The One and Only Ivan is another heartwarming picture from The Walt Disney Studios and it is sure to be a solid winner for Disney+. By my count, this film marks the third of four films from Disney to skip theatrical release. Given the pandemic, the studio is taking advantage of having Disney+ at their disposal. At the same time, you also can’t help but feel bad for the theaters because it means a lesser…"The One and Only Ivan is Heartwarming"
Richard Jewell, starring an award-worthy performance from Paul Walter Heuser, is now available for audiences to bring home on Blu-ray and DVD. Though if you’re in the mood to stream the Clint Eastwood film from the comfort of your couch or bed, it’s also on Digital/VOD. Richard Jewell takes us back to the immediate aftermath of the Centennial Park bombing during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Imagine saving the lives of hundreds of people…"Richard Jewell hits Blu-ray, DVD"
Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi’s Oscar-winning anti-hate satire, is now available for audiences to relive at home and add to their home video collection. There’s a tricky way of addressing the Holocaust and/or World War 2 through satire and humor but Jojo Rabbit does so in a perfect way. Very few films are able to tackle the subject through humor and get it right. Or at least in way that isn’t tacky. Making fun of the…"Jojo Rabbit: Oscar-Winning Satire Comes Home"
Galaxy Quest, the Star Trek send-up, still remains a sci-fi comedy classic as fans across the globe celebrate the 20th anniversary. No list of the all-time best comedies can be complete without Galaxy Quest. To make such a list without this cult classic would be–By Grabthar’s hammer, by the suns of Worvan–illogical to say the least. When I first saw the film, I had never been initiated into the Star Trek universe. A real introduction…"Galaxy Quest: Star Trek Send-Up Is A Classic"
Richard Jewell takes us back to the immediate aftermath of the Centennial Park bombing during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Imagine saving the lives of hundreds of people celebrating during a concert. This is what one security guard was doing on a late summer night in July 1996. In spite of this, the FBI saw him as the lead suspect in their case. It would be roughly three months before coming to conclude that…"Richard Jewell Revisits 1996 Atlanta Bombing"
There’s a tricky way of addressing the Holocaust and/or World War 2 through satire and humor but Jojo Rabbit does so in a perfect way. Jojo Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis) is a fanatical member of the Hitler Youth. This is where Captain Klenzendorf (Sam Rockwell, playing another racist) leads the youth in training. He’s bought into the Nazis so much that his invisible friend is none other than Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi) himself. Only Taika…"Toronto 2019: Jojo Rabbit"
Iron Man 2 is able to build onto its predecessor from two years prior while paving the way for an expanded Marvel Cinematic Universe. The sequel takes place a few months after the events of the first film. The world now knows Tony Stark is a superhero. Stark himself is having some other issues to worry about such as the fact that the palladium core in the device keeping him alive is also killing him. …"Iron Man 2 – The Road to Endgame"
The Best of Enemies takes us to the early 1970s with racism running high in Durham, N.C. to tell the true story of an odd couple getting together. At first glance, neither Ann Atwater nor C.P. Ellis look like they could be friends. She’s an Operation Breakthrough activist while he owned a gas station and was also a member of the KKK. Maybe when pigs fly but for 1971 Durham, it would not make sense…"The Best of Enemies: An Odd Couple"
For his role as Vice President Dick Cheney in Vice, actor Christian Bale is on the way to another Oscar for Best Actor in Adam McKay’s newest film. While the current administrations’s activities make us long for the days of the Bush Administration, Vice reminds us that maybe this should not be the case. Roughly two hours, this film is a study of Cheney’s lust for power. When he gets the call from George W.…"Vice: Give Christian Bale The Oscar Right Now"
Blue Iguana mixes up the genres while offering an 80s vibe in both visuals and soundtrack. Unfortunately, it isn’t enough. Eddie (Sam Rockwell) and Paul (Ben Schwartz) spend their days working at a New York diner because a condition of their parole is that they maintain employment. The two are polar opposites but they are able to mesh well because of their personalities. In spite of it all, they are perfectly okay with working…"Blue Iguana: Solid Acting Doesn’t Save Comedy"