The ludicrously titled Expend4bes is a sad, excitement free instalment of a franchise that didn’t exactly nail things the first time out and then got progressively worse with sequels that progressively moved downhill.
You’re either with it or you aren’t, and for those who are on board, Fast X is an absolute blast.
Director and co-writer Guy Ritchie’s buoyant spy caper and franchise non-starter Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre is a fine enough movie to watch on a weekend afternoon when one has nothing better to do.
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw doubles down on the silly stupidity that made its predecessors so memorable, while playing some of the franchise’s corniest and most groan worthy dramatic impulses for intentional laughs instead of the unintended sort.
Not silly or gory enough to please genre or B-movie aficionados and too stupid to appeal to pretty much anyone else, aquatic monster movie The Meg fails to clear a low set bar.
Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro star in what I can only call one of the most testosterone-filled movies I’ve seen some time, and as far-fetched as it seems at times, it’s apparently based on a true story.
The latest films arriving on DVD and Blu-ray today include: I Am Number Four, starring Alex Pettyfer as a super-powered teenage alien on the run from galactic enemies; and the animated comedy, Gnomeo & Juliet, featuring the voices of James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, and Michael Caine.
New arrivals on Blu-ray and DVD this week: Jason Statham stars as the assassin Arthur in the remake of The Mechanic; Kat Dennings plays a sardonic teenager in lust opposite Reece Thompson in Daydream Nation; and Anthony Hopkins takes on the powers of the devil in The Rite.
Opening this weekend in theatres across the country: Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell star in the epic adventure, The Eagle; Adam Sandler tries to woo a younger woman in the comedy, Just Go With It; William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy gets a comic take in the animated Gnomeo And Juliet; plus a look at the music documentary, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.
This week’s new releases on Blu-ray and DVD include: Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts as a woman trying to find herself in three very different parts of the world; and Sylvester Stallone’s action-adventure, The Expendables; plus I take a look at the Blu-ray release of The Complete Metropolis.