2018 Academy Awards Nominees on Home Video (Release Calendar)

The 2018 Academy Awards Nominees were announced Tuesday. Lucky for you, most of them are quite easy to find and add to your collection before Oscar Night on March 4. We’ve assembled this list of all the feature length Oscar nominees either available now or soon to be available on home video (4K, Blu-ray, DVD, VoD, and Streaming) in the Read more about 2018 Academy Awards Nominees on Home Video (Release Calendar)[…]

War for the Planet for the Apes – Blu-ray Review

The Movie (3/5) War for the Planet of the Apes is the third and final movie of the re-rebooted Planet of the Apes Trilogy, Caesar (Andy Serkis) leads his Apes in a final conflict against the mad Colonel McCullough. Director Matt Reeves is fond of pitting humanity against nature in his films, and this movie Read more about War for the Planet for the Apes – Blu-ray Review[…]

Space Opera

2017: The Year the Space Opera Returned

It’s about frakking time. Science Fiction TV is finally experiencing a much deserved Renaissance. For first time since 2003, three expensive large-scale Space Opera dramas will be simultaneously in production. Television executives in the early 2000s failed to see the value of expensive Space Operas to their networks and unceremoniously pulled the plug on the entire Read more about 2017: The Year the Space Opera Returned[…]

Shin Godzilla

Shin Godzilla – Blu-ray Review

Shin Godzilla is Toho Picture’s 29th entry in the Godzilla franchise, and the first Godzilla film created by the venerable Japanese studio in over a decade.  Toho’s filmmakers strung together Shin Godzilla for only $20 million. While this is a big budget for a non-American film, it’s still a surprising number when you account for Read more about Shin Godzilla – Blu-ray Review[…]

Kong: Skull Island – Blu-ray Review

After snoozing through most of Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla (2014), I had very little faith in the ability of the MonsterVerse to generate a movie that could rile my senses. That’s why my biggest surprise blockbuster during 2017 has been Kong: Skull Island. Let’s dig in, and find out what makes this an excellent film that Read more about Kong: Skull Island – Blu-ray Review[…]

The Great Wall

The Great Wall – Blu-ray Review

The Great Wall (2016) was heavily panned by critics (even Chinese ones) and was widely regarded as a flop at the box office. It is one of the first big budget collaborations between Chinese and American film studios, and was directed by Zhang Yimou and features Hollywood actors Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, and Willem Dafoe. Read more about The Great Wall – Blu-ray Review[…]

The Marine 5: Battleground – Blu-ray Review

Most people don’t take professional wrestling very seriously… and those people often wind up taking a clothesline to the face. I was surprised when I made the personal realization there’s a lot of crossover between professional wrestlers and some very good action films. Wrasslers have repeatedly demonstrated their prowess at choreographing film fights on the fly, and much like Hong Kong’s famed martial artists they’re willing to take a convincing punch or two while the camera is rolling. Still don’t believe me? Rob Reiner’s The Princess Bride showcased a great performance by Andre the Giant. The greatest street fight in American cinema was fought between Keith David and Rowdy Roddy Piper in John Carpenter’s They Live. More recently, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has become an integral part of the ridiculously immortal Fast saga, and is currently the highest paid star in Hollywood.  Dave Batista has also won audience and box office approval as Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

Weekly wrasslin’ on TV and at county fairgrounds across America might be a cheesy fight-centric soap opera,  but it’s had an undeniable role in shaping American action film culture. Can WWE Studios’ The Marine 5: Battleground honor the cult legacy of films like They Live and Jeremy Lin’s Fast franchise?

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The Wizard (1989) – Betamax Review

The late 1980s was a period riff with Childsploitation movies.  Mac and Me, a blatant two hour advertisement for McDonalds that heavily rips off E.T., is easily the worst offender of this period. It’s not unfair to say The Goonies saved the family picture genre from turning into two hour commercials. Simultaneously, Nintendo of America was in the Read more about The Wizard (1989) – Betamax Review[…]

2017 Academy Award Winners on Home Video

Just in case you didn’t hear, the 2017 Academy Awards happened last night (February 26), and it was a real doozy. While I considered committing Suicide after a certain Squad won their award, I was convinced to live on and write this follow up article compiling a list of feature length Oscar winners on Blu-ray and Read more about 2017 Academy Award Winners on Home Video[…]

2017 Academy Award Nominees on Home Video

The 2017 Academy Awards Nominees were announced this week. Lucky for you, most of them are quite easy to find and add to your collection before Oscar Night. We’ve assembled this list of all the feature length Oscar nominees either available now or soon to be available on home video. We will try to keep this list updated with new information Read more about 2017 Academy Award Nominees on Home Video[…]