The Postcard Killings is a movie that I would’ve lost any interest in if not for a respectable cast, led way by Jeffrey Dean Morgan and the film at least did have a couple twists, though the final act it does lose quite a bit of steam.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.