Wild Mountain Thyme is a star-studded affair with a lot of expectations to live up to and unfortunately, the film falls just a bit short. Following a brief prologue, the film jumps to its present day. This is where we meet Rosemary Muldoon (Emily Blunt) as an adult. She is crushing on her neighbor Anthony Reilly (Jamie Dornan) and wants to win his heart. In classic cinematic tradition, Anthony has no idea that Rosemary is…"Wild Mountain Thyme Is A Family Affair"
The War with Grandpa is a cringe-worthy comedy that doesn’t really break new ground on the genre nor offer anything we haven’t seen before. The antics in The War with Grandpa draw along similar lines to Home Alone. A key difference being that the two at war are family members. In spite of the cast, this film simply isn’t good. While Rob Riggle is a natural comedian, Robert De Niro has shown in both Meet…"The War with Grandpa: Raise the White Flag"
Steven Spielberg manages to change up his filmography with the incredibly true story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr. in Catch Me If You Can. Spielberg may be reuniting with Tom Hanks but the film marks his first collaboration with Leonardo DiCaprio. Moreover, Frank W. Abagnale, Jr.’s story is one that was just ripe for filmmaking. It was in development hell since 1980 but never really made any progress until Spielberg decided to take it on.…"Catch Me If You Can: An Incredibly True Story"
The Country Bears is an underappreciated Disney film but this old-school film still rocks it nearly eighteen years after its theatrical release. Much like The Blues Brothers, this is a film that requires a fundraiser. In this particular instance, the fundraiser is a concert to save Country Bear Hall. Taking a cue from the 1980 musical comedy, the band isn’t together and needs to be reunited. This is where Beary Barrington (Haley Joel Osment) comes…"The Country Bears Still Rock in 2020"
The Deer Hunter, the Oscar-winning Best Picture of 1978, is now available on 4K Ultra HD with a new collector’s edition from Shout! Factory. In addition to taking home Best Picture, the film won another four Academy Awards, including Best Director (Michael Cimino), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Christopher Walken), Best Sound, and Best Film Editing. Meryl Streep would also take home her first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. The film would also…"The Deer Hunter: Best Picture Winner Arrives on 4K"
Batman Returns doesn’t quite outdo its predecessor even though the film has perfect casting with Danny DeVito as the Penguin. Listen, if you’re going to use the Joker as your main villain in your first movie, you better have a good card hidden up your sleeve. Thankfully, there are some other strong contenders in Batman’s (Michael Keaton) rogue gallery. In this case, Batman Returns opts to use the Penguin (Danny DeVito) and anti-hero Selina Kyle…"Batman Returns: A Solid Sequel"
A brother and sister investigate their parents’ disappearance as dysfunctional family dramedy The Family Fang comes to the screen. Baxter (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Nicole Kidman) are brother and sister. While they live on different coasts, their lives are very similar. This is because they are the children of Caleb and Camille Fang (Present Day: Christopher Walken and Maryann Plunkett, Flashbacks: Jason Butler Harner, Kathryn Hahn). Annie went into acting but her work is featured…"The Family Fang: A Real Dysfunctional Family"
The newest feature film adaptation of The Jungle Book is everything it was expected to be and so much more. This is only the second live-action film to be produced by Disney. The last live-action film was released in December 1994 but the animals talk this time around. It’s been a few years since the last time I watched the animated classic but there are some nice homages to the classic, including the classic songs.…"The Jungle Book lives up to Walt Disney classic"