Apropos of absolutely nothing, it just occurred to us that this month marks the 42nd anniversary of the groundbreaking television special LIZA WITH A Z. We ran across a DVD copy over the weekend and couldn’t help but note that, even by today’s standards, this LIZA MINNELLI concert presentation is one of the greatest musical [...]
Masamune Shirow (Ghost in the Shell) is blessed with a fertile (if not dark) imagination, and the new Blu-ray release Appleseed: Alpha (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 93 minutes) delves into the origins of his Appleseed universe.
Deunan (Luci Christian) and her bad ass cyborg sidekick Briareos (David Matranga) are barely subsisting in a post apocalyptic New [...]
Now out on Blu-ray and DVD, the horror thriller Afflicted (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 86 minutes, R) marks the promising directing debut of filmmakers Derek Lee and Clif Prowse. Shot for an estimated $2-300,000 the flick centers on two buddies (Lee and Prowse playing a pseudo version of themselves) who decide to travel the world [...]
Out on Blu-ray Combo pack and digital on July 1, The Lunchbox centers on a lonely accountant (Irrfan Khan) who exchanges notes to a frustrated housewife (Nimrat Kaur) amidst the hectic city life of Mumbai. Their correspondence begins over an error in the usually efficient lunchbox delivery system (the woman’s daily lunch was initially [...]
If you’re in need of a good mystery but don’t want any kind of sex or violence weighing down the proceedings, Tim’s Vermeer (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 80 minutes, PG-13) may be the Blu-ray you’re looking for. Although it’s billed as a “Penn & Teller” film, Tim’s Vermeer is mainly an exploration of inventor Tim [...]
At the age of 62, Liam Neeson is considered an action star. Neeson, who in the past several years has starred in a few action films, including the Taken films, stars in the action thriller Non-Stop. Neeson plays an Air Marshall who is being extorted while being on a plane taken over by a terrorist [...]
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases The Other Woman, a female revenge comedy headlined by Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton on Blu-ray & DVD July 29.
The plotline centers on Carly Whitten (Diaz), a no nonsense attorney who discovers her charming boyfriend (Game of Thrones Kingslayer Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is actually married to a devoted [...]
Lionsgate will release its epic feature Divergent (139 minutes, PG-13) on Blu-ray and DVD on August 5. The action adventure’s Digital HD debut arrives two weeks earlier on July 22.
Divergent, which took in $146 million domestically, is based on Veronica Roth’s bestselling book series. Shailene Woodley, Ashley Judd, Theo James, and [...]
Released this week on Blu-ray and DVD, Bettie Page Reveals All is filmmaker Mark Mori’s 18-year labor of love documentary on who is arguably the world’s most popular pin-up model. With her voluptuous figure, down to earth smile as well as intriguing life story, Page’s continued transcendence doesn’t surprise the Oscar nominated director.
Whether it’s the grueling showdown revelry of The Duelists, the And Then There Were None mystery mechanic of Aliens, or the father-daughter dynamic behind the underrated shaggy dog tale Matchstick Men, filmmaker Ridley Scott is an underrated storyteller. Sure, he’s considered one of cinema’s most talented visualists, but he’s also fearless in tackling prescient [...]