The Monster, a nail-biting thriller and coming of age story directed by Bryan Bertino (The Strangers), was one of last year’s overlooked films. Featuring first rate performances from Zoe Kazan (Olivia Kitteridge) and Ella Ballantine (Anne of the Green Gables), this Ottawa shot production should have you on the edge of your seat.
One of this year’s most notable Blu-ray releases was Carrie: Collector’s Edition. Any new iteration of Carrie is highly anticipated in the home video market, but this Scream Factory version celebrates the film’s 40th anniversary. Plus, this version is a 4K scan of the original negative, giving more pop and depth to the feature.
With Christmas just around the corner, one worthy stocking stuffer is the recent Blu-ray release of Pete’s Dragon. The picture is a marked improvement of the 1977 family film, as writer/director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) and co-scribe Toby Halbrooks bring a beautifully rendered sensitivity to the proceedings.
The irony behind Suicide Squad was that although it was shredded by critics upon its release, the David Ayer (Fury) directed feature was a box office hit, making over $745 million worldwide. Suicide Squad Extended Cut, out today on Blu-ray, features 11 minutes of extra footage, and one of the added scenes features a [...]
One of this year’s most overlooked films, the boxing epic Hands of Stone, was released this week on Blu-ray. Featuring Edgar Ramírez as legendary boxer Roberto Durán, the narrative centers on Durán’s ascension to the boxing ranks and his contentious rivalry with Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond IV).
Although blessed with an all-star [...]
If you’re a fan of anthology series like The Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits, then Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s recently Blu-ray release of Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye (PG-13, 94 minutes) is purr-fect addition to your Blu-ray collection (excuse the horrid pun!).
Released in 1985, Cat’s Eye is broken down into three stories, [...]
Although Orson Welles is known for directing visually arresting and occasionally sumptuous black and white films (Touch of Evil, Citizen Kane, The Lady From Shanghai), The Immortal Story is evidence of his painterly approach to color. Welles’ collaboration with French New Wave cinematographer Willy Kurant (Masculin Féminin, The Night of the Following Day) was a [...]
Jodie Foster has starred in her share of excellent thrillers (The Silence of the Lambs, Flightplan), and this year she directed the nail-biting thriller Money Monster, a creative venture which is blessed with a top notch script from Jamie Linden and an A-list cast (George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell). Paying a slight homage [...]
Now out on Blu-ray and DVD, A Hologram for the King stars Tom Hanks and is based on The New York Times best-selling novel by Dave Eggers. Hanks reunites with Cloud Atlas co-director Tom Tykwer for the film, and their collaboration is once again a creative success (unfortunately the film made just $4.1 million at [...]
Now out on Blu-ray, the Ultimate Edition of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is a must have for fans of the theatrical cut as well as comic book enthusiasts. This version, which runs 182 minutes, gives a deeper look into Lex Luthor’s (Jesse Eisenberg) ambitious scheme to kill Superman (Henry Cavill) [...]