With comedy sequels, the cast is usually bigger, and the gag jokes try to go even further; and, of course, Daddy’s Home 2 accomplishes both of those things, but with bad results. Personally, I enjoyed Daddy’s Home. It wasn’t the best comedy, but it was certainly one of Will Ferrell’s funniest movies in recent years. And when I heard that Mel Gibson and John Lithgow joined the cast for Daddy’s Home 2, my anticipation went from nonexistent to moderately excited. However, Daddy’s Home 2 is another swing and miss from Ferrell (and Mark Wahlberg to a slight extent), whose spiraling downward trend of bad comedies is on the same trajectory as Adam Sandler’s (yeah, I went there). Read more
From Paramount Pictures, Hasbro and director Michael Bay comes the fifth entry of the franchise – Transformers: The Last Knight. Starring Peter Cullen, John Goodman, Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Stanley Tucci, Isabela Moner. Jerrod Carmichael, Laura Haddock, Santiago Cabrera and Liam Carrigan. The film hits blu-ray today September 26, 2017. Read more
[Press Release] Called “incredibly entertaining” (Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International) and filled with “non-stop action from start to finish” (Emily Engberg, ABC-TV, KSTP), director Michael Bay’s TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT explodes on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray 3D Combo Packs September 26, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The groundbreaking adventure will also be available as part of the TRANSFORMERS’ 5-MOVIEBLU-RAY COLLECTION arriving September 26. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD September 12. Read more
This week I went to see Transformers: The Last Knight. It’s not a movie I would go to on my own but I had to review something. It looked so bad, the fifth instalment of a series where the first movie wasn’t even that great. I was looking forward to roasting it. But I have to tell you, I liked it. In the same way I liked Gods of Egypt, and for the same reasons: I liked the special effects and it was full of handsome men. Or in this case, man. Fair warning- this review features heavily my celebrity crush on Mark Wahlberg. This is one of those movies that relies completely on its visual effects and fast action. It is the very definition of a summer blockbuster.Read more
From Paramount Pictures, Hasbro and director Michael Bay comes the fifth entry of the franchise – Transformers: The Last Knight. Starring Peter Cullen, John Goodman, Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Stanley Tucci, Isabela Moner. Jerrod Carmichael, Laura Haddock, Santiago Cabrera and Liam Carrigan. The film hits theaters June 23, 2017. Read more
Every year or so, Hollywood throws out a disaster movie with one-note characters and cheesy visual effects to heighten the scale of the gloom and doom scenario. This year is different, however, with the release of Deepwater Horizon, a real-life account of the largest oil spill in US history that resulted in the loss of 11 lives. Thanks to a cast full of meaningful characters, Deepwater Horizon is a gripping tale about the perseverance of the human spirit and is certainly the best disaster movie in ages.Read more
[Press Release] “The laughs keep coming” (Neil Pond, Parade) in the hysterical “feel-good comedy” (Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch) DADDY’S HOME, arriving on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand March 22, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film debuts two weeks early on Digital HD March 8.
I should have been reviewing Hateful Eight, that was what came out this week, but it was just over three hours long and I don’t have the stamina for that much Tarantino in one sitting. So instead I reviewed Daddy’s Home and I’m not sorry. Mark Wahlberg’s arms got me through Transformers: Age of Extinction, I wanted to see what they could do in a movie that wasn’t about giant CGI robots. Fair warning, as you might have already guessed, I might have loved this movie more than it deserved.