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)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters: A Solid Contender for Worst Film of 2019 (Blu-ray)
The Film: Over the course of 65 years, the “Godzilla” franchise has certainly seen its ups and downs. The original 1954 film is a decent...
The Flash: The Complete Fifth Season: A Decent Season That Takes a Step Back (Blu-ray)
The Show: Last season, “The Flash” managed to deliver another stunning arc that utilized the show’s incredible ability to combine action,...
The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice: Compelling Set-Ups Requiring More Depth (Criterion Blu-ray)
The Film: When it comes to the great directors of Japanese cinema, it’s a shame that the great Yasujiro Ozu has never really become a...
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu: A Silly Idea Becomes a Compelling Adaptation (Blu-ray)
The Film: Anyone growing up in the ‘90s certainly remembers the phenomenon that is Pokémon. It seemed to come out of nowhere, but...
1984: A Splendidly-Designed Adaptation That Doesn't Quite Hit the Mark (Criterion Blu-ray)
The Film: At one point or another, it seems that everyone ends up reading George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel “1984.” Whether it’s...
Shazam!: A DC Film Adaptation That Finally Breaks the Bland Streak (Blu-ray)
The Film: After a string of disastrous DC Comics superhero adaptations, including “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “Justice...
Titans: The Complete First Season: A Surprisingly-Impressive First Outing for DC Universe (Blu-ray)
The Show: When DC Comics announced that they were launching their own special streaming service (“DC Universe”), it was met with more...
Gotham: The Fifth and Final Season: A Once-Great Show Ends in Disappointment (Blu-ray)
The Show: When “Gotham” first began way back in 2014, it was thought of as a kind of curious experiment. Could a show that takes place in...
War and Peace (1966): A Defining Epic of Cinema (Criterion Blu-ray)
The Film: One cannot even begin to imagine what a daunting task it would be to take on an adaptation of an epic tome like Leo Tolstoy’s...
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part: A Not-As-Awesome Follow-Up (Blu-ray)
The Film: It’s pretty safe to say that “The LEGO Movie” was the single most popular animated film of 2014. Riding a wave of critical...
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