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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

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

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

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

Crank 4K Ultra HD Review
Crank   Crank 4K Ultra HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  5/20/2019 9:36 PM EDT
Jason Statham (The Meg) is one of the most popular action movie stars around. After starting his career with a few film roles working for director Guy Ritchie (Aladdin), he landed the lead in Transporter, which was truly his breakout film. He proved that he was able to hold an audience's attention and was believable with his action stunts. Afte... Read More

Cold Pursuit 4K Ultra HD Review
Cold Pursuit   Cold Pursuit 4K Ultra HD Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  5/14/2019 2:29 PM EDT
Liam Neeson has certainly carved out a niche for himself in the entertainment world as the dad seeking revenge for his child being harmed/wronged. In 2008's Taken, he proved that messing with his kid could have biblical repercussions for those responsible. Now, in the black comedy Cold Pursuit, available now on 4K UHD Blu-ray, Neeson conti... Read More

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