The Intern has its problems for sure, specifically in the screenplay department where it is a half baked plot and gets sidetracked with semi-subplots that don’t amount to very much and are a bit too outlandish. That said, I did like the core cast, particularly Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway who made this far more entertaining than it really deserved.
Song One is a simple romantic-drama that, albeit not wholly satisfying like Once or Begin Again, still features solid performances by Anne Hathaway, Johnny Flynn and Mary Steenburgen. The Blu-ray released by Cinedigm offers good video and audio transfer while the bonus material is disappointing with no commentary or even making-of featurette.
Song One is a simple romantic-drama that, albeit not wholly satisfying like Once or Begin Again, still features solid performances by Anne Hathaway, Johnny Flynn and Mary Steenburgen. The DVD released by Cinedigm offers good video and audio transfer while the bonus material is disappointing with no commentary or even making-of featurette.
Warner Brothers has announced the date and released artwork for the superhero action-adventure, and final film in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Morgan Freeman.
Love & Other Drugs is propelled by the leads rather than the story. I give major credit for the brave performances by Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal as they don’t go overboard with characters that could’ve been walking movie clichés. Now, the script itself is serviceable but nothing special, in fact it sticks pretty closely to the formula. As for the Blu-ray, it excels in the video department, has a good audio track while the features are more to be desired.
Sadly, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland doesn’t deliver outside of some great looking visuals and his knack for the strange and bizarre, but like even the best of Burton’s films, the characters are rarely compelling and often one-dimensional. This 3D Blu-ray on the other hand does at least offer a third-dimension and easily one of the best 3D BD releases yet. Everything else in this set is basically the same from the original 2D Blu-ray including the audio and features but for those set up with 3D technology, this would be an easy purchase.
Alice in Wonderland has all the technical achievements to be a great and memorable Tim Burton movie that we come to know and respect. The visual effects look great, the voice talent is good… unfortunately the story failed to do anything for me and the performances are all around too strange to either be funny or endearing.
Valentine’s Day may be a two-hour cliché but at the same time it’s fairly harmless and might please some people out there, but for me, I like my romantic-comedies to have, oh I don’t know, a little comedy thrown in there. I know… that’s a silly thing to expect. The Blu-ray itself is also a disappointment with a merely passable video transfer, a decent audio track and some subpar extras, most of which are exclusives.