Walt Disney Home Entertainment has announced the date and released artwork for the epic action-adventure ensemble, Avengers: Infinity War starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and 100 others. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.
The Meteor Man is hardly a good movie but it has its charms and I can see why it has somewhat of a following of late. It’s a Robert Townsend pet project but I think it would’ve serviced the movie more if he decided to not also star. As it is, I suppose its passable entertainment but nothing more.
Volcano isn’t exactly a memorable disaster movie as it utilizes every cliché in the book but Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche and, to a lesser extent, Don Cheadle, each give admirable performances slugging through stilted dialogue and utterly laughable situations. Still, it’s passable entertainment but don’t go in, or leave, with anything more than what it is. The Blu-ray is a quick release by Anchor Bay, through Twentieth Century Fox, as they didn’t even bother putting in a menu system.
Iron Man 3 is hardly the perfect comic book movie and while it certainly was better than its predecessor, which was more of a prequel to The Avengers, it didn’t quite meet the standards of the first movie. Even so, Downey Jr. once again hits it out of the park and the plot itself, albeit simple, was engaging enough. I wasn’t overly thrilled with the villains although Kingsley and Pearce give it their all. Iron Man 3 is a fun, entertaining film perfect to kick off the theatrical summer season.
As a whole, Flight is hardly a terrible movie and there are far worse choices out there, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was severely disappointed. The Blu-ray has a limited selection of features but is worth watching and both of the audio/video transfers are quite nice. If you like Denzel Washington and don’t mind melodrama on steroids or alcohol, then this might be worth a rental, otherwise wait for this to air on television.
Traffic still is as engrossing today as it was the first day I saw it in the theaters 11 years ago. The performances all around are fantastic while Soderbergh’s style, now a standard for him, was unique and beautiful. When it comes to the Criterion Blu-ray release, I’d say it’s on par in the video and audio realm as the Universal release but obviously this is the edition to go with as it contains several featurettes and commentaries.
Anchor Bay Home Entertainment has been kind enough to provide a copy of Brooklyn’s Finest crime-drama starring Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke and Wesley Snipes on Blu-ray and now here’s your chance to win it! No trivia questions to answer. No pop quiz (hot shot). All you have to do is e-mail the address below and wa-la, that’s it! Of course, please read the instructions below because if you do not follow it, your entry will be tossed (since I’m making this so easy for you *wink*)…
1. Full Name
2. Home Address (within the United States only)
3. E-mail Address (even if it’s with the one you are sending this entry with, so make sure it is valid as it will be used for notification)
4. In the Subject, Type “Brooklyn’s Finest Blu-ray Contest”
5. Send Entry to: firstname.lastname@example.org (if link does not work, please copy and paste the address)
Contest will end on July 31st, 2010 and the winner will be e-mailed.
That’s it! Good luck to everyone!