The highly anticipated Coming 2 America arrives on Amazon Prime Video with a number of not-funny jokes and date rape as a plot device. Maybe it was for the best that this sequel bypassed theaters for Amazon Prime Video. Or maybe it was for the best that the press screener also had video lag. It means thankfully not having to spend all afternoon and evening being angry. I’m just going to cut straight to the…"Coming 2 America: A Non-Review Review"
The newly remastered Coming to America makes its arrival on 4K Ultra HD just in time for the release of the sequel in March 2021. One could say that Eddie Murphy did a favor in bringing John Landis on board to direct the film. If you recall, John Landis was a director of a scene in The Twilight Zone: The Movie when a helicopter crashed on set. In any event, Landis supervises the restoration of…"Coming to America Arrives on 4K Ultra HD"
Field of Dreams, the 1989 classic starring Kevin Costner, is the quintesssential baseball film and the perfect baseball movie to watch on Father’s Day. “If you build it, he will come.” These seven words are among the most famous lines in cinematic history. “Ease his pain.” “Go the distance.” “Is this heaven? No, it’s Iowa.” And there’s the Terrence Mann monologue about why people will come. Field of Dreams takes it’s basis from perhaps one…"Field of Dreams: The Quintessential Baseball Movie"
Star Wars: Episode 6 – Return of the Jedi brings about the end of original trilogy with a crushing defeat of the Galactic Empire. It’s back to Tatooine to rescue Han Solo (Harrison Ford) from Jabba the Hutt. Rescuing Han is not going to be a one person job and I love how they manage to include everyone. From C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) and R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) to Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew)…"Star Wars: Episode 6 – Return of the Jedi"
Star Wars: Episode 5 – The Empire Strikes Back continues the saga by giving audiences a new thrilling adventure with our favorite heroes. Darth Vader certainly has it out for Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). Meanwhile, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) take refuge in Cloud City. It just so happens that Han’s friend, Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams), is the administrator of Cloud City. The Millennium Falcon is in dire need of…"Star Wars: Episode 5 – The Empire Strikes Back"
Star Wars: Episode 4 – A New Hope is the film that started it all by taking audiences back to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher), and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) are the heart and soul of the original trilogy. They all have their own place in the Rebellion against the Empire. Luke yearns for an adventure in a way that is…"Star Wars: Episode 4 – A New Hope – Road to IX"
Jon Favreau’s photo-realistic adaptation of The Lion King is now available for fans to bring home on physical media, including 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray. PRE-SELL BONUS Perfecting the Pride – Join the filmmakers on their research trip to Africa as they immerse themselves in the real world of “The Lion King.” From the animals in the pride, to the smallest of insects and the grasslands in the savanna, experience the attention to detail that…"The Lion King (2019) Is Now On Home Video"
The Lion King brings one of Disney’s most beloved animated films to life in visually stunning photo-realistic CGI adaptation. I’ve kept a close eye since Disney decided to update their library in a contemporary manner. I remember how impressed I was with The Jungle Book‘s Oscar-winning visual effects in 2016. Where these two Jon Favreau-directed films differ are that there is no motion-capture performances in The Lion King. It would have surely made a difference…"The Lion King Is My Favorite Film This Year"
With a photo-realistic adaptation on the way, beloved Disney animated classic The Lion King celebrated 25 years last month. Once upon a time, filmmakers John Musker and Ron Clements passed on doing The Lion King. Their loss is Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff’s gain. While the duo went on to give us Aladdin, they felt that nobody wanted to see a movie about lions in the jungle. How did this work out? Not only would…"The Lion King: A Beloved Disney Animated Classic"
N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear is a new American Masters documentary celebrating the life of the 1969 Pulitzer Prize-winning Native American author. To say that N. Scott Momaday is a celebrated storyteller would not be an understatement. The 1960s were an interesting time in America. I think this goes without saying. The fact that he took home the Pulitzer Prize for his work says even more because this was a guy who wrote…"Sundance 2019: Words from a Bear"