MOVIES in 4K

BillChete

BillChete and Lady Phantom review, rate and grade 4K Ultra HD movies in all genres.

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Five more 4K Blu-rays have been seen so it’s time for another episode of MOVIES in 4K featuring BillChete & Lady Phantom! Four of these movies covered are 2021 releases on the 4K format! Two brand new flix, one a 2019 film and the other two are catalog titles. Sit back, relax and enjoy this show for a full hour! Movies covered on this show: * Carlito’s Way – BillChete: 10 / B | Lady … CONTINUE READING

Nov 11

1 hr 3 min

We are back! We have decided to release new episodes after every FIVE (5) 4K Blu-ray Discs watched, instead of TEN. We hope you stood by us and remained subscribed, if not…or you are new to MOVIES in 4K then grab one of those subscriptions on the right side of every webpage here on BillChete.com! Movies covered on this show: * A Quiet Place Part II – BillChete: 6 / B+ | Lady Phantom: 8.5 … CONTINUE READING

Sep 30

59 min 9 sec

We are signing off with a bang as we provide you ten quick reviews and 4K Blu-ray Disc grades on our semi-retirement of MOVIES in 4K. Please tune in to find out all of the details on the state of the podcast. This episode is broken down into 3 segments noted below: * Website/Podcast Statistics * Huge Thanks To Our Top Requesters * 10 Rapid Fire Movie Reviews & 4K Gradings Movies covered, many with … CONTINUE READING

Aug 5

1 hr 18 min

Does the ode to Hollywood work in our coverage this week with La La Land from 2016? A film that received 6 Oscar nods which stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Oh boy do we have a lot to say about this dancing musical with a whimsical flare. How is the 35mm and 16mm shot film converted to the digital 4K Disc…does it appeal to 4K’ers? Is this a beautifully vibrant transfer? Does the Dolby … CONTINUE READING

Jul 29

39 min 10 sec

Extra episode for you this week as we breakdown the 50th Anniversary Edition of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory from Warner Brothers. This classic stars Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Denise Nickerson and Peter Ostrum as Charlie. A scrumdidilyumptious thank you goes out to Shawn Taylor from the mid-west for his request to cover the ins and outs of this 50-year-old movie and the 4K Disc quality. This is one of Shawn’s favorite films ever … CONTINUE READING

Jul 26

42 min 56 sec

We cover the film that Jackie Gleason refused to take a percentage cut of the box office, instead…opting for a one-time check for his work on Smokey And The Bandit from the late 70’s. We do a detailed movie review and provide much love to many technical aspects including acting, cinematography, stunt-work and the “major” set piece, the 1977 6.6 liter V8 Pontiac Trans Am! Does this new 4K Blu-ray release warrant an upgrade? Has … CONTINUE READING

Jul 22

52 min 10 sec

Pow! An extra episode for you this week! This fan recommendation is Deepwater Horizon, a “based on actual events” flick about the notorious oil spill from BP in the Gulf of Mexico. Stars include; Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez, John Malkovich and Kate Hudson (the step-daughter of Kurt). A cinematic thank you heads out to Lemarcus from Lansing, Michigan for his request for us to cover this one. He wants our impression of the … CONTINUE READING

Jul 18

40 min 4 sec

This episode SHOULD self-destruct according to BillChete as we cover the latest release in the Mission Impossible franchise, namely, Fallout or Part 6. This series is known for its epic action scenes and you get more of the same with this one. Tom Cruise is the Executive Producer along with being the featured star. There are a bunch of notable actors in this franchise and they are all quite talented. It’s the story and set … CONTINUE READING

Jul 15

50 min 19 sec

Just to be clear – we are covering the live-action rendition of Ghost In The Shell from 2017, and not any of the animated versions that came beforehand. Your hosts are like “deer in the headlights” on this one as we have never seen any previous iteration and didn’t know a smidge about this flick. This movie stars the talented Scarlett Jo, Pilau Asbaek and Takeshi Tikano. “In a world…lol” that is created far in … CONTINUE READING

Jul 8

46 min 8 sec

Start grilling some hot dogs and burgers while celebrating Independence Day with our extra release today playing on the Bluetooth speakers by the pool! We journey back almost 60 years on this one to a masterpiece by Alfred Hitchcock. We are not talking about Psycho, but The Birds, which stars Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette and a young Veronica Cartwright. A flying high thank you goes out to Ross S. from Arizona … CONTINUE READING

Jul 4

53 min 21 sec

Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix stars in Joker alongside the late night talk show host Murray Franklin played by Robert De Niro. You get to hear 2 sides of the coin on this show; one a huge fan of Batman, and one that couldn’t care less. Is this a good take on the Arthur Fleck character that has been around for decades? Is Batman in this film? Is this movie trying to make a point about … CONTINUE READING

Jul 1

53 min 22 sec

A based on real events flick is under the microscope this week on MOVIES in 4K. American Made has a major tonality issue according to one of the hosts, and to the other one…it just may be a mockery of the events that happened during the late 70’s into the mid 80’s all revolving around a drug-runner. This movie stars Tom Cruise playing Barry Seal and Domhnall Gleeson playing “Schafer”. Is this a film worth … CONTINUE READING

Jun 24

48 min 16 sec

You guessed it…another extra fan pick for you…this time we cover a biographical war film named Lone Survivor, a flick that both the hosts were unaware of. This one has many first-rate stars, including; Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch, Alexander Ludwig and Eric Bana. A bombastic thanks goes out to Lemarcus from Michigan for his request. He thoroughly enjoys the acting chops of Ben Foster and wanted our opinion on the movie … CONTINUE READING

Jun 21

51 min 25 sec

The sequel is on the horizon so we figured it was a great time to cover A Quiet Place that was directed by and stars John Krasinski. This monster flick made a splash when it was released but do the hosts think it was well deserved? Which of your unflappable hosts thinks this is a “small” story? Are viewers and fans of this letting blaring faults go? Just how scary is this PG-13 horror film? … CONTINUE READING

Jun 17

43 min 18 sec

Bony Bonus time once again! On this one we plummet head first into an independent and quite unknown title of Brawl In Cell Block 99. This several years old RLJ Entertainment flick stars Vince Vaughn (the quirky comedian), Don Johnson (Det. Crockett of Miami fame) and Udo Kier (the bizarre horror star). A crushing thank you goes out to Sam from Snomonton for requesting us to review this bad boy as it is one of … CONTINUE READING

Jun 14

45 min 45 sec

Get ready for a fun experience into an intergalactic alien romp with our review and grading this week on Men In Black starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Fiorentino, Rip Torn and basically an unknown actor at the time, Mr. Vincent D’Onofrio. Does the practical effects hold up today? How is the green-screening? Does the newly re-produced Dolby Atmos track add a new auditory level? Did Sony do justice to this masterpiece on the … CONTINUE READING

Jun 10

52 min 21 sec

Betelgeuse the sarcastic, perverse and wicked ghost is under review this time around on an extra show! Michael Keaton knocks it out of the park, depicted as this rather rude and crude spirit. Both hosts agree that Catherine O’Hara is supremely underrated as an actress and performs at the top of the charts on her portrayal of Della. We also have pleasing acting chops by; Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, and Winona Ryder. A triple-threat thanks … CONTINUE READING

Jun 6

40 min 59 sec

An Oscar nominated Picture-Of-The-Year is blathered upon this episode. Jojo Rabbit is the coverage and let the debate begin as the hosts vary vastly. Directed by and starring Taika Waititi who is well known among cinephiles. Is this movie disrespectful? Is the story “clever” or “ridiculous”? Is this comedic satire, “humorous” or “stupid”? Why does BillChete mention Jo Jo Dancer Your Life Is Calling? Is this movie filmed with old era cameras or modern day … CONTINUE READING

Jun 3

44 min 14 sec

We love producing extra shows for all of the listeners and this is one of them! We summarize Darren Aronofsky’s big millennium hit while diving into Lionsgate’s 4K release. Requiem stars Ellen Burstyn whose performance was downright incredible. In addition, we get acting chops from Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans and Christopher McDonald. A dreamy thank you goes out to Sam for requesting this review and grading. He has not seen this movie on … CONTINUE READING

May 30

42 min 42 sec

This week we cover Hustlers, a movie that was inspired by real events. It stars Jennifer Lopez as a veteran pole dancer who turns to the dark side, along with Constance Wu, her sidekick in crime, playing a fresh, new and naïve young stripper. How is the mixture in the story of comedy and crime? Are the actors portrayal of nightclub workers any good? How about the soundtrack of popular songs, does it fit? Did … CONTINUE READING

May 27

48 min 37 sec

Clocking in at well over 3 hours we dive down deep into the final installment of The Lord Of The Rings franchise…Lady Phantom’s #1 movie ever filmed! This monumental flick is considered by most as the KING of the fantasy genre. We explain as much as possible about the story without diving into any spoilery topic. We then tackle technicals which for the most part are unparalleled even for todays time. We then march onto … CONTINUE READING

May 20

1 hr 1 min

Bonus Time! We cover Waterworld a film that hasn’t garnered much love either at time of release or to date. This mega-water ensemble stars Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Dennis Hopper as “The Deacon.” I would be re-miss not to mention Tina Majorino as “Enola” the little girl that is tatted up and in high demand all during this movie. A smokin’ thanks goes out to Shawn Taylor from Indianapolis, Indiana for his request to … CONTINUE READING

May 16

53 min 50 sec

Jordan Peele’s sophomore effort of “Us” is on full display this week. This is BillChete’s 6th highest rated horror movie of 2019. Lupita Nyong’o deserved some Oscar love for her performance according to many, but do your cheeky hosts think so? Is the story convoluted or is it in the vain of a Twilight Zone episode? Just how scary is Us? How about the visuals, do they impress? Your critics banter at times during this … CONTINUE READING

May 13

51 min 47 sec

Year 2 begins right as we cover a Comedy/Fantasy flick that is purely reference quality on 4K. Yes…we are telling you right up front as your hosts were “feasting” on the visuals of The House With A Clock In Its Walls! Directed by Eli Roth (the horror dude) and based on the novel written by John Bellairs, this film stars Jack Black, Cate Blanchett and Owen Vaccaro (the young one). A purely-pleasing thank you heads … CONTINUE READING

May 9

41 min 27 sec

We are patting ourselves on the back this Thursday as it marks our 1 year Anniversary here on MOVIES in 4K. While you don’t get a movie review and 4K grading on this Special Episode, you do get many Stats, our thoughts on a year of 4K coverage, and finally, the most surprising and most notable 4K Blu-ray Discs in several topics. We want to sincerely thank everybody who listens to our podcast, all commenters … CONTINUE READING

May 6

1 hr 18 min

We have an incredible guest with us this week to help us review, rate and grade a film that was a box office bust in 1997. Known as Gattaca, a Sci-fi flick that is supposedly one of the most accurate scientifically releases to date. We breakdown the story and screenplay in detail without ever giving away any spoilers. We divulge our thoughts on the technicals, then we cover that all important 4K Blu-ray Disc A/V … CONTINUE READING

Apr 29

1 hr

We are popping out another fan requested show for you this Monday with Gremlins, and this one is beloved by many for the nostalgia factor as many have considered this there first foray into horror at a young age. Directed by Joe Dante, the Piranha dude…Written by Chris Columbus, the Potter dude…Produced by Stephen Spielberg, the E.T. dude. Interestingly, there is a bit part by Polly Holiday, who played Flo the unflappable wise-cracker from the … CONTINUE READING

Apr 26

47 min 43 sec

We take a look this week at the off-shoot to the X-Men franchise, Logan, starring the hugely successful Australian, Hugh Jackman. We would be remiss not to mention the 12-year-old preteen actress Dafne Keen, who plays Laura in this film, as she did an undeniably impeccable performance as a young mutant. This is one brutal movie with a strong R rating, definitely not for the young ones. How good is the screenplay and story? Does … CONTINUE READING

Apr 22

40 min 11 sec

More Brad Bird time with Ratatouille a Pixar/Disney co-op that came to theaters back in 2007. This flick revolves around one smart rat who has an ultra keen sense of smell with the ability to cook like a Michelin star chef! The Motion Picture Academy of America rated this animated feature “G” for General Audiences and is suitable for all age groups. A scrumptious thanks goes out to Lemarcus from Michigan for requesting a review … CONTINUE READING

Apr 18

46 min 26 sec

We look at newer biography this week on MOVIES in 4K titled First Man starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy portraying the heroic astronaut Neil Armstrong and his wife. This flick has a long runtime clocking in over 2 hours and 20 minutes. Is there enough “meat on the bone” here to justify the length? How interesting was the man that was the first to walk on the moon? Does the variety of cameras used … CONTINUE READING

Apr 15

47 min 21 sec

It’s time to find out if 6 superheroes can defeat one very powerful being in Justice League by DC Comics. For many reasons I think the hosts don’t agree with, this film has universally been criticized hard. What you get is an entertaining action romp where Batman, Superman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg and The Flash band together to save humanity. Many reprisals here including Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons, Diane … CONTINUE READING

Apr 8

49 min 1 sec

The 80’s comedic genius of Eddie Murphy is launched as we cover Beverly Hills Cop, the movie that dawned two sequels…and possibly another one…in talks right now for Netflix. This episode marks our 100th 4K movie review and grading! We are undeniably stoked as we are one of the main sources on the web for letting interested parties know how good the 4K Blu-ray Disc quality is. A triple-threat thank you goes out to Tony … CONTINUE READING

Apr 5

51 min 20 sec

Get ready for an incredible acting experience this Thursday with our movie coverage of Sicario directed by Denis Villeneuve. Your endearing critics have much praise all over this film with very few negatives, but there are some. This film stars many, including but not limited too; Josh Brolin, Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Daniel Kaluuya and Jon Bernthal. Shot on all digital cameras does this 4K Disc look impressive? How about the Atmos track, does … CONTINUE READING

Apr 1

45 min 46 sec

Your hosts have a lot to say on this episode as we analyze Zack Snyder’s 300 film from 15 years ago. Set in 480 BC this story revolves around King Leonidas, Sparta and the Persians in an epic battle. BillChete goes on a monumental rant on basically every technical aspect of this movie…all the while Lady Phantom agreeing for the most part but coming in much higher on the “stylization” of 300. You don’t want … CONTINUE READING

Mar 25

45 min 16 sec

We cover the fourth installment in The Purge franchise today, funnily enough titled The First Purge, because it is a prequel of the movies that came beforehand. Your hosts cover the story behind all of these movies and give you there recommendations on which ones are worth watching and which ones you can pass by. How is the visual quality on this Universal release? Are they maintaining high transfer values to 4K? How is the … CONTINUE READING

Mar 18

43 min 18 sec

Have you ever heard of the Firefly television show…if not you will be lost this week as we cover Serenity, a film that concludes the one season, 14 episodes FOX story from 2002. Directed by Joss Whedon from Buffy The Vampire Slayer fame, he ventures into behind-the-camera work instead of solely writing. This movie stars; Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Summer Glau and Chiwetel Ejiofor as “The Operative”. Does this flick stand-up on its own? How … CONTINUE READING

Mar 11

47 min 22 sec

We embark on another franchise today, the series that has made George Lucas millions, STAR WARS! Your hosts have a different opinion than most on the film we are covering today, known by a long title, and here goes…Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. This move stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Billy Dee Williams and voicing Yoda, Mr. Frank Oz. A swinging-high thanks goes out to Tony Smith for requesting … CONTINUE READING

Mar 8

52 min 32 sec

We got a huge winner for you this week! Purchased at a discount price of only $11.99 we decided on taking a chance at reviewing and grading an unknown film to your charming hosts…and…it pays off tremendously. Mortal Engines is a post-apocalyptic film based on a book. What does your critics think of this story? Cities on wheels…really…does it work visually? Just how good is the 4K Blu-ray Disc? Does the sound effects spiral around … CONTINUE READING

Mar 4

44 min 57 sec

We delve all around 10 Cloverfield Lane as to not to spoil this film as a few facts are crucial to understanding the story. You get an incredible performance from John Goodman in this flick as well as great acting chops from the co-stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher Jr. A doubly-duly thank you goes out to Lemarcus from Lansing, Michigan for requesting us to cover another film he just recently purchased at a … CONTINUE READING

Mar 1

41 min 11 sec

Paul Rudd stars in this follow-up to Ant-Man from 2015, this time getting a sidekick The Wasp played by Evangeline Lilly. Mr. Rudd is the spitting image of Jason Patric to good ole BillChete. This film also stars some heavyweights including; Michael Douglas, Lawrence Fishburne, Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Pena. Did this superhero film land any better to BillChete with the large comedic undertones? How was the shrinking and enlargement digital effects? Does this 2-year … CONTINUE READING

Feb 25

50 min 57 sec

Continuing onwards with an extra weekly release we cover a “Cult Classic” that was just released on December 15th, 2020 from Arrow Video titled Tremors, a comedy/horror mixture with a touch of action/adventure. This movie stars a young Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Michael Gross and the country/western singer Reba McEntire. A super-large thanks goes out to Eric from Ann Arbor, Michigan for suggesting us to dive into Tremors, a highly anticipated limited edition 4K Box … CONTINUE READING

Feb 21

52 min 33 sec

It seems as of late we are in a Jennifer Jason Leigh rut as we cover another film she appears in, although, she only has about 7-10 minutes screen time here with “Morgan.” The main stars include; Kate Mara of House Of Cards fame and Anya Taylor-Joy of The Witch fame. Does your hosts think the acting and casting was any good here? What about this synthetic human concept? How are the visuals of this … CONTINUE READING

Feb 18

47 min 27 sec

Happy Valentine’s Day! Enjoy an extra show from MOVIES in 4K on this “Sweetheart’s Holiday.” We cover the final installment (hopefully) in the Rambo franchise. Sylvester Stallone is back one more time at the age of 73 to complete the saga of John Rambo. His final mission is unlike any of the previous ones and you must tune in to find out why. An enormous thank you goes out to Tony “The Lone Rider” Smith… CONTINUE READING

Feb 14

40 min 28 sec

Lady Phantom is in her glory this week as we cover Labyrinth a fantasy film she seen at the theater in her pre-teen years! Starring a young Jennifer Connelly and the rock-pop star David Bowie playing the naughty ruler King Jareth. Did BillChete roll his eyes with this adventure tale during his viewing? How good was the puppetry and voices? Does this Sony 4K release do this film justice or is it another money grab? … CONTINUE READING

Feb 11

48 min 33 sec

It’s Sunday and it’s our continuation of extra shows for all you listeners out there in podcast-land! On this episode we cover a newer released Western titled Hell Or High Water which stars Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges, Ben Foster and Gil Birmingham. A gigantic thanks goes out to Lemarcus from Michigan for requesting us to review and grade this movie along with a horror title we will be covering in a few weeks. He just … CONTINUE READING

Feb 7

41 min 47 sec

We cover a smacking new 4K title less than 2 months since release date with Possessor, a Brandon Cronenberg film, the son of the famed director, David Cronenberg, known for his weird creative styling with films like Rabid, Videodrome, Scanners and Dead Ringers, albeit cult classics except his The Fly remake that brought him to the mainstream. This film stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott and Sean Bean. Get ready for a lambasting … CONTINUE READING

Feb 4

42 min 20 sec

It’s time for some William Lustig love as we cover one of only twelve films he has directed called “Vigilante” a cult classic to many. Starting on this episode and going forward we added a new Intro track so you can decipher a fan request bonus show compared to our regular released show. Plus…NEW COVER ART is here! Freshly designed by Lady Phantom, our new Album Artwork is colorful and vibrant with cartoon-ized images of … CONTINUE READING

Feb 1

49 min 42 sec

We review a film this week that received 10 Academy Award Nominations but only took home 2 Oscars. Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time…stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and several bit parts by; Kurt Russell, Luke Perry, Timothy Olyphant, Bruce Dern and Al Pacino. Does this film deserve the recognition it has received? How’s those technicals, does it have the late 60’s appeal? Is the 4K Blu-ray a worthy … CONTINUE READING

Jan 28

48 min 44 sec

We finally cover one of the 11 films in the X-Men franchise with one that came recommended to us “Days of Future Past.” If we have any more coverage of this behemoth of a series they will be reviewed via written form down the pike. This specific superhero flick stars Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Halle Berry as Storm, and Shawn Ashmore as Iceman. A momentous thanks goes out to Tony Smith … CONTINUE READING

Jan 25

48 min 5 sec

We have one announcement this week due to the welcoming responses of our now defunct Las Vegas movies segment. We rattle off almost 10 more recommendations of Vegas-based films for you to sink your teeth into if you’re looking for more “City Of Sin” films! More Nolan fanfare on our movie coverage this week with Interstellar, a film that grossed over 700 million at the box office worldwide. Starring in one of his greatest performances … CONTINUE READING

Jan 21

55 min 11 sec