Nov 032017
 

Atomic Blonde might not have lived up to my expectations but it is still an entertaining Cold War spy thriller excelling both with some well done fight sequences and solid performances from Charlize Theron and James McAvoy.

 

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Sep 212017
 

Transformers: The Last Knight is another poor entry into a franchise that just won’t die, though its $605M worldwide gross was the lowest so there is hope. In any case, I didn’t feel this was as bad as Age of Extinction but that’s not saying much.

 

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Sep 132017
 

Fox Home Entertainment has announced the date and released artwork for the crime-thriller comedy, Keeping Up with the Joneses starring Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot and directed by Greg Mottola (Superbad). Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.

 

 

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Aug 142017
 

Once Upon a Time in Venice doesn’t quite work either as crime or comedy, but I have to admit to chucking a few times here and there and can appreciate the cast, though the likes of John Goodman and Famke Janssen were underutilized.

 

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Jul 152017
 

Kong: Skull Island isn’t perfect but still fun and entertaining enough with director Vogt-Roberts intermixing monster movie with a Vietnam-era war picture and even the human characters weren’t bad, if not thinly written at times while Kong himself does show a bit of personality and his CGI was pretty good.

 

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Jul 132017
 

RLJ Entertainment has announced the date and released artwork for the crime-comedy, Once Upon a Time in Venice starring Bruce Willis, John Goodman, Jason Momoa, Famke Janssen and Thomas Middleditch. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.

 

 

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May 242017
 

Warner Home Video has announced the date and released artwork for the action-adventurer, Kong: Skull Island starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly and John Goodman  and directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.

 

 

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Dec 082016
 

No Escape is an all around entertaining film perfect for a Saturday movie night. No, it doesn’t make you think or have any profound performances but the acting isn’t bad with Owen Wilson serving as a fine everyman type of character and Pierce Brosnan in his small part is a lot of fun. This is probably worthy of a rental.

 

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Nov 232016
 

Although hardly great, C.H.U.D. is a fun 1980s flick with some OK performances from an impressive cast led way by future Home Alone alums John Heard and Daniel Stern. The story is goofy but still classic so for any fans of the era, it might make for a enjoyable trip down memory lane.

 

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Aug 302016
 

Ratchet & Clank is a perfectly safe movie for younger viewers and passable enough for parents to watch with them, however between the animation and story, this probably better off as a direct-to-video release than something a studio spent millions to release to theaters.

 

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Jun 182016
 

10 Cloverfield Lane is a strong sci-fi thriller that, even though it’s been many years since I last saw it, equals the original and had the added bonus of not being in the found footage style and features better characters. I’m not sure how well this will hold up in the long run however but at the moment I found it to be thoroughly entertaining.

 

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Feb 142016
 

Love the Coopers has an impressive cast but below par script. It’s not all that entertaining despite having the likes of John Goodman, Diane Keaton, Marisa Tomei and Alan Arkin (not to mention Anthony Mackie in a thankless role) and with some snips could easily air on TBS to fill airtime around Thanksgiving or Christmas.

 

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Feb 102016
 

Trumbo is a well made movie that probably will be more remembered for its performances, specifically by Bryan Cranston who received an Academy Award nomination for his great performance as Dalton Trumbo. Outside of the acting, though, I don’t think this was an especially memorable flick but well worth checking out.

 

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May 032015
 

The Gambler isn’t the worst film around but it’s uninspiring and lacks energy which is a shame considering the cast assembled, and that does include Mark Wahlberg, but otherwise the writing is subpar and the plot itself is just all around dull. For his part, John Goodman was a lot of fun to watch it’s just unfortunate it was more or less a cameo appearance.

 

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Oct 182014
 

The Steven Spielberg: Director’s Collection is a fine selection, that Universal has access to, that general movies fans will appreciate, even if a couple aren’t that great (1941 and Always specifically). However, given the studio’s history, those who already own previous releases like E.T. and Jurassic Park, could wait as I’m sure the exclusive titles will come available on their own at some point down the road.

 

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