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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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November 08, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
4.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.5
Direction 
 
4.5
Production 
 
5.0
Excessive, in a good way.

What's Good: Park Chan-wook delivers a stunning picture full of immense detail and beauty, top notch production, fitting performances, detail-obsessed story, exciting in just about every regard, full of amazing...

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G.S. Perno
October 20, 2016
Overall rating 
 
2.6
Entertainment Value 
 
3.5
Story/Writing 
 
2.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
2.5
Direction 
 
2.5
Production 
 
2.0
Cruise can't save that sequel no one asked for.

What's Good: Tom Cruise is always good in action scenes, Smulders is a good fit for the role, it's entertaining for the most part, some scenes are smarter than others,...

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G.S. Perno
September 24, 2016
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Entertainment Value 
 
3.0
Story/Writing 
 
1.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.0
Direction 
 
2.0
Production 
 
2.5
Another mostly futile remake.

What's Good: Classic shoot em' up thrills, entertaining characters, exciting score, modern production. What's Bad: Predictable, doesn't add anything to the genre, frustratingly diverges from the...

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G.S. Perno
August 30, 2016
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Entertainment Value 
 
1.5
Story/Writing 
 
1.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
2.5
Direction 
 
3.0
Production 
 
3.0
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Sci-fi like you've seen it before

What's Good: Interesting visual texture, interesting premise, competent direction, refreshing to finally see a R-rated sci-fi film, chilling tone. What's Bad: Lackluster script skips over all...

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G.S. Perno
August 07, 2016
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Entertainment Value 
 
2.5
Story/Writing 
 
1.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
2.0
Direction 
 
2.0
Production 
 
2.0
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Even without Snyder, still no big-screen success for DC

What's Good: Seeing a bunch of DC characters on the screen all at the same time, suitable visuals, a good performance from Margot Robbie. What's Bad:...

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G.S. Perno
July 27, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Entertainment Value 
 
3.5
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.0
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
3.0
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A fun 2016 techno-thriller.

What's Good: Interesting premise, thought-provoking themes, sharp and colorful picture quality, inventive direction, relates well to current events, fun to watch. What's Bad: Cookie-cutter story foundation,...

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G.S. Perno
July 24, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Entertainment Value 
 
4.5
Story/Writing 
 
3.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.5
Direction 
 
3.0
Production 
 
4.0
The Star Trek blockbuster is here.

What’s Good: Feels more like a Star Trek film than the previous two installments, familiar and beloved characters get the chance to shine, action-heavy plot, charming dialogue, interesting visuals and...

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G.S. Perno
July 05, 2016
Overall rating 
 
2.6
Entertainment Value 
 
3.0
Story/Writing 
 
1.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.0
Direction 
 
3.0
Production 
 
2.5
Tarzan is back, but we’re not really sure why.

What’s Good: The film looks good more often than it looks bad, good cinematography, thankfully not another reboot, Skarsgård puts in a good performance. What’s Bad:...

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G.S. Perno
June 26, 2016
Overall rating 
 
1.7
Entertainment Value 
 
1.5
Story/Writing 
 
1.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
1.5
Direction 
 
2.0
Production 
 
2.5
Another victim of Hollywood’s insatiable franchise-building appetite.

What’s Good: Flashes of cool visuals, blockbuster-caliber music, fans of the original film will appreciate many of the similarities and easter eggs. What’s Bad: Severely lacking in...

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May 17, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
2.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
4.0
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The current iteration of an entertaining buddy-cop film.

What's Good: Hilarious performances by the two leading men, the setting is well-utilized, detail-oriented direction, top-notch production, exciting action sequences. What's Bad: The story can't decide...

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