The Blu Spot
Blu-ray Reviews, Theatrical Reviews & More
Film Critic Jeff Beck
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Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore: Another Sub-Par Return to the Wizarding World (Blu-ray)
Morbius: A Toothless Vampire Flick with Poor Execution (Blu-ray)
Ambulance: An Epic Chase That Goes Nowhere (Blu-ray)
The Tales of Hoffmann: A Visual Feast with Narrative Shortcomings (Criterion Blu-ray)
The Batman: An Intriguing Approach Undone By a Weak Screenplay (Blu-ray)
Jersey Boys: Great Music, but Not Much Else (Blu-ray)
The Film: Even if you’re unfamiliar with the name of “Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons,” you undoubtedly know a number of their songs....
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (EE): A Marvelous Middle Chapter (Blu-ray)
The Film: The release of the first two films in Peter Jackson’s epic adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” has inevitably brought...
Maleficent: A Fascinating Take on a Classic Villain (Blu-ray)
The Film: Most of us know the tale of “Sleeping Beauty” as told in Disney’s animated masterpiece, the one told mostly from the point of...
Hercules (2014): A Forgettable Action Flick That Showed Potential (Blu-ray)
The Film: Just earlier this year, we had “The Legend of Hercules,” an abysmal, generic mishmash of monotonous battles, cheap-looking...
Nightbreed: Impressive Makeup, but Little Else (Blu-ray)
The Film: Clive Barker’s most notable contribution to the realm of cinema has always been his 1987 debut feature “Hellraiser,” a gruesome...
Penny Dreadful: Season One: A Fascinating Premise Gets Distracted (Blu-ray)
The Show: John Logan, the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter behind such films as “Gladiator,” “The Aviator,” “Sweeney Todd,” and “”The...
Kingdom of Heaven (Ultimate Edition): Sir Ridley Scott's Wandering Epic (Blu-ray)
The Film: Upon its release in 2005, Sir Ridley Scott’s “Kingdom of Heaven” had a lot of trouble connecting with audiences. It bombed at...
Roger & Me: Michael Moore's Incredible Debut (Blu-ray)
The Film: Michael Moore, no doubt the most popular documentarian of the last 25 years, has brought us some incredible works over the past...
Edge of Tomorrow: A Breath of Fresh Air for Science Fiction (Blu-ray)
The Film: “Edge of Tomorrow” seems to be just the kind of film made for those who didn’t think “Groundhog Day” had enough action. Taking...
Sleeping Beauty (Diamond Edition): The Beloved Masterpiece Returns to Blu-ray (Blu-ray)
The Film: “Sleeping Beauty,” one of the very best and most beloved films in the Disney animated canon, tells the story of Princess Aurora...
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