Rock Camp: The Movie Is A Dream Come True

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…

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Pat and Mike: Tracy-Hepburn Classic on Blu-ray

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…

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Without Love: Tracy-Hepburn Classic Hits 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…

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Locked Down: A Feature Film For Covid Era

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…

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Outside the Wire: A Future Aided By Robots

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…

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The Terminal: Spielberg Goes Back To Comedy

The Terminal may not be the top of the line for filmmaker Steven Spielberg but the film still makes for compelling material when viewing. It’s fascinating to watch The Terminal in 2020, over fifteen years following its theatrical release.  So much has and hasn’t changed when it comes to immigration.  Because Krakozhia breaks out into civil war during his flight, the United States no longer recognizes the country.  Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) basically becomes a…

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Stars Fell on Alabama Plays Within Rom-Com Rules

Stars Fell on Alabama, a film with a Hollywood twist, is the first romantic comedy film to be released in theaters or VOD in 2021. Before I dive into the film, you should know that there are short clips during the credits.  Aside from this, there is a post-credits tag.  The other thing to know about the film is it is set during 2019.  This way, you don’t have to scream about so many people…

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Gangs of New York Is A Flawed Epic

Gangs of New York may have a lot to enjoy about the film but at the end of the day, it is a flawed epic and well short of being a masterpiece. In many ways, this is the history of New York City according to Martin Scorsese.  The script itself is based on Herbert Asbury’s The Gangs of New York.  However, it gets an original screenplay nomination because they drift so far from the book’s…

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The Opening Act: Stand-Up Comedy Isn’t Easy

The Opening Act is a fictional account depicting the harsh realties that come with trying to make it in the business as a stand-up comedian. Writer-director Steve Byrne injects some of his own real-life experiences into the script.  Byrne has been in the industry for two decades so basically, he’s calling friends and casting them in the film.  This aspect certainly shows through in the production.  It honestly feels like one agrees to this kind…

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Minority Report: Spielberg Tackles the Future

Minority Report might take place some fifty years after the film was shot but the film’s themes are still relevant almost twenty years later. This film marks the first collaboration between Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise.  The film has audiences asking some important questions.  What if we knew what was going to happen in the future?  After you ask yourself the question, what if the person knowing this found out he was going to kill someone? …

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