Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle exemplifies the early 2000s so damn well, and yes I realize McG was parodying the action schlock from that time period (like M:I2) but doesn’t do it very well, or at least the humor rarely lands.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is my least favorite of the series yet it’s still entertaining with a compelling enough mystery surrounding the plot and it was nice seeing the young cast becoming comfortable in their respective roles while the addition of Kenneth Branagh gives the darker tone, compared to Sorcerer’s Stone, some levity.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone might not be perfect, it was however the perfect way to introduce audiences to this world and characters we would follow for the next several years. Even so, I was thoroughly entertained and they really did a great job casting the three unknowns and surrounding them with some excellent talent.
A Fish Called Wanda finally gets the proper Blu-ray treatment with a remastered video which puts the 2011 release to shame and this is a movie that deserved it as it is an often hilarious comedy featuring wonderful performances, especially Kevin Kline who earned the Academy Award.
This is a release you buy solely for the movies and both The Great Muppet Caper and Muppet Treasure Island are great movies for the entire family, though latter is a tad darker in comparison. However, the bonus material is limited (and mostly non-existent with Caper) but the audio and video transfers are both well done and don’t appear to have been DNR’d to death.
While I’ve never been a big fan of the characters, Winnie the Pooh has stood the test of time and with this theatrical film, it will hopefully find new fans. The movie itself is fun and wholesome for the entire family. It’s not going to challenge your mind or even break new ground in terms of… well… anything be it animation or voice talents, however I enjoyed it well enough for what it is.