March 5, 2015

The Marine 4: Moving Target on Blu-ray and DVD April 21st

Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced they will release The Marine 4: Moving Target to Blu-ray and DVD on April 21, 2015. The film stars WWE Superstar Mike "The Miz" Mizannin and WWE Diva Summer Rae. The Blu-ray specs are set to be 1080p video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track for audio. Below are the official details:


WWE Superstar Mike “The Miz” Mizanin is back as American hero Jake Carter in an all-new thrill-packed Marine adventure. Now in the private sector, Carter is assigned to protect a “high-value package” – a beautiful whistleblower trying to expose a corrupt military defense contractor. But a heavily armed team of mercenaries has been hired to kill her, along with anyone who gets in their way, and it’s going to take a fearless one-man fighting machine to stop them. Co-starring WWE Diva Summer Rae in her feature film debut, THE MARINE 4: MOVING TARGET is locked and loaded with explosive action from start to finish.

Both the Blu-ray and DVD include featurettes that take audiences behind-the-scenes of THE MARINE 4: MOVING TARGET and also offer a retrospective on the entire film franchise. “Firepower” focuses on the film’s intense gun battles to give fans a first-hand look at what goes into the making of these films. “The Franchise” retraces all of The Marine films with interviews and footage featuring the stars and key action scenes. Lastly, “Beauty is Dangerous” places focus on the ladies of THE MARINE 4: MOVING TARGET and how they can look so good while taking care of business!


* “Firepower” featurette
* “The Franchise” featurette
* “Beauty is Dangerous” featurette

Longmire: The Complete Third Season DVD Review


Last season, Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) and his deputies each braved a storm and did it nobly. But for every storm, there is an aftermath. After winning his heated re-election as Absaroka County sheriff against his ambitious deputy Branch Connally (Bailey Chase), Longmire faces a stampede of problems both personal and professional. Branch is mysteriously shot on “the Rez” by the White Warrior spirit of a dead man, while Longmire’s loyal friend Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond Phillips), is arrested in connection to the murder of Longmire’s wife’s killer. Longmire’s daughter, Cady (Cassidy Freeman), decides to take up Henry’s case and fight in court to clear Henry’s name. Meanwhile, his deputy Vic Moretti (Katee Sackhoff) sees the return of a stalker from her Philadelphia past. Longmire must navigate these taxing situations as he butts heads with tribal police, big money connections and longstanding enemies. With new cases and new enemies, Longmire: The Complete Third Season brings you Big Sky drama at its finest.


The third season of Longmire originally aired on A&E. The season was the best one yet for the modern western law show. Unfortunately A&E decided to pull the plug on the show but it has now been given new life with a pickup of a fourth and final season set to premiere on Netflix. The cast are so well worn into their roles that by this season they feel like real people and not just a character on a tv show. I would recommend checking out this excellent series. 9/10


Longmire: The Complete Third Season arrives on DVD with a 480i transfer in the aspect ratio of 1.78:1 - The show looks fantastic on these quality transfers for the ten episodes this season. Colors vary from earth tones to flashes of bright and bold hues that pop. Flesh tones look natural. Black levels were quite deep and inky. Contrast in outdoor scenes remained well balanced. The overall image is clear and shows some nice fine details in close ups and clothing. No signs of compression artifacts.9/10


Audio is provided by a Dolby Digital 5.1 track. - Dialogue was crisp and clear. Surrounds use environmental and directional effects to help with immersion. The LFE channel adds solid bass to gunshots and music cues. No problems to speak of. 8/10


* The Ghost In The Storm (SD, 30min)

Beyond the Lights Blu-ray Review


Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is the music world’s latest superstar, but the pressures of fame have her on the edge…until she meets Kaz (Nate Parker), a handsome young cop with political ambitions who’s been assigned to protect her. Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of Noni's mother (Minnie Driver) and Kaz's father (Danny Glover). But Kaz's love might be the missing piece that gives Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be.


Beyond the Lights arrives on Blu-ray with a 1080p transfer in the aspect ratio of 1.78:1 - Colors and skin tones appeared natural throughout, while a few more bold colors pop off the screen. Black levels were good but not super deep. Overall image clarity is excellent and fine details on close ups and textures were clearly visible. No signs of compression artifacts to speak of. The transfer is a solid performer. 8.5/10


Audio is provided by a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. - The soapy dialogue is placed front and center, clear and always intelligible. The music which is the star of this mix is aggressive with a nice sense of immersion. LFE performance was a standout with deep, precise bass that adds significant heft to the score. No annoying pops or hisses heard through the movie's near two hour running time. 8.5/10


* Director's Cut

* Commentary by Gina Prince-Bythewood, Tami Reiker & Terilyn Shropshire

* Deleted Scenes (HD, 6min5sec) - A collection of five deleted scenes are included with optional commentary. A Play All feature is an option.

* Escape to Mexico 2.0 (HD, 1min53sec)

* Changing the Conversation (HD, 4min58sec) - Director along with cast and crew are interviewed in this standard EPK featurette.

* "Masterpiece" Music Video (HD, 3min24sec)

* Gary Theard: Boom Man (HD, 4min28sec) - Sadly Gary Theard passed away January 2014 and this is a brief , but welcome tribute to the man.

* Theatrical Trailer (HD, 1min46sec)

February 24, 2015

Firefly Festival 2015 Official Lineup


DOVER, DE (Feb. 17) – Firefly Music Festival is returning to The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway for the fourth year the weekend of June 18-21. Along with headliners Kings of Leon and The Killers, a third headliner will be revealed at a later date. The 2015 lineup also features Morrissey, Snoop Dogg, Foster the People, Bastille, Modest Mouse, Zedd, Hozier, Empire of the Sun, Kid Cudi and nearly 100 additional acts performing across seven stages.

Tickets will go on sale at a later date and fans are encouraged to download the official Firefly app or subscribe to emails through in order to be notified in advance of the announcement.

“2015 marks Firefly’s fourth year and we’re bringing our best lineup to date,” says Firefly Music Festival Director Greg Bostrom. “We’re looking forward to revealing our third headliner as well as to June while we prepare to give fans the most memorable weekend of their summer.”

Select Firefly performances will be broadcasted live on AXS TV, with on-air dates June 19-21. Attendees will see the return of favorite attractions such as the Dogfish Head Brewery, The Coffee House, and Hammock Hangout. The “Beercade” (an updated version of The Arcade) will make its debut, along with the announcement of new attractions in the coming months. For the fourth year, fans can support the lifesaving work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through a variety of on-site donation opportunities.