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Blu-ray Review: Life of the Party

2 monthes ago   |   By TMR

Life of the Party, now available on Blu-ray via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, recasts Melissa McCarthy in what is essentially Rodney Dangerfield's role from Back to School. The reason this new film works as well as it does, however, is that co-screenwriters McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone maintain a totally different tone than the 1986 Dangerfield classic. Though both larger-than-life comedic actors, Dangerfield and McCarthy present quite different personas. As middle-aged, recently-divorced Deanna, who returns to college to fulfill a lifelong goal of earning a degree, McCarthy is...
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Blu-ray Review: Affairs of State (2018)

Blu-ray Review: Affairs of State (2018)

2 monthes ago   |   By TMR

Arriving on Blu-ray via Lionsgate on August 14, Affairs of State is a low-brow political thriller starring David Corenswet. Who's that? Imagine a cross between Andrew Garfield and Topher Grace and you have a good start. To be fair, the otherwise dishwater-dull Affairs is somewhat enlivened by Corenswet's nasty little turn as Washington, D.C. aide Michael Lawson. He'll sleep with anyone who might advance his career, including Judith -wife of Senator John Baines .
Affairs charts the ladder-climbing attempts of a soulless political shark. In addition to Mimi Rogers, viewers of at least a...
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