O.K. There’s a month left in 2018, so perhaps it’s time to make out predictions on what’s coming out next year. We’ve had a hard blow this year with the closing of www.tvshowsondvd.com, but there will still be some stuff coming out. Here are my guesses. Just so you know, I […]
After a number of his popular novels were adapted for the screen, with varying degrees of success, famed horror writer Stephen King went in a new direction and wrote a story directly for the silver screen in the early 1990’s. The result – Sleepwalkers – emerged as a genre favorite […]
In this episode of The Home Theater Forum Podcast hosts Brian Dobbs and Sam Posten dig into just what defines a modern home theater. They talk about the history of home theater from the 1950s onward, then narrow down the definition to a specific space designed for the critical appreciation […]
The Giant Behemoth 1958 Blu-Ray: As in his classic The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, director Eugene Lourie plunges us into a thrilling stomping ground, unleashing another Thunder Lizard to stomp on everything in sight. Alarming levels of radiation have infused the water, plants and skies, and a radiated paleosaurus rises […]
In its ongoing effort to “update and improve the user experience,” VIZIO has announced a few new additional apps to its on-screen SmartCast lineup. You can find information on future updates at the VIZIO blog. FixFling enables streaming of over 6,000 movies and TV shows by subscription or on demand. […]
The components of CBS’ mystery series Instinct are in place for an above average procedural, but the writing needs to be crisper and more involving, and the supporting cast needs to be fleshed out more so that the viewer can come to care about the team as a whole and […]
Where to find the Best Deals on Movies & TV Shows on 4k/UHD, Blu-ray and DVD… The Features – The Equalizer 2 – 2018 – Smallfoot – 2018 – Popeye – 1940s – Forty Guns – 1957 – Peppermint – 2018 […]
As full disclosure I’d seen enough of Mr. Bergman’s work by 1968. My professor, Haig Manoogian, continued running them – again, and again, and again – Seventh Seal, The Magician, Wild Strawberries, along with the work of other Swedish filmmakers, the enchanting 8 1/2, and the ever confusing L’Avventura – […]
Just finished up Season 13 recently. Was poking around on Amazon and was delightfully surprised to see that Season 14 is coming in February! Maybe they will complete this series in my lifetime.
Criterion’s new edition of The Princess Bride presents the classic Rob Reiner film looking better than it ever has before on home video. The new 4K-derived transfer is a major upgrade, and the film itself is just as good as it ever was.
Furniture makers Salamander Designs have paired up with Screen Innovations to deliver a solution for Ultra-Short Throw credenzas and the made-to-order Solo Pro line of motorized screens. Residential (and commercial) integrators will now be able to put together systems that will be easy to specify, simple to install, and aesthetically […]
DVDO has announced the expansion of its Air WirelessHD adapter series with the Air 2K and Air 4K along with a wireless configuration tool that provides advanced capabilities for both products. The DVDO Air series adapters connect audio/video equipment wirelessly to a TV or projector while the Air 2K promises […]
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Westworld Season Two: The Door picks up where the first season left off, but takes us on a more confusing yet mesmerizing journey that isn’t spelled out until the final episode.
I’ve always thought of Robert Aldrich’s The Killing of Sister George (1968) as the love child of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Mr. Aldrich’s Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. It’s definitely an odd one, but has always found a place in my library. Kino Lorber’s release, while welcome, is […]
Following the success of the 1984 documentary Stop Making Sense, Talking Heads front man David Byrne was given the chance to expand his creative and idiosyncratic mind from the world of music and into the world of film as a director. The result, True Stories, was a surreal comedy – […]