Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the long-awaited fourth film, takes the iconic hero well into the Cold War years. The film moves forward almost in real time after an 18-year layoff. It’s 1957 and given the Cold War at hand, the KGB also replaces Nazis as the villains. Leading this particular group of villains is Soviet agent Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett). Spalko kidnaps Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) and George “Mac”” Micale…"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"
Where’d You Go, Bernadette brings the bestselling novel to life in a comedy that ought to remind artists how important it is to create. Bernadette Fox (Cate Blanchett) could have had it all. Before dropping off the face of the planet, the architect won a MacArthur Grant. Living in Los Angeles would have been a dream. Yet she packs it all up to move to Seattle where she now lives with daughter Bee (Emma Nelson)…"Where’d You Go, Bernadette Brings A Book To Life"
Thor: Ragnarok is Marvel’s most fun film and raises the bar as Thor teams up with Hulk to save Asgard. It’s been 2.5 years since Thor (Chris Hemsworth) left to look for Odin at the end of Avengers 2: Age of Ultron. Meanwhile, Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) was seen departing for who knows where following the attack on Sokovia. Thor: Ragnarok‘s awesome cold open featuring Thor and Surtur sets the tone of the film with both…"Thor: Ragnarok – The Road to Endgame"
How To Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World is the rare third film that makes for a fitting conclusion by ending the series on a high note. It’s very rare in which I find myself wanting to cry at the end of a trilogy. This isn’t so much because I know it’s going to be the end of an era but more so because of how the final scenes are scripted. The series has…"How To Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World"
Starring Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, and Owen Vaccaro, Eli Roth’s The House With a Clock in Its Walls is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. I missed this film when it played in theaters mostly because of the Jewish holiday marathon combined with film festival coverage. While Nathan Barr’s score compliments the film, that’s one of the few positives I have to say about it. This is the first film to use…"The House With a Clock in Its Walls hits Blu-ray"
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle feels so redundant coming just over two and a half years following the release of Disney’s The Jungle Book. Let’s go through this one more time. A young child who grows up to be a man-cub, Mowgli (Rohan Chand), is orphaned in the jungle when Shere Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch) attacks his family. A panther, Bagheera (Christian Bale), rescues him and leaves him with the wolves where Nisha (Naomie Harris) adopts…"Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle lack bare necessities"
Addressing the gender disparity that troubles Hollywood, This Changes Everything is one of the most important documentaries of the year. I can’t exactly point to when all the focus started turning to women directors not getting the same opportunities as men. That being said, This Changes Everything is equally important to the Amy Adrion-directed Half the Picture. This two films go hand in hand with a similar focus on women directors. “The door has to…"Chicago Film Fest 2018: This Changes Everything"
Ocean’s 8 is just entertaining enough to pull off a heist but the film doesn’t really up the stakes in the franchise. Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) has been planning the Met Gala heist for five years, eight months, and twelve days. Or so she says. Pulling it off won’t be easy. It’s going to require the aid of her partner, Lou Miller (Cate Blanchett). By Debbie’s math, it’s going to take seven people to pull…"Ocean’s 8 doesn’t change Status Quo"
Following it’s release in early November, Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD. The film includes a whole lot of bonus content and some of the features are pretty fun to watch. As tends to be the case with most Blu-ray releases for huge films, content may differ with each retailer. Not to be outdone, the Digital release includes a few exclusive features in its own right. It’s because…"Thor: Ragnarok hits 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD"
Thor: Ragnarok is Marvel’s most fun film and raises the bar as Thor teams up with Hulk to save Asgard. It’s been 2.5 years since Thor (Chris Hemsworth) left to look for Odin at the end of Avengers 2: Age of Ultron. Meanwhile, Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) was seen departing for who knows where following the attack on Sokovia. Thor: Ragnarok‘s awesome cold open featuring Thor and Surtur sets the tone of the film with both…"Thor: Ragnarok is Marvel’s Most Fun Film"