The Italian Job 40th Anniv. Edition Blu-ray Review

POSTED IN:  by Joe Grace, Sep 4, 2009 at 00:00 EST

I don’t drive, but if I did, I’d drive a Mini and I’d probably rob banks, and it’s all because of this film. Put on your best ‘cor-blimey’ trousers and join us we wrap our peepers around a British movie classic. More »

State of Play – Russell Crowe certainly delivers, but does the Blu-ray?

POSTED IN:  by Will Federman, Sep 3, 2009 at 00:00 EST

State of Play flew under the radar in theaters, and the less you know about the film, the better. It’s a deft political thriller, that makes a lot of poignant observations about modern journalism, which also happens to be an entertaining film. And for Blu-ray enthusiasts, it also happens to be a gorgeous movie. More »

Watchmen: Director’s Cut – does additional footage salvage a flawed, yet ambitious effort?

POSTED IN:  by Will Federman, Jul 26, 2009 at 00:00 EST

Watchmen has been called a lot of things – a masterpiece, a seminal event, the defining comic book of its time – but comic book property most likely to be adapted to film is not one of them. More »

Knowing Blu-ray review – sci-fi fans not afraid to suspend your disbelief, this is your movie

POSTED IN:  by Carl Johnson, Jul 12, 2009 at 00:00 EST

Director Alex Proyas might be best known for the Will Smith vehicle I, Robot, but it’s his fan-favorite Dark City that earns massive respect in my book. While Knowing is designed to appeal to wider audiences than Dark City, it takes several risks that make it stand out from similar pictures. And it looks really, really fantastic on Blu-ray. More »

Clint Eastwood is tough-as-nails and old-as-dirt in Gran Torino

POSTED IN:  by Carl Johnson, Jul 10, 2009 at 00:00 EST

The years have been fair to Clint Eastwood. In the twilight of his life he has starred in and directed motion pictures that have garnered massive acclaim, he has won Oscar gold, and with Gran Torino he returns to a tough-and-gruff character reminiscent of the roles of his prime. Directed by and starring Eastwood, Gran Torino is a strong finale in his tough-guy film portfolio. More »

Ghostbusters Blu-ray review – should excessive grain keep you from buying this beloved classic?

POSTED IN:  by Carl Johnson, Jul 10, 2009 at 00:00 EST

The Ghostbusters franchise is seeing a resurgence for the first time since Ghostbusters 2 hit theater screens in 1989. Twenty years later Ecto-1 has been restored, Ghostbusters is finally playable as a next generation videogame, contracts are being signed for a third installment, and the Blu-ray release of the classic original has hit store shelves. In short, it’s a totally freaking awesome time to be a Ghostbusters fan! More »