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Ready or Not Blu-ray Review
Ready or Not   Ready or Not Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  05/12/2019 18:41 EST
It's just a simple, harmless childhood game, right?  Everyone grows up playing hide and seek.  However, when it becomes a real scenario of life and death, it's no longer a game.  That is the concept behind directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillet (Devil's Due) horror/thriller, Ready or Not.   The scre... Read More

The Goldfinch Blu-ray Review
The Goldfinch   The Goldfinch Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  03/12/2019 09:38 EST
Why is it that the powers that be in Hollywood think that almost every novel should be turned into a major motion picture?  Sometimes the outcome is worthy of the original work but more often than not the results are less than stellar. Part of the problem is that novels usually have so many details that movies would need to be several hou... Read More

Where'd You Go, Bernadette Blu-ray Review
Where'd You Go, Bernadette   Where'd You Go, Bernadette Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  27/11/2019 12:09 EST
In 2012 Little, Brown and Company published a novel by Maria Semple called Where'd You Go, Bernadette. The book, which sat on the New York Times Bestseller list for a year, is told mostly through correspondence with some narration by Bernadette's teenage daughter Bee thrown in.  Annapurna Pictures bought the film's rights to adapt the stor... Read More

Blinded by the Light Blu-ray Review
Blinded by the Light   Blinded by the Light Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  19/11/2019 08:57 EST
I read a quote somewhere…"Music is heard with the ears, understood with the heart" and I thought how true that statement was.  There are so many styles of music worldwide but we don't always need to understand the language the song is sung in to sense that the lyrics are speaking to us personally. From Country to Rap to Heavy ... Read More

Robocop Blu-ray Review
Robocop   Robocop Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  18/11/2019 17:07 EST
In 1987 I was not ready for RoboCop. By then I had already experienced more than my share of Horror, Sci-Fi and Action films. Sitting in that darkened theater with my friends, watching the hyper-violent, and frenetically paced movie, I was struck by how it had so much more to say than just 'look at how bloody I am!'  RoboCop was making... Read More

Good Boys Blu-ray Review
Good Boys   Good Boys Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  12/11/2019 19:49 EST
Middle school…the hormones, the bullying, the embarrassing situations that lurk behind every corner.  Walking that fine line between childhood and young adult can be difficult to navigate, which is why there have been numerous films highlighting the trials and tribulations of that tumultuous time in one's life.  Of course, none... Read More

The Peanut Butter Falcon Blu-ray Review
The Peanut Butter Falcon   The Peanut Butter Falcon Blu-ray Review
(Judith Raymer)  11/11/2019 21:07 EST
Is awards season here yet?  I know. I know. It's not enough that we welcome Thanksgiving and Christmas along with Halloween.  Now, I'm rushing us to nominations. The Peanut Butter Falcon, however, has some strong award contending performances.  Where to even begin…Touted as "a modern Mark Twain style adventure tale...a tw... Read More

The Art of Racing in the Rain Blu-ray Review
The Art of Racing in the Rain   The Art of Racing in the Rain Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  06/11/2019 11:19 EST
In 2008 author Garth Stein's third novel, The Art of Racing in the Rain, was published and sat on the New York Times Bestseller list for 156 weeks. In 2009 Universal Pictures bought the rights and planned for Patrick Dempsey (Grey's Anatomy) to play the main character of Enzo but the movie never had a director attached and was never ma... Read More

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Blu-ray Review
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark   Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  04/11/2019 17:13 EST
PG-13 horror movies, always conjure up images of milquetoast monsters, bloodless kill- scenes, and plots which cater to an, at best, immature audience. I know this seems like a seriously gross generalization, and perhaps it is a tad judgmental, but I have been to too many of them to think otherwise. Or have I! This is not the case with Scary S... Read More

An American Werewolf in London Blu-ray Review
An American Werewolf in London   An American Werewolf in London Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  28/10/2019 23:37 EST
John Landis (Coming to America, Michael Jackson's Thriller) has created many, what most people would term, "classic" films. Many of them, like Trading Places, or The Blues Brothers, to name a few, were comedies but one, in particular, has stuck with Horror film lovers and for good reason. An American Werewolf in London is high on the... Read More

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