Category: Home Video Review

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Review: Mann’s subversive ‘Blackhat’ is uniquely familiar.

In the past, if you wanted to steal money, you would hire a professional safe cracker or you might grab a few ski masks and AK-47’s to rob a bank in broad daylight.  In those instances, people didn’t get hurt

“(S)aint Nick”

“T’was the night before Christmas and not a creature was stirring . . . “ For many families, especially children, this is a familiar jingle around the holidays.  It ushers in a time of goodwill among men, a time for

Valkyrie

You did not bear the shame You resisted. By sacrificing your impassioned lives, For freedom, justice and honor Throughout history, the world has bred evil men who oppressed the virtuous heroes.  And oppression by those evil doers was not only

JUDGE DREDD (1995) (Cable)

[Editor’s Note:  We reviewed Judge Dredd from a recent screening on Showtime in its original unedited theatrical release.  Because of the nature of cable television, we are unable to evaluate video or audio quality, though the original aspect ratio of

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL (Blu-ray)

“Mission:  Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” the first movie to imply an episode name, is brought to us under the skillful eye of Brad Bird.  Building on some of the story pieces of “M:i – III”, a disavowed Hunt is in

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III (DVD)

The third mission, expected shortly after 2000, took six years to materialize.  Several directors and actors came and went.  Producer Cruise selected JJ Abrams to direct the next film. In Abrams’ theatrical debut, we find Ethan Hunt retired from IMF

“M:i – 2” (DVD)

The first impossible mission a success, Paramount doubled the budget and Cruise and Wagner got to work on a second impossible mission, “M:i – 2”. This time, with John Woo behind the camera and a fresh script from Brannon Braga

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE (Blu-ray)

Just after the start of the Pierce Brosnan Bond series and before Jason Bourne, Ethan Hunt graced 3,012 screens throughout the United States on Memorial Day weekend, 1996.  Armed with a $70 million budget on a script that, initially, no

‘Covert Operations: Guns, Women, and Espionage’

Using movies in our home video library, we focus on a series of movies with a common theme.  To honor of the recent theatrical release of “Mission:  Impossible – Rogue Nation”, we bring you ‘Covert Operations: Guns, Women and Espionage’,