“Justice League” Plays to it’s Fan Base

Review by Gino Sassani

“We have to be ready. You, me, the others… there’s an attack coming from far away.” Justice League

The DC and Marvel rivalry can be quite fierce at times. I never completely understood the polarized fan base, however. Some of us are just fans of the genre and will welcome a good comic book movie from either and preferably both studios. When it comes to a cinematic universe, however DC has had some real issues with trying to bring together a combined hero world. Most of the films leading up to Justice League have been dark and filled with brooding heroes. With Batman that kind of thing is appropriate and works. With Superman it has been a severe letdown. When the two came together in Batman vs. Superman, the disappointment started to lead to a resigned conviction that DC was doomed to repeat the same mistakes over and over again. Read more

“Gun Shy” a Wild Romp in Chile

If you are looking for a wacky romantic comedy with a nice high energy 70’s rock soundtrack, try your luck with Gun Shy. Now on Blu-ray/DVD, it’s fun, crazy and adventurous with unusual performances by a couple of stars out of their element. Nicely directed by action master Simon West shooting his first wacky comedy, the film should entertain both men and women alike. Read more

“Bushwick” Exhilarating Edge of Your Seat Thriller

Being released on Blu-ray and DVD this week, Bushwick is an extreme roller coaster ride across Brooklyn.  The action adventure pits citizens against impossible odds as they find themselves in harm’s way.  Although a little far fetched the movie is exciting and exhilarating and will keep you on the edge of your seat. Think Red Dawn on “speed”. Read more

“6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain” Breathless and Breath Taking

The true story of Eric LeMarque, called 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain, opens this weekend and it’s more than the average survival film. Very compelling and with a timely message, the movie depicts a breath taking and breathless adventure of endurance and courage. Although the setting may be similar to the recent survival film The Mountains Between Us, this factual story makes that one look like a fairy tale. Read more

“Pilgrimage” A Trek Into Hell

Here’s one of those movie gems that probably got shuffled out of theaters because a blockbuster film release needed the screens on which it was playing. I’m not sure of its distribution, but if you missed it in theaters, here’s your chance to catch a very good production on Blu-ray or DVD.  The high energy action film takes you back to 1200’s Europe and features a dark time in Ireland. Read more

“Vikings” a Mesmerizing Adventure into Norse Lore

You don’t have to be a follower of Vikings, the action packed series on the History Channel, just wanting to visualize the era or even one who likes their adventure rough and raw. The second half of season 4 has just been released on Blu-ray/DVD and it has cauldrons of thrills with a lot of dark, character driven stories that will have you hooked on the show.  Of course if you are already a fan, then catching up or reliving the trials of early history can be a good thing too. Read more

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” Sails into Home Video

The “final installment” of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales starts with a rip roaring adventure and ends with a heartfelt reunion of sorts by the original main characters. When it first began the buzz was “how can you make a movie from an attraction in a Disney park” with some critics even going so far as saying “it will never sail”. Well that was 14 years ago and the franchise still continues with this last hurrah and it’s probably the best sequel yet. Now on Blu-ray, DVD, and Ultra 4K Blu-ray with oceans of Bonus Extras. Read more

“Princess Elena of Avalor: Celebrations to Remember” For Kids

“Princess Elena of Avalor: Celebrations to Remember” takes you on six adventures in her kingdom of Avalor, each with a special meaning and heartfelt message. Now on DVD the special programing is perfect for the very young (boys and girls) and preteen girls.  Included on the DVD are two bonus features of never before seen chapters in Elena’s life. Read more

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” an Entertaining Sequel

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“Kingsman” are an undercover group that manages to rescue the world without anyone actually knowing. These well-dressed proper mannered agents deal with many dangerous situations to overcome impossible odds to save the day. Now, England’s most secret service agency are back in business after the first films adventure and ready to face more threatening situations. Read more

“Star Wars: Rebels” Season 3 on Blu-ray

Making its way to season 3 the TV animated teen hit Star Wars Rebels continues the fight against the Imperial Army. The series starts out with the 2 part movie that aired as an introduction to the new season.  It continues through the 22 episodes each about 30 minutes of uninterrupted sci-fi drama.  Although the animation is hard line comic book computer drawn, it still gives the excitement of all the action of the live-action Star Wars films. Read more

“The Lion King” Now a Signature Edition Blu-ray

Most every youngster and even adults well into their 60’s knows the movie The Lion King and the wonderful message the film sends. It’s about falling into the footsteps of your father and being brave. Disney has just released The Lion King on Blu-ray/DVD + Digital HD download in a Signature Edition. Up to know there have been only four Disney Animated films to have the distinction of being in this category, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio and Bambi. Read more

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2” Kickin’ it on Home Video

Kicking off into hyperspace Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 turns up the action and the comedy in this science fiction action adventure now on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD. It’s been nearly 3 years since the first one hit the big screen and that one was amazing, but I was extremely happy with this next chapter that blew me away. The production quality on the Blu-ray outweighs that of the first taking audiences into a future filled with imaginative aliens and a vast fantasy universe. Read more