Recent Reviews

Recent Reviews2020-05-21T11:37:32-04:00

Selena (Blu-ray)

June 4th, 2020|

Selena Quintanilla was a major figure in Tejano music, a Grammy-winning recording artist, a beloved star in the American Southwest and Mexico, and seemed poised to cross over into mainstream popularity on the U.S. pop charts when she was murdered on March 31, 1995 by the president of her fan club.

Flashdance: Paramount Presents (Blu-ray)

June 3rd, 2020|

Jennifer Beals stars as Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel-mill welder by day, and bar dancer by night. Harboring dreams of a career in ballet, she is given financial support in this endeavor by her boss Nick Hurley and moral support by demanding but big-hearted instructor Hanna Long.

Downhill (Blu-ray)

May 29th, 2020|

Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other.

The Call of the Wild (Blu-ray)

May 28th, 2020|

Adapted from the beloved literary classic, The Call of the Wild vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s.

Onward (Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray)

May 26th, 2020|

Teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot get an unexpected opportunity to spend one more day with their late dad, embarking on an extraordinary quest aboard Barley's epic van Guinevere.

Top Gun (Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray)

May 22nd, 2020|

As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.

Bloodshot (Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray)

May 20th, 2020|

Based on the bestselling comic book, Vin Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in his veins, he's an unstoppable force -- stronger than ever and able to heal instantly.

The Invisible Man (Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray)

May 19th, 2020|

Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister, their childhood friend and his teenage daughter.

The Lodge (Blu-ray)

May 18th, 2020|

A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiancé's two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.

Fantasy Island: Unrated (Blu-ray)

May 15th, 2020|

In Blumhouse's new spin on Fantasy Island, the enigmatic Mr. Roarke makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort. But when the fantasies turn into nightmares, the guests have to solve the island's mystery in order to escape with their lives.

Selena (Blu-ray)

June 4th, 2020|

Selena Quintanilla was a major figure in Tejano music, a Grammy-winning recording artist, a beloved star in the American Southwest and Mexico, and seemed poised to cross over into mainstream popularity on the U.S. pop charts when she was murdered on March 31, 1995 by the president of her fan club.

Flashdance: Paramount Presents (Blu-ray)

June 3rd, 2020|

Jennifer Beals stars as Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel-mill welder by day, and bar dancer by night. Harboring dreams of a career in ballet, she is given financial support in this endeavor by her boss Nick Hurley and moral support by demanding but big-hearted instructor Hanna Long.

Downhill (Blu-ray)

May 29th, 2020|

Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other.

The Call of the Wild (Blu-ray)

May 28th, 2020|

Adapted from the beloved literary classic, The Call of the Wild vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s.

Onward (Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray)

May 26th, 2020|

Teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot get an unexpected opportunity to spend one more day with their late dad, embarking on an extraordinary quest aboard Barley's epic van Guinevere.

Top Gun (Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray)

May 22nd, 2020|

As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.

Bloodshot (Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray)

May 20th, 2020|

Based on the bestselling comic book, Vin Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in his veins, he's an unstoppable force -- stronger than ever and able to heal instantly.

The Invisible Man (Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray)

May 19th, 2020|

Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister, their childhood friend and his teenage daughter.

The Lodge (Blu-ray)

May 18th, 2020|

A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiancé's two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.

Fantasy Island: Unrated (Blu-ray)

May 15th, 2020|

In Blumhouse's new spin on Fantasy Island, the enigmatic Mr. Roarke makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort. But when the fantasies turn into nightmares, the guests have to solve the island's mystery in order to escape with their lives.

The Lodge (Blu-ray)

May 18th, 2020|

A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiancé's two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.

Fantasy Island: Unrated (Blu-ray)

May 15th, 2020|

In Blumhouse's new spin on Fantasy Island, the enigmatic Mr. Roarke makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort. But when the fantasies turn into nightmares, the guests have to solve the island's mystery in order to escape with their lives.

Vivarium (Blu-ray)

May 13th, 2020|

Tom and Gemma (Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots) are looking for the perfect home. When a strange real-estate agent takes them to Yonder, a mysterious suburban neighborhood of identical houses, Tom and Gemma can't leave quick enough. But when they try to exit the labyrinth-like housing development, each road takes them back to where they started.

Gretel & Hansel (Blu-ray)

May 6th, 2020|

A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.

To Catch a Thief: Paramount Presents (Blu-ray)

April 30th, 2020|

A jewel thief is at large on the Riviera, and all evidence points to retired cat burglar Cary Grant. Escaping the law, Grant heads to the Cote D'Azur, where he is greeted with hostility by his old partners in crime. All of them had been pardoned due to their courageous activities in the wartime Resistance, and all are in danger of arrest thanks to this new crime wave.

Like a Boss (Blu-ray)

April 23rd, 2020|

Two friends with very different ideals start a beauty company together. One is more practical while the other wants to earn her fortune and live a lavish lifestyle.

The Rhythm Section (Blu-ray)

April 17th, 2020|

Blake Lively stars as Stephanie Patrick, an ordinary woman on a path of self-destruction after her family is tragically killed in a plane crash. When Stephanie discovers that the crash was not an accident, she enters a dark, complex world to seek revenge on those responsible and find her own redemption.

Underwater (Blu-ray)

April 15th, 2020|

A crew of oceanic researchers working for a deep sea drilling company try to get to safety after a mysterious earthquake devastates their deepwater research and drilling facility located at the bottom of the Mariana Trench.

Eddie Macon’s Run (Blu-ray)

April 15th, 2020|

A young man, harshly sentenced for a few minor infractions, escapes from a prison in Huntsville Texas and flees to Laredo, Texas, where he hopes to cross into Mexico for a reunion with his wife and small son.

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.

Impractical Jokers: Season Two

October 29th, 2014|

"Lar-ry!" 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 [...]

The Mentalist: Season Six

October 3rd, 2014|

Plot: What's it about? There aren't a lot of good television dramas out there. Well, ok, there are, but they aren't on network television anymore.  Thanks to the success of shows like Breaking Bad, Mad Men and Game of Thrones, more and more shows are leaving the networks for a little more creative freedom on cable. And who's to blame them?  But a few years ago a little show called [...]

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 [...]