HOWLING II [BLU-RAY]: (1985) "A forgettable werewolf tale, Howling II lacks much to make it worthwhile. It suffers from a dull story and weak acting as it plods across its 91 minutes." Starring Sybil Danning, Christopher Lee. Shout! Factory, $24.97, 7/14/2015.
JOE DIRT [BLU-RAY]: (2001) "While Joe Dirt isn’t the worst of the “gross-out” movies I’ve seen, it still provides a pretty weak experience. The flick generates a laugh or two, but most of it falls flat." Starring David Spade, Brittany Daniel. Sony, $19.99, 7/7/2015.
WOMAN IN GOLD [BLU-RAY]: (2015) "Due to its lead actors, Woman in Gold occasionally comes to life. Unfortunately, the movie explores its subject in a lackluster manner and tends to plod." Starring Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds. Anchor Bay, $34.99, 7/7/2015.
THE WHO: LIVE AT SHEA STADIUM 1982 [BLU-RAY]: (2015) "The Who’s 1982 tour has become oft-viewed as a lackluster excursion. While not without some good moments, Live at Shea Stadium 1982 does little to belie that impression, as fails to deliver the power and fire one wants from the Who." Starring The Who. Eagle Rock Entertainment, $19.98, 6/30/2015.
MAGGIE [BLU-RAY]: (2015) "With its character emphasis and general lack of action, Maggie offers an unusual kind of zombie genre. However, it doesn’t seem like a satisfying effort, as it lacks the depth and meaning to make it engaging." Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin. Lionsgate, $19.99, 7/7/2015.
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON [BLU-RAY]: (1981) "While it doesn’t match up with classic horror films, An American Werewolf In London still provides a nicely entertaining combination of scares and laughs. The movie combines two genres into a fairly effective package that still works well after more than three decades." Starring David McNaughton, Griffin Dunne. Universal, $19.98, 9/15/2009.
HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR: CRITERION COLLECTION [BLU-RAY]: (1959) "A subtle and moving effort, Hiroshima mon amour creates an effective examination of people and place mostly via its sublime visuals. Really more of an impressionistic piece than a traditional film, Hiroshima mon amour winds its way through its minor plot with effortless beauty." Starring Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada. Criterion, $39.95, 7/14/2015.
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