Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road – Tribeca 2021

Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road, a reflective documentary on the life of the Beach Boys musician, makes its long-delayed world premiere. Brent Wilson worked from roughly 70 hours of footage between Wilson and former Rolling Stone editor (now Director of Content Development) Jason Fine to pair this film down to just over an hour and a half. This doesn’t even begin to take the archive footage into account. When it comes to Wilson and his…

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Chaos Walking Is A Muddled Mess

Chaos Walking might be pleasing for fans of the trilogy that it is based on but for other viewers, this film is a muddled mess. This film takes place in 2257 on a distant planet where Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland) encounters Viola (Daisy Ridley).  It just so happens that Viola’s ship crashes on his planet.  It’s a very strange sci-fi film.  For one, all of the women have disappeared from the New World.  The other…

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Midway: Now Available on Home Video

Midway is now available to bring home on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD following the digital release two weeks ago. Midway pays tribute to fallen American heroes even as the film may also be a spiritual sequel to an earlier Pacific-set World War 2 film, Pearl Harbor. Let’s get it out of the way right now.  Roland Emmerich is certainly attracted to directing films that have a large amount of action in them.  At…

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Jumanji: The Next Level Raises The Stakes

Jumanji: The Next Level appropriately raises the stakes as the game takes all the major players to the next level upon their return. If you read nothing else, please do not immediately leave as the credits begin to role.  There is a mid-credits scene. It’s been two years since the previous adventure.  While some things have changed, the core four have remained friends.  So what happened to lead us to where we find ourselves today? …

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Midway Is Better Than Pearl Harbor

Midway pays tribute to fallen American heroes even as the film may also be a spiritual sequel to an earlier Pacific-set World War 2 film, Pearl Harbor. Let’s get it out of the way right now.  Roland Emmerich is certainly attracted to directing films that have a large amount of action in them.  At the same time, this film does not suffer from the problems that brought down Michael Bay’s Pearl Harbor.  For this, we’re…

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Uglydolls: Catchy Music Can’t Save It

Uglydolls tries so hard to be so many things but not even catchy music is able to save the animated film by the end of the film. In Uglyville, you have a city that preaches being the best that one can be.  Even though they aren’t perfect, everyone appears to be having fun.  Okay, so today’s not the day but maybe it’ll come tomorrow?!?  Even when it doesn’t happen, three-toothed Moxy (Kelly Clarkson) still brings…

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FIRST LOOK – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

The world got it’s first look today at Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle as the first trailer was released for the upcoming action-adventure. The film had been first announced late 2015 shortly after the passing of comedian Robin Williams.  Williams had starred in the original 1995 film.  It will certainly be interesting to see if there are any references to his character. Directed by Jake Kasdan from a screenplay written by Chris McKenna & Erik…

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