Dawn of the Dead (2004) (Collector's Edition): A Satisfying Remake of a Horror Classic (Blu-ray)

The Film: 1978 is undoubtedly one of the most important years in all of horror cinema history. Not only was it the year that saw the release of John Carpenter’s “Halloween” (still the greatest horror film of all time), but it was also the year that gave us George A. Romero’s “Dawn of the Dead,” which is considered by many horror fans to be the single greatest zombie film ever made. “Dawn” still plays marvelously well today, mainly thanks to Romero’s memorable characters, his commentary on society, and, of course, Tom Savini’s unforgettable makeup effects, ultimately turning it into one of the most rewatchable horror films of all time. Back in 2004, it was entirely unthinkable that anyone wou

Land of the Dead (Collector's Edition): George A. Romero's Triumphant Return to Zombie Films

The Film: In 1968, the late master of horror George A. Romero changed the genre with his classic “Night of the Living Dead,” ushering in a new horror renaissance that led to a more intense, and visceral collection of films throughout the following decades. Not satisfied to rest on his laurels, he too upped his game by giving us “Dawn of the Dead” (considered by many to be the best zombie film ever made) in 1978 and “Day of the Dead” in 1985, both of which took his concept and commentary even further. For several years after, fans thought that the series must be over, but 20 long years later, Romero returned to give us a fourth entry entitled “Land of the Dead.” There were some who were a lit

Dunkirk Comes to Digital HD December 12th and Blu-ray/DVD December 19th

This past July, Christopher Nolan's latest opus, "Dunkirk," opened to astounding reviews. Telling the story of the brave soldiers who were trapped on Dunkirk beach in World War II and the desperate attempts to evacuate them, the film was strongly praised as an immersive experience with incredible visuals and special effects. While the story itself, as well as the characters, weren't quite up to par with its looks, the film still managed to garner an extraordinary 8.6/10 on Rotten Tomatoes based on 350 reviews and is thought to be one of the biggest contenders as we head into this year's awards season. Today, Warner Bros. has unveiled the details for the film's home release, announcing that i

The Second Trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi Has Been Unleashed

Ever since fans finally got their first glimpse of footage from "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" back in April (can you believe it's been six months already?), they've been itching to set their sights on more. Well, today Disney has finally granted their wish by dropping the long-awaited second trailer, and boy was it worth the wait. Just like before, plot details are still being kept under wraps, though we can guess that the film will deal with Rey (Daisy Ridley) training with Luke (Mark Hamill) before rejoining her friends and allies, Finn (John Boyega), Leia (Carrie Fisher), and Poe (Oscar Isaac), to take on the First Order, which includes Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serk

A Ghost Story: Beautiful and Ambitious, but Lacking in Substance (Blu-ray)

The Film: Most people probably aren’t going to be familiar with the name of writer/director David Lowery. He’s been a filmmaker since around 2000, dealing mostly with shorts, but didn’t really make a theatrical work of note until 2013’s “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. Even more people will know him from last year’s delightful “Pete’s Dragon” remake, which many saw as a great improvement over the original Disney film. For his next project, he has opted to reunite with Affleck and Mara to tell a completely different tale: a story of love, loss, reflection, and grief all wrapped up in the simply titled “A Ghost Story.” “C” (Casey Affleck) and “M” (Rooney Mara

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: The Popular Franchise Hits a New Low

All the way back in 2003, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise kicked off with a bang, bringing with it plenty of exciting action, thrills, drama, and romance. It sparked several possibilities as to where such a series could go, and while popular opinion likes to say that the second and third films (“Dead Man’s Chest” and “At World’s End”) were not quite as good, in this critic’s humble opinion, they were even better than the original. Then came the fourth entry, “On Stranger Tides,” in which things started to go downhill at an alarming rate. It wasn’t particularly terrible, but it was very much on the dull side for an action/adventure flick. Was the franchise already out of ideas, or wa

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