Tag "Mark Pacis Movie Reviews"

The Addams Family 2 – Blu-ray Review

There must’ve been a chord struck with families when it came to the first Addams Family animated movie. Despite a terrible first film, The Addams Family 2 is a film that surprisingly exists. Much

Halloween Kills – 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

After watching Halloween Kills again, my thoughts on the flick have dropped a bit since I reviewed the film back in October. For my original thoughts on the film, click

Scream (2022) Review – AAAAH-some Fun and Frights Ahead

The original Scream still stands as one of the greatest horrors of recent times, primarily because it defies familiar slasher tropes and surprises us at every turn. It’s the first of its

Antlers – Blu-ray Review

The themes of trauma, grief, and PTSD have been in horror genre films for decades. Recently, films such as Midsommar and the recent Halloween films have approached these themes in varying ways with mixed

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl – 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

The pirate genre had died many times since its peak during the golden age of Hollywood. It had a very high-profile death in 1986 when Roman Polanski’s Pirates was an enormous flop.

The French Dispatch – Blu-ray Review

Wes Anderson has an overtly unique way of delivering a screenplay that captures the audience’s attention and interest. However, there’s a difference between liking his films and keeping the viewer’s

The Mitchells vs the Machines – Blu-ray Review

There are no hotter filmmakers in animation working today than Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Whether it’s their work as writer-directors or as producers, the films they work on always

Ron’s Gone Wrong – 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

Let’s be real here. Kids are not as stupid as Hollywood might think they are. Sure, they’re not world-weary, but they do have basic logic of the world around them.

It’s a Wonderful Life (75th Anniversary Edition) – Blu-ray Review

After watching It’s a Wonderful Life again (and again every Christmas), my thoughts remain the same as when I reviewed the film in 2019. For my original thoughts on the

The Matrix Resurrections Review – Maybe Take the Blue Pill This Time Around

When the first Matrix came out in 1999, the flick became a pop culture phenomenon. Of course, with any hit film came the inevitable sequels. Yet, the possibilities were limitless since the

The Last Duel – 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

On the whole, The Last Duel lives and dies by the screenplay written by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Nicole Holofcener. The Medieval setting is merely a backdrop to the real story

Who Framed Roger Rabbit – 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

Who Framed Roger Rabbit introduced many children, myself included, to the world of Toontown and its connection to the real world. With respect to Avengers: Endgame, this was the ultimate crossover in

The Eyes of Tammy Faye – Blu-ray Review

Televangelists have (rightfully) gotten a bad rep as of late. Yet, like all things, there is some good within all of the bad. Some people lack the perspective and the

Raging Fire – Blu-ray Review

When I reviewed the film in August, I said Raging Fire was “one part Hard Boiled, one part Police Story, and two parts Infernal Affairs. All of it leads to a total

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

 When I reviewed the movie in August, I said that “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is an absolute blast. It’s a breath of fresh air that works as

Ragtime – Blu-ray Review

E. L. Doctorow’s acclaimed, best-selling novel Ragtime was a dynamic fictional chronicle of society between 1900 and 1913. The novel was so big that it presented a difficult challenge for Michael Weller.

House of Gucci Review – Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems

Sir Ridley Scott will be 84 next week. Yet, that hasn’t stopped the prolific director from filming two vastly different flicks within the past year or so. With House of Gucci,

Vanilla Sky – Blu-ray Review

Based on a 1997 Spanish film, Abre Los Ojos, Vanilla Sky is an incredibly dull and pretentious movie that repeatedly shoehorns symbolism and allegories any chance it gets. Not to mention, the film

The Addams Family – 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

When I reviewed the film in 2019 for the 2-movie collection, I said “The Addams Family is a fun adaptation of the classic television series. It may not be perfect

Jungle Cruise – 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

When I reviewed the movie back in July, I said, “Every minute of Jungle Cruise is a love letter to the adventure genre, and in many ways, it’s also a