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The Mule (Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray)

March 25th, 2019|

Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he's just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. He does well -- so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler.

Bumblebee (Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray)

March 21st, 2019|

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

The Prisoner (Blu-ray)

March 18th, 2019|

The film is based on the real-life travails of Hungarian Cardinal Mindszenty, who after suffering under Nazi persecution was imprisoned by the new Communist regime for remaining loyal to his religious convictions. Alec Guinness, his head shaved, plays an unnamed Cardinal in an unspecified Eastern European country who is clapped into jail.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Blu-ray)

March 15th, 2019|

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that's the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

Phantasm II (Blu-ray)

March 14th, 2019|

The lanky ghoul with embalming fluid in his veins, "The Tall Man" returns in this graphically gory horror sequel to the popular 1979 cult film. This time the mortician-from-hell has left his cemetery haunts and is looking for living beings to enslave.

Kolobos (Blu-ray)

March 13th, 2019|

MTV's The Real World meets A Nightmare on Elm Street in this independent horror opus. Five young people accept a film crew's offer of three months' free room and board in exchange for having their waking hours filmed as part of an experimental video project.

The Vanishing (Blu-ray)

March 12th, 2019|

After three lighthouse keepers arrive for work on a remote Scottish isle, they make a fateful discovery: a wrecked rowboat-with a chest full of gold. As a mysterious boat heads toward the island, the three men make a choice that will change their lives forever, ensnaring them in a web of greed, paranoia, and murder.

The Mule (Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray)

March 25th, 2019|

Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he's just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. He does well -- so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler.

Bumblebee (Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray)

March 21st, 2019|

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

The Prisoner (Blu-ray)

March 18th, 2019|

The film is based on the real-life travails of Hungarian Cardinal Mindszenty, who after suffering under Nazi persecution was imprisoned by the new Communist regime for remaining loyal to his religious convictions. Alec Guinness, his head shaved, plays an unnamed Cardinal in an unspecified Eastern European country who is clapped into jail.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Blu-ray)

March 15th, 2019|

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that's the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

Phantasm II (Blu-ray)

March 14th, 2019|

The lanky ghoul with embalming fluid in his veins, "The Tall Man" returns in this graphically gory horror sequel to the popular 1979 cult film. This time the mortician-from-hell has left his cemetery haunts and is looking for living beings to enslave.

Kolobos (Blu-ray)

March 13th, 2019|

MTV's The Real World meets A Nightmare on Elm Street in this independent horror opus. Five young people accept a film crew's offer of three months' free room and board in exchange for having their waking hours filmed as part of an experimental video project.

The Vanishing (Blu-ray)

March 12th, 2019|

After three lighthouse keepers arrive for work on a remote Scottish isle, they make a fateful discovery: a wrecked rowboat-with a chest full of gold. As a mysterious boat heads toward the island, the three men make a choice that will change their lives forever, ensnaring them in a web of greed, paranoia, and murder.

The Prisoner (Blu-ray)

March 18th, 2019|

The film is based on the real-life travails of Hungarian Cardinal Mindszenty, who after suffering under Nazi persecution was imprisoned by the new Communist regime for remaining loyal to his religious convictions. Alec Guinness, his head shaved, plays an unnamed Cardinal in an unspecified Eastern European country who is clapped into jail.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Blu-ray)

March 15th, 2019|

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that's the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

Phantasm II (Blu-ray)

March 14th, 2019|

The lanky ghoul with embalming fluid in his veins, "The Tall Man" returns in this graphically gory horror sequel to the popular 1979 cult film. This time the mortician-from-hell has left his cemetery haunts and is looking for living beings to enslave.

Kolobos (Blu-ray)

March 13th, 2019|

MTV's The Real World meets A Nightmare on Elm Street in this independent horror opus. Five young people accept a film crew's offer of three months' free room and board in exchange for having their waking hours filmed as part of an experimental video project.

The Vanishing (Blu-ray)

March 12th, 2019|

After three lighthouse keepers arrive for work on a remote Scottish isle, they make a fateful discovery: a wrecked rowboat-with a chest full of gold. As a mysterious boat heads toward the island, the three men make a choice that will change their lives forever, ensnaring them in a web of greed, paranoia, and murder.

Miami Blues (Blu-ray)

March 12th, 2019|

Baldwin is a thief and a murderer who assualts and robs Miami cop Hoke Mosley (Ward). Posing as Mosley, Baldwin causes havok robbing people. Meanwhile Ward, a laughing stock a work, searches for Baldwin to clear his name and get back his false teeth.

Phantom Lady (Blu-ray)

March 11th, 2019|

Plot: What’s it about? I love film noir. While I am not an expert on the category, it is a genre in which I have viewed a good amount of films. The Blu-ray market has been great for the genre with all the boutique labels beginning to release hard to find film noirs with new transfers. The two labels that have done the most noir releases thus far are [...]

Bedazzled (Blu-ray)

March 6th, 2019|

The great Stanley Donen directs Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in Bedazzled (1967), a Faustian tale about a Wimpy bar burger-flipper (Dudley Moore) so hopelessly in love with a waitress (Eleanor Bron) that he sells his soul to the devil (Cook) in exchange for seven wishes. All, of course, goes hilariously wrong, up to and including the brief appearance of a beauteous Raquel Welch as the very incarnation of Lust.

Barb Wire (Blu-ray)

March 5th, 2019|

The year is 2017 and a Nazi-like Congressional Directorate has comandeered the government. The evil CD threatens to wipe out entire cities with Red Ribbon, a manufactured virus derived from HIV. They have already successfully tested it on the city of Topeka, and only Steel Harbor remains free. Therein lives Barb Wire (Pamela Lee), a wild-haired black leather and thigh-high boot-wearing, hog-riding spit-fire bounty-hunter who carries antibodies for Red Ribbon in her DNA.

Free Solo

March 5th, 2019|

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi ("MERU") and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film's FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world's most famous rock... the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

February 21st, 2019|

Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970's and 80's profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turned her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.

Family Guy: 20 Greatest Hits

January 9th, 2019|

Are you tired of loving Family Guy just for the hilarious jokes, sidesplitting sight gags and outrageously absurd cutaways? We’ve got you covered! Celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary with this marvelously musical collection of 20 song-and-dance-filled episodes, along with a symphony of extras created exclusively for this release.

The Orville: Season One

December 13th, 2018|

The Orville is a live-action, one-hour, ensemble comedic drama set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of The Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship, as its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of everyday life.

Family Guy: Season 16

December 6th, 2018|

Season 16 of the animated series opens with Peter trying to make "Family Guy" similar to other award-winning shows in order to win an Emmy. Later the family gets a nanny for the kids so that Peter and Lois can focus on their relationship, Chris loses a valuable item, Meg takes up drinking, Brian gets kicked out of the house because of a racist tweet, and Stewie is forced to speak to a psychologist.

Money

July 13th, 2017|

Two wealthy businessmen are about to get away with $5 million in ill-gotten money until their plans are revealed by an uninvited house guest.

Tommy’s Honour

July 3rd, 2017|

Set against the early days of the sport and stunning landscape of Scotland, Tommy's Honour is based on the intimate and powerfully moving true story of the challenging relationship between "Old" Tom Morris and "Young" Tommy Morris, the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf.

Joe Bullet

March 2nd, 2017|

When a mysterious gangster starts sabotaging soccer team The Eagles' chance at winning the upcoming championship final, there is only one man who can save the day...Joe Bullet.

Impractical Jokers: The Complete Fourth Season

September 27th, 2016|

Four comedians and lifelong friends compete to embarrass each other out amongst the general public with a series of hilarious and outrageous dares. When Sal, Joe, Q, and Murr challenge each other to say or do something, they have to do it. And if they refuse, they lose. At the end of every episode, the biggest loser must endure a punishment of epic proportions. This season, the guys pose as hot dog vendors, gymnasts, waiters, clerks at a bridal shop and more. As for the punishments, from skydiving to the rodeo to the body piercing shop, they are bigger, badder, and funnier than ever before.

Impractical Jokers: The Complete Third Season

October 28th, 2015|

Plot: What's it about? You know, I think I've found more "hidden gems" while channel surfing in the past few years than in the last ten years combined.  What?  I guess what I mean is that there is so much television programming on these days, it's nearly impossible to keep track of what's on and what's not unless you do a little exploring.  Case in point, a few years ago [...]

iZombie: The Complete First Season

October 19th, 2015|

Plot: What's it about? Ahhh...zombies! They've made a big comeback in the last decade and have no signs of slowing down. Much like their nature, the zombie is a juggernaut that seems to have a life of its own. Shows like The Walking Dead have probably made the most of this newfound love for the undead, though there are dozens of films that have cashed in on these brain-loving specimens. [...]

Jane the Virgin: The Complete First Season

October 16th, 2015|

Plot: What's it about? At last count, I think I've got about 1298+ cable TV channels to choose from. Yeah, most of them aren't HD so I won't even consider watching something if it doesn't make full use of my television. Then again, a LOT of them are, so I've never got an excuse to say "there's nothing on." Then again, I've not said that in a while since I've [...]

Glee: The Sixth and Final Season

June 8th, 2015|

In the exhilarating, heart-rending final season of “Glee,” club favorites reunite and a new group of young performers takes center stage! Following her disastrously short sitcom career, Rachel returns to McKinley High to find Principal Sue Sylvester trampling the arts – including the glee club. Without missing a beat, Rachel and a newly single Kurt set out to revitalize New Directions, hoping for a shot at the national title.