The familiar father vs fiancé premise is given a 2016 reboot with Bryan Cranston and James Franco filling in these roles. Why Him?, directed by John Hamburg, features Ned Fleming (Cranston), an overprotective father who’s stuck in the past, evidenced by his failing print business and numerous out-of-date references (at one point referring to a tattoo as a “too”). The...
On Dec. 13, 20th Century Fox released the thrilling new spooky fantasy, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Though it changes some major points from the book series, the film still manages to be creepy, fantastical and exhilarating – a true success for Tim Burton. Jake grew up on his grandfather’s “fairy tales,” but never truly believed them until...
Warner Bros. released the film Sully to Blu-ray on Dec. 20. The true life story makes for a compelling drama as a national hero is dragged through the mud and forced to prove himself to his superiors. Almost everyone has heard of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the man who landed a plane in the Hudson River and saved all...
On Dec. 13, Warner Bros. released the extended cut of the D.C. Comics hit Suicide Squad on Blu-ray and DVD. The movie brings further life to the love story of Harley Quinn and Joker while still delivering humor-laden punches of action. Suicide Squad tells the story of an elite band of criminals brought together to fight against an invincible enemy for...
Released on Nov. 22, Warner Bros. new film, War Dogs, shows just how far some people will go to achieve the American dream. The movie, based on the article reported by Guy Lawson in Rolling Stone magazine, uses both comedy and drama to tell an incredible story. Jonah Hill and Miles Teller play two friends reunited in their early...
On Oct. 21, 2016 Lionsgate released the new film Boo! A Madea Halloween. There has been a lot of chit chat about the movie even before it hit theaters. Some viewers had their opinions about the film being "stereotyped," others thought that it would be funny and enjoyable to watch with family and friends. I guess you never know if...
On Oct. 25, Lionsgate released a new action-packed adventure on Blu-ray and DVD starring Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville. Skiptrace has the charm of most Chan films with plenty of humor and martial arts to carry it along through its familiar plot. Chan plays a Hong Kong detective working to avenge his partner, who was killed by a ruthless drug...
20th Century Fox released the newest film in Marvel’s X-Men franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse, on Oct. 4. While skewered by famous critics, I felt they were too harsh. The movie was a fun blockbuster that built a good backstory and reintroduced us to some of our favorite characters. In this sequel to X-Men: Days of Future Past, we see the beginnings...
Woody Allen’s new film, Café Society, brings the 1930s to life with glamor and gangsters. The dramedy was released by Lionsgate on DVD and Blu-ray on Oct. 18. It explores how twisted love can be and leaves the audience wondering who to root for. The movie follows Bobby who moves from New York City to Hollywood to work for his...
Warner Bros. released their summer blockbuster, The Legend of Tarzan, on Blu-ray and DVD on Oct. 11. The story is ultimately a romance with CGI action and the Blu-ray includes some interesting behind the scenes features. John Clayton III, formerly known as Tarzan, is living in England with his wife, Jane. While they want for nothing, they are unhappy there....