‘Jesus of Nazareth’ Blu-ray Review



jesusofnazarethbdJESUS OF NAZARETH

(not rated)
MOVIE: *** (out of 5)
BLU-RAY EXPERIENCE: ** (out of 5)

STARRING
Robert Powell as JESUS CHRIST
Anne Bancroft as MARY MAGDALENE
Ernest Borgnine as THE CENTURION
James Farentino as SIMON PETER
Ian McShane as JUDAS ISCARIOT
Christopher Plummer as HEROD ANTIPAS
Olivia Hussey as VIRGIN MARY
Michael York as JOHN THE BAPTIST
James Mason as JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA
Laurence Olivier as NICODEMUS
Anthony Quinn as CAIAPHAS
Rod Steiger as PONTIUS PILATE

Studio: Shout Factory

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli
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‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Movie Review



batmanvsupermanBATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
(PG-13)
**** (out of 5)

March 25, 2016

STARRING
Ben Affleck as BRUCE WAYNE / BATMAN
Henry Cavill as CLARK KENT / SUPERMAN
Amy Adams as LOIS LANE
Jesse Eisenberg as LEX LUTHOR
Diane Lane as MARTHA KENT
Laurence Fishburne as PERRY WHITE
Jeremy Irons as ALFRED
Holly Hunter as SENATOR FINCH
Gal Gadot as DIANA PRINCE / WONDER WOMAN
Scoot McNairy as WALLACE KEEFE

Studio: Warner Bros.

Directed by: Zack Snyder
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Episode 466 – Fatman v. Superfat

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This Week: Kevin kicks off the summer movie blockbuster season early with a look at the highly-anticipated Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Of course, first, he takes a look at some news and the Trailer Park. Later, along with the superhero smackdown, he reviews My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Creative Control, The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows, Embrace of the Serpent and Baskin. Later, he looks at the potential box office success of this week’s showdown and then offers some selections for the home cinema round-up!


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‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ Blu-ray Review



mockingjay2bdTHE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2

(PG-13)
MOVIE: ** (out of 5)
BLU-RAY EXPERIENCE: *** (out of 5)

STARRING
Jennifer Lawrence as KATNISS EVERDEEN
Josh Hutcherson as PEETA MELLARK
Liam Hemsworth as GALE HAWTHORNE
Woody Harrelson as HAYMITCH ABERNATHY
Donald Sutherland as PRESIDENT SNOW
Philip Seymour Hoffman as PLUTARCH HEAVENSBEE
Julianne Moore as PRESIDENT ALMA COIN

Studio: Lionsgate

Directed by: Francis Lawrence
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Episode 465 – People Are Dumb, People Are Smart

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This Week: Kevin offers a bit of love for the Indiana Jones franchise and welcomes the new installment. He also gives additional analysis of the Screening Room business plan, now that major directors are coming out in favor of or against it. Then, he dives into this week’s slate of films, including The Divergent Series: Allegiant, Miracles from Heaven, The Bronze, The Wave and Hello, My Name Is Doris. Later, he offers some harsh box office truths and offers some explosive home cinema recommendations.


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‘Invasion U.S.A.’ Blu-ray Review



invasionusabdINVASION U.S.A.

(R)
MOVIE: ***1/2 (out of 5)
BLU-RAY EXPERIENCE: *** (out of 5)

STARRING
Chuck Norris as MATT HUNTER
Richard Lynch as MIKHAIL ROSTOV
Melissa Prophet as MCGUIRE
Alexander Zale as NIKKO
Alex Colon as THOMAS
Eddie Jones as CASSIDY
Jon DeVries as JOHNSTON
James O’Sullivan as HARPER
Billy Drago as MICKEY

Studio: Shout Factory

Directed by: Joesph Zito
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‘Braddock: Missing in Action III’ Blu-ray Review



braddockbdBRADDOCK: MISSING IN ACTION III

(R)
MOVIE: *** (out of 5)
BLU-RAY EXPERIENCE: * (out of 5)

STARRING
Chuck Norris as COL. JAMES BRADDOCK
Aki Aleong as GEN QUOC
Roland Harrah III as VAN TAN CANG
Miki Kim as LIN TANG CAN
Yehuda Efroni as REV. POLANSKI
Ron Barker as MIK
Floyd Levine as GEN DUNCAN
Jack Rader as LITTLEJOHN
Melinda Betron as THUY

Studio: Shout Factory

Directed by: Aaron Norris
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Episode 464 – Low-Brow Elitist

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This Week: Kevin takes a new look at another proposed on-demand viewing option and why it probably won’t work. Later, he reviews the new films 10 Cloverfield Lane and The Brothers Grimsby before examining the smaller releases of The Final Project and Boom BUST Boom. Later, he takes a look at the Blu-ray release of Syfy’s Childhood’s End, offers some box office predictions and his home cinema options, all to the 10 Cloverfield Lane score by Bear McCreary.


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Episode 463 – I’ve Never Had a Runner’s High

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This Week: As spring is bearing down on the world, Kevin takes a look at some of the early movie options in the theaters, including Zootopia, London Has Fallen, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, The Other Side of the Door and The Boy and the Beast. He also sounds off not just about the new Ghostbusters trailer but also his reaction to last weekend’s Oscars ceremony. Later, he rattles off some box office predictions as well as some home cinema options, all to the 80s score of the Eddie the Eagle score by Matthew Margeson.


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Episode 462 – The Big, Fat Oscar Special 2016

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This Week: It’s Oscar weekend in the Magical Studio in the Sky, so Kevin hunkers down and prepares his awards ballot for big wins on Sunday night. He, of course, covers some news and breaking trailers before launching into limited reviews of Gods of Egypt, Triple 9 and Eddie the Eagle. Finally, he answers a listener question, offers some box office wisdom and takes a look at the films available in the home cinema this week.


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Cinema @ Home – Feabruary 23, 2016

This week’s suggestions of new content on Blu-ray, DVD and streaming for maximum home viewing enjoyment.

Be sure to listen live each Tuesday morning on 700 WLW, when Kevin gives his top recommendations to Mike McConnell.

Also, tune in each week to the Fat Guys at the Movies radio program to hear Kevin talk about the top recommendations for home cinema for the week.

TOP PICK


The Good Dinosaur
Rated PG
Studio: Pixar
Formats available: 3D BD, BD, DVD, VOD
This charming Pixar movie got a bit of a bum rap from critics this past fall for not being as Pixar as other studio releases, but it’s still a sweet tale of a dinosaur in an alternate history who befriends a feral child and together must find their way home. Bonus features include commentary, deleted scenes, new animated bits with the characters from the film as well as several behind-the-scenes featurettes about the production of of the film and working at Pixar.
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‘Risen’ Movie Review



risenRISEN
(PG-13)
***1/2 (out of 5)

February 19, 2016

STARRING
Joseph Fiennes as CLAVIUS
Tom Felton as LUCIUS
Peter Firth as PILATE
Cliff Curtis as YESHUA
Maria Botto as MARY MAGDALENE
Luis Callejo as JOSES
Antonio Gil as JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA
Richard Atwill as POLYBIUS
Stewart Scudamore as PETER

Studio: Sony

Directed by: Kevin Reynolds
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‘The Witch’ Movie Review



thewitchTHE WITCH
(R)
**** (out of 5)

February 19, 2016

STARRING
Anya Taylor-Joy as THOMASIN
Ralph Ineson as WILLIAM
Kate Dickie as KATHERINE
Harvey Scrimshaw as CALEB
Ellie Grainger as MERCY
Lucas Dawson as JONAS
Bathsheba Garnett as THE WITCH

Studio: A24

Directed by: Robert Eggers
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