Tuesday, January 28, 2020

New on Blu-ray & DVD January 28, 2020

Starring: Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom Jr.
Rated PG-13  

The life and times of Harriet Tubman is explored as she flees from slavery and dedicates her life to helping escaped slaves find freedom.

Harriet,” although well intentioned, is a bit of a rewrite of historical events. But in doing so the film loses credibility in its attempt to tell the story of Harriet Tubman. A story that really didn't need any punching up or dramatic rewrite, Tubman is a true American hero, whose journey from slave to freedom fighter should stand on its own.

Cynthia Erivo is an incredible actress who diligently delivers an honest and emotional performance is sabotaged by the script, which by the end of the film, plays out as an historical soap opera.

In the end we are left with an empty and unfulfilling experience about one of the most celebrated figures in American history.

Harriet gets a C and is rated PG-13

Terminator: Dark Fate
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton
Rated R   

Sarah Connor comes out of retirement to fight more terminators while trying to protect a young woman marked for death.

Terminator: Dark Fate” is a disappointing and poorly executed revamp of a film franchise that has over stayed its welcome. The film is so sloppily misdirected that the tagline should have been, “Wait … What?”

With its confusing plot, characters that go no where, bad pacing and phone-it-in acting, there's only 2 words that can describe this cinematic fiasco... “cash grab.
Everyone connected with this film should be ashamed of themselves.

Terminator: Dark Fate” gets an F and is rated R.

Starring: Kang ho-Song and Sun kuyn-Lee
Rated R   

A lower class South Korean family systematically take over the lives and home of an upper class family.

One of the most celebrated foreign films of the year is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.

This is a terrific chance to see why this surprising, brilliant and terrifying film predicted to win several Oscars.

It gets an A and is rated R.