As far as storytelling goes, The Mule is a missed opportunity in that the new Clint Eastwood film misses more than it hits. The film’s opens with Sunnyside Meadows Flower Farm owner Earl Stone (Clint Eastwood) taking home the gold medal at the 2005 National Daylily League Convention. Unfortunately, Earl would rather be accepting the award than being there for his daughter, Iris (Alison Eastwood). It just so happens that Iris is getting married and Earl…"The Mule Misses More Than It Hits"
Featuring all new music and a completely different cast, Mary Poppins Returns is able to beautifully capture the essence of the 1964 film. Taking place some 24 years following Mary Poppins, a lot has changed. Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) lives with his three children at 17 Cherry Tree Lane. The widowed Michael has three young children: Anabel (Pixie Davies), John (Nathanael Saleh), and Georgie Banks (Joel Dawson). Jane Banks (Emily Mortimer) has her own flat…"Mary Poppins Returns Captures The Spirit"
The 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards) nominations were announced this morning ahead of the the telecast on January 27, 2019. Theatrical Motion Picture Nominees Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role CHRISTIAN BALE / Dick Cheney – “VICE” (Annapurna Pictures) BRADLEY COOPER / Jack – “A STAR IS BORN” (Warner Bros. Pictures) RAMI MALEK / Freddie Mercury – “BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY” (20th Century Fox) VIGGO MORTENSEN / Tony Lip – “GREEN…"25th SAG Awards: Screen Actors Guild Nominations"
Bird Box paints a bleak dystopian future but there’s something about Sandra Bullock’s performance that makes us care about what’s happening. Where A Quiet Place forced people into silence lest they die, Bird Box forces one to close their eyes while outside. Imagine a world in which you can’t even appreciate the sunlight while inside. This is the world that novelist Josh Malerman creates and screenwriter Eric Heisserer adapts for the big screen. Following Malorie’s (Sandra…"Bird Box Has Quiet Place-esque vibe"
Mortal Engines forgot to fuel up somewhere because this film takes us all over the place to the point that we’re not even sure what just happened. A quantum energy weapon took humanity to the brink of extinction in what is known as the Sixty Minute War. All that remains are the predator cities and static settlements. If this is our future, we need to come together to prevent it from ever happening. There’s not…"Mortal Engines Lacks The Needed Combustion"
It wouldn’t be unfair to say that Aquaman is a step up from Justice League because there are many films that could qualify as such. As far as the credits go, there’s a mid-credits scene but there’s no scene at the very end of the credits. We don’t immediately meet Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa). We go back to the beginning when Atlanna (Nicole Kidman) washes ashore, where she’s rescued by Tom Curry (Temuera Morrison). This leads…"Aquaman Rises From The Depths"
Starring the voices of Channing Tatum, James Corden, and Zendaya, Smallfoot is now available to bring home on physical home media. Sasquatch has seen quite the interesting year dating back to the tail end of 2017. This came in the form of various feature films. By the end of 2018, the year of Sasquatch would not be limited to just live-action alone. An animated film would join the Sasquatch Cinematic Universe come September 2018. Migo…"Smallfoot available on Home Video"
Fresh off the heels of nine Critics’ Choice Awards nominations this morning, Damien Chazelle’s First Man will be arriving on home video in January. First Man will be available on Digital and via the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on January 8, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on January 22, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. 4K UHD, BLU-RAY, DVD & DIGITAL BONUS FEATURES: Deleted Scenes Shooting for the…"First Man coming to Home Video in January"
The nominations were announced this morning for the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards with The Favourite leading the field with 14 nominations. Black Panther and First Man follow with twelve and ten nominations, respectively. Mary Poppins Returns, A Star is Born, and Vice tie each other with nine nominations. Roma picked up eight nominations. Finally, Green Book has seven nominations. “The films of 2018 have been some of the most culturally impactful in recent history,” said BFCA…"24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations"
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse features many surprises and prevents the superhero genre from going stale by injecting a fresh bite. This is one of the biggest films of the year in which I suggest going in completely cold. It means not reading reviews or watching trailers until after seeing the film. I say this because we’re not without the typical surprises. However, some of this comes by way of the voice roles not provided in…"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"