Ride the Eagle: A Heartfelt Comedy

Ride the Eagle is a heartfelt comedy that feels timely and should be able to resonate with audiences well over a year into the pandemic. Leif (Jake Johnson) doesn’t have the best relationship with his mother, Honey (Susan Sarandon). The two of them are estranged when she passes away. It’s not like it was any one thing that set them apart. She made choices that Leif didn’t agree with and the rest is history. Nobody…

"Ride the Eagle: A Heartfelt Comedy"

Elizabethtown Arrives On Blu-ray For The First Time

Cameron Crowe’s Elizabethtown makes its arrival on Blu-ray for the first time as the 14th title of the Paramount Presents line. Last year, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of Almost Famous.  This year, it’s the 15th anniversary of the Kentucky set film starring Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst.  A number of Crowe films have milestone anniversaries in 2021: Jerry Maguire celebrates its 25th anniversary. Vanilla Sky marks its 20th anniversary and the last time Paul…

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Blackbird Mixes Drama With Humor

A family spends one final weekend together at their Connecticut beach house in Blackbird before saying goodbye to a loved one. It’s never easy to say goodbye to family members when you know they are dying.  You don’t know if the next time you’ll see them is going to be the last.  This isn’t the case in Blackbird because everyone knows this will be the last time they see Lily (Susan Sarandon).  Paul (Sam Neill)…

"Blackbird Mixes Drama With Humor"

Enchanted: A Disney Classic

Mixing animation and live-action storytelling, Disney’s Enchanted is a fun homage to all the Walt Disney Animation Studios classics. We start out in the magical land of Andalasia.  This land could be a stand-in for every land ever introduced in a Disney film.  This goes without saying.  It’s here where the evil Queen Narissa (Susan Sarandon) will do whatever it takes to keep her throne with the aid of loyal henchman Nathaniel (Timothy Spall).  In true Disney…

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Viper Club Never Reaches Full Potential

In spite of the material’s importance, it felt as if Viper Club was lacking something in getting across the film’s message. Make no mistake that it’s a bummer that Viper Club isn’t a better film than it should have been.  This is a film who tells the story of emergency room nurse Helen Sterling (Susan Sarandon).  While the Oscar winner is fine actress and does what she can with the material, her performance alone isn’t enough…

"Viper Club Never Reaches Full Potential"