Rolling Thunder Revue – A Bob Dylan Story

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese allows us to revisit some of our nation’s best poets during the height of their prime. It’s a blast to the past as we travel all the way back in a time machine to 1975.  This is when Bob Dylan starts to put together this musical revue.  What better way than to celebrate America’s bicentennial birthday than by showcasing some of the best musicians that…

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Captain Marvel arrives on Blu-ray

Starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson, Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital. In addition to setting up Carol Danvers as the cosmic superhero, the film also serves as an origin story for Nick Fury and Phil Coulson. BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer): Blu-ray & Digital: Alternate Movie Versions Movie with Intro – An introduction by directors/screenwriters Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck. Movie with Commentary – Commentary by…

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Men in Black 3 gets the old charm back

Men in Black 3 is certainly a welcome sight while offering a fresh twist for the franchise ten years after a very sour outing. One minute, Agent J (Will Smith) is on the phone with Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones).  The next minute, J finds himself with a temporal fracture headache and craving chocolate milk.  An altered timeline means that so much hasn’t happened.  And yet, J would still be recruited into the MIB agency…

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Men in Black 2 doesn’t have same magic

Men in Black 2 unfortunately suffers at the core as the sequel just doesn’t quite have the same magic as its predecessor. The first film ends with Agent J (Will Smith) getting a new partner in Agent L.  As anyone could probably guess, this was too good to be true.   Eventually, we’re going to see Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) again.  This is not a matter of if but when.  But before he can go…

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Men in Black: A Sci-Fi Classic

Men in Black is the rare breed of a sci-fi blockbuster that film audiences don’t really get the opportunity to see anymore in theaters. The gist of Men in Black is that there is a secret government agency protecting us from intergalactic threats.  After making contact in 1961, MIB would allow alien refugees to live in New York City.  It’s not quite as simple as this.  We’re quickly introduced to Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones)…

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Batman and Robin Puts Batman Out Of Misery

Batman and Robin is the fourth film in the series but it’s also the film that finally kills the franchise by putting Batman out of his misery. “This is why Superman works alone,” Batman (George Clooney) tells Robin (Chris O’Donnell). With dialogue like this, you know we’re going to be in for a bumpy ride.  It’s so much of a bumpy ride that I’m not even going to really dive into the plot like in…

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Batman Forever Is Not Quite There

Batman Forever is quite the downgrade from the first two films in the franchise despite performances from Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey. Michael Keaton likely saw the writing on the walls and made the best decision to leave the franchise.  Yeah, Batman Returns was a dark film but Batman is a dark character.  Where Batman Forever goes wrong is that the film returns to the campy tones of the television series.  This may have…

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Batman Returns: A Solid Sequel

Batman Returns doesn’t quite outdo its predecessor even though the film has perfect casting with Danny DeVito as the Penguin. Listen, if you’re going to use the Joker as your main villain in your first movie, you better have a good card hidden up your sleeve.  Thankfully, there are some other strong contenders in Batman’s (Michael Keaton) rogue gallery.  In this case, Batman Returns opts to use the Penguin (Danny DeVito) and anti-hero Selina Kyle…

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Batman Holds Up Beautifully After 30 Years

The theatrical release of Batman celebrates 30 years this year and holds up for being the product of its era with regards to cinematic entertainment. A brief prologue introduces us to the Wayne family before cutting to present day.  Gotham City mayor Borg (Lee Wallace) wants the city to be safer. This task falls upon both District Attorney Harvey Dent (Billy Dee Williams) and Police Commissioner Jim Gordon (Pat Hingle).  Unbeknownst to them, Gotham has…

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 is merely okay

The Secret Life of Pets 2 gets points for replacing a certain cast member but loses it by pushing for an angle dealing with toxic masculinity. Similar to its predecessor, this film imagines what our pets do while we’re gone during the day.  These animals develop neuroses similar to humans.  Terrier Max (Patton Oswalt) manages to start itching himself from the paranoia over new child Liam.  Max, who lives with mutt Duke (Eric Stonestreet), has…

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