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“DEATH HAS BLUE EYES” Now on Blu-ray

April 5th, 2021 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

You really have to be a film buff of the seventies to enjoy this sinister B movie. Loaded with old style filming, special effects and stunts, Death Has Blue Eyes brings back a good measure of nostalgia. The film is the visionary of cult director Nico Mastorakis’s and his first debut for the screen. This one is mainly a collector’s item to add to your personal time capsule, but if softcore sex and a wicked plot are of interest this little ditty has both. The Blu-ray is loaded with bonus material and offers two screen size versions. Read more…

“THE RECKONING” Now on Blu-ray

April 3rd, 2021 No comments

 

Review by John Delia

Inspired by actual events, the movie The Reckoning takes you to the past where we find a township in the throes of the Black Plague. Most interesting is the panic that revolved around the very devastating virus that spread like wildfire through blood from an infected person. In this film we find a diabolical government telling the people that the plague is caused by the Devil and spread through Witchcraft. In modern day we are experiencing a similar attack by the COVID-19 virus that attacks the body through droplets from an infected victim, however due to modern medicines we are able to protect the populace and even cure victims from this outbreak. Read more…

“HAPPY TIMES” now on Blu-Ray

February 10th, 2021 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

The Israeli thriller Happy Times works as both a comedy and a horror flick for an adult audience. The derivative script idea however, could have easily been centered on a Thanksgiving gathering as it was filmed in Los Angeles. But, thankfully, Happy Times takes place at a religious Jewish Shabbat dinner party, making it unique, interesting and more mystifying. Read more…

Coming Soon in Theaters, Video, Streaming

February 7th, 2021 No comments

FEBRUARY 2021

February 2, 2021

Wild Mountain Thyme- DVD

WILD MOUNTAIN THYME John Patrick Shanley, who created the classic MOONSTRUCK, brings his sweeping romantic vision to Ireland with Wild Mountain Thyme. The headstrong farmer Rosemary Muldoon (Emily Blunt) has her heart set on winning her neighbor Anthony Reilly’s love. The problem is Anthony (Jamie Dornan) seems to have inherited a family curse, and remains oblivious to his beautiful admirer. Stung by his father Tony’s (Christopher Walken) plans to sell the family farm to his American nephew (Jon Hamm), Anthony is jolted into pursuing his dreams in this comedic, moving and wildly romantic tale.

Breach- DVD

BREACH  Clay, a hardened mechanic selected to maintain an interstellar ark, leaving Earth from a catastrophic plague. Bound for a new planet, Clay and his small crew are responsible for the safety of the last surviving humans. But when a teammate is brutally murdered, the crew discovers a terrifying new threat: a vicious, shape-shifting alien creature whose goal is to wipe out the human race before they reach their new home.

First Blush- VOD   

FIRST BLUSH Nena and Drew are a young, happy-ish married couple whose relationship is thrown off its axis when they meet Olivia. The trio’s attraction to each other is undeniable, but when they become romantically involved, they struggle to navigate the complications of a polyamorous relationship. The three push each other’s boundaries to their limits as they discover painful truths about who they are, what they want, and how to love in turbulent times. In turns both hilarious and heartbreaking, the film tenderly explores the anxieties that shape a generation, and celebrates the bravery that it takes to make genuine connections.

Let Him Go- Blu-ray/DVD

LET HIM GO Following the loss of their son, a retired sheriff and his wife leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas.

 

Tribes on the Edge- VOD

TRIBES ON THE EDGE Building on a family legacy of exploration and environmental filmmaking, director Céline Cousteau journeys to the Brazilian Amazon at the request of tribal leaders in order to bear witness to the indigenous communities’ fight for survival. Cousteau shares their rarely seen stories of cultural pride and traditional way of life set against the legacy of colonialism, and documents the ever-present threats to their land and health crises triggered by contact with outsiders. Tribes on the Edge follows these indigenous communities fighting to protect their home – a home that is critical to the ecological balance of our planet, and as a result…these communities protect us.

Host- Blu-ray/DVD

HOST six friends hire a medium to conduct a séance during lockdown for their weekly Zoom call. Jemma decides to pull a prank and makes up a story about a boy she knew in high school who hanged himself. By doing this, Jemma inadvertently invites a demonic presence to cross over. Soon the friends begin noticing strange occurrences in their homes as the evil spirit begins to make itself known, and they all realize this night may be their last.

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror- Blu-ray/DVD 

HORROR NOIRE: A HISTORY OF BLACK HORROR Delving into a century of genre films that by turns utilized, caricatured, exploited, sidelined, and finally embraced them, HORROR NOIRE traces the untold history of Black Americans in Hollywood through their connection to the horror genre. Adapting Robin Means Coleman’s seminal book, HORROR NOIRE presents the living and the dead, using new and archival interviews from scholars and creators, from the voices who survived the genre’s past trends to those shaping its future.

Black Sheep- Blu-ray, DVD, Digital   25th Anniversary         

BLACK SHEEP A gubernatorial candidate hires a wormy special assistant (Chris Farley) whose only job is to make sure the candidate’s well-meaning but incompetent brother doesn’t ruin the election. But, the going gets rough and out of hand.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers- Blu-ray, DVD, Digital   65th Anniversary 

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS Something evil has taken possession of the small town of Santa Mira, California. Hysterical people accuse their loved ones of being emotionless impostors; of not being themselves. At first, Dr. Miles Bennell (Kevin McCarthy) tries to convince them they’re wrong…but they’re not. Plant-like extraterrestrials have invaded Earth, replicating the villagers in giant seed “pods” and taking possession of their souls while they sleep. Soon the entire town is overwhelmed by the inhuman horror, but it won’t stop there. In a terrifying race for his life, Dr. Bennell escapes to warn the world of the deadly invasion of the pod people! Remade in both 1978 and 1997, this chilling combination of extraterrestrial terror and anti-conformity paranoia is considered one of the great cult classics of the genre.

Tesla- Blu-ray/DVD

TESLA Brilliant, visionary Nikola Tesla (Ethan Hawke) fights an uphill battle to bring his revolutionary electrical system to fruition, then faces thornier challenges with his new system for worldwide wireless energy. The film tracks Tesla’s uneasy interactions with his fellow inventor Thomas Edison (Kyle MacLachlan) and his patron George Westinghouse (Jim Gaffigan). Another thread traces Tesla’s sidewinding courtship of financial titan J.P. Morgan (Donnie Keshawarz), whose daughter Anne (Eve Hewson) takes a more than casual interest in the inventor. Anne analyzes and presents the story as it unfolds, offering a distinctly modern voice to this scientific period drama which, like its subject, defies convention.

February 3, 2021

Firefly Lane- Neflex series   

FIREFLY LANE When unlikely duo Tully (Katherine Heigl) and Kate (Sarah Chalke) meet at age fourteen, they couldn’t be more different. Tully is the brash and bold girl you can’t ignore, while Kate is the mousy shy girl you never notice. But when a tragedy brings them together, they are bonded for life — forever inseparable best friends. Together they experience thirty years of ups and downs — triumphs and disappointments, heartbreak and joy, and a love triangle that strains their friendship. One goes on to fabulous wealth and fame, the other chooses marriage and motherhood — but through the decades, their bond remains — until it faces the ultimate test. The series is based on the novel of the same name by New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah, who serves as co-executive producer.

February 5, 2021

Bliss- Amazon Prime

BLISS is a mind-bending love story following Greg (Owen Wilson) who, after recently being divorced and then fired, meets the mysterious Isabel (Salma Hayek), a woman living on the streets and convinced that the polluted, broken world around them is just a computer simulation. Doubtful at first, Greg eventually discovers there may be some truth to Isabel’s wild conspiracy.

Malcolm & Marie- Netflix   

MALCOLM & MARIE an achingly romantic drama in which a filmmaker (John David Washington) and his girlfriend (Zendaya) return home following a celebratory movie premiere as he awaits what’s sure to be imminent critical and financial success. The evening suddenly takes a turn as revelations about their relationships begin to surface, testing the strength of their love.

Little Fish- Theatres, VOD 

LITTLE FISH Imagine waking up in a world where a pandemic has broken out, which strikes with no rhyme or reason, and causes its victims to lose their memories. Imagine waking up and not remembering the person you love. This is the world that newlyweds Emma (Olivia Cooke) and Jude (Jack O’Connell) find themselves in, not long after meeting and falling in love. When Jude contracts the disease, the young couple will do anything to hold onto the memory of their love.

The Reckoning- VOD, Digital   

THE RECKONING After losing her husband during the Great Plague, Grace Haverstock (Charlotte Kirk) is unjustly accused of being a witch and placed in the custody of England’s most ruthless witch-hunter, Judge Moorcroft (Sean Pertwee). Forced to endure physical and emotional torture while steadfastly maintaining her innocence, Grace must face her own inner demons as the Devil himself starts to work his way into her mind.

The Right One- VOD 

THE RIGHT ONE Sara, a novelist struggling with writer’s block, needs inspiration — and finds it when she serendipitously meets Godfrey, a down-on-his-luck oddball who constantly changes personas and alter egos in order to cope with his past and avoid reality. Just as Godfrey begins to open up to Sara, he discovers that she’s been using him as inspiration for her next novel, and he vanishes from her life. Did Sara just lose the man of her dreams, or will she be able to find him and make things right?

PVT CHAT- Theaters Feb 5, VOD, Digital Feb 9 

PVT CHAT Jack is a lonely internet gambler living in New York City. He quickly becomes fixated on Scarlet – a cam girl from San Francisco. As Jack learns more about Scarlet, he discovers her unrealized talent as a painter and begins to fall hard for her. His obsession reaches a boiling point when fantasy materializes in reality and Jack sees Scarlet on a rainy street in NYC Chinatown.

February 9, 2021

Sator- Digital, VOD   

SATOR Secluded in a desolate forest home to little more than the decaying remnants of the past, a broken family is further torn apart by a mysterious death. Adam, guided by a pervasive sense of dread, hunts for answers only to learn that they are not alone; an insidious presence by the name of Sator has been observing his family, subtly influencing all of them for years in an attempt to claim them.

Tazmanian Devil- Digital, VOD

TAZMANIAN DEVIL Relocating to the United States from Nigeria, Dayo (Abraham Attah) finds himself simultaneously balancing the culture shock of immigration with the growing pains of being a college freshman. His adjustment to U.S. life is further complicated as he gets to know his previously estranged father (played by Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine), a devout Christian pastor with strict rules and very high expectations for his son. Dayo quickly finds himself at odds with his father simply because he wants to live the life of a typical American college student. The father/son conflicts come to a head when Dayo decides to pledge Tau Alpha Zeta, a fraternity whose members are ironically known on campus as “The Devils”.

Happy Times- DVD, VOD (Adults Only)   

HAPPY TIMES An Israeli American couple invite friends and family over to their Hollywood mansion for a Shabbat dinner party. But a deadly mix of alcohol, inflated egos, inappropriate lust and raging jealousy turns the sedate affair into a cauldron of murderous mayhem.

 

Greenland- Blu-ray/DVD

GREENLAND John Garrity, his estranged wife and their young son embark on a perilous journey to find sanctuary as a planet-killing comet hurtles toward Earth. Amid terrifying accounts of cities getting levelled, the Garrity’s experience the best and worst in humanity. As the countdown to the global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.

 

Hurt by Paradise- VOD, Digital       

HURT BY PARADISE  a heartfelt love letter to female friendship and London, from first time writer/director Greta Bellamacina, who also takes the lead. Nominated for the prestigious Michael Powell Award for Best British Film at the Edinburgh Film Festival and for Best UK Film at Raindance, it now arrives on digital and VOD on February, 9 2021 courtesy of Trinity Creative Partnership.

 

Freaky- Blu-ray/DVD

FREAKY Teenager Millie Kessler spends her days trying to survive high school and the cruel actions of the popular crowd. But when she becomes the latest target of the Butcher, the town’s infamous serial killer, her senior year becomes the least of her worries. When the Butcher’s mystical dagger causes him and Millie to magically switch bodies, the frightened teen learns she has just 24 hours to get her identity back before she looks like a middle-aged maniac forever.

Beautiful Girls- Digital    25th Anniversary 

BEAUTIFUL GIRLS comedy following a group of friends whose ten-year high school reunion creates some hilariously unexpected surprises. The guys of the old gang declare they’re still ready to party with the “beautiful girls,” while in reality they’re still struggling to figure out the opposite sex.

The Little Prince- Blu-ray/DVD, Digtital 

THE LITTLE PRINCE At its heart is the film follows a young girl (Mackenzie Foy), prepared by her mother (Rachel McAdams) for the very grown-up real-world.  After her eccentric, kind-hearted neighbor, “The Aviator” (Jeff Bridges) introduces her to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, she learns of “The Little Prince” (Riley Osborne). And so begins the magical and emotional journey where one learns, amongst other things, it’s the human connections that matter most.

Sputnik- Blu-ray/DVD

SPUTNIK Tatyana (Oksana Akinshina), a young doctor, is close to losing her medical license. When she’s recruited by the military and is brought to a special science research center where she finds a cosmonaut who survived a mysterious space accident However, there’s something he brought back from space and it’s living inside of him.

The Right One- Blu-ray/DVD 

THE RIGHT ONE Sara, a novelist struggling with writer’s block, needs inspiration — and finds it when she serendipitously meets Godfrey, a down-on-his-luck oddball who constantly changes personas and alter egos in order to cope with his past and avoid reality. Just as Godfrey begins to open up to Sara, he discovers that she’s been using him as inspiration for her next novel, and he vanishes from her life.

February 10, 2021

Neil Young: Heart of Gold- DVD & Digital 15th Anniversary   

NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD director Jonathan Demme (SILENCE OF THE LAMBS) beautifully captures Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend Neil Young as he prepares and presents the performance of a lifetime with the help of his wife Pegi and country star Emmylou Harris, steel guitarist Ben Keith and more at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.

February 11, 2021

My Bloody Valentine- Blu-ray, DVD, Digital 40th Anniversary 

MY BLOODY VALENTINE   On Valentine’s Day, someone always loses their heart. Twenty years ago, this small town lost more than that. When supervisors abandoned their posts to attend the town’s annual holiday dance, a tragedy claimed the lives of five miners. The sole survivor, Harry Warden, was institutionalized, but returned for a vengeful massacre on the disaster’s first anniversary. Nineteen years later, the town is gearing up for another Valentine’s Day party.

February 12, 2021

The World to Come- Theaters 

THE WORLD TO COME In this powerful 19th century romance set in the American Northeast, Abigail (Katherine Waterston), a farmer’s wife, and her new neighbor Tallie (Vanessa Kirby) find themselves irrevocably drawn to each other. A grieving Abigail tends to her withdrawn husband Dyer (Casey Affleck) as free-spirit Tallie bristles at the jealous control of her husband Finney (Christopher Abbott), when together their intimacy begins to fill a void in each other’s lives they never knew existed. Directed by Mona Fastvold and scripted by Jim Shepard and Ron Hansen, THE WORLD TO COME explores how isolation is overcome by the intensity of human connection

Minari- Theaters     

MINARI A tender and sweeping story about what roots us to people and places, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. An A24 release.

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things- Amazon Prime Video 

THE MAP OF TINY PERFECT THINGS Mark takes advantage of reliving the same day over and over by reading his way through a library. When he meets Margaret, who’s also aware of the time loop, they set out to find every amazing event — no matter how big or small — that occurred on that day.

 

Willy’s Wonderland- Home Video 

WILLY’S WONDERLAND A quiet loner (Nic Cage) finds himself stranded in a remote town when his car breaks down. Unable to pay for the repairs he needs, he agrees to spend the night cleaning Willy’s Wonderland, an abandoned family fun center. But this wonderland has a dark secret that “The Janitor” is about to discover. He soon finds himself trapped inside Willy’s and locked in an epic battle with the possessed animatronic mascots that roam the halls. To survive, he must fight his way through each of them.

Adverse- Theaters   

ADVERSE Thomas Nicholas and Mickey Rourke star in this gritty, intense urban thriller about one man’s quest for revenge. Struggling to make ends meet, rideshare driver Ethan learns his sister Mia is deep in debt to a sleazy drug dealer. When Mia goes missing, Ethan discovers that crime boss Kaden is behind the act, and to get close to him Ethan takes a job as Kaden’s driver. One by one Ethan hunts down members of Kaden’s crew to wreak bloody vengeance as he prepares to confront Kaden himself. The stellar cast also includes Lou Diamond Phillips, Sean Astin, and Penelope Ann Miller.

Barb & Star go to Vista del Mar- Everywhere you rent movies 

BARB & STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR Lifelong friends Barb and Star embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to leave their small Midwestern town for the first time…ever. Romance, friendship and a villain’s evil plot…Hold onto your culottes,

 

Young Hearts- Select Theaters, VOD 

YOUNG HEARTS Tilly (Quinn Liebling) and Harper (Anjini Taneja Azhar) have lived across the street from each other since they were small children. Harper’s older brother (Alex Jarmon) is Tilly’s best friend. When Harper enters high school, she and Tilly find themselves in an unexpected relationship that challenges social expectations, self-identities and family standings, providing us with an honest look into the naive yet complex social/cultural worlds of today’s young people.

 

To All The Boys: Always And Forever- Netflix

TO ALL THE BOYS: ALWAYS AND FOREVER As Lara Jean Covey prepares for the end of high school and the start of adulthood, a pair of life-changing trips lead her to reimagine what life with her family, friends, and Peter will look like after graduation.

Land- Theaters

LAND the poignant story of one woman’s search for meaning in the vast and harsh American wilderness. Edee (Robin Wright), in the aftermath of an unfathomable event, finds herself unable to stay connected to the world she once knew and in the face of that uncertainty, retreats to the magnificent, but unforgiving, wilds of the Rockies. After a local hunter (Demián Bichir) brings her back from the brink of death, she must find a way to live again.

February 16, 2021

Breaking Surface- Blu-ray 

BREAKING SURFACE a few days after Christmas, half-sisters Ida and Tuva set out on a winter dive in a remote part of the Norwegian coastline. Towards the end of the dive, a rockslide traps Tuva under water. As Ida surfaces to call for help, she discovers that the rockslide has struck above water as well, burying their equipment, phones and car keys they are completely cut off from any chance of outside rescue. As the frantic race for survival unfolds, Ida is put to the ultimate test of character and forcefulness. During Ida’s fight to save Tuva, a fractured sisterhood is exposed, and when all seems lost, the stakes rise beyond simple survival.

Supernova- VOD

SUPERNOVA Sam (Academy Award winner Colin Firth) and Tusker (Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci), partners of twenty years, are traveling across England in their old camper van visiting friends, family and places from their past. Following a life-changing diagnosis, their time together has become more important than ever until secret plans test their love like never before.

Alice Fades Away- Digital Platforms

ALICE FADES AWAY On the run, Alice Sullivan takes refuge on her uncle’s farm, now home to WWII survivors suffering from PTSD. When Holden arrives searching for Alice’s son, Logan, the residents of the farm are forced to make a decision; fight to protect her or give her over to Holden. She is taken in by its residents until Holden, a murderous figure from her past, arrives. His mission; return Alice’s son, Logan to his grandfather, the wealthy patriarch of the dangerous Sullivan family. Alice’s disturbed nature and increasing paranoia force the residents of the farm to make a decision; fight to protect her or give her over to Holden despite his increasingly violent and unpredictable ways.

Random Acts of Violence- Blu-ray/DVD

RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE  comic book creator Todd Walkley, his wife, assistant and best friend, are heading to NYC Comic Con when bad things start to happen—people start getting killed. It soon becomes clear that a crazed fan is using his “SLASHERMAN” comic as inspiration for the killings. And as the bodies pile up, and Todd’s friends become victims themselves, he is forced to face the killer and put an end to his notorious comic once and for all.

Archenemy- Blu-ray/DVD

ARCHENEMY Max Fist (Joe Manganiello) is a local drunk who claims to be a superhero from the planet Chromium. He tells anyone who will listen that he was pulled into a wormhole, falling through time and space, and dropped to earth without any of his powers. No one pays any attention to Max except a teenager named Hamster (Skylan Brooks) who can’t get enough of Max’s stories. When Hamster and his sister (Zolee Griggs) get in trouble with a vicious drug syndicate led by The Manager (Glenn Howerton), Max takes to the streets as a brutal vigilante hellbent on proving himself as the hero no one believes him to be.

Down to Earth- DVD & Digital 20th Anniversary

DOWN TO EARTH  Chris Rock delivers a first-rate performance in this romantic comedy remake of HEAVEN CAN WAIT.  Struggling comic Lance Barton knows what it’s like to die on stage. But when his life takes an unexpected turn – straight to heaven – Lance is sure there’s been a mistake. Miraculously, he’s right! An angel tells Lance he was taken prematurely but assures him he can be returned to Earth – in the aged body of a ruthless white billionaire.

Killing Beef- Please check local listings and home theater platforms 

KILLING BEEF After recovering from a near fatal shooting, former drug dealer and award-winning journalist Samson Styles searches to find meaning in his life and reconciliation with his shooter, in this meaningful journey that takes the form of a life-lesson told to a young boy.

February 18, 2021

La Linea Invisible- Topic streaming         

LA LINEA INVISIBLE a Spanish historical drama miniseries about the origins of the Basque terrorist organization ETA. 7th of June of 1968. ETA’s leader – Txabi Etxebarrieta, crosses the “invisible line” by killing the Galician Civil Guard José Antonio Pardines, the first of over 850 victims murdered by the terrorist organization. A few hours later, Txabi Etxebarrieta himself is taken down in a shooting with the Guardia Civil, thus becoming the first terrorist to kill and the first to die in the history of ETA.

February 19, 2020

Truth to Power- Theaters and Virtual Cinema

TRUTH TO POWER Millions fill stadiums across the world for the sound of Serj Tankian, the Grammy-winning lead singer of System Of A Down. With exclusive interviews, adventures, and original footage personally filmed by Serj, the documentary allows audiences backstage access to an international rock star whose faith in music not only revolutionized heavy metal, but also world events. Throughout his life, the musician has pursued social justice, harnessing the power of his songs and celebrity for real political change. Serj’s voice is equally likely to take on American corporate greed as lambast the corrupt regime of his homeland. His decades-long campaign for formal U.S. recognition of the Armenian Genocide was finally approved by Congress in 2019.

Test Pattern- Platform tbd

TEST PATTERN unfolds against the backdrop of national discussions around inequitable health care and policing, the #MeToo movement, and race in America. The film follows an interracial couple whose relationship is put to the test after a Black woman is sexually assaulted and her white boyfriend drives her from hospital to hospital in search of a rape kit. The film analyzes the effects of the systemic factors and social conditioning women face when navigating sex and consent within the American patriarchy, along with exploring institutional racism from a black female point of view.

The Violent Heart- Theaters and VOD

THE VIOLENT HEART Fifteen years after the murder of his older sister, taciturn Daniel finds himself falling for Cassie, a vivacious high school senior in this southern gothic-inspired Romeo & Juliet story set in the American heartland.

 

Blithe Spirit- Select Theaters, Digital, VOD 

BLITHE SPIRIT Best-selling crime novelist Charles (Dan Stevens) suffers from terrible writer’s block and is struggling to finish his first screenplay. His picture-perfect new wife Ruth (Isla Fisher) is doing her best to keep him focused so they can fulfill her dream of leaving London for Hollywood. Charles’ quest for inspiration leads him to invite the eccentric mystic Madame Acarti (Judi Dench) to perform a séance in his home. He gets more than he bargained for when Madame Acarti inadvertently summons the spirit of his first wife

The Mauritanian- Theaters    

THE MAURITANIAN Captured by the U.S. Government, Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Tahar Rahim) languishes in prison for years without charge or trial. Losing all hope, Slahi finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley). Together they face countless obstacles in a desperate pursuit for justice. Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by formidable military prosecutor, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch), eventually reveals a shocking and far reaching conspiracy. Based on the New York Times best-selling memoir, this is the explosive true story of a fight for survival against all odds.

Silk Road- Theaters, Digital, VOD (also February 23 on Blu-ray/DVD)

SILK ROAD  focuses on the young, affluent, and highly motivated entrepreneur Ross Ulbricht (Nick Robinson), whose ambitious goal is to launch the Internet’s first completely anonymous and unregulated marketplace. With Ulbricht’s passion for the possibilities his invention offers the world, his site – the Silk Road – becomes the world’s fastest-growing drug market, catching the focus of disgraced DEA agent Rick Bowden (Jason Clarke). A dinosaur with a habit for substance abuse and blowing cases, Bowden once had street savvy in dark corners but is unprepared for the dark web as he struggles through tutorials on how to use the Internet. As both men’s private lives erode, with Bowden in over his head and Ross’s growing paranoia driving unthinkable choices, they cling to their jobs in an elaborate game of cat-and-mouse that have both men asking how far their idealism can take them.

February 20, 2021

The African Queen- Blu-ray, DVD, Digital 70th Anniversary   

THE AFRICAN QUEEN a comedy romance about a grizzled skipper and a spirited missionary take on the Germans in Africa during World War I. Katharine Hepburn is the uptight Rose Sayer forced aboard the river steamboat ‘The African Queen’ manned by the ill-mannered bachelor Charlie Allnut (Humphrey Bogart).  Facing raging rapids, bloodthirsty parasites, and impenetrable swamps, the two grow closer to each other despite their differences.

February 23, 2021

Wrong Turn- VOD, Digital, Blu-ray, DVD

WRONG TURN Backwoods terror and never-jangling suspense meet when Jen (Charlotte Vega) and a group of friends set out to hike the Appalachian Trail. Despite warnings to stick to the trail, the hikers stray off course—and cross into land inhabited by The Foundation, a hidden community of mountain dwellers who use deadly means to protect their way of life. Suddenly under siege, Jen and her friends seem headed to the point of no return— unless Jen’s father (Matthew Modine) can reach them in time.

The Last Vermeer- DVD   

THE LAST VERMEER While Joseph Piller (Bang), a Dutch Jew, was fighting in the Resistance during the Second World War, the witty, debonair aesthete, Han van Meegeren (Pearce) was hosting hedonistic soirées and selling Dutch art treasures to Hermann Goring and other top Nazis. Following the war, Piller becomes an investigator assigned the task of identifying and redistributing stolen art, resulting in the flamboyant van Meegeren being accused of collaboration — a crime punishable by death. But, despite mounting evidence, Piller, with the aid of his assistant (Krieps), becomes increasingly convinced of Han’s innocence and finds himself in the unlikely position of fighting to save his life.

Rage- All Major VOD Platforms and Vimeo On Demand in Australia

RAGE after a violent home invasion leaves mild-mannered husband Noah (Matt Theo) in a coma and his wife Madeline (Hayley Beveridge) deeply traumatized, Noah awakens to find out that one of the attackers is still on the loose. As Noah and the nearly-despondent Madeline try to move on with their lives, Madeline spots the attacker, opening up a twisted tale of brutal revenge where all isn’t as it seems. Along the way, a scarred and seasoned Detective John Bennett (Richard Norton) fights his own inner demons whilst trying to solve the crime.

Redemption Day- DVD 

REDEMPTION DAY Having just returned home, decorated U.S. Marine Captain Brad Paxton’s (Gary Dourdan) wife, Kate, is kidnapped by a terrorist group while working in Morocco. He is forced back into action for a daring and deadly operation to save the woman he loves.

John Hughes 5-Movie Collection- Blu-ray   

JOHN HUGHES 5-MOVIE COLLECTION  includes the beloved favorites Pretty In Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, as well as the Blu-ray debuts of She’s Having a Baby and Some Kind of Wonderful.  The Collection also includes access to a digital copy of each film.

Lady Sings the Blues- Blu-ray    

LADY SINGS THE BLUES brilliantly captures the essence of Billie Holiday, one of America’s most loved and memorable blues singers.  Filled with the greatest songs of the incomparable “Lady Day,” the film won Image Awards for Best Motion Picture, Best Actress (Diana Ross) and Best Actor (Billy Dee Williams), as well as a Golden Globe® for Ross as the year’s Most Promising Newcomer – Female.  Richard Pryor also stars as the unforgettable “Piano Man.”

February 26, 2021

Tyger Tyger- Select Theaters, Drive-In Theaters, Digital, VOD   

TYGER TYGER follows a woman named Blake (Sam Quartin), who while waiting for her test results during a pandemic, robs a pharmacy for life-saving medication, ditches her insolent boyfriend (Max Madsen), and makes a deal with a drug addict named Luke (Dylan Sprouse), to help distribute the stolen medication in the fringe lands. During the life-or-death adventure, they are chased through the labyrinth of the lawless city by its self-appointed gatekeepers Tammie (Eden Brolin) and Uncle Joe (Craig Stark).

Night of Kings- Theaters 

NIGHT OF KINGS A young man is sent to “La Maca”, a prison of Ivory Coast in the middle of the forest ruled by its prisoners. With the red moon rising, he is designated by the Boss to be the new “Roman” and must tell a story to the other prisoners.

 

The Vigil- Digital, VOD 

THE VIGIL Steeped in ancient Jewish lore and demonology, THE VIGIL is supernatural horror film set over the course of a single evening in Brooklyn’s Hasidic Borough Park neighborhood. Low on funds and having recently left his insular religious community, Yakov reluctantly accepts an offer from his former rabbi and confidante to take on the responsibility of an overnight “shomer,” fulfilling the Jewish practice of watching over the body of a deceased community member. Shortly after arriving at the recently departed dilapidated house to sit the vigil, Yakov begins to realize that something is very, very wrong.

‘Til Kingdom Come- Home Cinema

‘TIL KINGDOM COME Millions of American Evangelicals are praying for the State of Israel. Among them are the Binghams, a dynasty of Kentucky pastors, and their Evangelical congregants in an impoverished coal mining town. They donate sacrificially to Israel’s foremost philanthropic organization, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, because they fervently believe the Jews are crucial to Jesus’s return. This film traces this unusual relationship, from rural Kentucky to the halls of government in Washington, through the moving of the American Embassy in Jerusalem and to the annexation plan of the West-Bank. With unparalleled access, the film exposes a stunning backstory of the Trump and Netanyahu administrations, where financial, political and messianic motivations intersect with the apocalyptic worldview that is insistently reshaping American foreign policy toward Israel and the Middle-East.

Tom & Jerry- Theaters       

TOM & JERRY One of the most beloved rivalries in history is reignited when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of “the wedding of the century,” forcing the event’s desperate planner to hire Tom to get rid of him, in director Tim Story’s “Tom and Jerry.” The ensuing cat and mouse battle threatens to destroy her career, the wedding and possibly the hotel itself. But soon, an even bigger problem arises: a diabolically ambitious staffer conspiring against all three of them.

The Father- Theaters

THE FATHER Anthony is 80, mischievous, living defiantly alone and rejecting the careers that his daughter, Anne, encouragingly introduces. Yet help is also becoming a necessity for Anne; she can’t make daily visits anymore and Anthony’s grip on reality is unravelling. As we experience the ebb and flow of his memory, how much of his own identity and past can Anthony cling to? How does Anne cope as she grieves the loss of her father, while he still lives and breathes before her? The Father warmly embraces real life, through loving reflection upon the vibrant human condition; heart-breaking and uncompromisingly poignant – a movie that nestles in the truth of our own lives.

Nobody- In Select Theaters 

When two thieves break into his suburban home one night, Hutch declines to defend himself or his family, hoping to prevent serious violence. His teenage son, Blake (Gage Munroe, The Shack), is disappointed in him and his wife, Becca (Connie Nielsen, Wonder Woman), seems to pull only further away. The aftermath of the incident strikes a match to Hutch’s long-simmering rage, triggering dormant instincts and propelling him on a brutal path that will surface dark secrets and lethal skills. In a barrage of fists, gunfire and squealing tires, Hutch must save his family from a dangerous adversary

February 28, 2021

Pretty in Pink- Blu-ray, DVD, Digital 35th Anniversary      

PRETTY IN PINK Teen sensations Molly Ringwald (The Breakfast Club) and Andrew McCarthy (St Elmo’s Fire) drew rave reviews for their starring performances in this hit love story produced and written by John Hughes. Andie is a high school girl from the other side of town. Blane’s the wealthy heartthrob who asks her to the prom. But as fast as their romance builds, it’s threatened by the painful reality of peer pressure.

MARCH 2021

March 2, 2021

The War and Peace of Tim O’Brien- VOD   

THE WAR AND PEACE OF TIM O’BRIEN follows Tim O’Brien on his journey writing his next and last book. What makes wars worth fighting? How do we write about war? What are the obligations of citizens with respect to war?  What are the after-effects of war on individuals and families? This intimate film about the struggles of a world-renowned war writer illuminates the everyday ties between duty, art, family, and the trauma of war.

Scare Me- Blu-ray/DVD   

SCARE ME  two strangers, Fred and Fanny, are stuck in their Catskills cabin during a power outage. Looking to pass the time, they decide to tell each other scary stories. But the more Fred and Fanny commit to their tales, the more the stories come to life. As the horrors of reality manifest, Fred confronts his ultimate fear that Fanny may be the better storyteller, forcing him to craft the most horrific tale imaginable and put an end to the competition for good.

Undertow- VOD, Digital 

UNDERTOW the story of two women whose lives become dangerously enmeshed. Grieving the loss of her stillborn baby, Claire meets pregnant teenager Angie. Feisty and irrepressible, Angie challenges Claire’s careful control. Drawn into Angie’s world, Claire develops a dangerous obsession that risks both of their lives. Only when Claire is confronted with the terrible secret behind Angie’s pregnancy can both women begin to heal.

Shoah- Digital 

SHOAH Twelve years in the making, SHOAH is Lanzmann’s monumental epic on the Holocaust and features interviews with survivors, bystanders, and perpetrators in 14 countries. The film does not contain any historical footage but rather features interviews which seek to “reincarnate” the Jewish tragedy and also visits places where the crimes took place. It grew out of Lanzmann’s concern that the genocide perpetrated only 40 years earlier was already retreating into the mists of time, and that atrocity was becoming sanitized as History. His massive achievement – at once epic and intimate, immediate and definitive – is a triumph of form and content that reveals hidden truths while rewriting the rules of documentary filmmaking. Thirty-five years after its original release, SHOAH remains nothing less than essential.

Half Brothers- Blu-ray, DVD

HALF BROTHERS Renato, a successful Mexican aviation executive, is shocked to discover he has an American half-brother he never knew about, the free-spirited Asher. The two very different half-brothers are forced on a road journey together, masterminded by their ailing father, tracing the path their father took as an immigrant from Mexico to the US.

Fatale- Blu-ray, DVD

FATALE After a wild one-night stand, Derrick (Michael Ealy), a successful sports agent, watches his perfect life slowly disappear when he discovers that the sexy and mysterious woman he risked everything for, is a determined police detective (Hilary Swank) who entangles him in her latest investigation. As he tries desperately to put the pieces together, he falls deeper into her trap, risking his family, his career, and even his life. F ATALE is a suspenseful and provocative psychological thriller and an unpredictable game of cat and mouse where one mistake can change your life.

All My Life- Blu-ray, DVD

ALL MY LIFE are a sweet, fun-loving, newly engaged couple whose whole life seems ahead of them. But when Sol is diagnosed with terminal liver cancer in December, their plans for a summer wedding become impossible. In a race against time, Jenn and Sol’s friends and family launch an online fundraiser to help the couple create their dream wedding in just two weeks.

Monster Hunter- 4K, Blu-ray, DVD

MONSTER HUNTER Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Lt. Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her elite unit are transported through a portal from our world to a new world, they are in for the shock of their lives. In her desperate attempt to get home, the brave lieutenant encounters a mysterious hunter (Tony Jaa), whose unique skills have allowed him to survive in this hostile land. Faced with relentless and terrifying attacks from the monsters, the warriors team up to fight back and find a way home.

March 5. 2021

Son- Theaters, VOD, Digital

SON After a mysterious group of individuals break into Laura’s home and attempts to steal her eight-year-old son, David, the two of them flee town in search of safety. But soon after the failed kidnapping, David becomes extremely ill, suffering from increasingly sporadic psychosis and convulsions. Following her maternal instincts to save him, Laura commits unspeakable acts to keep him alive but soon, she must decide how far she is willing to go to save her son.

Raya and the Last Dragon- Theaters and Disney +

RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON takes us on an exciting, epic journey to the fantasy world of Kumandra, where humans and dragons lived together long ago in harmony. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people. However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than a dragon to save the world—it’s going to take trust and teamwork as well.

The Truffle Hunters- Theaters

THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men, seventy or eighty years young, hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle—which to date has resisted all of modern science’s efforts at cultivation. They’re guided by a secret culture and training passed down through generations, as well as by the noses of their cherished and expertly-trained dogs. They live a simpler, slower way of life, in harmony with their loyal animals and their picture-perfect land, seemingly straight out of a fairy tale. They’re untethered to cell phone screens or the Internet, opting instead to make their food and drink by hand and prioritizing in-person connections and community.

Coming 2 America- Amazon Prime Video 

COMING 2 AMERICA Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi(Arsenio Hall) embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began.

March 9, 2021

Adverse- DVD, VOD, Digital 

ADVERSE Thomas Nicholas and Mickey Rourke star in this gritty, intense urban thriller about one man’s quest for revenge. Struggling to make ends meet, rideshare driver Ethan learns his sister Mia is deep in debt to a sleazy drug dealer. When Mia goes missing, Ethan discovers that crime boss Kaden is behind the act, and to get close to him Ethan takes a job as Kaden’s driver. One by one Ethan hunts down members of Kaden’s crew to wreak bloody vengeance as he prepares to confront Kaden himself. The stellar cast also includes Lou Diamond Phillips, Sean Astin, and

The Forest- Blu-ray   

THE FOREST Two couples plan a trip into the forest, but they didn’t count on a killer on the loose with a taste for human flesh! The maniac is haunted by the ghosts of his children who come to aid of the campers in this unique entry into the killer-in-the-woods genre. From 70’s exploitation director Don Jones

RUTH- DVD   

RUTH Justice Ginsburg in her own Words tells the improbable story of how Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who couldn’t get a job despite graduating first in her law school class in a tie and making Law Review at Harvard and Columbia Law Schools, became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. It also reveals both the public and private sides of a resilient, resourceful woman who has survived the hostility of the profoundly male universe of government and law to become a revered Justice and icon for gender equality and women’s rights.

The Reason I Jump- Blu-ray/DVD    

THE REASON I JUMP is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. The film blends Higashida’s revelatory insights into autism, written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. It opens a window for audiences into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe. Moments in the lives of each of the characters are linked by the journey of a young Japanese boy through an epic landscape.

March 12, 2021

Long Live Rock- Home Cinema          

LONG LIVE ROCK a deep dive into the culture of hard rock music. This genre, beloved by its millions of fans, is often misunderstood and maligned by the media and the music industry. In intimate interviews, the leading titans of rock discuss the genre and the special relationship they have with their audience. Featuring members of Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Slipknot, Korn, Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Rage Against the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Halestorm, and many, many more.

March 16, 2021

Songbird- Blu-ray, DVD

SONGBIRD In the terrifying thriller SONGBIRD, the COVID-23 virus has mutated and the world is in its fourth year of lockdown. Infected Americans are ripped from their homes and forced into quarantine camps known as Q-Zones, from which there is no escape, as a few brave souls fight back against the forces of oppression. Amid this dystopian landscape, a fearless courier, Nico (KJ Apa), who’s immune to the deadly pathogen, finds hope and love with Sara (Sofia Carson), though her lockdown prohibits them from physical contact. When Sara is believed to have become infected, Nico races desperately across the barren streets of Los Angeles in search of the only thing that can save her from imprisonment … or worse.

Tower of Evil- Blu-ray (Adults Only)   

TOWER OF EVIL one of the most brutal and mysterious stories ever to be filmed. Tower of Evil is a haunting tale set in and around a deserted lighthouse on fog-shrouded Snape Island. The terror begins when a nude, crazed woman slaughters a sailor who was visiting the island. When she is taken back to civilization, an ancient relic is discovered and an expedition is mounted to solve the mystery of the island, which leads to series of psycho-sexual murders. Adults Only

March 19, 2021

Invincible- Amazon Prime   

INVINCIBLE is an adult animated superhero show that revolves around seventeen-year-old Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun), who’s just like every other guy his age — except that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons). But as Mark develops powers of his own, he discovers that his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems.

The Courier-Theaters

THE COURIER is a true-life spy thriller, the story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. At the behest of the UK’s MI-6 and a CIA operative (Rachel Brosnahan), he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.

March 23, 2021

Sheep Without a Shepherd- DVD, Streaming 

SHEEP WITHOUT A SHEPHERD The film follows family man and self-described movie-geek who is thrown into a battle of wits with the law after his daughter accidentally kills a fellow student who was blackmailing her. The dead boy’s mother is the morally “flexible” police chief determined to find her son’s killer.

The Kaiser of California- Blu-ray

THE KAISER OF CALIFORNIA On the surface, The Kaiser of California appears to be a cinematic anomaly: an epic Western produced under the state-controlled cinema of the Third Reich. But the film’s novelty value is quickly eclipsed by its dazzling visual aristry: striking compositions and stunning location photography worthy of John Ford (who was still three years away from making his signature Western, Stagecoach). In telling the story of German-born pioneer John Sutter, actor/director Luis Trenker returned to the awe-inspiring vistas and daring feats of rock-climbing that had made his “mountain films” such a sensation. The result is a film whose style is deeply Germanic and spectacularly American at the same time, virtually unseen in the United States, prior to this 2K restoration by the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung. –Filmaker

Days of the Bagnold Summer- DVD

DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER is a tender, funny coming-of-age story about single parenting and heavy metal. Sue works in a library. Daniel eats chips and listens to Metallica. This was the summer Daniel was due to spend with his dad and his dad’s new wife in Florida. But when they cancel his trip at the last minute, Sue and Daniel suddenly face the prospect of six long weeks together. An epic war of wills ensues in the unassuming battleground of their suburban home as they each reckon with private tragedies – and pursue their personal passions. Featuring original songs by Belle and Sebastian.

Identifying Features- DVD

IDENTIFYINGFEATURES Middle-aged Magdalena (Mercedes Hernández) has lost contact with her son after he took off with a friend from their town of Guanajuato to cross the border into the U.S., hopeful to find work. Desperate to find out what happened to him—and to know whether or not he’s even alive—she embarks on an ever-expanding and increasingly dangerous journey to discover the truth.

Corleone- DVD     

CORLEONE In 1993 the Godfather of all Godfathers, Toto Riina, is arrested in Palermo, Sicily, marking the end of a 25-year manhunt and of the war that killed thousands between the Cosa Nostra and the Italian State. Through interviews of prosecutors, judges, police officers, lawyers and now repentant mobsters, the two-part documentary mini-series Corleone: Mafia and Blood tells the story of the rise and fall of the most feared and violent organized crime leader ever.

March 26, 2021

Super Frenchie- Theaters, Virtual Cinema, Digital Platforms

SUPER FRENCHIE provides an intimate look at the life of professional big mountain skier and BASE jumper Matthias “Super Frenchie” Giraud, who stops at nothing in his pursuit for adventure.  The film follows Matthias as he dares ever more dangerous stunts while simultaneously falling in love and starting a family.  The story takes a terrifying turn when Matthias suffers a catastrophic crash just days before the birth of his first child.

March 30, 2021

The Greatest Show on Earth- Blu-ray remastered   

THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH is a dazzling spectacle of life behind the scenes with Ringling Bros.-Barnum and Bailey Circus, the best three-ring circus in the land. Celebrates the extravagant three-ring circus and depicts the passionate scenes of love and jealousy behind the greatest show on Earth. Featuring three intertwining plotlines filled with romance and rivalry, DeMille’s film includes spectacular action sequences, including a show-stopping train wreck.

Journeys Through French Cinema- Blu-ray 

JOURNEYS THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA Director Bertrand Tavernier guides us through a roster of filmmakers both influential and forgotten, explores how his country’s cinema was shaped by the German occupation and changed again through the New Wave, spotlights little-known female filmmakers, and more. Subjects include: René Clément, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Julien Duvivier, Henri Decoin, Claude Autant-Lara, as well as composers who made movie music an art in and of itself, far from the Hollywood spotlight.

The Projectionist- Blu-ray/DVD   

THE PROJECTIONIST This documentary portrait of theater operator Nicolas “Nick” Nicolaou moves from 1970s Times Square adult film houses through decades of city regulation, chain takeovers, and cultural shifts, charting a charming odyssey through the history of film exhibition and New York City. Abel Ferrara traces the life and work of friend and fellow cinephile Nicolaou, a Cypriot immigrant who began working as a teenager in small neighborhood movie theaters around Manhattan, defying gentrification, changing viewing habits and corporate dominance in the 1980s, only to emerge decades later as one of New York City’s last independent theater owners.

MAY 2021

May 14, 2021

Selena: The Series Pt. 2- Netflix           

SELENA: THE SERIES PART 2 Now on the brink of stardom, Selena Quintanilla’s journey through the Tejano music world continues. Learning how to handle her newfound success, Selena struggles to balance, family, love, and a burgeoning career. Part 2 of Selena: The Series chronicles the years of hard work and sacrifice the Quintanilla family navigate together as she becomes the most successful female Latin artist of all time.

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“DREAMLAND” Now on Blu-ray/DVD

January 28th, 2021 No comments

 

Review by John Delia

A very good film for thrill seekers, Dreamland takes you into a world of the 1930’s where times are tough with crumbling farm lands and a country starving during the “Great Depression”. Margot Robbie leads a fine cast and she melts into a role that’s entrancing, deceitful and incisive. It’s an excellent character for her and she shines with her co-stars Finn Cole and Darby Camp.

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RED SHOES AND THE SEVEN DWARFS – Now on Blu-ray

September 27th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A modern day twist on Snow White the film Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs has been released on Blu-ray and DVD.  The PG rated film is perfect for the whole family providing comical entertainment with some excellent animation.  The story may be a bit challenging for us older folks, but I loved it just the same. Read more…

10 movie collections from Dreamworks and Illumination

September 26th, 2020 No comments

ILLUMINATION PRESENTS 10-MOVIE COLLECTION

ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2020

FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Illumination presents all ten of their blockbuster comedies in one collection for the whole family. It includes all three Despicable Me films, The Secret life of Pets 1 & 2, Hop, Minions, Sing, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, and Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch! With all-star voice casts including Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Sandra Bullock, and Michael Keaton, the ILLUMINATION PRESENTS 10-MOVIE COLLECTION is packed with hours of bonus content including mini-movies, sing-alongs, games and more! ​

 

ILLUMINATION FILMS INCLUDED:

  1. Despicable Me
  2. Despicable Me 2
  3. Despicable Me 3
  4. Minions
  5. The Secret Life of Pets
  6. The Secret Life of Pets 2
  7. Hop
  8. Sing
  9. Seuss’ The Lorax
  10. Seuss’ The Grinch

ILLUMINATION PRESENTS 10-MOVIE COLLECTION will be available on Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital. The Blu-ray™ comes with a Digital code for all films.

  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
  • The Movies Anywhere Digital App simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere.  Movies Anywhere is available only in the United States.

 

DREAMWORKS

10-MOVIE COLLECTION

ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2020

FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

The DREAMWORKS 10-MOVIE COLLECTION brings some of the animation studio’s most beloved films together in one set. Relive each classic moment as an ogre, a panda, a yeti, and so many more of your favorite characters embark on epic journeys across their worlds. With lots of laughs and breathtakingly beautiful animation, this collection is perfect for children and parents alike. The fun-filled collection includes Shrek, Madagascar, Home, Spirit: Stallionof Cimarron, How to Train your Dragon, TheCroods, Kung Fu Panda,BossBaby, Abominable, and Trolls! The DREAMWORKS 10-MOVIE COLLECTION comes with hours of bonus features including animated shorts, music videos, deleted scenes, and much more for the whole family!

 

DREAMWORKS FILMS INCLUDED:

  1. Shrek
  2. Madagascar
  3. Home
  4. Spirit: Stallionof Cimarron
  5. How to Train your Dragon
  6. TheCroods
  7. Kung Fu Panda
  8. BossBaby
  9. Abominable
  10. Trolls

DREAMWORKS 10-MOVIE COLLECTION will be available on Blu-ray™ & DVD. The Blu-ray™ comes with a Digital code for all films.

  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
  • The Movies Anywhere Digital App simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere.  Movies Anywhere is available only in the United States.

 

CURSED FILMS – Tragic and Creepy

August 20th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Frightening, heart-rending and revealing Cursed Films becomes very compelling as it entertains in a morbid kind of way. Decades ago several films were labeled as being hexed due to mysterious deaths and accidents surrounding their release or within months of it. The tragedies had many affects and some of the films actually became iconic attracting others beyond the horror fan audience to see the films. Watching it brought back many memories of the now classic films, many of which are in my library. Read more…

BEHIND THE LINE: ESCAPE TO DUNKIRK – Different & Exciting

August 19th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Thrilling and compelling the movie Behind the Line: Escape to Dunkirk puts you in the middle of a life and death situation. The production value depicting the initial battle, the barracks, jail and farm look very good. The storyline, although a work of fiction, shows another kind of battle to win freedom for a squad of British soldiers. Read more…

“THE OUTPOST” 5 out of 5 Stars on Blu-ray

August 17th, 2020 No comments

 

Review by John Delia

“In 2006, the US Army established a series of outposts in Northern Afghanistan to promote counterinsurgency. The intent was to connect with the locals and to stop the flow of weapons and Taliban fighters from Pakistan. One of these was PRT Kamdesh. It was built in a remote valley completely surrounded by The Hindu Kush Mountains. One analyst said it may as well be called “Camp Custer”. His reasoning was simple and official.” – Filmmaker

Just making a statement that a film is based on a true story is one thing, but when it’s verified, you see a movie a bit differently. The screenplay’s shocking battle and the helplessness of the US Army fighters depicted in the movie The Outpost, is absolutely cringing. But, cringing isn’t even a strong enough word for it. This film shows the ability and tactfulness of our military under fire, but more so, the heroism. Read more…