The Lord of the Rings Trilogy is still an incredible feet all these years later and even though I have watched it more than few times, it holds up exceptionally well (side for a couple CGI moments that look off) with a wonderful ensemble cast.
I wasn’t totally enamored with The Hobbit Trilogy in my initial viewings and the extended versions didn’t really change my mind, so the same issues remain although I can still appreciate some of the technical aspects at least.
The Ipcress File is worth checking out even with its slow pace as Michael Caine is magnanimous as Harry Palmer, showcasing his on-screen charisma. In addition, there are some striking stylistic moments and shots.
Trading Places still holds up after all this time and following several viewings both on disc and on television over the years. It’s a bit on the nose at times and especially some clichés, yet the dynamic between Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd was wonderful.
Fury isn’t the best war drama around, not even in the top 5, but it’s still well made and features a great cast, with Brad Pitt delivering a fine performance (one of his best in some time), that elevates the writing while Ayer’s direction keeps the pacing just right.
Top Gun is a wildly entertaining action-romance featuring the ever so charming Tom Cruise, surrounded by a solid supporting cast including McGinnis, Edwards and Kilmer, directed by the late Tony Scott.
The Resident Evil: Complete Collection is a nice enough set and while I don’t think much about any of the six movies, a couple more serviceable than others, each one benefits from the 4K transfers and come with a good selection of bonus features.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in all likelihood will not the “final” movie of this flailing franchise and this entry just wasn’t good but not quite awful either, rather forgettable more than anything.
Resident Evil: Retribution is by far the weaker film of the franchise but not completely awful as I still enjoy watching Jovovich and her physicality with the role, kicking all sorts of butt and taking out zombies and monster creatures.
Resident Evil: Afterlife, the fourth movie in the series, is another ho-hum entry with a mundane plot and thinly written supporting characters, though Jovovich is still in fine form and works fine for the role of Alice.