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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The Batman Complete Series on Blu-ray Today

The Batman was a cartoon show that ran five seasons from 2004-2008, first on Kids’ WB, then the Cartoon Network. I’m talking about it like an encyclopedia because I’ve never seen it. (I’d quit watching cartoons for a while at that point in my life.) Now comes an easy way to remedy that. The Batman: The Complete Series is out today on Blu-ray (plus digital copies). All 65 episodes are accompanied by several extras. The premise of the series was […]

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The King’s Man

I was in the mood for a rip-roaring period adventure, particularly one starring Ralph Fiennes, so I accepted the offer of a free digital copy of The King’s Man. Unfortunately, the movie wound up being deadly dull. (I’d seen the first Kingsman in a sneak preview, when theaters did that, or I knew how to find them. I tried the second, but I couldn’t cope with the level of violence.) The Kingsman concept was never the strongest, but this one […]

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Catwoman: Hunted

The pitch for Catwoman: Hunted is that it’s anime-influenced, which apparently means a very adult body styled with an 8-year-old face, and minimal plot. There are four lengthy action sequences plus a seduction scene with implied nudity. That qualifies for a PG-13 rating for “violence, bloody images, and suggestive material.” (The studio sent me a review copy.) I was bored, as there is nothing original or interesting about this, and I found it a chore to sit though. Catwoman is […]

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America’s Greatest Otaku Found

Some amazing person has uploaded the episodes of America’s Greatest Otaku to the Internet Archive. This reality show was what Stu Levy did as an attempt to pivot Tokyopop from print to a “manga-lifestyle entertainment” company. It was filmed in 2010, aired in 2011, shortly before Levy, company founder, shut down the publishing side of the company. The publisher has since returned, albeit with plenty of people side-eyeing them. Anyway, enjoy a little slice of time capsule stupidity.

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Clifford the Big Red Dog

Paramount has made a semi-animated movie of Clifford the Big Red Dog, based on the character created by Norman Bridwell. It’s the story of a girl, Emily (Darby Camp), who adopts a startlingly colored puppy. Since she loves it so much, it grows to humongous size. I was interested in watching it mostly because the male lead is played by Jack Whitehall. When I was in London, I saw him on Graham Norton talking about making the movie, which is […]

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