[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Creed II’: Now Available On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD & Digital From MGM & Warner Bros 1

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Creed II’: Now Available On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD & Digital From MGM & Warner Bros

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Director: Steven Caple Jr.

Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson

Release Date: March 5, 2019

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

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

Synopsis:

Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. “Creed II” is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Creed II’: Now Available On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD & Digital From MGM & Warner Bros”

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Ballers: The Complete Third Season’: Now Available On Blu-ray, DVD & Digital From HBO 3

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Ballers: The Complete Third Season’: Now Available On Blu-ray, DVD & Digital From HBO

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Cast: Dwayne Johnson, John David Washington, Rob Corddry

Release Date: April 3, 2018

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 6.5/10

 

Synopsis:

This season, Spencer, along with longtime colleague Joe Krutel (Rob Corddry), return with a new outlook and fresh goals, hoping to forge bonds with new players across the country while improving his relationships with existing clients. In an ever-changing business where the shelf life for stardom and multi-million-dollar contracts are short, Spencer is intent on proving that the key to successful sports management isn’t just about making money and having fun – it’s about delivering on the promises you make. John David Washington, Donovan Carter, and Omar Miller also return this season, with guest appearances by sports stars Stephen Curry and Eddie George. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Ballers: The Complete Third Season’: Now Available On Blu-ray, DVD & Digital From HBO”

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Ballers: The Complete Second Season’: Now Available On Blu-ray & DVD From HBO 5

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Ballers: The Complete Second Season’: Now Available On Blu-ray & DVD From HBO

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Cast: Dwayne Johnson, John David Washington, Omar Benson Miller

Release Date: January 31, 2017

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 7.5/10

 

Synopsis:

In Season 2 of Ballers, things are getting more competitive and complicated for retired football star turned financial manager Spencer Strasmore. As the lines between professional and personal blur in his pursuit of lasting success and glory, Spencer must face demons from the past when he goes head-to-head with the biggest business manager on the scene. Meanwhile, Spencer’s closest friends and clients struggle to find their footing. A humbled Ricky (John David Washington, former pro-football player) explores his options as a free agent, while getting to know the father who left him behind; Charles (Omar Miller) tries to balance a new baby and his future in the game; and Vernon (Donovan Carter) deals with the consequences of his life off the field. Returning to help Spencer juggle lucrative deals and big personalities are his outrageous business partner, Joe (Rob Corddry), level-headed agent, Jason (Troy Garity) and girlfriend/sports reporter, Tracy (Arielle Kebbel). In a business where it’s go big or go home, Spencer and his crew are about to learn that having it all means being ready to fight for more dollars, deals and respect. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Ballers: The Complete Second Season’: Now Available On Blu-ray & DVD From HBO”

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Ballers: The Complete First Season’: Available On Blu-ray & DVD June 14, 2016 From HBO 6

[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] ‘Concussion’: Debuts On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD March 29, 2016 From Sony 7

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Concussion’: Debuts On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD March 29, 2016 From Sony

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Director: Peter Landesman 

Cast: Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Release Date: Available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD March 29, 2016

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

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

Synopsis:

Will Smith stars in Concussion, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu’s emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful – and beloved – institutions in the world. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Concussion’: Debuts On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD March 29, 2016 From Sony”

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘My All American’: Now Available On Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD From Universal 8

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘My All American’: Now Available On Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD From Universal

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Director: Angelo Pizzo 

Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Finn Wittrock, Robin Tunney

Release Date: Now Available on Blu-ray & DVD

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 8.5/10
Disc Rating: 7.5/10

Synopsis:

An unlikely football hero faces unexpected challenges with grit and grace in My All American , the true story of Freddie Steinmark. Although deemed too small as an athlete, Freddie (Finn Wittrock – The Big Short, “American Horror Story”) dreams of playing football and brings a fight to the game that is noticed by legendary coach Darrell Royal (Aaron Eckhart – The Dark Knight, Olympus Has Fallen), leading to a scholarship to play college football. With dedication and grueling practices, a victorious season is within reach, but Freddie then receives a shocking diagnosis and discovers what it truly means to have the heart of a champion. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘My All American’: Now Available On Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD From Universal”

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Southpaw’ Is Absolutely Amazing: Now Available On Blu-ray & DVD From Anchor Bay & The Weinstein Company

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Director: Antoine Fuqua

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Oona Laurence

Release Date: Now Available on Blu-Ray & DVD

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 9.5/10
Disc Rating: 8/10

Synopsis:

SOUTHPAW tells the riveting story of Billy “The Great” Hope, reigning Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World (Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal). Billy Hope seemingly has it all with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife (Rachel McAdams), an adorable daughter (Oona Laurence) and a lavish lifestyle. When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson) leaves him behind, Hope hits rock bottom and turns to an unlikely savior at a run-down local gym: Tick Willis (Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker), a retired fighter and trainer to the city’s toughest amateur boxers. With his future riding on Tick’s guidance and tenacity, Billy enters the hardest battle of his life as he struggles with redemption and to win back the trust of those he loves. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Southpaw’ Is Absolutely Amazing: Now Available On Blu-ray & DVD From Anchor Bay & The Weinstein Company”