Toronto 2019: Joker

Joker presents a new retelling of the character’s origins as a villain but the film fails so horribly on just about every single level. SPOILER ALERT: I apologize in advance for any spoilers but when it comes to reviews, please read at your own risk. There are so many problems with this film.  First of all, the Joker is a straight-out villain in the comics.  In prior movies, he has never once been presented in…

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Sundance 2019: To The Stars

To The Stars is a beautifully crafted coming-of-age story set in 1960s rural Oklahoma and continues the trend of deeply affecting films shot in black and white. Iris Deerborne (Kara Hayward) doesn’t have the best home life or school life.  It’s no wonder that she chooses to spend so much time by herself at the nearby pond.  Between her mother being an alcoholic and everyone teasing her at school, it’s not the best life.  Hell,…

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First Man: Now Available on 4K/Blu-ray/DVD

Telling the story of Neil Armstrong and the mission to the moon, First Man is an intense ride and an IMAX screen should be considered required viewing.  Saying that this film is an underappreciated masterpiece would not be an understatement. Starring as astronaut Neil Armstrong, veteran actor Ryan Gosling captures the very essence of his persona.  Armstrong lived with a public profile but he was very much a private person.  He saw this as just…

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Vice: Give Christian Bale The Oscar Right Now

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.…

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First Man coming to Home Video in January

Fresh off the heels of nine Critics’ Choice Awards nominations this morning, Damien Chazelle’s First Man will be arriving on home video in January. First Man will be available on Digital and via the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on January 8, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on January 22, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. 4K UHD, BLU-RAY, DVD & DIGITAL BONUS FEATURES: Deleted Scenes Shooting for the…

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TIFF 2018: First Man is Intense, IMAX required

Telling the story of Neil Armstrong and the mission to the moon, First Man is an intense ride and an IMAX screen should be considered required viewing. Starring as astronaut Neil Armstrong, veteran actor Ryan Gosling captures the very essence of his persona.  Armstrong lived with a public profile but he was very much a private person.  He saw this as just a job.  He got up every morning and went to work for NASA. …

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Beirut: One of Jon Hamm’s Best To Date

Beirut dives into the complexities of what the U.S. Government is willing to do when it comes to saving the life of one of their own. Mason Skiles (Jon Hamm) is an American living in Beiruit in 1972.  However, there is more to the American diplomat than meats the eye.  One of his closest friends, Cal Riley (Mark Pellegrino), just happens to work as a CIA Agent.  When Skiles and his wife host a party,…

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Kong: Skull Island reboots King Kong in great fashion

Kong: Skull Island takes us back to the Vietnam War era to reboot everyone’s favorite gigantic primate. It may not match the original classic but the fast-paced story holds its own. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) from a screenplay written by Dan Gilroy and Max Borenstein and Derek Connolly with the story by John Gatins, it’s not a movie that makes us wait a while for King Kong in the same way…

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