Bridge of Spies: The Height of the Cold War

Bridge of Spies reteams director Steven Spielberg with two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks to bring us a thriller set during the height of the Cold War. A Cold War setting usually screams thriller.  However, this film is a mix of thrills and drama in one epic.  And this is in spite of the CIA’s involvement in rescuing pilot Francis Gary Powers (Austin Stowell).  Everything leads up to the exchange on Berlin’s historic Glienicke Bridge.  This…

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Saving Mr. Banks Goes Behind The Scenes

Inspired by true events, Saving Mr. Banks is a film that takes us behind the scenes of how Mary Poppins came to the big screen. The art of filmmaking is a painstaking process.  This is something I’ve learned not just through watching bonus features but reading biographies about classic Hollywood.  On paper, there’s nothing inherently wrong with the film.  It’s only when you dig deeper into the actual story where the film has its faults. …

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Hamilton: Award-Winning Musical Hits Disney+

The award-winning stage musical, Hamilton, about the Founding Father hits Disney+ on Friday just in time for the Independence Day holiday weekend. “I am not throwing away my shot!”  “No one else was in the room where it happened.”  “Talk less, smile more.” Unless you’ve been living in cave during the past several years, you’re probably familiar with Lin-Manuel Miranda.  If In the Heights didn’t make him a household name, Hamilton certainly did.  This is…

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The Country Bears Still Rock in 2020

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…

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Artemis Fowl Tries To Do Too Much In 94 Minutes

The problem with Artemis Fowl is the same problem that plagued Green Lantern in that the film tries to do way too much during its run time. There are films that deserve the ire of Green Lantern and Independence Day 2. Hell, for all the problems with Percy Jackson, Artemis Fowl deals with too much mythology to bring the books justice.  Disney was right to send this film to the vault that is Disney+.  I’m…

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Taika Waititi to direct new Star Wars film

It was just announced this morning that Oscar winner Taika Waititi will be directing and co-writing a new Star Wars film to be released in theaters. The news happens to come on May 4th, also known as Star Wars Day.  With production shut down across the board in the industry, it’ll be some time before either film or television series gets released.  There’s been no word of late about Rian Johnson’s planned Star Wars trilogy.…

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Dolphin Reef: A Trip to the Polynesian Islands

Dolphin Reef takes us on a journey to the Polynesian Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean as we follow a pair of Pacific bottlenose dolphins. Echo is a three-year-old Pacific bottlenose dolphin.  He’s still young and has so much more to learn.  Much to the dismay of mother Kumu, he just wants to explore the coral reef and its inhabitants.  Like with any environment, there’s an ecosystem and everyone has their part.  Though I should…

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Elephant: Disneynature Documentary Follows Herd

Elephant–narrated by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex–is one of two documentaries from Disneynature that are being released on Disney+ on April 3, 2020. Disneynature is known for being the studio arm that brings viewers captivating documentaries timed to Earth Day.  This year, it just so happens that we are blessed with not one film but two of them.  It may end up being a blessing in disguise because we’re couped up and need a vacation. …

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Frozen 2: Now Available To Bring Home

Following its theatrical release, Frozen 2 is now available for audiences to bring the movie home on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital. Bonus Features (may vary by retailer) Blu-ray & Digital: Sing-Along Version of the Movie – Sing along with your favorite songs as you watch the movie. Song Selection – Jump to your favorite musical moments, with on-screen lyrics. Songs include Oscar®-nominated “Into The Unknown,” “All Is Found,” “Some Things Never Change,”…

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Miracle Revisits the Miracle On Ice

Miracle revisits the Miracle on Ice, when the United States defeated the Soviet Union to get a step closer to the Gold Medal during the 1980 Winter Olympics. “Do you believe in miracles? YES!” Then-ABC sports broadcaster Al Michaels captured the moment rather well with the now-iconic line.  Forty years to the day, the game remains one of the best moments in sports history.  One that most Americans thought aired live on television but ABC…

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