xXx Return of Xander Cage Blu-ray Disc May 16th, 2017

Posted in Action, Adventure, Atmos, Blu-ray, Commentary, Paramount, Thriller on May 21st, 2017 by Dave

xXx Return of Xander Cage Blu-ray

xXx: Return of Xander Cage is a new key Blu-ray title released by Paramount Home Entertainment on May 16th, 2017.

F. Scott Frazier wrote the screenplay for this action thriller.

It is the third installment in the xXx franchise, following xXx and xXx: State of the Union, with the Xander Cage character returning from ‘the dead’.

The film was very successful at the box office, becoming the eighth highest-grossing film of 2017.


La La Land Blu-ray Disc April 25th, 2017

Posted in Atmos, Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Drama, Lionsgate, Music, Musical on April 29th, 2017 by Dave

La La Land Blu-ray

La La Land is a new key Blu-ray title released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment on April 25th, 2017.

Damien Chazelle both wrote the screenplay and directed this romantic musical comedy-drama.

The story follows a musician and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles.

The movie has grossed $440 million worldwide on a production budget of $30 million.


Monster Trucks Blu-ray Disc April 11th, 2017

Posted in Action, Adventure, Atmos, Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Family, Fantasy, Paramount, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction on April 14th, 2017 by Dave

Monster Trucks Blu-ray

This week I am taking a closer look at the Paramount Home Entertainment family movie Monster Trucks, released on Blu-ray Disc April 11th, 2017.

This action-comedy film was written by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, Derek Connolly and Matthew Robinson.

The story follows a high-schooler who finds an escaped monster living in his truck.

The film received mixed reviews, and grossed just $84 million worldwide against its $125 million budget.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 4K Ultra HD March 28th

Posted in 4K, Adventure, Atmos, Blu-ray, Commentary, Family, Fantasy, HDR, Ultra HD, Warner on March 31st, 2017 by Dave

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Blu-ray

This week I took a closer look at the Warner Home Video 4K Ultra HD release for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on March 28th, 2017.

This family fantasy is a spin-off of the Harry Potter film series, written by J. K. Rowling in her screenwriting debut.

The story follows Newt Scamander as he visits 1920s New York with his case full of magical creatures.

The film received positive reviews and was the eighth highest-grossing film of 2016.


Live by Night Blu-ray Disc March 21st, 2017

Posted in Atmos, Blu-ray, Commentary, Crime, Drama, Warner on March 24th, 2017 by Dave

Live by Night Blu-ray

Live by Night is the latest Blu-ray title unleashed by Warner Home Video on March 21st, 2017.

This crime drama was written, directed, and co-produced by Ben Affleck, based on the novel by Dennis Lehane.

The story follows the life on an Ybor City bootlegger who becomes a notorious gangster.

The film saw wide release on January 13, 2017 to mixed reviews and didn’t do so well at the box office.


Collateral Beauty Blu-ray Disc March 14th, 2017

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, New Line, Romance, Warner on March 17th, 2017 by Dave

Collateral Beauty Blu-ray

March 14th, 2017 marked the arrival of the Warner Home Video Blu-ray Disc release for Collateral Beauty.

Allan Loeb wrote and co-produced the screenplay for this ‘modern fable’ set during the New York holiday season.

The film follows a man who tries to cope with his daughter’s death by writing letters to time, death and love.

While the movie was largely panned by critics, it was somewhat successful in the cinema.


Deepwater Horizon Blu-ray Disc January 10th, 2017

Posted in Action, Atmos, Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, Lionsgate, Thriller on January 27th, 2017 by Dave

Deepwater Horizon Blu-ray

Lionsgate Home Entertainment kicked off the year with the Blu-ray release for Deepwater Horizon on January 10th, 2017.

Matthew Sand and Matthew Michael Carnahan penned the screenplay for this action disaster film.

The story is based on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The film focuses on the dangers faced by those on board during the tragedy.


The Accountant Blu-ray Disc January 10th, 2017

Posted in 4K, Action, Blu-ray, Commentary, Crime, Drama, HDR, Thriller, Ultra HD, Warner on January 13th, 2017 by Dave

The Accountant Blu-ray

Warner Home Video has started the year with the Blu-ray release for The Accountant on January 10th, 2017.

Bill Dubuque penned the screenplay for this crime thriller featuring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick and J. K. Simmons.

The film follows a high-functioning autistic public accountant who specializes in finding accounting discrepancies for the rich and dangerous.

The movie had mixed reviews but was a box-office success.


Storks Blu-ray Disc December 20th, 2016

Posted in Adventure, Animation, Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Family, Fantasy, Warner on January 4th, 2017 by Dave

Storks Blu-ray

Storks is a new computer animated Blu-ray title released by Warner Home Video on December 20th, 2016.

This buddy comedy film was written by Nicholas Stoller.

The movie follows the premise that the storks that used to deliver babies have moved on to the more lucrative package delivery service.

Things get more complicated though when the baby factory gets accidentally restarted.


Ben-Hur Blu-ray Disc December 13th, 2016

Posted in Action, Adventure, Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, Paramount on December 19th, 2016 by Dave

Ben-Hur Blu-ray

The recent Ben-Hur is the latest Blu-ray unleashed by Paramount Home Entertainment, with a December 13th, 2016 release.

Keith Clarke and John Ridley penned the screenplay for this historical epic.

The movie is the fifth film adaptation of the 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace.

The film was a box office failure in the United States, though it was more successful in international markets.