As seen through James Lord’s eyes, the dramas and passions on display come off as melodramas and grotesqueries.
Heavy on training montages and intergenerational torch passing, Cars 3 is an old-fashioned sports film at heart.
The insensitivity of director Walter Hill’s The Assignment springs from an over-abundance of caution.
The film’s dialogue is entertainingly hard-boiled, and the performances knowing without ever being arch.
It asks us to immediately bond with and root for these criminals as the good guys despite knowing almost nothing about their motivations.
A film so overworked to ensure mass-market appeal that it loses the charming oddness and loose goofiness that has allowed these characters to endure.
Paramount jacks up the presentation of Michael Bay’s unexpectedly bold Pain & Gain with a top-shelf A/V transfer, but, perhaps purposefully, give no extras to help reveal the film’s origins or themes.
An outrageous true-life tale that’s perfectly suited to director Michael Bay’s insanely overblown stylistic and thematic temperament.
A sweet film but those who don’t shop at Walmart will get the short end of the stick in the features department.
Disney gives the big thumbs up to the nuclear American family by including only four 3-D glasses on this two-disc edition of Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.