HAIL, CAESAR! [BLU-RAY] (2016): "As a lavish recreation of “classic Hollywood”, Hail, Caesar! excels. As anything else, it flops, as the movie fails to become more than a collection of stage pieces with little wit, cleverness or charm." Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney. Universal, $34.98, 6/7/2016.
UNITED 93 [BLU-RAY] (2006): "Of all the events that took place on 9/11/01, the actions of the passengers on United Flight 93 stand among the most heroic. United 93 pays tribute to them with a stirring but still moderately unsatisfying effort. The movie delivers an emotional climax but distracts us with too many gimmicks in the preceding 90 minutes." Written & Directed by Paul Greengrass. Universal, $19.98, 6/12/2012.
TRIPLE 9 [BLU-RAY] (2016): "With a strong cast, I hoped Triple 9 would bring us a dynamic action thriller. Alas, though it starts well, the movie becomes bogged down in too many clichés to turn into anything above average." Starring Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor. Universal, $34.98, 5/31/2016.
TRADING PLACES [BLU-RAY] (1983): "More than 30 years after its initial release, Trading Places remains a reasonably charming and amusing piece of work. While the flick doesn’t excel at much, it maintains a nice sense of lightness and humor that allows it to succeed." Starring Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy. Paramount, $14.99, 6/3/2008.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES [BLU-RAY] (2016): "If Pride and Prejudice and Zombies better embraced its inherent goofiness, it might offer an engaging mix of period drama, action and horror. However, it takes itself so seriously that it fails to turn into anything that creates a consistently interesting experience." Starring Lily James, Sam Riley. Sony, $34.98, 5/31/2016.
PROMETHEUS [BLU-RAY 3D] (2012): "After 33 years, Ridley Scott returned to the Alien universe with a thud. Prometheus looks great but lacks much beyond its production design to interest us; story, characters and action all seem forgettable." Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender Fox, $19.99, 10/9/2012.
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