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Brightburn

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

Scott’s Take

Brightburn takes an interesting premise and burns it to the ground. Basically a Superman gone sideways tale that shows has an alien child crash landing to earth, taken in by a family, and then using his superpowers for sinister reasons. Amazon Prime showed us a better, more entertaining version of this in this summer’s The Boys. Brightburn is a snoozefest.

Steve’s Take

This one has its moments, but most of those moments just don’t do it for me. If you are a fan of jump scares then this one might just do it for you. If you give it a shot and don’t enjoy it, the silver lining is you will not have wasted much time in your busy lives doing so

A Dog’s Journey

Bailey (voiced again by Josh Gad) is living the good life on the Michigan farm of his “boy,” Ethan (Dennis Quaid) and Ethan’s wife Hannah (Marg Helgenberger). He even has a new playmate: Ethan and Hannah’s baby granddaughter, CJ. The problem is that CJ’s mom, Gloria (Betty Gilpin), decides to take CJ away. As Bailey’s soul prepares to leave this life for a new one, he makes a promise to Ethan to find CJ and protect her at any cost. Thus begins Bailey’s adventure through multiple lives filled with love, friendship and devotion as he, CJ (Kathryn Prescott), and CJ’s best friend Trent (Henry Lau) experience joy and heartbreak, music and laughter, and few really good belly rubs.

Scott’s Take

As an animal lover, I find it hard to watch these types of films. They are using dog’s to manufacture tears and for the most part, that’s all they do. A Dog’s Journey is no different. If you can stomach the sweet gooey Saccharin, you will do just fine. If you are like me, you know how this film is going to end. Get ready for more sequels.

Steve’s Take

Guys I am so sorry, but you are going to be watching this sometime soon. Use it as leverage for the next time you want to see an action flick with your significant other. So wait for a nice rainy day, snuggle up with them and bring the Kleenex. All. Kinds. Of. Emotions. Enjoy!

The Hustle

Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway have winning chemistry as a pair of con artists plying their trade in a stunning seaside town in the south of France. Josephine Chesterfield (Hathaway) is a glamorous, seductive Brit with a sprawling home in Beaumont-sur-Mer and a penchant for defrauding gullible wealthy men from all corners of the world. Into her well-ordered, meticulously moneyed world bursts Penny Rust (Wilson), an Aussie who is as free-form and fun-loving as Josephine is calculated and cunning.  Where Penny amasses wads of cash by ripping off her marks in neighborhood bars, Josephine fills her safe with massive diamonds. Despite their different methods, both are masters of the art of the fleece so they con the men that have wronged women. Wilson’s talent for physicality and Hathaway’s withering wit are a combustible combination as the pair of scammers pull out all the stops to swindle a naïve tech billionaire (Alex Sharp).

Scott’s Take

I thin Rebel Wilson’s 15 minutes are up. Aside from Bridesmaids and the first Pitch Perfect, she has been borderline unwatchable. The Hustle is no different. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is one of my favorite comedies of all time and I have zero problem with a remake with two female leads. The problem is you can’t put Wilson’s name on the marquee and expect her to sell a film, She’s just not funny. The Hustle is one of 2019’s worst films.

Steve’s Take

Rebel Wilson is not funny. So sorry. Neither is Anne Hathaway. Get Smart? Valentine’s Day? I might give you The Devil Wears Prada for a few minutes. The Hustle did nothing. I laughed harder during my latest root canal. 93 minutes? Still too long.

Scott’s Wrap

That’s all for this week kids. To be brutally honest, I don’t have a pick of the week. All of these movies are varying degrees of bad. Gun to my head, I will tell you to check out A Dog’s Journey, it is the best of the bunch. Next week we have the brilliant Rocketman, Godzilla: King of Monsters, and The Secret Life of Pets 2. Have a great week.

Steve’s Wrap

I don’t like dogs or Rebel Wilson, so my pick of the week is Brightburn. Oh and I didn’t really like Brightburn either. I also hate people and never call me.

( This is what happens when Steve goes to sleep and has Scott type his wrap)