8 movies hit the home video market last week with Gifted, The Boss Baby, Ghost in the Shell and Unforgettable all leaving a box office footprint. Here is what to buy, rent, stream and skip for the week of July 25th:
Gifted —MOVIE HOT TAKE REVIEW—
Super Simple Synopsis: A suicide leaves an incredibly smart young girl in the care of her uncle.
One of the brightest surprises of the first half of 2017, Gifted features great performances by Chris Evans, McKenna Grace, Jenny Slate and Octavia Spencer.
The Boss Baby —MOVIE HOT TAKE REVIEW—
Super Simple Synopsis: If Alec Baldwin’s Glengarry Glen Ross character was animated… and a baby.
It’s not as bad as it appeared in the trailers and actually has a few laughs as Baldwin almost parodies himself.
Black Butterfly –NO REVIEW–
Super Simple Synopsis: A serial killer is on the loose as a man provides shelter for a drifter.
A solid cast — Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Rhys Myers, Piper Perabo, Abel Ferrera — isn’t the only thing this adaptation of a French thriller has going for it. The trailer looks tense.
The Final Master –NO REVIEW–
Super Simple Synopsis: The kung fu movie worth seeing this week.
We’ll trust the 71% Tomatometer on this one.
Ghost in the Shell —MOVIE HOT TAKE REVIEW—
Super Simple Synopsis: The whitewashed live action version of the Japanese anime classic.
To be fair, I’m never going to say “Skip It!” to a Scarlett Johansson movie.
Death Fighter –NO REVIEW–
Super Simple Synopsis: An American cop finds himself in trouble in Thailand.
Unless Matt Mullins, Joe Lewis, Don “The Dragon” Wilson or Cynthia Rothrock are names that excite you, skip this throwback to the ’90s martial arts flick.
Nocturne –NO REVIEW–
Super Simple Synopsis: A séance brings an uninvited guest to a party.
How many times do I have to watch a B horror movie featuring a spirit brought to life by a séance?
Unforgettable —MOVIE HOT TAKE REVIEW—
Super Simple Synopsis: A woman is terrorized by her boyfriend’s ex-wife.
The title couldn’t be more wrong about this movie. It took me a few minutes to remember I saw it. Now that I’ve remembered and warned you, don’t make the same mistake.