Film Reviews by Adam Long

Now in theaters:

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022) The latest in the seemingly never-ending franchise that began with Despicable Me features the voice talents of Steve Carrell and Julie Andrews. The plot apparently has something to do with the Gru character of the film’s title being invited to join a shadowy organization where it’s assumed that family friendly hilarity ensues.


New to Disc:


The label has a trio of TV movies on tap, each of which involve murderous insects in their respective plots. They are Terror Out of the Sky (1978) starring Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Dan Hagerty and Tovah Feldshuh; Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo (1977) starring Claude Akins Deborah Winters and Burt Remsen, and Ants (1977) starring Suzanne Somers, Lynda Day George and Robert Foxworth. Each individual release includes new commentaries.

Warner Brothers:

Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise in Edge Of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow (2014) The time travel hit from eight years ago starring Tom Cruise gets an ultra 4K UHD facelift this week in a release that retains previously issued extras.


Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) The indie hit from last spring starring Michelle Yeoh in which her character gets to explore alternate universes as part of the plot makes its disc debut with a few new extras.


The label has two previous releases getting the 4K UHD treatment this week. The titles are Oscar winning director Bong Joon-Ho’s Okja (2017) and Sophia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides (1999). Both releases retain the extras found on previous releases.


Downton Abby: A New Era (2022) The characters from the beloved series are thrust into the Jazz Age in this latest installment. The release includes a few new extras.


The Hunted (2003) William Friedkin’s tale of an FBI assassin who hunts humans for sport gets an HD upgrade this week.

MVD Releasing:

Miami Blues (1990) Alec Baldwin stars in this tale of a lawyer using his skills to obtain great wealth in questionable ways. The release contains a few new extras.


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