The million dollar question heading into the release is who will be replacing Daniel Craig after No Time to Die in the role of James Bond. While I believe that actors like Tom Hardy, Tom Hiddleston, or Henry Cavill would do a good job in the role, there’s a question of if they are too old for the role. With Cavill, he put his foot in his mouth a few years ago when it came…"James Bond 007: Who Will Replace Daniel Craig?"
In what may be one of the quickest theater-to-home releases for a studio tentpole, Black Widow is now available on home video to buy or rent. Before I dive into my thoughts on the film, we need to talk about the end credits. Because the film displays the credits during an opening montage, there is no mid-credit scene. Instead, the scene comes at the very end of the credits. If you’re watching at home, a…"Black Widow Arrives on Home Video"
The Shawshank Redemption arrives on 4K Ultra HD for the first time as the film approaches it’s 27th anniversary since its release. Frank Darabont, a screenwriter at the time, made the film his directorial feature debut. Darabont based his script on novella by Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption. He would follow it up a few years later with The Green Mile. In doing so, he is one of six filmmakers to see…"The Shawshank Redemption Arrives on 4K Ultra HD"
Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection arrives on 4K UHD just in time for the franchise’s 55th anniversary of the first episode in 1966. While this collection includes the first four films starring the original cast, it does not include Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) or Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). Perhaps 4K UHD releases will take place down the line? I don’t know. This could be either a Star Trek…"Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection Hits 4K UHD"
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is looking at screwing over the Oscars ceremony as a way of attracting ratings. The news comes from Matt Belloni’s What I’m Hearing newsletter (via Screen Rant). It’s upsetting to say the least. What the Academy wants to do is move some of the awards to before the show or during commercials. This is not the way. It will not lead to an increase in ratings. In…"Oscars: Academy To Drop Awards Due To Ratings?"
In the Heights, the phenomenal film and Broadway adaptation, soars onto 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray for audiences to take in from home. Neither Jon M. Chu or Lin-Manuel Miranda are strangers to diverse productions. Chu hit it big with Crazy Rich Asians a few years ago. Miranda, meanwhile, has had no shortage of hits come from his visionary mind. Both In the Heights and Hamilton were hits on the stage. In a perfect world,…"In the Heights Soars Onto 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD"
Bugsy Malone, the gangster musical comedy, is the newest title to join the Paramount Presents line of Blu-rays with collectible packaging. Using children to play the gangsters makes for an interesting premise. However, the one thing that is weird and it is having adult voices coming out of their mouths. It’s weird and both director Alan Parker and songwriter Paul Williams have come to regret the decision since filming. But with having adult voices come…"Bugsy Malone Joins Paramount Presents Line"
The Oscar-winning A Place in the Sun is among the recent films to join the Paramount Presents Blu-ray line with collectible packaging. There’s no denying that A Place in the Sun is one of the greatest films ever made in cinematic history. The film took home six Oscars out of nine nominations. It lost Best Picture to An American in Paris. Had this film been in color rather than black and white, who knows what…"A Place in the Sun Joins Paramount Presents Line"
Here Today, a bittersweet comedy starring Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish, is now available to watch on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital. Comedy veteran Billy Crystal is a true triple-threat in front and behind the camera. Crystal directs, co-writes the script with legendary comedy writer Alan Zweibel, and delivers one of his best performances on screen. He truly outdoes his performance in last year’s Standing Up, Falling Down. There’s something about playing a comedian or writer…"Here Today Is Now On Blu-ray, DVD"
Luca, the Italian-set film from Pixar, is now available for audiences to watch at home on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital. PSA: Please stick around for the credits as there is a post-credits scene. One can’t help but feel bad for Pixar on some level. This is the second consecutive Pixar film to go straight to streaming because of the pandemic. I don’t doubt that the film would have done solid box office.…"Luca: Pixar Film Now On Blu-Ray, DVD"