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It 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

January 20, 2018
Nathan Swank

Is the new Stephen King adaptation IT as terrifying as the trailers and images floating (“You’ll float too”) around the internet might suggest? That probably depends on what your fear factor is [...] READ MORE

Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer in Call Me By Your Name

Call Me By Your Name Movie Review

January 19, 2018
Nathan Swank

Already raking in plenty of critical acclamations and awards, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME is one of the handful of favorites to be nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award.  The film’s young star, [...] READ MORE

Blade Runner 2049 4K Ultra HD

Blade Runner 2049 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

January 17, 2018
Brad Sturdivant

When the original BLADE RUNNER was released in 1982, it was met with very little fanfare.  It got lost in the mix of other, bigger budget sci-fi movies released around the same time, including [...] READ MORE

Jumanji 4K Ultra HD

Jumanji 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

January 16, 2018
Kristy Sturdivant

“A game for those who seek to find, a way to leave their world behind.”  As a lover of board games, this line from the original 1995 film JUMANJI never failed to intrigue me. The concept of a [...] READ MORE

Young Mr. Lincoln

Young Mr. Lincoln Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review

January 15, 2018
Mathew Plale

In an early moment in YOUNG MR. LINCOLN, the lanky, high-waisted man of his twenties stands before a small mass of citizens of New Salem, Illinois. Hands in his pocket, he speaks: “You all know [...] READ MORE

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Weekend box office: The Post opens strong but can’t beat Jumanji

January 14, 2018
Brad Sturdivant

With the expansion to ten nominees and the long overdue updating of Academy members, the Best Picture Oscar is almost impossible to predict.  But my prediction for a long time has been that THE [...] READ MORE

The Lego Ninjago Movie 4K Ultra HD

The LEGO Ninjago Movie 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

January 13, 2018
Brad Sturdivant

So what the heck is a Ninjago?  I asked myself that question about 8 months ago when I first saw the trailer for the latest LEGO movie, THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE.  Like most non-LEGO collectors over [...] READ MORE


Stronger Blu-ray Review

January 12, 2018
Mathew Plale

Opening voiceover, lifted from a morning news broadcast, indicates that the weather for the next day will be beautiful. “It’s gonna be a perfect day,” says the newscaster. That day–April [...] READ MORE

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review

January 9, 2018
Mathew Plale

Saturday, March 24, 1984. Shermer High School, Shermer, Illinois. Seven a.m. Detention. In THE BREAKFAST CLUB, five students–all serving time for one reason or another–are each tasked [...] READ MORE

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas Blu-ray Review

January 8, 2018
Jeremy Werner

Growing up, I saw a lot of movies with my parents, sometimes with both and sometimes separately. Some movie going experiences I remember, like seeing TITANIC and having my mom try to block out [...] READ MORE

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