Batman franchise getting 4K Release

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC announced that the Batman franchise would be released on 4K Ultra HD to celebrate Batman’s 80th anniversary. Over the weekend, the DC Super Hero–created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger–celebrated the 80th anniversary of his first appearance in Detective Comics.  To celebrate, four different titles will be getting a remastered release in 4K UHD on June 4, 2019.  The titles include 1989’s Batman and 1992’s Batman Returns, directed by Tim Burton, and 1995’s Batman Forever and 1997’s Batman…

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Bumblebee transforms onto Blu-ray

Bumblebee, the best Transformers movie in years, arrives today on on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD following last week’s release on Digital. The Transformers franchise was dead in the water after the last outing but Bumblebee helps give it the ounce of freshness that it so desperately needed.  I honestly have never had as much fun as watching a Transformers film than as I did with this one.  I give a lot of credit to…

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A Whole New World of Alan Menken rocks Chicago

Disney Legend Alan Menken took to the stage of the Auditorium Theatre in the Chicago Loop to perform A Whole New World of Alan Menken. If you’re like me, Alan Menken was a large part of your childhood.  After all, Menken would write for so many Disney films!  I couldn’t even begin to choose my favorite Menken song because there are way too many of them.  This truly speaks to his legacy with having written…

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The Best of SXSW 2019: Solzy Awards Edition

The 2019 SXSW Film Festival has come and gone but some films and performances have left a lasting impression on my mind. TOP NARRATIVE FEATURES Long Shot Booksmart Good Boys The Garden Left Behind Saint Frances Olympic Dreams Pink Wall Villains Go Back to China The Day Shall Come Extra Ordinary I naturally gravitate towards comedies so it should come as no surprise that many of the films that found their way to the top…

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hits Home Video

Fans are now able to bring home the Oscar-winning animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Bonus Materials Include: We Are Spider-Man: Exploring and celebrating one of the key themes of the film, We Are Spider-Man takes a deep dive into the diversity of the characters and aspirational core that any person from any gender or cultural background can wear the mask. Spider-Verse: A New Dimension: With a stunning visual style and state of…

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Mary Poppins Returns on Blu-ray

Mary Poppins Returns is now available for viewers to bring home in either 4K Ultra HD or Blu-ray with a number of bonus content available. The most interesting decision here is that director Rob Marshall and producer John DeLuca’s audio commentary is available only as a digital exclusive.  Such commentaries have been a long-time staple of the physical release.  Some previous Disney releases have seen select featurettes available exclusively on digital.  To have the audio…

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Ben is Back hits Blu-ray/DVD

Ben is Back delivers with a strong focus on a family as they welcome back their drug-addicted son home for the holidays. There’s a strong emotional reaction to be had as one watches Holly Burns (Julia Roberts) as her eldest son, Ben (Lucas Hedges) comes home for the holidays.  As much as she hopes for the best as he makes a surprise appearance, she requires some pre-conditions for his return.  Even if it’s just for…

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SXSW 2019: My Most-Anticipated Films

March is one of my favorite times of year because of March Madness but it also means heading down to Austin for the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. Last year was my first SXSW Film Festival and it was a whole lot of fun.  The festival launched the likes of Blockers, TransMilitary, Summer ’03, Most Likely to Murder and Fast Color (opening in theaters this month!) to name a few.  Films followed from Sundance to SXSW including…

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John Candy: 25 Years Later

As the calendar turns to March 4 this year, it’s time to take a moment to remember the life of John Candy on the 25th anniversary of his passing. John Candy is one of those comedians who was taken away from us way too early at the age of 43.  One needs to only look at his IMDB profile to see his impact.  While his role in Vacation was tantamount to a brief cameo, John…

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Ralph Breaks The Internet Arrives on Home Media

Ralph Breaks The Internet–Disney’s 57th animated feature–is now available for fans to purchase and bring home on home video. BONUS FEATURES: Blu-ray & Digital: How We Broke the Internet –Go behind the scenes at Walt Disney Animation Studios to get an in-depth look at how the filmmakers brought a world to life that billions of people visit every day but never actually see – the internet. Take a front-row seat as the team reveals the inspirations…

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