Jon Favreau talks Technological Advances at Siskel Gala

Actor-writer-director Jon Favreau was on hand Saturday night in Chicago to receive the 2019 Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award. Before accepting the award, Jon Favreau was joined in conversation by Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr.  This made for a pleasant but entertaining evening as the two went down memory lane.  The two spoke about a lot of things–including how not directing Iron Man 3 would lay the groundwork for Chef.  This is because…

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Jon Favreau talks The Lion King at Siskel Gala

Actor-writer-director Jon Favreau was on hand Saturday night in Chicago to receive the 2019 Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award. With Robert Downey Jr. on hand, it’s no surprise that Iron Man would be a matter of discussion.  There were certainly other films brought up throughout the evening.  These films would include Elf, Chef, and Swingers.  The latest film to be directed by Jon Favreau is Disney’s The Lion King.  Of all the films based…

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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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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie comes to Blu-Ray

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie has come to Blu-ray for the first time ever as a stand-alone edition from Shout! Factory. By the time the film came out, some of the original stars had already left the TV series.  The film hit a historic note in that it was the first to not recycle footage from the series that inspired it.  While I would certainly like to say that this film has held up, time…

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Booksmart: See It In Theaters

I instantly fell in love with the Olivia Wilde-directorial debut when I first saw Booksmart during the SXSW world premiere. It should come as no surprise that I decided to see the film a second time during one of the Chicago press screenings.  The jokes held up upon second viewing and reinforced my love for this film.  I already made the decision that I would be returning for a third round over the long Memorial…

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Isn’t It Romantic hits Blu-ray, Digital

Isn’t It Romantic? makes sure to hit all the romantic comedy cliches in an entertaining way complete with not one but two song-and-dance numbers.  You can now bring home the film on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital! Being trapped in a romantic comedy is sure to be anybody’s worst fear.  You know that the person you fall in love with is always going to be your best friend.  It’s never going to be the deliciously attractive…

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2019 Chicago Critics Film Festival Opens Tonight

The 2019 Chicago Critics Film Festival is set to open this evening and run through Thursday evening at the Music Box Theatre.  For ticket information for this year’s Chicago Critics Film Festival, please click here. ALICE Director: Josephine Mackerras | 103 mins After discovering that her husband’s addiction to escorts has left their family penniless, Alice finds herself drawn into the world of high-end prostitution as a means of caring for herself and her child. Screens: Tuesday, May…

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Robert Pattinson to star in Matt Reeves’ The Batman

Actor Robert Pattinson is set to star as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming stand-alone film, The Batman, for Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Comics. Variety reported the news this evening.  There were rumors about Warner looking to replace Ben Affleck as far back as summer 2017.  Sure enough, Affleck would quit in late 2018 before breaking his silence earlier this year.  Nobody can blame him for doing so.  A lot of this really comes…

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Star Wars: Benioff and Weiss’ Films Are Up First

It was confirmed on Tuesday that Game of Thrones series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ Star Wars films will be up first starting in 2022. Disney CEO Bob Iger announced the news this morning during the 6th Annual MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit.  This ends the speculation that came with last week’s announcement. “It would be smart for us to take a bit of a hiatus while we figure out what’s next.  Now, we’re…

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Rothchild: Anti-Semitic actor Mel Gibson attached

The Mel Gibson-starring Rothchild, which is being shopped around during Cannes, is an awful idea during a film in which anti-Semitism is rising. The name of the film alone is a pun on the wealthy Jewish family.  Moreover, that the Rothschild family has been subjected to many conspiracy theories with anti-Semitic origins.  This should be reason enough to lay pause.  Did nobody tell them that this film is a bad idea?  If it’s any luck, the…

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