Ready Player One: A Captivating Dose of Nostalgia (Blu-ray)

The Film: Ernest Cline’s “Ready Player One” seemed like an idea that was destined to be popular right from the time of its publication. The pop culture-filled novel earned a plethora of positive reviews and even became a New York Times bestseller, pretty much making it a foregone conclusion that we would one day see a film adaptation on the big screen, and indeed it’s no surprise to learn that said film rights were nabbed by Warner Bros. a full year before the book was even published. Nor was it a surprise to see Steven Spielberg sign on to direct the reference-heavy walk down memory lane, especially as one of the major players of the times being referred to. With all of the perfect pieces s

Rampage: It's Exactly What You Expect (Blu-ray)

The Film: In the past, there have been video game properties that have had great potential when it comes to adapting them for the big screen. Classic games like “Assassin’s Creed,” “Silent Hill,” “Doom,” “Tomb Raider,” and “Warcraft” seem like they could make for entertaining films if done right. Granted, all of these examples turned out terrible, but it’s understandable as to why filmmakers would at least want to give them a try. When it comes to the arcade game “Rampage,” it’s rather inexplicable as to why anyone would think it would have potential as a film. After all, the game merely consists of three giant monsters (a gorilla, a werewolf, and a lizard) destroying buildings and eating va

Nominations for the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Earlier this morning, the Television Academy announced the nominations for the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and as usual, there were plenty of surprises to be had. As expected, with "Game of Thrones" finally back in the mix, it led the way with an impressive 22 nominations, followed very closely by "Westworld" and "Saturday Night Live" with 21 each. As far as the unexpected, it was a pretty big surprise to see "Westworld" get snubbed for both Writing and Directing after having nabbed both of those nods last year (then again, perhaps we shouldn't be all that shocked given the recent disappointing season), though it still managed to score several major acting nods (including a surprise n

Avengers: Infinity War Comes to Digital HD July 31st and Blu-ray/DVD August 14th

At long last, Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Home Entertainment has announced the home release of the biggest film of 2018, "Avengers: Infinity War." The third entry in the superhero saga, which garnered impressive acclaim from critics and audiences, on top of earning over $2 billion at the worldwide box office, will first come to Digital HD on July 31st before arriving on Blu-ray/DVD on August 14th. The following special features have also been announced: Blu-ray & Digital: Strange Alchemy (5:08)– Share the thrill of characters from across the MCU meeting for the first time—and discover why some were teamed up together. The Mad Titan (6:34) – Explore the MCU’s biggest, baddest villain, his trai

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Light Marvel Fare, but Still Satisfying

Three years ago, Marvel Studios introduced “Ant-Man” on the big screen, a concept that seemed like it would be rather silly when lifted from the pages of the comics, but which actually worked pretty well thanks to a dazzling display of incredible special effects, lots of thrilling action, and a great cast. Of course, the film’s success prompted the inevitable sequel, which brings us to “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” a film that hopes to serve as a bit of lighter entertainment following the heavily morose (though thoroughly-entertaining) “Avengers: Infinity War.” After so much doom and gloom, who wouldn’t want to be reminded of how much fun the Marvel Cinematic Universe can be? Starting off in 1987,