Friday, January 24, 2014
Space Battleship Yamato finally arrives officially in the US on April 29, 2014!
Thursday, January 23, 2014
The Universe In 3D: A Whole New Dimension Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Disc Review.
Translated into English, this painting is called Modern Rhapsody by Salvador Dali, who is mentioned several times as a point of reference in my book The Final Arbiter.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Directed By Spike Lee Starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen & Sharlto Copley OLDBOY Available March 4 on Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Directed By Spike Lee
Starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen & Sharlto Copley
Available March 4 on Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital
Bonus Features Include Three Featurettes, & Extended & Alternate Scenes
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (Jan. 22, 2014) –Academy Award® nominee Josh Brolin (Best Supporting Actor, Milk, 2008) stars as a troubled advertising executive who finds himself kidnapped and held in an inescapable room in the thriller OLDBOY, available on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet™ March 4 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In this gritty tale of vengeance from critically-acclaimed director Spike Lee (Inside Man), Joe Doucette (Josh Brolin) is abruptly kidnapped and framed for the murder of his wife. After being held hostage in solitary confinement for 20 years, Doucette is released without explanation and struggles to reacclimate himself until he crosses paths with a caring social worker (Elizabeth Olsen) and sets out on an obsessive mission to find out who imprisoned him. He soon realizes that the real mystery is why he was set free. The cast also includes Sharlto Copley (Elysium), Michael Imperioli (The Call), JamesRansone (Red Hook Summer) and Pom Klementieff (Sleepless Nights).
Fans can explore the making of the film in two behind-the-scenes featurettes on the Blu-ray and DVD, including “The Making of Oldboy,” detailing the fight choreography in the film, and “Transformation,” taking fans on an in-depth exploration of Doucette’s character. The Blu-ray exclusively features alternate and extended scenes, a short promo spot including clips from the workout video in the film, and “Talking Heads,” an additional featurette providing overview of the OLDBOY story line.
OLDBOY is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of Joe Doucette, a man who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement, for no apparent reason. When he is suddenly released without explanation, he begins an obsessive mission to find out who imprisoned him, only to discover that the real mystery is why he was set free. The remake of the cult classic 2003 Korean film of the same name is directed by Spike Lee from a screenplay by Mark Protosevich. The film was produced by Roy Lee, Doug Davison and Nathan Kahane, with Joe Drake, John Powers Middleton and Peter Schlessel serving as executive producers.
Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Features Include:
· Two Featurettes:
o “The Making of Oldboy”
Blu-ray Bonus Features Include:
· Alternate & Extended Scenes
· “Talking Heads” Featurette
· Workout Video Promo
OLDBOY has a run time of approximately 104 minutes and is rated R for strong brutal violence, disturbing images, some graphic sexuality, nudity and language
Monday, January 20, 2014
Downton Abbey: Season 4: 3-Disc Set Blu-ray Disc Review
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Hannibal Second Season Trailer.
The midseason premiere poster and episode trailer for The Walking Dead are now online.
Friday, January 17, 2014
If 2014's Oscar-nominated movie posters told the truth.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Omaze and the Make-A-Wish® foundation announced today a once-in-a-lifetime experience giving one very lucky fan and a guest the extremely rare opportunity to visit the Star Wars Mecca: George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch!
It may be a while before Star Wars fans are given the chance to travel to Tatooine; however, Omaze and the Make-A-Wish® foundation announced today a once-in-a-lifetime experience giving one very lucky fan and a guest the extremely rare opportunity to visit the Star Wars Mecca: George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch!
In addition to a private VIP tour of the famed facility, they'll also get a personal meeting with legendary director George Lucas. If that wasn't enough, Omaze will then fly them to Nerdist Studios in LA, where they will get to hang with Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill.
By going to omaze.com/starwars, fans are able to donate $10 to enter for a chance to win. The best part about it? This experience is not going to the highest bidder in a charity auction. Anyone can enter to win by heading over to omaze.com/starwars, and donating.
We would love if you could tell your audience about this amazing opportunity! Mark Hamill has kicked off this campaign and will be releasing future videos around this experience.
“As a gesture of gratitude to all you amazing Star Wars fans out there, I’d like to offer the chance for you to capture your very own ultimate Star Wars moment,” said Hamill. "You and a friend will visit George and I at Skywalker Ranch and Nerdist Studios and chat about the history of Star Wars…Wookies and all. Do it now. Force yourself!”
Additionally, there are other incentives for fans to enter. For example, a $100 donation will earn a limited edition Star Wars shirt only available during this campaign and digital video thank you from Mark Hamill, while a $2500 donation will get a Luke Skywalker Force FX Lightsaber Collectible signed by Mark Hamill.
Omaze is a new online charity platform that gives anyone the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences that also support social missions. Why should life’s most amazing experiences only be accessible to a select few? Omaze works with studios, talent, and nonprofits to generate significantly more money and awareness for deserving causes, and all who choose to donate could share the chance to live out dream experiences. (You may have heard of their recent work with the cast of Breaking Bad, where Aaron Paul helped raise $1.7 million through Omaze for anti-bullying nonprofit The Kind Campaign, by giving donors the opportunity to win a trip as his personal guest to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery screening of the Breaking Bad finale.)
Every entry made towards this particular Star Wars experience will benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Through their work and effort they are able to grant a wish every 38 minutes in the United States.
The Following: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray + DVD + Ultraviolet HD Digital Copy Review
Monday, January 13, 2014
THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER announces details for Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema
It is nice when the people you write about are kind enough to drop a quick kind note back.
The folks at Star Trek: Phase II sent me a quick note, which felt good. Thank you guys. Note below:
From all of us, thanks Mark!
Download episodes, including their latest, "Kitumba," which I reviewed as well, scroll down the posts to read, and cut and paste the link below to view and download Star Trek: The New Voyages: Phase II.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
From My Book The Final Arbiter.
More To Enjoy Than Not & Thank You James Cawley!
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Found Footage Can Still Be Scary Fun With Banshee Chapter!
RETURN TO NUKE 'EM HIGH, VOL. 1 New York Q&A on Friday, January 10th and Saturday, January 11th!
New York Q&As at Village East Cinemas!
Join Lloyd Kaufman and cast & crew for Q&As at Village East Cinemas on Friday January 10thand Saturday, January 11th;
Moderated by cast members of Science Channel’s “Oddities!”
Come celebrate Troma Entertainment’s 40th Anniversary with Troma founder Lloyd Kaufman along with the cast and crew of Troma’s newest “Tromasterpiece” RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH, VOL.1 at special Q&As after the 8pmshows on Friday, January 10th andSaturday, January 11th at New York’s Village East Cinemas. The Friday January 10th event will be moderated by Evan Michelson and Mike Zohn from the Science Channel show “Oddities!”
Fans will have a chance to hear about, and ask questions, regarding the making of the latest release from the world’s leading independent film company!
Friday, January 10, 2014 – Q&A after the 8pm show
Evan Michelson & Mike Zohn – Moderators;
Lloyd Kaufman, Writer/Director/Producer;
Justin Martell, Producer;
Stars Asta Paredes, Catherine Corcoran, Vito Trigo and Clay von Carlowitz
Saturday, January 10, 2014 – Q&A after the 8pm show
Stars Asta Paredes, Catherine Corcoran – Moderators;
Stars Vito Trigo and Clay von Carlowitz
Village East Cinemas
189 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH, VOL. 1 is Lloyd Kaufman’s latest Tromasterpiece. A hilarious, thoughtful sci-fi event film with themes ripped straight from today's headlines: the contamination and degradation of the world's food supply, rampant bullying and LGBTQ love triumphing over prejudice and violence. The film -- a revisiting of Troma's 1986 Class of Nuke 'Em High -- is in the same vein as other classics such as Class of 1984, Rock 'n' Roll High School and Carrie, but it's seen through the unique vision of Lloyd Kaufman and the Troma Team.
Welcome to Tromaville High School, where, unfortunately, the glee club has mutated into a vicious gang of Cretins. Chrissy and Lauren, two innocent lesbian lovers, must fight not only the Cretins, mutants and monsters, but also the evil Tromorganic Foodstuffs conglomerate. Can they and Kevin the Wonder Duck save Tromaville High School and the world?
Come celebrate Troma’s 40 years of creating some of the most revered – and reviled – films of all time!
Star Trek: Enterprise Season Three Blu-ray Disc Set Review
Monday, January 6, 2014
Last Vegas Arrives On Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack On January 28, 2014 From Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“A once-in-a-lifetime cast makes this a must-see movie event.” –Pete Hammond, Movieline
“A totally fun and new take on Vegas!” –Rachel Smith, FOX 5
Starring Academy Award® Winners
Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline & Mary Steenburgen
Available Jan. 28 on Blu-ray™Combo Pack*, DVD* & Digital
With Writer & Director Commentary, & Six Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (Jan. 6, 2014) – Director Jon Turteltaub (National Treasurefranchise) brings together a legendary all-star cast for the box office hit LAST VEGAS, available Jan. 28 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack* and DVD* from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Academy Award® winners Michael Douglas (Best Actor, Wall Street, 1987), Robert De Niro (Best Supporting Actor,The Godfather: Part II, 1974; Best Actor,Raging Bull, 1980), Morgan Freeman (Best Supporting Actor, Million Dollar Baby, 2004) and Kevin Kline (Best Supporting Actor, A Fish Called Wanda, 1988) star as four 60-something-year-old friends who take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal. The cast also includes Academy Award®winner Mary Steenburgen (Best Supporting Actress, Melvin and Howard, 1980), as well as Romany Malco (Think Like a Man, TV’s “Weeds”) and Jerry Ferrara (TV’s “Entourage”).
Fans can go behind-the-scenes with in-depth bonus materials included on the LAST VEGASBlu-ray Combo Pack and DVD, including filmmaker commentary with director Jon Turteltaub and writer Dan Fogelman. Also included are three featurettes exploring the film’s storyline and character arcs -- “It’s Going to be Legendary,” “Four Legends,” and “The Flatbush Four.” Three additional featurettes on the supporting cast and filming in Las Vegas are available exclusively on the Blu-ray Combo Pack, including “Shooting in Sin City,” “Ensemble Support,” and “The Redfoo Party,” which breaks down the pool party scene hosted by musician Redfoo of LMFAO.
*Blu-ray ComboPack Includes DVD & Digital HD UltraViolet™
*DVD Includes UltraViolet™
Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline) have been best friends since childhood. So when Billy, the group’s sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his 30-something-year-old girlfriend (of course), the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. However, upon arriving, the four quickly realize that the decades have transformed Sin City and tested their friendship in ways they never imagined. The Rat Pack may have once played the Sands and Cirque du Soleil may now rule the Strip, but it’s these four who are taking over Vegas.
Directed by Jon Turteltaub from a screenplay by Dan Fogelman, LAST VEGAS wasproduced by Laurence Mark and Amy Baer, with Nathan Kahane, Jeremiah Samuels and Lawrence Grey serving as executive producers.
Blu-ray Combo Pack Bonus Features Include:
§ Three featurettes:
o “Shooting in Sin City” – Explore the grand scale re-creation of present day Las Vegas and shooting techniques used to capture its young vibe
o “The Redfoo Party” – Dive into a fun pool party scene showcasing Redfoo of LMFAO and the cast
o “Supporting Ensemble” – Get an introduction to the outrageously funny, stellar supporting cast members and special guest cameos who helped make the film a comedic hit
Bonus Features on the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Include:
§ Filmmaker Commentary with Director Jon Turteltaub & Writer Dan Fogelman
§ Three Featurettes:
o “It’s Going to be Legendary” – A behind-the-scenes look at the production of the film with commentary from the main cast
o “Four Legends” – A look at the ensemble main cast and their insights on working with one another on such a comedic film
o “The Flatbush Four” – A candid glimpse at the character arcs of the four main characters in the film
LAST VEGAS has a running time of about 105 minutes & is rated PG-13 for sexual content & language.