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[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘ParaNorman’; Now Available From LAIKA & Shout! Factory

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Directors: Chris Butler, Sam Fell

Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick (VOICES)

Release Date: December 13, 2022

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 9.5/10

Synopsis:

In the comedy thriller, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman, who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul-whisperer bravely summons up all that makes a hero – courage and compassion – as he finds his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits. Continue reading “[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘ParaNorman’; Now Available From LAIKA & Shout! Factory”

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[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘Coraline’; Now Available From LAIKA & Shout! Factory

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Director: Henry Selick

Cast: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders (VOICES)

Release Date: December 13, 2022

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 9.5/10

Synopsis:

From Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach)) and based on the novella of the same name by author Neil Gaiman (Sandman), Coraline is a wondrous, thrilling, fun and suspenseful adventure and the first stop motion animated film ever to be conceived and photographed in stereoscopic 3-D, unlike anything moviegoers had ever experienced before. A young girl walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life – only much better. But when this wondrously off-kilter, fantastical adventure turns dangerous and her counterfeit parents try to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to save her family and get back home. Continue reading “[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘Coraline’; Now Available From LAIKA & Shout! Factory”

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[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘Smile’; Available On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD December 13, 2022 From Paramount

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Director: Parker Finn

Cast: Sosie Bacon, Jessie T. Usher, Kyle Gallner

Release Date: December 13, 2022

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 8/10
Disc Rating: 8.5/10

Synopsis:

The film stars Sosie Bacon as Dr. Rose Cotter who, after witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can’t explain. As an overwhelming terror begins taking over her life, Rose must confront her troubling past in order to survive and escape her horrifying new reality. Continue reading “[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘Smile’; Available On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD December 13, 2022 From Paramount”

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[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘A Christmas Story’; Now Available From Warner Bros

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Director: Bob Clark

Cast: Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Peter Billingsley

Release Date: November 1, 2022

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 8/10

Synopsis:

Set in a 1940s-era Midwestern town and told from the viewpoints of a seven-year-old boy, who only wants one thing for Christmas — a Red Ryder BB gun — the episodic tale chronicles not only his schemes to convince his mother and father to buy him one, but also offers a warmly nostalgic look into 1940s middle-class American life. From the stories of, and narrated by, Jean Shepherd. Continue reading “[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘A Christmas Story’; Now Available From Warner Bros”

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[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’; Now Available From Warner Bros

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Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik

Cast: Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid

Release Date: November 1, 2022

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 7/10

Synopsis:

As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property. Even worse, Clark’s employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs. Continue reading “[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’; Now Available From Warner Bros”

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[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘Planes, Trains And Automobiles’; Now Available From Paramount

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Director: John Hughes

Cast: Steve Martin, John Candy

Release Date: November 22, 2022

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 7.5/10

Synopsis:

Steve Martin and John Candy star in this hysterical tale of travel gone awry. Neal Page (Martin) is an uptight ad exec trying to get home to Chicago for Thanksgiving with his family. When rerouted to Wichita, Neal reluctantly partners with Del Griffith (Candy), an obnoxious yet loveable salesman. Together, they embark on a cross-country adventure filled with outrageously funny situations and a generous helping of warmth. Continue reading “[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘Planes, Trains And Automobiles’; Now Available From Paramount”

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[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘Nope’; Now Available On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD & Digital From Universal

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Director: Jordan Peele

Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun

Release Date: October 25, 2022

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 9/10
Disc Rating: 8.5/10

Synopsis:

Jordan Peele reimagines the summer movie with NOPE, an expansive epic of uncanny science fiction. Following their father’s shocking death, Hollywood animal wrangler OJ (Kaluuya) and his sister Emerald (Palmer) begin observing unexplained phenomena on their vast Southern California ranch that leads them down an obsessive rabbit hole as they plot attempts to capture the mystery on camera. Along with a former child star turned family theme park ringmaster (Yeun) who neighbors the siblings, the pair’s efforts to chase the spectacle soon bring terrifying consequences and unimaginable horror. The result is a complex social thriller that unpacks the seeds of violence, risk and opportunism that are inseparable from the romanticized history of the American West … and from show business itself. Continue reading “[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘Nope’; Now Available On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD & Digital From Universal”

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[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm’; Now Available On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & Digital From Warner Bros

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Directors: Matt Maiellaro, Dave Willis

Cast: Carey Means, Dana Snyder, Dave Willis (VOICES)

Release Date: November 8, 2022

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 7.5/10
Disc Rating: 8/10

Synopsis:

Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm features everyone’s favorite rascals, the Aqua Teens: the brainy Frylock, the mouthy Master Shake, the loveable Meatwad, and everyone’s favorite perverted neighbor, Carl, as they split up then get back together to fight everyone’s favorite corporate overlord, Amazin, led by everyone’s favorite tech mogul, Neil (voiced by everyone’s favorite Peter Serafinowicz) and his trusty scientist sidekick, Elmer (Paul Walter Hauser, who is everyone’s favorite). Continue reading “[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm’; Now Available On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & Digital From Warner Bros”

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[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’ 40th Anniversary Edition; Now Available From Universal

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Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace

Release Date: October 18, 2022

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 9/10

Synopsis:

Captivating audiences of all ages, this timeless story follows the unforgettable journey of a lost alien and the 10-year-old boy he befriends. Join Elliot (Henry Thomas), Gertie (Drew Barrymore) and Michael (Robert MacNaughton) as they come together to help E.T. find his way back home, E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL is “one of the great American films” (Leonard Maltin) that forever belongs in the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere. Continue reading “[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’ 40th Anniversary Edition; Now Available From Universal”

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[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘Top Gun: Maverick’; Now Available On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD & Digital From Paramount

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Director: Joseph Kosinski

Cast: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly

Release Date: November 1, 2022

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 9.5/10
Disc Rating: 8.5/10

Synopsis:

After more than 30 years of service as a top naval aviator, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot. Yet, Maverick must confront the ghosts of his past when he returns to TOP GUN to train a group of elite graduates and comes face-to-face with Lt. Bradshaw (Miles Teller), the son of his former wingman, “Goose”. Bitter rivalries ignite as the pilots prepare for a specialized mission, which will require the ultimate sacrifice from those chosen to fly it. Continue reading “[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘Top Gun: Maverick’; Now Available On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD & Digital From Paramount”

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[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind’; Now Available From Warner Bros

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Director: Rick Morales

Cast: Manny Jacinto, David Wenham, Artt Butler (VOICES)

Release Date: October 11, 2022

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 6.5/10
Disc Rating: 7/10

Synopsis:

Inspired by the worldwide video game sensation now celebrating its 30th anniversary, Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind finds vicious, power-mad Kano determined to take over Earthrealm, one soul at a time. Assisted by a trio of cold Black Dragon mercenaries, he embarks on a brutal assault from town to defenseless town. The choice is simple: Kneel or be annihilated. But when the cocky and talented but undisciplined Kenshi doesn’t take a knee, Kano and his clan destroy the young warrior, taking his eyesight and his confidence. Under the tutelage of reluctant, retired Kuai Liang, the only one powerful enough to challenge the malevolent Kano, Kenshi finds renewed hope and a clear path to redemption. But will it be enough to stop Kano from decimating all of Earthrealm? Continue reading “[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind’; Now Available From Warner Bros”

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[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘DC League Of Super-Pets’; Now Available From DC – Warner Bros

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Director: Jared Stern

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Kate McKinnon (VOICES)

Release Date: October 4, 2022

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 7.5/10
Disc Rating: 8/10

Synopsis:

In “DC League of Super-Pets,” Krypto the Super-Dog (Dwayne Johnson) and Superman (John Krasinski) are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side by side. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack—Ace the hound (Kevin Hart), PB the potbellied pig (Vanessa Bayer), Merton the turtle (Natasha Lyonne) and Chip the squirrel (Diego Luna)—to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the superheroes. Continue reading “[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘DC League Of Super-Pets’; Now Available From DC – Warner Bros”

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[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘Scream 2’; Now Available From Paramount

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Director: Wes Craven

Cast: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox

Release Date: October 4, 2022

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 7.5/10

Synopsis:

Away at college, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) thought she’d finally put the shocking murders that shattered her life behind her… until a copycat killer begins acting out a real-life sequel.  Now, as history eerily repeats itself, ambitious reporter Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox), Deputy Dewey (David Arquette) and other SCREAM survivors find themselves trapped in a terrifyingly clever plotline where no one is safe or beyond suspicion. Continue reading “[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘Scream 2’; Now Available From Paramount”

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[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘Poltergeist’ (1982); Now Available From Warner Bros

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Director: Tobe Hooper

Cast: JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Zelda Rubinstein

Release Date: September 20, 2022

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 7.5/10

Synopsis:

Suburbanites Steve (Nelson) and Diane (Williams) suddenly experience paranormal activity in their home. What starts off as minor excitement quickly turns into nasty ghostly encounters. The disappearance of their daughter Carol Anne (O’Rourke) forces the Freelings to bring in parapsychologists and a professional exorcist to exorcise their home. Directed by Tobe Hooper and featuring Oscar Nominated Visual Effects by Richard Edlund, Michael Wood and Bruce Nicholson, Poltergeist is one of the most entertaining horror films of its time. Continue reading “[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘Poltergeist’ (1982); Now Available From Warner Bros”

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[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘The Lost Boys’; Now Available From Warner Bros

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Director: Joel Schumacher

Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Corey Haim

Release Date: September 20, 2022

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 8.5/10

Synopsis:

When their parents’ divorce, Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam Emerson (Corey Haim) move with their mother to their grandfather’s house in a California town nicknamed, “The Murder Capital of the World.” Soon after arriving, Michael gets involved with a hell-raising motorcycle gang of vampires with a charismatic leader (Kiefer Sutherland).  When Sam becomes involved with the Frog Brothers (Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander), who confess to being undercover Vampire hunters, he realizes it’s up to them to save Michael and the rest of the town from the vampire gang. Continue reading “[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘The Lost Boys’; Now Available From Warner Bros”

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[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition’; Now Available From Paramount

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Director: Robert Wise

Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

Release Date: September 6, 2022

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 9.5/10

Synopsis:

The U.S.S. Enterprise boldly debuted on the big screen with the cast of the original Star Trek series, including William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, and James Doohan.  Meticulously restored and remastered, with enhanced visual effects and state-of-the-art sound, this definitive vision of director Robert Wise has been optimized for a new generation of fans. When an unidentified alien intruder destroys three powerful Klingon cruisers, Admiral James T. Kirk (Shatner) returns to the helm of a newly transformed U.S.S. Enterprise to take command and confront an alien spacecraft of enormous power heading toward Earth. Continue reading “[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition’; Now Available From Paramount”

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[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘Batman: The Long Halloween – Deluxe Edition’; Available September 20, 2022 From DC – Warner Bros

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Director: Chris Palmer

Cast: Jensen Ackles, Naya Rivera, Josh Duhamel (VOICES)

Release Date: September 20, 2022

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 9/10
Disc Rating: 7/10

Synopsis:

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, and inspired by the iconic mid-1990s DC story from Jeph Loeb and the late Tim Sale, Batman: The Long Halloween – Deluxe Edition begins as atrocious serial killings on holidays in Gotham City send The World’s Greatest Detective into action – confronting both organized crime and a unified front of classic DC Super-Villains – while attempting to stop the mysterious murderer. Continue reading “[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘Batman: The Long Halloween – Deluxe Edition’; Available September 20, 2022 From DC – Warner Bros”

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[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘Elvis’ (2022); Now Available From Warner Bros

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Director: Baz Luhrmann

Cast: Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Helen Thomson

Release Date: September 13, 2022

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 8/10
Disc Rating: 8/10

Synopsis:

A thoroughly cinematic drama, Elvis’s (Austin Butler) story is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). As told by Parker, the film delves into the complex dynamic between the two spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge). Continue reading “[4K Ultra HD Review] ‘Elvis’ (2022); Now Available From Warner Bros”