Movies

Monday, April 1, 2019

New on Blu-ray & DVD April 2, 2019 "Bumblebee" and "Vice"

Bumblebee
Starring: Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena
Rated PG-13   


“Bumblebee” is an origin story about why the Transformers came to Earth. The film takes place in 1987 as a young woman discovers a living machine disguised as VW Beetle.

“Bumblebee” is a better-than-expected addition to the “Transformer's” franchise and balances comedy and action in a fast-moving and well written script.

Surprisingly, the film doesn't rely solely on its robot battles, it also has heart and offers up some unexpected sentimentality which gives the film a much needed change of pace from its predecessors.

“Bumblebee” gets a B and is rated PG-13.





Vice
Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Steve Carell
Rated R  


The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

Let me start by pointing out “Vice” offers some historical facts but has little to do with actual history, and once you understand that, the movie is wonderfully entertaining film.

In this 'mockumentary,” Christian Bale played Dick Cheney as a humorless man who wanted to be the power behind the throne and hated being in any kind of spotlight. Bale is so good in this role he was nominated as best actor at the Academy Awards.

But has the opportunities for gaining power grew, he took advantage of those opportunities increasing his footprint and reach.

“Vice” is a dark comedy about the abuses of power and offers a tongue-in-cheek approach rather than a pointed finger.

“Vice” is well worth seeing. It gets a B and is rated R.