With the overwhelming success of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, it would have behooved director Niels Arden Oplev as well as Tattoo’s lead, Noomi Rapace, to work on a project of more epic proportions. That being said, I love Oplev’s decision to go the B-movie revenge rout, as Dead Man Down (R, 110 [...]
Nucky Thompson’s (Steve Buscemi) bloody and determined methods in keeping his Atlantic City empire was never more evident than in the third season of HBO’s revered series Boardwalk Empire, and it featured some of the show’s more gripping and surprising (if not heartbreaking) moments.
Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Third Season comes out on Blu-ray, [...]
The hit film Olympus Has Fallen, featuring Gerard Butler as a former secret service agent who’s on a mission to save the President (Aaron Eckhart) from a power hungry terrorist (Rick Yune), hits Blu-ray and DVD August 13. Grossing almost $100 million at the domestic box office, the picture features an all star cast which [...]
Alfred Hitchcock once said, during one of his many conversations with fellow filmmaker Francois Truffaut, that a film’s narrative should be able to told with the volume turned off. For the master of suspense, as well as future generations of visualists such as Brian De Palma and Wong Kar-wai, the moving image is the [...]
Director William Friedkin is having an eventful year, thanks to the release of his well received memoir The Friedkin Connection and the recent Blu-ray news of The Exorcist: Extended Director’s Cut.
Coming out on October 8th, this latest edition celebrates the 40th anniversary of the release [...]
The Warner Bros. movie Jack the Giant Slayer was released on DVD & Blu-ray on June 18th, and to celebrate its release we are giving out a Jack the Giant Slayer Combo Pack (Blu-ray & DVD) to a movie fan who participates in our giveaway.
Directed by Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men), the story centers [...]
Many remakes disappoint and are pale imitations of their predecessor, but Evil Dead, which garnered a solid $54 million at the box-office, didn’t suffer such a fate. Sam Raimi, the director behind the original, is a producer on this version.
The picture, directed by promising filmmaker (and lifelong horror aficionado) Fede [...]
One of the many reasons why Mulan still holds up after all these years, aside from its beautifully rendered hand-drawn animation, is its resonant narrative on the inevitability of destiny and the necessity for sacrifice.
To celebrate its 15th Anniversary, Mulan, as well as its direct to video sequel Mulan II, was [...]
Dwayne Johnson’s most dramatically challenging part took place this year with the release of the thriller Snitch, and that film hits Blu-ray and DVD on June 11th. Johnson plays a businessman who becomes an undercover informant to save his son (Rafi Gavron) from spending years in prison on drug possession charges. Benjamin Bratt also stars [...]
There is a man behind the camera and the man behind the curtain. During our interviews for last week’s Blu-ray release for Who Framed Roger Rabbit, we interviewed the man behind the voice, Charles Fleischer. We had known Mr. Fleischer for his iconic work as Roger Rabbit, as well as for his chilling work as [...]