Fresh on Blu-ray: ‘LA LA LAND’, April’s Criterion Collection, ‘UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS’ and ‘DETOUR’

April 25th, 2017 | Blu-ray Review | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Editor Good musicals are rare these days. Cinema has grown since the Golden Age and more has to be done for audiences to forgive a world that is off singing and dancing in la la land. LA LA LAND Rated PG-13, 128 minutes. Director: Damien Chazelle Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Amiée Conn, Rosemarie DeWitt and J.K. Simmons Damien Chazelle’s LA LA LAND is one of the most appeasing films as of late. It has memorable dance ...


Fresh on Blu-ray: ‘SPLIT’, ‘BEFORE THE FLOOD’ and ‘THE FOUNDER’

April 18th, 2017 | Blu-ray Review | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Editor SPLIT Rated PG-13, 117 minutes. Director: M. Night Shyamalan Cast: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula and Betty Buckley A few years ago when M. Night Shyamalan's name would pop up on the screen during movie previews, chuckles would soon follow. It’s shocking to think that the writer-director who once showed signs of being the next innovative filmmaker would hit such a wall and produce schlock ...


Fresh on Blu-ray: ‘HIDDEN FIGURES’, ‘SILICON VALLEY: SEASON 3’ and more

April 11th, 2017 | Blu-ray Review | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Editor HIDDEN FIGURES Rated PG, 127 minutes. Director: Theodore Melfi Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge and Glen Powell While some films examine issues such as racial injustice and gender inequality in ways that help audiences understand the world and think more carefully about it, HIDDEN FIGURES encourages its viewers to see the world ...