[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD August 30, 2016 From Disney & Lucasfilm 1

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD August 30, 2016 From Disney & Lucasfilm

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Cast: Taylor Gray, Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall (VOICES)

Release Date: August 30, 2016

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 7/10

 

Synopsis:

Amid growing Imperial oppression on Lothal, the rebels are forced to seek out new allies throughout the galaxy and additional resources to sustain their fight against the Empire. With the help of Ahsoka Tano, the crew of the Ghost bands together with a secret rebel cell and ex-soldiers from the Clone Wars to join a fledgling alliance determined to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy.

As Ezra continues his journey to become a Jedi under Kanan’s guidance, the threat of the dark side looms large over the fate of the growing rebellion. Darth Vader himself will dispatch new Inquisitors to snuff any spark of resistance, setting the stage for a climactic showdown in which past lives will be revealed, terrible truths will be discovered, and the lives of our heroes will be changed forever. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD August 30, 2016 From Disney & Lucasfilm”

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Ash Vs Evil Dead: The Complete First Season’: Now Available On Blu-ray & DVD From Starz & Anchor Bay 2

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Ash Vs Evil Dead: The Complete First Season’: Now Available On Blu-ray & DVD From Starz & Anchor Bay

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Cast: Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo

Release Date: August 23, 2016

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 7.5/10

 

Synopsis:

Campbell reprises his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Ash Vs Evil Dead: The Complete First Season’: Now Available On Blu-ray & DVD From Starz & Anchor Bay”

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Clown’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD August 23, 2016 From TWC & Anchor Bay 3

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Clown’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD August 23, 2016 From TWC & Anchor Bay

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Director: Jon Watts

Cast: Andy Powers, Laura Allen, Peter Stormare

Release Date: August 23, 2016

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 8/10
Disc Rating: 6.5/10

Synopsis:

Clown is a story of a loving father who dons a clown outfit and makeup to perform at his son’s sixth birthday, only to later discover that the costume – red nose and wig included – will not come off and his own personality changes in a horrific fashion. To break the curse of the evil outfit, the father must make grim choices with his own family facing danger. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Clown’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD August 23, 2016 From TWC & Anchor Bay”

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Angry Birds Movie’: Available On Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD & DVD August 16, 2016 From Sony 4

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Angry Birds Movie’: Available On Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD & DVD August 16, 2016 From Sony

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Director(s): Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly

Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride (VOICES)

Release Date: August 16, 2016

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 6.5/10
Disc Rating: 8.5/10

Synopsis:

In the animated comedy-adventure, THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE, we’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry.  The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Angry Birds Movie’: Available On Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD & DVD August 16, 2016 From Sony”

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Invitation’: Now Available On Blu-ray Combo Pack From Drafthouse 5

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Invitation’: Now Available On Blu-ray Combo Pack From Drafthouse

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Director: Karyn Kusama

Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Michiel Huisman

Release Date: Now Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 9/10
Disc Rating: 6.5/10

Synopsis:

In this taut psychological thriller by Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer’s Body), the tension is palpable when Will (Logan Marshall-Green, Prometheus) shows up to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard, Into the Woods) and new husband David (Michiel Huisman, “Game of Thrones”). The estranged divorcees’ tragic past haunts an equally eerie present; amid Eden’s suspicious behavior and her mysterious house guests, Will becomes convinced that his invitation was extended with a hidden agenda. Unfolding over one dark evening in the Hollywood Hills, The Invitation blurs layers of mounting paranoia, mystery, and horror until both Will—and the audience—are unsure what threats are real or imagined. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Invitation’: Now Available On Blu-ray Combo Pack From Drafthouse”

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Boss’ Unrated: Arrives On Blu-ray & DVD July 26, 2016 From Universal 6

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Boss’ Unrated: Arrives On Blu-ray & DVD July 26, 2016 From Universal

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Director: Ben Falcone

Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage

Release Date: Available on Blu-ray & DVD July 26, 2016

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 5/10
Disc Rating: 8/10

Synopsis:

Melissa McCarthy stars as Michelle Darnell, a titan of industry who is sent to prison for insider trading. After doing her time, Michelle emerges, ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, but not everyone she steamrolled is so quick to forgive and forget. With nowhere to go and no one to scam, Michelle is forced to move in with former assistant Claire (Kristen Bell – Frozen, “House of Lies”) and her young daughter, Rachel. Now at her lowest point, Michelle wastes no time in devising a winner-take-all plan to rebuild her empire. Can she reclaim her status as the No. 1 screwer, or will the love of one family screw her for good? Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Boss’ Unrated: Arrives On Blu-ray & DVD July 26, 2016 From Universal”

[Blu-Ray Review] Stephen Chow’s ‘The Mermaid’: Arrives On Blu-ray & DVD July 5, 2016 From Sony 7

[Blu-Ray Review] Stephen Chow’s ‘The Mermaid’: Arrives On Blu-ray & DVD July 5, 2016 From Sony

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Director: Stephen Chow

Cast: Chao Deng, Jelly Lin, Show Luo

Release Date: Available on Blu-ray & DVD July 5, 2016

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

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

Synopsis:

From Stephen Chow, director of Kung Fu Hustle, comes THE MERMAID: the comedic action-filled phenomenon that has become China’s biggest film of all time! When greedy real estate tycoon, Liu Xian (Deng Chao), buys up a pristine coastal enclave known as Green Gulf, he plans to turn it into the hottest property on the market. But Green Gulf harbors a secret: it’s home to the last surviving mermaids, and they are done playing nice. Their plan: send the beautiful Shan (Jelly Lin) to seduce Liu and stop the destruction of their beloved oceans. But when their plan goes belly-up, neither humans nor mermaids are willing to back down, and a final, fatal frenzy becomes inevitable. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] Stephen Chow’s ‘The Mermaid’: Arrives On Blu-ray & DVD July 5, 2016 From Sony”

[DVD Review] ‘Two Guys And A Girl: The Complete Series’: Now Available On DVD From Shout! Factory 8

[DVD Review] ‘Two Guys And A Girl: The Complete Series’: Now Available On DVD From Shout! Factory

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Cast: Traylor Howard, Ryan Reynolds, Richard Ruccolo

Release Date: Now Available On DVD

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 6.5/10

Synopsis:

Welcome to Beacon Street Pizza, the perfect workplace and hangout for the aimless wise guy Berg (Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool), the neurotic Pete (Richard Ruccolo, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and the campus beauty Sharon (Traylor Howard, Monk). Together, these three best friends navigate life and love in Boston with hilarious results. The series follows the gang as they navigate their way into adulthood, and not without some season cliffhangers! Continue reading “[DVD Review] ‘Two Guys And A Girl: The Complete Series’: Now Available On DVD From Shout! Factory”

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Adderall Diaries’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD July 5, 2016 From A24 & Lionsgate 9

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Adderall Diaries’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD July 5, 2016 From A24 & Lionsgate

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Director: Pamela Romanowsky

Cast: James Franco, Ed Harris, Amber Heard

Release Date: Available on Blu-ray & DVD July 5, 2016

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 6.5/10
Disc Rating: 7.5/10

Synopsis:

Oscar® nominee James Franco is riveting as a famous but troubled author whose fascination with a high-profile murder case brings his own dark past into focus. Based on the best-selling bookby Stephen Elliott, The Adderall Diaries follows one man’s desperate journey through sex, drugs, and lies as he tries to separate fact from fiction and ignite a life-changing romance. Ed Harris and Amber Heard costar in this gritty story about the shocking discoveries that lie beneath the truth. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Adderall Diaries’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD July 5, 2016 From A24 & Lionsgate”

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Ballers: The Complete First Season’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD June 14, 2016 From HBO 10

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Ballers: The Complete First Season’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD June 14, 2016 From HBO

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Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, John David Washington

Release Date: Available On Blu-ray & DVD June 14, 2016

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 7.5/10

Synopsis:

Spencer Strasmore (Johnson) is a retired football superstar who is trying to reinvent himself as a financial manager for current players in sun-soaked Miami. His inner circle includes Ricky (John David Washington, former pro-football player), a talented but volatile wide receiver who seeks to balance his off-field antics with his passion for the game; Charles (Omar Miller), a reluctantly retired lineman who’s finding it hard to adjust to civilian life; and Vernon (Donovan Carter), a player with a rookie contract, whose promise never to forget “where he came from” brings scores of hangers-on into his life, and lands him in big financial trouble. Though they’re pros when it comes to playing the game, each one has a harder time navigating life off the field. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Ballers: The Complete First Season’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD June 14, 2016 From HBO”

[Blu-Ray Review] ’10 Cloverfield Lane’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD June 14, 2016 From Paramount 11

[Blu-Ray Review] ’10 Cloverfield Lane’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD June 14, 2016 From Paramount

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Director: Dan Trachtenberg

Cast: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr.

Release Date: Available on Blu-ray & DVD June 14, 2016

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

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

Synopsis:

After a catastrophic car crash, a young woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) wakes up in a survivalist’s (John Goodman, Argo) underground bunker. He claims to have saved her from an apocalyptic attack that has left the outside world uninhabitable. His theories are supported by a mysterious stranger who is in the bunker with them (John Gallagher, Jr., “The Newsroom”), but as his increasingly suspicious actions lead her to question his motives, she’ll have to escape in order to discover the truth. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ’10 Cloverfield Lane’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD June 14, 2016 From Paramount”

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Hello, My Name Is Doris’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD June 14, 2016 From Sony 12

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Hello, My Name Is Doris’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD June 14, 2016 From Sony

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Director: Michael Showalter

Cast: Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Tyne Daly

Release Date: Available on Blu-ray & DVD June 14, 2016

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 9/10
Disc Rating: 8/10

Synopsis:

After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, Doris (Sally Field) finds her world turned upside down by a handsome new coworker (Max Greenfield) and a self-help guru that inspires her to take a chance on love. Hello, My Name Is Doris is a witty and compassionate late-life coming-of-age story that will make you cheer and want to say, “I’m Possible!” Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Hello, My Name Is Doris’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD June 14, 2016 From Sony”

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Zootopia’: Arrives On Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D & DVD June 7, 2016 From Disney 13

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Zootopia’: Arrives On Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D & DVD June 7, 2016 From Disney

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Director(s): Byron Howard, Rich Moore

Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba (VOICES)

Release Date: Available on Blu-ray & DVD June 7, 2016

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

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

Synopsis:

The progressive mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a melting pot where animals from every habitat live side by side and “anyone can be anything.” But when new rabbit police officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives in town she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of tough, hulking animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack an unsolved, challenging case even if it means working with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery. But the case leads these two unlikely partners to an uneasy conclusion that Zootopia’s “evolved” society is being pulled apart by unseen forces determined to use fear to take control of the city by turning predators and prey against each other. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Zootopia’: Arrives On Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D & DVD June 7, 2016 From Disney”

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Funhouse Massacre’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD June 7, 2016 From Scream Factory 14

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Funhouse Massacre’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD June 7, 2016 From Scream Factory

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Director: Andy Palmer

Cast: Jere Burns, Scottie Thompson, Matt Angel

Release Date: Available on Blu-ray & DVD June 7, 2016

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

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

Synopsis:

On Halloween night, a group of the United States’ most notorious serial killers escape from Statesville Asylum and descend upon a giant funhouse whose theme is based on their different reigns of terror. The unsuspecting carnival patrons think that the carnage created at the park is just part of the show… until they become part of the main attraction. The only people left to stop the killers are a rag-tag group of college kids, a clueless deputy (Ben Begley, The Hungover Games) and the local sheriff (Scottie Thompson, Skyline, Before I Wake), who seems to have a strange attachment to the leader of the maniacs, the silver-tongued devil “Mental Manny” (Jere Burns, Justified, Angie Tribeca). Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Funhouse Massacre’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD June 7, 2016 From Scream Factory”

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Finest Hours’: Arrives On Blu-ray & DVD May 24, 2016 From Disney 15

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Finest Hours’: Arrives On Blu-ray & DVD May 24, 2016 From Disney

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Director: Craig Gillespie

Cast: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster

Release Date: Available on Blu-Ray & DVD May 24, 2016

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 9/10
Disc Rating: 7.5/10

Synopsis:

This heroic action-thriller is based on the extraordinary true story of the greatest small-boat rescue in Coast Guard history. In 1952, a massive winter storm strikes off the coast of Cape Cod, ripping a T-2 oil tanker in half and trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly sinking stern. When word of the disaster reaches the U.S. Coast Guard, four men led by Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) set out in a 12-seat boat on a daring mission to rescue the stranded men, braving freezing cold, 60-foot waves and hurricane-force winds, and guided by Webber’s vow that “We all live, or we all die.” Packed with thrilling, larger-than-life action and anchored in a belief in the strength of the human spirit, The Finest Hours is a triumph. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Finest Hours’: Arrives On Blu-ray & DVD May 24, 2016 From Disney”

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Dirty Grandpa: Unrated’: Now Available On Blu-ray & DVD From Lionsgate 16

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Dirty Grandpa: Unrated’: Now Available On Blu-ray & DVD From Lionsgate

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Director: Dan Mazer

Cast: Robert De Niro, Zac Efron

Release Date: Now Available on Blu-Ray & DVD

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 5.5/10
Disc Rating: 8/10

Synopsis:

Being bad has never felt so good as Robert De Niro and Zac Efron get down and dirtier in this outrageously funny unrated version of Dirty Grandpa! Uptight Jason (Efron) is a week away from marrying his boss’s daughter. But everything changes when Jason’s fooled into driving his foul-mouthed, free-living granddad (De Niro) to Florida for spring break—and thrown into a series of frat parties, bar fights, and epic misdeeds on a road trip that gives new meaning to family bonding. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Dirty Grandpa: Unrated’: Now Available On Blu-ray & DVD From Lionsgate”

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Boy’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD May 10, 2016 From Universal 17

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Boy’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD May 10, 2016 From Universal

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Director: William Brent Bell

Cast: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans

Release Date: Available on Blu-Ray & DVD May 10, 2016

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 5/10
Disc Rating: 7/10

Synopsis:

Greta (Cohan) is a young American woman who takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village.  She soon discovers that the family’s 8-year-old is a life-sized doll that they care for just like a real boy, as a way to cope with the death of their son 20 years prior. After violating a list of strict rules, a series of disturbing and inexplicable events bring Greta’s worst nightmare to life, leading her to believe that the doll is actually alive. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Boy’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD May 10, 2016 From Universal”

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Regression’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD May 10, 2016 From TWC & Anchor Bay 18

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Regression’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD May 10, 2016 From TWC & Anchor Bay

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Director: Alejandro Amenábar

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Emma Watson, David Thewlis

Release Date: Available on Blu-Ray & DVD May 10, 2016

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 8/10
Disc Rating: 7/10

Synopsis:

Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) investigates the case of young Angela (Emma Watson), who accuses her father, John Gray (David Dencik), of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines (David Thewlis) is brought in to help him relive his memories and what they discover unmasks a horrifying nationwide mystery. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Regression’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD May 10, 2016 From TWC & Anchor Bay”