Sorry for the spotty nature of updates the last couple of weeks. Between summer travel and some household emergencies, time has been tight lately, but I'm doing my best to get up as much content as I can! We'll be back to normal soon!
THE WATER DIVINER [BLU-RAY]: (2015) "As Russell Crowe’s directorial debut, The Water Diviner becomes a respectable effort. A few notable missteps harm the project but it comes with enough positives to keep us involved." Starring Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko. Warner, $44.95, 7/28/2015.
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - THE ROGUE CUT [BLU-RAY]: (2014) "In relation to the rest of the series, X-Men: Days of Future Past offers a middle of the pack experience. It keeps us moderately involved but it never turns into anything especially exciting, and this disc’s “Rogue Cut” fails to improve the original." Starring Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy. Fox, $29.99, 7/14/2015.
JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS [BLU-RAY]: (2015) "With an intriguing “alternate universe” premise, Justice League: Gods and Monsters looked like it’d offer a good adventure. Unfortunately, it suffers from pacing problems as well as a generally dull narrative." Starring Benjamin Bratt, Michael C. Hall. Warner, $24.98, 7/28/2015.
FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 8: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN [BLU-RAY]: (1989) "Would I call Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan a good movie? No, but it stands as one of the better flicks in the series, especially compared with the two total duds that preceded it. Moderately clever and inventive, it presents one of the more entertaining Friday films." Starring Kane Hodder, Lar Park-Lincoln. Paramount, $129.95, 9/13/2013.
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS [BLU-RAY]: (2015) "With What We Do In the Shadows, we get a parody of the vampire genre. Although the movie scores the occasional laugh, it runs way too long and doesn’t keep us with it the whole time." Starring Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement. Paramount, $39.99, 7/21/2015.
WALL-E [BLU-RAY]: (2008) "Because of their long roster of excellence, a merely “pretty good” Pixar flick can be a disappointment. That’s the category into which WALL-E falls. The film provides a charming, enjoyable experience, but it's not one that matches with the studio’s best work." Starring Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight. Disney, $26.50, 7/5/2011.
VANILLA SKY [BLU-RAY]: (2001) "With 2001’s Vanilla Sky, Cameron Crowe branched out – and flopped. The movie comes with intriguing elements but it collapses into such a mish-mash of themes and plot devices that it becomes a mushy mess." Starring Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz. Warner, $19.98, 6/30/2015.
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