4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Disc Reviews

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America: Promised Land

Director: Jamie Crawford & Dan Clifton
Stars: Narrated by Corey Johnson
Studio: Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Genre/Catagory: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Soundtrack: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Disc Release Date: 10/17/2017


Synopsis: Everyone knows America is a land of immigrants, but how much do we really know about what drove those migrations in the first place? America: Promised Land uncovers the great forces in history that helped shape the country we live in today. Told primarily through enhanced graphics, this History Channel special follow the migratory journeys of real people in history, revealing surprising facts along the way. Each chronological hour focuses on a specific theme—Land, War, Opportunity, and Disaster—to tell the story of how the experiences of our ancestors determined how we ended up where we are. Among the historical events covered are the creation of the postage stamp by the Irish, the aid Germans provided to the Union Army in the Civil War, and the Great Migration of African-Americans to the North. With geographical imagery and spectacular CGI effects, the series features interviews with descendants of the historical figures whose stories are told throughout the documentary. (Gary Reber)

Annabelle: Creation

Director: David F. Sandberg
Stars: Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, Philippa Coulthard, Grace Fulton, Lou Lou Safran, Samara Lee & Tayler Buck, Anthony LaPagia & Miranda Otto
Studio: Warner Home Video
Genre/Catagory: Horror
Rating: R
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Disc Soundtrack: Dolby TrueHD 7.1
Disc Release Date: 10/24/2017


Synopsis: n Annabelle: Creation, several years after the tragic death of their young daughter, a doll maker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shut-down orphanage into their home. They soon become the target of the doll maker’s possessed creation, Annabelle. (Gary Reber)

Armed Response

Director: John Stockwell
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Anne Heche, Dave Annable & Seth Rollins
Studio: Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Genre/Catagory: Thriller
Rating: R
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Disc Soundtrack: DTS HD Lossless 5.1
Disc Release Date: 10/10/2017


Synopsis: In Armed Response, a team of highly trained operatives find themselves trapped inside an isolated military compound after its artificial intelligence is suddenly shut down. The crew begins to experience strange and horrific phenomena as they attempt to uncover what killed the previous team. (Gary Reber)

Atomic Blonde 4K UltraHD

Director: David Leitch
Stars: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella & Toby Jones
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Genre/Catagory: Action Adventure
Rating: R
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Disc Soundtrack: DTS:X, DTS HD Lossless 7.1
Disc Release Date: 11/14/2017


Synopsis: In Atomic Blonde, Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is elite MI6’s most lethal assassin and the crown jewel of her Majesty’s secret intelligence service. When she’s sent on a cover mission into Cold War Berlin, she must use all of the spycraft, sensuality and savagery she has to stay alive in the ticking time bomb of a city simmering with revolution and double-crossing hives of traitors. Broughton must navigate her way through a deadly game of spies to recover a priceless dossier while fighting ferocious killers along the way. Based on the Oni Press graphic novel series The Coldest City written by Antony Johnston and Illustrated by Sam Hart. (Gary Reber)

Beguiled, The

Director: Sofia Coppola
Stars: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kristen Dunst & Elle Fanning
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Genre/Catagory: Thriller
Rating: R
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Disc Soundtrack: DTS HD Lossless 5.1
Disc Release Date: 10/10/2017


Synopsis: The Beguiled unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events. Based on the novel by Thomas Cullinan and the screeplay by Albert Maltz and Grimes Grice. (Gary Reber)

Cult Of Chucky

Director: Don Mancini
Stars: Fiona Dourif, Michael Therriault, Adam Hurtig, Alex Vincent, Jennifer Tilly & Brad Dourif
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Genre/Catagory: Horror
Rating: R/Unrated
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Soundtrack: DTS HD Lossless 5.1
Disc Release Date: 10/3/2017


Synopsis: Cult Of Chucky brings back original Child’s Play cast member Alex Vincent as Andy Barclay, along with Jennifer Tilly as Chucky’s bloodthirsty bride. Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica (Dourif) is wrongly convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new group-therapy tool—a “Good Guy” doll—a string of grisly deaths plague the asylum and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn’t crazy after all. (Gary Reber)

Dark Tower 4K UltraHD

Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Stars: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, Katheryn Winnick & Jackie Earle Haley
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Genre/Catagory: Action Adventure
Rating: PG-13
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Disc Soundtrack: Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1
Disc Release Date: 10/31/2017


Synopsis: The last Gunslinger, Roland (Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with the Man in Black (McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling The Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the epic battle, as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black. Based on the Dark Tower novels by Stephen King. (Gary Reber)

Dinner, The

Director: Oren Moverman
Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall & Chloé Sevigny
Studio: Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Genre/Catagory: Thriller
Rating: R
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Disc Soundtrack: DTS HD Lossless 5.1
Disc Release Date: 8/8/2017


Synopsis: In "The Dinner," two estranged brothers and their wives meet at a restaurant to discuss a dark crime committed by their sons. With their involvement still a secret, they must decide how far they’ll go to protect the ones they love. Based on the novel by Herman Koch. (Gary Reber)

Emoji Movie, The 4K UltraHD

Director: Tony Leondis
Stars: The Voice Talents Of T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Jennifer Coolidge, Jake T. Austin, Christina Aguilera, Sofia Vergara, Rachael Ray, Sean Hayes & Sir Patrick Stewart
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Genre/Catagory: Animation
Rating: PG
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Disc Soundtrack: Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1
Disc Release Date: 10/24/2017


Synopsis: The animated comedy, The Emoji Movie, unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all our favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression—except for Gene (Miller), an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 (Corden) and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak (Faris). Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever. (Gary Reber)

Fargo (20th Anniversary Edition Steelbook)

Director: Joel Coen
Stars: Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Harve Presnell & Peter Stormare
Studio: Shout! Factory
Genre/Catagory: Dark Comedy
Rating: R
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Disc Soundtrack: DTS HD Lossless 5.1
Disc Release Date: 8/8/2017


Synopsis: In Fargo, Jerry Lundegaard (Macy) is a Minneapolis car salesman who has gotten himself into debt and is so desperate for money that he hires two thugs (Buscemi and Stormare) to kidnap his own wife. His plan is to collect the ransom from his wealthy father-in-law to pay the thugs and keep the rest to satisfy his debts. The scheme collapses when the kidnappers murder three innocent victims in rural Minnesota, drawing the local Police Chief, Marge Gunderson (McDormand), into her first homicide investigation. Winner of two Academy Awards® for Supporting Actress (Frances McDormand) and Original Screenplay. (Gary Reber)

Glass Castle, The

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Stars: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Max Greenfield, Sarah Snook & Robin Bartlett
Studio: Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Genre/Catagory: Drama
Rating: PG-13
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Disc Soundtrack: Dolby TrueHD 7.1
Disc Release Date: 11/7/2017


Synopsis: "The Glass Castle" chronicles the adventures of a young girl (Larson) growing up in an eccentric, resilient, and tight-knit dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads. This is a story of unconditional love and of a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father (Harrelson), found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms. (Gary Reber)

Gun Shy

Director: Simon West
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Olga Kurylenko, Mark Valley, Martin Dingle-Wall, Aisling Loftus & David Mitchell
Studio: Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Genre/Catagory: Comedy
Rating: R
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Disc Soundtrack: DTS HD Lossless 5.1
Disc Release Date: 11/7/2017


Synopsis: In Gun Shy, an aging and pampered rock star (Banderas) vacationing in Chile with his supermodel wife Sheila (Kurylenko) must deal with the kidnapping of his wife by renegades. Unable to navigate more than ordering a sandwich from room service, now he must take to the backstreets of Santiago to rescue her. Based on the novel Salty by Mark Haskell Smith. (Gary Reber)

Inconceivable

Director: Jonathan Baker
Stars: Nicholas Cage, Gina Gershon, Faye Dunaway, Nicky Whelan & Natalie Eva Maria
Studio: Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Genre/Catagory: Thriller
Rating: R
Aspect Ratio: 2.38:1
Disc Soundtrack: DTS HD Lossless 5.1
Disc Release Date: 8/29/2017


Synopsis: In Inconceivable, a family befriends a struggling single mother and her daughter and invites them into their home, with the mother as their nanny and—eventually—their surrogate mother. But soon, strange behavior begins to surface and they realize that things are not what they seem and that the woman they’re entrusted their lives to may have other intentions. (Gary Reber)

Inconvenient Sequel, An: Truth To Power

Director: Bonni Cohen & Jon Shenk
Stars: Features Al Gore, George W. Bush, John Kerry, Marco Krapels, Angela Merkel, Barack Obama, Valdimir Putin & Donald Trump
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Genre/Catagory: Documentary
Rating: PG
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Soundtrack: DTS HD Lossless 5.1
Disc Release Date: 10/24/2017


Synopsis: Ten years after the Academy Award®-winning An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change to the forefront of mainstream culture, the documentary An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power follows former Vice President Al Gore as he continues his tireless fight, traveling around the globe to educate and inspire the next generation of climate champions. This “daring, urgent and exhilarating follow-up shows that while the stakes have never been higher, the solutions to the climate crisis are still within our reach. (Gary Reber)

Jason Bourne 4K UltraHD

Director: Paul Greengrass
Stars: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles, Riz Ahmed, Ato Essandoh & Scott Shepherd
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Genre/Catagory: Action Adventure
Rating: PG-13
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Disc Soundtrack: DTS:X, DTS HD Lossless 7.1
Disc Release Date: 12/6/2016


Synopsis: Jason Bourne is back and this time it’s personal. The CIA’s most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past. (Gary Reber)

Justice

Director: Richard Gabai
Stars: Nathan Parsons, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Ellen Hollman, John Lewis, Niko Foster, Quinton Aaron, Jackson Rathbone, Robert Caradine, Lesley-Anne Down & Stephen Lang
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Genre/Catagory: Western
Rating: R
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Soundtrack: DTS HD Lossless 5.1
Disc Release Date: 10/17/2017


Synopsis: In "Justice," it’s 1868 and the Civil War has been over for three years. An old, abandoned mine is now being transformed into a military stronghold by a corrupt mayor and a band of bloodthirsty outlaws hell-bent on reigniting the war. When a U.S. Marshall comes to town only to find out that his brother, the town priest, has been murdered, his search for the killer leads to an inevitable clash that becomes a life or death struggle for a much greater cause. (Gary Reber)

Kidnap

Director: Luis Prieto
Stars: Halle Berry, Sage Correa, Chris McGinn & Lew Temple
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Genre/Catagory: Thriller
Rating: R
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Disc Soundtrack: DTS HD Lossless 5.1
Disc Release Date: 10/31/2017


Synopsis: In Kidnap, a typical afternoon in the park turns into a nightmare for single mom Karla Dyson (Berry) when her son suddenly disappears. Without a cell phone and knowing she has no ime to wait for police help, Karla jumps in her own car and sets off in pursuit of the kidnappers. A relentless, edge-of-your seat chase ensues, where Karla must risk everything to not lose sight of her own son. This leads her to ask herself how far she will go to save her child. (Gary Reber)

La La Land 4K UltraHD

Director: Damien Chazelle
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie Dewitt & Finn Wittrock
Studio: Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Genre/Catagory: Musical
Rating: PG-13
Aspect Ratio: 2.55:1
Disc Soundtrack: Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1
Disc Release Date: 4/25/2017


Synopsis: La La Land is the story of Mia (Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern-day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. (Gary Reber)

Magnificent Seven, The 4K UltraHD

Director: Antoine Fuqua
Stars: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett & Petaer Sarsgaard
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Genre/Catagory: Western
Rating: PG-13
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Disc Soundtrack: Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1
Disc Release Date: 12/20/2016


Synopsis: In this modern version of the classic The Magnificent Seven, the desperate townspeople of Rose Creek employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers, and hired guns after the town falls under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Sarsgaard). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money. (Gary Reber)

Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature, The

Director: NA
Stars: NA
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Genre/Catagory: Animation
Rating: PG
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Disc Soundtrack: DTS HD Lossless 5.1
Disc Release Date: 11/14/2017


Synopsis: In "The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature," Surly Squirrel (Arnett) and the gang are back, returning to Liberty Park after they are forced to leave their easy life at the nut store. Getting back to nature is the last thing Surly wants to do, but when a greedy mayor decides to destroy the park to build an amusement park, Surly and his ragtag critter friends must band together to save the place they call home. Filled with heart and animal hijinks, this family-friendly comedy introduces new fan-favorite characters including Mr. Feng (Chan), the adorable but deadly city mouse, and Frankie, the love-struck bulldog (Cannavale). (Gary Reber)

Overdrive

Director: NA
Stars: NA
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Genre/Catagory: Action Adventure
Rating: PG-13
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Disc Soundtrack: DTS HD Lossless 5.1
Disc Release Date: 11/7/2017


Synopsis: In "Overdrive," two legendary car thieves (Eastwood and Thorp) are caught in the act of stealing from notorious crime boss Jacomo Morier (Abkarian). In order to win back their freedom they’re put to the ultimate test—the theft of a priceless car from Morier’s sworn enemy, Max Klemp (Schick). While putting together a crew to pull off the daring heist, they’re joined by two women (Armas and Weiss), who are more dangerous than they look. The team has one week to put the plan in motion, steal the car, and make their escape, or lose everything, including their lives. (Gary Reber)

Rolling Stones: From The Vault: Sticky Fingers Live At The Fonda Theatre 2015, The

Director: Paul Dugdale
Stars: The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts & Ronnie Wood
Studio: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Genre/Catagory: Stage Performance
Rating: Not Rated
Aspect Ratio: 2.42:1
Disc Soundtrack: DTS HD Lossless 5.1
Disc Release Date: 9/29/2017


Synopsis: This latest addition to the From The Vault series captures a truly unique event in the storied history of The Rolling Stones. On May 25, 2015 at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, California, the band performed the entire Sticky Fingers album Live in concert for the first (and so far only time) in their career. The show celebrated the reissue of the Sticky Finger album and was the opening night of The Rolling Stones’ North American Zip Code Tour that would run over the next two months. The intimate setting of The Fonda Theatre was in contrast to the huge stadiums in which the band would perform for the rest of the tour and made this an incredibly special occasion for those fans lucky enough to get a ticket. This incredible release includes Stones’ classics like “Brown Sugar,” “Wild Horses,” “Start Me Up,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Bitch,” “Dead Flowers,” “When The Whip Comes Down” and more. (Gary Reber)

Secret Life Of Pets, The 4K UltraHD

Director: Chris Renaud & Yarrow Cheney
Stars: The Voice Talents Of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Steve Coogan & Albert Brooks
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Genre/Catagory: Animation
Rating: PG
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Disc Soundtrack: Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1
Disc Release Date: 12/16/2016


Synopsis: In The Secret Life Of Pets, the quiet, perfectly happy life of a terrier named Max (C.K.) is upended when his owner, Katie (Kemper), takes in Duke (Stonestreet), a big, boisterous mutt stray she finds at the shelter whom Max instantly dislikes. When Max and his unruly new “roommate” slip away from their dog walker, they find themselves lost in the urban jungle of New York City. In an attempt to stay ahead of animal control and a rebel band of abandoned pets led by an unhinged bunny named Snowball (Hart), they put aside their differences to survive the epic journey back home. (Gary Reber)

Security

Director: Alain Desrochers
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Ben Kingsley, Liam McIntyre, Cung Le, Katherine Mary de la Rocha, Chad Lindberg, Jiro Wang & Gabriella Wright
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Genre/Catagory: Thriller
Rating: R
Aspect Ratio: 2.38:1
Disc Soundtrack: DTS HD Lossless 5.1
Disc Release Date: 9/5/2017


Synopsis: In "Security," Eddie Deacon (Banderas), a war hero suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, takes a low-key job as a nighttime security guard at a shopping mall to get back on his feet. Things are uneventful until a gang of brutal ruthless bikers and their psychotic leader (Kingsley) chase an innocent girl into the mall in an attempt to kill her and keep her from testifying against them. Now Eddie and his team of unarmed guards are her only hope for survival. (Gary Reber)

Sting: Live At The Olympia Paris

Director: Alexandre Buisson
Stars: Sting
Studio: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Genre/Catagory: Stage Performance
Rating: Not Rated
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Soundtrack: DTS HD Lossless 5.1
Disc Release Date: 11/10/2017


Synopsis: Sting: Live At The Olympia Paris captures the musician’s critically acclaimed guitar-driven rock tour as it hit the French capital for a very special performance at the iconic venue on April 13, 2017. Hailed as “the show of a lifetime,” the concert celebrates highlights from across the 16-time Grammy® Award winner’s illustrious career, with blistering performances of new songs from his latest album 57th & 9th, including the infectious first single “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You,” and the anthemic “50,000,” alongside classic hits from The Police as well as Sting’s solo career. The concert showcases the wide range of Sting’s eclectic style and songwriting influences in one momentous live show. Sting is joined onstage by a four-piece band including his longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller, Josh Freese (drums), Rufus Miller (guitar), and Percy Cardona (accordion), with backing vocals from Joe Sumner plus Diego Navaira and Jerry Fuentes of The Last Bandoleros. (Gary Reber)