Tropic Thunder: War Satire Goes To Extremes

Tropic Thunder, the Vietnam War satire directed by Ben Stiller and released in 2008, goes to extremes with all sorts of surprises. This year marks the 13th anniversary and while Tropic Thunder may be one of the edgiest satires I’ve ever seen, it certainly hasn’t aged well. There is language in this film that we don’t use anymore. A whole sequences in the film features a derogatory slur repeated at a mile a minute. The…

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Arrives on 4K

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, the sequel to Guy Ritchie’s hit 2009 blockbuster Sherlock Holmes, arrives on 4K Ultra HD. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law reprise their roles in the 2011 sequel.  Noomi Rapace joins the cast as Madame Simza Heron.  Meanwhile, Rachel McAdams makes a cameo appearance as Irene Adler. Synopsis Around the globe, headlines break the news: a scandal takes down an Indian cotton tycoon; a Chinese opium trader dies of…

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Sherlock Holmes Arrives on 4K Ultra HD

Guy Ritchie’s reimagining of Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, makes its arrival on 4K Ultra HD. Sherlock Holmes picked up two Oscar nominations for Best Original Score (Hans Zimmer) and Best Art Direction (Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer). Synopsis Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) has made his reputation finding the truth at the heart of the most complex mysteries. With the aid of Dr. John Watson (Jude Law), his trusted ally,…

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Dolittle Is Now Available On Home Video

Dolittle, the latest incarnation of everybody’s favorite doctor to talk to pets, is now available for audiences to purchase on Digital/VOD. Hugh Lofting published 14 books about Dr. Dolittle between 1920-1952.  There have been a few feature films about the character but Dolittle is based on the 1922 book, The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle.  Robert Downey Jr. leads the star-studded cast as the famous doctor who can understand and talk to animals.  For all of…

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Avengers: Endgame arrives on Blu-ray, DVD

Fans can finally bring home the world’s best-selling movie of all time, Avengers: Endgame, now that the film is available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD. SYNOPSIS The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame. BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer): Digital…

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Jon Favreau talks Technological Advances at Siskel Gala

Actor-writer-director Jon Favreau was on hand Saturday night in Chicago to receive the 2019 Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award. Before accepting the award, Jon Favreau was joined in conversation by Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr.  This made for a pleasant but entertaining evening as the two went down memory lane.  The two spoke about a lot of things–including how not directing Iron Man 3 would lay the groundwork for Chef.  This is because…

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Avengers: Endgame – The Endgame is Here

Marvel Studios’ previous films have all been leading up to Avengers: Endgame and the film is very much worth the three-hour run time. If you read nothing past the bold sentence: I laughed, cried, and cheered.  This is a film that plays to the fans and it’s going to make a butt load of money.  I can’t wait to see it again. I’m trying to avoid spoilers here so please read at your own risk.…

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Avengers: Infinity War – The Road to Endgame

The stakes have never been higher with the release of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War. Ten years in the making, it all culminates in this epic crossover of a film.  All of our favorite heroes in one film save for Hawkeye and Ant-Man–neither of which were one the poster.  With this large of a cast, it a was a question going into the film of how would they be able to handle the appearances of…

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Spider-Man: Homecoming: The Road to Endgame

Spider-Man: Homecoming is the best incarnation of Spider-Man on the big screen as the web-slinger joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe in his first big screen adventure. Following his brief appearance in Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland) returns to the big screen for a new adventure.  For years, there was talk of Larry David playing the Vulture if Sam Raimi had been allowed to make a fourth Spider-Man movie.  I don’t know how…

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Captain America: Civil War – The Road to Endgame

With Captain America: Civil War, the Marvel mini-series that had huge ramifications across the universe finally comes to the big screen.  However, it’s not quite the same as the original comic book series given that Fox owns the rights to X-Men and Fantastic Four. That said, it’s still a really awesome film. Just as in the comics, Steve Rogers’ Captain America (Chris Evans) is pitted against Tony Stark’s Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.).  Cap is…

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