The Cloverfield Paradox – VOD Review

The Movie (2/5)

I never saw Cloverfield. It just never piqued my interest at its time of release, and in the years since I’ve been busy tackling other genres and franchises to the point where I just plain forgot about it. Because of that, I was surprised to see 10 Cloverfield Lane, a film with a loose association to the 2008 found footage monster movie, materialize out of seemingly nowhere. That one I did see – you could put John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead on the poster for just about anything and release it in a slow March season and I’d see it, disinterest with Cloverfield be damned. I ultimately didn’t end up thinking much of the movie, but I was fascinated with how producer J.J. Abrams and his team basically retooled the film to shove some Cloverfield into it to kickstart a franchise.

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Apollo 13 – 4K UHD Review

Apollo 13 is a 1995 American space adventure docudrama film that was directed by Ron Howard and features stars like Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise and Ed Harris. The screenplay was written by William Broyles, Jr. and Al Reinhart, and it dramatizes the aborted 1970 Apollo 13 lunar mission, and is an adaptation of the book Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by astronaut Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger. The film depicts astronauts Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise aboard Apollo 13 for America’s third moon landing mission. En route, an on-board explosion deprives their spacecraft of most of its oxygen supply and electric power, forcing NASA’s flight controllers to abort the Moon landing, and turning the mission into a struggle to get the three men home safely.

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (40th Anniversary Edition) – 4K UHD Review

The Movie: Theatrical Cut: (4.5/5) Special Edition: (4.5/5) Director’s Cut: (5/5) My review of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, which still stands, can be found HERE. The Video (5/5) Close Encounters of the Third Kind was shot primarily on 4-perf 35mm film using Panavision anamorphic lenses by a multitude of cinematographers over the various additions, Read more about Close Encounters of the Third Kind (40th Anniversary Edition) – 4K UHD Review[…]

Blood Alley – Blu-ray Review

The Movie (3/5) Before John Wayne and Lauren Bacall teamed up for his final picture, The Shootist, which would round out Wayne’s legendary career as a film legend in the 70s, they worked together on a now mostly forgotten Warner Bros. picture titled Blood Alley. Bathed in anti-communist ideology, rugged blue collar values, and grandstanding Read more about Blood Alley – Blu-ray Review[…]