GET ON UP Blu-ray Review

     February 26, 2015


Tate Taylor's musical biopic manages to overcome most of the genre's problems by powering through the cliches.

MALEFICENT Blu-ray Review

     December 29, 2014


If there’s one thing Disney doesn’t understand, it’s outsiders.  The company ethos embraces a “hooray for everything” approach, seeking to unify all races, colors and creeds beneath his all-encompassing mouse ears.  That’s actually not a knock, and when dealing with …

10 Musicals for People Who Hate Musicals

     December 27, 2014


Musicals used to be one of Hollywood’s staples, but they’ve fallen out of fashion lately: relegated to Disney animated features and the occasional prestige project like Les Miserables.  Their surprising status on the sidelines may help explain why for every …

Stanley Kubrick: The Masterpiece Collection Blu-ray Review

     December 13, 2014


Is that the sound of double-dipping?  Oh right, it must be Warner Bros with another extraneous Blu-ray set.  Having already released a terrific Stanley Kubrick collection in 2011, they now hit us with a bigger, sexier box set… with one …

UHF 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review

     November 27, 2014

Now here’s a real cinematic oddity.  You can describe UHF in any number of ways: hubristic misfire, beloved cult classic, amiable shaggy dog as harmless as it is corny.  All of them apply, and in fact the stories surrounding the …