to be a boy so that she could play soccer in the hilarious and endearingly sweet ...

Harriet (2019)There’s a shocking, telling moment late in the movie Harriet (2019). Referring to a group of escaped slaves, the villain Gideon (Joe Elwyn) calls them “three bucks and a female with foal.” Of course, he does much worse throughout the movie. But that ...

Warning from Space (1956)GIANT STARFISH FROM SPACE!  Holy crap, humans!  Run for your lives!  These baggy-suited martians with eyes where their stomachs ought to be might just tickle you to death  ...

An American Werewolf in LondonI’ll start this review with a question. 4K has been out for a few years now, and although this reviewer has only recently dipped into this new resolution, I wonder why companies like Arrow are still going to the effort of releasing restored definitive and feature-laden movies from days gone by, at scanned  ...

Don't Panic (1987)Move over, Jason!  There’s a new Boogeyman on the block and his name is . . . Virgil!  Now, doesn’t that put the fear of God in you?!  The filmmakers of this so-bad-its-not-really-good-at-all horror film were kind of banking on that draw.  Oops.  Virgil the ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period?  Well, ...

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