Writer-director Alexis Gambis presents identity and personal journey through the lens of biology

Son of Monarchs will play in theaters beginning October 15th and stream exclusively on HBO Max November 2nd.

Son of Monarchs is an arresting and thoughtful, yet also somewhat difficult and inaccessible film analyzing one man’s personal and spiritual journey, as uniquely considered through the lens of biology.

Mendel (Tenoch…


New on VOD and DVD from Magnolia Pictures

First Date is new on VOD and DVD from Magnolia Pictures.

Teen protagonist Mike (Tyson Brown) is a hapless introvert who’s in love with his intimidating neighbor and childhood friend, Kelsey (Shelby Duclos). …


Chernobyl 1986 is new on VOD and screening theatrically in select markets, 9/24.

In April 1986, the USSR (now Ukraine) experienced one of the most horrific man-made disasters of all time, when Chernobyl’s Nuclear Power Plant’s #4 reactor exploded, irradiating the region and forcing the evacuation of the people populating the area, including the small but thriving city of Pripyat, now one of…


See how it fares against the prior 2011 Blu-ray from HD Cinema Classics! (Spoiler Alert: VERY WELL)

Lionsgate’s Vestron Video edition of Dementia 13 is new on Blu-ray this week . This article contains several comparisons which contrast Mill Creek’s earlier Blu-ray transfer with the new release from Arrow. The frames aren’t necessarily exact matches, but should give a solid indication of the visual differences.

Viewing tips…


The overdue solo film is a fitting sendoff that peels back some of the layers of the most mysterious Avenger

While some folks have experienced superhero fatigue from the ever-expanding and box-office-dominating Marvel Cinematic Universe, I’ve found it just keeps getting better. …


Available now digitally from Terror Films, the South African horror tale Tokoloshe: The Calling has the interesting premise of featuring a cryptid generally unknown to the west.

In researching the tokoloshe mythology (ie Googling for a few minutes), I found quite a wide spectrum of how it’s defined or what…


This mediocre mashup is the empty marketing ploy that A NEW LEGACY was cynically accused of being

Teen Titans Go! See Space Jam is a TV movie which premiered on Cartoon Network on June 20, 2021 to hype the coming of Space Jam: A New Legacy. It later released to digital platforms on July 27.

My kids (6 and 4) are big fans of both Teen Titans…


The stakes are raised in WB Animation’s new sequel to the excellent SCORPION’S REVENGE

Last year Warner Bros Animation surprised fans with an incredible new animated film in the vein of their successful DC Universe lineup. The framework of Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge approximated the same tournament as the original game and the 1995 Paul W. …


Arrow Video’s new edition of Brotherhood of Satan released this week . This article contains several comparisons which contrast Mill Creek’s earlier Blu-ray transfer with the new release from Arrow. The frames aren’t necessarily exact matches, but should give a solid indication of the visual differences.

Viewing tips: For gauging…


DUNE is back on Blu and new on 4K UHD. Here’s how it compares to the earlier Blu-ray edition

This article contains several comparisons which contrast Universal’s 2010 Blu-ray transfer with the new Arrow Video restoration. The frames aren’t necessarily exact matches, but should give a solid indication of the visual differences.

Please note that, as I don’t have the means to capture the 4K disc, the Blu-ray version…

Austin Vashaw

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