A Sundance favorite, Save Yourselves!, is available for audiences to watch from the comfort of their home on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital. Apologies for the delay in posting this but I have been slammed with film festival coverage following the Jewish holidays. Here is my film review from Sundance in January, which feels like another lifetime ago at this point: What should be a relaxing trip to a cabin for a week without smart phones…"Save Yourselves! Is On Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital"
Citizen Kane was a cinematic achievement for its time and the film has only grown in stature to become an all-time classic over the years. Initially, Citizen Kane was a forgotten film. One thing that would help bring it back to the forefront was the praise of critics in France. It also helped that the film was given another release in 1956 and also benefited from RKO selling its theatrical library to television. Combined with…"Citizen Kane: An All-Time Classic"
Holidate, starring Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey, is a new Netflix romantic comedy that comes with a side of holiday offerings. This is an R-rated film. Please consider this before adding it to your rotation of holiday films to watch over the next two months. Holidate might not be on the same level of Home Alone, Elf, or National Lampoon’s Xmas Vacation but there’s enough here worthy of repeat viewings. And with the way it’s…"Holidate: A Rom-Com With A Side Of Holidays"
October 26, 2020 will prove to be one of the worst days in American history and as such, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris must be elected. I make no secret of the fact that I am a transgender woman. It’s something I’ve been open about since coming out to family and friends during 2015-2016. I’ve come a long way since Mike DeCourcy profiled me in The Sporting News in November 2016. But all of this…"Vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in 2020"
Friendsgiving, featuring a talented group of comedy stars, is now available to watch from your couch on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital. This is one of those films that generally looks good on paper. But in terms of the film’s execution? Not so much. A few of the cast members here do the best with the material at hand. However, it simply isn’t enough to elevate the film to, well, being watchable. It would be one…"Friendsgiving Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD"
Sydney Ladensohn Stern’s The Brothers Mankiewicz: Hope, Heartbreak, and Hollywood Classics is a solid read and works as a dual biography. I immediately changed up my quarantine reading list when Netflix issued the first teaser trailer of Mank on October 8. Going into that day, my plan had been to start on Scott Eyman’s biography of Cary Grant in hopes of finishing in time for its October 20th release. Alas, The Brothers Mankiewicz took immediate…"The Brothers Mankiewicz by Sydney Stern"
When it comes to blockbuster tentpoles, the studios are less likely to unload onto a streamer so as to preserve the theatrical experience. I can’t blame studios and filmmakers for wanting to preserve the theatrical experience. Listen, I miss going to theaters myself but at the advice of medical experts, it’s just not going to be feasible without a vaccine. I’ll be staying home until it’s truly safe to return. Theaters are hurting and there’s…"Blockbuster Tentpoles: The Streaming Conundrum"
Earlier this month, Disney announced the films and television series that are coming to Disney+ in the month of November. In addition to the Disney+ exclusives, the streamer is the home for movies and series from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic. What follows below are original films, new episodes, and new library titles heading to Disney+ in November. It goes without saying that library title availability varies by region and subject to change. …"Disney+: What’s Coming in November"
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is back in Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You, a new documentary film to complement his new album. For the first time since 2014’s High Hopes, Springsteen is backed once more by the E Street Band. This film also accompanies the rocker’s 20th studio album. We were blessed with Western Stars last year and once again, we’re blessed with another Springsteen film. Over six months into quarantine, I’ll take…"Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You is Profound"
HBO Max announced the movies, television series and specials that are coming and leaving the streaming service in November. TITLES COMING TO HBO MAX IN NOVEMBER Exact Dates to be Announced: 12 Dates Of Christmas, HBO Max Original Series Premiere Colin Quinn & Friends: A Parking Lot Comedy Show, HBO Max Original Special Premiere Crazy, Not Insane, Documentary Premiere (HBO) Directed and produced by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney (HBO’s “The Inventor: Out For Blood…"HBO Max: Coming and Leaving in November"