Batman: Gotham by Gaslight is a solid entry into the vaunted DC Animated Universe line that excels with some great Victorian-style animation and two top-notch voice acting by Bruce Greenwood and Jennifer Carpenter.
Limitless was a fun show with plenty of potential, building off of the intriguing premise of the feature film and giving it a quasi procedural format and with Bradley Cooper guest starring gives it some needed weight. Sadly, the ratings apparently were not good enough and, as of this time, couldn’t pull off an Unforgettable and see new life elsewhere.
The Devil’s Hand is an oft times trite supernatural-horror film with some so-so acting from actors I normally love watching including Rufus Sewell and Colm Meaney. It’s easy to see why this was a quick dump job by Lionsgate and offers no bonus material while the video/audio transfers are serviceable enough, however.
The Factory was a film destined for failure and Dark Castle studio knew they had a dud upon its completion as its distribution partner in Warner Brothers obviously didn’t want to spend any money releasing to theaters. Instead, it sat on shelves for five years before being hastily dumped on DVD with no features and standard video/audio transfers.
Seeking Justice is a serviceable film that’s not going to challenge the brain, especially the plot, but because of a thankfully subdued Nicolas Cage and an impressive supporting cast, it’s at least worth checking out even if it’s only a rental. The Blu-ray isn’t anything to write home about either with a superficial featurette and a trailer. The audio and video transfers are fine if not unexceptional.
There are many reasons I should dislike, even hate, Gone from the simple story to the one-dimensional supporting characters, but there’s something about Amanda Seyfried that elevates this from forgettable made-for-television drivel to semi-forgettable, slightly entertaining, direct-to-video release. For sure, that’s not high praise but I think if you’re a fan of Seyfried’s, then it might be worth checking out, especially for a slow Saturday afternoon.
Check out the new trailer for the Amanda Seyfried thriller, Gone, co-starring Jennifer Carpenter (“Dexter”), Sebastian Stan (Captain America), Wes Bentley (Jonah Hex) and Joel David Moore (Hatchet, “Bones”). The film will be released in theaters on February 24, 2012.