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The Year of 2018: The Disappointments

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Every year, as we all take a look back at the best and the worst that the year had to offer, I like to take a look at the films that either were disappointments or surprisingly good. Top Ten and Bottom Ten lists are easy to do. It is the middle ground that is harder to gauge. Not all of these films were bad, they were just disappointing.


It has been quite a while since Pixar made a good film. I know that some will say that Coco was good, but I didn’t like it. For all the razzle-dazzle the film had going on, I found it surprisingly cold. The last good film that Pixar made was Inside Out and that was three years and five films ago. I was kind of excited to see Incredibles 2 because I liked the first film. The ingredients were all there. The cast was back as was Brad Bird, who wrote and directed the first film. How could this go wrong?

There are a lot of things wrong with Incredibles 2. While the animation and voice acting are top notch, the story and the action scenes are not. The stor…

Slasher Hunt 2018: Maniac (1980): 3-Disc Limited Edition (Blue Underground) Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

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SHORTS! (Blu-ray Reviews Done Quick) Vol. 2: Urban Legend: Collector's Edition, Mission: Impossible: Fallout, Who's Harry Crumb: Retro VHS release, and Stranger Things: Season 2 (Target Exclusive)

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Vinegar Syndrome Is Bringing Splatter University, There's Nothing Out There, A Climax of Blue Power, and Uninvited to Blu-ray in January

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Scream Factory Brings Plague of Zombies to Blu-ray In January

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Fred "The Hammer" Williamson and Pam Grier Make Another Trip To Blu-ray With Bucktown (1975) From Scorpion Releasing

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Summer of 84 (Gunpowder and Sky) Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

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Meet The Cure. Cobra Blasts It's Way Onto Blu-ray This January.

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The Phantom Empire (Retromedia) Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

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Arrow Video Announces Their February Line-Up And There Is Something For (Almost) Everyone

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The Big Movie House.com's 2018 Christmas Gift Guide

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Scream Factory Details Their Upcoming 8MM Blu-ray

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Kino Lorber Announces John Houston's Phobia! For Release On DVD and Blu-ray

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Fred Olen Ray's The Phantom Empire Is Now Available At Amazon.com

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SHORTS!! (Quick Blu-ray Reviews) Vol. 1: Ghosts of Mars, Meatballs, All the Money in the World, and Top Gun

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88 Films Announces 3 New Blu-rays For This February

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Torso (Arrow Video) Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

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Screenshot Saturday: Sisters (1972) (The Criterion Collection)

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One Blu (Ray) to Rule Them All: Creepshow (Scream Factory) VS Creepshow (Second Sight)

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Screenshot Saturday: Zatoichi: Darkness Is His Ally (1989) (Tokyo Shock)

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Maximum Overdrive (Vestron Video Collector's Series) Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

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Screenshot Saturday: 12 Monkeys (Arrow Video)

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Ninja Zombie (AGFA) DVD Review + Screenshots

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Prehysteria (Full Moon) Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

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Screenshot Saturday: The Curse of the Cat People (Scream Factory)

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Deadbeat at Dawn (Arrow Video) Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

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Screenshot Saturday: Razorback (2014 Umbrella) vs Razorback (2018 Umbrella)

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The Baby (Arrow Video) Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

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Screenshot Saturday: Police Story 2 (Eureka)

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Schlock (Arrow Video) Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

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Screenshot Saturday: Police Story (Eureka)

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Beauty Shop (MVD Visual) Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

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Screenshot Saturday: Day of the Jackal (Arrow Video)

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The Toybox (Skyline Entertainment) Blu-ray Review

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Screenshot Saturday: Autumn in New York (MVD Visual)

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Barbershop 2: Back in Business (MVD Visual) Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

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Barbershop (MVD Marquee Collection) Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

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Studio: MVD Visual

Release Date: September 13th, 2002 (theatrical) / September 11th, 2018 (blu-ray)

Run Time: 102 mins

Region Code: REGION A (locked)

Picture: 1080p (1.85:1 Aspect Ratio)

Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Starring: Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Troy Garity

Written by Mark Brown, Don D, Scott, and Marshall Todd

Directed by Tim Story


THE FILM ⭐⭐⭐
A day in the life of a barbershop on the south side of Chicago. Calvin, who inherited the struggling business from his deceased father, views the shop as nothing but a burden and waste of his time. After selling the shop to a local loan shark, Calvin slowly begins to see his father's vision and legacy and struggles with the notion that he just sold it out. The barbershop is filled with characters who share their stories, jokes, trials and tribulations. In the shop we find Eddie, an old barber with strong opinions and no customers. Jimmy is a highly educated barber with a superiority complex who can't stand Isaac, th…