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Good Boys Blu-ray Review

Bean Bags On screen, it’s risque to center pre-teens in an R-rated comedy. No one wants to admit kids talk like this, but avoidance is a social lie. Good Boys …

Hobbs & Shaw 4K UHD Review

Someone’s Overcompensating It figures that in this current and cursed timeline, something like Hobbs & Shaw speaks sensibly. As a brazen, idiotic, muscle-driven action flick, it’s necessary to spell …

Scarface (1932) Blu-ray Review

Cutting Gangster Cinema’s Mold Released at the tail end of American prohibition, 1932’s Scarface, at times, is more a plea than movie. The Chief of Police (Edwin Maxwell) verbally …

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 …

Stuber Blu-ray Review

Dubios-er It’s difficult to create a more non-manly archetype than Stu (Kumail Nanjiani). He doesn’t use guns. He works at a retail store. Nutrition matters to him. Stu cried …

Doom: Annihilation Blu-ray Review

BFG (Bogus Financial Grab) Per Doom lore, there’s a scientific base on Mars’ moon Phobos. It’s one of those sci-fi places where smart people do dumb things like tinker …

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 …

The World’s End 4K UHD Review

Fauxbots While The World’s End lacks Shaun of the Dead’s comedic cleverness, it instead chooses a more somber, richer topic to finish the Cornetto trilogy. In that, The World’s …

Hot Fuzz 4K UHD Review

It Was the Swan Inserting American action values into prim, proper, and friendly rural Britain is a comedic masterstroke. As Hot Fuzz picks up energy, Simon Pegg chases down …

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, …