Batman: The Long Halloween Deluxe Edition

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released a deluxe edition of Batman: The Long Halloween. In addition to combining the previous two separate releases into one movie, this version is now available in 4K (although there is also a Blu-ray edition). There’s also “added mature content” and a 25-minute “Evolution of Evil” featurette about “the commonalities across the film’s heroes and villains alike” with commentary by clinical psychologist Dr. Drea Letamendi, original comic writer Jeph Loeb, executive producer Butch Lukic, and […]

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Heartstopper (the Netflix Show)

I adored the Heartstopper graphic novel when I read it two years ago. So I was thrilled to discover that the Netflix TV show version is one of the best comic adaptations I’ve ever seen. Heartstopper is all about cute boys in love, and it’s wonderful. It’s written by Alice Oseman based on her own graphic novels and directed by Euros Lyn. It’s incredibly faithful, but not detrimentally so, and the changes it makes — primarily expanding the cast — […]

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Rocky Becomes a Superhero

Sylvester Stallone stars in a new take on the superhero idea in Samaritan, available via Prime Video. In this film, Thirteen-year-old Sam Cleary (Javon “Wanna” Walton) suspects that his mysterious and reclusive neighbor Mr. Smith (Sylvester Stallone) is actually a legend hiding in plain sight. Twenty-five years ago, Granite City’s super-powered vigilante, Samaritan, was reported dead after a fiery warehouse battle with his rival, Nemesis. Most believe Samaritan perished in the fire, but some in the city, like Sam, have […]

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Naomi: The Complete Series

It’s a shame that we’re finally seeing many more diverse takes on the superhero genre now that it’s been so overworked. The exhaustion of fans and creators with this genre means no one’s sure what to do with it any more, so we’re finally getting characters beyond the usual white guy. That’s a very admirable thing… but I still have to care about the story and cast. It’s entirely possible to applaud something for existing while not finding it to […]

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Green Lantern: Beware My Power

I’ve delayed talking about Green Lantern: Beware My Power because I didn’t really want to watch it. I’m not the audience for these cartoon movies, as they seem to prioritize fights, violence, and the occasional profanity over superhero fun and excitement. (There’s an S-word within the first few minutes of dialogue. Justifies the PG-13 rating, I guess. Also shows us that our protagonist has PTSD.) What I am the audience for are the extras. But more on that later. This […]

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The Lost City

Out now on Blu-ray is The Lost City, an adventure comedy starring Sandra Bullock as a successful romance novel author trying to stay relevant in a TikTok world. She’s also an academic, and Abigail Fairfax (played by Daniel Radcliffe) wants her knowledge of the ancient civilization she used as background for her latest book. He kidnaps her to find the Crown of Fire, a lost artifact in a tomb of a lost city. Channing Tatum is her cover model, who […]

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BBC Sherlock Gets New Licensed Product

I am a huge fan of both Sherlock Holmes and the BBC Sherlock TV series. (Those two things don’t always go together.) As a fan of the latter, I have, of course, wondered if the show was really done. It’s been 12 years since it debuted, five years since the final episode of season 4 (the last so far) aired. Both Benedict Cumberbatch, who starred as Sherlock Holmes, and Mark Gatiss, co-creator, writer, and Mycroft Holmes actor, have recently been […]

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Head of the Class: The Complete Fourth Season

I’m thrilled that Warner Archive has been releasing this late 1980s sitcom to DVD. I always liked this show, as I was labeled a “gifted and talented” student in my school days. (Don’t know what to do with smart kids who get bored easily? Give them more work.) It’s about an honors history class in a New York City high school, taught by aspiring actor Charlie Moore (Howard Hesseman). I enjoyed this sitcom, both then and now. Out this coming […]

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