Ghostbusters: Answer the Call

Starring four of the funniest women on earth, Ghostbusters: Answer the Call honors the spirit of the 1984 classic film. While it would have been nice to have seen the likes of Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, and Winston Zeddemore pass the baton to a new generation, Harold Ramis’ death in 2014 would forever change the face of the franchise.  Never mind just how hard it is getting Bill Murray to sign on board for anything.  With that out…

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The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine: A Watershed Achievement

A recently restored 4K restoration of The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine with full 5.1 Dolby sound has made its way into theaters and it’s absolutely perfect. Yellow Submarine introduces us to a paradise known as Pepperland.  Pepperland is located some 80,000 leagues under the sea.  There may not be an Octopus’ Garden but music is king in Pepperland. When the Blue Meanies start to attack, Lord Mayor tells Old Fred to take the Yellow Submarine and find…

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Eighth Grade captures Spirit, Awkwardness

Eighth Grade is a film that perfectly captures the spirit and awkwardness of being a student in the final year of middle school. Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher) may be close to starting high school but before doing so, she must survive the end of eighth grade.  It’s not easy for the smartphone-obsessed teenager.  Even though she has a YouTube channel where she offers advice to others, she’s not the perfect person when it comes to applying…

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Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind

It was a sad day when we lost legendary comedian Robin Williams but a new HBO documentary, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, tells his story in his own words. Williams got his start during the 1970s comedy scene in Los Angeles.  This led to various television appearances in the 1970s.  None of those appearances were more notable than the time that he made his first appearance as Mork on Happy Days.  The two-episode appearance…

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Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary is Nostalgic

Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary is the perfect way to offer closure to the series should there never be a reboot.  I said as much on Twitter during the world premiere at Tribeca in April. In just over an hour, Brent Hodge manages to reunite the cast and crew of Freaks and Geeks by way of contemporary interviews while revisiting the set of the 1999-2000 series.  As the series did so on September 25, 1999,…

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Skyscraper: A Nerve-Inducing Thriller

Whether or not you believe that Dwayne Johnson can save the day, Skyscraper will have the audience on the edge of their seat. A brief prologue introduces us to Will Sawyer (Dwayne Johnson) when he was a FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader.  We’re taken to the snowy cold of Ash Lake, Minn. where a a hostage situation is underway.  One moment in time paves way for what happens in the future.  We get a glimpse…

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Avengers: Infinity War set for Home Video Release

After breaking box office records, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War can be yours when it arrives on Digital on July 31, 2018, and 4K and Blu-ray/Digital on August 14, 2018. For those consumers who purchase the digital release, they can experience 30-minute roundtable with Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) directors Anthony and Joe Russo, Jon Favreau, Joss Whedon, James Gunn, Ryan Coogler, Peyton Reed and Taika Waititi.  All eight directors will speak to how their movies contribute to…

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Shock and Awe stands up for Journalism

Director Rob Reiner gets political once more with Shock and Awe revisiting the politically charged lead-up to the Iraq War in 2003. The film tells the story of four journalists with the Knight Ridder News Service.  The media wasn’t challenging the Bush Administration on Iraq’s lack of evidence when it came to Weapons of Mass Destruction.  Knight Ridder, for what it’s worth, rose to the occasion when nobody else was challenging the administration.  It’s something that’s…

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Dark Money: A Thrilling Political Documentary

Taking the battle to the frontline in Montana, Dark Money examines the consequences of the Citizens United v. FEC ruling. When the United States Supreme Court announced their Citizens United ruling, the effects were devastating for American politics.  Once prohibited to donate to political campaigns, corporations were handed the free reign to spend as they pleased.  It’s because of this that tax-exempt “organizations” set up shop without any requirement to record their donors.  This results in money…

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Wizard World Chicago is Coming in August

With Wizard World Chicago set to take over the Rosemont suburb next month, it’s time to start making plans for who to see during the Comic Con.  Whether it’s movies, television, or comic books, there’s something for everyone when Wizard World Chicago takes place August 23-26 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. This year’s installment of Wizard World Chicago marks the 20th anniversary in Chicago.  What better way to celebrate than bring in Sebastian Stan…

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