Ambition is normally the type of movie right in my wheelhouse and the film does start off well enough before coming right off the rails at the end. However, I will say lead actress Katherine Hughes acquitted herself well enough.
The Abbott & Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection is an amazing set from Shout Factory that, along with 28 fun films, had great audio and video transfers across the board to go along with a nice selection of bonus material.
Big Trouble in Little China isn’t one of my favorite films of the 80s nor is it one of my favorites from John Carpenter, but despite some lackluster character development and a plot that feels a bit disjointed, ignoring all of that makes for a fun flick.
Road Games is not for everyone with many loving it, but I’m not one of those, however I did enjoy Stacy Keach’s performance at least and the Australian setting was interesting, just the story never came together.
This is another great release from Shout Factory and although some of the films are far from perfect and even taking into consideration that I’m generally not always the biggest fan of the supernatural-horror genre, this is still worth picking up for any completists out there.
Fear No Evil is not a great movie and certainly rather cheesy especially when it came to the make-up effects but there is a certain amount of fun to be had even if, personally, these supernatural-horror films aren’t my thing.
Vampires isn’t a great horror movie and certainly not top shelf in John Carpenter’s vast resume, but it does have its moments, including a fun performance from James Woods, and an interesting, even unique, origin of the vampires.
Vice Squad is a very unique and somewhat underappreciated crime-thriller with some truly uncomfortable scenes but solid acting from Season Hubley and, especially, Wings Hauser who delivers a chillingly masochistic performance.
Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie is more or less the same quality of entertainment as the first movie and the various television series with over-the-top performances and a thin plot, though I guess if you’re a fan, you might find it to be fun.
The Universal Horror Collection: Volume 1 set is a great release from Shout Factory includes four Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi starring films, all of varying quality but any fan of either actor or just the era, will find this collection well worth picking up.
Silent Hill is certainly one of the better video game adaptations, and while that might not say much considering how much crap has been out there, I will say there are some genuinely good things about this one.
The Green Inferno certainly has its moments and not entirely unwatchable, but it does have many of the staples of an Eli Roth film, most notable wholly unlikeable characters, though I did enjoy Lorenza Izzo’s performance.