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Blu-ray Reviews: 'Flatliners' / 'Last Action Hero' / 'Anaconda' / 'Donnie Brasco' / 'Gridiron Gang'

8/8/2014 10:00am EDT
Mill Creek
Classics hitting Blu-ray – we’re review ready! We’re checking out five of the latest in old school flicks now on Blu-ray from Mill Creek Home Entertainment. Up for discussion – "Flatliners," "Anaconda," "Donnie Brasco," "Gridiron Gang" and "Last Action Hero."

Title: "Flatliners"

Grade: 4

Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon

Director: Joel Schumacher

Rating: R

Runtime: 114 minutes

Definitely one of the coolest flicks of 1990, Joel Schumacher hit his stylistic stride with "Flatliners." Not to mention that the premise is original (let’s die to see what comes ...

Mo McRae: From 'Gridiron Gang' to 'Sons of Anarchy'

10/16/2012 11:15am EDT
Mo McRae
Mo McRae knows how to handle himself amongst heavyweights. He's gone from standing next to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the film Gridiron Gang to joining the One-Niners as Tyler on FX's Sons of Anarchy. But don't let the filmography fool you: he's only a tough guy on-screen - off of it, he's a pleasure to be around. So who's the real Mo McRae?

His story began at a young age. "It started in high school," he said of when he developed his interest in acting. "I played basketball in high school and pretty serious about that [but] we had a pretty good drama department at my high school a...

10 Football Films To Get You Ready For Opening Weekend

9/6/2012 2:07pm EDT
Remember The Titans
Football's opening game may have been Wednesday night, when the Dallas Cowboys beat the New York Giants, but the real opening event will be this weekend when the NFL debuts with a full slate of Sunday games. If you aren't excited yet, check your pulse - and watch these 10 Football Films.

Remember The Titans: Although this Disney production plays it safe for the most part, it's still an inspiring and dramatic tale of a real African American coach (Denzel Washington) who was hired at a desegregated school in Virginia in the 1971. There's some good football action mixed in there, as well.


'The X-Files: I Want To Believe'; On DVD & Blu-ray Dec. 2

11/13/2008 7:00pm EST
The X-Files: I Want To Believe
The truth is finally out there on DVD and Blu-ray! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents The X-Files: I Want To Believe, a gripping feature film based on the global phenomenon that descends onto DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) on December 2nd.

Marking the Studio's first foray into BD-Live, The X-Files: I Want To Believe BD release takes full advantage of the high-def format's "web-enhanced" functionality with exclusive features, games, additional content and connectivity to other BD-Live users and X-Files fans nationwide. "The X-Files Dossier" allows BD-Live connected users to c...

Denzel Washington Directs And Stars In 'The Great Debaters,' On DVD May 13

4/17/2008 6:00am EDT
The Great Debaters
Inspired by a true story and "one of the year's best films" (Chicago Sun-Times), The Great Debaters is a touching and heartfelt drama about the power of words, fighting its way onto DVD May 13 as a two-disc collector's edition from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company.

Two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington (American Gangster) directs and leads an ensemble cast with "strong, emotionally grounded performances" (New York Times) including Oscar winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King Of Scotland), Kimberly Elise (Diary of a Mad Black Woman), Jurnee Smollett (Gridiron Gang, B...

15 Football Films Worth Watching

1/28/2008 12:14pm EST
We Are Marshall
This is a bittersweet time of year for all football fans - the season is over, and the Super Bowl peaks over the horizon. Then comes the pain of football withdrawal. What will we do on Sunday afternoons and Monday nights? We've compiled a list of movies that we hope will ease the misery.

Some football films have rousing, rough-and-tumble-scream-at-the-TV football action. This is the "Football Factor." They're just like watching a game with two great defenses. Others have an interesting football story. This is the "Heart Factor." Often there are a lot of both factors in each movie. Her...

New Movies on DVD, Jan. 16

1/16/2007 8:00am EST
Employee of the Month
In Employee of the Month, two slackers at Costco change their tune when they discover the store hottie (Jessica Simpson) will date the employee of the month. Also on DVD: Gridiron Gang and Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.

'Jackass: Number 2' Is Number 1

9/25/2006 8:49am EDT
Jackass Number 2
America's favorite pranksters, the Jackass crew, are back at the top of the U.S. box office thanks to an amazing $28.1 million opening-weekend take. The crazy combo's Jackass sequel, Jackass: Number Two, easily beat the competition.

Martial arts star Jet Li's new film Fearless opened at $10.5 million, and last week's top film Gridiron Gang, slipped to number three on the new box office chart with $9.7 million. Meanwhile, period drama Flyboys debuted at number four with $6 million.

Opening September 15: Gridiron Gang

9/13/2006 4:30pm EDT
The true story of the football team that proved sometimes second chances can make a difference comes to the screen in director Phil Joanou's tale of self-respect and social responsibility on the gridiron. Continue summary...

Starring: The Rock, Xzibit, Kevin Dunn, Leon Rippy, Brandon Smith

Fall 2006 Movie Preview: Action Flicks

8/15/2006 12:03pm EDT
Dead or Alive makes it to the big screen
The best-selling video game Dead or Alive has an interesting feature: you can stop the female characters’ breasts from bouncing if they are too distracting. On Sept. 8, legendary Hong Kong action director and choreographer Corey Yuen brings DOA: Dead or Alive to the big screen in a martial arts extravaganza. The female cast includes Devon Aoki, Sarah Carter, Jaime Pressly, and Holly Valance.

Gridiron Gang (Sept. 15) is an inspirational story about teenagers at a juvenile detention center who gain confidence by playing football. This real-life story has Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and X...

Sony Pictures Surpasses $1 Billion in Box Office Dollars

8/9/2006 2:59pm EDT
Talladega Nights
Sony Pictures Entertainment has surpassed the $1 billion mark in box office receipts for calendar year 2006, making it the fifth year in a row the studio has reached that milestone at the box office.

The announcement was made by Jeff Blake, Chairman of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group and Vice-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Contributing to the success of the 2006 slate are eight number-one films: Columbia Pictures' The Da Vinci Code, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Click, RV, and Pink Panther; Screen Gems' Un...