New ‘NOVA’ Episode Taking Audiences On Interstellar Journey Of Discovery Next Month

Courtesy: PBS/PBS Distribution By Philip Sayblack 2015 was a major year in the world of space exploration. It was in this year, that the New Horizons spacecraft gave humans their very first clear look at Pluto.  The pictures revealed a world completely unexpected, full of icy mountains and plains of frozen methane and nitrogen. When it completed that mission, its overall mission was not yet over. ...

February 17th, 2019

PBS Examines Apollo 8 Mission With New Episode Of ‘NOVA’

Courtesy: PBS/PBS Distribution By Philip Sayblack PBS Distribution is taking audiences into space again next month with a new episode of its hit science-based series NOVA. NOVA: Apollo’s Daring Mission is scheduled for release on March 19 on DVD.  The story on this episode follows the events of the Apollo 8 flight, the first of the Apollo missions that took a man to the moon. The mission came...

February 17th, 2019

Shout! Factory Adding ‘Legally Blonde’ Franchise To Its Shout! Select Series

Courtesy: Shout! Factory By Philip Sayblack MGM’s hit Legally Blonde movie franchise is coming to Blu-ray. The Legally Blonde Collection is scheduled for release Feb. 26 exclusively on Blu-ray through Shout! Factory.  The two-movie collection is part of Shout! Factory’s Shout! Select series.  Pre-orders are open now through Shout! Factory’s store and via Amazon. In the first of the set’s...

February 17th, 2019

Shout! Factory Adds Martial Arts Movie Trilogy To Its Shout! Select Series

Courtesy: Shout! Factory By Philip Sayblack Shout! Factory is releasing a classic action movie franchise on Blu-ray next month. The Street Fighter Collection is scheduled for release on Blu-ray on March 26.  The set features all three movies in the franchise complete with uncut versions, new 2K scans of the movies and a variety of bonus features. The Street Fighter franchise centers on martial arts...

February 17th, 2019

Sci-Fi Purists Will “Dig” Shout! Factory’s BD Re-Issue Of ‘The Mole People’

Courtesy: Shout! Factory By Philip Sayblack Forbidden Planet. Invasion of the Body Snatchers.  Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers.  Each of these movies is considered to be a timeless sci-fi cinematic work.  Each movie was also released in 1956 – obviously a good year for the sci-fi industry.  That year also saw the release of Godzilla, King of the Monsters, World Without Endand the equally beloved The...

February 16th, 2019

PBS Distribution Releases ‘AmEx: The Swamp’ Tuesday

Courtesy: PBS/PBS Distribution By Philip Sayblack PBS Distribution is releasing another episode of its history-based series American Experience on DVD this week. American Experience: The Swamp is set for release on Tuesday.  Based partially on author Michael Grunwald’s book The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida and the Politics of Paradise, this episode tells the history of the national park and...

February 11th, 2019

Time Life’s Robin Williams Profile Is A “Genius” Tribute To A Legendary Entertainer

By Philip Sayblack Courtesy: Time Life Robin Williams is one of the greatest figures in the modern history of entertainment.  From his early career in the 70s in San Francisco to his later years, Williams offered smiles, laughs and even deep emotional feelings to audiences around the world.  That is why his death in 2014 is one of the greatest losses that the world has ever suffered.  Finding a...

February 10th, 2019

Universal’s Latest ‘Johnny English’ Entry Is Another Fun Entry To The Series

Courtesy: Universal Pictures By Philip Sayblack Spy flicks are big business for Hollywood.  Ever since the very first introduction of James Bond way back in 1962 in Dr. No, the spy genre has proven to be a cash cow for every one of Hollywood’s major studios.  From the mainstream Bond flicks to their multitude of spoofs (and even the absolutely horrible rip-offs from the small-time studios), it...

February 3rd, 2019

Shout! Factory’s ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ Re-Issue Is Anything But Rotten

Courtesy: MGM/Shout! Factory By Philip Sayblack Later this spring, MGM Studios is going to release a not-so-new movie to theaters titled The Hustle.  The movie, which stars the trio of Rebel Wilson, Anne Hathaway and Alex Sharp, is nothing more than a re-imagining of the same studio’s timeless 1988 comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which saw the great Michael Caine and Steve Martin joined by Glenne...

January 27th, 2019

Disney’s ‘Nutcracker’ Adaptation Fails To Live Up To The Legacy Of Its Source Material

Courtesy: Walt Disney Studios By Philip Sayblack More than two centuries ago, famed composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky first premiered his now beloved musical work, “The Nutcracker.” In the almost 220 years since it first premiered, it has been adapted into the famed ballet “The Nutcracker Suite” and countless other adaptations on the big and small screen.  Some have been okay while others,...

January 26th, 2019