Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings makes its arrival on home video as the second post-blip feature in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Before you read any further, the film features both a mid-credits scene and an end-credits scene. In theory, this is the second feature film of Phase 4. However, Black Widow was first but it takes place during the Phase 3 era. This film is noticeably post-blip with its references (signs or…"Shang-Chi Arrives On Home Video"
Warren Beatty’s 1978 Oscar-nominated classic film, Heaven Can Wait, makes its arrival on Blu-ray for the first time sans bonus features. This is the second adaptation of Harry Segall’s 1938 play with the Oscar-winning Here Comes Mr. Jordan coming first in 1941. The 1941 film earned seven Oscars, winning two. A third adaptation, starring Chris Rock, was released in 2001 as Down to Earth. In arriving on Blu-ray in 2021, the film had been restored…"Heaven Can Wait Debuts On Blu-ray"
Warren Beatty’s 1981 classic film, Reds, gets a new two-disc Blu-ray set in honor of the film celebrating its 40th anniversary. The new set has been restored under Beatty’s supervision and remastered from the original negative in 4K with High Dynamic Range using a vintage print from the Paramount archives as a reference. The print was approved by Reds Oscar-winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro. Call it coincidental timing as the Blu-ray was announced back in September…"Reds Gets New Blu-ray for 40th Anniversary"
Jane Levy spoke with Solzy at the Movies last week about the newest Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist movie, Zoey’s Extraordinary Xmas. After being cancelled by NBC, Roku came to the rescue and the new film premieres December 1, 2021 on The Roku Channel. Both seasons of Zoey’s are streaming on The Roku Channel. Depending on how well the numbers are for the new film, it’s quite possible that a new season could be ordered. Zoey’s Extraordinary…"Jane Levy talks Zoey’s Extraordinary Xmas"
The focus is as much on Clint Barton as it is on Kate Bishop in the newest Marvel Studios series, Hawkeye, airing on Disney+. I want to apologize for not having this review up sooner. While I did watch both episodes on November 19, I wanted to wait until I could watch without a watermark. When I watched the first two episodes, the watermark–my email address–stretched in the center from one end of the screen…"Hawkeye, Kate Bishop Team Up in New MCU Series"
Alana Haim is already known for her abilities as a musician but when it comes to acting, she becomes an immediate star in Licorice Pizza. The new film, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, is opening in very limited theaters on November 26. It’ll be a few more weeks before the film will be shown before a wider audience. The platform release is something that seems to have gone away during the pandemic. However, this film…"Licorice Pizza: For Alana Haim, A Star is Born"
The Beatles: Get Back features the greatest band in music history making magic in the final moments even as we know what’s happening. The Get Back Sessions resulted one of the final albums from the greatest band of all time, Let It Be. Let It Be might have been the final album released but Abbey Road was the final one recorded. For what it’s worth, some songs did follow from the Get Back sessions into…"The Beatles: Get Back To Where You Once Belonged"
Citizen Kane was a cinematic achievement for its time and the film has only grown in stature to become an all-time classic over the years. Starting this week, the film is also available on 4K Ultra HD through The Criterion Collection. Initially, Citizen Kane was a forgotten film. One thing that would help bring it back to the forefront was the praise of critics in France. It also helped that the film was given another…"Citizen Kane: The Criterion 4K Ultra HD Is Here"
Netflix announced the list of movies, television series, and specials that are coming and leaving the streaming service in December 2021. All titles and dates are subject to change. Coming Soon Decoupled ?? — NETFLIX SERIES A misanthropic writer and his startup-founder wife juggle their impending divorce with the absurdities and annoyances of life in their affluent world. Avail. 12/1/21 JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: STONE OCEAN ?? — NETFLIX ANIME The legacy of the Joestar family…"Netflix: Coming and Leaving in December 2021"
Life’s a happy song when there’s someone by your side to sing along as The Muppets marks its tenth anniversary since the 2011 release. Films like The Muppets are exactly why the Academy Awards needs a Best Comedy category. We’re long overdue and this is certainly one of the best comedies in 2011. Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller deliver a crowd-pleasing script, beautifully directed by James Bobin. And the set pieces, oh my! There are…"The Muppets Celebrates 10th Anniversary"