I’ve been playing catch up since vacation and you’ll see a couple of vacation movies here in Part II. If you missed Part I, you can find those movies here, and Part III is on the way.
The Visit (2015) M. Night Shyamalan
Universal DVD – library (1:34)
At least there’s some discussion going on about whether or not The Visit marks a return to something even approaching a good film from M. Night Shyamalan, which has certainly not been the case for quite a few years. As I often try to do before watching a film, I avoided any spoilers, synopses, or even trailers for the film, instead simply putting a hold on the DVD from the library.
I will briefly recount my thoughts, including pleasant surprises, levels of disappointment, and a challenge to Mr. Shyamalan.
It’s always a real pleasure to talk with Gwen Tarbox about comics for young readers over at The Comics Alternative and recently we discussed our thoughts on the 2016 Eisner Award nominees and winners in the three young readers categories:
Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)
Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12)
Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)
If you’re into comics and graphic novels or have a young reader who’s into good comics, I hope you’ll check out the show!
Things look a bit slim for noir fans in August, even for those of you who own region-free players. But hopefully you’ll find something here of interest. All releases this month are Blu-ray only. Apologies for the links. WordPress is not cooperating.
I’m just getting back from vacation (where I only watched a couple of movies), so it’ll take me awhile to catch up. I only have a few to report on this time, but there will be more. Stay tuned and in the meantime, I hope you’ll enjoy some of these films:
The theater will be empty for awhile… Yes, the blog will be on hiatus for the next several days. During that time, I invite you to check out some other great movie blogs:
And these podcasts:
Much of my hiatus will have nothing to do with movies, unfortunately, but I do plan on visiting the town where John Ford grew up, so that’s something! See you later…