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The Farewell   The Farewell Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  7/13/2019 6:57 PM EST
Family – to each of us the word means something different.  It could be your immediate family; siblings and parents; or it could be your extended family; grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins.  For some, it includes people you are not blood-related to – friends.  However you define the word, it is still a group of people o... Read More

The Lion King   The Lion King Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  7/11/2019 12:10 PM EST
It was 25 years ago that Disney brought us their animated version of the classic Shakespearean play, Hamlet. The Lion King offered wonderful animation, an original soundtrack created by Tim Rice and Elton John and a somewhat humorous look at the animal kingdom.  For ninety minutes, it entertained audiences and eventually grossed almost a billi... Read More

Gotham: The Complete Fifth Season   Gotham Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  7/9/2019 12:11 PM EST
Gotham City - the home of Batman - was introduced in DC comics in December 1940.  It has remained a staple of the "Bat" world ever since and in 2014 it once again became the backdrop for a new television series on fox aptly titled, Gotham. On January 3, 2019, the fifth and final season debuted to try and wrap up half a decade of chao... Read More

Pet Sematary   Pet Sematary 4K Ultra HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  7/8/2019 10:29 PM EST
In 1983, Stephen King (The Shining) came out with one of his most memorable and terrifying books that are still talked about to this day, Pet Sematary. In 1989 a film was released by Paramount Pictures with the screenplay written by King himself. While most critics panned it at the time, it became a box office success and even got a sequel, now 20 ... Read More

High Life   High Life Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  7/8/2019 11:27 AM EST
If you look up the description of a black hole you while find -- "a region of space having a gravitational field so intense that no matter or radiation can escape".  It's a massive void of nothing at the far reaches of outer space that holds immense energy.  What if humankind could harvest that energy and use it to power our eve... Read More

Major League   Major League Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  7/4/2019 7:18 PM EST
Baseball - America's pastime - was created in Cooperstown, NY in 1839.   Since that time there have countless movies surrounding or inspired by the game.  There have been stories about triumph against all odds or heartwarming tales about family bonds or neighborhood kids playing in a vacant lot.  Some of the films are dramas while ot... Read More

The Aftermath   The Aftermath Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  7/1/2019 10:28 AM EST
As with any war, there are always casualties with the effects of war can be long lasting even if they don't seem readily apparent.   On September 2, 1945, the Second World War (a.k.a World War II) ended.  German forces were defeated and Allied troops were sent in to keep the peace and help rebuild.  The British ended up in the ha... Read More

Yesterday   Yesterday Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  6/26/2019 11:09 AM EST
Imagine all the people… had no idea who The Beatles – John, Paul, George, and Ringo- were. What if they never existed? Imagine if you were the only person on Earth who remembered them and their incredible catalog of music.   What if you could publish Hey, Jude, Yesterday, Penny Lane, etc. under your own name?  You would certa... Read More

Dumbo   Dumbo 4K Ultra HD Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  6/25/2019 5:01 PM EST
In 1941, The Walt Disney Studios released "Dumbo", about an elephant with unique characteristics, which has become one of the studios' most popular classic films. With Disney giving many of their classics live-action remakes, it wasn't a surprise that "Dumbo" was one of them. Now, you can own this classic film and add it... Read More

Cinderella: The Walt Disney Signature Collection Edition   Cinderella Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  6/24/2019 3:00 PM EST
Disney has a long history of animated features the include princesses.  In 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Sixty started a long tradition that continues and grows to this day.  Sixty-nine years ago they gave us one of their greatest classic princess movies of all time - Cinderella.  The tale of the maid who won the prince's ... Read More

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