Tag: John Goodman

Captive State Blu-ray Review

Phoenix Rising Captive State is not typical apocalypse. It’s normalcy, really. The people of Chicago still drive. Newspapers continue to print. Events happen at Soldier Field. Nine years after …

The Big Lebowski 4K UHD Review

Stars and Strikes Forever The Dude is everything an American isn’t supposed to be. He’s a hard drinker – of White Russians, of course. His employment status is unclear, …

10 Cloverfield Lane 4K UHD Review

Fearful Sleepover 10 Cloverfield Lane traps a young women in a 1950s time capsule. Or rather, a bunker, populated by an older man (John Goodman) who obsesses over survival. …

Matinee Blu-ray Review

Mant-inee As Matinee begins to stir, President Kennedy’s address regarding Cuba cuts into a comedy show. It’s a sign that while, yes, Matinee adores the idealist in Donna Reed …

Transformers: Age of Extinction 4K UHD Review

Extinction Incomplete In back-to-back viewing, the Transformers films blend mindlessly together. Blame their formula, which, even with different casting in Age of Extinction, still features a geeky intellectual and …

Atomic Blonde 4K UHD Blu-ray Review

Blondie Atomic Blonde’s grandest sequence is a near 10-minute, seamlessly edited brawl. With a self-contained narrative – Charlize Theron desperate to save the life of a key MI6 contact …

Patriots Day UHD Blu-ray Review

Patriot Mark Wahlberg Director Peter Berg, who moved from the banality of Battleship into a string of true story adaptations, handles Hollywood’s version of the Boston Marathon bombing. Hollywood …

Kong: Skull Island Review

King Ape Only two King Kong films never leave the comfort of the island setting: One, 1933’s quickie sequel, Son of Kong, the other, Kong: Skull Island. Skull Island …

Ratchet & Clank (2016) Blu-ray Review

Clanking Clunker Rudimentary and thin, Ratchet & Clank better fits on Saturday mornings. Passe character development leaves this adaptation of Sony’s PlayStation videogame series limited in appeal. And, in …

10 Cloverfield Lane Blu-ray Review

Smothering With a restless pacing and drip-fed paranoia, director Dan Trachtenberg’s sort of Cloverfield sequel pins to survivalist culture. John Goodman’s eerie bunker-building Howard propels 10 Cloverfield Lane toward …

The Gambler Blu-ray Review

Gambling a life away Jim Bennett wants out, out from everything. His posh suits. His English professor job. Getting away from his debts and into a new life. That …