I watched Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials last night. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment sent me the Blu-ray for review on my movie blog. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is actually the second film in the series. I loved The Scorch Trials and thought it was better than the first Maze Runner movie. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is available now on Blu-ray and DVD. Continue reading to learn six things about the movie.
I watched the new Fantastic Four movie over the weekend. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment sent me the Blu-ray for review on my movie blog. The new FF film is a reboot of the 2005 Fantastic Four movie. Personally, I liked the original series better. I think it’s because the first film featured Chris Evans and Jessica Alba (in my dreams, she’s my girlfriend). Even though I thought the first FF movie was better, I think the reboot is still worth watching if you’re a fan of the superhero genre. Fantastic Four is available now on Digital HD, and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on December 15th — just in time for the holidays. Continue reading to learn five things about the movie.
I recently watched Desert Dancer. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment sent me the DVD for review on my movies blog. Desert Dancer is the true story of an Iranian dancer named Afshin Ghaffarian. The problem for Afshin is that dancing is forbidden in Iran. Desert Dancer isn’t an exciting story, but I thought the story was interesting. The story actually reminded me a little of Foot Loose — without the foot-stomping tunes, and of course, the consequences for dancing in Iran is much more brutal. Desert Dancer is available now on DVD. Continue reading to learn four things about Desert Dancer.
I watched Tomorrowland over the weekend. Disney sent me the Blu-ray for review on my movies blog. In Tomorrowland, we see a place where dreamers can dream and tinker to their hearts content. It wasn’t a great film, but I liked it. As you can probably guess, Tomorrowland is another movie based on attractions at Disneyland and Disney World. The film isn’t as good as the Pirates of the Caribbean series, but better than the Haunted Mansion. Tomorrowland is available now on Blu-ray and DVD. Continue reading to learn six things about Tomorrowland.
I recently watched the 40th Anniversary version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment sent me the Blu-ray for review on my movies blog. Believe or not, this was the first time I’ve seen the Rock Horror Picture Show. The film has a strong cult following, but it didn’t appeal to me. It wasn’t a horrible movie — just not my type of film. Plus you have to be in the mood to dress up and sing along to really enjoy Rock Horror. BTW, if you a big fan of the Rock Horror Picture Show, you should seriously consider purchasing the Ultimate Collector’s Edition. The new ultimate edition includes limited edition packaging, exclusive collectible pink surgical gloves, fishnet stockings and a soundtrack. The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary Edition is available now.
I watched Spy over the weekend. The movie is about a CIA analyst who goes under cover to track down a nuclear bomb. The film stars Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, and Jude Law. Melissa is funny in the movie, but another character is actually funnier in the film (more on this later). The story is interesting and very funny (my wife laughed her head off), but a bit predictable. However, there are some twists that made the story more entertaining. Spy is available now on Blu-ray and DVD. Continue reading to learn five things about the Blu-ray.
My children and I saw an early screening of Hotel Transylvania 2 last weekend. We loved it. Two of my kids thought it was better than the first film. And two of us liked the first film better. In the sequel, Dracula is once again butting in where he doesn’t belong. This time around, he tries his best to bring out the vampire in his grandson. Hotel Transylvania 2 (Sony Pictures Animation) opens in theaters today. Continue reading to learn four things about the animated film.
I recently watched Love & Mercy (Lionsgate). The film is about the co-founder of Beach Boys. This isn’t one of those movies that tell the story of how a group of young men follow their passion and became the popular Beach Boys that some of us grew up with. Love and Mercy is actually a drama about the troubled life of Brian. It’s a sad story, but in the end, I learned a lot more about Brian and the Beach Boys. Love & Mercy is available now on Blu-ray and DVD. Continue reading to learn four things about the movie.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment sent me season four of Homeland for review on my movie blog. I watched the first three seasons earlier in the year. I love the show. The episodes are fast paced and the main character (Carrie Mathison) is really interesting. Carrie Mathison, who is played by Claire Danes, is brilliant. But she also does stupid things sometimes. And it doesn’t help that she has a bipolar disorder. I love her, but at times I also want to strangle her. I think that’s one of the reasons I love this show. The main character is basically a good person, but she’s flawed like the rest of us. If you love the first three seasons, you will also love season four. I know I did. Homeland: Season is available now on DVD and Blu-ray.
I watched Far From the Madding Crowd (giveaway) over the weekend. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment sent me the Blu-ray for review on my movie blog. The film is based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy. I have not read the book, so I’m not sure how closely it follows the original storyline. But I can tell you I like the movie. Far From the Madding Crowd is essentially a love story about an independent woman and three men who are attracted to her. The story takes place in Victorian England, so Bathsheba’s independent nature was very different from the other women during that time period. Far From the Madding Crowd is available now on Blu-ray and DVD. Continue reading to learn five things about the film.