Paramount+ announced the movies, TV series, and sporting events that will be coming to the streaming platform in June 2022. PARAMOUNT+ ORIGINALS, EXCLUSIVES & SPECIALS 6/1: South Park The Streaming Wars 6/12: Evil Season 3 premiere 6/12: The Tony Awards: Act One (Exclusive) and the 75th Annual Tony Awards 6/16: Players premiere 6/17: Jerry & Marge Go Large premiere 6/17: Watergate: High Crimes at the White House 6/24: The 49th Daytime Emmy Awards 6/28: Secrets…"Paramount+: Coming in June 2022"
Production is officially underway on Book Club 2 – The Next Chapter, the sequel to the 2018 film, with core cast members returning. The previous film was released by Paramount Pictures and earned $104 million against a $14 million budget. It is currently streaming on Paramount+ at the time of publication. A release date for the sequel has not been announced. Focus Features, Endeavor Content and Makeready have announced the start of production on BOOK CLUB…"Book Club 2 – The Next Chapter Starts Production"
Sit Down, John! 1776 arrives on 4K Ultra HD for the first time in celebration of the 50th anniversary with multiple versions to boot. 1776 is the rare musical to tackle American Independence with memorable tunes and does so in almost three hours. It may be a fictionalized account but we certainly do not get Hamilton without this film. The film’s main focus of the musical is on John Adams (William Daniels), Benjamin Franklin (Howard…"1776: Sit Down And Bring It Home on 4K Ultra HD"
The Untouchables arrives on 4K Ultra HD just in time to celebrate the gangster drama’s 35th anniversary at the end of the week. This film takes us back to Prohibition era Chicago when Al Capone (Robert De Niro) ruled the day. During this era, Bureau of Prohibition agent Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner) led his famous Untouchables team in taking down Capone. Ness is assisted in his efforts by Irish cop Jimmy Malone (Sean Connery), account…"The Untouchables Marks 35 Years With 4K UHD"
Over fifteen years after the film’s 2006 theatrical release, the hilarious Kinky Boots makes its arrival on Blu-ray for the first time. This is the original British film that would go onto inspire the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical of the same name. It is also based on a true story. Critically speaking, the film plays it too close to The Full Monty formula when it comes to British comedies. Chiwetel Ejiofor’s performance received a few…"Kinky Boots Arrives On Blu-ray For The First Time"
Following its theatrical release and after being available to own digitally, Poupelle of Chimney Town makes its arrival on Blu-ray. The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack features both English audio and Japanese audio with English subtitles. Fans ordering through the Shout! Factory website can receive an exclusive poster while supplies last. The film was produced at the famed STUDIO4ºC in Tokyo, Japan. The film played a number of film festivals prior to its theatrical release in December,…"Poupelle of Chimney Town Arrives on Blu-ray"
Even though the 54th Massachusetts lost half of their numbers during the climactic battle, Glory remains one of the best Civil War films. The film mixes both real and fictional people in their efforts to tell the 54th’s story. Col. Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick) is the 54th’s commanding officer. His letters also help to inform the film’s script. Shaw is joined by friend Major Cabot Forbes (Cary Elwes) in his efforts to command the…"Glory: One of The Best Civil War Movies"
The Great Escape is an epic classic and it’s even more beautiful now that the film is available on 4K Ultra HD by way of Kino Lorber. The film is based on Paul Brickhill’s 1950 book about the British POWs making their mass escape from a German POW camp, Stalag Luft III. Some characters are a composite of multiple people and the filmmakers compress the time down. In any event, the details of the escape…"The Great Escape Is An Epic Classic, Now On 4K UHD"
When the Order 66 flashback was shown at the start of Obi-Wan Kenobi, people started discussing the recent school shooting in Texas. If you have not watched the first two episodes, this conversation is on the news and social media. My apologies if this is a spoiler but I have to say something. In hindsight, maybe I should have thought about writing something in my review but school shootings are happening too frequently in the…"Obi-Wan Kenobi: The Order 66 Jedi Massacre"
Once again, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos has dug himself into a deeper hole by tripling down in his defense of transphobic hate speech. Or maybe it is quadrupling down. To be honest, I’ve lost count. This doesn’t even begin to include my own encounter with the Netflix executive back in March. You can bet that words were exchanged between the two of us. I made my feelings known as an open and visible transgender woman.…"Ted Sarandos Defends Transphobic Hate Speech"