While I don’t really have a problem with CBS and their reboot of Hawaii Five-0 but MacGyver is one that really doesn’t work both in terms of its style and the performances, most notable Lucas Till who just doesn’t look quite right in the role.
Scooby-Doo and the Gourmet Ghost is a fun enough direct-to-video adventure from Mystery Inc. and even though the plot and culprit is as predictable as ever, still makes for a good way to spend an hour plus.
Truth or Dare is a really ridiculous game to make into a horror movie to begin with, but having it done twice is so dumb. That being said, and perhaps I’m grading on a curve comparing it to the other movie, I found this one passably entertaining.
NCIS: Season 15 is hardly the best in the long-running series nor the best written, but I still generally enjoyed the season and Maria Bello seems like a nice addition, though hopefully she’ll stick around beyond a couple of years.
Criminal Minds: Season 13 is a solid enough season and the ensemble cast with a few new faces from the past couple of seasons that seem to gel nicely together. Now, the stories aren’t always the freshest and I’d imagine it might be time for the series to wrap up.
The Rake is your run-of-the-mill and frankly forgettable indie horror film with some shoddy effects, substandard performances and a stale script. Nothing all that noteworthy and likely will end up as a $5 bargain bin title.
The Debt Collector was a surprisingly well made action-thriller with Scott Adkins showing that he has the charisma and charm to carry a small-scale film like this. Beyond that, the action scenes are well shot.
The Great Meadow is a well acted western, with John Mack Brown gives a commanding performance, and rather dark in many respects. Although the western genre isn’t really my thing, with few exceptions, this actually wasn’t half bad.
When you consider the SRP on this Jerry Lewis: 10-Film set, and what you’ll probably get it with a discount on Amazon or other places, this is a value release especially for the fact you get 10 solid comedies and a good amount of features attached to a few of them.
This was kind of a fun little romantic-comedy-adventure flick featuring good performances all around, especially John Blondell and Glenda Farrell, kind of surprised Hollywood hasn’t poached this and did a remake at this point.
This Jackass: Complete Movie and TV Collection is just a re-packaging job done by the studio and as such, if you’re already own them you’re really only getting a more compact set. If you don’t have them, it is at a reasonable price and worthy of picking up.