Aquaman: Another Bland Entry in a Highly-Troubled Group of Films (Blu-ray)

The Film: After “Justice League” came out last year to a disastrous reception from critics and fans alike, it was hoped that DC would put the brakes on their current slate in hopes of finally taking the time to figure out just what was going wrong with their releases. After all, there were clear problems with duds like “Suicide Squad” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and with another disaster like “Justice League,” clearly something needed to be done to fix the continuous problems these films were having. Alas, this didn’t happen, and they’ve opted to plunge full speed ahead with a solo film featuring one of the duller characters from their last outing, Aquaman. It’s a film that no

Us: Jordan Peele's Bigger and Bolder Sophomore Effort

Just two years ago, noted comedian Jordan Peele did something quite unexpected by delivering the strange little horror flick “Get Out,” which, while it did have its moments, was ultimately let down by sluggish execution and writing that just wasn’t on a high enough level to bring his idea to fruition. However, the film showed that Peele did indeed have some talent in the genre, making one hope that he would try his hand at another horror film in an attempt to deliver something strong and memorable. This brings us to his sophomore effort, the simply-titled “Us,” which has Peele attempting to go bigger and bolder than he did before. There’s no doubt that the ambition is there, but was two year

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: The Further Decline of the Franchise (Blu-ray)

The Film: Just two years ago, director David Yates and author J.K. Rowling sought to expand upon the wizarding world of “Harry Potter” by delving into one of the previously-unseen characters, magizoologist Newt Scamander. The resulting film, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” was something of a mixed bag that offered some fun characters and striking visual effects, but little in the way of story thanks to Rowling’s weak screenplay. However, with the film being a major success (as was quite predictable), we knew we’d be seeing a sequel sooner rather than later, which brings us to “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” Rowling’s had two years to polish her screenwriting skills,

Captain Marvel: Brie Larson Shines in a Forgettable Origin Story

It’s a little hard to believe that it’s been an entire eight months since our last Marvel fix, with the last release being the decent, but somewhat forgettable “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” Last year also saw the release of “Black Panther” and one of the best Marvel films to date, “Avengers: Infinity War,” with the latter raising a rather large question as to the whereabouts of a certain major superhero from the Marvel Universe. Well, for their first major release of 2019, the studio is set to answer that question with “Captain Marvel,” a film that delves into the past to deliver yet another origin story for the ever-expanding MCU. The film begins in 1995 on the planet of Hala, home of the Kree, w