The Lawnmower Man Blu-ray released through Shout Factory has some good video/audio transfers and a nice selection of bonus features, though the movie itself is laughably bad and the 141-minute long director’s cut is quite tedious to sit through.
No Escape is an all around entertaining film perfect for a Saturday movie night. No, it doesn’t make you think or have any profound performances but the acting isn’t bad with Owen Wilson serving as a fine everyman type of character and Pierce Brosnan in his small part is a lot of fun. This is probably worthy of a rental.
It’s not too hard to see why Survivor went direct-to-video and in spite of the best efforts of a (mostly) respectable cast and some decent direction from the director, the screenplay needed a few more passes to iron out the plot and, in particular, the characters who are laughably thinly written and just laughable all around. This movie is destined for the dump bin and with a few cuts, will air on Spike TV one day.
The November Man doesn’t really bring anything new to the genre and is more in line with the Bourne franchise with both grit and geopolitics centric to their respective stories. But what makes this stand out is finally seeing Pierce Brosnan returning to form and kicking ass instead of, you know, singing…
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…
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief is truly a phenomenal movie that should be enjoyed by anyone who in the slightest likes science fiction in films today. The movie provides both entertainment and education mixed into one great flick that is for both kids and adults.
Do yourself a favor and go into the film not reading the back of the cover. Anything you might read will likely give away the ending; I thankfully took my own advice so the ending was much more of a surprise.
The Thomas Crown Affair does have plenty of flaws that should’ve made it yet another pointless and inadequate remake to go along with the rest, but the chemistry between Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo, as well as a cool (though illogical) heist makes it all so worth it.
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief is a phenomenal flick that both parents and kids can enjoy together. There are a few things left out that made me knock a star off, and the fact that there may not be a sequel is equally disappointing.