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Dead Trigger (Blu-ray)

It's Drago versus the undead as Dolph Lundgren stars in Dead Trigger! Here's our review of the Blu-ray!

The Art of Self-Defense

The Art of Self-Defense is a devilishly quirky martial arts black comedy. Yes, it’s a weird combination - but that’s the point.

Pet Sematary (2019) 4K

The latest Stephen King adaptation, a remake of Pet Sematary arrives on 4K Ultra HD/blu-ray this week, bringing chills and bonus features to explore. Is the new take on the classic story worth picking up, or should it remain buried? Check out my full review to see what I thought!

Judgment

Judgment has found its way to PlayStation 4 owners in the West! How is the latest Yakuza spin-off? Does it do the franchise proud? Find out in our official review!
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July 28, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Entertainment Value 
 
5.0
Story/Writing 
 
5.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.5
Direction 
 
4.5
Production 
 
4.5
Mission accomplished

What's Good: Chocked full of adrenaline-pumping high-octane stunt-filled action sequences, Tom Cruise continues to impress as an action star, the rest of the cast is also up to task, more...

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July 02, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Entertainment Value 
 
3.5
Story/Writing 
 
2.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.5
Direction 
 
3.0
Production 
 
3.5
Despite some struggles, this unnecessary sequel does find its footing.

What's Good: Gritty and violent action, solid production values, great acting, story eventually becomes intriguing, competent direction, fitting score, great ending. What's Bad: Insensitive writing,...

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June 04, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Entertainment Value 
 
4.5
Story/Writing 
 
4.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.5
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
3.5
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A Science Fiction Thriller More Vicious Than Most

What’s Good: Creative filmmaking brings tons of thrills and plenty of attitude, director is able to bridge the gap between horror and science fiction, constantly evolving plot full of...

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March 31, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Entertainment Value 
 
4.5
Story/Writing 
 
3.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.0
Direction 
 
3.0
Production 
 
3.5
The Nostalgia blockbuster, for every connotation of both words.

What's Good: Fast paced, interesting premise, quality production, entertaining story, Spielberg is solid as director, immense re-watchability due to the shear number of pop cultural references depicted. ...

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March 02, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
4.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
3.5
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Further proof that science fiction and horror are a good blend.

What's Good: Garland shows competence as director and innovation as storyteller, solid female-driven cast, contains some of the most frightening moments you'll see in cinema today, special effects are both...

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February 09, 2018 (Updated: February 09, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
4.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
5.0
Direction 
 
5.0
Production 
 
5.0
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A Spielberg movie first, a newspaper movie second

The Good: Spielberg's experience as director makes for a film that is fun to watch, nostalgic, emotional, and impact. Another brilliant performance from Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and the rest...

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January 02, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Entertainment Value 
 
3.5
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
4.5
A movie about a real life event that feels like a movie.

What's Good: Great performances from Michelle Williams and Christopher Plummer, impeccable direction from Ridley Scott, great cinematography, detail-oriented production, interesting story told mostly right. What's Bad:...

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December 23, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Entertainment Value 
 
3.5
Story/Writing 
 
2.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.5
Direction 
 
4.5
Production 
 
4.5
Guillermo del Toro's atomic age Beauty and the Beast.

What's Good: Del Toro's unique style is on full display, del Toro's direction makes nod to classic cinema and musicals, the editing is on point, amazing cinematography and set design,...

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November 07, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Entertainment Value 
 
3.5
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.5
Direction 
 
3.5
Production 
 
3.5
Very dark comedy or slightly funny tragedy. You decide.

What's Good: Great performances, great direction, mesmerizing production design, crisp cinematography, hauntingly absurd story, twisted vision. What's Bad: Some of the film's techniques work better than...

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November 04, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Entertainment Value 
 
5.0
Story/Writing 
 
4.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
4.5
Production 
 
5.0
Third time’s the charm for Marvel’s weakest standalone character films.

What's Good: Energetic, visually stimulating, exudes creativity, smooth editing, hilarious script, frequent sight gags, works on many different levels. The filmmakers took a surprising amount of risk and it all...

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