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Batman Forever 4K Ultra HD Review
Batman Forever   Batman Forever 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  6/4/2019 5:06 PM EDT
After the rebooted 1989 and 1992, Tim Burton-helmed Batman and Batman Returns, Director Joel Schumacher (Phone Booth) took over in 1995 with Batman Forever.  The film, which also saw the departure of Michael Keaton (Spotlight) in favor of Val Kilmer (Top Gun) as the Caped Crusader, was one of the top-grossing movies of the year.  It solid... Read More

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Blu-ray Review
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan   Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  6/4/2019 4:32 PM EDT
When author Tom Clancy introduced Jack Ryan to the world it was only a matter of time before the character would be portrayed in other forms of media. In 1990 the character was first brought to the big screen in Hunt For Red October and since its inception, The Jack Ryan franchise has had a number of different leads including Alec Baldwin (Bos... Read More

Batman vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4K Ultra HD Review
Batman vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles   Batman vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4K Ultra HD Review
(Joey R Mannon)  6/4/2019 3:02 PM EDT
In today's world of combining big acts for even bigger theatrics, this delightful pairing of the stoic Batman and the fun-loving Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is sure to entertain fans both new and old. While admittedly initially dubious upon hearing the premise, I found the film very clever and enjoyable. The dialogue and action scenes are very wel... Read More

The Natural 4K Ultra HD Review
The Natural   The Natural 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  6/4/2019 12:29 PM EDT
Thirty-five years ago director Barry Levinson (Rain Man) adapted Bernard Malamud's 1952 novel into a major motion picture entitled The Natural.  For fans of America's pastime – baseball – the story is a beautiful telling of the game and life from one player's view.  For anyone else, it is a tale of human nature, triumph agains... Read More

Batman Returns 4K Ultra HD Review
Batman Returns   Batman Returns 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  6/3/2019 5:07 PM EDT
After the success of 1989's Batman and Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands) and Michael Keaton's (Spotlight) ability to reboot and reinvigorate the entire franchise, Warner Bros. continued with a second installment in 1992 called Batman Returns. The darker, more sinister vibe that Burton brought to the story appealed to fans and mere moviegoers alike a... Read More

Gloria Bell Blu-ray Review
Gloria Bell   Gloria Bell Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  6/3/2019 3:16 PM EDT
A film called Gloria premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.  Co-written and directed by Sebastian Lelio, the movie went on to become an Oscar Nominee for Best Foreign Language film and earned praise for both Lelio and leading actress, Paulina Garcia (The Desert Bride).  The film was redone in English in 2019 (titled Gl... Read More

Batman 4K Ultra HD Review
Batman   Batman 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  6/2/2019 6:18 PM EDT
Batman first appeared in DC Comics 80 years ago.  Over the years he has been referred to as the Dark Knight, the Caped Crusader and even, the World's Greatest Detective. In 1966 he first appeared on television portrayed by Adam West and ran for three seasons. There were also two movies that were made in the 1940s.  Then in 1989 Tim Burton... Read More

Tomorrow Man Theatrical Review
Tomorrow Man   Tomorrow Man Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  5/31/2019 11:36 AM EDT
Once upon a time I actually thought great actors and great acting could make any film work. Then, I grew up and figured out that only a great story can make a film great, no matter how good the actors in it may be. Without a compelling script that captures the audience from the start and continues to hold them through to the end, all you're left wi... Read More

Rocketman Theatrical Review
Rocketman   Rocketman Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  5/30/2019 2:39 PM EDT
What can you say about a movie that tries to totally capture the formative years of a ROCK GOD?A film that covers his childhood (I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues), his partnership (Daniel), his rise to fame (Honky Cat), his fame (Pinball Wizard), his relationships (Don't Go Breakin' My Heart), his addictions (Crocodile Rock), h... Read More

Ma Theatrical Review
Ma   Ma Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  5/29/2019 4:02 PM EDT
Kids can be cruel.  The concept is not new and high school bullying can leave scars that last a lifetime.  For many, it builds character and changes who they are as a person.  It makes them emotionally stronger, tougher and hopefully less cruel towards others themselves.  Most grow up to be fairly well-adjusted adults but someti... Read More

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