Nov 212019
 

Angel Has Fallen is pretty much in-line with the first two movies, meaning they’re fine time-wasters but not top-of-the-line action-thrillers and it is on the predictable side. Still, thanks to Gerard Butler and the indispensible Morgan Freeman, it still was an entertaining thriller.

 

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Oct 092019
 

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced the date and released artwork for the action-thriller, Angel Has Fallen starring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith and Danny Huston. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.

 

 

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Jun 162015
 

Run All Night isn’t great but a perfectly satisfactory and entertaining action/thriller flick. Liam Neeson does employ his “special set of skills” but unlike the Taken movies, his character does get more depth and actual emotion. The writing isn’t the best, in particular developing the plot, but this is at least worth a rental.

 

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Apr 092015
 

U Turn is not one of Oliver Stone’s strongest films, although it is one of my favorite of his (taking into consideration I’ve never been a big fan of his), but features a great cast and fantastic performances by Sean Penn and Jennifer Lopez. The Blu-ray distributed by Twilight Time might be limited in features but the video and audio transfers might make it a worthwhile purchase, though as usual, it’s not a cheap release.

 

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Apr 192013
 

Ruben Fleischer’s Gangster Squad no doubt blew the opportunity to be a special crime-drama and instead it stumbles trying to emulate other gangster movies in the past. Still, I couldn’t help but enjoy the movie especially the performances from Brolin, Gosling, Robert Patrick and Sean Penn that it makes for a worthwhile viewing even with its flaws. The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack offers excellent audio/video transfers and for a Warner release, there’s a good amount of features.

 

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Jul 182011
 

Arthur is certainly a fun little romp, but ultimately, I feel a lot of people will dismiss it simply because it’s a remake and it stars Russell Brand. While maybe not a purchase, I’d say give it a rent. The Blu-ray itself doesn’t have much in the features department but the audio and video are both good.

 

 

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Feb 222011
 

48 Hrs is a great buddy-action flick but not because of the story but, like others in the genre, the dynamic between the two leads. Both Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy do a great job bouncing off one another which provides for some good laughs mixed in with well done chases. Unfortunately, the Blu-ray doesn’t do either of them justice as the, specifically, video transfer is pretty bad with only a couple of scenes that actually looks like its high-def while everything else is blotchy.

 

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