Nov 102017
 

Cars 3 is a fine conclusion to what I have found to be a lackluster series for Disney/Pixar that really shouldn’t have been a series to begin with. But as it is, and outside of the ridiculous and contrived finale, I did find this mostly entertaining.

 

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May 292017
 

The Assignment had an interesting premise and starts off well, if not weird, enough before devolving into familiar territory for the remainder of the film. On the plus side, Michelle Rodriguez isn’t bad once she’s rid of the hilariously bad fake beard and you can never have enough Sigourney Weaver in a movie.

 

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Apr 102017
 

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced the date and released artwork for the action/thriller, The Assignment starring Michelle Rodriguez, Tony Shalhoub, Anthony LaPaglia and Sigourney Weaver and directed by Walter Hill. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.

 

 

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Sep 042016
 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows might’ve been an ever-so-slight improvement over its predecessor but that’s not saying a whole lot. It’s still too Bayish for my taste and the inordinate amount of visual effects makes it tiring, though the fan service at least makes it a tolerable enough experience.

 

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Oct 152015
 

The final season of “Nurse Jackie” culminates a solid series for Showtime and allows for Edie Falco to carry the show and remind just how strong of an actress she is dating back to “The Sopranos”. The show itself has never been a favorite of mine or anything but it’s entertaining enough. The Blu-ray released by Lionsgate is fine and includes excellent video and audio transfers and a adequate selection of bonus material.

 

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Dec 182014
 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an inoffensively bad movie made for an entirely different audience than those who grew up with the reptiles in the 1980s and 1990s. But taking that aside, it’s a thin story, poor writing and chaotic direction that makes it really hard to watch culminating with a lame and underwhelming finale. The Blu-ray release comes with excellent audio/video transfers but the bonus features are limited.

 

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Nov 212013
 

Pain & Gain might have its moments but the characters are mostly unlikeable and even acknowledging the substance of the plot, it’s not enough to recommend even though Mark Wahlberg is quite good in his role. Now, this “Special Collector’s Edition” Blu-ray re-release only has one feature, a 57-minute long documentary and while it’s well worth watching, it’s hardly worth the cost unless you never bothered buying the bare bones release.

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Oct 262013
 

Cars is hardly Pixar’s best film, not even in the top 5, but there’s some magic to it and you can’t go wrong with the voice talent of Paul Newman, the perfect choice for the role. This 3D Blu-ray release by Disney basically has the same content as the original releases although the audio does get a nice upgrade.

 

 

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Jul 012013
 

Paramount Home Entertainment has announced the date and released artwork for the crime action/comedy, Pain & Gain starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie and Tony Shalhoub. It is the latest film from action director Michael Bay and is based, at least in part, on true events.

 

 

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Jul 052012
 

Impostor isn’t a terrible film, at least not as bad as some have made it out to be, but it does come across amateurish in its style (Fleder seems to love using angles), but the acting isn’t too bad and the production design and, given the budget, visual effects is OK. This isn’t the kind of film that will challenge your brain and compared with other Philip K. Dick adaptations, it’s a mid level release.

 

 

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