Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit – Paramount – Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVDDirector: Kenneth BranaghCast: Chris Pine, Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner, Peter Andersson, Kenneth Branagh. Full cast + crew
It’ll be a bummer if Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit doesn’t spawn a new franchise of films based on the beloved character created by Tom Clancy (previously played by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck). However, even if no Jack Ryan sequels get green-lit… Continue reading New on DVD/Blu-ray: 'Jack Ryan' and 'Non-Stop' Thrill While 'True Detective' and 'Cosmos' Dig into the Soul
Grand Piano – Magnolia – Blu-ray and DVDDirector: Eugenio MiraCast: Elijah Wood, John Cusack, Kerry Bishe, Tamsin Egerton, Allen Leech. Full cast + crew
When people say something is Hitchcockian, they’re usually not using the reference properly and simply describing a suspenseful thriller. Grand Piano is Hitchockian in the truer sense: It’s a meticulously crafted piece of filmmaking that’s wholly committed to a highly specific, somewhat outlandish premise. Elijah Wood plays… Continue reading New on DVD/Blu-ray: 'Grand Piano' Delivers in a True, Hitchcockian Way
Her - Warner Bros. – Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVDDirector: Spike JonzeCast: Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson
There are so many different things to love about Her, but since everyone already focuses on things like the love story and our increasing relationships with technology, let’s spend a little bit talking about the most incredible part of the film: the performances. Joaquin Phoenix is just mesmerizing in… Continue reading New on DVD/Blu-ray: 'Her' Warms Your Heart, Plus: A Slew of '80s Gems Hit HD for the First Time
Touch of Evil – Universal – Blu-rayDirector: Orson WellesCast: Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff.
Citizen Kane is the movie people most readily associate with Orson Welles, but if that’s the only of Welles’ films you’ve seen, then you absolutely must grab this new Blu-ray release of his 1958 crime noir Touch of Evil. It’s an all-around smart, intense, twisty story about murder and corruption featuring a dynamite cast… Continue reading New on DVD/Blu-ray: 'Ride Along' with Kevin Hart, and Go Vintage Noir with 'Touch of Evil'
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Warner Bros. – Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray combo pack, and DVDDirector: Peter JacksonCast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage,Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly. Full cast + crew
It’s a little strange that I find myself becoming a big fan of The Hobbit films considering I wasn’t a hard-core fan of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I can’t exactly pinpoint the difference between… Continue reading New on DVD/Blu-ray: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' and 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' Hit Home