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X, Y and Zee (Blu-ray)

February 6th, 2019|

Originally released under the title Zee and Company, this film follows the chaotic events that take place when the jealous, brash Zee Blakeley (Elizabeth Taylor) discovers that her mild-mannered architect husband, Robert (Michael Caine), is having an affair with a young widow, Stella (Susannah York).

Alpha (Blu-ray)

January 28th, 2019|

While on his first hunt with his tribe's most elite group, a young man is injured and must learn to survive alone in the wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before winter arrives.

Double Dragon (Blu-ray)

January 28th, 2019|

This sci-fi action film, aimed at a younger audience, is based upon a popular video game. It is set in a futuristic Los Angeles after the "big one." Most of the city, including Hollywood is underwater. The city is now called "New Angeles." Jimmy and Billy Lee are teenaged brothers.

Waterworld (Blu-ray)

January 25th, 2019|

The polar ice caps have melted, flooding the continents and creating a giant ocean. People are few and far between, living as sailors or on rickety atolls made from scrap metal; in this time, dry land is considered a myth and dirt and water have become the most valuable currency.

Youngblood (Blu-ray)

January 24th, 2019|

The fast-paced, and sometimes brutal world of ice hockey provides the setting for this exciting, adolescent-oriented chronicle of a naive, and almost too pacifistic, farm boy's determination to become a champion on the ice. Complicating matters is his love for the coach's lovely daughter.

Beat the Devil (Blu-ray)

January 23rd, 2019|

Humphrey Bogart stars as one of five disreputable adventurers who are trying to get uranium out of East Africa. Bogart's associates include pompous fraud Robert Morley, and Peter Lorre as the German-accented "O'Hara", whose wartime record is forever a source of speculation and suspicion.

The Real McCoy (Blu-ray)

January 22nd, 2019|

Kim Basinger plays a burglar ex-con who's just been released from a 10-year stint and intends to go straight, when a big-time Atlanta crime boss kidnaps her six-year-old son and forces her to pull one last heist. She concocts an elaborate bank job but goes one step further and outwits both the bank and the mobster.

Philadelphia (Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray)

December 5th, 2018|

At the time of its release, Jonathan Demme's Philadelphia was the first big-budget Hollywood film to tackle the medical, political, and social issues of AIDS. Tom Hanks, in his first Academy Award-winning performance, plays Andrew Beckett, a talented lawyer at a stodgy Philadelphia law firm. The homosexual Andrew has contracted AIDS but fears informing his firm about the disease.

Air Force One (Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray)

November 12th, 2018|

Harrison Ford plays James Marshall, a onetime combat hero in the Vietnam War who is now President of the United States. While visiting the former Soviet Union, Marshall gives a speech in which he supports a get-tough attitude against both terrorists and a right-wing general and war criminal from Kazakhstan imprisoned in Moscow, earning him few friends in the Eastern Bloc.

BlacKkKlansman (Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray)

November 6th, 2018|

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It's the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.

Wreck-It Ralph (Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray)

November 5th, 2018|

Ralph (John C. Reilly) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer), the "good guy" star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he's tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero.

The Darkest Minds (Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray)

November 1st, 2018|

Plot: What’s it about? Ah, the YA genre. It's so untapped, isn't it? Oh wait. It's everywhere. As sad as I was to see the Harry Potter movie franchise come to a close, the downside is that it opened the door for a slew of new young adult dystopian films. Flipping back a few years we were immediately graced with the Twilight series (another that's run its course), The [...]

The Big Lebowski: 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Set (Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray)

November 1st, 2018|

The plot of this Raymond Chandler-esque comedy crime caper from the Coen Brothers (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen) pivots around a case of mistaken identity complicated by extortion, double-crosses, deception, embezzlement, sex, pot, and gallons of White Russians (made with fresh cream, please).

Hook (Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray)

October 9th, 2018|

Steven Spielberg filters J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan through a distinctly 1990s sensibility in Hook. Peter Pan has become Peter Banning (Robin Williams), a 40-year-old mergers and acquisitions lawyer with a permanent scowl on his face and a cellular phone in his belt. Banning has lost any memory of being Peter Pan, and he is also in danger of losing his wife Moira (Caroline Goodall) and two children, Jack (Charlie Korsmo) and Maggie (Amber Scott).

Alpha (Blu-ray)

January 28th, 2019|

While on his first hunt with his tribe's most elite group, a young man is injured and must learn to survive alone in the wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before winter arrives.

Double Dragon (Blu-ray)

January 28th, 2019|

This sci-fi action film, aimed at a younger audience, is based upon a popular video game. It is set in a futuristic Los Angeles after the "big one." Most of the city, including Hollywood is underwater. The city is now called "New Angeles." Jimmy and Billy Lee are teenaged brothers.

Waterworld (Blu-ray)

January 25th, 2019|

The polar ice caps have melted, flooding the continents and creating a giant ocean. People are few and far between, living as sailors or on rickety atolls made from scrap metal; in this time, dry land is considered a myth and dirt and water have become the most valuable currency.

Youngblood (Blu-ray)

January 24th, 2019|

The fast-paced, and sometimes brutal world of ice hockey provides the setting for this exciting, adolescent-oriented chronicle of a naive, and almost too pacifistic, farm boy's determination to become a champion on the ice. Complicating matters is his love for the coach's lovely daughter.

Beat the Devil (Blu-ray)

January 23rd, 2019|

Humphrey Bogart stars as one of five disreputable adventurers who are trying to get uranium out of East Africa. Bogart's associates include pompous fraud Robert Morley, and Peter Lorre as the German-accented "O'Hara", whose wartime record is forever a source of speculation and suspicion.

The Real McCoy (Blu-ray)

January 22nd, 2019|

Kim Basinger plays a burglar ex-con who's just been released from a 10-year stint and intends to go straight, when a big-time Atlanta crime boss kidnaps her six-year-old son and forces her to pull one last heist. She concocts an elaborate bank job but goes one step further and outwits both the bank and the mobster.

Zombie (Blu-ray)

January 17th, 2019|

Plot: What’s it about? Blue Underground is a film distribution label that has been around since 2002. They specialize in foreign horror and exploitation films. They have acquired some incredible titles in their library over the years including the first Blu-rays of numerous Lucio Fulci and Dario Argento films. Recently, Blue Underground has gone back to some of their better-known releases and given them brand new 4K transfers. One [...]

Once Upon a Deadpool (Blu-ray)

January 16th, 2019|

Fred Savage will join Reynolds in new scenes for ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL in an homage to Savage's starring role in the 1987 bedtime-story classic THE PRINCESS BRIDE. Fred remarked, "while my participation in this film was anything but voluntary, I am happy to learn that Fudge Cancer will be the beneficiary of this shameless cash grab"

The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection: Volume 4 (Blu-ray)

January 16th, 2019|

Plot: What’s it about? I always look forward to the next Pink Panther set even if I don’t always know what to say in a review. It’s not a difficult topic mind you, but after you discuss what to expect, the brief (usually around 6 minute) episodes kind of speak for themselves. The panther doesn’t speak outside of grunts and a hiss here and there. The animation is simple and so [...]

Low Winter Sun: The Complete Series

August 4th, 2014|

Plot: What's it about? Joe Geddes (Lennie James) and Frank Agnew (Mark Strong) are police officers, the people who are tasked to protect society and uphold the law. But these two detectives have a plan to break the law, as they want to murder a fellow police officer, Brendan McCann (Michael McGrady). While McCann is a cop, he is a crooked one and as such, Joe and Frank justify his [...]

Swamp People: Season Four

February 19th, 2014|

Plot: What's it about? Now to be honest, I'd never watched an episode of Swamp People before this review. So aside from assuming it was people who lived in or worked in a swamp, I wasn't sure what to expect. As it turns out, the show follows a group of alligator hunters who troll the swamps for their bounties in a 30 day hunting season. Each hunter is given a [...]

Impractical Jokers: Season One

December 20th, 2013|

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 [...]

Adventure Time: Jake the Dad

November 14th, 2013|

Plot: What's it about? I'd never heard of (or most likely would have never heard of) Adventure Time if it weren't for my youngest step son. I call him the "evil" one, though he's actually a nice little chap.  So here's the thing - there's this show called Adventure Time (mentioned twice already, I know) and it's one of his favorites. Did I forget to mention that he's a Freshman [...]

Family Guy: Volume 11

September 30th, 2013|

Plot: What's it about? Peter Griffin has been through it all, he found he was black, he became beautiful, he lost all the bones in his body, his show was canceled, the guy has had it rough. But he never gives up and even if it means fighting a chicken up and down the street, this is one guy who refuses to not make a scene. His wife Lois has a past of sexual [...]

Orphan Black: Season One

August 14th, 2013|

Plot: What's it about? Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) is an outsider, as she has never been able to fit in or find her place in the world. But her life takes an unusual turn in an unexpected fashion, when she sees a familiar face on a subway platform. Sarah sees a woman who looks exactly like her, as if it was her lost twin. Before she can even process this strange [...]

Duck Dynasty: Season Three

August 14th, 2013|

Plot: What's it about? One of the most popular shows on television, Duck Dynasty follows the Robertson family, who made a fortune selling duck calls and other outdoorsman related goods. Unlike most families featured in reality television, the Robertsons don't have much drama and are faith based people. So the show isn't about sex, drugs, and family strife, in fact quite the opposite. In this third season, we watch as [...]

Robot & Frank

March 4th, 2013|

Plot: What's it about? One of the benefits of doing this site is that I get sent a very wide variety of titles, some I've heard of and others I've not.  I'd say that Robot & Frank is something that I'd usually pass over, but something about it stuck out to me.  Was it the cast?  James Mardsen, Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon and Liv Tyler aren't exactly the hottest out [...]

Touch: The Complete First Season

November 5th, 2012|

Plot: What's it about? Martin Bohm (Keifer Sutherland) is a devoted father who lost his wife in the attacks on 9/11 and struggles to raise his young son, who suffers from emotional issues. His son Jake (David Mazouz) hasn't spoken a word in his life and has severe social problems, to the point that his own father can't even touch him. But Jake has an outlet in numbers, as he [...]

Bonanza: The Official Fourth Season

October 25th, 2012|

Plot: What's it about? Ben Cartwright (Lorne Greene) founded his own ranch known as The Ponderosa, a cattle operation that provided a good standard of life for his family. Ben had three sons, each wildly different than the next, thanks in no small part to the fact that each one had a different mother. The youngest son is Little Joe (Michael Landon), who has a fiery temper and longs for [...]

Gunsmoke: The Sixth Season, Volume 2

October 22nd, 2012|

Plot: What's it about? Dodge City is home to a number of colorful residents and countless travelers of all kinds, so it is no surprise that the town tends to be a little unpredictable. The streets can be host to a drunken fist fight, robberies, kidnappings, even shoot outs, but there is a presence that keeps Dodge City safe. That presence is U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon (James Arness), who patrols [...]

Secrets of the Viking Sword

October 19th, 2012|

Plot: What's it about? When it comes to imposing fear and raw power, few warriors can compete with the legends of the Viking hordes. These men were fearless and had a raw, brutal attack plan that left their enemies in tatters. While all the Vikings were vicious, some of them wielded a sword so lethal, it would become a historical icon of battle. The swords were light, sharp as a [...]

The League: The Complete Season Three

October 17th, 2012|

Plot: What's it about? A long, grueling season of professional football leads to one important event, the Shiva Bowl. A group of obsessed friends has battled over the Shiva for years, a fantasy football tradition that often consumes their lives. Kevin and his wife Jenny guide separate teams, while also trying to keep romance alive and their child under control, while douche bag Ruxin takes pleasure in being a sadistic [...]

Kingdom: Season One

October 17th, 2012|

Plot: What's it about? Peter Kingdom (Stephen Fry) is a respected country solicitor, the kind of lawyer who stands up for the little guy and is more concerned with justice than profits. His law office is a small one, but he provides excellent service to the Norfolk area, with the help of his trusted associates. He is joined at the office by his apprentice Lyle (Karl Davies) and secretary Gloria [...]

CSI: The Twelfth Season

October 10th, 2012|

Plot: What's it about? The Las Vegas CSI has solved countless crimes, but now internal shifts could throw off their performance. A new supervisor arrives in D.B. Russell (Ted Danson) and while he has impressive credentials, the rest of the team is hesitant about his style. He wasn't the only new arrival however, as he brought blood expert Julie Finlay (Elisabeth Shue), who he has worked with in the past. [...]