Gamer is an absolute disaster of a film; an exercise in excess, silliness, and, ironically, one-dimensional characters.
Surprising at times, and with a great performance by Tom Cruise, Paramount’s Jack Reacher is a must own Blu-ray.
The coupling of the two Gluck Iphigénia operas is a rare occasion, served well by this updated, bare staged effort of the Nederlandse Opera. Excellent singing trumps the lack of sets and the clashing wardrobes.
This classic comedy of the British New Wave gets a 50th Anniversary Blu-ray release from StudioCanal.
This intense western, from an Elmore Leonard story, features Glenn Ford and Van Heflin in two powerful performances. The gorgeous black and white cinematography is made new again by a superb transfer from the Criterion Collection.
The Pergolesi revival gives us a rarely staged opera well realized by the forces in the Teatro Valeria Moriconi, Jesi. Stylized ancient costumes on a bare cruciate stage are offset by super vocalism, musical direction and recording properties.
An unusual staging of Haydn’s rarely performed opera receives strong vocal performances. There is some shrillness in the surround version soundtrack that is not noted in the two-channel option.
A lack of consistency from scene to scene, ultimately ends up hurting Anchor Bay’s Lay The Favorite.
Another lavish costume drama from the British that, one gets the feeling, is more soap than fact, Mr. Selfridge chronicles the early days of the famous Selfridge’s department store in London.
Lacking quality laughs and instead replacing them with out of place humor, Marlon Wayans’ A Haunted House is a big disappointment.