Chadwick Boseman delivers a strong performance as Jackie Robinson’s story comes to the screen in biopic form in 42: The Jackie Robinson Story. There are some biographical errors in 42 but I’m willing to let it slide because of how important this story is. Robinson broke the Major League Baseball color barrier in 1947. In doing so, he became a hero to many people. Even now, watching the film in 2021, there’s still that heroic…"42: The Jackie Robinson Story"
Unlike the James Bond franchise that inspired the creation of Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford should not be replaced as the iconic hero. While audiences await the release of Indiana Jones 5, it is in the best interest of the franchise to not go forward without Harrison Ford playing Indiana Jones. It’s one thing to pass the fedora and whip to the next generation but it’s another to outright replace him in the role. If they…"Indiana Jones: Don’t Replace Harrison Ford"
The Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection arrives in 4K Ultra HD just in time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark. On June 12, 1981, movie goers were introduced to a new hero of the screen when Harrison Ford donned the fedora and whip. It’s funny though. The character only came about because Steven Spielberg wanted to direct a James Bond film. Alas, James Bond would not be in the cards for…"Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection Arrives on 4K UHD"
Ahead of Indiana Jones 5, fans got some exciting news with John Williams returning and Phoebe Waller-Bridge signing on to star. It was already confirmed that Harrison Ford would be reprising his role as legendary archaeologist Indiana Jones. James Mangold will be directing the fifth installment, taking over the director’s chair from Oscar winner Steven Spielberg What we didn’t know during Disney Investor Day was anything about the cast. Given Shia LaBeouf’s legal troubles, I…"Indiana Jones 5: John Williams Returns, Phoebe Waller-Bridge Signs On"
Air Force One holds up almost 25 years later and the film remains one of the greatest presidential action thrillers to grace the big screen. Three weeks after the Russian-American capture of General Ivan Radek, President James Marshall (Harrison Ford) attends an event in Moscow. At the dinner, Marshall also states unequivocally that the United States will not negotiate with terrorists. Marshall makes the trip with his wife, Grace (Wendy Crewson), and daughter, Alice (Liesel…"Air Force One: A Classic Presidential Action Thriller"
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"
Following the second outing, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is able to re-capture the magic that made us fall in love with Indiana Jones. What’s that they say? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Forget the second film. The third Indiana Jones film takes us back to familiar territory. It’s honestly for the best. Both Marcus Brody (Denholm Elliott) and Sallah (John Rhys-Davies) return. We’re back on familiar ground with Indiana in the…"Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom may have some impressive features but it’s nowhere near as classic as Raiders or the Last Crusade. Listen, I don’t like to pan films. I really don’t. However, this film doesn’t quite feature the same magic as Raiders. It’s actually a prequel to Raiders and the Nazis are not the villains like the other two 1980s films. I mean, this is also the same film that forced the…"Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"
Harrison Ford became the face of a new franchise in the iconic Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark from Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. Many filmmakers in New Hollywood either collaborated on projects together or would offer their advice to one another. In this instance, the brains behind both Jaws and Star Wars teamed up to give us an American sort of James Bond. This film has everything: action, adventure, and yet…"Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark"
Buck will steal your heart as Jack London’s 1903 short novel, The Call of the Wild, comes to the big screen this weekend. Where prior adaptations have been from the human POV, this is very much Buck’s film. The St. Bernard/Farm Collie mix, digitally created for the film by way of a St. Bernard/Shepherd mix named Buckley, steals the show regardless of the fact that he’s CGI. This film takes us on his journey and…"The Call of the Wild: Buck Will Steal Your Heart"