While studios figure out their film slates for 2021-2022, what they should not be focusing on are films that are set during a pandemic. Listen, I was attracted to the cast of Locked Down more so than the logline itself. But in spite of this, my feelings after watching the film last week have only grown stronger. I do not want to see any more pandemic-set films while living through a pandemic. In case you’re living…"Pandemic-Set Films: Are They Worth It?"
If you ever wanted to know what it is like to attend the Rock’ n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, Rock Camp: The Movie is the documentary for you. If you have about $5,000 and an interest in rock music, you can attend one of the most famous fantasy camps in America. Who wouldn’t want to take advantage of this opportunity? I know that I would! If not for The Beatles Anthology airing on ABC, I would…"Rock Camp: The Movie Is A Dream Come True"
A Demi Lovato docuseries is among the first wave of titles announced for the 2021 SXSW Film Festival, which will take place March 16-20, 2021. Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil was announced as the Opening Night headliner to kick off this year’s Online program. SXSW is taking its festival online this year because of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic. If you recall, SXSW was the first major film festival to cancel last March. This force…"SXSW 2021: First Wave of Titles Announced"
WandaVision is the Marvel Cinematic Universe sitcom we need right now but the series is a true love letter to television history in general. It’s been a while since Marvel released anything new for audiences to consume. Because of the pandemic, Black Widow is delayed until May at the earliest. My money is on another delay with how slow the vaccines are in getting rolled out. But hey, I’ll take any new product from Marvel…"WandaVision: A Marvel Love Letter To Sitcom History"
Pat and Mike is the final team-up between Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn while the duo were under contract to M-G-M. Following Pat and Mike, Tracy and Hepburn would team up to make only two more films together: Desk Set (1957) and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967). The latter two films would be released by 20th Century-Fox and Columbia, respectively. If you have not watched the latter, I beg of you to please do…"Pat and Mike: Tracy-Hepburn Classic on Blu-ray"
Without Love isn’t as famous as other pairings but it is the third team-up between screen legends Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. George Stevens’s romantic comedy, Woman of the Year, marked their first team up in 1942. However, this wasn’t meant to be their first team-up. No, the honor was going to belong to The Philadelphia Story but things didn’t work out in the end. One thing is for sure though: Without Love does not…"Without Love: Tracy-Hepburn Classic Hits Blu-ray"
Locked Down has the tough responsibility of being one of the first major studio films to take place during the Covid-19 pandemic. Filmmaker Doug Liman may be ambitious enough to want to film in outer space with Tom Cruise. But before doing that, he went about filming this project during the pandemic. Many of us have been living this horror movie since last March–some in worse circumstances than others. One thing this film does get…"Locked Down: A Feature Film For Covid Era"
Outside the Wire imagines a world in 2036 where human troops on both sides are assisted by robotic soldiers and drone pilots. No, the film is not set in Baltimore. It is clear to me that nobody is bothering to heed the warnings of the great machine uprising given to us in The Terminator films. Next thing you know, some genius will attempt to open a theme park with dinosaurs. Actually, that’s not a bad…"Outside the Wire: A Future Aided By Robots"
Netflix has unveiled their 2021 film slate as of January 11 and the streamer is aiming big by releasing at a new movie every week. TITLES BY GENRES ACTION Army of the Dead Awake Kate Outside the Wire (January 15) Red Notice Sweet Girl HORROR Fear Street Trilogy No One Gets Out Alive There’s Someone Inside Your House Things Heard and Seen THRILLER Blood Red Sky Beckett Escape from Spiderhead Intrusion Munich O2 Night Teeth…"Netflix Unveils 2021 Film Slate As Of January 11"
The Critics Choice Super Awards aired on Sunday night and as a voting member, I would like to present how I voted for the movie awards. Voting took place over December 4-5, 2020. Some categories were not easy when some of your favorite films were so close together. In other categories, the decision was a no-brainer. All in all, seven of my choices were the winners in their category. Like so many others, I have…"Critics Choice Super Awards: My Ballot"