Blu-ray Review: KILL THE IRISHMAN

Cleveland is known as the home of the Indians and the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. Most folks don’t realize that the city was also known as a hotbed for the mafia back in the 70’s. In fact, Cleveland earned the dubious nickname of “Bomb City, USA” due to the violent struggle between rival…

WB has released the teaser trailer for THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE

UPDATED: Warner Bros. has released a second teaser trailer. In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from…

Blu-ray Review: THE LAST WITCH HUNTER

How many franchises does one man need? In the case of Vin Diesel, it’s as many as he can churn out given his less than stellar success rate. Sure, The Fast and Furious films have billions of dollars, but the less said about The Pacifier, the better. Diesel’s enormous worldwide receipts for Fast and Furious…

Balboa Park Cosplay Photoshoot

On March 5th, I participated in a cosplay gathering at Balboa Park here in San Diego. It was my first time doing a photoshoot and it allowed me to improve my neophyte camera skills. The park was incredibly busy that weekend with a cherry blossom showing, a wedding, a marathon, and your usual crowds. It…

Blu-ray Review: THIS IS 40

Judd Apatow’s latest film, This Is 40, is marketed as being a “sort of” sequel to his second directorial effort, Knocked Up. Though Knocked Up turned Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl into bankable movie stars, neither of them makes an appearance in This Is 40. In fact, other than a passing reference, you don’t need…

DVD Review: HEIST

Heist is the offspring of John Q and Speed. There’s a heist, a hijacked bus, hostages, and a sympathetic lead. In this case, we have Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Luke Vaughn, a blackjack dealer for a casino boat run by mob boss Francis “The Pope” Silva (Robert DeNiro, who else?). Turns out Vaughn used to…