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Is “Hateful Eight” hate-worthy? “Concussion” a head banger? “Point Break” pointless? Popcorn Bag Home Video reviews!

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KANSAS CITY, Mo -- Were FOX 4's Russ Simmons and Shawn Edwards tough on this week's home video releases or were the films just lacking? Watch the video above to find out.

 

1) THE HATEFUL EIGHT (R)

The Weinstein Company

 

RUSS

Quentin Tarantino’s “Hateful Eight” is an excessively violent and grisly Western, but this time it’s supposed to be funny. A great cast is wasted in Tarantino’s weakest and most self-indulgent effort that makes extensive use of widescreen cinematography that will be less effective on the TV screen.  The saving grace is Ennio Morricone's Oscar-winning score.

 

RUSS: 3 Popcorn Bags

SHAWN: 1 Popcorn Bag

 

2) CONCUSSION (PG)

Columbia Pictures

 

RUSS

Will Smith is terrific in “Concussion,” a drama about the doctor who discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy in NFL players. It’s a workmanlike effort, but

RUSS: 3 Popcorn Bags

SHAWN: 3 Popcorn Bags

 

3) POINT BREAK (PG-13)

Warner Brothers

 

RUSS

“Point Break” is a pointless remake of the 1991 Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze action flick. This remake is about extreme athletes who commit eco-crimes and an FBI agent who infiltrates the group. It’s got great stunt work and a mindless script.

 

RUSS: 2 Popcorn Bags

SHAWN: 3 Popcorn Bags

 

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