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Yay, 20 days till Christmas and happy Tuesday everyone! When it comes to lackluster weeks this one is definitely up there. There’s really only two movies it would make sense to pick. One is Despicable Me 3, I might be in the minority here but I don’t like those movies so I didn’t even bother seeing it. The other one is American Assassin, which I did see. American Assassin wasn’t very good or very bad it was just blah. So really I don’t recommend buying it but if you wanted to buy a Blu-ray this week this is the one I would pick but seriously save your money, wait till it’s like $5 or on Netflix.


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When Cold War veteran Stan Hurley takes CIA black ops recruit Mitch Rapp under his wing, they receive an assignment to investigate a wave of random attacks on both military and civilian targets. After discovering a pattern of violence, Hurley and Rapp join forces with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative who wants to start a global war. – Lionsgate Films

Like I said above I saw this movie. I didn’t hate it but I certainly didn’t like it. It looked promising and the source material is highly regarded. American Assassin even boasted a star cast but none of that could save this movie. The writing is just plain boring, the action is boring, everything is boring. Shockingly the cast does well with what they were given but nothing helped the movie. Michael Keaton and Dylan O’Brien were the two standouts. Keaton is always great and O’Brien is rising star. They were both good in the movie but it was still a boring generic spy movie.

Included with the Blu-ray:

  • Why does it matter?
    • I told you not to buy it.

If you still want to buy it after reading this, you can buy it here.

If you’d rather read the book which is probably far superior, you can buy it here.

Also available this week:

  • Despicable Me 3
  • Endless Poetry
  • Twin Peaks: Season 3
  • Auntie Mame
  • Better Watch Out
  • Crash Pad
  • The Crucifixion
  • Dementia 13
  • Dream Boat
  • Gook
  • A Gray State
  • Happy Hour 
  • On Wings of Eagles
  • The Osiris Child
  • Princess Cyd
  • Santoalla
  • Singularity 
  • The Witch Who Came from the Sea
  • The Women’s Balcony
  • Fargo Season 3
  • One Day at a Time Season 3
  • The Simpsons Season 18
  • South Park Season 1
  • South Park Season 2
  • South Park Season 3
  • South Park Season 4
  • South Park Season 5

See you next week for something a little more scholarly.