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Blinded by the Light Blu-ray Review
Blinded by the Light   Blinded by the Light Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  11/19/2019 8:57 AM EST
I read a quote somewhere…"Music is heard with the ears, understood with the heart" and I thought how true that statement was.  There are so many styles of music worldwide but we don't always need to understand the language the song is sung in to sense that the lyrics are speaking to us personally. From Country to Rap to Heavy ... Read More

Robocop Blu-ray Review
Robocop   Robocop Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  11/18/2019 5:07 PM EST
In 1987 I was not ready for RoboCop. By then I had already experienced more than my share of Horror, Sci-Fi and Action films. Sitting in that darkened theater with my friends, watching the hyper-violent, and frenetically paced movie, I was struck by how it had so much more to say than just 'look at how bloody I am!'  RoboCop was making... Read More

Good Boys Blu-ray Review
Good Boys   Good Boys Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  11/12/2019 7:49 PM EST
Middle school…the hormones, the bullying, the embarrassing situations that lurk behind every corner.  Walking that fine line between childhood and young adult can be difficult to navigate, which is why there have been numerous films highlighting the trials and tribulations of that tumultuous time in one's life.  Of course, none... Read More

The Peanut Butter Falcon Blu-ray Review
The Peanut Butter Falcon   The Peanut Butter Falcon Blu-ray Review
(Judith Raymer)  11/11/2019 9:07 PM EST
Is awards season here yet?  I know. I know. It's not enough that we welcome Thanksgiving and Christmas along with Halloween.  Now, I'm rushing us to nominations. The Peanut Butter Falcon, however, has some strong award contending performances.  Where to even begin…Touted as "a modern Mark Twain style adventure tale...a tw... Read More

The Art of Racing in the Rain Blu-ray Review
The Art of Racing in the Rain   The Art of Racing in the Rain Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  11/6/2019 11:19 AM EST
In 2008 author Garth Stein's third novel, The Art of Racing in the Rain, was published and sat on the New York Times Bestseller list for 156 weeks. In 2009 Universal Pictures bought the rights and planned for Patrick Dempsey (Grey's Anatomy) to play the main character of Enzo but the movie never had a director attached and was never ma... Read More

Universal Soldier 4K Ultra HD Review
Universal Soldier   Universal Soldier 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  11/4/2019 9:31 PM EST
The 1980s and early 1990s saw a growth in action films in the United States; a trend that seems to have continued well into recent years.  Stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator), Sylvester Stallone (Rocky, Rambo) and Bruce Willis (Die Hard) were becoming household names.  Car chases, gunfights, and hand to hand combat were the ... Read More

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Blu-ray Review
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark   Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  11/4/2019 5:13 PM EST
PG-13 horror movies, always conjure up images of milquetoast monsters, bloodless kill- scenes, and plots which cater to an, at best, immature audience. I know this seems like a seriously gross generalization, and perhaps it is a tad judgmental, but I have been to too many of them to think otherwise. Or have I! This is not the case with Scary S... Read More

Red Heat 4K Ultra HD Review
Red Heat   Red Heat 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  10/29/2019 11:55 PM EST
In the 1980s the United States was engrossed in a couple of wars – The Cold War and the War on Drugs.  Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator) was also one of the biggest action stars in movies.  It was only natural to combine those two ideas to make a film starring "Arnie"  and that is exactly what TriStar Pictures did in... Read More

The Wizard of Oz 4K Ultra HD Review
The Wizard of Oz   The Wizard of Oz 4K Ultra HD Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  10/29/2019 12:34 AM EST
In 1939, the world was introduced to what would become arguably the most well-known film of all time, The Wizard of Oz. The film is ingrained in our memories and in our culture being shared from generation to generation. To commemorate the 80th Anniversary of this iconic film, Warner Bros. is releasing the 80th Anniversary Edition 4K Blu-ray.For th... Read More

An American Werewolf in London Blu-ray Review
An American Werewolf in London   An American Werewolf in London Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  10/28/2019 11:37 PM EST
John Landis (Coming to America, Michael Jackson's Thriller) has created many, what most people would term, "classic" films. Many of them, like Trading Places, or The Blues Brothers, to name a few, were comedies but one, in particular, has stuck with Horror film lovers and for good reason. An American Werewolf in London is high on the... Read More

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