Mar 072017
 

Solace was one of the better surprises of this young 2017 year (even though it was technically released on a limited level in late 2016). Even so, I found it to be a compelling suspense-thriller with some fine performances from Hopkins, Morgan and Farrell and well worth at least a rental.

 

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Dec 192016
 

Lionsgate has announced the date and released artwork for the suspense-thriller, Solace starring Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Abbie Cornish and Colin Farrell and directed by Afonso Poyart. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.

 

 

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Jul 152016
 

The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Ultimate Edition does plenty things to correct the hacked up theatrical version though if you didn’t like the plot the first go-around, the UE won’t change your mind. For myself, as a fan of Batman in particular, found it entertaining mainly for Ben Affleck’s portrayal as the Dark Knight and a nice glimpse of what’s to come for Gadot’s Wonder Woman.

 

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Dec 202015
 

It’s not hard to see why Heist had a very limited theater run before being released to DTV obscurity in spite of a nice cast between Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Robert De Niro. But thanks to a bad script, with far too many contrivances to ignore, this is the type of movie easily forgotten within a day and thrown in with the rest of the subpar flicks.

 

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Dec 032015
 

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced the date and released artwork for the suspense thriller, Heist starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kate Bosworth, Gina Carano and Robert De Niro and directed by Scott Mann. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.

 

 

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Review: The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe DVD

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Aug 202015
 

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe is a standard Lifetime made-for-television but the performances are mostly good headlined by Susan Sarandon and I guess as bio-pics go, it’s not terrible though hardly anything memorable and the replay value is minimal. The DVD release is rather basic with no bonus material while the video/audio transfers are both adequate.

 

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Mar 122013
 

Red Dawn wasn’t an awful movie and even though the cast, Hemsworth especially, to their best with what they were given, it’s one of those movies that you will forget a day after seeing it. It’s not so bad it’s good and it’s not so good that you’ll want to boast about it to friends or family. I’m not entirely against remakes particularly if it’s remaking something that wasn’t that great to begin with but make it worthwhile and there the filmmakers failed the most.

 

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Jan 062013
 

The Possession is yet another in the long line of movies trying to emulate or copy the original exorcism masterpiece. In fairness, the film does have a couple creepy moments but they’re easily overshadowed by stilted acting and unintentionally funny scenes. The Blu-ray does have solid video/audio transfers and an OK set of features.

 

 

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Jan 172012
 

Texas Killing Fields is a bit of a disappointment. Director Ami Canaan Mann has some of the visual talents of her father but the story doesn’t quite fit and most of all, the characters are soulless and/or un-relatable. I couldn’t care less what happened to anybody in this film and thus didn’t care for the crimes themselves. This is not a compelling movie in any way which is unfortunately given the talent attached.

 

 

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Apr 112011
 

The Resident is a mundane film with one good performance by Swank, a forgettable one by Morgan and a confusing one by Christopher Lee. The film itself is filled with clichés and the DVD/Blu-ray cover with the woman in front and an “intense” guy behind has been done ad osmium. I guess the only good news about this release is the video is more than half decent while the audio shines loudly being one of the better lossless tracks I’ve encountered thus far this year.

 

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Jul 242010
 

The Losers could have been a fun little action flick but instead most of the action-filled scenes are kind of mundane and the story itself isn’t very interesting. I guess those who are a fan of the comic book might enjoy the film for what it is, but I had hoped that instead of a toned down PG-13 flick, we could’ve instead gotten something similar to Wanted, a film that goes all-out with its sex and violence and thus provided a unique entertainment experience.

 

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