Aug 312017
 

All Eyez on Me might be the long-awaited and most anticipated bio-pic on Tupac Shakur but speaking as someone who didn’t really follow his career growing up but this drama is underwhelming to say the least with some poor writing and so-so performances, though Demetrius Shipp Jr. is the spitting image of Shakur and does well in the role.

 

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Aug 312017
 

Never Let Go is a film that debuted in South Korea and the UK (both festivals) back in 2015 and only now seen the light of day stateside. It’s not a bad independent thriller with some decent production values and fine story, though it definitely had a Lifetime vibe in that regard.

 

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Aug 302017
 

The Cabin in the Woods is a well made and darkly humorous horror film that takes on the tropes of the genre quite well and has a pretty good bloody creature clash in the end which was wonderful before an ending that wasn’t nearly that satisfying.

 

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Aug 302017
 

This “Signature Collection” release of The Lion King isn’t anything special but the video and audio transfers are both pitch perfect and while the features aren’t that great,  it’s nice to see this amazing movie get back on Blu-ray.

 

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Aug 292017
 

RED is an incredibly fun action-comedy that excels more on its likeable cast than the actual plot which isn’t that great, but a serviceable vehicle for the aging cast, headlined by Bruce Willis whose more at home in this role than his last couple outings of Die Hard.

 

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Aug 282017
 

No Escape is an all around entertaining film perfect for a Saturday movie night. No, it doesn’t make you think or have any profound performances but the acting isn’t bad with Owen Wilson serving as a fine everyman type of character and Pierce Brosnan in his small part is a lot of fun. This is probably worthy of a rental.

 

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Aug 272017
 

Batman and Harley Quinn is a movie that in theory should’ve been great with Bruce Timm as a writer, but what we get instead is a weak story, and what amounted to an average episode of The New Adventures of Batman, where the jokes don’t always land and even relegated to potty humor.

 

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Aug 272017
 

Batman and Harley Quinn is a movie that in theory should’ve been great with Bruce Timm as a writer, but what we get instead is a weak story, and what amounted to an average episode of The New Adventures of Batman, where the jokes don’t always land and even relegated to potty humor.

 

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Aug 272017
 

Daredevil: The Complete Second Season is yet another success story from the Netflix/Marvel line-up that I’ve seen and this season features some solid performances, even though I still can’t buy Charlie Cox in the lead, headlined by Jon Bernthal who is great as The Punisher.

 

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Aug 262017
 

Blade Runner: The Final Cut is one of the best science-fiction movies ever made and still holds today as it did when I (finally) first saw it several years ago. And now it is the latest to get the 4K treatment and it is by far the best presentation in the format I’ve seen yet, putting others to shame.

 

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Aug 252017
 

Jessica Jones: The Complete First Season is a great series that is dark, gritty and film noir in its style and storytelling… just with mutants/metahumans/them thrown in for extra measure. Krysten Ritter and David Tennant deliver amazing performances opposite one another.

 

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Aug 252017
 

The Slayer isn’t exactly top-notch 1980s horror as it is slow plodding and thinly written characters, but the atmosphere of taking place on a deserted island hold up in a house with a storm outside (and inside) approaches, it’s at least an entertaining experience.

 

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