Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Greatest Showman Blu-ray Review

Reviewed by Jami Ferguson
If, like me, you’ve forgotten that Zac Efron can sing – The Greatest Showman is here to remind you. The musical about P.T. Barnum and the origins of the circus, is now available to own on various formats. Although I was not fortunate enough to receive a 4K UHD copy to review, I could not be more pleased with the Blu-ray. The film won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song and was nominated for other Golden Globes and Academy Awards. 

Hurricane Heist Arrives on 4K Ultra HD and Bllu-ray on June 5th

Directed by Rob Cohen, the director of high-adrenaline action blockbusters The Fast and the FuriousxXx, and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, this edge-of-your-seat action-thriller showcases some of the craziest action sequences in recent cinematic history. Starring in the film are Toby Kebbell (War for the Planet of the ApesKong: Skull IslandGold), Maggie Grace (Taken series, The Choice, TV’s “Lost”), and Ryan Kwanten (TV’s “True Blood,” “The Oath”). A perfect storm of action is unleashed in this high-powered action-thriller. As a massive hurricane builds, criminals infiltrate a U.S. Mint facility. Their plan: to steal $600 million and escape using a Category 5 hurricane as cover. But a treasury agent and a storm chaser have a plan of their own, desperately racing against time—and the hurricane—to save the hostages and stop the thieves before their town is reduced to rubble.

Braven Blu-ray Review

Reviewed by Jami Ferguson
When Joe (Jason Momoa) and his father (Stephen Lang) arrive at their remote hunting cabin, they’re hoping for a quiet weekend. What they find is a stash of heroin, hidden in the cabin by drug traffickers. When the criminals suddenly descend upon the cabin, Joe and his father must make a kill-or-be-killed stand for survival. As the patriarch of the Braven family he will defend his family against skilled attackers that have come to collect a bounty he doesn’t know he has. The film just released on Blu-ray with digital code but can also be seen on DVD or on demand.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Suburbicon Blu-ray Review

Reviewed by Allie Schembra

From Director George Clooney, the small idyllic town of Suburbicon is the perfect place for Gardner Ladge (Academy Award Winner Matt Damon) to make a home. But beneath this tranquil surface list a disturbing reality, where nothing is as it seems. When a break-in leads to the shocking murder of his wife, Gardner must navigate the town’s underbelly of deceit and violence to protect his family from further harm. Academy Award winner Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac also star in this darkly comedic, suspenseful thriller “full of twists and turns.”

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Black Panther Arrives on Blu-ray and 4K on May 15th!

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” the highly celebrated story of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), a young African prince who takes on the mantle of King and Super Hero, has thrilled and inspired generations of moviegoers around the globe. Now, fans can bring home the phenomenon, packed with light-hearted fun, pulse-pounding action and a powerful message, and watch it over and over again, Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere on May 8 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on May 15. With both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos immersive sound, 4K Ultra HD offers consumers a transformative viewing experience.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Blu-ray Review

Reviewed by Jami Ferguson
When four high-school kids discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of--Jumanji--they are immediately drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the avatars they chose: gamer Spencer becomes a brawny adventurer (Dwayne Johnson); football jock Fridge loses (in his words) "the top two feet of his body" and becomes an Einstein (Kevin Hart); popular girl Bethany becomes a middle-aged male professor (Jack Black); and wallflower Martha becomes a badass warrior (Karen Gillan). What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji--you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves--or they’ll be stuck in the game forever...

Friday, March 23, 2018

Lady and the Tramp - The Walt Disney Signature Collection Blu-ray Review

Reviewed by Sean Ferguson
As one of the greatest love stories ever told, Lady and the Tramp is sure to melt the hearts of generations with its beloved characters, brilliant animation, memorable music and sweet sentiment. The animated treasure tells the story of Lady, a lovingly pampered cocker spaniel, and Tramp, a freewheeling mutt with a heart of gold. Through the Signature Collection edition, viewers can relive the pair’s thrilling adventures, sing along with the film’s unforgettable songs like “Bella Notte,” and swoon over one of the most memorable movie moments of all time—the iconic scene in which Lady and Tramp share a plate of spaghetti and an accidental kiss.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Downsizing 4K Ultra HD Review

Reviewed by Allie Schembra
From Academy Award winner, Alexander Payne (The Descendants, Nebraska), comes the hilarious film that delivers big comedy… and small Matt Damon. When scientists find a way to shrink humans to five inches tall, Paul Safranek (Academy Award Winner, Matt Damon), and his wife, Audrey (Kristen Wiig), decide to ditch their stress out lives in order to get small and live large in a luxurious downsized community. Filled with life-changing adventures and endless possibilities, Leisureland offers more than riches, as Paul discovers a whole new world and realizes that we are meant for something bigger. Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) also stars in the film hailed by critics as “tremendously entertaining” and “truly original.”

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Pitch Perfect 3 4K Ultra HD Review

Reviewed by Jami Ferguson
Now graduated from college, realizing it takes more than a cappella to get by, all the Bellas return in the final chapter in the beloved series. After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there are no job prospects for making music with only your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for a European USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time. As the posters read, its “Last Call, Pitches” for the Pitch Perfect Franchise.  The film is available on 4K Ultra HD with Blu-ray and digital copy included and contains a healthy list of extras.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Thor: Ragnarok 4K Ultra HD Review

Reviewed by Sean Ferguson
In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his home world and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela (Cate Blanchett). But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) – and grapple with his silver-tongued adopted brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the fierce warrior Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and the eccentric Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum).
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