Hailey Salyers

9

Amazing

SING 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD Special Edition

“From Illumination, the studio that brought you The Secret Life of Pets and the Despicable Me franchise, comes an animated comedy about finding the music that lives inside all of us. SING stars Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey as Buster Moon, an eternally optimistic koala who puts on the world’s greatest singing competition to save his crumbling theater; Academy Award winner Reese Withersp...[Read More]

9

Amazing

Moana (Blu-ray and DVD)

With the release of Moana on Blu-ray and DVD this week, let’s take a look at the plot, the quality of the release, and the many (many) bonus features included on the Blu-ray disc. Throughout this review, you’ll also find a few behind-the-scenes clips that you can view right here. Official Description “From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, an epic adventure about a spirited teen who sets ...[Read More]

7.4

Good

Trolls

DreamWorks Official Description: “The colorful, richly textured Troll Village is full of optimistic Trolls, who are always ready to sing, dance and party. When the comically pessimistic Bergens invade, Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious, curmudgeonly Branch (Justin Timberlake) set off on an epic journey to rescue her friends. Their mission is full of adven...[Read More]

7.5

Good

The Birth of a Nation

Official Synopsis “Set against the antebellum South, The Birth of a Nation follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities, against himself and his fellow slaves, Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his peop...[Read More]

8.3

Great

Resident Evil: Afterlife (4K + HDR)

With Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in theaters this weekend, let’s take a look at an earlier entry in the series. Re-released in 4K Ultra HD, Resident Evil: Afterlife tells the fourth part of Alice’s mission to bring down the corrupted Umbrella Corporation. Afterlife is loosely based on Capcom’s Resident Evil 5 video game and was the first movie of the series filmed for a 3D release. (Fair warn...[Read More]

7.8

Good

The Light Between Oceans

Official Synopsis “Lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) and radiant, spirited Isabel (Alicia Vikander) live together in married bliss on a remote, rugged island off the coast of Australia. But their windswept world is turned upside down when Isabel learns that she’s unable to bear a child. One day, a drifting lifeboat washes ashore with a crying baby in it. The dilemma the couple ...[Read More]

8.5

Great

50 Years of Star Trek

Thanks to some old VHS tapes kept in meticulous condition by my grandfather, I’ve been a “Trekkie” since the third grade. I had high hopes for History’s documentary, 50 Years of Star Trek, and I was not disappointed. Overview Narrated by Joe Sanfelippo, History (formerly known as The History Channel) presents a documentary that takes a look at the past, present, and future of the Star Trek franchi...[Read More]

7

Good

Storks

Warner Brothers’ latest film explores the idea that storks no longer deliver babies. When a workplace accident leaves the flock with one last baby, two employees must find a way to deliver the baby to its new family. Directed by Nicholas Stoller (also the writer) and Doug Sweetland, the movie features the voices of Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Keegan-Mic...[Read More]

6.5

Fair

31

“In Hell, everybody loves popcorn.” That is a direct quote from Rob Zombie’s latest film, 31, and how that quote makes you feel is probably how the entire movie will make you feel. So, if you laughed – great, enjoy the film! But if you shook your head and groaned . . . well . . . you’ve been warned. Written and directed by Rob Zombie, the film reunites many of his reg...[Read More]

Brain Games: Season 7

Returning for its seventh season, National Geographic’s Brain Games kicks off with an hour long special set in London. The episode “introduces” viewers to their own brains while taking them on a tour of the city. In the five remaining episodes, host Jason Silva (returning for his sixth season) takes viewers across America with episodes set in places like New Orleans, Colorado, and the New Jersey S...[Read More]