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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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October 22, 2017 (Updated: October 22, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Entertainment Value 
 
4.5
Story/Writing 
 
4.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.5
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
4.5
More than just a fitting tribute.

What's Good: Disaster-movie type of presentation ratchets up the tension and excitement and allows the director to utilize his skills as a visual storyteller, A-list cast performs well, emotional script...

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October 06, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Entertainment Value 
 
4.5
Story/Writing 
 
4.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
5.0
Production 
 
5.0
A mesmerizing journey into the future, so that we can revisit the past.

What's Good: Jaw-dropping visuals, props, set designs, and production design. Proficient direction not only takes full advantage of the tremendous cinematography, but finds interesting ways to connect to the original...

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October 01, 2017 (Updated: October 01, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Entertainment Value 
 
4.5
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.5
Direction 
 
2.5
Production 
 
4.0
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A rambunctious take on an interesting nugget of recent history.

What's Good: Director Doug Liman knows how to make a movie to Tom Cruise's strengths, and Tom Cruise's strengths are still very engaging to watch. The film's story is based...

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September 25, 2017
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Entertainment Value 
 
2.5
Story/Writing 
 
1.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.0
Direction 
 
1.5
Production 
 
3.0
It's just trying to sell toys.

What's Good: Legos are back on the big screen again, bringing a unique style of animation to a new setting. The voice acting is good, and the film has its...

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G.S. Perno
August 20, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Entertainment Value 
 
3.5
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.5
Direction 
 
3.0
Production 
 
3.5
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Feels like the Coen Brothers' version of Ocean's Eleven.

What's Good: The plot is wild, funny, unexpected, and smart. It's good to see Soderbergh back in the directors' chair, revisiting a genre that he has had a lot of...

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August 12, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
4.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
3.5
Production 
 
4.0
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Unsettling setting and plot make for a great thriller.

What's Good: Solid performances from the entire cast help to bring plenty of emotion into an interesting and thrilling plot. Taylor Sheridan shows a lot of composure as director, expertly...

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July 22, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Entertainment Value 
 
5.0
Story/Writing 
 
5.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
5.0
Production 
 
5.0
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Nolan solves the tedium of the war epic.

What's Good: Nolan brings to life an interesting part of WWII in a way unlike we've seen before; it's full of action, drama, and above all, tension. Nolan expertly constructs...

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G.S. Perno
June 27, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Entertainment Value 
 
5.0
Story/Writing 
 
4.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
5.0
Production 
 
5.0
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Music makes this thrill ride unforgettable.

What’s Good: Loud music, fast cars, insane stunts. Baby Driver is full of charisma, character, and wit. Edgar Wright does a great job as writer and director, bringing a lot...

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June 10, 2017
Overall rating 
 
1.6
Entertainment Value 
 
2.0
Story/Writing 
 
1.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
2.0
Direction 
 
1.5
Production 
 
1.5
Movies
Dark Universe starts with a big dud.

What's Good - Tom Cruise doing action sequences is always interesting to watch, the visuals are up to par, and it's at least interesting seeing a modern interpretation of the...

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May 21, 2017
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Entertainment Value 
 
3.0
Story/Writing 
 
2.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.0
Direction 
 
3.0
Production 
 
3.5
The Xenomorph is a mystery no more, and that’s a shame.

What’s Good: Ridley Scott delivers more stellar imagery as director, it’s good to see the Xenomorph back in action, Michael Fassbender puts on a commanding performance in a dual role,...

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