Spaceballs finally reaches ludicrous speed with today’s Kino Lorber release of a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of the classic Mel Brooks spoof. The celebrated Star Wars spoof hits 4K with a number of bonus features. Unless noted, all bonus features appear on the Blu-ray disc and not the 4k UHD disc. What follows is my film review from the 32nd anniversary: Planet Spaceball–led by the inept President Skroob (Mel Brooks)–is out of clean air…"Spaceballs: Mel Brooks Spoof Arrives on 4K UHD"
The Producers gets a new Blu-ray from Kino Lorber and while the laughs are still there, the bonus features fall short of previous editions. While the film isn’t being released in 4K Ultra HD, this version is a 4K restoration. The bonus features are a bit different from Shout! Factory’s 2013 collector’s edition. The key difference being a Playhouse outtake substitutes for Mel and His Movies: The Producers. Since the Shout! Blu-ray is now unavailable,…"The Producers: Mel Brooks Classic Gets New Blu-ray"
Pacific Theatre’s Cinerama Dome is a historic theater and just like ArcLight Cinemas, Hollywood must find a way to save this theater. Hollywood is currently reeling from the latest loss due to the Covid-19 pandemic: the closure of ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres. Even though I don’t live in LA, I still feel the hurt from this closure. Outside of LA, a number of ArcLight locations are closing. In Chicago, this means two locations are…"Cinerama Dome Is Historic, ArcLight Must Be Saved"
Trans rights are human rights and there is no reason on earth for the Republican Party to keep taking out their hate on transgender people. The Republican Party is at it again. It’s worse now than during the four years of Donald Trump. You know, the four years where trans people were treated like a third-class citizen in our own country. And for what? No reason whatsoever other than their fragile egos. They lost their…"Trans Rights Are Human Rights"
Big Shot, the basketball dramedy starring John Stamos as basketball coach Marvyn Korn, is the latest new series premiering on Disney+. Press were given the opportunity to screen the first three episodes for review. How does Wisconsin coach Marvyn Korn (John Stamos) end up losing his job and coaching an elite private school team? Though if we want to be more specific, Korn is now coaching a girl’s high school basketball team. Through the montage…"Big Shot: Another Basketball Redemption Story"
The British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) announced the winners for the 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards in a 2-day event. For the first time, the EE British Academy Film Awards took place over two consecutive evenings from the Royal Albert Hall in London. The EE BAFTA Film Awards Opening Night ceremony was hosted by Clara Amfo alongside guests Rhianna Dhillon and Joanna Scanlan. Eight of 25 competitive awards were announced on…"BAFTA: 2021 British Academy Film Awards Winners"
The newest episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier showed what we all knew coming in: John Walker (Wyatt Russell) is the real villain of the series. You don’t have to like John Walker. I know for a fact that I don’t. He’ll never be my Captain America. So far, nothing he’s done during the first four episodes is worthy of taking a mantle that doesn’t belong to him. That we even saw this…"John Walker: New Captain America Is A Villain"
The Directors Guild of America honored the best of the past year in TV and Film during the DGA Awards ceremony held on Saturday night. Like many of the other awards ceremonies this year, The 73rd Annual DGA Awards were presented virtually. To nobody’s surprise, Chloé Zhao won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for Nomadland. The DGA Awards are one of the best predictors when it comes to who…"DGA Awards: 73rd Annual Winners"
Ahead of Indiana Jones 5, fans got some exciting news with John Williams returning and Phoebe Waller-Bridge signing on to star. It was already confirmed that Harrison Ford would be reprising his role as legendary archaeologist Indiana Jones. James Mangold will be directing the fifth installment, taking over the director’s chair from Oscar winner Steven Spielberg What we didn’t know during Disney Investor Day was anything about the cast. Given Shia LaBeouf’s legal troubles, I…"Indiana Jones 5: John Williams Returns, Phoebe Waller-Bridge Signs On"
The third episode of The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers catches us up with what happened to Gordon Bombay during the past 25 years. The following contains spoilers for “Breakway,” the third episode in The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers. When The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers premiered on March 26, it had been almost 24 and a half years since we saw Emilio Estevez portray legendary Mighty Ducks coach Gordon Bombay. Fans saw a cynical version of…"Gordon Bombay: What Happened To Mighty Ducks Coach?"