Tag: DTS:X

Scarface (1983) 4K UHD Review

A Cockroach in Miami’s Midst Scarface is both reactionary and alarmist. Oliver Stone’s screenplay slams the Carter administrations chaotic immigration policy, induces immigrant fears, this while blaming communism’s stranglehold …

Casino 4K UHD Review

Hole in the Desert The final moments of Casino show old Vegas being torn down. Implosions send once grand buildings to rubble. Sam Rothenstein (Robert De Niro) opines about …

Hulk (2003) 4K UHD Review

Hulking Mad Control. Everything in the Ang Lee-directed Hulk concerns control. Emotional control. Government control. A parent’s control. Memory control. It’s an interesting take on the comic book hero, …

Hellboy II 4K UHD Review

Get Me Big Baby Yes, Hellboy II is flush with comic book, fantasy action. Sword fights and magic fights and tree fights and gun fights; Hellboy II relishes them …

Backdraft 4K UHD Review

Fireball Island Universal produced Backdraft, a surprise given the Disney-esque tragedy of the intro. It’s near camp. A small child looks on, star-eyed, as his father enters a burning …

Hell Fest 4K UHD Review

Generic Fest A creepy guy stalks college-age women in Hell Fest, the slasher genre in brief. Any awards for creativity go elsewhere, particularly in a year with Halloween’s resurgence. …

Halloween (2018) 4K UHD Blu-ray Review

Great White-Masked Menace Where 1978’s Halloween broke through cultural norms to establish a heroine, 2018’s Halloween creates a fighting victim. This is a Halloween for now, bloodier yes, but …

Kin 4K UHD Blu-ray Review

Kin to a Gun But one character in Kin exhibits any moral compass. That goes for everyone, even bit parts. A gas station clerk won’t let customers use the …

The Big Lebowski 4K UHD Review

Stars and Strikes Forever The Dude is everything an American isn’t supposed to be. He’s a hard drinker – of White Russians, of course. His employment status is unclear, …

Jurassic Park III 4K UHD Review

Dino-rama Jurassic Park III doesn’t need to exist. It’s a plotless monster movie that fails to advance the Jurassic Park story arc. Nothing that happens matters. Yet, it’s a …