colin farrell

‘Artemis Fowl’ Is a Streaming Mess

Forrest Hartman

Viewers are legitimately transported to a land where fairies and goblins are real, and it’s all very dazzling and Harry Potter-like. Artemis Fowl would seem, then, to be a perfect film for fans of that series. Alas, the Harry Potter features are painstakingly mapped out so viewers understand the rules of the magical world they enter. This is not the case with Artemis Fowl, which teases viewers without elaborating and leads to a long string of questions that are never adequately answered.

‘Seven Psychopaths,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania’ Arrive on DVD, Blu-ray

Forrest Hartman

In 2008, writer-director Martin McDonagh teamed with actor Colin Farrell for  “In Bruges,” one of the best movies of the year. With the rollicking dark comedy “Seven Psycopaths,” they’ve proven that lightning can indeed strike twice. The film focuses on Marty (Farrell), a Hollywood screenwriter struggling to finish his latest project, a story about seven characters with psychopathic tendencies. 

‘Total Recall,’ 'Trouble With the Curve’ Arrive on DVD, Blu-ray

Forrest Hartman

Director Len Wiseman adds nice touches to this new version of “Recall,” including a darker tone, improved special effects and a superior cast. Whether you like Arnold Schwarzenegger or not, Colin Farrell is a better actor, and he is joined by Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel and Bill Nighy, all of whom are terrific. Wiseman and his team of screenwriters allow their movie to stray from the original “Recall,” particularly in terms of setting. 

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