Home Entertainment Guide: April 2024

10 NEW TO NETFLIX “The Act of Killing”“Amadeus”“Anyone But You”“Happy Gilmore”“The Killing Fields”“Knocked Up”“Lucy”“Strange Way of Life”“Suzume”“The Thin Blue Line” 11 NEW ON BLU-RAY/DVD “Andor” (and Disney+ Shows) There seems to be a trend back towards physical media (at least I hope so), partially due to the realization over the last year or so that … Read more

Home Entertainment Guide: March 2024

10 NEW TO NETFLIX “The Accountant”“Alone”“The Autopsy of Jane Doe”“Bodies Bodies Bodies”“Four Daughters”“Godzilla”“Pineapple Express”“Step Brothers”“To Kill a Tiger”“Wanderlust” 15 NEW TO BLU-RAY/DVD “The Abyss” James Cameron’s 1989 blockbuster has been one of the hardest films to find on physical media or streaming for over a generation now. Its long-delayed arrival on 4K technically happened at … Read more

Home Entertainment Guide: February 2024 | TV/Streaming

Buy it here  Special FeaturesNone “The Thomas Crown Affair” Movies don’t get cooler than “The Thomas Crown Affair,” one of the best films of Norman Jewison’s remarkable career, and one of the suavest films of the 1960s. Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway were at the height of their screen power when they co-starred in this … Read more

Home Entertainment Guide: January 2024

10 NEW TO NETFLIX “Aquaman”“The Babadook”“Brawl in Cell Block 99”“Dumb Money”“The Florida Project”“How to Train Your Dragon”“John Wick”“Jurassic Park”“The Novice”“Train to Busan” 14 NEW TO BLU-RAY “The Apu Trilogy” (Criterion) There are a lot of titles that I love because Roger Ebert loved them first. One of his greatest gifts was being able to spread … Read more

Home Entertainment Guide: December 2023 | TV/Streaming

Buy it here  Special FeaturesNew 4K digital restoration presented in two aspect ratios, 1.85:1 (widescreen) and 1.33:1 (full-screen), with uncompressed monaural soundtrackRequiem for a Killer: The Making of “Blast of Silence”Rare on-set PolaroidsPhotos of locations from the film in 2008TrailerEnglish subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearingPLUS: An essay by film critic Terrence Rafferty … Read more

Home Entertainment Guide: November 2023 | TV/Streaming

Now streaming on: “Justified: City Primeval” In Summer 2023, Sony, FX, and Hulu collaborated to bring Raylan Givens back to life. The hero of FX’s excellent “Justified” rode off into the sunset in 2015, but he returned in this great eight-episode mini-series that took Elmore Leonard’s character and grafted him onto another Leonard novel title, City … Read more

Home Entertainment Guide: October 2023 | TV/Streaming

Buy it here  Special FeaturesWelcome to Barbie Land – featuretteBecoming Barbie – featurettePlaying Dress-Up – featuretteMusical Make-Believe – featuretteAll-Star Barbie Party – featuretteIt’s A Weird World – featurette Now streaming on: “The Boogeyman” Man, this one is a disappointment. On physical media and streaming already for Hulu subscribers, “The Boogeyman” seemed like a slam dunk … Read more

Home Entertainment Guide: September 2023 | TV/Streaming

Buy it here  Special FeaturesShort FilmCarl’s Date – Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® Award winner Bob Peterson and produced by Kim Collins, this all-new short, “Carl’s Date,” finds Carl reluctantly agreeing to go on a date with a lady friend —but admittedly with no idea how dating works these days. Ever … Read more