In a perfect world, Mulan would be playing on the big screen across the globe but Disney decided to launch the film on Disney+ rather than delay. I get it. This is a film that deserves to be seen on the big screen. Hollywood doesn’t put out many films with an Asian-led cast. When they do, they’re sure to be hits. Without theaters running at full capacity, Disney had a decision to make from a…"Mulan: Big Screen Film Ends Up On Disney+"
Love, Guaranteed, starring Rachael Leigh Cook and Damon Wayans Jr., is the feel-good romantic comedy of 2020 and is now available on Netflix. The Seattle-set comedy (filmed in Vancouver) is sure to bring smiles to your face. It doesn’t even matter that the film plays to every single genre beat. Honestly, at this point in 2020, I just want to lay back and watch a movie that gives me hope. Hope of finding love or…"Love, Guaranteed: The Feel-Good Rom-Com of 2020"
All In: The Fight for Democracy is a must-watch documentary–headlined by Stacey Abrams–that explores the history of voter suppression in the United States. “Every American citizen must have an equal right to vote,” President Lyndon Baines Johnson once declared in a Special Message to Congress. The fact that All In is focused on Stacey Abrams is especially telling. All eyes were on the governor’s race in Georgia back in 2018. Sure, the election was close…"All In: The Fight for Democracy Is Essential Viewing"
The Social Dilemma, which premiered during Sundance in January, takes an in-depth look at the issues surrounding the dark side of social media. It’s no secret by now that social media can come with negative consequences. People choose what they want to share. For me, I choose to share links to what I write, news articles, and photos. But even then, I won’t share something that I wouldn’t want to say in public. The question…"The Social Dilemma: The Dark Side of Social Media"
Chuck Berry: The Original King of Rock ‘n’ Roll explores the life and legacy of the rock and roll pioneer in this feature-length documentary. Berry signed with Chess Records in Chicago and the rest is musical history. Leonard Chess’s son, Marshall, represents the record company on screen. The singer would become known for songs such as “Maybelline,” “Rock and Roll Music,” “Johnny B. Goode,” and many more. “Maybelline” needed 36 takes before the song went…"Chuck Berry: The Original King of Rock ‘n’ Roll"
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, the sequel to Guy Ritchie’s hit 2009 blockbuster Sherlock Holmes, arrives on 4K Ultra HD. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law reprise their roles in the 2011 sequel. Noomi Rapace joins the cast as Madame Simza Heron. Meanwhile, Rachel McAdams makes a cameo appearance as Irene Adler. Synopsis Around the globe, headlines break the news: a scandal takes down an Indian cotton tycoon; a Chinese opium trader dies of…"Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Arrives on 4K"
Guy Ritchie’s reimagining of Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, makes its arrival on 4K Ultra HD. Sherlock Holmes picked up two Oscar nominations for Best Original Score (Hans Zimmer) and Best Art Direction (Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer). Synopsis Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) has made his reputation finding the truth at the heart of the most complex mysteries. With the aid of Dr. John Watson (Jude Law), his trusted ally,…"Sherlock Holmes Arrives on 4K Ultra HD"
Whether or not you say his name three times, Tim Burton’s ghost movie Beetlejuice makes an arrival onto 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. The film received an Oscar nomination for Best Makeup. Meanwhile, the American Film Institute would honor the film with a slot on their top 100 comedies in 2000. Beetlejuice includes the same bonus content as previous Blu-ray releases. This is another lost opportunity when it comes to adding new bonus content. There certainly…"Beetlejuice Arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray"
The Goonies, the classic 1985 adventure film originating in the mind of Steven Spielberg, is now available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Steven Spielberg had a hell of a year in 1985. He directed The Color Purple. The fimmaker also produced a pair of films that would become household classics: The Goonies and Back to the Future. Spielberg also produced the Barry Levinson-directed Young Sherlock Holmes. The first film to make its arrival on 4K…"The Goonies Arrives On 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray"
Irresistible, which takes everything we love and hate about politics at the national level while focusing on local elections, is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. In this well-meaning comedy, writer/director Jon Stewart, former host of The Daily Show, reteams with former correspondent Steve Carell. Stewart is no stranger to politics so it comes as no surprise that he’s made a satire on the subject. This is the type of film that hits it on…"Irresistible Arrives On Blu-Ray"