Movie Review: MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

Woody Allen remains one of the most prolific American filmmakers working today. At the age of 75, Allen still manages to write and direct a new film every year, even if they aren’t as critically acclaimed as those of the past. Every so often, he’ll craft a picture (Match Point, Vicky Cristina Barcelona) that will have…

The latest trailer for MAD MAX: FURY ROAD is online

From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise, comes “Mad Max: Fury Road,” a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky. Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up…

Blu-ray Review: BAD WORDS

While he’s directed episodes of several television series, Jason Bateman hasn’t helmed a feature film until Bad Words, a subversive comedy set in the world of spelling bees. This is assuredly not a documentary in the vein of Spellbound or a feel-good drama ala Akeelah and the Bee. Bateman is Guy Trilby, a 40-year old…

Blu-ray Review: WALK OF SHAME

Everybody has a bad day, but chances are they were nothing like the bad day suffered by Elizabeth Banks in Walk of Shame, a raunchy comedy that’s a mash-up of The Hangover and After Hours. Banks stars as Meghan Miles, a news reporter who is in line for a promotion to lead anchor and about…

Sony has released the teaser trailer for SPECTRE

A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE. Starring: Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Christoph Waltz, Léa…

Blu-ray Review: MOONRISE KINGDOM

Wes Anderson burst onto the scene with his debut film, Bottle Rocket. He avoided the sophomore slump with Rushmore, which many consider to be his best picture though I’ve always been partial to The Royal Tenenbaums. After his third picture, Anderson seemed to be spinning his wheels with The Life Aquatic and The Darjeeling Limited.…

Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer star in the family drama BLACK OR WHITE on DVD & Blu-ray May 5

Oscar winners Kevin Costner* and Octavia Spencer** co-star in this touching comedy-drama based on real events. When two grandparents, Elliott (Costner) and Rowena (Spencer), engage in a heated custody dispute over their beloved granddaughter, the ensuing legal battle forces them to confront their true feelings on race and forgiveness. Can people from two seemingly different…

Lionsgate presents CYMBELINE on DVD & Blu-ray May 19

The modernization of a Shakespeare classic, Cymbeline arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD May 19 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film is currently available via On Demand.  A gritty story of a take-no-prisoners war between dirty cops and an outlaw biker gang, Cymbeline stars Academy Award nominees Ethan Hawke…

Movie Review: JACK REACHER

“Do you think I’m a hero? I am not a hero. And if you’re smart, that scares you.” Even without the tragic headlines still fresh in our minds, the opening of Jack Reacher is a tense and disturbing sequence as a sniper primes himself across from PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. We peer…

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY coming to DVD & Blu-ray May 8

The story of a searing love affair between a naïve college student and a billionaire entrepreneur, Fifty Shades of Grey, will have women worldwide planning a special Friday night in when the provocative love story comes home the first time. Fans of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele will be able to have the ultimate at-home movie…

Starz adds Ray Stevenson as the infamous Blackbeard for the 3rd season of BLACK SAILS

Beverly Hills, Calif., March 24, 2015 – Starz announced today the casting of Ray Stevenson (“Rome,” Divergent), as the iconic pirate ‘Blackbeard,’ also known as ‘Edward Teach,’ on the Emmy-winning Original series “Black Sails.” One of the most notorious pirates to have ever lived, ‘Edward Teach’ (‘Blackbeard’) returns to settle some unfinished business, but a great…

MORTDECAI arrives on DVD & Blu-ray May 12

SANTA MONICA, CA – The witty caper comedy, Mortdecai, arrives on Digital HD May 5 and on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) May 12 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. In the vein of Austin Powers and Inspector Clouseau before him, Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise) leads an impressive ensemble cast on…