Kevin’s picks on DVD this week: The Boxtrolls, Annabelle, Lucy, The Zero Theorem and The Drop
Stinker of the week: Wolves
This Week: Kevin rings in the new year with some new news that’s really old news. This would be the hubbub about a potential black James Bond. Kevin also analyzes what the high-grossing VOD numbers mean for The Interview as well as VOD potential in general. Then, he rattles through some early-year trailers and heads into the movie reviews. New films reviewed include The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death, [REC]4: Apocalypse, A Most Violent Year and a better-late-than-never review of The Interview. Later in the show, Kevin gives a tease of his 10 Best and 10 Worst Films of 2014 before offering some box office mojo and the world-famous (but very thin) DVD Round-Up! Happy 2015!
The releases of 2014 have been a rocky road. When many of them were announced, they were like a kindergarten class of inspiring kids with plenty of ambition and potential. However, as the films matured to release date, we were left in a sea of mediocrity. Films that could have been fantastic blockbusters – like “Godzilla,” “Maleficent” and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” – were fraught with problems, making them forgettable at best. Even the end-of-the-year award slate offerings – including “Big Eyes,” “Into the Woods” and “Unbroken” – had such promise but ended up being uninspiring.
Still, in the batch of releases throughout the years, there were some stellar movies to highlight. Like my best-of lists of previous years, I demonstrate my soft spot for animation, and I am happy to see a nice mixture of award-bait movies and blockbuster tent-poles, and even a few lesser-known films that missed out on others’ lists. Anyway, on to my ten favorite of 2014…
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This Week: Kevin jumps the gun this week in anticipation for a horror-movie-filled October (which doesn’t actually start until next week). Still, that doesn’t stop him from planning all of his scary movie watching. However, before he does that, he looks at some odd and disappointing movie news, then reviews the new movies of the week: The Equalizer, The Boxtrolls, The Skeleton Twins and Love Is Strange. Later, amid the horror movie plans, he also looks at the box office and the DVDs and Blu-rays available this week. Boo!
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