Oct 062011
 

If it wasn’t for the fact that Disney forced the bulk of the features onto BD-Live, capping them at 480p in nasty letterbox, The Lion King would be nearly a perfect release. But ignoring that, you still have some amazing picture and audio quality along with one of the best animated films to every come out with a Disney logo slapped on it.

 

 

Continue reading »

Please follow and like us:
Oct 062011
 

If it wasn’t for the fact that Disney forced the bulk of the features onto BD-Live, capping them at 480p in nasty letterbox, The Lion King would be nearly a perfect release. But ignoring that, you still have some amazing picture and audio quality along with one of the best animated films to every come out with a Disney logo slapped on it.

 

 

Continue reading »

Please follow and like us:
Oct 042011
 

Darkness Falls is a cheap PG-13 rated horror film that, despite its poor quality in story and direction, still made a fair amount at the box office ($47m on an $11m budget) only showing the studios are right to continue releasing these drab water-downed horror films.

 

 

Continue reading »

Please follow and like us:
Oct 042011
 

Blitz might not be a top notch British crime-drama but I did find it mostly impressive even if Statham doesn’t exactly stretch his acting abilities as this character isn’t that far removed from his others. That being said, it was at least a compelling film that managed to entertain me for the 95-minute running time.

 

 

Continue reading »

Please follow and like us:
Oct 042011
 

Blitz might not be a top notch British crime-drama but I did find it mostly impressive even if Statham doesn’t exactly stretch his acting abilities as this character isn’t that far removed from his others. That being said, it was at least a compelling film that managed to entertain me for the 95-minute running time.

 

 

Continue reading »

Please follow and like us:
Oct 022011
 

Airplane is a timeless comedy, one where one doesn’t necessarily have to get the references in order to find it funny. The Blu-ray, a Best Buy exclusive at the time of this writing, has a good video transfer and adequate audio, but the special features have much to be desired especially given the fact any featurettes or deleted scenes can only be accessed while watching the film.

 

Continue reading »

Please follow and like us:
Sep 152011
 

I wasn’t nearly as impressed with Dressed to Kill as others have since it doesn’t offer much mystery and the psychological elements which De Palma is normally a master of (look no further than Blow Out), isn’t very enticing either. I guess Angie Dickinson and Nancy Allen excelled in their roles as Michael Caine, while not entirely remarkable, still manages to turn in a sufficient performance.

 

Continue reading »

Please follow and like us:
Sep 152011
 

Scary Movie 2, while not an awful film, is just simply not very funny. It pales in comparison to the original and makes the two other sequels look absolutely brilliant. I’ve now seen this film twice and nothing has changed over the years; I might’ve chuckled a couple of times but otherwise I just had a blank stare counting down the minutes until it was over.

 

Continue reading »

Please follow and like us:
Sep 132011
 

Love Wedding Marriage is a safe film with predictable performances and a story plucked out of a heap of rejected Lifetime romance-of-the-week TV movies. I’ll give Mandy Moore some credit as she still has charm but it’s not nearly enough to overcome the subpar script. The Blu-ray only contains a trailer and the audio/video transfers are alright but nothing special.

 

Continue reading »

Please follow and like us:
Sep 032011
 

40 Days and 40 Nights is certainly an OK romantic comedy with a unique premise but the execution could’ve been better. The saving grace is for the cast from top to bottom with Hartnett, Sossamon and the variety of quirky supporting characters. With the regards to the Blu-ray, the picture is pretty bad and I doubt it’s much better than the DVD version while the audio is OK but nothing special.

 

Continue reading »

Please follow and like us:
Aug 192011
 

Demolition Man is a fun ride and one of Stallone’s better entries in the 1990s second maybe to Cop Land and just ahead of Cliffhanger. One can’t discount Wesley Snipes who to that point had been the hero and takes a fun villainous turn with an over-the-top performance that matched up well with Stallone’s macho personality.

 

Continue reading »

Please follow and like us:
Aug 182011
 

Assassins wasn’t well received upon its release back in 1995 but even back then, I enjoyed the heck out of it thanks to the sharp dialogue, well written plot (even if the finale is predictable) and fine performances from Sylvester Stallone and Julianne Moore. This Blu-ray release is pretty good with audio and video transfers which make this a no-brainer upgrade over its DVD counterpart.

 

Continue reading »

Please follow and like us:
Aug 172011
 

The Specialist is the tale of three movies: Sylvester Stallone and Sharon Stone are in one (average film); James Woods in another (an over-the-top but fun one); and Rod Steiger, with help by Mr. Camp himself Eric Roberts (in a bad film) who seemed to be on a different page from everybody else. As a whole, this is an uneven movie with poor pacing for the first two-thirds and it wasn’t until the action-packed finale that things come together.

 

Continue reading »

Please follow and like us:
Aug 072011
 

Armed and Dangerous isn’t a great comedy by any stretch as the comedy falls short and the action scenes were fairly mundane, though typical for a 1980s action-comedy. John Candy and Eugene Levy share some comedic chemistry and for fans of either actor might enjoy the film for what it is. The Blu-ray itself has a good video transfer and an OK audio track.

 

Continue reading »

Please follow and like us: