Feb 192018
 

The Star technically isn’t a great animated movie by any stretch but it is perfectly safe and unlike The Emoji Movie, did illicit a few laughs from me and never once came across as cynical, and the voice talents was pretty impressive while the animation, albeit nothing extraordinary, was passable.

 

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Feb 152016
 

This “Double Feature” release from Shout Factory is the definition of a mixed bag. While Millennium was pretty darn good with a compelling story and respectable acting, R.O.T.O.R. is the exact opposite in every regard and easily is one of the worst films I’ve seen in some time if not ever.

 

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Dec 152014
 

Dolphin Tale 2 is an unnecessary sequel but a harmless one with a wholesome message and something families will immensely enjoy especially young ones. The performances are pretty basic but having a couple respectable actors like Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman helps elevate a thin script and predictable story.

 

 

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Jun 052014
 

The Motel Life is a somber but well acted drama headlined by Emile Hirsch and Stephen Dorff who both work well together playing brothers. The writing is well done and it’s not your typical, run-of-the-mill film interjecting animation into the storytelling. The Blu-ray released by Cinedigm is light on any substantial special features but the video is good and the audio acceptable.

 

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Feb 182013
 

Deadfall is a simplistic and predictable drama-thriller but thanks to a suspenseful performance from Eric Bana makes for an engaging flick which is well worth at least one viewing. The supporting cast, including Olivia Wilde and Charlie Hunnam, are mostly impressive even if Wilde’s accent is a bit wonky at times. The Blu-ray offers up excellent audio/video transfers but the features are pretty thin in terms of substance.

 

 

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Feb 172013
 

A Star is Born is a well acted music-drama by Kris Kristofferson and Barbara Streisand who both share wonderful chemistry. The Blu-ray book released by Warner Brothers doesn’t have a plethora of features, not even a behind-the-scenes featurette, but the commentary by Streisand is compelling and the audio/video transfers are both above average. If you can snag this for under $20, then it might be worth picking up.

 

 

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Jun 302012
 

Blade II is a great movie and one of the better comic book films to be released in the past decade. Having Guillermo del Toro helm this entry was one reason for its success especially in the visual realm. The action is well shot and the suspense is maintained throughout. It also features a good performance from Wesley Snipes as well as Ron Perlman who make for a cool baddie.

 

 

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