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Tropic Thunder Director’s Cut (Special Edition) Blu-ray Review: A Comedy Pedigree That Guarantees Laughter

Starring co-writer and director Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., and Tom Cruise in a rare comedic role, Tropic ...
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Island of the Blue Dolphins Blu-ray Review: An Enjoyable Story to Watch Unfold

Most of us have movies that we watched repeatedly as children.  I recall my sister and I watching Island of ...
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Salt and Pepper / One More Time Blu-ray Review: Stay Away from the Spice Rack

Ten years before legendary director Richard Donner would bring the Lethal Weapon team to the big screen, he would make ...
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Terror Circus Blu-ray Review: Far More Disturbing Than Terrifying

I’ve seen a lot of good B movies.  This may be the first C movie I’ve seen, and though director ...
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Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo Blu-ray Review: A Made-for-TV Dud

This review is full of references that may be considered spoilers.  Ultimately, there is nothing I can write that would ...
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The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: The Complete Season One and Two DVD Review

When the discussion of the first Reality TV series comes up, the inclusion of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet ...
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The Brain from Planet Arous Blu-ray Review: It’s Kind of Fun

The wait is finally over!  The Brain from Plant Arous has been released!  Yes, on June 21st Film Detective released ...
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Edgar G. Ulmer Sci-Fi Collection Blu-ray Review: The Good, the Bad, the Painful

Being intrigued by the titles in this collection, and the fact that I had not heard of the three Science ...
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Starflight One Blu-ray Review: Takes a Lot of Cheese into Space

Yes, Starflight One, which was originally called Starflight: The Plane That Couldn’t Land when it premiered as an ABC Sunday ...
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Village of the Giants Blu-ray Review: Brain Candy

Could there actually be a film out there that combines the Beach Blanket films and sci-fi films of the '60s ...
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C.H.O.M.P.S. Blu-ray Review: It’s a Dog!

A movie from the '70s (1979) about a robot dog starring Valerie Bertinelli, Wesley Eure, Conrad Bain, Red Buttons, Jim ...
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Journey to Shiloh Blu-ray Review: Too Many Questions and Questionable Motivations

Clearly trying to ride on the success of The Magnificent Seven and The Return of the Seven, Journey to Shiloh, ...
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ABBA Forever: The Winner Takes It All DVD Review: This New Documentary Is Unsatisfying

The TV movie/documentary which hit U.S. television in August of 2019, and now DVD, chronicles the History of ABBA, currently ...
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It’s a Wonderful Life Blu-ray Review: A Wonderful Film with an Interesting 75th Anniversary Release

It's a Wonderful Life endures as a Christmas classic after 75 years, though it has taken a backseat to more ...
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Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road Movie Review: His Music, and His Life, Past and Present

The story of Brain Wilson and the Beach Boys has been told before in the form of documentaries and motion ...
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Crocodile Dundee Trilogy Blu-ray Review: Yes, There Were Three

Paul Hogan had a successful career in Australia including his own sketch comedy show that was also popular in the ...
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Young Sheldon: The Complete Fourth Season DVD Review

As the CBS hit series The Big Bang Theory, finished its 12th season, I recall being intrigued by the prospect ...
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Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space: The Complete Series Blu-ray Review

You may be asking yourself why someone would write a review on the release of Josie and the Pussycats in ...
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Born to Lead: Jim Calhoun Movie Review

As we head into the 2021 NCAA Men’s basketball tournament, it seems like a perfect time for the documentary, Born ...
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More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story Movie Review

Whether you knew him from Sanford and Son, Happy Days, The Karate Kid films, or the many other characters the ...
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The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee Movie Review: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Looking to kill 90 minutes on New Year's Day?  Head to Amazon Prime and cue up The Very Excellent Mr. ...
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Wonder Woman: The Complete Series Blu-ray Review: Warner Bros. Brings Us Exactly What We Need

In 1975, America found itself in strange times. The president had resigned, we had experienced an energy crisis, and Archie ...
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The Invisible Man (2020) Blu-ray Review: We Needed to See More of Him

It’s been twenty years since director Paul Verhoeven gave us Kevin Bacon as Hollow Man, which allowed Bacon to return ...
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Proximity (2020) Movie Review: Comes in Proximity of Past Alien-Abduction Films

This science fiction story of alien abduction by Emmy-winner Eric Demeusy (Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, Tron: Legacy), which lands today on ...
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The Kominsky Method: The Complete First Season DVD Review

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided the writer with a free copy of the DVD reviewed in this Blog Post. The ...
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The Toys That Made Us: Seasons 1 & 2 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Review: This Is About Nostalgia

Ever have that experience of pulling a box out of the closet and finding a bunch of your old toys? ...
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix Blu-ray Review: Not Dark and Certainly Not Rising

The first thing I noticed when I received my Multi Screen Edition of X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which hit store shelves on ...
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Ron’s Regal Unlimited Report #2: Rambo: Last Blood Is Not Worth It

It was my second weekend of having my Regal Unlimited Movie Subscription Pass, and it feels like I'm seeing movies ...
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Ron’s Regal Unlimited Report #1: All the Bad Movies You Want

I have a few friends that I go to the movies with regularly. One prefers the luxury theatres, so this ...
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The Banana Splits Movie Blu-ray Review: The Bananas Dole out Some Death

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided the writer with a free copy of the Blu-ray reviewed in this Blog Post. The ...
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Space: 1999: The Complete Series Blu-ray Review: Ahead of Its Time in More Ways Than One

It was September 13th, 1999, when an explosion of nuclear waste blew the moon out of orbit and sent the ...
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Resurrecting the Champ Blu-ray Review: The Story of the Fight Many of Us Face for Acceptance

I love those evenings when you come home late, plop down in front of the TV, start clicking around, and ...
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She-Devils on Wheels Blu-ray Review: I Just Don’t Get It

So, when She-Devils on Wheels came across my desk for a potential review, I will admit that the title had me somewhat ...
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Glass Blu-ray Review: It’s Half Full

As a fan of the works of M Night Shyamalan, the end of his 2016 film Split featuring James McAvoy in an ...
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She’s Funny That Way Movie Review: Wastes the Talent of the Cast and the Time of the Audience

Director/co-writer (along with Louise Stratten) Peter Bogdanovich has gathered together a powerhouse cast full of amazing comedic talent.  With Owen ...
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The Carol Burnett Show: Christmas with Carol DVD Review: Two Shows Underwhelming

Just in time for the holidays, Time Life Entertainment brings us this single disc release featuring two episodes from the ...
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Sunday at Stan Lee’s Comikaze 2013: The Final Day

Up early on a Sunday morning for my first trip to Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo. Though this was Day Three, ...
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The Trials of Muhammad Ali Movie Review: Entertaining and Informative

This documentary from director Bill Siegel has depth rarely seen as he goes beyond Ali's legal issues and delves into ...
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The Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season DVD Review: For Those Who Enjoy Good Storytelling

After an amazing first season in which the landscape of horror, gore, and to an extent, drama, on television changed, ...
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Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Blu-ray Review: A Flash in the Pan

Look, here's the deal: if you have to travel through time, or to another dimension, to tell your story, you're ...
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When Comedy Went to School Movie Review: Spends Too Much Time on Where It Went to School

There is no question that the post-Vaudeville era of comedy and that which was exhibited in the resorts located in ...
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The Way, Way Back Movie Review: Visits Other Films Along the Way

Writers/directors Nay Faxon and Jim Rash certainly provide the audience with intriguing characters in The Way, Way Back, each with ...
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The Beach Boys: Good Vibrations Tour DVD Review: A TV Special That’s Barely OK

It seems like it would have been hard to go wrong if in 1976 Saturday Night Live creator and producer ...
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Star Trek: Into Darkness Never Should Have Seen the Light of Day

After J.J. Abrams established a new timeline with Star Trek (2009) that would allow new stories to be told with ...
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Star Trek (2009) Movie Review: A Weak Story with Plenty of Action

In 1994, Paramount transitioned the Star Trek movie franchise from the the Original Series cast to the Next Generation cast ...
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Iron Man Marathon: From Bad to Worse

With the premiere of The Avengers in 2012, AMC did it right with a Marvel Marathon consisting of the two ...
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Oblivion (2013) Movie Review: Could Be Where Tom Cruise Is Headed if He Keeps Trying Sci Fi

Tom Cruise does not try science fiction often, but when he does, the results are mediocre at best; until now. ...
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Fathom Events Presents Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds

For those non-Star Trek fans; "The Best of Both Worlds," a two-part cliffhanger that ended season three and opened season ...
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The Bible (2013) DVD Review:  An Ambitious Endeavor That Needed More Funding and Prayer

As nice as it was to see The History Channel take a break from what is seemingly an endless Pawn ...
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Oz the Great and Powerful Movie Review: Wait for the DVD

So why would Disney release Oz the Great and Powerful, a prequel to one of the most beloved films of ...
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Alice: The Complete Second Season DVD Review: Alice Still Lives Here but the Writers Should Be Evicted

Just in time for Christmas and less than four months after the release of Season One, Warner Archive delivers the ...
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Sampling The Carol Burnett Show: The Ultimate Collection: Curious Selections

There is no question that The Carol Burnett Show is iconic and arguably one of the best variety shows in ...
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Ali: The Man, The Moves, The Mouth DVD Review: Pulls Too Many Punches

Ali: The Man, The Moves, The Mouth is full of the same content we have seen in every other documentary ...
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Life Begins at Eight-Thirty DVD Review: Entertaining and Educational

In Life Begins at Eight-Thirty, which references the time the curtain goes up on Broadway, Ida Lupino plays Kathy, a ...
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Trek Nation Movie Review: The Search for Dad

In attempt to find out more about the father he lost at 17 and the science-fiction empire he built, Rod ...
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Dangerous Years Movie Review: Bad Boys in a Bad Movie

Made available on June 20, 2012 as part of the Twentieth Century Fox Cinema Archives made-on-demand program, this 63-minute film ...
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Alice: The Complete First Season DVD Review: Three Broke Girls in Search of a Voice

Thirty-five years before there were Two Broke Girls working as waitresses, there were three broke girls in Vera (Beth Howland), ...
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Cinema Summary: My Summer Movies of 2012

The season opened solidly on May 4th with the debut of the much anticipated Avengers.  Directed by Joss Whedon, The ...
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The Ultimate Marvel Marathon: 15 Marvelous Hours of Movies

Yes, sitting through six movies over the course of 15 hours could be considered crazy by many people, yet there ...
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Sergeant Deadhead DVD Review: All Involved Should Be Sent to Leavenworth

Look, no one is going to confuse Frankie Avalon with an Academy Award-winning thespian, but he appeared in some fine ...
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The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride DVD Review: Simba Can’t Be Proud of This

Released straight to video in 1998, the new Blu-Ray combo pack hit store shelves on Mar. 6th 2012. Expectations should ...
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The Lion King 1 1/2 Special Edition Combo Pack Review: One Movie, Less Than 1/2 a Story

The Lion King 1 1/2 Special Edition Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack hit store shelves on March 6th and was advertised as ...
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The Quatermass Xperiment (AKA The Creeping Unknown) DVD Review: Too Slow to Bother With

Based upon the 1953 BBC television serial The Quatermass Experiment (The title was changed to The Quatermass Xperiment to market ...
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The Captains DVD Review: William Shatner Logs Interviews with Peers

William Shatner has written and directed this compilation of interviews and brief glimpses into the lives of the six actors, ...
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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Movie Review: An Enjoyable Escape

Take the Karate Kid Part II, replace the karate with cars, and you have The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo ...
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Yogi Bear DVD Review: This Movie is No Picnic

For Dan Aykroyd to be the worst part of any movie, the rest of the film must be pretty good. ...
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4192: The Crowning of the Hit King DVD Review: A Solid Hit But Not a Home Run

This 90-minute documentary on the career of Pete Rose, which was released on February 22, 2011 by Rivercoast Films, is ...
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The Last Song Movie Review: It Should Have Never Been Sung

It's certainly difficult to write something that is sure to anger pubescent girls throughout the world, but this Last Song ...
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The Incredible Hulk (2008) Movie Review: Credible At Best

In the opening credits we are filled in on the events that lead Dr. Bruce Banner to be hiding in ...
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