Midsommar – Blu-ray Review

Midsommar is a 2019 mystery horror film that was written and directed by Ari Aster and starring Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgren, and Will Poulter. It follows a group of friends who travel to Sweden for a festival that occurs once every ninety years and find themselves in the clutches of a pagan cult.

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Hellbound: Hellraiser II – Blu-ray Review

Hellbound: Hellraiser II is a 1988 British-American horror film that was directed by Tony Randel and starring Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Kenneth Cranham, and Doug Bradley.  The film is the second entry in the Hellraiser saga and draws heavily upon (and was made by much of the same cast and crew as) its precursor, Hellraiser.  Clive Barker, who wrote and directed the previous film, wrote the story and was the sequel’s executive producer.

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Hellraiser – Blu-ray Review

Hellraiser is a 1987 British supernatural horror film that was written and directed by Clive Barker, and produced by Christopher Figg, based on Barker’s novella titled The Hellbound Heart.  The film marked Barker’s directorial debut.  The film also involves the resurrection of Frank (Sean Chapman), who had opened the door to an alternate dimension and had his body torn to pieces by creatures known as Cenobites.  Years later, Frank’s brother Larry moves into their late mother’s abandoned house with new wife Julia.  An accident causes some of Larry’s blood to spill on the attic floor, which triggers Frank’s resurrection.  To complete his resurrection, he requires more blood which Julia provides while Kristy Cotton, Larry’s daughter, discovers Frank’s puzzle box which leads her to meet with the Cenobites, led by Pinhead.

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The Witches (1990) – Blu-ray Review

The Witches is a 1990 dark fantasy comedy film that was directed by Nicolas Roeg and stars Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Rowan Atkinson, and Jasen Fisher, and is based on the 1983 children’s novel of the same title by Roald Dahl.  As in the original novel, the story features evil witches who masquerade as ordinary women and kill children, and a boy and his grandmother need to find a way to foil and destroy them.

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Yesterday – 4K UHD Review

Yesterday is a 2019 British romantic comedy film that was directed by Danny Boyle and written by Richard Curtis, based on the story by Jack Barth and Curtis.  It stars Himesh Patel as struggling musician Jack Malik, who, after an accident, finds himself the only person who remembers the Beatles and becomes famous after taking credit for their songs.  The film also stars Lily James as the protagonist’s childhood friend and love interest, Kate McKinnon as his manager, and Ed Sheehan as a fictionalized version of himself.

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 – 4K UHD Review

The Secret Life of Pets 2 is a 2019 American 3D computer animated comedy film that was produced by Illumination, directed by Chris Renaud, co-directed by Jonathan del Val, and written by Brian Lynch. It is the sequel to 2016’s The Secret Life of Pets and the second feature film in the franchise. The film features the voices of Patton Oswalt (who replaces Louis C.K.), Kevin Hart, Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate, Tiffany Haddish, Lake Bell, Nick Kroll, Dana Carvey, Ellie Kemper, Chris Renaud, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, and Harrison Ford.

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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – Blu-ray Review

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (also known as John Wick: Chapter 3 or simply John Wick 3) is a 2019 American neo-noir action thriller film starring Keanu Reeves as the titular character. It is the third installment in the John Wick film series, following 2014’s John Wick and 2017’s John Wick: Chapter 2. The film is directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad, Shay Hatten, Chris Collins, and Marc Abrams, and is based on a story by Kolstad. It also stars Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Anjelica Huston, and Ian McShane. In the film, which takes place one hour after the events of the previous film, ex-hitman John Wick finds himself on the run from legions of assassins after a $14 million contract is put out on his head due to his recent actions.

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Ma – Blu-ray Review

Ma is a 2019 American psychological horror film that was directed by Tate Taylor and written by Scotty Landes. It stars Octavia Spencer, Juliette Lewis, Diana Silvers, Corey Fogelmanis and Luke Evans, and follows a group of teenagers who befriend a lonely middle-aged woman who allows them to party in her basement, and find themselves being terrorized by her. The film was produced by Jason Blum, through his Blumhouse Productions company, along with Taylor and John Norris.

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters – Blu-ray Review

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (released as Godzilla II: King of the Monsters in some markets) is a 2019 American monster film that was directed by Michael Dougherty and co-written by Dougherty and Zach Shields from a story by Max Borenstein, Dougherty, and Shields. A sequel to the 2014 Godzilla film, it is the 35th film in the Godzilla franchise, the third film in Legendary’s MonsterVerse, and the third Godzilla film to be completely produced by a Hollywood studio.

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