Blu-ray Review: OUR IDIOT BROTHER

Before becoming an independent filmmaker, Jesse Peretz was a founder of the alternative rock band The Lemonheads, whose biggest hit was a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s iconic “Mrs. Robinson.” Peretz eventually directed two low-budget feature films along with numerous commercials and music videos. He landed his biggest gig in the critically reviled comedy The…

Blu-ray Review: R.I.P.D.

Aside from The Fast and the Furious, Universal hasn’t had much luck in scoring a big money making franchise. They’ve tried, but the public wasn’t buying into Battleship or The Wolfman. Other studios have had massive success with comic book adaptations, but with Marvel and DC locked up by Disney and Warner Brothers that leaves…

Blu-ray Review: BATMAN – YEAR ONE

The 1980’s saw major changes within the comic book industry. Creators like Alan Moore were approaching the superhero genre with radical new ideas through DC titles such as Watchmen and Swamp Thing. Meanwhile, Frank Miller injected his own unique sensibilities into Marvel’s Daredevil and took the series into dark and gritty territory. He seemed the…

Blu-ray Review: COWBOYS & ALIENS

Cowboys & Aliens has one of those high-concept titles that tells you exactly what you’re going to get. Just like Snakes on a Plane had snakes on a plane, Cowboys & Aliens has cowboys and aliens. It should have been a cool mish-mash of Western and sci-fi genres, but, again, like Snakes on a Plane worked…

Blu-ray Review: KILLING THEM SOFTLY

“You ever kill anyone? They get touchy-feely, emotional, a lot of fuss. They either plead or beg. They call for their mothers. I like to kill ’em softly…from a distance.” As the old saying goes, “Never judge a book by its cover.” So it goes with Killing Them Softly, a film seemingly depicted by the…

Comic-Con 2015 Photo Gallery

Comic-Con has come and gone. It was another spectacular year for movies, television, comics, games, toys, and surprises. You can check out our SDCC coverage over at Agents of GUARD, including my rundown of cosplay and panels. And for more Comic-Con photos, check out my Flickr page.

Lionsgate has released the official trailer for THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2

Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Natalie Dormer, with Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland. The blockbuster Hunger Games franchise has taken audiences by storm around the world, grossing more than $2.2 billion at the global box office.…

Blu-ray Review: THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS 2

Martial arts films were a huge influence on the music of the Wu Tang Clan. It comes as no surprise that founding member RZA would eventually branch into making his own kung fu flicks. After jumpstarting his acting career with several supporting roles, RZA would write, direct, produce, and star in The Man with the…

LOVE & MERCY arrives on DVD & Blu-ray Sept. 15

SANTA MONICA, CA – The critically acclaimed musical biopic about the fascinating life of the Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson, Love & Mercy will be available on Digital HD August 25th and on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand September 15th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Golden Globe nominee John Cusack (Best…

Wage battle with VIKINGS: SEASON 3 on DVD & Blu-ray Oct. 6

LOS ANGELES, CA – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment return for another bloody season of the top-rated dramatic series VIKINGS. The hit History drama, created and written by Michael Hirst (“The Tudors,” “Elizabeth”), arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on October 6. Prepare to raid and wage battle once again, in an ancient…