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Boss Baby: Family Business 4K (2021/Universal 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray w/Blu-ray)/One Crazy Summer (1986*)/Shameless: The Eleventh and Final Season (**Warner DVD)/Young Sheldon: The Complete Fourth Season (**both 2020 - 2011/*both Warner Archive Blu-ray)

4K Ultra HD Picture: B+ Picture: B/B+/B/B Sound: B+/B+/B/B Extras: C/C+/C/C- Main Programs: C/C+/C/C

PLEASE NOTE: The One Crazy Summer and Young Sheldon Blu-rays are now only available from Warner Bros. through their Warner Archive series and can be ordered from the link below.

Now for the continuing adventures of some comedy favorites and a feature film that is becoming a cult classic....

We start with the sequel Boss Baby: Family Business 4K (2021) and it is the first sequel (of many more?) to the hit original we also reviewed in 4K at this link:


Looking at the sequel in the same format, it is more of the same and that may appeal to children, but all I saw were some missed opportunities and a female baby has arrived to be a disrupter. Any gangster references are beyond played out (didn't this studio already do such a film with sharks?) and though the money is there and the work is there and the voice actors do a fine job, this is all they could come up with?

This runs about 110 minutes, but is far too safe and predictable, plus, a new unrelated cliche. Why do some of these CGI features suddenly have a character show up in a room with HDTVs all over the walls and a remote to control all kinds of said technology? Then the idea of a plot to 'turn babies into brats' has so many issues and if you think about it, has a borderline issue with real life child abuse that could only be addressed in a separate essay that this is just one big disappointment overall.

Extras are many and include an ALL-NEW ORIGINAL SHORT ''Precious Templeton: A Pony TALE'' - In this original DreamWorks animated short, Precious Templeton has entered the Perfect Pony Pageant in hopes of winning top prize. Just as the winner is about to be announced, the crown jewels are stolen. What will they do now? Find out in this hilarious original short.

  • Gag Reel

  • Deleted Scene - ''Time Out'' with introduction by Director Tom McGrath.

  • Never Grow Up: The Big Babies Behind The Boss Baby: Family Business - Get behind the lens with cast and filmmakers as we uncover how The Boss Baby: Family Business came to life. Dive deeper into the inspirations for each character and see what it took to bring this animated feature to life.

  • ''Together We Stand'' Lyric Video - Sing along with Tabitha as she performs ''Together We Stand,'' in this whimsical lyric video.

  • Roll Call - Meet the voices behind the babies as we take a cast roll call of The Boss Baby: Family Business.

    • Alec Baldwin - Boss Baby (Ted)

    • Amy Sedaris - Tina

    • James Marsden - Tim

  • Creative Experiment Lab - Schools in Session! Join us in the creative experiment lab to become a scientist in your own home. Hosted by James Marsden (voice of Tim), we'll teach you everything you need to know to pass science class with flying colors.

    • Potato Power

    • Volcano To Go

    • Plastic Fantastic

  • Boss Baby Art Class: How to Draw - Ever wondered what it would be like to be an animator? Get a firsthand look at how to draw your favorite Boss Baby at home with this fun drawing tutorial. Hosted by Catherine Rader, one of the lead story animators of The Boss Baby: Family Business, you'll see step by step how to bring this big baby to life.

    • Boss Baby (Ted)

    • Tina

    • Precious Templeton

  • and a Feature-Length Audio Commentary - Feature Commentary with Director/Exec. Producer Tom McGrath, Producer Jeff Hermann and Production Designer Raymond Zibach.

A very young John Cusack headlines One Crazy Summer (1986), which is finally making its way onto Blu-ray after all these years. For many, this is one of the quintessential comedies of the 1980s and for those a fan of Cusack's early work including the infamous Better Off Dead, which this is a pseudo continuation of (but not really.) Most notable in the film is breakout star Demi Moore, who looks as beautiful and young as ever here, and other fun recognizable faces such as Bobcat Goldthwait, Joel Murray, and the infamous Curtis (Booger from Revenge Of The Nerds, TV's Moonlighting) Armstrong. This Warner Archive disc is sure to go quick as this movie simply has never looked this good on disc before.

A young cartoonist (Cusack) is trying his best to get into the Rhode Island School of Design, but ends up in several crazy adventures one crazy summer before departing to adulthood. He ends up rescuing a rocker chick in distress from a gang of bullies, hangs out with his several wild friends that end up in all kinds of mischief, and learns a thing or two.

Special Features:

Commentary with Curtist Armstrong, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Writer/Director Savage Steve Holland

and an Original Theatrical Trailer.

The William H. Macy-starring Showtime series, Shameless: The Eleventh and Final Season (2020 - 2021) comes to an end with this set of episodes. Based on a British series of the same name, which you can see more about at this link:


The U.S. version of the show takes place in Chicago and features many characters each struggling with normal people problems, and usually on the losing end. The show goes to great lengths to be topical and features gay and straight relationships and modern situations such as this season taking place during the COVID pandemic. It can never settle on whether it's a drama or a comedy and feels a little disjointed to me personally at times. Many of the characters are pretty hateful and I find many of them hard to relate to.

This season also features Jeremy Allen White, Ethan Cutkosky, Noel Fisher, Kate Miner, Christian Isaiah, Steve Howey, and others.

Episodes include: This is Chicago, Go Home, Gentrifier!, Frances Francis Franny Frank, NIMBY, Slaughter, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good... Eh, Screw It, Two at a Biker Bar, One in the Lake, Cancelled, Survivors, DNR, The Fickle Lady is Calling it Quits, Father Frank, and Full of Grace.

Special Features:

Unused Scenes

and Shameless: Last Call Featurette

If you are a fan of the show then this is a fine DVD collection of the final season send off. You can read the coverage we did get the chance to get to of the latter seasons at these links:

Five Blu-ray Set


Six DVD Set


and Seven Blu-ray Set


Finally we have Young Sheldon: The Complete Fourth Season (2020 - 2011) continuing to do well as a spinoff of the massively successful and now cancelled Big Bang Theory. We have reviewed the show's earlier season at these links:





By now, it is still a hit and fine for fans still following it, but for me, I think the series is starting to have some fatigue in it, no new surprises and is playing it safe. These 18 episodes will be the ones remembered for Sheldon entering college well in advance of most people, but the writers definitely give the supporting characters their storylines and character development (at least enough for a sitcom) and that is fine, but it is also a bit predictable now and versus those first two seasons, the show has fallen into formula and the weekly TV grid, all while fitting into anything the previous show established about its title character.

Maybe they'll come up with more in the remaining season they can come up with before they all become too old to be the story before the first season of the original series starts, but its still one of the CBS Network's few good shows, so we'll see.

The only extra is a behind the scenes featurette: Cooped Up With The Coopers.

Now for playback performance. The 2160p HECV/H.265, 2.35 X 1, Dolby Vision/HDR (10; Ultra HD Premium)-enhanced Ultra High Definition image on the 4K Baby disc is easily going to be the best presentation here when the other entries are two sitcoms shot HD in standard ways and you get an older film shot on 35mm from 35+ years ago, as good as it looks. Color here is nice, but definition, depth and detail are nothing extraordinary versus the best CGI features. They also stay in the visual mode of the first film. Safe, but it looks good enough. The regular 1080p Blu-ray version definitely cannot compete in the color department and is a little clearer and more naturalistic (as it were) on the 4K version. Both discs sport a decent, if not knock-out, lossless Dolby Atmos 11.1 mix (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 for older systems) that kicks in when it has to, but sonic demos are few and far between.

One Crazy Summer is presented in 1080p high definition with an MPEG-4 AVC codec and a widescreen original aspect ratio of 1.85 X 1 and paired with an English DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Stereo lossless mix, both of which are of a high standard for the format and look fine here.

The 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image transfer on the Sheldon episodes are just fine for the style chosen, but it is purposely not as colorful as its predecessor series (not to be taken as a statement that the past world here is somehow drab or drabber than the present) and is fine and professionally done. It just is nothing too memorable. The DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless mixes on all the episodes are also well recorded and mixed, but this is a dialogue-based comedy, so the sonics are not going to be a knockout either and are quieter that its predecessor show. The combination is in line with the previous sets and just fine for what they are.

Finally, this Shameless set is presented in standard definition with an anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 widescreen aspect ratio and a 5.1 Dolby Digital mix, all of which are of the high standard for the DVD format. The show is pretty raunchy and presented uncut and commercial free on Showtime. I'm sure this presentation is comparable to the original broadcast for standard definition.

To order either of the Warner Archive Blu-rays, One Crazy Summer and/or Young Sheldon, go to this link for them and many more great web-exclusive releases at:


- Nicholas Sheffo (4K, Sheldon) and James Lockhart



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