Did everyone have a nice Christmas break? As the year winds down, we don’t have a whole lot going on around here, so this will be another short week for the blog. It looks like the home video studios have decided to take it easy as well. Be honest, you weren’t really planning to buy any new Blu-rays anyway, were you?
‘The Equalizer‘ – Allegedly based on a popular 1980s TV series, this in-name-only adaptation is more obviously patterned after ‘Taken’. Despite looking like a fairly generic revenge thriller, the Denzel Washington star vehicle was a pretty solid hit earlier this year, and is the only new Blu-ray to likely to generate much interest this week.
‘Tusk‘ – Didn’t Kevin Smith swear he was done making movies a while back? What happened to that promise? I suppose Smith deserves a little credit for trying new things, but this body-horror thriller in which a maniac surgically transformers Justin Long into a walrus-man looks like the sort of thing only a die-hard Kevin Smith fan could possibly want to watch. That rules me out, so I will pass.
From the vast TV wasteland comes the fourth season of Showtime’s ‘Shameless‘ and the second season of Cinemax’s ‘Banshee‘. One episode was all I could take of ‘Shameless’ and I have no idea how it’s remained on the air so long. I don’t get Cinemax and have no opinion about ‘Banshee’ one way or the other.
I’ve got other things to do this week, and none of these Blu-rays interests me enough to buy. Is ‘The Equalizer’ worth a rent, at least?