Vanguard (2020)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - November 19th, 2020 - Movie Reviews

While harmless and not altogether without its minor pleasures, Vanguard is instantly forgettable, and if one wants to see Chan at the height of his creative powers I suggest re-watching the original Police Story trilogy instead of this.

While harmless and not altogether without its minor pleasures, Vanguard is instantly forgettable, and if one wants to see Chan at the height of his creative powers I suggest re-watching the original Police Story trilogy instead of this.

V for Vendetta (2005) (4K Ultra HD)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - November 17th, 2020 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and DVD

V for Vendetta plays a little differently in 2020 than it did in 2006, that’s for certain.

V for Vendetta plays a little differently in 2020 than it did in 2006, that’s for certain.

300 (2006) (4K Ultra HD)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 6th, 2020 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and DVD

Yet the kinetic fury of Snyder’s box office smash cannot be denied. It’s numerous flaws notwithstanding, this is still a rousingly entertaining spectacle, and watching it again I was struck by just how absorbing I continue to find 300 to be.

Yet the kinetic fury of Snyder’s box office smash cannot be denied. It’s numerous flaws notwithstanding, this is still a rousingly entertaining spectacle, and watching it again I was struck by just how absorbing I continue to find 300 to be.

Alone (2020)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 18th, 2020 - Movie Reviews

Alone is crackerjack white-knuckle entertainment, and personally I cannot wait to see it again.

Alone is crackerjack white-knuckle entertainment, and personally I cannot wait to see it again.

The Prey (2018)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 11th, 2020 - Movie Reviews

Henderson and his crack stunt team choreograph some exquisite chase-escape-fight-flight sequences, not the least of which is a suitably chaotic showdown in a secluded jungle village.

Henderson and his crack stunt team choreograph some exquisite chase-escape-fight-flight sequences, not the least of which is a suitably chaotic showdown in a secluded jungle village.

Mulan (2020)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 3rd, 2020 - Movie Reviews

Mulan becomes a story of embracing one’s true identity and the innate power that comes along with doing that, this simple conceit the crucial through-line around which the entire plot emphatically revolves.

Mulan becomes a story of embracing one’s true identity and the innate power that comes along with doing that, this simple conceit the crucial through-line around which the entire plot emphatically revolves.

Sherlock Holmes (2009) (4K Ultra HD)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 1st, 2020 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and DVD

Sherlock Holmes is one of Guy Ritchie’s better movies and is astonishingly easy to watch multiple times. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are a terrific team, while the comedy, mystery and action elements meld rather nicely for the majority of the picture’s 128-minute running time.

Sherlock Holmes is one of Guy Ritchie’s better movies and is astonishingly easy to watch multiple times. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are a terrific team, while the comedy, mystery and action elements meld rather nicely for the majority of the picture’s 128-minute running time.

Rogue (2020)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - August 28th, 2020 - Movie Reviews

Rogue is a lot of fun.

Rogue is a lot of fun.

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - August 21st, 2020 - Movie Reviews

Peninsula is well made and has any number of strong individual moments, and even if it is nowhere near as memorable as the first film, it’s still suitably entertaining if taken on its own merits.

Peninsula is well made and has any number of strong individual moments, and even if it is nowhere near as memorable as the first film, it’s still suitably entertaining if taken on its own merits.

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