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Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: Extra Ordinary

“Robert the Bruce” is also new to Blu-Ray this week. Extra Ordinary Possessed cheese is a thing. At least it is according to “Extra Ordinary,” a comedy from Ireland about a driving instructor named Rose Dooley (Maeve Higgins) who also has the gift to communicate with...

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: The Invisible Man

“Scorsese Shorts” is also new to Blu-Ray this week. The Invisible Man It’s been standard for a while for modestly budgeted motion pictures to use Toronto, Ontario, as a stand in for New York. The city structure, climate, and architecture are close enough to make it...

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: Onward

“Sonic the Hedgehog” and “The Way Back” are also new to Blu-Ray this week. Onward The 3D animated movies made by Pixar look good—really good. They’ve been impressing audiences with their depth of field, light and shadow, and their own rules of physics for the past...

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: The Call of the Wild

“Birds of Prey” and “Fantasy Island” are also new to Blu-Ray this week. The Call of the Wild If a movie like “The Call of the Wild” doesn’t give you a hankering to see the Alaska and the Yukon territory in Canada, nothing will. The vistas in the movie are absolutely...

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: Gretel and Hansel

“Bloodshot” and “The Rhythm Section” are also new to Blu-Ray this week. Gretel And Hansel Looking up director Osgood Perkins (son of Anthony Perkins of “Psycho” fame, for those keeping score of such things) on IMDB, I discovered that he started his directing career in...

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: Guns Akimbo

“Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge” is also new to Blu-Ray this week. Guns Akimbo It is mostly by reading that I acquire new words to my vocabulary. Movies have taught me some words, but those have mostly been from higher-brow scripts. I don’t think that many...

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: The Gentlemen

“Bad Boys for Life” and “The Turning” are also new to Blu-Ray this week. The Gentlemen “The Gentlemen” is one of those ironic titles. It’s about a group of men—and one woman—who are anything but gentle. Sure, the men look the part with their posh, well-tailored suits...

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: Just Mercy

“Underwater” is also new to Blu-Ray this week. Just Mercy I sometimes think if modern society had a polytheistic religious structure like those of our ancient ancestors, there would be a god of movies. This god would, for the most part, be a lazy, unimaginative lout...

Blu-Ray Pick Of The Week: Dolittle

“Little Women” and “Cats” are also new to Blu-Ray this week. Dolittle I predict that in fifteen to twenty years, “Dolittle” will be remembered fondly as a classic. The how and why is because this movie delivers exactly what it needs to deliver for its target audience:...

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: The Current War

“Star Wars: Episode IX—The Rise of Skywalker” is also new to Blu-Ray this week. The Current War The last names of the chief players in “The Current War” are ones we know today: Edison and Westinghouse. Edison is of course Thomas Edison. As played by Benedict...

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: 1917

“The Grudge” is also new to Blu-Ray this week. 1917 It seems like the term “movie magic” has been bandied about for as long as movies have been around. Using it so casually for so long has of course meant that it’s lost its impact. It tends to hit people’s ears with...

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: Richard Jewell

“Jumanji: The Next Level” and “Superman: Red Son” are also new to Blu-Ray this week. Richard Jewell Richard Jewell, from what I remember of him back in 1996 when the bomb went off at the Atlanta Olympics, was a humble man with a keen sense of observation and the...

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: Uncut Gems

“Charlie’s Angels” and “Bombshell” are also new to Blu-Ray this week. Uncut Gems Adam Sandler can act when he wants to. The general problem with his career is that he does so many lackluster comedies that it is easy to forget that the annoying goofball/nice guy schlub...

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: Dark Waters

“Queen & Slim” is also new to Blu-Ray this week. Dark Waters Stories like “Dark Waters” are such a mixed bag for me. On one hand I really like “David and Goliath” stories about the so-called “little guy” taking on an entity with a lot of power—either corporate or...

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: Knives Out

“Frozen II” and “Color Out of Space” are also new to Blu-Ray this week. Knives Out The opening shots of writer-director Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” set the stage appropriately for a classic murder mystery. We see a large mansion on a green, well-manicured lawn with...