Ben is Back delivers with a strong focus on a family as they welcome back their drug-addicted son home for the holidays. There’s a strong emotional reaction to be had as one watches Holly Burns (Julia Roberts) as her eldest son, Ben (Lucas Hedges) comes home for the holidays. As much as she hopes for the best as he makes a surprise appearance, she requires some pre-conditions for his return. Even if it’s just for…"Ben is Back hits Blu-ray/DVD"
March is one of my favorite times of year because of March Madness but it also means heading down to Austin for the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. Last year was my first SXSW Film Festival and it was a whole lot of fun. The festival launched the likes of Blockers, TransMilitary, Summer ’03, Most Likely to Murder and Fast Color (opening in theaters this month!) to name a few. Films followed from Sundance to SXSW including…"SXSW 2019: My Most-Anticipated Films"
As the calendar turns to March 4 this year, it’s time to take a moment to remember the life of John Candy on the 25th anniversary of his passing. John Candy is one of those comedians who was taken away from us way too early at the age of 43. One needs to only look at his IMDB profile to see his impact. While his role in Vacation was tantamount to a brief cameo, John…"John Candy: 25 Years Later"
Ralph Breaks The Internet–Disney’s 57th animated feature–is now available for fans to purchase and bring home on home video. BONUS FEATURES: Blu-ray & Digital: How We Broke the Internet –Go behind the scenes at Walt Disney Animation Studios to get an in-depth look at how the filmmakers brought a world to life that billions of people visit every day but never actually see – the internet. Take a front-row seat as the team reveals the inspirations…"Ralph Breaks The Internet Arrives on Home Media"
While Roma was the film that many of us thought would win Best Picture, the tide took a turn when Green Book took home the award. I’ll be honest. In my initial review, I gave Green Book a positive review. This being said, my thoughts begin to evolve throughout the awards season. This is because I of all the articles that I read over the past few months. I’m one to admit in all seriousness…"Green Book is not the Best Picture"
The 91st Oscars are taking place tonight at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood and airing live on ABC. While no one will host the show, the 91st Oscars must go on. I’ll be providing live updates throughout the evening both here and on Twitter at DanielleSATM. Winners Performance by an actress in a supporting role: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk Best documentary feature: Free Solo; Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin,…"91st Oscars Winners"
With the 91st Oscars airing tonight on ABC, I present my final predictions as to how I believe that the awards will be honored during the telecast. One of the biggest question marks for me is certainly Best Supporting Actress. I would certainly not in any way be opposed to Regina King taking home the award for If Beale Street Could Talk. She won during the Spirit Awards ceremony last night but the strong factor…"My 91st Oscars Predictions"
Hosted by Aubrey Plaza, the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards are taking place today on the beach in Santa Monica, just north of the Santa Monica Pier. 2019 Film Independent Spirit Award Winners Best Supporting Male: Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me? Best First Screenplay: Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade John Cassavetes Award: En el Séptimo Día Writer/Director/Producer: Jim McKay Producers: Alex Bach, Lindsey Cordero, Caroline Kaplan, Michael Stipe Bonnie Award: Debra Granik Best International Film: Roma (Mexico), Director: Alfonso…"2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards Winners"
The 2019 Sundance Film Festival has come and gone but some films and performances have left a lasting impression on my mind. TOP NARRATIVE FEATURES Brittany Runs A Marathon Late Night To The Stars Little Monsters Corporate Animals The Report Greener Grass Blinded by the Light Adam Luce TOP DOCUMENTARIES Apollo 11 Sea of Shadows Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played With Fire Mike Wallace Is…"The Best of Sundance 2019: Solzy Awards Edition"
Bradley Cooper’s feature directorial debut, A Star Is Born, knocks it out of the park thanks to a stellar performance from Lady Gaga. Bring it home today! Following a performance, country rock star Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) hits up whatever establishment he can find for alcohol. It just so happens that he lands up one bar’s drag performance night. A former employee, Ally (Lady Gaga) just happens to grace the stage that night. When Jackson…"A Star Is Born Now On Digital and Blu-ray"