John Hughes 5-Movie Collection Now on Blu-ray

The John Hughes 5-Movie Collection is now available on Blu-ray from Paramount Home Entertainment–two titles arriving for the first time. Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles have previously been released on Blu-ray.  Both Some Kind of Wonderful and She’s Having A Baby are making their first appearance on Blu-ray. In addition to the Blu-ray, the five films will also be made available as a digital copy. Both Pretty in…

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Horizon Line Is Now Available On Blu-ray

Horizon Line, a thriller starring Allison Williams and Alexander Dreymon, is now available for audiences to watch on Blu-ray and DVD. After releasing in Swedish theaters last November in Sweden, STXfilms relased the adventure thriller through VOD retailers on January 12, 2021.  Following the initial home entertainment window, audiences will also be able to watch the film on Epix. After far as I can tell from looking through Mikael Marcimain’s film credits on IMDB, this…

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Woman in Motion: Nichelle Nichols’s NASA Work

Woman in Motion: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek and the Remaking of NASA is now available for audiences to watch from the comfort of their home. The documentary focuses on Nichelle Nichols’s work not so much on Star Trek but a career in science.  This doesn’t happen without one particular Star Trek convention in 1975.  Nichols listened to Jesco von Puttkamer speak but one thing was on her mind: where were the women and minorities.  A…

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Love Story Celebrates 50 Years With Blu-ray

Love Story, one of the best films of all time, gets a newly restored Blu-ray in honor of the film’s 50th anniversary in December 2020. This new Blu-ray is issued through the Paramount Presents line and is restored from a 4K transfer.  The film was a box office hit! Produced on a $2.2 million budget, the film took in $136.4 million at the box office.  After Erich Segal wrote the screenplay, Paramount asked him to…

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Elizabethtown Arrives On Blu-ray For The First Time

Cameron Crowe’s Elizabethtown makes its arrival on Blu-ray for the first time as the 14th title of the Paramount Presents line. Last year, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of Almost Famous.  This year, it’s the 15th anniversary of the Kentucky set film starring Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst.  A number of Crowe films have milestone anniversaries in 2021: Jerry Maguire celebrates its 25th anniversary. Vanilla Sky marks its 20th anniversary and the last time Paul…

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Critics Choice Awards: 26th Annual Film Nominations

The Critics Choice Association announced the film nominations for the 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards ahead of the March 7 ceremony. The winners will be revealed LIVE on The CW on Sunday, March 7, 2021 from 7-10pm ET/PT, with acclaimed film, television, and stage star Taye Diggs returning to host for his third consecutive time.  The show will continue its combined Film and Television awards format, honoring the finest in both cinematic and televised/streaming achievement.  In response…

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The Court Jester Gets Blu-ray for 65th Anniversary

The Court Jester, the 1956 musical starring Danny Kaye, recently arrived on Blu-ray for the first time through the Paramount Presents line. Writing in his Classic Movies Guide, film critic/historian Leonard Maltin refers to the musical comedy as “one of the best comedies ever made.” In the 1950s, every studio was doing what they could to compete with the rise of television.  For Paramount, this meant releasing films in the superior VistaVision format.  Here is…

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27th SAG Awards: Screen Actors Guild Nominations

The 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards nominations were announced by Lilly Collins and Daveed Diggs on Instagram. The SAG Awards are one of the pre-cursors to focus on heading into the Oscar nominations announcement because they have the biggest overlap with the actors’ branch of the Academy. One quick takeaway is that critics and the SAG-AFTRA voting body have a very different take on Hillbilly Elegy.  Hillbilly Elegy’s gain is Amanda Seyfried’s loss.…

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Writers Guild Awards: First Round of WGA Noms

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) announced the first round of award nominations ahead of the 2021 Writers Guild Awards on March 21. The feature film nominations will be announced on February 16. Final voting will runs February 19-March 5, 2021. Los Angeles and New York – Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing…

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2021 Sundance Film Festival Awards

The 2021 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony, honoring CODA and Summer of Soul among others was held tonight virtually over YouTube. Patton Oswalt hosted the ceremony tonight in a way that only he can.  In typical Patton Oswalt fashion, the comedian took swipes at Pfizer and Moderna for what they would do with wooing A-list stars to their suites. Tonight’s ceremony followed the World, International, North American, U.S., or Utah premieres of 73 feature films…

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