Young Justice: Outsides: The Complete Third Season was a wish come true for fans of the series before it was cancelled after only two seasons and even as someone who wasn’t a regular viewer, watching this third season was a lot of fun.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip is just the latest horrid entry into a series that could’ve stopped after the first, which was the only tolerable one. That said, as bad as it is for adults to watch, and certainly there are far better options out there, young kids will probably me mesmerized by the colors and low key humor.
88 is a different breed of the revenge plot with a lead actress who is great in a dual role, one squeaky clean, the other bad ass criminal, while it’s fun seeing Christopher Lloyd getting work again making a quasi resurgence appearing in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and a variety of DTV flicks (as well as a cameo in A Million Ways to Die in the West). Outside of the acting, though, this is one of the more insane, and inane (with much love), films I’ve seen in some time and its one hell of a way to start 2015.
Planes: Fire and Rescue err Wings: Sky Force One, like its predecessor, is a knockoff of Disney’s Planes which in itself sad, though even worse, we get this one which copies its sequel. The animation is dodgy, the voice acting is OK while the story is only suitable for very young audiences while adults may find it to be tedious.
I’m happy that Warner, through their Archive line, released “Young Justice”: Invasion as a companion to the first season. It’s a great show through and through with excellent action, engaging storylines and nice animation. The Blu-ray release offers some good bonus material and solid video/audio transfers.
Disney’s latest installment in the Tinker Bell Faries line, Secret of the Wings, is a nice little movie that the entire family can watch, though it is still geared towards younger children – and Disney fans of all ages. The Blu-ray set offers up solid audio/video transfers but falter in the features department.
Chernobyl Diaries is a film that uses cheap scares to further a thin and lame story which puts some of the worst episodes of “Lost” to shame. In any case, to go along with a dumb plot and average performances, the Blu-ray doesn’t exactly have the greatest audio/video transfers and the features are paltry.