DVD and Blu-ray releases cover a wide variety of films this week. Film critic Tony Toscano joined Good Morning Utah to review 3 of the releases including a movie that fans of the Beatles just need to see.
Included below are Tony’s full reviews and information on a giveaway to see an early screening of Joker.
In this multi-generational action / comedy, Samuel L. Jackson plays John Shaft Jr., the son of the infamous hard-as-nails cop played by Richard Roundtree. When Shaft’s son, John Shaft the 3rd’s best friend is murdered, all three jump into the fray.
“Shaft” offers up a nice buffet of fast-paced 80’s style action, blood pumping soundtrack and rapid fire humor to give the film its style and pace.
“Shaft” gets a B and is rated R.
In the reboot of the franchise, a young mother gives her son a toy doll unaware of its sinister nature.
Rebooting a franchise isn’t an easy task, but the producers of “Child’s Play” did a remarkable job in keeping the terror and creepiness from the original film and amping up the action and thrills for a whole new audience.
“Child’s Play” makes great use of its slow pacing and builds up into a well-orchestrated scream fest. Special mention goes to the animatronic team of puppeteers who controlled ‘Chucky.’ And although, a lot of the film was digitized and CGI, the creepiest moments came from the way the SPFX team maneuvered the doll.
“Child’s Play” was an unexpected treat and deserves a B. It’s rated R.
When a musician suffers and accident, he awakens in a world that has never heard of “The Beatles” or their music.
“Yesterday” is a lovely tribute film. Although we ‘Baby Boomers’ don’t need to be reminded how amazing The Beatles were, I think its a good thing that maybe a few younger people might open up their ears and have a listen.
But also “Yesterday” is a love story and a good one at that. Both Himesh Patel and Lily James at first seem a very unlikely pairing, by the end of the film audiences will love them.
And, like the song says, “Love is All You Need.”
“Yesterday gets a solid B and is rated PG-13.
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