Going in Style is a light-hearted but incredibly fun, and oft funny, movie that excels almost entirely on the cast charms and chemistry with one another as Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin work so well off one another, even when the script isn’t all that creative.
Warner Home Video has announced the date and released artwork for the crime comedy, Going in Style starring Alan Arkin, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine and directed by Zach Braff. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.
50 Years of Star Trek isn’t a bad documentary but by the same token, nothing overly special outside of that it features the final interview with the late Leonard Nimoy and perhaps that alone is worth the price admission.
Back in Time and its filmmakers had such a golden opportunity with the number of participants they managed to interview and instead we get an aimless focus on subject with the first half starting off well enough before meandering into the fan aspects and nearly completely ignoring the two sequels. As it stands, it might be worth streaming off of Netflix but nothing more than that.
88 is a different breed of the revenge plot with a lead actress who is great in a dual role, one squeaky clean, the other bad ass criminal, while it’s fun seeing Christopher Lloyd getting work again making a quasi resurgence appearing in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and a variety of DTV flicks (as well as a cameo in A Million Ways to Die in the West). Outside of the acting, though, this is one of the more insane, and inane (with much love), films I’ve seen in some time and its one hell of a way to start 2015.
Zodiac: Signs of the Apocalypse is yet another forgettable SyFy Original Movie that is more filler for that station than anything. Its uber-cheap production budget is evident with utterly laughable visual effects, subpar acting and a paint-by-numbers script that utilizes the same formula of other TV movies used in the past 10+ years. The DVD released by Anchor Bay is really basic with no bonus material and average/adequate audio/video transfers.
This 25th Anniversary edition of Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a great set and includes all the features from the Vista Series edition but gets a boost from great audio/video transfers to go along with an all around fantastic movie that is just as good when I last saw it (probably a good 15 years ago). Although the price is a bit steep ($24 at the time of this writing), it’s well worth the cost.
Piranha DD is more or less a SyFy Original Movie with nudity. The story, such as there is, is pretty thin (not surprising, though) but the dagger in this movie is unlike its predecessor, it’s not much fun to watch. I’ll give credit to Danielle Panabaker for trying her best and even the director for attempting to bring back the 1970s monster slasher genre, but for me, I just didn’t find this to have any redeeming value, even in the genre.
Clue is one of those comedies that have stood the test of time. The actors are so funny and perfectly cast for their respective roles and despite being based on a board game, and as inane/forced as the plot is, it’s reasonably mysterious to go along with the comedy. The Blu-ray offers up a nice high-definition video transfer and although the audio isn’t the greatest, it’s still OK.