I hate to continually be a Marvel fanboy but here I am picking a movie from the MCU once again. I really do like most of the films they’ve put out over the last decade or so but I also have to admit consideration is paid to the fact that millions of people watch Marvel movies and picking them over and over isn’t going to hurt the old Cinema Sentries hit counter.
Ant-Man and the Wasp was something of a palette cleanser after Avengers: Infinity War. That film was an enormous, expensive, expansive, high-stakes event in which literally the universe was in danger and so were the lives of many of the heroes we’ve come to know over the years. With Ant-Man and the Wasp, it was nice to have things *ahem* smaller in size. It was also a lot of fun to watch, and quite funny in its own right. There are lots of other cool looking releases this week but once again Marvel is getting this week's pick.
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Also out this week that looks interesting:
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956): Olive Films is releasing Don Siegel’s classic 1956 film about aliens invading the planet by creating pod people with an upgraded transfer and a slew of extras.
Short Night of Glass Dolls: Twilight Time is bringing this not-so classic Italian giallo to Blu-ray. I’ve never heard of it but that title just made me put it in my wish list.
Black Sails:The Complete Series: Pirate show from Starz follows Captain Flint and his gang 20 years before the events of Treasure Island.
Reprisal: Bruce Willis stars in this thriller that failed to thrill both critics and audiences about an ex-cop who joins forces with a bank manager to track down a highly skilled thief.
Arizona: Danny McBride, Luke Wilson, and Kaitlin Olson star in this dark comedy about a single mom whose life goes off the rails when she witnesses a murder.
Mamoru Hosoda Movie Collection: FUNimation Entertainment has bundled four films (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and The Boy and the Beast) from the acclaimed animator.
Down a Dark Hall: Rodrigo Cortes directs Anna Sophia Robb and Uma Thurman in this horror film about a new student at a boarding school who must confront the institution's supernatural occurrences and the dark powers of its headmistress.
12 Monkeys: Arrow Video does their thing with Terry Gilliam’s cult classic about Bruce Willis traveling back in time in order to stop Brad Pitt from starting the apocalypse. Or something, it has been a long times since I’ve seen this.
Halloween II/Halloween III: Two new Steelbooks from Shout Factory of these two sequels to John Carpenter’s horror classic come out just in time for the holiday.
Trilogy of Terror: Made-for-TV anthology from the 1970s stars Karen Black, was directed by Dan Curtis, and features a story written by Richard Matheson.
Schlock: Arrow Video is releasing the first feature film from John Landis. Its is a campy homage to the old horror and science-fiction films he grew up on. Luigi Bastardo previously reviewed a release of the film from Turbine Media Group.