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The Wolf of Wall Street Blu-ray Review

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With The Wolf of Wall Street, director Martin Scorsese has created a movie the audience either loves or completely hates. The film pushes the limits of just about everything you can and can’t do in a big-budget Hollywood film and seems to celebrate debauchery, or at least how it was defined by the 1980′s stock […]

Homefront Blu-ray Review

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Although it sports a solid cast and features a screenplay by Sylvester Stallone, Homefront comes across as a generic action film with a plot so familiar it is impossible to care about the characters. Homefront has some decent action sequences, but it is nothing audiences haven’t seen from any other Jason Statham flick. Based on […]

The Jungle Book: Diamond Edition Blu-ray Review

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The story of Mowgli and his jungle friends has arrived on Blu-ray in a new Diamond Edition that is packed with bonus materials to make it worth buying. Like past releases under the “Diamond Edition” banner, the classic film has been digitally re-mastered for Blu-ray and also includes a new introduction from Diane Disney Miller […]

Beware the Batman: Shadows of Gotham DVD Review

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Beware the Batman: Shadows of Gotham collects 13 episodes of the computer-animated television series that originally aired on Cartoon Network. The series was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and took the place of the better Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Beware the Batman once again goes back to Batman’s darker roots and more or […]

Ender’s Game Blu-ray Review

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Although the film might seem a tad formulaic and the ending a bit of a letdown, Ender’s Game is visually stunning, features an engaging plot, and is well-worth taking the time to watch. The story manages to keep the audience hooked, but the ending feels a bit like a letdown after all the time spent […]

Oldboy Blu-ray Review

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Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake fails to live up to the greatness of the Park Chan-wook’s original film, but does manage to match some of its grit. Lee doesn’t shy away from the story’s violence or disturbing plot twists. The talented director just never gives the film a way to stand on its own and be […]

Gravity Blu-ray Review

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Outstanding visual effects and an incredible performance from Sandra Bullock make Gravity one of the best films of the year. The movie has the ability to quickly draw the audience into the story and then keep you on the edge of your seat until the final credits roll. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón (who shared writing […]

Thor: The Dark World Blu-ray Review

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Thor: The Dark World is simply a blast to watch. The film is filled with great action sequences; a pace that keeps the audience hooked on what is happening on screen; and a great ensemble cast. The plot does a great job of broadening Thor’s world while continuing to lay groundwork for other Marvel characters […]

Rocky: Heavyweight Collection Blu-ray Review

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Thanks to a new transfer of the original film and the addition of the new 8mm Home Movies of Rocky (1975), the Rocky: Heavyweight Collection is worth the purchase price if you are a fan of the franchise or don’t already own the collection. All six films are housed in a solid case that fits […]

Flowers in the Attic to DVD April 15th

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Based on the bestselling book by V.C. Andrews, the Lifetime Original Movie’s Flowers in the Attic arrives on DVD April 15th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The highly anticipated film adaptation is described as remaining true to the novel, and features an all-star cast including Heather Graham (Boogie Nights), Academy Award Winner Ellen Burstyn (Best Actress […]

Out of the Furnace to DVD and Blu-ray in March

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Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson lead an incredible ensemble cast in the revenge thriller Out of the Furnace – on DVD and Blu-ray March 11th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. From Scott Cooper, the critically acclaimed writer and director of Crazy Heart, comes a gripping and powerful drama about family, fate, circumstance and justice. […]

12 Years A Slave on Blu-ray and DVD in March

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Nominated for nine Academy Awards, 12 Years A Slave arrives on Blu-ray and DVD March 4th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. The film will be available on Digital HD February 18th. One of the most-celebrated films of the year, 12 Years A Slave has already nabbed 97 wins, including the Golden Globe award for […]

Inside Llewyn Davis arrives on Blu-ray in March

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Joel and Ethan Coen team with music icon T Bone Burnett and an all-star ensemble cast for Inside Llewyn Davis – which arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital March 11th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund & Justin Timberlake, Inside Llewyn Davis follows a week in the […]

King of Comedy gets 30th anniversary Blu-ray edition

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Arriving March 25th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, The King of Comedy gets the 30th anniversary treatment and comes loaded with bonus material for its new Blu-ray edition. Academy Award winner Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis and Sandra Bernhard give mesmerizing performances in this “chilling black comedy” (TV Guide’s Movie Guide) that explores the […]

American Hustle to Blu-ray and DVD in March

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Nominated for ten Academy Awards and winner of three Golden Globes, David O. Russell’s American Hustle arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet March 18th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Mastered in 4K, American Hustle tells the story of a pair of brilliant con artists forced to work with an FBI agent […]

Daniel Radcliffe thriller Kill Your Darlings arrives in March

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Daniel Radcliffe stars in a true story of obsession and murder when Kill Your Darlings arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital March 18th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Featuring an ensemble cast including Dane DeHaan, Ben Foster, Michael C. Hall, Jack Huston, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Elizabeth Olsen, Kill Your Darlings was directed by […]

Riddick – Blu-ray Review

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  Vin Diesel and writer/director David Twohy return their sci-fi franchise to its gritty and bloody roots with Riddick. The film does an excellent job of blending the epic scope of 2004′s The Chronicles of Riddick with the atmospheric style of 2000′s Pitch Black. Once again written and directed by Twohy (based on characters created […]

Machete Kills – Blu-ray Review

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Machete is back and doing what he does best – killing the bad guys in a variety of creative ways. Danny Trejo once again nails the character and holds his own against Mel Gibson in supervillain mode. The film doesn’t raise the franchise past its knockoff grindhouse roots, but fans will continue to find plenty […]

Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection brings the laughs in May

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Get ready for classic craziness from Bugs Bunny and his pals with the May 13th release of Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection, Volume 8 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The two-disc set features 30 theatrical shorts for more than three hours of animated fun. In a press release, Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation […]

Rocky films get collected on Blu-ray

Along with featuring all six films, Rocky features a stunning new master.

Sylvester Stallone’s six film boxing saga gets collected on Blu-ray with the February 11th release of the Rocky Heavyweight Collection from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Witness every epic, action-packed fight and unforgettable moment as Rocky strives for greatness through sheer determination against impossible odds. The set’s special features include: 8mm Home Movies of Rocky […]