Author: Jonathan Combs

Les Girls – Blu-Ray Review

Seven years after Gene Kelly graced the screen and gave us the memorable and timeless performance in Singin’ in the Rain he appeared in a little film entitled Les Girls.  Alongside Mitzi Gaynor, Kay...

Summer of ’42 – Blu-Ray Review

Let me introduce you to a film entitled Summer of 42.  A film that is dangerous.  It promotes values and traditions that of which are currently being condemned, in fact so much so that...

The Drowning Pool – Blu-Ray Review

It has been nine long years since Paul Newman first played Lew Harper.  The world needed more from him, more of the grit that comes from this particular detective.  So yes Paul Newman came...

The ‘Burbs (Shout Select) – Blu-Ray Review

Shout Select has done it again.  They have handpicked another film from my childhood.  This time the subject matter covers what is possibly the most frightening thing an adult homeowner faces….boredom.  The ‘Burbs may...

Harper – Blu-Ray Review

There is not much that tops the kind of cool Paul Newman exudes.  Whether he is teaching Tom Cruise a thing or two (The Color of Money), partnering up with Robert Redford (The Sting),...

The Lure (Criterion) – Blu-Ray Review

It started with the name. Something inviting, something bringing me closer and closer to the film before I have ever even watched it.  It continued with a free trial of FilmStruck (which I was...

Scarecrow – Blu-Ray Review

What is it about young Al Pacino that is so mesmerizing to watch?  Something about how effortless he makes it all look, perhaps? Ultimately he, however odd he is now, is one absolutely legendary...

Waiting For Guffman – Blu-Ray Review

Waiting For Guffman, a film of unbridled originality and hilarity, seems to find itself in the shadows and goes unnoticed in a world of fart-jokes, Family Guy, and Will Ferrell movies.  There is something...

Doc Hollywood – Blu-Ray Review

As I sit down to watch Doc Hollywood, a film that I had heard the name of several times but had never actually seen, my expectations are, well, extremely low.  What I know is...