VHYes: Don’t Tape Over Important VHS Tapes!

VHYes certainly brings back the nostalgia by taking us back to a time when television viewing was very different in a pre-digital era. To say that they don’t make films like they used to would not be an understatement.  When was the last time that you watched a VHS tape let alone filmed anything on cassette?  Don’t answer that.  It’s a rhetorical question.  While most films are shot in digital in this era, VHYes goes…

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SXSW 2020: Feature, Episodic Lineup Announced

The initial feature and episodic lineup has been announced for the upcoming 2020 SXSW Film Festival to be held this March in Austin, Texas. This year’s SXSW Film Festival is the 27th edition and it will run March 13-22, 2020.  The festival announced 102 feature films and episodics in the initial release.  Another SXSW announcement will come in early February with the rest of the lineup.  Overall, over 250 projects are expected to be included…

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Bad Boys for Life Still Has Gas In The Tank

Bad Boys for Life reunites Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in the Miami-set action-comedy and doesn’t stray too far from Bayhem. If you read nothing more, please know that there is only a mid-credits scene.  Outside of that, there is no scene at the end of the film. Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back for what is being marketed as their last ride.  Will it actually be their last ride? …

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Beverly Hills Cop Trilogy Gets Remastered

The Beverly Hills Cop trilogy, starring Eddie Murphy, is now available on Digital in 4K Ultra HD alongside a new 3-Movie Blu-Ray Collection. The new collection, released today on Blu-ray, features never-before-seen deleted scenes.  The remastered films arrived on Digital.  If you’re an Eddie Murphy fan, the collection is certainly worth it.  After Monday morning’s sour news, perhaps seeing the comedian in his prime could bring a smile to your face.  With a forth film…

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Oscars: Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards

John Cho and Issa Rae announced the 92nd Oscars nominations from the David Geffen Theater at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. There’s a lot to be said about the upcoming Oscars, taking place on February 9, 2020.  For starters, not a single women director was deemed worthy of being one of the five best directors.  This is unfortunate when you have strong contenders such as Greta Gerwig, Marielle Heller, Lulu Wang, and Olivia Wilde. …

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Critics Choice Awards: The Winners

The winners of the 25th annual Critics Choice Awards were announced live from the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica with Once Upon A Time in…Hollywood winning best picture. FILM BEST PICTURE Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (Sony) BEST ACTOR Joaquin Phoenix – Joker (Warner Bros.) BEST ACTRESS Renée Zellweger – Judy (Roadside) BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (Sony) BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Laura Dern – Marriage Story (Netflix)…

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Critics Choice Awards: How I Voted

Now that the 25th annual Critics Choice Awards have come to an end (or at least I’m hoping the show doesn’t run long, I present my final ballot from this weekend’s awards. Given that I attended the Critics Choice Awards show this evening, I’ll have a full rundown later on including all the winners.  These aren’t so much predictions in as much as they are my choices or favorites.  Knives Out is my favorite film…

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The Graduate: A Cinematic Classic

Over fifty years after its theatrical release, comedy-drama The Graduate manages to hold up as one of the best films of all time. Imagine graduating college and not knowing what you’re going to do with the rest of your life.  Is your future going to be in plastics as Mr. McGuire (Walter Brooke) suggests?  Twenty-year-old Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) grows increasingly uncomfortable at his own graduation party.  Question after question until none other than his…

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Like A Boss: A Predictable January Comedy

Like A Boss pits friend against friend when an industry giant expresses an interest in buying an interest in their start-up cosmetics company. Money changes everything.  It’s a good rule to know and you probably should never forget this.  Mel Paige (Rose Byrne) and Mia Carter (Tiffany Haddish) are best friends.  They’re also the inseparable type.  The duo are living together years after they first met.  Whether it is healthy or not is another question. …

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Joel P. West talks scoring Just Mercy

Joel P. West spoke about scoring the music for Just Mercy and working with Destin Daniel Cretton during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. Congrats on the world premiere of Just Mercy at TIFF. Joel P. West:  Thank you. How did you feel about the reception at Friday night’s premiere? Joel P. West:  I felt great about it.  This film is kind of interesting because from a filmmaker standpoint, it’s really a vehicle.  Everybody who…

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