Bad Boys and Bad Boys II now on Blu-ray

Number of discs: 2
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: November 10, 2015

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates a momentous milestone for a wildly popular and influential action franchise with the release of BAD BOYS I & II: 20th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION on Blu-ray and Digital HD 

Review: How can it possibly be 20 years since this came out?! We have seen both careers, of Smith and Lawrence, excel since then but it sort of all goes back to this. These are both iconic must haves for fans of the genre and movie collectors. Both films are fully remastered and this is the first time they have been offered p on Blu-ray. also included is the Digital HD version. You can get both now in this handy 2-pack collection

BAD BOYS Synopsis:
From director Michael Bay (Transformers) comes a thrill ride of explosive action from beginning to end. One hundred million dollars’ worth of confiscated drugs has just been jacked from police custody. Once the career bust of Detectives Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence), the missing drugs now threaten to shut down the Narcotics Division of the Miami Police Department. When the drug investigation turns deadly, the murderers kidnap the only witness, a beautiful police informant (Téa Leoni) and close friend of the boys. Experience all of the humor, thrills and action like never before with this 20th anniversary edition – now fully remastered in 4K.

BAD BOYS has a run time of approximately 118 minutes and is rated R for intense violent action and pervasive strong language.

BAD BOYS Bonus Features Include:
§  Commentary by Director Michael Bay
§  “The Boom And The Bang Of Bad Boys” Featurette
§  Three Music Videos
§  Original Theatrical Trailers

BAD BOYS II Synopsis:
Fully remastered in 4K and for the first time on Blu-ray! Hang on for maximum mayhem, full-on fun and the wildest chase scenes ever put on film! The action and comedy never stop when superstars Martin Lawrence and Will Smith reunite as out-of-control trash-talking buddy cops. Bullets fly, cars crash, and laughs explode as they pursue a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of Cuba. But the real fireworks result when Lawrence discovers that playboy Smith is secretly romancing his sexy sister, Gabrielle Union (Bring It On). Director Michael Bay (Transformers) and producer Jerry Bruckheimer (The Pirates of the Caribbean) deliver a high-speed, high-octane blockbuster that will blow you away!

BAD BOYS II has a run time of approximately 147 minutes and is rated R for strong violence and action, pervasive language, sexuality and drug content.

BAD BOYS II Bonus Features Include:
§  Deleted Scenes
§  Production Diaries
§  Stunts and Visual Effects Featurette
§  Jay Z "La-la-la" Music Video
§  Sequence Breakdowns
§  Original Theatrical Trailers


Fire City: End Of Days - Review

101 min  |  Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Review - Rusty Ryan

**Now on DVD/DIGITAL**

Synopsis: Vine, a disillusioned demon, secretly lives with others of his kind in the world of humans sustained by their misery.

ReviewFire City: End Of Days is a film about demons hiding in plain sight among us regular folk, while feeding our emotions and occasionally our blood.  It plays out as quite the interesting mess. Fire City is an imaginative and visually appealing film but the confusing story line might make it a tough movie to dig into. 

Labeling this genre bender is challenging. Does anyone know if there is a cinema category for a “Demon Horror Drama”?

In simple terms, this is a dramatic story of a disillusioned demon that finds his nature conflicted because of his concerns for humanity.  And he ultimately must choose between the two. We, as viewers, can see the true form of the demons but to the humans in the film the demons look like regular people. On the surface this sounds like a great premise. But the execution is jarring, confusing and contradictory.  Much of the confusion comes by showing the demons with their intricate facial makeup/prosthetics in ordinary everyday situations. Many of these demons are scary in appearance but it’s strange having these fantastic looking creatures talking on a cell phone or sitting in front of a computer. Something just does not click.

The imaginative creature makeup is reminiscent of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed or the Richard Stanley/John Frankenheimer version of Island of Dr. Moreau. The director, Tom Woodruff Jr. is a masterfully accomplished special effects wizard. His mouth watering credits include The Terminator, Aliens, The X Files, The Monster Squad, Starship Troopers, and EVP: Alien vs. Predator. This is his directorial feature film debut. He has previously directed some shorts including a related nine minute short called Fire City: King of Miseries.

In short, Fire City comes across as a good episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Angel. The acting is acceptable and the demon makeup is worth a look. Don’t look for any deep hidden insight into human relationships or demon relationships for that matter.

2 out of 5 stars.



New York (October 27, 2015) - The producers of Matilda the Musical, La Cage aux Folles, and Sundance hits Mother of George and Blue Caprice are proud to present EASTER MYSTERIES, a modern reimagining of two medieval mystery plays that was performed at Hunter College last week and filmed for a theatrical release next March. The music, libretto and lyrics are by John O’Boyle, a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, and the motion picture is directed by Danny Goldstein (Godspell, Tamar of The River) with Musical Arrangements and Music Direction by Milton Granger (Mary Poppins).

EASTER MYSTERIES reinterprets iconic figures in human terms – ordinary people with hopes, dreams and fears, uncertain of what lies ahead. Using the universal themes of death and Resurrection and love vs. betrayal, the passion play moves through Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem, the Last Supper, his arrest, Peter’s struggle with faith, and Jesus’ death, followed by the sightings of Jesus after his burial, Peter’s reconciliation of faith, and Jesus’ reappearance and Ascension. All begin a journey with certain expectations, only to find something very different from what they anticipated.
“Entering into the mystery of the Passion is something millions of people try to do every Easter season,” explained O’Boyle. “Participating in that mystery with a fresh and compelling angle of vision—and in a cinematic setting—seems a worthy goal.”

The array of leading lights that make up the cast includes Wallace Smith (Les Miserables, Rocky, Godspell) as Jesus, Tony Award nominee Phillip Boykin (Porgy and Bess, On the Town) as Caiaphas, Erin Davie (Side Show, Grey Gardens, Drood) as Mary, Kevin Early (A Tale of Two Cities, Thoroughly Modern Millie) as Peter, and Stephen Lee Anderson (Spiderman, Wicked, Fiddler on the Roof) as Herod. Aside from the classic biblical story, the show emphasizes faith in one’s own abilities and the power to overcome personal struggles.

O’Boyle’s fellow producer, three-time Tony Award winner Ron Simons of New York-based SimonSays Entertainment (Gin Game, A Gentleman's Guide, Porgy and Bess), called the Hunter College performance and filming “a tribute to the power in believing in something bigger than oneself.”

“The music is the wondrous connective tissue that brings this production to a remarkable level,” added director Goldstein. “Easter Mysteries is a great combination of humor, humanity and heartwarming family entertainment that offers modern day appeal to the greatest story ever told.”
The filmed presentation of the rousing oratorio will take place in 22 cities across the U.S. in March of 2016. For more information visit online at www.facebook.com/EasterMysteriesFilm.