It seems like every year we get a movie that tries to imitate The Wolf of Wall Street with a lot of fourth wall breaking and fast paced intros of characters and settings. With the right director and script, this imitation can work very nicely. (The Big Short, Vice). But with Bombshell, it feels like a cheap rip off that doesn’t quite know what style of movie it wants to be. When it works, it is super engaging. The problem is, that doesn’t happen very often and we’re left wondering how good this movie could have been. Read more
God I love Stephen King. I’ve been looking forward to Pet Sematary since I saw the trailer. I’ve never read the book but I saw the 1989 movie, which would be handy for comparison if I could remember anything about it. Sadly, that was 25+ years ago so all I remember was it scared the piss out of me. That was enough though – I had high hopes for this 2019 remake. Read more
It’s more daddies and more problems in the uproarious family comedy DADDY’S HOME 2 coming home on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD February 20, 2018 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. To celebrate we are giving away TWO copies of the 4K Ultra HD pack (note: these come with a standard Blu-ray as well). Enter here now! Read more
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).
Within minutes of the movie’s opening, it’s pretty clear that director Gavin O’Connor (Warrior) and screenwriter Bill Dubuque are set on putting a new spin on the term “ultimate weapon.” Sure, we’ve seen the “ultimate weapon” (deemed hero, villain, or vigilante) use his brains and muscles to maneuver through any situation. But this time, it’s different. A skilled mathematician in the field of accounting who also moonlights as a trained killer, Ben Affleck’s (The Town) Christian Wolff also battles autism. A plot centered on Christian Wolff’s current path to uncovering the truth combined with bang-up action to piece together his dogged past adds up (yes, pun-intended) to a sharp action thriller that is indulging from start to finish. Read more