Jul 212014
 

Noah might’ve received high praise from some critics but for myself, I didn’t find much of this all that entertaining from the asinine storyline, the bizarre rock creatures who seemed to belong in a Peter Jackson movie and most of all a lead character who by movie’s end was rooting against. The film is also terribly bloated and a lot of material could’ve been trimmed or removed.

 

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Jul 202014
 

Radio Days is a fun yet poignant trip down Allen’s nostalgia lane and features excellent performances from various cast members including a young Seth Green as well as Allen staple Mia Farrow. This Blu-ray released by Twilight Time, the fourth either directed by or starring Woody Allen, offers up excellent video and audio transfers though the features, with only a single trailer, is limited.

 

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Jul 192014
 

Make Your Move is like any other dance film that has come down the pike over the years down to the star-crossed lovers from opposite sides of whatever spectrum (in fact this one makes no bones there is a Romeo & Juliet element to the romance). That said, the music isn’t bad and the acting above average considering the material.

 

 

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Jul 192014
 

Born Yesterday is a wonderful drama-comedy with a great performance from Judy Holliday who was well deserving of her Oscar win. The Blu-ray released by Twilight Time offers up quite impressive video and audio transfers though on the features front, is a letdown with only a couple of trailers, which is a shame that such a classic couldn’t get a commentary track.

 

 

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Jul 182014
 

Brannigan might not be John Wayne in his prime, not even close as he would succumb to cancer four years later, but it’s still a fun little flick with some decent action scenes and even better performances from (nearly) everyone around. The Blu-ray released by Twilight Time offers up a disappointing video transfer but the audio is good and albeit limited, the features are worth a whirl.

 

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Jul 162014
 

Sabotage could’ve been better and Schwarzenegger, who wasn’t that bad, was kind of mis-cast with someone like a Russell Crowe probably being better suited for the role. However, the action scenes were well choreographed including the final chase sequence and despite having mostly despicable characters, I still managed to be slightly entertained and engaging, plot holes and all.

 

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Jul 122014
 

“Unforgettable”: The Second Season is solid entertainment through and through with good performances from the leads and a nice chemistry as an ensemble. The crimes themselves aren’t groundbreaking save perhaps for the assassin storyline yet the show is well worth keeping up with be it on DVD or, in its current form, as summer filler viewing.

 

 

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Jul 112014
 

on the surface Transcendence had plenty going for it but thanks to an apparently butchered script and a novice director, it turned something that could’ve been memorable into a laborious and tepid bore of a film. The cast is mostly wasted from the Depp’s malaise and supporting characters who are one dimensional and unmemorable while a veteran like Morgan Freeman is wasted and had a character who could’ve been cut.

 

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