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Blu-ray & DVD Review Round-Up: READY PLAYER ONE, ISLE OF DOGS, JOURNEYMAN, A QUIET PLACE & More - Movies In Focus
This time around: Steven Spielberg goes inside the Oasis in Ready Player One, Wes Anderson takes us to the Isle of Dogs, Paddy Considine is a Journeyman, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski go to A Quiet Place, Dwayne Johnson goes on a Rampage and Paul Verhoeven goes medieval in Flesh And Blood. Blu-ray Review: Ready Player One If anyone was going to direct an adaption of Ernest Cline’s Ready Play One then it had to be Steven Spielberg. Cline’s book is a love letter to ’80s movies and pop culture and Spielberg produced and directed some of the decade’s most iconic flicks through his Amblin imprint ( Back To The Future, The Goonies, Gremlins, E.T et al.). Strangely, this computer quest movie is lacking the soul that made those ’80s movies so popular and Spielberg is on autopilot here, letting a plethora of CGI animators do much of the heavy lifting. Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn all do solid work but this is all about the visuals. There’s a lot of spectacle on display with plenty of Easter Eggs thrown in to keep eagle-eyed viewers hooked for the next pop culture fix. The stand-out might be the sequence set in The [...]