8 choices make it to the shelf this week for your potential viewing pleasure. This week doesn’t have too many absolute duds and Bad Moms headlines the first group of 4 as arguably the funniest movie of the summer. Check out MHT’s recommendations on what to buy, rent, stream and skip for the week of November 1st:Read More →
Hot Take: Warning: Sequel fatigue!
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Tom Cruise is an action hero with seemingly superhuman power, endurance and pain threshold… Wait! I wasn’t even to the part where I thought you’d stop me. Let me continue! He plays Jack Reacher… Wait! Not yet! In the course of being set up by a rogue government agency… Nope! Not yet! Jack finds out the woman he might have a thing for, Major Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders) has been wrongfully arrested… Wait! We’re getting closer! He also finds out he might have a daughter (Danika Yarosh) who he feels compelled to protect… Yup! That’s the one! But wait, it’s all just a lazy carbon copy of other action films with some even being ripped from previous Cruise movies.Read More →
It’s been a while since there’s been only one part to BuRStS as the home video market has been flooded recently. This week, though, four of the six releases are worth a look. Here’s what MHT recommends to buy, rent, stream or skip for the week of October 25th:Read More →
Hot Take: It’s a rare not horrible sequel (which is actually a prequel) and a rare not horrible horror movie. It’s still mediocre but has plenty of scares to please those looking to not sleep.
I’m not a huge fan of being scared. That made Ouija: Origin of Evil somewhat difficult to sit through. The film’s ’60s setting acts as an origin story to the original Ouija which was widely accepted as terrible despite a solid box office performance. The box office was strong enough to spawn this prequel and Ouija: Origin of Evil outshines its predecessor in every way.Read More →
Hot Take: If only we had as much fun as the cast.
Give Keeping Up With the Joneses credit for one thing: The cast surely enjoyed themselves. There isn’t a scene where Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm or Gal Gadot don’t look like they are really enjoying themselves. Unfortunately, the movie that results, thanks to a largely stale script with mostly “been there, done that” bits, is just okay.Read More →
Hot Take: It feels like someone defiantly decided to release this in theaters after CW rejected the pilot episode for a weekly show on their network.
Even if you’re still excited by the idea of a superhero movie, Max Steel is not the superhero movie you’re looking for. Based on a Mattel toy which inexplicably produced an animated series, a comic book, a video game and a reboot of the animated series (plus some direct-to-DVD nonsense and programming that can only be seen in Latin America for some reason), Max Steel is an ill-conceived, poorly written, boring, uninteresting effort. It’s a total waste of 92 minutes sans a few silly jokes from Steel, the alien robot being which links with Max McGrath (Ben Winchell) to become Max Steel.Read More →
Hot Take: If I needed proof you can only be young once, Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life would definitely provide it. My 13 year old self would have loved it. My 40 year old self? Nope.
I get it. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life did not target me as their audience. If this were 25-30 years ago, I would have been all about this movie. Unfortunately, my outlook on life has changed slightly over the past few decades and a movie I probably would have loved around the time I was entering my teenage years was now not all that entertaining. Having gone back and watched some movies I’ve watched and loved as a kid, it’s unsurprising to feel this way, either. I didn’t have the most cultured tastes of movies as a kid (not that they’ve gotten much better as an adult, right?).Read More →
Hot Take: Once it gets going, The Accountant is pretty good. Even if there are some hard to swallow coincidences along the way.
In the first act of The Accountant, there are plenty of opportunities to check out. The film has a slow start. Saddled with a lot of storytelling baggage, The Accountant eventually sheds the excess weight somewhere in the second act and becomes an escapist action flick only hampered by the immense amount of happenstance and coincidence the writers decided to cram in the film.Read More →
Our Kind of Traitor highlights what is a particularly rough week for home viewers. Here’s the second half of what the buy, rent, stream and skip for the week of October 18th:Read More →
Woody Allen, Johnny Depp, a faith-based sequel and a biopic about a former Major League Baseball reliever make up part one of BuRStS. Here’s part one of MHT’s recommendations on what to buy, rent, stream and skip for the week of October 18th:Read More →