Fighting with My Family is a surprisingly well done biographic drama featuring a transformative performance from Florence Pugh aided by a great supporting cast including Nick Frost and Lena Headey as Paige’s brash but loveable parents.
The Huntsman: Winter’s War isn’t terrible yet clearly a movie that should never have been greenlit (at best might’ve served well as a TV series with an unknown cast). Even so, there’s some moments that worked, the visual effects were OK and I did enjoy the ensemble cast, mainly Hemsworth and Chastain.
Cuban Fury is a fun, if not uneven, music-comedy. Nick Frost and Rashida Jones both turn in fine and funny performances and the music itself is catchy, even for those unfamiliar with the style; all in all, this is rental worthy. The Blu-ray released by Entertainment One offers good video and audio transfers while the bonus material, albeit limited, is somewhat worth a watch.
The World’s End has its moments and I did chuckle more than once but the characters, Pegg’s especially, are mostly un-redeemable twats though since for the most part they’ve worked together in the past, they at least share a friendly comradery with one another and it’s always nice to see Rosamund Pike in a movie…
Although hardly a great sequel even when compared with the others, Ice Age: Continental Drift overcomes any problems with a thin plot with at least a modestly fun adventure with likeable characters and jokes which mostly hit the mark. No, it’s not remotely close to anything Pixar has put out or even DreamWorks Animation for that matter, but since it only clocks in at 88-minutes, it’s a breezy flick to watch on a slow afternoon which the entire family can enjoy.
The Adventures of Tintin is an admirable project headed by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson. The animation is gorgeous and gone is the creepy factor that plagued other mo-cap flicks such as Mars Needs Moms. And yet, the story itself never quite gets off the ground between mind-numbing numerous action sequences and, worst of all, paper thin characters who, save for Braddock, are so boring that it’s hard to really care about their journey.