Rambo (2008) – 4K UHD Review

Rambo (also known as Rambo IV and John Rambo) is a 2008 American action thriller film that was directed and co-written by Sylvester Stallone, who also reprises his role as Vietnam War veteran John Rambo. A sequel to 1988’s Rambo III and the fourth installment in the Rambo franchise, it co-stars Julie Benz, Paul Schulze, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish, Rey Gallegos, Tim Kang, Jake La Botz, Maung Maung Khin, and Ken Howard. The film is dedicated to Richard Crenna, who played Colonel Sam Trautman in the previous films, and who passed away of heart failure in 2003. In the film, Rambo leads a group of mercenaries into Burma to rescue Christian missionaries who were kidnapped by a local infantry unit.

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Poms – Blu-ray Review

Poms is a 2019 American comedy film that was directed by Zara Hayes and stars Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Pam Grier, Celia Weston, Alisha Boe, Phyllis Somerville, Charlie Tahan, Bruce McGill, and Rhea Pearlman. The film follows a group of women from a retirement home who decide to start a cheerleading squad. It was theatrically released in North America on May 10, 2019, by STX Entertainment.

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Long Shot – Blu-ray Review

Long Shot is a 2019 American romantic comedy film that was directed by Jonathan Levine and written by Dan Sterling and Liz Hannah.  The plot follows a journalist, played by Seth Rogen, who reunites with his former babysitter, played by Charlize Theron, now the United States Secretary of State.  O’Shea Jackson Jr., Andy Serkis, June Diane Raphael, Bob Odenkirk, and Alexander Skarsgard also star in the film.

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Avengers: Endgame – 4K UHD Review

Avengers: Endgame is a 2019 American superhero film that is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team, the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed b Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.  It is the sequel to 2012’s The Avengers, 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, and the twenty-second film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).  It was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and features an ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.  In the film, the surviving members of the Avengers and their allies work together to attempt to reverse the damage that was caused by Thanos in Infinity War.

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UglyDolls – Blu-ray Review

UglyDolls is a 2019 American computer-animated musical adventure comedy film that was directed by Kelly Asbury and written by Alison Peck, from a story by Robert Rodriguez, who also produced the film. It is based on the plush toys of the same name, and follows a group of them as they try to find embracement from the real world despite their flaws. The film stars the voices of Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monae, Nick Jonas, Pitbull, Blake Shelton, Wanda Sykes, Gabriel Iglesias, Wang Leehom, Emma Roberts, Bebe Rexha, Charli XCX, and Lizzo.

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Batman: Hush – Blu-ray Review

Batman: Hush is a 2019 American direct-to-video animated superhero film that is based on the comic book story arc of the same name, and is the 13th installment of the DC Animated Movie Universe and the 35th overall film in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies line.  It follows Batman as he faces off against a new threat named Hush who knows all of Batman’s Secrets.

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The Doors – 4K UHD Review

The Doors is a 1991 American biographical film that is about the 1960’s and 1970’s rock band of the same name which emphasizes the life of its lead singer, Jim Morrison. It was directed by Oliver Stone and stars Val Kilmer as Morrison and Meg Ryan as Pamela Courson (Morrison’s companion). The film features Kyle MacLachlan as Ray Manzarek, Frank Whaley as Robby Kreiger, Kevin Dillon as John Densmore, and Kathleen Quinlan as Patricia Kennealy.

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Detective Pikachu – Blu-ray Review

Detective Pikachu (also known as Pokemon Detective Pikachu) is a 2019 urban fantasy mystery film that was directed by Rob Letterman. Based on the Pokemon franchise that was created by Satoshi Tajiri and serving as a loose adaptation of the 2016 video game Detective Pikachu, it was written by Letterman, Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, and Derek Connolly, from a story by Hernandez, Samit, and Nicole Perlman. The film was produced by Legendary Pictures in association with Toho. It is the first live-action Pokemon film. Ryan Reynolds stars as the voice and facial motion capture of Pikachu, with Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe, and Bill Nighy in live-action roles.

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Shazam! – Blu-ray Review

Shazam! is a 2019 American superhero film that is based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Produced by New Line Cinema, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, it is the seventh installment in the DC Extended Universe (DECU). Directed by David F. Sandberg from a screenplay that was written by Henry Gayden, and a story by Gayden and Darren Lemke, the film stars Asher Angel as Billy Batson, a teenage boy who can transform into an adult superhero, played by Zachary Levi. Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Djimon Hounsou also star in the film.

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Us – 4K UHD Review

Us is a 2019 American psychological horror film that was written and directed by Jordan Peele, and stars Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker. The film follows a family who are confronted by a group of murderous doppelgangers known as “the Tethered”.

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