Apr 232014
 

Labor Day is a fairly dull and despite the best intentions by Reitman, Brolin and Winslet just never resonated on an emotional level plus an inane, ridiculous and unbelievable plotline. The Blu-ray offers up good audio/video transfers and, for a Paramount release, at least has a commentary track to go along with a decent featurette and some deleted scenes.

 

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Apr 222014
 

Escape from Tomorrow is notable for one reason and one reason only: getting made, on the fly, and under the nose of the Disney Corporation and for that, it’s a commendable flick, but the story breaks down though the cast do well enough all things considered. The Blu-ray released by Cinedigm offers adequate audio/video whiles the features, limited as they may be, to be fairly interesting.

 

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Apr 172014
 

Torque is a biker version of The Fast and the Furious (from its producer no less) sans any memorable characters and includes terrible dialogue, a lame story (even for a movie like this) and even worse visual effects culminating with an awful, and confusing, finale. The Blu-ray at least ported over the features including two expansive commentaries while the video/audio transfers are both quite good.

 

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Apr 162014
 

Twentieth Century Fox has announced the date and released artwork for the crime thriller, 3 Days to Kill starring Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, Hailee Stanfield and Connie Nielsen and directed by McG.  Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.

 

 

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Apr 142014
 

Ride Along had the potential to be a good action-comedy and despite good on-screen chemistry between its two leads, it gets bogged down with a clichéd screenplay and ho-hum direction. The Blu-ray released by Universal does offer up a good selection of bonus material and the video/audio transfers are top notch.

 

 

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Apr 122014
 

Get Carter might’ve been yet another unnecessary remake and although hardly perfect is at least passable entertainment, though there’s nothing about it particularly memorable despite decent performances from Stallone and Cook. The Blu-ray release from Warner is another one of their basic cheap catalogues porting over the limited features and at least adequate video and audio transfers.

 

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Apr 122014
 

Grudge Match is an affable sports comedy which only works due to the charisma and on-screen status of Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone alongside a nice collection of supporting players including Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin and Kim Basinger, who all contribute so much from a lackluster screenplay.

 

 

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Apr 102014
 

Young at Heart Blu-ray ReviewYoung at Heart is a great romance/music/drama but it features good performances from its three leads, Doris Day, Frank Sinatra and Gig Young but otherwise it’s just a nice little movie that, no doubt I will forget in a day’s time. The Blu-ray released by Olive Films is like their other releases, expensive and bare-bones with features.

 

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