The Oath: Ike Barinholtz’ Political Satire Hits DVD

A headline that sounds like it can only be ripped from the likes of The Onion, The Oath is the perfect political satire for the Trump era. Imagine every American being asked to sign an oath that states: “I pledge my loyalty to my President and my country and vow to defend them from enemies, both foreign and domestic.”  This is what writer-director Ike Barinholtz is asking us by watching The Oath.  It’s a new political…

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When Harry Met Sally…: The Perfect Rom-Com

When Harry Met Sally… still holds up as one of the greatest romantic comedies as the Rob Reiner/Nora Ephron film celebrates the 30th anniversary in 2019. The film starts at the University of Chicago in 1977 when Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) leave for New York.  At the time, Harry is dating Sally’s best friend, Amanda.  This trip to New York consists of their views when it came to relationships.  Being…

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Stan and Ollie: Laurel and Hardy Come To Life

Legendary comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy come to life in Stan and Ollie as the film wisely centers on a narrow period of time. When people discuss biopics, they’re either praiseworthy or critical.  Most of this is because films will sometimes cover such a long period.  Playing the long game is never the best way to go about it.  Jeff Pope’s screenplay wisely doesn’t go in that direction.  There’s a quick cold open…

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Cabin Boy marks 25th Anniversary with Blu-ray

The Chris Elliott-starring Cabin Boy celebrates its 25th anniversary with the release of an new anniversary edition on Blu-ray. As Kino Lorber goes through the Touchstone Pictures catalog, they’ve released a 25th anniversary edition of Cabin Boy in late 2018.  This collection will certainly be a must-have for fans of the 1994 release.  Among the new content is an interview with writer-director Adam Resnick and star Chris Elliott.  Meanwhile, the duo are joined by Mike…

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Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody Is Not The Best Picture

With the Golden Globes crowning Bohemian Rhapsody for Best Picture – Drama all thoughts turn to the Oscars and the inevitable Best Picture nomination of the Queen biopic. I want to get one thing straight.  I have nothing negative to say about Rami Malek’s performance as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.  His performance was absolutely suburb.  The problem with the film goes back to the screenplay’s embellishments.  The paint-by-numbers biopic embellishes so much of what we…

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76th Annual Golden Globes Winners (Live Updates)

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) awarded the 76th Golden Globes on Sunday night at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. According to their website, the HFPA has about has about 90 members based in Southern California.  They consist of the voting body for the Golden Globes.  I’ll be updating the winners throughout the broadcast. Motion Picture Winners Best Motion Picture – Animated: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation; Sony Pictures Releasing) Best…

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76th Annual Golden Globe Awards Predictions

The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air tonight on NBC.  I’m offering my predictions for tonight’s film and television awards even though it’s probably a crap-shoot. It’s always tricky when it comes to predicting the Golden Globe Awards because nobody truly knows how the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will vote.  After all, this is the same group that previously nominated The Tourist for Best Comedy or Musical during their 68th Golden Globe Awards in 2011. …

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Kevin Hart and the Oscars Host Controversy

The controversy surrounding comedian Kevin Hart and the Oscars continue to grow following the comedian’s appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. There have been no shortage of opinions being offered, be it Tre’vell Anderson, Ira Madison III, Don Lemon, David Mack, Harry Cook, and many more.  I echo many of their thoughts but especially this one: Ellen DeGeneres does not speak for the entire LGBTQ population. The original backlash started when people found some of…

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2019 Producers Guild Awards: The Nominees

The motion pictures and television nominees for the 2019 Producers Guild Awards were announced on Friday afternoon.  The Producers Guild Awards will take place on January 19, 2019. The Producers Guild Awards are considered to be a strong prognosticator when it comes to the Oscars.  As the Oscar field expanded to ten, the Producers Guild Awards also followed suit in their awards.  Since the first Producers Guild Awards ceremony in 1989, 20 winners have gone…

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Setting Films in the Future: The Challenge

When it comes to setting films in the future, there’s a challenge that comes with dating it in which the technology is able to catch up. This is a problem that comes with films such as Back to the Future and Blade Runner to name a few.  We don’t have flying cars.  Los Angeles hasn’t become a dystopia.  But somehow, Biff Tannen has been elected as the President of the United States.  I don’t think…

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