Morgan Freeman

Angel Has Fallen Review

Gerard Butler can walk out of the third 'Fallen' film Angel Has Fallen with his head held high. It is a vast improvement over London Has Fallen and should serve as the series finale. Give Mike Banning a break!

Home Entertainment Review: Lucy

Lucy (Luc Besson, 2014) – Luc Besson’s Lucy is an absolutely insane attempt to fuse comic book action storytelling with grandiose philosophical pretentions. The writer/director has failed in his ambitions to be profound, but failed in such lovably ludicrous ways that his movie is almost more entertaining than it would have been if he had […]

Home Entertainment Review: Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher (Lawrence Kasdan, 2003) – Sometimes you just have to embrace the ridiculous in a movie and just let it take you a long for the ride.  I can’t in good conscience call Dreamcatcher a good film, but there is something about batshit earnestness that you can’t help but admire. Jonsey, Henry, Beaver and Pete […]

Home Entertainment Review: Transcendence

Transcendence (Wally Pfister, 2014) – More than anything else, Transcendence is a lesson in how tone can kill a movie. The premise is goofy, the science is half-cocked, and the message is obvious. However, it is a blockbuster, so those things wouldn’t matter quite so much if it were bright, colorful, and silly. But Transcendence […]

The June Home Entertainment Round-Up

Time once again for our writers to look to their latest Blu-Ray, DVD, and VOD purchases with looks at new releases The Lego Movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Alan Partridge, Small Time, The Cold Lands, Tapped Out, and A Wife Alone, and re-releases for The Life Aquatic, Judex, Hearts and Minds, The Revengers, and Countess Dracula.

Transcendence Review

Transcendence is so universally awful and painful to sit through that it becomes the rare kind of film where partway through you keep questioning if it’s worse than other similarly abysmal misfires.

Unsung Anniversaries #3: American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt

For this week's Unsung Anniversaries, we go with a pretty deep cut to celebrate the 25th anniversary of American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt, and in the process talk a little bit about the history of 1980s movie making powerhouse Cannon Films, what happens when a franchise has to recast its lead, and why the film has two standout performances from cult acting icons that almost make it worth watching.

The Lego Movie Review

Everything about The Lego Movie is awesome. An astoundingly smart, gut busting comedy with an anti-corporate message tied into the greatest virtues of one of the most beloved brands on Earth, Phil Lord and Chris Miller's exceptional film for people of all ages deserves to be talked about in the same breath as Monsters Inc. and Fantastic Mr. Fox when talking about the best animated comedies of the new millennium.