REVIEW: CHRISTOPHER ROBIN is very sweet without being saccharine but does it satisfy?
Aug08

REVIEW: CHRISTOPHER ROBIN is very sweet without being saccharine but does it satisfy?

Winnie the Pooh and crew are back in Disney’s CHRISTOPHER ROBIN. Is the new live-action sequel adaptation of the classic animated stories worth the wait? Well, that’s a sort of sticky question to answer. While I didn’t walk out of the advance screening feeling that I’d wasted my time, I didn’t leave exuberant and giddy, either. There’s a good movie in CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, it just didn’t quite...

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REVIEW: Float like a butterfly, sting like ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
Jun27

REVIEW: Float like a butterfly, sting like ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

It seems odd to follow up AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, perhaps the dreariest non-DC superhero film of all time, with ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, an action packed comedy full of fast laughs, sight gags, and Paul Rudd facial expressions. I could do with less dreariness myself, so ANT-MAN AND THE WASP is a welcome change – mostly because it takes place before (and maybe during?) the events of INFINITY WAR. This has been a big year for Marvel....

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REVIEW: Wakanda comes home; BLACK PANTHER on 4K, Blu-ray and Digital with great extras
May25

REVIEW: Wakanda comes home; BLACK PANTHER on 4K, Blu-ray and Digital with great extras

You still down’t own BLACK PANTHER? What’s wrong with you!? After dominating the box office earlier this year the Marvel Studios run-away smash hit and now that it’s available for home release there’s more ways than ever to dive deeper into the world of Wakanda. There’s one important decision to make, do you take the standard Blu-ray edition or do you opt for the Ultimate Cinematic Edition on 4K? We had...

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SPOILER-FREE – SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY soars, hitting all the right notes
May15

SPOILER-FREE – SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY soars, hitting all the right notes

Han Solo has always been trouble. It’s kind of his whole schtick – outlaw, cynical, seen-it-all, smooth talker – trouble. I guess it’s fitting that making a film solely about him was bound to be trouble too. SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY has had a lot of trouble to rise above. Sure the general public likely doesn’t know or care that the movie was almost finished when Lucasfilm fired its co-directors, Phil Lord...

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SPOILER-FREE REVIEW: The amazing cinematic journey that is AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
Apr27

SPOILER-FREE REVIEW: The amazing cinematic journey that is AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

“The cinematic movie event of the year.” Often said, rarely merited. When it comes to AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, I would take it a step further to commemorate 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and say:  AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR is the cinematic movie event of the decade. Little did we know with the launch of IRON-MAN in 2008 that we’d be here 10 years later with far reaches of a fully-fledged universe culminating...

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REVIEW: Dive WAY deeper into ‘STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI’ via plentiful features of new home release
Mar27

REVIEW: Dive WAY deeper into ‘STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI’ via plentiful features of new home release

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is probably the most polarizing film in the Star Wars Saga and now that it’s coming to the home market, it can give fans (and detractors) even more evidence to dig in their heels on their opinions. My take after the initial advanced screening was that I didn’t love it but didn’t think it was bad. That’s why I was so excited for the advanced review copy of the Blu-ray multi-screen...

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REVIEW: ‘THOR: RAGNAROK’ your life with feature-packed home release
Mar16

REVIEW: ‘THOR: RAGNAROK’ your life with feature-packed home release

THOR: RAGNAROK was a great film. It was the first THOR film in the MCU that I actually enjoyed watching and now that it’s available on home release, there’s hours of ways to dive deeper into what is the unquestionably the most entertaining chapter in this character’s trilogy. As always, the most complete way to fill your movie library is to purchase the Blu-ray release and maximize your selection of extras. So...

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REVIEW: A WRINKLE IN TIME makes the universe feel smooth
Mar07

REVIEW: A WRINKLE IN TIME makes the universe feel smooth

“The gift of your faults,” an ambiguous blessing from guardian of the universe Mrs. Whatsit in Disney’s new film, A WRINKLE IN TIME, signals its final act. I expect many critics will find faults in Disney’s new adaptation of the classic novel, but that’s only because many critics are joyless. This film is dependent on joy. Joy in the good times, joy in the bad, the unbearable joy and unshakable agony of...

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REVIEW: New LADY AND THE TRAMP home release extras include great homages to Walt Disney
Feb28

REVIEW: New LADY AND THE TRAMP home release extras include great homages to Walt Disney

LADY AND THE TRAMP is an endearing Disney classic and it returns to the home market once more with the new Walt Disney Signature Collection. The film is one of the first releases on the newly named “Multi-Screen Edition” (which encompasses the Blu-ray + DVD + Digital bundle). This newest release comes with a WHOLE BUNCH of extras but only if you spring for the Multi-Screen Edition. If you opt for the Digital-Only release,...

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REVIEW: We’re ‘un poco loco’ for the home release of COCO!
Feb27

REVIEW: We’re ‘un poco loco’ for the home release of COCO!

We’re not just un poco about Disney-Pixar’s COCO, we’re completely obsessed. With ugly crying on each subsequent viewing we were drawn in by the warmth, the beauty, and fantastic story about a young boy who discovers the importance of family through an awesome adventure through the Land of the Dead. We were so excited to get the opportunity to review this home release and without further adieu, we’ll jump right...

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