I usually enjoy these interconnected ensemble movies but Even Money never quite gelled though the performances from Danny DeVito, Tim Roth were rather good, but not enough to make this a must rental or purchase.
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has announced the date and released artwork for the romantic-thriller, Fifty Shades Darker starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Kim Basinger and Marcia Gay Harden and directed by James Foley. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.
The Nice Guys didn’t quite match my expectations but the laughs still were there and I did enjoy the bro chemistry that developed between Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling to the point I was able to overlook a story that seemed to get stretched a bit too thin, especially going into the third act. It’s no Kiss Kiss Bang Bang but still well worth watching.
Blind Date is a fun little romantic-comedy that, with the casting of Bruce Willis, tries to capture the rivalry/romance of “Moonlighting” which was into its second season when this was released in 1987. The Blu-ray released by RLJ Entertainment has zero bonus material but the video transfer is excellent and the lossless audio is good enough. For a low price, this is well worth picking up.
Cellular is a high-octane thriller with great action and suspense throughout. Kim Basinger, Chris Evans and William H. Macy all turn in great performances with a story that could’ve easily gone wrong and became just another forgettable thriller. The Blu-ray offers up solid video and audio transfers and although there is nothing new in the features department, what is there is fascinating to watch.
9½ Weeks is a product of its time. Sure, there are some good, dramatic scenes and performances but as a whole, it’s nothing special and even at times can be a bit strange and creepy. Even so, this is hardly a terrible movie a bit clichéd as far as movies about sex goes. The Blu-ray at least has good audio and video transfers, though is light in features.