Dragnet is a really fun, and often funny, crime-comedy that does a good job balancing spoofing or satirizing the original television series and yet at the same time paying respect, which shines through.
The Star technically isn’t a great animated movie by any stretch but it is perfectly safe and unlike The Emoji Movie, did illicit a few laughs from me and never once came across as cynical, and the voice talents was pretty impressive while the animation, albeit nothing extraordinary, was passable.
Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced the date and released artwork for the war-drama, The Exception starring Jai Courtney, Lily James, Janet McTeer and Christopher Plummer and directed by David Leveaux. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.
I give a brief breakdown on Mill Creek’s June 7th multi-movie pack releases, specifically Streets of Fear and Midnight Movie Madness. None of these movies are of high-quality and are mainly remembered for the stars sometimes in smaller roles. At basement bargain prices, these might be worthy for collector’s of these cheap sets.
The Night of the Generals isn’t the most well made WWII film but it is certainly different from others giving it a murder mystery spin to the formula. However, the cast is impressive with Peter O’Toole, Omar Sharif and Donald Pleasance each giving good performances. The Blu-ray released by Twilight Time is basic with good video and audio transfers but lacks in the special features department.
Despite its 7 Academy Award nominations, The Insider is a woefully under-appreciated drama filled with excellent performances and a compelling story. Al Pacino, Russell Crowe and Christopher Plummer are all incredible and Mann’s direction, alongside Dante Spinotti’s lense, makes for a near masterpiece. The Blu-ray offered here fails miserably in the features department but the audio/video transfers are both top notch, the latter especially.
The Man Who Would Be King might not have struck the right chord with me as it has with others, but thanks to Huston’s tight direction, at least an interesting story based on story by Rudyard Kipling and a brilliant looking and breathtaking cinematography by Morris makes this a worthwhile venture.