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Glee: The Complete Third Season Blu-ray Review

Posted September 6th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Glee: The Complete Third Season Blu-ray Review

Melodrama, comedy, teen angst, and West Side Story — it must be the third season of Glee arriving on Blu-ray.

Mad Monster Party Blu-ray Review

Posted September 4th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Mad Monster Party Blu-ray Review

This stop-motion classic arrives with an average transfer to Blu-ray from Lionsgate, but good enough to appeal to those who remember this from their childhoods.

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Where Do We Go Now? Blu-ray Review

Posted August 29th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Where Do We Go Now? Blu-ray Review

Where Do We Go Now? from Nadine Labaki tackles important issues of civil war over religion in Lebanon by delicately balancing humor, drama, and music.

Dirty Dancing Collection Blu-ray Review

Posted May 26th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Dirty Dancing Collection Blu-ray Review

The Dirty Dancing 2-Film Collection celebrates the silver anniversary of the original Dirty Dancing film with iconic performances by Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Attempting to recreate the magic, two decades later, the Havana Nights version comes up short on nearly every count except for choreography.

Camelot (1967) Blu-ray Book Review

Posted April 23rd, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Camelot (1967) Blu-ray Book Review

This 1967 musical starring Richard Harris and Vanessa Redgrave is flawed and nowhere near as memorable as classics like The Sound of Music or West Side Story, but its gorgeous visuals and A-list cast make it worth renting nonetheless.

Treme: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray Review

Posted April 15th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Treme: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray Review

Season Two of HBO’s hit series, Treme, isn’t quite up to the same level as the first, but it’s still rather enjoyable for its music and overall celebration of the NOLA culture.

Footloose (2011) Blu-ray Review

Posted March 2nd, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Footloose (2011) Blu-ray Review

This 2011 remake of a minor classic is Paramount’s attempt to engage a new audience. While entertaining, well shot and recorded, this Footloose is no match for the original film.

The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall Blu-ray Review

Posted January 26th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall Blu-ray Review

A fantastic live anniversary performance of this favorite stage musical arrives with a lavish production and excellent high definition imagery on Blu-ray from Universal.

Velvet Goldmine Blu-ray Review

Posted December 9th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Velvet Goldmine Blu-ray Review

Journey through the halcyon days of glam rock in this fictionalized account of that creatively magical, yet self-destructive era in Miramax’ Blu-ray release of Velvet Goldmine.

French Cancan [UK Release] Blu-ray Review

Posted November 24th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

French Cancan [UK Release] Blu-ray Review

Jean Renoir’s 1955 Technicolor French return is simply dazzling in this Blu-ray restoration from the BFI.

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