Sep 022022
 

Cool World was an interesting concept and had some fun visuals but the characters were as thinly developed and the story felt sloppy, if not also uninteresting. Had potential but the end result was a mess and not a surprise why I never bothered to re-watch since its release.

 

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Jun 242022
 

Assault on Precinct 13 comes to Blu-ray courtesy via Mill Creek Entertainment. This bargain release version (sans bonus material) stars Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, John Leguizamo, Maria Bello and Drea De Matteo.

 

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Mar 172022
 

Vikings: The Complete Series arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and includes all of the extras from the individual season releases and is out this past Tuesday, March 15th.

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Sep 182020
 

Ghost Ship is the worst kind of horror movie. It’s pretty darn dull, nothing especially frightening although I’ll give it some props for a decent set design and gore effects, just not much else going for it.

 

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Oct 062018
 

The Man in the Iron Mask is a well made adventure film featuring solid performances, namely Gabriel Byrne and Jeremy Irons and fairly impressive for being screenwriter Randall Wallace’s directorial debut.

 

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Feb 012018
 

Gothic was released in 1986 but might as well have been filmed in the ‘60s with its psychedelic-like filmmaking style which some might find a lot of fun, but I felt was more confusing and even tedious. The performances at least weren’t bad headlined by Natasha Richardson along with respectable production design.

 

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Feb 132016
 

While The 33 certainly tells a compelling story, this film adaptation of it is a bit too paint-by-numbers and doesn’t come close to living up to the actual news coverage which from my recollection was nearly 24/7.

 

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Sep 262015
 

Mad Dog Time is an odd-ball of a movie, a throwback to the days of the Rat Pac era, it was written and directed by Joey Bishop’s son, and although plenty of the dark humor didn’t quite work, it’s not an altogether terrible flick, though nothing I’d watch again in spite of a respectable cast.

 

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May 082015
 

Admittedly, I’m not the biggest fan of supernatural horror or demonic possession flicks with some obvious exceptions (The Exorcist for one) but for some of its flaws, mainly dating itself to the time period with the music and style, Stigmata is a decent enough flick and tolerable thanks to Patricia Arquette and Gabriel Byrne (who two months later would go on to play Satan in End of Days).

 

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May 152014
 

After a rough start, Vampire Academy finds its footing into the second act with characters one could care about and dialogue that is sharp and actually quite funny if not only merely amusing. However, the star of this picture, and somebody I hope can find bigger and more wide ranging projects, is Zoey Deutch who is incredible and could be the saving grace.

 

 

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