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‘Avengers: Endgame’ at Home

Yesterday was the day Avengers: Endgame arrived on Blu-Ray in the United States and, because I had preordered it months ago, I walked into my local Best Buy and got my Limited Edition Steelbook copy of the film with a HUGE smile on my face. When I got home I entered in my digital code, sat down with my little sister at my side and the speakers ready to loudly project the film into my ears, and watched Avengers: Endgame.

The greatest surprise I had about the movie was how unexpectedly short it felt. The movie is three hours long and yet it feels like the shortest 3-hour movie that I have ever seen. The story flys by with brilliant efficiency and next thing you know you reach the film’s tantalizing conclusion which, once again, made me cry like a baby. I don’t know what it is about that final battle that gets to my emotions so hard. Maybe it’s an instinctive reflex of unbridled joy at seeing so many of my favorite superheroes all coalesced into one EPIC battle of the ages. Every hero gets a highlight, every MCU hero that you love dons the screen, every hero is there! It’s unprecedented. Nothing like it has ever been achieved and it just…gosh, it messes me up. Continue reading ‘Avengers: Endgame’ at Home

I’m So Excited to Get ‘Avengers: Endgame’ on BluRay Tomorrow!

Avengers: Endgame is coming out on BluRay here in the states tomorrow and I honestly couldn’t be more excited. I’ve been getting myself pumped for the past few days, watching a marathon of sorts in preparation for the big finale. I started with Avengers: Age of Ultron, then dabbled over to the Guardians of the Galaxy, followed by a mystical journey into Doctor Strange territory before taking a galactic adventure with Thor: Ragnarok that finally concluded with the chilling Infinity War. It was fun, to say the least, and now I’m ready to see the film that is now the highest-grossing film of all time.

I will have the chance to watch all of my favorite scenes over and over and over again. I’ll be able to dive headfirst into the behind-the-scenes content. I’m particularly excited to listen to the commentary which should be a feast full of riveting info. And I can’t wait to own what is the final step in what has been a fascinating 11-year journey.

Like I said before, I’m excited!

‘Aquaman’ At Home

Aquaman came out on Blu-Ray today and after thoroughly enjoying my experience last Christmas I was definitely determined to relive that experience as often as possible. Hence, I bought the Blu-Ray. And I was pleasantly surprised.

While the home experience is nothing like the grandeur of the movie theaters it’s still pretty fantastic. The sound is great, the wow factor of the movie’s more beautiful moments are eye-popping and totally enjoyable on the television screen, and it was just as fun as I remembered.

Is Aquaman the best movie ever made? *chuckles* Definitely not, but it is a fun film with plenty of smile-inducing and extremely pleasing moments.

Now, after seeing the movie a second time there is one blaring mishap of the movie and that is its music. Superhero movies aren’t known for having the best musical scores ever composed but Aquaman‘s score is borderline horrendous.

Every action scene has music that’s grand but falls flat, the emotional moments are accompanied with a cliché piano or something kind of sappy like that, and the songs made for the film could definitely be better, but beyond that this movie is pretty fun.

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‘Mission: Impossible-Fallout’: A Blu-Ray Review

I love good movies. Good movies can turn a dreary day into a wonderful day. Good movies expand the mind and make you think. Good movies can change the way you perceive things or send an impactful message that you can retain for your own personal life. And good movies are just plain fun to watch. Mission: Impossible-Fallout is more than a good movie. It’s a GREAT movie. One of the best I’ve ever seen. And so imagine my excitement when I finally got to own it last Tuesday on Blu-Ray. I couldn’t wait to revisit all of my favorite scenes and be reminded why I love the movie so much. Since obtaining it a week ago I have watched it every evening because I just can’t seem to get enough of it. But most of the times when you get a movie the behind-the-scenes features are subpar and even, at times, highly underwhelming. Mission: Impossible-Fallout is the exact opposite!

This film is not only a blast to watch but the behind-the-scenes features are utterly phenomenal as well. In fact, I haven’t even tipped the iceberg of the featurettes yet, that’s how incredible.

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The Blu-Ray I got was the Steelbook version which you can only find at Best Buy. It comes with three disks; one regular disc, a Blu-Ray disc which contains not only the film but three! different commentaries (have you ever heard of three commentaries for one movie?!) and there is, of course, a disc which consists of all of the behind-the-scenes featurettes. And, don’t forget, it comes with a Digital code as well so you can take this movie anywhere with you, whether you’re on a long flight or having a cross-country road trip.

I’ve gotten a lot of DVDs in my time and up to this point my favorite behind-the-scenes featurettes has belonged to The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (those featurettes were AMAZING) and The Force Awakens (which is also incredible.) I never thought there would be another movie that could join these two films’ ranks in the Blu-Ray department but I’m very glad to say Mission: Impossible-Fallout did not disappoint in the slightest.

How would I rank this Blu-Ray? 100 out of a 100 and 5 out of 5 stars. It’s fantastic just like the movie and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoyed this film. It’s a definite must-have.

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‘Mission: Impossible-Fallout’ At Home

The last time I watched Mission: Impossible-Fallout was in a movie theater in IMAX. It was awesome! But yesterday I bought it on Blu-Ray and was definitely a bit skeptical about whether it would be as enjoyable as I remembered. Spoiler Alert; it was.

This movie is so incredibly good that whether you see at home or in the movie theaters it still provides the same wide-eyed glee on any television in any format. I was relieved of this fact.

Another thing that I thoroughly enjoyed about the Blu-Ray was its sound quality. A lot of times I buy movies and on my normal sound system, it sounds pretty awful. The quieter parts are very silent, forcing me to turn the volume way up, and the loud parts are really loud, forcing me to have to hurry up and turn the volume down. It can be quite exasperating. This Blu-Ray doesn’t provide that annoyance and I am thrilled.

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If you didn’t manage to get to see Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible-Fallout earlier this year I highly recommend you to check it out. It is literally the best action movie I have ever watched, by a mile. Its action is stellar, the suspense is top notch, the music is phenomenal, Christopher Mcquarrie’s directorial vision is breathtaking, yeah, it’s a perfect movie.

I figured that on my second viewing it wouldn’t be as incredible as the last time I watched it but it was actually even better! In time for the Christmas season, this would be a GREAT gift for any action movie fanatic.

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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ At Home

I was lucky enough to watch Solo in the movies back in early June and while I thought I wasn’t going to enjoy it turns out it was one of the greatest surprises of the year. But how was it going to hold up at home? I’m glad to report to you that it is just as fun to watch at home as it was in the movie theaters.

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Solo is easily one of the greatest Star Wars movies ever made with its unique western style and its adventurous tone. Alden Ehrenreich nails the role of Han Solo to the point that I never once miss Harrison Ford while watching the film. The action scenes are superbly crafted and choreographed. And the inevitable bromance between Chewbacca and Han is a thing of fairy tales.

For all of its behind-the-scenes flaws and shakeups the film turned out to be a complete delight with nary a mistake woven into the story. All of the actors fit superbly into their roles. No scene feels disjointed or out of place. And the end of the film screams for a sequel that, unfortunately, will probably never happen, which is a huge bummer.

All in all, I hoped that Solo would end up being as enjoyable as it was the first time I watched it and I’m glad to say that it was. If you haven’t seen this movie and are skeptical about its chances of being fun to watch I highly advise you to check it out. It honestly is worth the watch without all of the tiresome dialogue that hindered The Last Jedi‘s popularity.

Solo is a good old-fashioned Star Wars adventure and it has definitely rekindled my love for the franchise.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day. May the Force be with you.