A Perfect Pairing sees a hard-working LA wine company exec travel to Australia and do whatever she can in hopes of landing a client. This film is the latest film to be the Netflix movie of the week. How long it stays in the conversation or makes it at all depends. There’s quite a bit of competition this weekend but the film has a head start by launching on Thursday. It’s a genius move on…"A Perfect Pairing Goes Down Under"
The Valet is another English-language film adapted from a hit French film but this film suffers by having too long of a run time. If the film had run about an hour and a half, no problem. However, it could certainly stand to be tighter and lose a few scenes. I mean, you have a few scenes here and there that really add nothing to the overall film. If the film wants us to focus…"The Valet Has Potential But Too Long"
In what may be a good idea or a disturbingly bad one, Marvel has licensed the likeness of Stan Lee for appearances in future films. Over the years, there’s been no better joy in watching a Marvel movie than spotting the Stan Lee cameo. You never know when it’s going to pop up. And sometimes, his cameo dispenses a piece of wisdom onto the superhero. Other times, it’s a cameo that pokes fun. Remember his…"Stan Lee: Marvel Licenses Likeness For Future Movies"
Over 55 years after its theatrical release, the Jane Fonda-starring Cat Ballou remains one of the funniest Westerns of all time. No list of the great Western films is complete without Cat Ballou. The most surprising thing about the film is just how hysterical it is. Mind you, this film came out in theaters before Mel Brooks unveiled Blazing Saddles. What surprises me the most about the film is that Roy Chanslor’s novel takes a…"Cat Ballou: One of the Funniest Westerns Ever"
Final Cut might remake a hit Japanese film but it is another love letter to filmmaking for Oscar-winning filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius. When you look at his filmography over the years, The Artist continues to stand out. We know the filmmaker more so for his spy parodies over the years. But especially, the Oscar-winning film. What we have here is a remake of One Cut of the Dead. If you haven’t seen that film, there will…"Final Cut (Coupez!) – Cannes 2022"
Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers isn’t a reboot but a comeback of the world famous chipmunk detectives in an all-new adventure. If you’ve watched the trailer already, you should probably know that it gives too much of the film away. We already know from the trailer that Disney is taking advantage of their library of characters. It works in the film’s best interest much like a similar occurrence in Ralph Breaks The Internet. There are…"Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers: A Nostalgic Adventure"
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is the 31st title to join the Paramount Presents line and does so on a beautiful 4K Ultra HD disc. John Ford is one of the greatest filmmakers of all time when it comes to the moments between “action” and “cut.” This is one of his later period films and it teams up two of the biggest stars of the era. However, it would come to be the best…"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance on 4K Ultra HD"
Beverly Hills Cop II makes its arrival on 4K Ultra HD in celebration of the Eddie Murphy comedy marking its 35th anniversary. The film was previously remastered on Digital in 4K UHD back in December 2019. All three films were subsequently released on Blu-ray in January 2020 but not in 4K. I’m expecting a similar physical release in 4K for when Beverly Hills Cop III marks its 30th anniversary in 2024. The 35th anniversary marks…"Beverly Hills Cop II Arrives on 4K Ultra HD"
Dana Stevens delivers a superb biography of silent film comedian Buster Keaton in Camera Man that isn’t just a book but a book-length essay. Buster Keaton or Charlie Chaplin? Anyone talking about the great silent film comedy stars start with one of the two. They both have their own quirks which is what makes the debate so hard. After all, the list of the best comedy movies of all time is one that features a…"Camera Man by Dana Stevens"
During last year’s TIFF, filmmakers Scott McGehee and David Siegel spoke with Solzy at the Movies about Montana Story. The neo-Western from McGehee and Siegel sees a pair of siblings, played by Haley Lu Richardson and Owen Teague, return home to the family ranch and confront a family legacy. After acquiring the film sometime after the Toronto premiere, Bleecker Street is releasing the film today in limited theaters. A theatrical expansion will follow. How thrilled…"Scott McGehee, David Siegel talk Montana Story"