While hardly bad, Punisher: War Zone suffers mostly from a thin story and a tonal mismatch from the serious Punisher character versus the ever so cartoony villain and the campy performance from Dominic West.
Tomb Raider might be the exception to the rule of an actually good video game adaptation, and not in a so bad it’s good like the Jolie version. I genuinely enjoyed the action sequences and Alicia Vikander really embodied Lara Croft in the character’s current form, quite well.
Warner Brothers Home Entertainment has announced the date and released artwork for the action-adventure, Tomb Raider starring Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins and Kristin Scott Thomas. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.
Finding Dory may not have the emotional resonance of its predecessor, yet it’s still a highlight entertaining entry in the Pixar line, even if it’s on the lower half of their films, which have generally been high quality work with one exception (Cars 2). The voice talents are all top notch and the animation is absolutely beautiful.
Money Monster, in spite of the talent involved, never delivers. George Clooney and Julia Roberts give good performances but I had a really hard time feeling sorry for Jack O’Connell’s Kyle character even as the filmmakers try to pull at the dramatic strings in the third act.
While not quite as strong as its inaugural season, “The Affair” excels mainly on the acting more so than the stories which, for me, aren’t quite as compelling. Still, it’s at least entertaining and at only 12 episodes, can binge watch, well over the course of only a couple of days anyway.
In Rock Star, I can respect Mark Wahlberg’s performance, and some of those in the supporting cast like Timothy Olymphant and Jason Flemyng, but it’s a clichéd drama that never quite hit the, ahem, right high notes to make for an engaging drama. The Blu-ray released by Warner has some thin special features while the video/audio transfers are at least sufficient.
I don’t mind admitting Chicago is an amazing musical that holds up just as well today as it did 10 years ago and still deserving of its 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture. The performances, both in acting and singing, from Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere are astounding not to mention Queen Latifah and John C. Reilly also turn in wonderful performances.