The Iron Giant is available on Blu-Ray for the first time! I told you this was a very special edition of BuRStS. Here’s part 2 of 3:Read More →
It’s another very special 3 part episode of BuRStS. I wonder if the guy who played Dudley on Diff’rent Strokes has flashbacks when he hears the words “very special episode”? 15 new movies and 1 very important re-release hit the home market as there are plenty of options to stay home and watch a movie this week. Most of them don’t completely suck, either. Here are MHT’s recommendations for what to buy, rent, stream and skip for the week of September 6th:Read More →
Hot Take: Vicious and occasionally terrifying. Don’t Breathe goes places you don’t expect it to. Not because it’s surprising but because, well, who does that with a turkey baster?
Don’t Breathe is one of those rare horror movies that is about as scary as you expect it to be and more terrifying to think about even though it is incredibly unlikely you or I will ever find ourselves in the predicament the three main characters find themselves in. The premise is simple: Three young hoodlums who rob houses for a living in Detroit look for a big score and bite off more than they bargain for when they decide to rob a blind man’s house who is supposedly sitting on over $300,000. Other than the first 10 minutes or so, this is the movie. For roughly 78 minutes, we watch these three square off with the Blind Man (Stephen Lang) as they get in to his house and then try desperately to get out before he takes them out.Read More →
September is an odd month for movies. It’s not quite awards season but summer is definitely over. In 5 of the last 7 years, the #1 movie in September at the box office has been animated. While the MHT list of anticipated releases isn’t ranked by box office appeal (just personal excitement), there are two animated films down on the list (Storks and Wild Life) which might do well when it comes to ticket sales. However, the big guns will be at the end of the month when Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt give The Magnificent Seven a reboot and Mark Wahlberg headlines the disaster flick Deepwater Horizon. Plus, there’s Tom Hanks and Sully which could still be part of the discussion come Oscar nominations. Here’s a list of the 30 anticipated September releases (and their trailer) in order of anticipation:
1. The Magnificent Seven (September 23)
Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke and the director who made Training Day (and Olympus Has Fallen) remake the 1960 Western classic based on the Akira Kurosawa ’54 classic Seven Samurai. Let’s hope that $107 million budget is put to good use.
It’s Labor Day weekend and it’s a light release week as just two new movies hit theaters and none reaching more than 2,500 theaters. This is typically the lowest grossing weekend of the summer and with only Morgan and The Light Between Oceans coming out, the weekend should live up to expectations. Here’s MHT’s recommendations on what to see and not see for the weekend of September 2nd:Read More →
Hot Take: If those generic Windows backgrounds were turned into a cheesy action movie, you’d probably get something that resembles Mechanic: Resurrection.
The best thing I can say about Mechanic: Resurrection is that it’s pleasing to the eye. The film features globetrotting scenes shot in beautiful settings in Brazil, Thailand, Australia and Bulgaria. Jason Statham is a physical specimen that is sure to be eye candy for any female who has the misfortune of being dragged to see this sequel to the 2011 remake of a 1972 film about an elite assassin who specializes in making his assassinations look like suicides or accidents. Then there’s Jessica Alba who, when she’s not getting her ass kicked (something that occurs frequently in this film), proves again and again that the camera loves her. Unfortunately, the movie itself is a assault on common sense as this far-fetched action flick leaves a lot to be desired.Read More →