Jul 312014
 

The Other Woman takes its time at the start but picks the pace up once Diaz and Mann join forces making for a fun movie with some funny scenes amidst a few heartfelt moments as well. The performances from Diaz and Mann are both fantastic and got to give kudos to Nikolaj Coster-Waldau for having to play a thoroughly bad douche with no redeeming values whatsoever.

 

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Jul 312014
 

Tyler Perry’s The Single Mom’s Club is a typical entry for the writer/director with inconsistent writing, one-dimensional characters and melodrama suitable for a daytime soap opera. Still, I suppose fans of Perry will enjoy it, though for me, it’s not exactly going to stand out by year’s end.

 

 

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Jul 272014
 

These five movies released by Mill Creek are merely cheap cash grabs that can be had at most Wal-Marts (apparently) for a mere $2.88 and trust me, you get what you pay for: no features, no real menu and basic audio/video transfers. I suppose if you only want the movies and couldn’t care less about the audio, it might be worth picking up.

 

 

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Jul 272014
 

While the potential was a bit wasted, All Cheerleaders Die isn’t an all together bad flick with some OK acting headlined by Caitlin Stasey and frankly, the effects weren’t that bad either. However, any energy the film earned and built early on dissipated by the third act making for something that could’ve been great and is instead passable entertainment worthy of maybe a rental.

 

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Jul 252014
 

I’ll admit upfront that Need for Speed isn’t a great movie yet in a Gone in Sixty Seconds (remake) kind of way, it’s moderately entertaining thanks to some nice car stunts and the two leads with Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots share some fun chemistry making one forget about a paper-thin script and plot.

 

 

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Review: Insomnia BD + Screen Caps

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Jul 252014
 

Insomnia is a well made thriller with a standout performance from Stellan Skarsgård who, to this point, was not very well known to American audiences. Writer/Director Erik Skjoldjærg does a good job with the psychological elements in combination with his take on film noir making this a film well worth watching even if you’ve already seen Nolan’s 2005 remake.

 

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Jul 222014
 

There’s no real shock here, but Deadly Eyes, based on a novel entitled “The Rats”, is a cheesy little picture but it has its fan base and honestly, even though this kind of horror isn’t my thing (I have a preference for the slasher subgenre), it’s at least quasi-entertaining. The Blu-ray released by Shout Factory, via their Scream Factory line, isn’t bad offering good audio and video transfers but it is a tad disappointing in the features department.

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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
 

The Human Race is just another cheap direct-to-video horror film which isn’t particularly well made and not something that could even hold my interest thanks to a lackluster script. Still, one can at least see the passion from both cast and crew so it’s not a total waste. The DVD has a couple features to go along with the average transfers.

 

 

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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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