A Star Is Born (Special Encore Edition) – Blu-ray Review

A Star Is Born is a 2018 American musical romantic drama film that was produced and directed by Bradley Cooper (in his directorial debut) and written by Eric Roth, Cooper and Will Fetters.  A remake of the 1937 film of the same name, it stars Cooper, Lady Gaga, Dave Chappelle, Andrew Dice Clay, and Sam Elliott, and follows a hard-drinking musical who discovers and falls in love with a young singer.  It marks the fourth remake of the original 1937 film, after the 1954 musical, the 1976 musical, and the 2013 Bollywood film, Aashiqui 2.

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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi – 4K UHD Review

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (also known simply as 13 Hours) is a 2016 American biographical war film that was directed and produced by Michael Bay and written by Chuck Hogan, based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s 2014 book of the same name. The film follows six members of Annex Security Team who fought to defend the American diplomatic compound located in Benghazi, Libya after waves of attacks by militants on September 11, 2012. The film stars James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, David Giuntoli, Max Martini, Pablo Schreiber, and Tony Stephens.

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Isn’t It Romantic – Blu-ray Review

Isn’t It Romantic is a 2019 American satirical romantic comedy film that was directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson and written by Erin Cardillo, Dana Fox, and Katie Silberman. The film stars Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam DeVine, and Priyanka Chopra, and follows a woman, who after getting hit on the head, wakes up in a world where everything around her plays out like a romantic comedy film.

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Black Hawk Down – 4K UHD Review

Black Hawk Down is a 2001 war film that was directed and produced by Ridley Scott from a screenplay written by Ken Nolan. It is based on the 1999 non-fiction book of the same name that was written by journalist Mark Bowden. As an embedded journalist, he covered the 1993 raid in Mogadishu by the US Military, aimed at capturing faction leader Mohamed Farrah Aidid. The ensuing firefight became known as the Battle of Mogadishu. The film features a large ensemble cast, including Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Eric Bana, Tom Sizemore, William Fichtner, and Sam Shepard.

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13 Reasons Why: Season 2 – DVD Review

13 Reasons Why is an American teen drama web television series that was developed for Netflix by Brian Yorkey, based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Jay Asher. The series revolves around a seventeen-year-old high school student, Clay Jensen, and his deceased friend Hannah Baker, who has killed herself after having to face a culture of gossip and sexual assault at her high school and a lack of support from her friends and her school. A box of cassette tapes recorded by Hannah in the lead up to her suicide detail thirteen reasons why she chose to end her life. The series is produced by July Moon Productions, Kicked to the Curb Productions, Anonymous Content, and Paramount Television, with Yorkey and Diana Son serving as showrunners.

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Cold Pursuit – 4K UHD Review

Cold Pursuit is a 2019 American black comedy action film that was directed by Hans Petter Moland (in his Hollywood debut) and adapted from a screenplay that was written by Frank Baldwin. The film stars Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Emmy Rossum, William Forsythe, and Tom Bateman. It is a remake of the 2014 Norwegian film titled In Order of Disappearance (Kraftidioten), also directed by Moland, and follows a snowplow driver who sets out for revenge on a local drug lord following the murder of his son.

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – 4K UHD Review

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is a 2019 American computer-animated action fantasy film that is loosely based on the book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell, produced by DreamWorks Animation, and distributed by Universal Pictures. It is the sequel to the 2014 film, How to Train Your Dragon 2, and is the final installment in the How to Train Your Dragon film trilogy. Written and directed by Dean DeBlois, the film stars the voices of Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, and F. Murray Abraham. The film’s plot follows Hiccup seeking a dragon utopia called “The Hidden World” while coming to terms with Toothless’ new bond with a female Light Fury.

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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part – Blu-ray Review

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is a 2019 computer-animated adventure comedy film that was produced by the Warner Animation Group and is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. A direct sequel to the 2014 film The Lego Movie, it was directed by Mike Mitchell, with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (writers and directors of the first film) returning as producers and writers. It features the voices of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Charlie Day, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, and Will Ferrell reprising their roles from the previous film, while new cast members include Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, and Maya Rudolph (replacing Amanda Farinos). The film focuses on Emmet Brickowski, as he attempts to rescue his friends from the Systar System, while dealing with a coming cataclysm that’s known as “Armamageddon”.

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What Men Want – Blu-ray Review

What Men Want is a 2019 American romantic comedy film that was directed by Adam Shankman and starring Taraji P. Henson, Aldis Hodge, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Tracy Morgan. It is a loose remake of the 200 film titled What Women Want, the plot follows a woman who, after drinking a potent concoction given to her by a shaman, gains the ability to hear men’s inner thoughts.

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Mission of Honor – Blu-ray Review

Mission of Honor (also known as Hurricane: 303 Squadron and 303: Bitwa o Anglie in Poland) is a 2018 biographical war drama film that was directed by David Blair and written by Alastair Galbraith and Robert Ryan. The film depicts the experiences of a group of Polish pilots of 303 Squadron in the Battle of Britain in World War II. Iwan Rheon stars as Jan Zumbach, with Milo Gibson, Stefanie Martini, Marcin Dorocinski, Krystof Hadek, and Christopher Jaciow in supporting roles.

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