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 DVD, A Fighting Man (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 88 minutes) is a cut above your average boxing film thanks to top notch workmanship from director Damian Lee and solid acting from all parties involved.
Dominic Purcell trained for several months to get in fighting shape as Sailor O’Connor, an proud ex-pugilist who has [...]
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 [...]
Katharine Hepburn’s successful pairing with director George Stevens started off with the 1935 classic Alice Adams. Based on Booth Tarkington’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, the narrative centers on a young woman (Katharine Hepburn) who’s determined to fit into society’s upper crust. Stevens, like such contemporaries as Billy Wilder and Frank Capra, is a director who [...]
World War II films told from the German perspective is a rarity, so the mere existence of the 279 minute epic Generation War is refreshing. Now out on DVD and Blu-ray from Music Box films, the project centers on five, Berlin based friends and their experiences during World War II.
Directed by Philipp Kadelbach, [...]
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 [...]
With the Cannes Film Festival in full swing, I decided to check out the DVD Seduced and Abandoned, a documentary which aired last year on HBO. Directed by James Toback, an incisive and risk taking filmmaker who’s done excellent work with Robert Downey Jr. (The Pick-Up Artist, Two Girls and a Guy), James Caan [...]
Recently released on DVD, Call Me Crazy: A Five Film is a Lifetime Television project that’s buoyed by first rate (and inspired) work from a wide array of actresses and filmmakers. Laura Dern’s directing short “Grace” is a particular highlight, as the titular character (Sarah Hyland) attempts to reconcile her mother’s (Melissa Leo) lifelong struggle [...]