Incredibles 2 comes home

While Incredibles 2 is currently available through digital means, the physical copies will be available for fans to purchase on November 6, 2018. The bonus features may vary by retailer.  There are a few shorts that are exclusively solely to the digital copy.  If you purchase the physical media, you can still watch by registering the code on Movies Anywhere. BONUS FEATURES (may vary by retailer) Digital Exclusives: The Coolest Guy in Show Business –…

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The Spy Who Dumped Me is On Blu-ray/DVD

Susanna Fogel’s female-led spy action comedy, The Spy Who Dumped Me, is available to take home on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand.  The film has been available to rent and purchase on Digital since October 16, 2018. Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon star in this hysterical comedy that takes us across the pond.  While my review speaks for itself, I hope…

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Ant-Man and The Wasp Hits Home Video

Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp arrived on home video after this summer’s palette-cleansing theatrical release. There’s a wealth of bonus content available with this fall’s home release.  I prefer holding the physical media in my hands but that’s just me. BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer): Blu-ray & Digital: Director’s Intro by Peyton Reed – The talented creator behind some of Marvel Studios’ funniest and most charming films will invite home audiences deeper into the…

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Chicago Film Festival Honors Carey Mulligan with Tribute

The Chicago International Film Festival honored actress Carey Mulligan with an Artistic Achievement Award in connection with the Centerpiece screening of Wildlife. Prior to the screening, Mulligan and festival founder/CEO Michael Kutza posed for photos on the red carpet.  The actress also took questions from select press before the screening.  The festival would formally present the award after the screening. The actress received several Oscar nominations for her breakout role of Jenny in An Education. …

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Chicago Film Festival 2018: Albert Berger’s Keynote

Film producer Albert Berger returned to Chicago to serve as the keynote speaker of the 2018 Chicago International Film Festival Industry Days. Albert Berger never wanted to be a producer.  It just kind of happened that way.  It just so happened that he and producing partner Ron Yerxa just happened to own a copy of This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff.  They didn’t even own the theatrical rights when they headed off to the 1989…

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Chicago Film Festival 2018: Industry Days – A Midwest Career

During the 2018 Chicago International Film Festival, the panels held during Industry Days allowed for both conversations and networking.  While I was not able to get to everything I wanted to, I was able to get to a few key panels. I don’t go into these panels from the perspective of reporting on them.  Instead, I attend Industry Days for the insights that the panelists offer.  Improv is one of the reasons why I moved…

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Comes Home

With the home video release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, fans can go behind the scenes with an expansion of bonus features. There’s a nice array of bonus content featured on the second disc.  That’s right.  The bonus content is too big for any single Blu-ray disc.  Through such content, the filmmakers take us behind the scenes of some of the biggest moments in Star Wars history.  The Kessel run isn’t without some discussion…

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Some 36th Reeling Film Festival Thoughts

When Freelancers Anonymous screens tonight, the Chicago-produced indie film will kick off the 36th Reeling Film Festival. Through my covering of other film festivals this year, I’ve been able to see quite a number of these films.  Eve though I’ve been quite busy this month with coverage of TIFF, there are a number of films I plan to see again.  That is if my sinuses will allow me to do so. Some of my personal…

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Summer Movie Season: 2018 Winners and Losers

With Labor Day weekend marking the end of the summer and official Awards Season kickoff, I’m going to take a look at some of this year’s summer winners and losers.  The definition of what a summer movie has changed over the years.  Instead of the first Friday of May kicking summer off at the box office, the season started at the end of April. Winner: Documentaries With films such as RBG, Won’t You Be My…

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45th Telluride Film Festival Lineup Announced

The Telluride Film Festival announced their lineup this morning for the 45th installment running Friday, August 31-Monday September 3, 2018.  This year’s program will include over sixty feature films, short films and revival program. “I could not be more pleased with the program lineup for the 45th Telluride Film Festival,” said Telluride Film Festival executive director Julie Huntsinger. “The storytelling brought by this amazing group of filmmakers is both tender and fierce. They are able to…

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