THE DEAD ONES [BLU-RAY] (2019): "To its credit, The Dead Ones attempts something a bit more ambitious than the average horror movie. Unfortunately, its flawed, overbearing stylistic choices undercut any positives and make this a seizure-inducing mess." Starring Sarah Rose Harper, Brandon Thane Wilson. Artsploitation, $29.95, 9/22/2020.
THE STAND [BLU-RAY] (1994): "Adapted from one of Stephen King’s most beloved novels, The Stand comes packed with potential drama and terror. Unfortunately, the mini-series failed to capitalize on the material, as it becomes a sluggish tale without much to make it compelling." Starring Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald. Paramount, $14.99, 9/24/2019.
MOST WANTED [BLU-RAY] (2020): "Thanks to a good cast and an intriguing narrative style, Most Wanted becomes an effective take on its gritty subject matter. Though the story can fade a little at times, it usually remains engaging and involving." Starring Antoine Olivier Pilon, Josh Hartnett. Paramount, $19.99, 9/22/2020.
THE MUPPET MOVIE [BLU-RAY] (1979): "More than four decades after its release, The Muppet Movie generates a great deal of goodwill. It brings a generally charming and entertaining flick, though it suffers from some slow moments along the way." Starring Jim Henson, Frank Oz. Disney, $19.99, 8/13/2013.
GENESIS II/PLANET EARTH [BLU-RAY] (1973-74): "As Gene Roddenberry’s first stab at science-fiction post-Star Trek, the TV movies Genesis II and Planet Earth come with historical value. Unfortunately, neither film works well, though at least Earth manages decent action at times." Starring Alex Cord, John Saxon. Warner, $21.99, 9/29/2020.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS [BLU-RAY] (1988): "Despite the talents of two great comic actors, The Great Outdoors provides a virtually laugh-free affair. Stupid and borderline incompetent, the movie fails to create an entertaining affair." Starring John Candy, Dan Aykroyd. Universal, $14.98, 5/24/2016.
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