Blu-ray Reviews

5

Average

Three Kingdoms (DVD & Blu-ray)

Once upon a time in China, there were few film stars bigger than Sammo Hung, both figuratively and literally.

9

Excellent

Hush (DVD & Blu-ray)

It’s pouring with rain and Zakes (Ash) and his girlfriend Beth (Bottomley) are driving up the M1 so he can do his job of putting up posters in service station toilets.

6

Fair

Marley & Me (Blu-ray)

Based on Philadelphia Inquirer columnist John Grogan’s 2005 book by the same title, Marley & Me makes an admirable attempt to capture the magic of Grogan’s life with an incorrigible...

10

Superb

Mad Men: Season 1 (Blu-ray)

We're getting used to TV series with huge, complex arcs: The Sopranos (spread over eight years), The West Wing, Lost, Heroes, and now the latest to pull into the station...

8

Great

Rachel Getting Married (Blu-ray)

Filmmakers love a wedding, don't they? I've lost count of how many wedding-based films there have been over the years.

4

Poor

Push (Blu-ray)

Have you ever wondered what the world would be like if people mutated? Well, the answer has now been posited. Actually, it was posited a while ago by X-Men.

6

Fair

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (Blu-ray)

This year’s Juno? Close but not quite. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist is a sweet, warm, funny movie that’s about as likely to offend audiences as the news that you’ve...

8

Great

Gran Torino (Blu-ray)

If ever you wondered what “Dirty” Harry Callahan would be like in his retirement years, look no further than Gran Torino, Clint Eastwood’s glorious acting swansong.

8

Great

Bolt (Blu-ray & DVD)

Bolt – the first film from the Disney Animation Studios since Pixar supremo John Lasseter took the reins – was made in 3D, and released theatrically in that format.

6

Fair

Valkyrie (Blu-ray)

Some day, perhaps years or decades from now, when Tom Cruise’s Oprah antics and Scientology ramblings have faded into distant memory, people will reflect upon his acting legacy and evaluate...