Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - November 8th, 2015 - Blu-ray and DVD

Much like Toy Story of Terror!, Disney/Pixar’s latest animate special Toy Story That Time Forgot is a heck of a lot of fun, made with much the same love and care each of the three highly acclaimed, Oscar-winning motion pictures were. For the right price, I’d definitely add this Blu-ray to my library, and I’m guessing kids will watch it over and over again no matter what the date on the calendar reads.

Much like Toy Story of Terror!, Disney/Pixar’s latest animate special Toy Story That Time Forgot is a heck of a lot of fun, made with much the same love and care each of the three highly acclaimed, Oscar-winning motion pictures were. For the right price, I’d definitely add this Blu-ray to my library, and I’m guessing kids will watch it over and over again no matter what the date on the calendar reads.

Aladdin (1992) – Diamond Edition

by Sara Michelle Fetters - November 8th, 2015 - Blu-ray and DVD

Disney offers up another wonderful Diamond Edition, giving Aladdin a sensational hi-def makeover fans owe it to themselves to get a look at it. One of the best Blu-rays of 2015.

Disney offers up another wonderful Diamond Edition, giving Aladdin a sensational hi-def makeover fans owe it to themselves to get a look at it. One of the best Blu-rays of 2015.

The Gallows (2015)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 30th, 2015 - Blu-ray and DVD

The Gallows isn’t very good. I gave it a second chance mainly because I feel like the filmmakers do have some talent, and while the idea they’ve come up for the film isn’t entirely original it’s still solid enough the potentially for a solid ghost story is definitely present. But it’s just so dumb, consistently so. Worse than that, it’s boring, trying to watch it again, even while folding laundry and doing dishes, about as tedious an operation as any I’ve attempted in quite some time.

The Gallows isn’t very good. I gave it a second chance mainly because I feel like the filmmakers do have some talent, and while the idea they’ve come up for the film isn’t entirely original it’s still solid enough the potentially for a solid ghost story is definitely present. But it’s just so dumb, consistently so. Worse than that, it’s boring, trying to watch it again, even while folding laundry and doing dishes, about as tedious an operation as any I’ve attempted in quite some time.

Jurassic World 3D (2015)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 23rd, 2015 - Blu-ray and DVD

I really like [Jurassic World], enjoy what Trevorrow has done with it, finding the film fantastically enjoyable even if, in the end, it’s not doing a lot more than rehash events from the first one if only on a much larger scale. It works, plain and simple, and as such it’s arguably my second favorite in the entire series and the only sequel I’m likely to re-watch somewhat regularly.

I really like [Jurassic World], enjoy what Trevorrow has done with it, finding the film fantastically enjoyable even if, in the end, it’s not doing a lot more than rehash events from the first one if only on a much larger scale. It works, plain and simple, and as such it’s arguably my second favorite in the entire series and the only sequel I’m likely to re-watch somewhat regularly.

Return to Sender (2015)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 18th, 2015 - Blu-ray and DVD

Return to Sender is a bad movie. It’s script is hogwash. It hasn’t the courage to embrace its exploitation origins. It’s surprisingly misogynistic in many of the ways David Fincher’s Gone Girl potentially could have been yet fearlessly, ferociously never was…Director Fouad Mikati (Operation: Endgame) does what he can, allowing veteran cinematographer Russell Carpenter (Titanic) and dynamite composer Daniel Hart (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) to work as magic as they can, but in the end it just isn’t enough, this thriller about as difficult to sit through as any movie I’ve seen this year.

Return to Sender is a bad movie. It’s script is hogwash. It hasn’t the courage to embrace its exploitation origins. It’s surprisingly misogynistic in many of the ways David Fincher’s Gone Girl potentially could have been yet fearlessly, ferociously never was…Director Fouad Mikati (Operation: Endgame) does what he can, allowing veteran cinematographer Russell Carpenter (Titanic) and dynamite composer Daniel Hart (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) to work as magic as they can, but in the end it just isn’t enough, this thriller about as difficult to sit through as any movie I’ve seen this year.

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) – Criterion Collection

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 12th, 2015 - Blu-ray and DVD

Moonrise Kingdom is a masterful coming-of-age winner from the gifted hand of Wes Anderson, this 2012 sensation ranking up there with the auteur’s best including Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums and last year’s Academy Award-winning The Grand Budapest Hotel. Criterion’s Blu-ray is stunning, and even for those who already own the previously available disc this is one instance where an upgrade isn’t just recommended, it’s essential.

Moonrise Kingdom is a masterful coming-of-age winner from the gifted hand of Wes Anderson, this 2012 sensation ranking up there with the auteur’s best including Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums and last year’s Academy Award-winning The Grand Budapest Hotel. Criterion’s Blu-ray is stunning, and even for those who already own the previously available disc this is one instance where an upgrade isn’t just recommended, it’s essential.

Tomorrowland (2015)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 12th, 2015 - Blu-ray and DVD

Disney’s Tomorrowland is considered a failure because it didn’t light up the box office or make back its massive budget. Thing is, there are countless fantasy-adventures made throughout the decades now thought of as classics that we could say the exact same thing about. Will Brad Bird’s hope-filled epic join that list? Who knows, as only time will tell, after all. I, for one, am eager to find out the answer. Here’s hoping those who take the time to give this excellent Blu-ray a look will end up feeling the same.

Disney’s Tomorrowland is considered a failure because it didn’t light up the box office or make back its massive budget. Thing is, there are countless fantasy-adventures made throughout the decades now thought of as classics that we could say the exact same thing about. Will Brad Bird’s hope-filled epic join that list? Who knows, as only time will tell, after all. I, for one, am eager to find out the answer. Here’s hoping those who take the time to give this excellent Blu-ray a look will end up feeling the same.

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) – Collector’s Edition

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 4th, 2015 - Blu-ray and DVD

Free from expectation, away from all the hullabaloo that surrounded it back in May during its initial release, Avengers: Age of Ultron ends up working far better at home than I honestly expected it to…[It] isn’t a great superhero epic, but is oftentimes an exceedingly entertaining one, and in the end that’s perfectly fine by me.

Free from expectation, away from all the hullabaloo that surrounded it back in May during its initial release, Avengers: Age of Ultron ends up working far better at home than I honestly expected it to…[It] isn’t a great superhero epic, but is oftentimes an exceedingly entertaining one, and in the end that’s perfectly fine by me.

Insidious Chapter 3 (2015)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 4th, 2015 - Blu-ray and DVD

I am not the biggest cheerleader for the Insidious franchise, my issues with the first two chapters in this trilogy fairly well known. Still, Chapter 3 isn’t too bad, breaking both the prequel curse as well as cracking through my relative indifference to this series with reasonably decent force.

I am not the biggest cheerleader for the Insidious franchise, my issues with the first two chapters in this trilogy fairly well known. Still, Chapter 3 isn’t too bad, breaking both the prequel curse as well as cracking through my relative indifference to this series with reasonably decent force.

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