LEVIATHAN [BLU-RAY]: (1989) "While it comes with some excitement, Leviathan borrows far too much from the superior Alien to stand on its own. The movie feels so derivative that the similarities become a distraction and take away from its own potential." Starring Peter Weller, Richard Crenna. Shout! Factory, $24.97, 8/19/2014.
TRANSFORMERS - REVENGE OF THE FALLEN [BLU-RAY]: (2009) "With 2009’s Revenge of the Fallen, the second Transformers film offers an experience much like that of its predecessor. That’s great if you liked the 2007 flick but not so good if – like me – you didn’t care for it." Starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox. Paramount, $22.98, 6/7/2011.
THE RAILWAY MAN [BLU-RAY]: (2014) "At its heart, The Railway Man brings us a strong story. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always live up to its potential, as it seems a bit too scattered and rushed to truly succeed." Starring Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman. Anchor Bay, $34.99, 8/12/2014.
MOTEL HELL [BLU-RAY]: (1980) "With Motel Hell, we find part of a good horror movie. It starts well but loses its way as it progresses." Starring Rory Calhoun, Nancy Parsons. Shout! Factory, $29.93, 8/12/2014.
ZZ TOP - LIVE AT MONTREUX 2013 [BLU-RAY]: (2014) "At its best, ZZ Top: Live at Montreux 2013 delivers a moderately positive concert from a good little rock band. It never rises above the level of “fairly decent”, unfortunately, and it seems like an enjoyable but lackluster show." Starring ZZ Top. Eagle Rock Entertainment, $19.98, 7/22/2014.
PING PONG SUMMER [BLU-RAY]: (2014) "Going into Ping Pong Summer, I hoped to find a warm, witty nostalgic comedy. Instead, I located an amateurish, formless exercise in pointlessness." Starring Marcello Conte, Myles Massey. Millennium Entertainment, $29.99, 8/5/2014.
THE KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE [BLU-RAY]: (1977) "I've seen less entertaining films than The Kentucky Fried Movie, but not many. The picture wants to be an outrageous and daring comedy, but it only succeeds in appearing stupid and inane." Starring Donald Sutherland, George Lazenby. Shout! Factory, $19.97, 7/2/2013.
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