Mel Brooks Unwrapped Airs on HBO

Mel Brooks Unwrapped is the result of almost forty years of interviews between the legendary actor-writer-comedian and BBC’s Alan Yentob. If you’re looking for a groundbreaking documentary that offers something new to say about Brooks, it’s not going to be found in this comedy special.  You’ll have better luck by watching the American Masters documentary a few years ago.  This isn’t to say you won’t have a fun time because you most definitely will!  It…

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A Hidden Life Is Every Minute Of Its 3-Hour Run Time

Terrence Malick’s World War II period drama, A Hidden Life, is one of those lengthy films that feel every single minute of its three-hour run time. When it comes to a director like Malick, he’s not for everyone.  Take it from someone who came away from The Tree of Life thinking it was one of the worst films of the year.  Listen, the cinematic visuals of the Austrian scenery can be breathtaking.  However, this doesn’t…

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SAG Awards: Nominees Announced for 2019

The nominees were announced this morning for the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards) and will be held on January 19, 2020. The SAG Awards are one of the pre-cursors to focus on heading into the Oscar nominations announcement because they have the biggest overlap with the actors’ branch of the Academy.  Because of this, a takeaway from the SAG Awards announcement is that Taron Egerton is very much back in the race…

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ACE Eddie Awards: Nominees Announced for 2019

The nominees were announced for the 70th Annual ACE Eddie Awards this morning and will be presented by the American Cinema Editors in January. American Cinema Editors (ACE), the honorary society of the world’s top film editors, today announced nominations for the 70th Annual ACE Eddie Awards recognizing outstanding editing in 11 categories of film, television and documentaries. For the first time in ACE’s 70-year history, three foreign language films are among the nominees including…

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New On Home Video (December 10, 2019)

Once Upon A Time In…Hollywood, The Anne Bancroft Collection, and The Cotton Club Encore are among the latest to hit home video. Once Upon A Time In…Hollywood DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER:  Quentin Tarantino CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Mike Moh, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, and Al Pacino 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY AND DIGITAL BONUS MATERIALS Over Twenty Minutes of Additional Scenes Five exclusive behind…

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Paul McCartney: High In The Clouds to Netflix

Paul McCartney, one of the greatest musicians of all-time, is heading to Netflix for an animated film, High In The Clouds, based on his book. McCartney co-wrote the children’s adventure novel with with Geoff Dunbar and Philip Ardagh.  Oscar-nominated Timothy Reckart will take care of directing duties while Paddington screenwriter Jon Croker will adapt the screenplay.  Netflix and Gaumont are producing the animated film. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Netflix.  They complement what…

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Jumanji: The Next Level Raises The Stakes

Jumanji: The Next Level appropriately raises the stakes as the game takes all the major players to the next level upon their return. If you read nothing else, please do not immediately leave as the credits begin to role.  There is a mid-credits scene. It’s been two years since the previous adventure.  While some things have changed, the core four have remained friends.  So what happened to lead us to where we find ourselves today? …

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Richard Jewell Revisits 1996 Atlanta Bombing

Richard Jewell takes us back to the immediate aftermath of the Centennial Park bombing during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Imagine saving the lives of hundreds of people celebrating during a concert.  This is what one security guard was doing on a late summer night in July 1996.  In spite of this, the FBI saw him as the lead suspect in their case.  It would be roughly three months before coming to conclude that…

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Bombshell Features A Powerhouse Ensemble

Bombshell features a powerhouse ensemble of actors with some of the best performances to grace the big screen during the calendar year. We all know the story.  Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman) sued Roger Ailes over sexual harassment and the dominoes started to fall.  Sure, Roger tried to get all of the Fox News women to rally behind him but not everyone was on board.  Megyn Kelly (Charlize Theron) had her own frustrating experiences with Ailes…

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Critics’ Choice Awards: 2019 Nominations Announced

The nominations for the  25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards were announced this morning with the awards show taking place January 12, 2020. What makes the nominations so special this year is that this is my first year as a member of the Critics’ Choice Association. “This has been a truly great year for television and movies,” said CCA CEO Joey Berlin.  “In every genre, from every viewpoint and distribution platform, brilliant storytellers are challenging and delighting us.  We…

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