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Anyone But You (Sony Blu-ray)/Baby Assassins 2 (Well Go USA Blu-ray)/Rick and Morty: Season 7 (Adult Swim/Warner Blu-ray/all 2023)

Picture: B/B-/B Sound: C+/B-/B Extras: C/C-/C+ Main Programs: C/C-/C+

Now for a different mix of comedies...

Will Gluck's Anyone But You is a sort of larger-screen version (if that) of the repetitive, sloppy, ultra-predictable, dippy, tired, juvenile, unfunny, pseudo-romantic comedies shown 24-hours-a-day as day on the hideous Hallmark Channel and even lifeless Lifetime Network. Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell are the couple about to wed in Australia until it all collapses, but can things be changed, turned around and saved?

It is annoying to see grown adults act like pre-teens in the goofiest way, but that is what is being passed for a romantic comedy in this most unfortunate cycle that has ever happened to the genre and this one is as condescending. Too bad the Maori could not have had its production boycotted., because this is really bad and turns by Dermot Mulroney and Rachel Griffiths cannot save or legitimize it either.

Extras include Digital Movie code, while the disc adds....

  • He Said She Said featurette

  • Everyone Down Under featurette

  • Outtakes & Bloopers

  • Deleted Scenes

  • ASMR Pickup Lines

  • and Aussie Snacks

Hugo Sakamoto's Baby Assassins 2 is the sequel to the telefilm-turned-hit Baby Assassins we covered a few years ago here...


Chisato (Akari Takaishi) and Mahilo (Saori Izawa) are back, a little older and doing the same old things, and so young. We are supposed to believe they are high school kids (now) who kill, are trained to kill and need to kill. Ridiculous last time, it is somehow more trying than the first one and is meant to be a one-joke, high concept that works, but I did not like it then or now. It may hold more water in Japan, but event hat would be limited.

Therefore, see the first one first, but even if one loves the concept, what new is this sequel adding? What is here that we have not seen before? Not much. The result is for fans only, if that, but even then, they will not all be happy with this one and some might see it as some kind of money grab.

Trailers for this and three other Well Go USA releases are the only extras.

Rick and Morty: Season 7 is the latest installment of the grandfather/scientist and his grandson that we have covered before, which you can read more about here...


Again, you really have to start from the beginning to get the most out of the show, but the makers understand their audience, their appeal, what they are doing and are very consistent in delivering it all well enough. It may be gross and too gross for some (or for this viewer, just repetitive and part of the package that makes it free of some kind of 'pretension' for fans) but removing that, its appeal is then more understandable. Now you can continue to see for yourself.

Extras include...

  • Inside the Episodes (featurettes): Take a deeper look into each of the ten episodes from the season.

  • Directing Unmortricken (featurette): Jacob Hair walks us through the challenges of making one of the most ambitious and action-packed episodes in the series history, centered on the climatic showdown between Rick and his arch-nemesis.

  • The Characters of Season 7: A wide-ranging look at how the character team crafted this season's most impressive and challenging new designs. For example, how did the team create Jerricky, which consists of fusing two iconic characters together.

  • and Inside Season 7: A deep dive on S7's biggest story shifts and reveals, plus an overall look at the making of the season from the perspective of various members of the crew.

Now for playback performance. The 1080p 1.85 X 1 digital High Definition image on Anyone is a little better than I expected, but not by much, though not as sloppy for an HD shoot in the genre versus so many worse. That still does not make the affair watchable, but color is a saving grace

The 1080p 2.35 X 1 High Definition image transfer on Assassins 2 is a little better than its predecessor, but not by much with a so-so digital shoot. Color is not bad, though. The 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image transfers on Morty are the best here, a tad better than the previous sets, but not enough for a higher letter grade. All three offer DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless mixes with various degrees of success, as Anyone sounds too boxy, Assassins 2 is mixed and Morty the most consistent.

- Nicholas Sheffo


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