Feb 092016
 

Black Mass, although decent enough, is a disappointment considering the subject and a well rounded and respected cast headlined by the versatile Johnny Depp. However, in the end it felt underwhelming and pedestrian which is a shame as filmmaker Scott Cooper could be a respectable director.

 

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Dec 032015
 

Warner Bros. has announced the date and released artwork for the crime-drama, Black Mass starring Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Kevin Bacon and directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart). Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.

 

 

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Apr 292014
 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a film with so much potential squandered for the sake of a buck using blatant in-movie advertising but instead of furthering the story, they only served to take one out of the film despite some good performances, particularly Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig, with honorable mention for Adam Scott for playing one of the biggest/best cinematic douchebag.

 

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Apr 172014
 

Torque is a biker version of The Fast and the Furious (from its producer no less) sans any memorable characters and includes terrible dialogue, a lame story (even for a movie like this) and even worse visual effects culminating with an awful, and confusing, finale. The Blu-ray at least ported over the features including two expansive commentaries while the video/audio transfers are both quite good.

 

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Apr 262013
 

Overall, I suppose if you have nothing better to watch on a Saturday night, you certainly could to worse than The Guilt Trip, plus if you’re a fan of either Rogen or Streisand, you might enjoy a bit more than I did. In the end, the movie does contain a couple of laughs and the pairing of the two stars was well done, but the script fails.

 

 

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Nov 302011
 

Our Idiot Brother is an OK movie but for a comedy doesn’t offer up a lot of laughs and primarily rides the backs of the cast good performances, specifically that of Paul Rudd who makes an otherwise unfunny movie a bit more tolerable. The video and audio transfers are both nice but the disc lacks any substantive features save for a simple commentary.

 

 

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Nov 162011
 

The Echo Bridge 4-film set of “quality” Hellraiser sequels is barebones in terms of features but I guess if you’re a fan of the franchise, I think the audio and video transfers are a step up from their DVD counterparts. At a low price, it’s also not a bad deal but know you’re not going to get anything special.

 

 

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