A few days ago, Disney announced the films, television series, and specials that are coming to Disney+ in the month of December. 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 December. It goes without saying that library title availability varies by region and subject…"Disney+: What’s New in December"
Holocaust survivor and philanthropist George Soros is profiled in the new documentary, Soros, from filmmaker Jesse Dylan. Two decades ago, Michael Kaufman wrote what is currently the definitive biography of Soros. Dylan gets the necessary access needed to make a Soros documentary for the screen. This is also one of those films that plays better while watching at home rather than the big screen. Telluride audiences certainly benefited from getting to experience the documentary inside…"Soros: Philanthropist George Soros Gets A Doc"
The Personal History of David Copperfield is skipping physical media and is now available to watch through digital retailers. What follows is my review from last year’s world premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival: The Personal History of David Copperfield gives viewers the first adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel in almost 20 years. We first meet David Copperfield (Dev Patel) as an adult before taking a journey with him back to his…"The Personal History of David Copperfield on Digital"
Happiest Season, featuring a star-studded cast, is the first major LGBTQ studio romantic comedy to be set during the holiday season. There are not that many LGBTQ studio comedies let alone many films set during the holidays. Jenna Laurenzo’s Thanksgiving-set Lez Bomb is among the few films out there. All you have to do is change the holiday but the gist of the film basically remains the same. Kid brings girlfriend home for the holiday…"Happiest Season: A LGBTQ Holiday Rom-Com"
9-11 Kids explores both race and class in profiling the lives of the children sitting in class when President George W. Bush learned of 9/11. Everyone remembers where they were on the morning of September 11th. For one group of people, the morning is particularly memorable. This is because then-President George W. Bush was visiting Emma E. Booker Elementary School. All of us have seen the photo where Bush’s chief of staff, Andy Card, whispers…"DOC NYC 2020: 9-11 Kids"
One year shy of its 75th anniversary, Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with a beautiful steelbook cover. To be fair, this is not the first 4K UHD release for the classic film. It was previously released last year on 4K UHD. The difference between the two versions is that this one includes a mini-poster and a steelbook cover. The remastered and restored Black & White version is on…"It’s a Wonderful Life Arrives Gets 4K Ultra HD Steelbook"
The Broken Hearts Gallery, starring Geraldine Viswanathan, is now available for audiences to bring home on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital. Last year, actress Geraldine Viswanathan was honored by the Toronto International Film Festival as a TIFF Rising Star. This year, the actress makes appearances in both Bad Education and The Broken Hearts Gallery. One shouldn’t forget previous appearances in Blockers or Hala. The actress should become a should become a household name following this film.…"The Broken Hearts Gallery Now on Blu-ray, DVD"
Schitt’s Creek: The Complete Collection is available for fans to bring home and watch again and again in its entirety on DVD. The little series that could. There’s almost no other way to say it. I first watched when the series premiered on Pop TV a few years ago and have grown to enjoy this family. Not only did this series manage to grow a following but the series brought it more fans every year. …"Schitt’s Creek: The Complete Series on DVD"
The Animaniacs are back for a new season on Hulu and they’ve brought back all their friends including fan-favorites Pinky and the Brain. Before there was 30 Rock or Community, the Animianacs were the most meta series in existence. They are so self-aware that they blow the two broadcast comedies out of the water. Over twenty years later, the start exactly where they left off albeit with a Jurassic Park twist. As an FYI, the…"Animaniacs: The New Season Is Zany To The Max"
The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is one of the perfect ways to help close out 2020 and the year would not have it in any other way. When it comes to the LEGO Star Wars universe, they have a fun way of mixing in humor with the seriousness of the saga. This special is no different. While it does take place following The Rise of Skywalker, it has some fun with the timeline. Call…"LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special: On Brand For 2020"