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Monday, August 20, 2018

Breaking In Blu-ray Review

Reviewed by Jami Ferguson
The Universal Pictures Home Entertainment release, Breaking In is now available on Blu-ray and digital copy. Gabrielle Union stars in the action-packed thriller, as a mom who will stop at nothing to break into her late father’s home when her children are locked inside with a gang of intruders. The Blu-ray includes an unrated director’s cut and was shot with handheld cameras intended to keep the viewer on the edge of their seat. See what happens when one unassuming mother is separated from her children. Even the hardened criminals can’t imagine the lengths a mom will go to when the stand between a mom and her kids.

The Nightmare Before Christmas 25th Anniversary Edition Arrives on Blu-ray Sept. 2

In “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” Jack Skellington (singing voice of Elfman and speaking voice of Chris Sarandon), Halloweentown’s beloved Pumpkin King, is bored with the same old annual scare-and-scream routine and longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his newfound obsession puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere. Jack is surrounded by a creepy and captivating cast of characters, including Sally (voice of Catherine O’Hara), a resourceful rag doll that has trouble fitting in, like her good friend Jack; mad scientist Dr. Finklestein (voice of William Hickey); the two-faced Mayor of Halloweentown (voice of Glenn Shadix); Oogie Boogie (voice of Ken Page), a rambling, gambling bag of bugs; and Lock (voice of Paul Reubens), one in a trio of trick-or-treating troublemakers.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War 4K Ultra HD Review

Reviewed by Sean Ferguson
In Avengers: Infinity War, members from every MCU franchise must sacrifice like never before in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. The film stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Don Cheadle as Colonel James Rhodes/War Machine, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Paul Bettany as Vision, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Peter Dinklage as Eitri, Benedict Wong as Wong, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Dave Bautista as Drax, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, with Benicio Del Toro as The Collector, with Josh Brolin as Thanos, and Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Good Place: The Complete Second Season DVD Review

Reviewed by Allie Schembra
Everything is still fine. Just fine. From the outrageous mind of Michael Schur, executive producer of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Parks and Recreation comes the sidesplitting second season of the award-winning comedy starring Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars) and Ted Danson (Cheers). After Michael’s disastrous attempt to torture Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason for eternity goes belly-up. Eleanor and the gang are rebooted and Michael revises his plan to keep his torture subjects separate. Only now, Michael’s soul is on the line, as his boss, Shawn, won’t allow another attempt. 

Friday, July 27, 2018

A Quiet Place 4K Ultra HD Review

Reviewed by Jami Ferguson
Director John Krasinski’s gripping thriller is now available to own on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD and digital copy. When a creature hunts by sounds, man must learn to be quiet. A quiet place follows a husband and wife trying to protect their children from certain death. The film, which earned a 95% fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes, is unlike any other horror/thriller you’ve seen. With little dialogue, it’s no wonder this was described as “mind-blowingly tense (Isaac Feldberg, The Boston Globe).

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Arrives on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on September 18th!

Building on the wonder and adventure that has mesmerized audiences worldwide, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom continues one of the most thrilling series in movie history with an adventure 65 million years in the making, captivating audiences of all ages with a stunning new chapter filled and more dinosaurs than any other Jurassic film. Stars Chris Pratt (Jurassic World, Guardians of the Galaxy franchise) and Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World, Pete’s Dragon) return as Owen Grady and Claire Dearing with original cast members Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park, Thor: Ragnarok) and BD Wong (Jurassic World, “Law and Order: SVU”) reprising their iconic roles. Bring home the non-stop adventure, learn the incredible twist, and find out what happens when the park is gone.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story Arrives on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on September 25!

Lucasfilm’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” directed by Academy Award®–winning filmmaker Ron Howard—the creator of unforgettable films, such as “A Beautiful Mind,” “Apollo 13,” “Parenthood” and “Splash”—took moviegoers on this summer’s wildest ride with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy, Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich). The action-packed journey explores Han’s first encounters with future friend and copilot Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and notorious gambler Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover), as well as his adventure-filled past alongside fellow street thief Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke) and career criminal Beckett (Woody Harrelson).

Barry: Season 1 Digital HD Review

Reviewed by Allie Schembra
Three-time Emmy-nominee Bill Hader (SNL) stars in the critically acclaimed dark comedy series, Barry: Season 1, available for Digital Download on June 18th. Cast regulars also include Henry Winkler (Royal Pains), Stephen Root (True Blood), Sarah Goldberg (Hindsight), Glenn Fleshler (True Detective), and Anthony Carrigan (Gotham). Barry (Hader) is a depressed hitman from the Midwest, and while on a job in Los Angeles, he follows his mark into an acting class and has a career epiphany when he discovers the intoxicating world of theater acting. Instantly drawn to the class and students, Barry is eager to leave his lonely, cold-hearted job behind, but as he attempts to start a new life in LA, his criminal ties won’t let him walk away, forcing him to find a balance between both worlds. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers, and Avengers: Age of Ultron Are Headed for 4K UHD & Blu-ray August 14

In Avengers: Infinity War, members from every MCU franchise must sacrifice like never before in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. The film stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Don Cheadle as Colonel James Rhodes/War Machine, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Paul Bettany as Vision, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Peter Dinklage as Eitri, Benedict Wong as Wong, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Dave Bautista as Drax, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, with Benicio Del Toro as The Collector, with Josh Brolin as Thanos, and Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Unsane Blu-ray Review

Reviewed by Allie Schembra
Academy Award-Winning director Steven Soderbergh plunges audiences into the suspense and drama of a resilient woman’s fight to reclaim her freedom even as she risks her own sanity. Still scarred from the trauma of being terrorized by a stalker, Sawyer Valentini (Claire Foy, The Crown) receives treatments at the HIgland Creek Behavioral Center. However, shortly after she unwittingly commits herself to the mental institution and is unable to leave, she catches sight of a facility staffer who, she is convinced, is actually her stalker. But is he real or a product of her delusion?
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