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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi 4K Ultra HD Review
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi   13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  6/11/2019 9:33 AM EDT
It all began eleven years earlier on September 11, 2001, with the attack on United States soil that saw the deaths of over 3,000 people.  Then five weeks later Muammar Gaddafi, the deposed leader of Libya, was captured and killed near Sirte, which leads to years of unrest in the Arab state.  Warring rebel groups fought for control of the ... Read More

Captain Marvel 4K Ultra HD Review
Captain Marvel   Captain Marvel 4K Ultra HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  6/10/2019 2:33 PM EDT
It took over a decade, but Marvel has released its first female-driven superhero film, Captain Marvel, to audiences around the world this March, a month before their climactic conclusion of the final first phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.Captain Marvel takes place in the 1990s, and follows the story of Carol Danvers (Brie Lars... Read More

Double Impact Blu-ray Review
Double Impact   Double Impact Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  6/5/2019 10:17 PM EDT
Jean-Claude Van Damme (Bloodsport) was one of the top action stars of the late 1980s and early 1990s, starring in almost a dozen films in that time period alone. In 1991, he starred in Double Impact. An initial release of this title was done by Fox/MGM back in 2012, however, this release really didn't do justice for true die-hard Van Damme fans. Th... Read More

Batman & Robin 4K Ultra HD Review
Batman & Robin   Batman & Robin 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  6/5/2019 4:52 PM EDT
In 1997, two years after the monetarily successful but critically panned Batman Returns, Director Joel Schumacher (The Phantom of the Opera) helmed the fourth installment of the popular franchise, Batman & Robin.  Once again, the lead was replaced and George Clooney (Michael Clayton) stepped into the role previously held by Michael Keaton ... Read More

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

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