The Hate U Give: Now On 4K/Blu-ray/DVD

The Hate U Give offers an art-imitates-life narrative of a situation that’s all too familiar in minority neighborhoods frequented by white police officers.  In a perfect world, this film would be in the Oscar conversation. As the film starts, former gangster Maverick Carter (Russell Hornsby) is giving his kids the all-important talk about what to do when they see police officers.  His kids are young for the talk but this has grave importance in their…

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Smallfoot available on Home Video

Starring the voices of Channing Tatum, James Corden, and Zendaya, Smallfoot is now available to bring home on physical home media. Sasquatch has seen quite the interesting year dating back to the tail end of 2017.  This came in the form of various feature films.  By the end of 2018, the year of Sasquatch would not be limited to just live-action alone.  An animated film would join the Sasquatch Cinematic Universe come September 2018. Migo…

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Hunter Killer: Dumb, Mindless, and Not Fun

If you’re searching for the dumb Gerard Butler movie of the year, you will have found it in submarine non-thriller, Hunter Killer. When a US submarine goes down while pursuing a Russian sub, it’s Captain Joe Glass (Gerard Butler) to the rescue.  The USS Arkansas’s submarine captain recently departed for another gig so Navy officials must go outside the box for the new one.  He’s not an Annapolis guy so of course, the crew is hesitant…

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The Hate U Give: A Deeper Message At Core

The Hate U Give offers an art-imitates-life narrative of a situation that’s all too familiar in minority neighborhoods frequented by white police officers. As the film starts, former gangster Maverick Carter (Russell Hornsby) is giving his kids the all-important talk about what to do when they see police officers.  His kids are young for the talk but this has grave importance in their Garden Heights community.  We soon cut to a few years later where…

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The Tale: Laura Dern Deserves All The Awards

While The Tale is a film that certainly would benefit from a theatrical release, it’s best viewed at home because of all the screaming at the screen.  This is, in part, due to the events that transpire on screen during the 1970s. The question at hand while viewing the film, which runs shy of two hours, is whether or not it qualifies as a Me, Too film.  Writer/director Jennifer Fox, a documentary filmmaker, uses a…

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Tribeca 2018: All About Nina

All About Nina is a highly personal film grounded in the world of stand-up comedy that delves into Me, Too territory. Nina Geld (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is a rising comedian in New York City and she’s crassier than Sarah Silverman.  Listen, stand-up comedy is no doubt dominated by men and Nina has worked her butt off to get to where she is today.  Her sets come through with raw talent and emotion.  On the other…

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Megan Leavey: Kleenex Not Included

Megan Leavey is based on a true story about the war hero and her dog, Rex.  If your eyes aren’t watering by the final frame, you’re watching the wrong film or you simply don’t have a heart.  Take it from me, you’ll want to bring some Kleenex. Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite from a screenplay written by Pamela Gray and Annie Mumolo & Tim Lovestedt, Meagan Leavey stars Kate Mara, Ramón Rodríguez, Tom Felton, Bradley Whitford,…

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