Allied (2016) – Robert Zemeckis

  Available today from Paramount Pictures is director Robert Zemeckis’ wartime romantic thriller, Allied. Opening in French Morocco, ┬áthe film is a deliberate throwback to the romantic war films of yesteryear. In the first half of the film there are intentional callbacks to films like Casablanca and Notorious, calling to mind our memories and emotions…

Ballers: Season 1

  Dwayne Johnson takes to the field in the new HBO series, Ballers, from creator Stephen Levinson, which was released on June 14. I dug into the series on blu-ray to have a look. My first instinct, and I stand by it, is that it’s more of a dramedy than the pitched comedy, and it…

The Newsroom: Season 2

  HBO knows how much I love my Aaron Sorkin dramas, and were kind enough to let me catch up on a Season 2 blu-ray before the third and final season (sad sigh) is released in June. So this past weekend, I settled in to watch the 9 episode season, and relive all those fantastic…

Game of Thrones – Season 4

  Valar morghulis. It’s here, the fourth season of the HBO hit, Game of Thrones, based on the monumental novels by George R.R. Martin hits blu-ray and DVD this week. With the fifth season still a ways off, it premieres 12, April, now is the time to catch up on all the happenings of Westeros,…

True Detective – Season 1

Released today on Blu-Ray and DVD from HBO is the first season of the stellar police thriller, True Detective. Created and completely written by Nic Pizzolatto and starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey with the entire 8 episode series directed by Cary Fukunaga┬áthis show is intelligent, dark, captivating and gritty. Set in Louisiana, the series…

Girls – Season 1 & Season 2

  HBO was kind enough to send me a copy of Girls Season 2 this week on blu-ray, which is the only excuse I needed to run out and pick up season 1. I’d been intrigued by the idea of the show since a number of guests mentioned it during our interviews, so I was…