Category Archives: Blu-ray & DVD

April 04

New to Blu-ray: Office Christmas Party

Observing the extended edition of Office Christmas Party feels much like attending a raucous drunken frat party. There are moments of fun, things get ridiculously out of hand, and you most likely will not remember most of it in the morning. Arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo pack today courtesy of Paramount Home […]

March 28

New to Blu-ray: Silence

For close to thirty years Martin Scorsese has wanted to bring his passion project, Silence, to the big screen. After years of working on the script, and getting comfortable enough with his own spiritually, he has as succeeded in crafting a gorgeous meditation on the complexities of faith. Arriving on Blu-ray and Digital HD combo […]

March 14

New to Blu-ray: Fences

Nominated for four Academy Awards, including Viola Davis’s win for Best Supporting Actress, Denzel Washington’s directorial effort Fence arrives on Blu-ray and Digital HD combo today courtesy of Paramount Home Media Distribution. Adapted from August Wilson’s renowned play of the same name, the film is an intimate look at a family unraveling at the hands […]

February 28

New to Blu-ray: Allied

By all accounts, Allied had all the makings of a great film. A grand wartime romance, featuring two luminous stars in the lead roles, it is easy to get swept up in the old Hollywood feel that the film evokes. Therein lies the problem. The film tries so hard to mimic the glamorous look and […]

February 14

New to Blu-ray: Arrival

Just in time for your Academy Awards catch up, Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival arrives on 4k Ultra HD and Blu-ray combo packs today courtesy of Paramount Home Media Distribution. A science fiction tale that explores language and time, Villenueve’s Academy Award nominated film questions whether one would make the same choices in life if the outcome […]

January 17

New on Blu-ray: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Jack Reacher does not go looking for trouble, but trouble always seems to find him. If you have ever read one of Lee Child’s novels starring his iconic Jack Reacher character, then it is easy to understand why Tom Cruise would want to portray the character onscreen. A former military officer turned drifter, Reacher leads […]

November 01

New on Blu-ray & DVD: Star Trek Beyond

Three years into their five-year mandate, the crew of the USS Enterprise has found themselves in a comfortable rhythm. One where the daily job no longer offers the thrills and sense of discovery that it once did. The routine and uneventful nature of the work has taken a toll on members of the crew, but […]

October 26

Blu-ray & DVD: Independence Day: Resurgence

The tag line for Independence Day: Resurgence boasts that “we had twenty years to prepare…so did they,” though one cannot help but wonder what exactly that preparation time was spent on? If you are like myself, and missed the sequel to the 1996 blockbuster when it stormed its way into theatres this past summer, then […]

October 06

New on Blu-ray & DVD: Swiss Army Man

Hundreds of films get released each year, but few are as original, daring or joyous as Swiss Army Man. Directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, better known as Daniels, have constructed a debut film with such a singular and astonishing vision that they could care less what the masses think. Arriving on glorious Blu-ray and […]

September 28

New on Blu-ray & DVD: The Neon Demon

Nicolas Winding Refn’s visually hypnotic The Neon Demon is easily one of the year’s most polarizing films. A dark psychological horror that oozes style in every frame, the film’s observation of our societal obsession with female beauty left some viewers cold. Make no mistake though, The Neon Demon is a gem of a film that […]

September 28

New on Blu-ray & DVD: Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is one of those comedies that relies on the viewer blindly buying into its implausible premise. Mike (Adam Devine) and Dave (Zac Efron) are fun loving brothers who like to party hard. Their drunken antics are legendary and have ruined numerous family gatherings in recent years. With their sister’s […]

July 14

New on DVD & VOD: Sleeping Giant

Summer has always been an important season in coming-of–age films. It is that rare period in our youth where both the days and the possibilities within the world feel endless. The season is also one of discovery and change, the time when the complicated nature of adolescence really sinks in. So it is fitting that […]

July 13

Blu-Ray & DVD: Kung Fu Panda 3

Proving that there is plenty of gas left in its martial arts tank, Kung Fu Panda 3 manages to entertain families at home just like it did in the theaters. Released on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, the “Awesome Edition” of DreamWorks Animation’s engaging film offers plenty of fun […]

July 13

New on Blu-ray & DVD: Green Room

A little less than a month ago the film world was rocked by the tragic loss of Anton Yelchin. An actor who was just scratching the surface of his full potential, his death reminded us all how unpredictable and short life can be. Fortunately, Yelchin’s legacy will never be forgotten as left behind a strong […]

June 07

New on Blu-ray & DVD: The Martian Extended Edition

After wowing both audiences and critics, and garnering seven Academy Award nominations, The Martian returns today on Digital HD, DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra bigger and better than before. Released by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, The Martian Extended Edition features ten minutes of brand new footage and over two hours of special features. In […]

April 20

Canadian Film Day: Win Xavier Dolan’s Laurence Anyways on Blu-ray & DVD

Today is National Canadian Film Day, a day to celebrate Canada’s long and rich cinematic history. In honour of the day, we are giving away a Blu-ray/DVD combo copy of Xavier Dolan’s stunning 2012 film Laurence Anyways. The story focuses on the complicated relationship between Frédérique (Suzanne Clément) and Laurence (Melvil Poupaud), a successful novelist […]

April 03

Blu-ray & DVD: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

It is hard to believe that those singing chipmunks named Alvin, Simon, and Theodore are already on their fourth film. I must admit to being late to the chipmunk’s cinematic party. Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip, thanks to the folks at Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, was my first trip into the franchise […]

February 08

New on Blu-ray & DVD: Spectre

After fifty plus years and twenty-four adventures, secret agent extraordinaire James Bond shows no signs of slowing down. Taking in over $850 million worldwide, Spectre proved once again that there is plenty of juice left in the Bond franchise. While critics were divided on the latest edition to the Bond canon of films, fans could […]

January 19

Win a copy of Learning to Drive on DVD!

Isabel Coixet’s romantic comedy Learning to Drive, starring Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley, hits DVD and VOD today after a robust theatrical run. Thanks to the fine folks at Pacific Northwest Pictures and Search Engine Films, we are giving you a chance to win a copy of the film on DVD. In Learning to Drive, […]

June 18

Contest: Win a Copy of After the Ball on DVD!

Cinema Axis is giving you a chance to win a copy of After the Ball on DVD when it releases on June 23, 2015. After the Ball is modern day Cinderella story set in the world of contemporary fashion. Kate (Portia Doubleday, Her) dreams of becoming a designer for couturier houses. Although she is a […]