The Red Turtle Blu-ray Review

  • Director: Michael Dudok De Wit
  • Producers: Toshio Suzuki, Vincent Maraval, Pascal Caucheteux, GrĂ©goire Sorlat
  • Disc Format: AC-3, Animated, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Subtitles: Portuguese, English, Spanish
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: May 2, 2017
  • Run Time: 81 minutes

        I usually take great pride in being able to analyze each film I watch, finding purpose and meaning in even the most ambiguous endings. While there are certain themes that were clear to me after watching The Red Turtle, aspects of the narrative were indecipherable to me. What’s more, I felt little desire to dissect the narrative. Despite having a number of confounding fantastical sequences in an otherwise realistic tale of survival, I was content to let the feelings from Michael Dudok De Wit’s images wash over me like the waves that kept him confined to his deserted island. Although one could speculate on deeper meanings and practical explanation, I found the beauty of The Red Turtle to lie in the emotions evoked by the atmosphere of the imagery, even when the film seems makes little realistic sense.

Catfight Blu-ray Review

  • Actors: Sandra Oh, Anne Heche, Alicia Silverstone
  • Director: Onur Tukel
  • Format: Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Studio: Dark Sky Films
  • Release Date: April 25, 2017
  • Run Time: 95 minutes

        Catfight is a film determined to follow through on the promise of the title, though somehow manages to complicate a simple premise with the uneven elements of social satire in the world beyond the main characters engaged in battle. At the center of the story may be a conflict between two former college friends that repeatedly results in violence, but filmmaker Onur Tukel is never satisfied with focusing on these characters between the fistfights. Instead, much of the movie becomes preoccupied with the world they live in, including too many unnecessary characters and odd elements which often make it unclear whether this is a satire of modern times or a prediction of where we will be in the near future. 

The Marine 5: Battleground Blu-ray Review

  • Actors: Mike Mizanin
  • Director: James Nunn
  • Disc Format: AC-3, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, Portuguese, Czech, German, Russian, Estonian, Finnish, Swedish, Polish, Arabic, Latvian, Italian, Korean, Dutch, Mandarin Chinese, Norwegian, Hungarian, Romanian, Thai, English, Spanish, Danish, Turkish, Greek, Lithuanian
  • Dubbed: French, Portuguese, German
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Rated: R
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: April 25, 2017
  • Run Time: 91 minutes

        The title Marine of The Marine franchise has remained the same for the last three of the five movies, but even with a familiar character returning, these films often feel like ordinary scripts that have repurposed to become the next installment. There is rarely any connection in the storyline beyond the returning main character with a military background, this time even removing him from the job he is known for. I suppose titling the film The Former Marine is not as catchy, and it is actually somewhat of a relief that the latest entry has simplified the narrative.

Release Set for Wes Anderson's New Film

Fox Searchlight has announced the release date for the upcoming film ISLE OF DOGS, directed by Wes Anderson. Check out the cast list on the first poster released.

ISLE OF DOGS hits theaters everywhere on April 20, 2018.

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