Emma is a nice little Victorian-era drama and the latest Jane Austen adaptation. I don’t know how it compares with others but found this mostly entertaining and engaging due largely to Anya Taylor-Joy.
The Ten Commandments Blu-ray from Paramount now comes in Digibook form and has both the 1923 and 1956 feature films, and though they are the same discs, at a discounted price, and if not already owned, worth picking up.
The Gallows Act II might be a slight step up from the first film if only because it’s a traditionally shot film versus the found footage style, but the story still isn’t the best and the acting mostly subpar (though I did like Ema Horvath in the lead).
Sarah T.: Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic is actually not a half bad little drama from 1975, one which has garnered a modest following over the years and the long wait is over as Shout Factory gives it its home video debut.
Slender Man was a poorly conceived project where there’s not even a good idea at its core, but even besides that, its several years too late and given the darker connections to the character should have given the studio some pause to even make it.
Black Water is hardly terrible and as direct-to-video movies go starring aging action stars, is perfectly serviceable but with a bland script and the fact the two stars aren’t on screen together until towards the end and even then, only for about 15-20 minutes.
How to Talk to Girls at Parties certainly does not give away what the movie is about by its title. It’s a combination of the 1970s British punk scene and science fiction. It is a charming flick thanks to Elle Fanning and Alex Sharp.
Daphne & Velma was an unexpected treat even if it’s not exactly a necessity to really exist but I did have a fun time watching and at least actresses Jeffery and Gilman encompassed the characters nicely and it did feel like a Scooby-Doo film.