King of Thieves had an interesting true story premise for sure and while the cast itself is filled with some legendary older actors, the script writing needed some work, the direction was pedestrian and seems like Michael Caine was miscast.
Point Break just might be the most pointless remake yet (Total Recall is a close second) with uninspiring performances, save maybe for Ray Winstone’s limited role, including Luke Bracey as such a bland main character, even the more reliable Edgar Ramirez did little for me as the charismatic villain.
Lords of London is the latest British crime drama but unlike some others, it doesn’t have a compelling plot and the acting is, at best, sufficient, and that includes Ray Winstone who is vastly wasted in his role. The DVD released by Lionsgate is basic with no bonus material while the video and audio transfers are average.
The Gunman isn’t terrible and some interesting ideas but the execution was lacking through Sean Penn gives a solid performance though the supporting cast was a complete waste especially Ray Winstone and Idris Elba, neither of whose talents were adequately tapped in to. The Blu-ray released by Universal is a tad weak with no bonus features but the audio and video transfers are both excellent.
Noah might’ve received high praise from some critics but for myself, I didn’t find much of this all that entertaining from the asinine storyline, the bizarre rock creatures who seemed to belong in a Peter Jackson movie and most of all a lead character who by movie’s end was rooting against. The film is also terribly bloated and a lot of material could’ve been trimmed or removed.
The Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures is a great set for fans of the franchise. Each of the film’s 1080p HD transfer is amazing to go along with the lossless DTS-HD Master Audio tracks. The only drawback is that features from the previous releases, including Kingdom of the Crystal Skull were not ported over.
I enjoyed London Boulevard, warts, clichés and all, and because of the casting and some nice camera work, I’d give this a slight recommendation, though it might be wise for a rental. The Blu-ray itself comes with solid video and audio transfers but the special features are much to be desired.
Sony Pictures has announced the date and released artwork for the crime drama, London Boulevard starring Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, Ray Winstone, David Thewlis and Ben Chaplin. It is the directorial debut of William Monahan (The Departed). Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.
Edge of Darkness certainly has an edge to it in terms of the thrills and while the mystery aspect of the plot never quite materializes, the return and performance of Mel Gibson makes this at least a worthy venture.