Mister Roberts features a star-studded cast of actors while the Best Picture nominee beautifully translates from the stage to the screen. The film is based on the play, which in turn was based on the novel of the same name. In addition to Best Picture, the film would earn a Best Sound, Recording nomination and Jack Lemmon would win his first Oscar with a Best Supporting Actor win. Mister Roberts may be set during World…"Mister Roberts: Best Picture Nominee Is On Blu-ray"
Oslo, the new film premiering on HBO and streaming on HBO Max, keeps close to its theatrical roots in revisiting the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords. Listen, I’m not going to inject my opinion into this film. We all know how things have and haven’t changed since the accords. The timing is certainly a coincidence. Production was announced in November and dated on the schedule at the end of April. This is not a case of…"Oslo: HBO Movie Keeps Close To Theatrical Roots"
The Mortal Storm, starring both Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart, is the film that got MGM banned by Germany during WWII. Between 1936 and 1940, Sullavan and Stewart starred in Next Time We Love, The Shopworn Angel, The Shop Around the Corner, and The Mortal Storm. One could make the argument that Sullivan is also responsible for Stewart becoming a star. This is another story for another day. But anyway, this is their fourth and final team-up before…"The Mortal Storm Got MGM Banned In Germany"
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers delivered on bringing the nostalgia in putting together a group of hockey-playing misfits. The following contains spoilers for the first season finale. I’ve been writing about the Ducks quite a bit over the past season. This is a series that has brought so much nostalgia. I have to admit that I had some pause when the series was first announced. At the time, we only knew that Lauren Graham and…"The Mighty Ducks are BACK!"
Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog is a heartbreaking film set during the 1930s when Jews were dealing with the onset of the Shoah. This film is about Kaleb, a handsome German Shepherd, and the bond that he shares with Joshua (August Maturo). The film runs an hour and a half and because it is more or less geared for families, the horrors aren’t really on display. That’s not to minimize what happened but…"Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog"
Cruella, a prequel that absolutely nobody asked for, is the Disney version of 2019’s stand-alone Joker as the film seeks to humanify the villain. This film runs 134 minutes. Ahead of the press screening, I decided to rewatch both 101 Dalmatians and 102 Dalmatians. These two films were among Disney’s first foray into live-action adaptations of their animated films. Maybe it was a sign of things to come but in this particular instance, neither film is…"Cruella: Emma Stone-Led Prequel Is Disney’s Joker"
Super 8, a visual spectacle from both J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg, belongs in the same category as Spielberg’s sci-fi classics. Now on 4K Ultra HD for the tenth anniversary, the film has never looked better. I still remember the first time that I saw the film on the big screen in 2011. Lo and behold, ten years later, it is just as thrilling. There are certainly a few things here and there that didn’t…"Super 8 Gets 4K UHD for 10th Anniversary"
The Oscar-winning My Fair Lady, starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, heads home on 4K Ultra HD Bluray for the first time. While the film itself is only on the 4K UHD disc, all the bonus features are on the Blu-ray. A digital copy is also included with the release. You’re probably wondering how a film produced by Jack L. Warner ended up in the hands of Paramount Home Entertainment. After all, Warner was one…"My Fair Lady: Oscar Winner Arrives on 4K Ultra HD"
Timothée Chalamet was recently announced to star in a Willy Wonka origin story based on works from the antisemitic Roald Dahl. Is this film really necessary? I’ll dive into my thoughts of the film, starring Timothée Chalamet, shortly. But before I do, let me talk about some of the other recent projects originating from Roald Dahl works. When I first watched Steven Spielberg’s The BFG in 2016, many of us were just learning about Dahl’s antisemitic…"Timothée Chalamet, Willy Wonka, and Roald Dahl"
After giving us our first glimpse in their See You At the Movies video, Marvel released the official teaser for this fall’s Eternals. With Disney releasing the Emma Stone-starring Cruella in theaters this weekend, the teaser is almost certainly going to be attached to the film. While Black Widow will release in both theaters and Disney Premier Access, nothing has been said about Eternals being anywhere other than theaters. Time will tell as far as…"Eternals: Marvel Releases Trailer and Poster"