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News of The World   News of  The World 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  3/25/2021 1:17 PM EDT
In 2016 author Paulette Jiles (Lighthouse Island) published a western-themed novel called News of the World. The book became a finalist for the National Book Award for fiction.  Shortly after a bidding war ensued, with Fox 2000 Pictures obtaining the movie rights in 2017.  However, after Disney acquired Fox, the film was mo... Read More

Gattaca 4K UHD Steelbook   Gattaca 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  3/23/2021 4:54 PM EDT
If you could possibly create a biologically perfect child, would you? If there were so many advances in technology that a couple could rule out heart defects, major diseases, etc., and choose eye color, hair color, intelligence, and even the baby's gender, do you think that technology should be utilized?  What if it wasn't 100% foolproof? &nbs... Read More

Promising Young Woman   Promising Young Woman Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  3/13/2021 8:13 PM EDT
In the past few years, the country has been flooded with stories from individuals who have been sexually harassed and/or assaulted.  The #metoo movement has taken over social media and celebrities along with the average American have been sharing their stories with much less fear of victim shaming.  However, this country wasn't always... Read More

Rick and Morty: Seasons 1-4   Rick and Morty Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  3/10/2021 11:44 AM EDT
Animation's history can be traced back to the old stone age 3.3 million years ago when cave dwellers would depict people and animals in motion in drawings on cave walls.  In the 1600s, shadow play and the magic lantern would spark the imaginations of young and old alike, but it would be another 200 years before the invention of the stroboscopi... Read More

Horizon Line   Horizon Line Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  3/2/2021 9:41 PM EDT
Hypothetically, what if you found yourself on a small, twin-engine plane without a pilot.  Would you know what to do?  Would you be able to fly the plane?  What if you only had a few, informal lessons? Would it be enough?  That is exactly the dilemma Sara (Allison Williams; Get Out) is faced with in the Mikael Marcimain (Call G... Read More

Do The Right Thing   Do The Right Thing 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  2/22/2021 8:40 PM EDT
What if you watched a movie about poor African Americans living in New York?  What if that film depicted growing racial tensions between black people and Italian or Korean shop owners in the neighborhood?  What if, after a confrontation between the shop owners and the locals, a young black man was killed by the police which started a riot... Read More

Harley Quinn: The Complete First and Second Seasons   Harley Quinn Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  2/16/2021 12:09 PM EDT
Harley Quinn was first introduced on Batman: The Animated Series as a supervillainess and Joker love interest in the fall of 1992.  She was then incorporated into the comic books a year later.  Through the years she has been voiced by numerous actresses including Tara Strong (Rick and Morty), Jenny Slate (Gifted), and Melissa Rauch (The B... Read More

Lovecraft Country: The Complete First Season   Lovecraft Country Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  2/15/2021 11:00 PM EDT
Howard Phillip (H.P.) Lovecraft was born just over ten years before the start of the Twentieth Century and grew up in New England.  His family was affluent until his grandfather's death in 1904 by which time Lovecraft's grandfather had numerous business setbacks.  Lovecraft's grandfather helped raise him after his own father passed away a... Read More

Love Story   Love Story Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  2/5/2021 4:58 PM EDT
Fifty years ago, a writer named Erich Segal (Yellow Submarine) penned a screenplay and sold it to Paramount Pictures.  While the film was in production, Paramount decided Segal should release it as a novel first, in order to garner interest in the upcoming movie.  The novel did exactly what Paramount had hoped it would do…it became... Read More

2012   2012 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  2/3/2021 10:02 PM EDT
The Mayan Civilization was one culture that carefully and closely studied astronomy, recording and detailing the ever-changing night sky.  Through these observations, the Mayan people created several complex calendars.  For centuries after their creation, scholars have studied and dissected these calendars, learning about astrology and ho... Read More

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