Sometimes a movie like Table 19 translate better on home video and gives audiences a more charming experience. At the theater the film came off the screen as just another comedy lacking a good script. Although the film has not lost its penchant for being silly, at home you have the ability to chat with others and be as goofy as those you see on your big screen TV. Especially if the ladies are having a late night wine and cheese party. Read more
The movie A Cure for Wellness delves into the psyche of a man who tries to make contact with the boss of his company. The mystery thriller takes a few twists and turns on its way to providing closure while leading the viewer through a suspense filled labyrinth of deception. The two hour and a half movie has been released on Blu-ray/DVD plus Digital HD and includes some interesting bonus features. Read more
Upcoming in the next few months are a very good selection of films on video. Genre’s include romance, children’s/family animation, horror, drama, comedy and action films on DVD/Blu-ray/VOD/Digital HD and 4K. The releases are of titles that were released in theaters and TV series as well as direct to video. The most notable are Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast, 75th Anniversary of Disney’s Bambi, HBO’s The Young Pope, The Last Word, John Wick 2, and Fox’s animated comedy Baby Boss releasing in June through August. We will be updating the column so please frequent our Video Release page. The films may also be available on VOD or just Digital HD so check with your favorite download site or look for the download information inside the video release box.
We will be reviewing select titles so check back to get opinions from our writing staff. You might also discover a gem that you didn’t know existed or a hilarious comedy to brighten your day. Whether you’re on the lookout for horror, action-adventure, drama, comedy, thriller, romance, crime, foreign, children’s or lifestyles— the list below has a lot to offer. Read more
Disturbing and provocative the movie Get Out turns up the volume on suspense and terror now on Blu-ray/DVD. One of the better scary films in a long time, the movie challenges you from the very start as to the motives of a family gathering with a “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” impression that turns sour. If you like fright films like The Visit or even The Stepford Wives then this is your creepy cup of tea. Read more
Back in circulation on Blu-ray, the crime film Heat makes a move to upgrade the film that offers an acting tour de force in a classic crime movie. It’s been 22 years since it hit the big screen amassing over $187 million worldwide at the box office when it came out in 1995. But what makes this movie a stand out is its amazing cast that not only carries this film, but upped their own careers as well. Read more
Disney’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story blasts onto your home entertainment center in a Blu-ray/DVD box set. You are in control of all the action and a long list of Bonus Extras that continue to delight sci-fi space fans. The movie sets-up a new series for Disney/Lucas Films that brings exciting adventures in between continuing episodes of the Star Wars franchise. It’s quite a challenge for the team at the Mouse House and I’m very glad they came up with the idea. Read more
Review by John M. Delia, Jr.
I’ve watched many biographies, but not quite as compelling and heartfelt as Queen of Katwe. The film takes you into the heart of the story right away then works it charm throughout. Tugging at your heartstrings at times, the fine acting makes the story work right down to the inspirational ending. Read more
A laugh riot on Blu-ray, the movie Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates shows why it’s at the top of this year’s comedies. The duo of Zac Efron and Adam Devine remind me of Paul Rudd and Seth Rogan in films like Knocked Up and Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn in The Wedding Crashers. Zany, wacky and out and out looney the story hardly ever lets go of the funny bone. Read more
Keeping the Marvel Comic franchise at the top of the charts Captain America: Civil War blasts from the big screen to home video. Available in various formats including Blu-ray 3D, the film delivers the excitement, drama and explosive action to make it an entertaining experience for teens through adults. The film has an incredible amount of extremely good CGI that it’s hard to distinguish between reality and fantasy. The production is so mind boggling, you will probably not take a break from watching the film. Read more
The first two films in the reboot of the franchise Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness have been released on Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD. While the story here encompasses mostly about the new home viewing experience of Ultra High Definition (UHD), seeing both films through a special Blu-ray player on a 4K TV becomes a thrill in itself. With 4K looming on the horizon in every home, it’s the best thing since the Blu-ray disc. Read more
Relive the fun and journey of The Good Dinosaur, Disney/PIXAR’s kid friendly and graphically stunning animated adventure. Now on Blu-ray and DVD, it’s a fun family film that features good values about growing up, facing your fears and friendship. The story may be a little familiar for the teens if they have seen most of the animated films in the past 6 years or so, but the youngsters should love the dinosaurs, Arlo and young Spot.
One of the funniest films released last year Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day has come to DVD and Blu-ray. While the title is way too long the film packs a lot a laughter in just an hour and 21 minutes. A lot of fun for the whole family, the movie points out how anyone can have a day go wrong, but there’s always a bright side. Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner are at their best and the direction by Miguel Arteta top notch. Read more
One of Marvel’s more non-tradition films representing their line of fantastical creations, Guardians of the Galaxy will be out on DVD and Blu-ray November 18. There are not many movies I can watch over and over again, but this movie does make my replay list! If you’d rather wait until it comes On Demand, you’ll be waiting a little longer — like December 9. Yea – that’s too long to wait…
This movie kicked butt at the box office, raking in over $645 million worldwide. It opened up this past August and broke records – being the biggest box office open of all time in the month of August. Not only that, this bad boy ranked the highest grossing film of the year as well. Read more
An exciting thriller called The Outsider made by an indie filmmaker using a lot of good talent has come to Blu-ray/DVD. The $4 million production has some good things going for it, but the unimaginative script makes it all too familiar. Not the best I’ve seen for the genre and not the worse either. If you like dramas with a lot of nonstop action, then you are perfect for this barnburner. Read more
All you cult followers of A Nightmare on Elm Street beware! Now on Blu-ray is the 4 hour documentary called Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy and its chuck full of interviews by actors and filmmakers for all 8 of the horror flicks. It’s everything you want to know about the series including plot points, casting of the actors, little known facts, trivia, sets, locations, incidents on the set, problems with production, and much more. Whether you are a Nightmare geek or someone who has their sights set on being a filmmaker some day, this is probably the most comprehensive, interesting and affordable “CliffsNotes” for the business. Read more