Friendsgiving sort of excels thanks to Malin Akerman and Kat Dennings surrounded by a nice supporting cast. Didn’t think the script did this ensemble a whole lot of favors, but I did chuckle few times at least.
I’d say I was vastly disappointed with Misconduct considering the cast the filmmaker managed to gather but I’ve been reviewing too long to give my hopes up and the studio of late hasn’t had a the best of track records but with the likes of Al Pacino and Anthony Hopkins, even in the late stages of their careers, you’d think the script would’ve been better.
The Final Girls is one of the better surprises of 2015 with some clever writing, a fun plot device and some unexpectedly genuine moments with the mother-daughter storyline. The Blu-ray has a fair amount of features especially the two commentary tracks and the video and audio transfers are more than adequate for the genre.
While I didn’t think The Numbers Station was anything special, there’s still enough here to warrant at least a rental. Cusack and Akerman deliver enticing performances, and that includes Cusack being dourer than ever, the story unfolds in a unique manner and at least provides some entertainment until the end. The Blu-ray offers adequate video/audio transfers and the single featurette is OK, getting insights by the cast and crew.
Catch .44 is a mess of a film that would’ve been gone and forgotten on shelves if not for the name cast the filmmakers managed to gather. The writing isn’t the best and the acting, despite having some good talent, doesn’t make it any better. The Blu-ray at least has serviceable video and audio transfers but the features don’t measure up.
Happythankyoumoreplease does have some clichés but thanks to the writing, directing and performance by Josh Radnor, it stands above the rest making it more memorable than most indie flicks. As far as the Blu-ray is concerned, the video and audio are both alright, although the video transfer could’ve been a heck lot better and there isn’t a whole lot in terms of features.