Blu-ray Buyer’s Guide: November 1

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We’re going “beyond” this week on the Buyer’s Guide. Only one release, and the options are pretty cool.

Here is my pick for November 1, 2016.

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MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN – The Need to be Different

peregrine-posterI’ve been a fan of Tim Burton’s work for many years, and¬†have seen virtually all of Burton’s films. Several of his films are on my Top 100 list. I’ve stuck with Burton through his ups (Ed Wood, Edward Scissorhands) and downs (Planet of the Apes), especially of late. He can still be good, but he can also end up being a caricature of himself.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a boilerplate Tim Burton film, which is not necessarily bad. For those that enjoy Burton’s work, it is Burton comfort food – all the things one can expect from his bag of tricks. Not groundbreaking, but still entertaining and visually arresting.¬†However, Miss Peregrine also suffers from the malady that infects many of Burton’s films: a undercooked plot with an intriguing premise, which is eventually shoved aside for the sake of the visuals.

While I was watching this movie, a very intriguing thought struck me about not just this movie, but a pattern in many movies today that points to a desire to be unique and different.

SPOILER ALERT!

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