“Roman Holiday” (1953) Blu-Ray Debut Review

Roman Holiday Director: William Wyler Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert Running Time: 1 hour, 58 minutes Theatrical Release Date: September 2, 1953 Blu-Ray Release Date: September 15, 2020 (Amazon.com) Plot Summary   Director William Wyler’s 1953 fairy tale was one of Hollywood’s first on-location motion pictures and memorably captures the bustling streets and iconic sites of Rome. ROMAN … More “Roman Holiday” (1953) Blu-Ray Debut Review

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Blu-Ray / Digital Review

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – for sci-fi violence and action. Director: J.J. Abrams Starring: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Naomi Ackie, Lupita Nyong’o, Billy Dee Williams, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid Running Time: 2 hours, 22 … More “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Blu-Ray / Digital Review

“Spies in Disguise” Blu-Ray Review

Spies in Disguise – for action, violence, and rude humor. Director: Nick Bruno, Troy Quane Starring: voices of Will Smith, Tom Holland, Ben Mendelsohn, Rashida Jones, Reba McEntire, Karen Gillan Running Time: 1 hour, 42 minutes Theatrical Release Date: December 25, 2019 Blu-Ray Release Date: March 10, 2020 (Amazon.com)     Plot Summary When the … More “Spies in Disguise” Blu-Ray Review

“Dark Waters” Blu-Ray / Digital Review

Dark Waters  – for thematic content, some disturbing images, and strong language. Director: Todd Haynes Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Pullman, Victor Garber, Bill Camp Running Time: 2 hours, 6 minutes Theatrical Release Date: December 6, 2019 Blu-Ray Release Date: March 3, 2020 (Amazon.com) Plot Summary A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against a … More “Dark Waters” Blu-Ray / Digital Review

“Playing with Fire” Blu-Ray Review

Playing With Fire – for rude humor, some suggestive material and mild peril. Director: Andy Fickman Starring: John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo, Brianna Hildebrand, Judy Greer, Tyler Mane Running Time: 1 hour, 36 minutes Theatrical Release Date: November 8, 2019 Blu-Ray Release Date: February 4, 2020 (Amazon.com) Plot Summary A crew of rugged firefighters … More “Playing with Fire” Blu-Ray Review

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” Blu-Ray Review

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil – for intense sequences of fantasy action/violence and brief scary images. Director: Joachim Rønning Starring: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Harris Dickinson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jenn Murray, Warwick Davis Running Time: 1 hour, 59 minutes Theatrical Release Date: October 18, 2019 Blu-Ray Release Date: January 14, 2020 (Amazon.com)   Plot Summary … More “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” Blu-Ray Review

“Abominable” Blu-Ray Review

Abominable – for some action and mild rude humor. Director: Jill Culton, Todd Wilderman Starring: voices of Chloe Bennet, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Albert Tsai, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson, Joseph Izzo, Michelle Wong Running Time: 1 hour, 37 minutes Theatrical Release Date: September 27, 2019 Blu-Ray Release Date: December 20, 2019 (Amazon.com)   Plot Summary Three … More “Abominable” Blu-Ray Review

“The Lion King” (2019) Blu-Ray Review

  The Lion King – for sequences of violence and peril, and some thematic elements. Director: Jon Favreau Starring: voices of Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Beyonce Knowles, James Earl Jones, John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner Running Time: 1 hour, 58 minutes Theatrical Release Date: July 19, 2019 Blu-Ray Release Date: November 5, … More “The Lion King” (2019) Blu-Ray Review

“Dora and the Lost City of Gold” Blu-Ray Review

Dora and the Lost City of Gold – for some action/peril. Director: James Bobin Starring: Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Jeff Wahlberg, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria, Temuera Morrison, Nicholas Coombe, Madeleine Madden, Benicio Del Toro (voice) Running Time: 1 hour, 42 minutes Theatrical Release Date: August 9, 2019 Blu-Ray Release Date: November 19, 2019 (Amazon.com) Plot … More “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” Blu-Ray Review

“Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw” Blu-Ray Review

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw – for prolonged sequences of action and violence, suggestive material and some strong language. Director: David Leitch Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Vanessa Kirby, Idris Elba, Ryan Reynolds, Helen Mirren, Eiza González, Eddie Marsan Running Time: 2 hours, 16 minutes Theatrical Release Date: August 2, 2019 Blu-Ray Release … More “Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw” Blu-Ray Review

“Gremlins” 4K UHD Review

Gremlins Director: Joe Dante Starring: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Corey Feldman, Judge Reinhold, Howie Mandel (voice) Running Time: 1 hour, 46 minutes Theatrical Release Date: October 26, 1984 4K/Blu-Ray Release Date: October 1, 2019 (Amazon.com)   Plot Summary A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde … More “Gremlins” 4K UHD Review

Aladdin (1992) 2019 Blu-Ray Release Review

Aladdin Director: Ron Clements & John Musker Starring: voices of Robin Williams, Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin, Gilbert Gottfried, Jonathan Freeman, Frank Welker, Jim Cummings Running Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Theatrical Release Date: November 11, 1992 Blu-Ray Release Date: October 13, 2015 (Amazon.com) Blu-Ray Re-Release Date: September 10, 2019 (Amazon.com) Plot Summary Disney’s beloved masterpiece … More Aladdin (1992) 2019 Blu-Ray Release Review

“The Hustle” Blu-Ray Review

The Hustle – on appeal for crude sexual content and language. Director: Chris Addison Starring: Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Alex Sharp Running Time: 1 hour, 33 minutes Theatrical Release Date: May 10, 2019 Blu-Ray Release Date: August 20, 2019 (Amazon.com)     Plot Summary Josephine Chesterfield (Hathaway) is a glamorous, seductive Brit who defrauds gullible … More “The Hustle” Blu-Ray Review