Oct 232017
 

Although I wasn’t as head-over-heels for Baby Driver compared to some, a few even calling it subtle which this is not, this still is an entertaining time with a tried and oft successful plot and features some great car chases, the opening especially, and is worthy of a rental at the least.

 

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Oct 082016
 

Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil is a nice inclusion in Warner’s Archive Collection and while I didn’t particularly think very much of the movie, there’s at least some good elements headlined by another masterful performance from Kevin Spacey and even John Cusack contributes well.

 

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Feb 272015
 

Horrible Bosses 2 like its comedy sequels that have come before (see The Hangover 2 & 3), is the definition of unnecessary and kind of lazy in its jokes. On the plus side Chris Pine was a hoot to watch in a completely comedic role (vs. the balance of snark and drama in the Star Trek movies) and the three stooges at least looked like they were having a good time which helped pass the time.

 

 

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Jan 232012
 

See No Evil, Hear No Evil is Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder at their best. The story isn’t great and in fact is quite dumb but the pair’s comedic timing and chemistry makes the 100-minutes so worthwhile. As far as the Blu-ray is concerned, not surprisingly there are no features but the audio and video transfers are definitely better than the DVD counterpart.

 

 

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Jan 022012
 

Margin Call has some good things going for it like a good ensemble cast, some sharp dialogue and an interesting premise. Unfortunately that same premise only carries the movie so far before it becomes tedious and redundant. While none of the performances predominantly noteworthy, I did think Kevin Spacey and Paul Bettany stood out above the rest while Jeremy Irons played his usual douchebag/villain part, though toned down.

 

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Jan 022012
 

Margin Call has some good things going for it like a good ensemble cast, some sharp dialogue and an interesting premise. Unfortunately that same premise only carries the movie so far before it becomes tedious and redundant. While none of the performances predominantly noteworthy, I did think Kevin Spacey and Paul Bettany stood out above the rest while Jeremy Irons played his usual douchebag/villain part, though toned down.

 

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Nov 132011
 

I can’t say Father of Invention is a bad film but one that’s disappointing considering the kind of cast writer/director Trent Cooper managed to wrangle. It’s not sure what kind of film it’s supposed to be and the performances, or how the characters were written, was either average or at times even annoying.

 

 

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Oct 292011
 

A decent rental, but unless you are in love with any of these actors, Horrible Bosses might be a tough buy at $20. For $10, I’d say go for it. The Blu-ray boasts average picture and audio quality, with little to no extras, so be warned.

 

 

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Jun 062011
 

The Superman: The Complete Anthology is a fine set for sure and while the features are certainly comprehensive between vintage featurettes and multiple expansive documentaries and commentaries, but in particular the video has much to be desired. This isn’t to say they don’t look good but compared with the work Fox did with their Alien complete set, this one pales by comparison.

 

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May 102011
 

The Usual Suspects is a fantastic modern film noir that has only gotten better with age. The ensemble cast is utterly fantastic delving into everything from dark humor to bloody violence in a short span of time. As for the Blu-ray, I am giving this a 2/5 not because the disc isn’t worth owning on Blu-ray but because it is the same disc that has been available for years and at an extra premium for a useless book, it might be worth picking up the older version.

 

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Nov 172009
 

negotiator

The Negotiator – the 1998 suspense-thriller directed by F. Gary Gray (Law Abiding Citizen) – is well written with an amazing ensemble cast and two incredible lead actors in Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey. It’s not particularly well polished in terms of the direction but the story is well laid out and despite what appears to be a bloated 139-minute running time, every minute is used to first set up the plot and second dramatically ramp up the mystery and suspense aspects for the second and third acts. Read More…

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