The second season of Star Trek: Lower Decks follows the lower-deckers on the USS Cerritos as they continue to go on new adventures. After introducing us to new characters, Mike McMahan continues to bring the fun. There’s no shortage of comedy during the second season. At the same time, there’s no shortage of easter eggs either. In fact, the doors are open here for more characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation to make their return.…"Star Trek: Lower Decks – Season 2"
Next Time We Love makes its arrival on Blu-ray for the first time by way of Kino Lorber Studio Classics with a brand new 2K master. The film marks the first of four collaborations between Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart. Their next three team-ups were in The Shopworn Angel, The Shop Around The Corner, and The Mortal Storm. Sullavan only appeared in 16 films throughout her career with her final film role coming in 1950.…"Next Time We Love Arrives On Blu-ray"
In the days following the cancellation of Batgirl, it became more than apparent that racism and transphobia played a role. Prior to logging offline for Shabbos, I started seeing social media leaking the film’s plot and test screening reviews. As a transgender woman let alone film/TV critic, I couldn’t be more surprised by what I saw. The fact of the matter is I don’t like that my gut instinct was right: racism and transphobia were…"Batgirl, Racism, and Transphobia"
Star Trek: Lower Decks is an animated series that follows the adventures of the low-ranking officers on the USS Cerritos. The Cerritos might look like the Enterprise but this ship is the furthest from. It is among the least important ships within the entire Federation. Animation aside, one of the things that makes this series a breath of fresh air is in its focus on the lower decks. While the captain and other senior staff…"Star Trek: Lower Decks – Season 1"
On the Town is the third and final buddy comedy to pair both Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra together on the big screen. In many ways, this film is a spiritual sequel to the 1945 film, Anchors Aweigh. Both actors are playing U.S. Navy sailors on shore leave in each film. The first film sees them in Hollywood while the latter features New York City. In any event, the 1944 Broadway musical preceded their first…"On the Town – TCM Summer Under The Stars"
Honor Society is a charming young adult comedy that can best be described as what if John Hughes were to have written for Gen Z. Spider-Man and Mare of Easttown‘s Angourie Rice is coming into her own as a leading actress. Earlier this year, she starred as the younger version of Rebel Wilson’s character in Senior Year. This time around, she has lead billing opposite Stranger Things‘ Gaten Matarazzo. This is the first live-action film…"Honor Society: John Hughes Meets Gen Z"
With all of the issues surrounding HBO Max these days, the need to focus on quality over quantity could never be more true. Thursday’s earnings call shows the direction of HBO Max and it’s not one of churning content out just to churn it out. There’s already way too much content out there. You’d be surprised how many people decide to skip the new stuff in lieu of rewatching their favorite programs again. While I…"Quality over Quantity: HBO Max, Netflix, and Disney+"
A group of rich 20-somethings gather together in a remote mansion for a hurricane party in the new film, Bodies Bodies Bodies. I don’t know who in the right mind would plan a hurricane party but okay. In any event, they decide to play a party game and as you can probably guess, anything that can go wrong will go wrong. It’s just the name of the game. It’s a horror comedy with plenty of…"Bodies Bodies Bodies Throws A Hurricane Party"
In the third season finale of The Orville: New Horizons, “Future Unknown” closes things out with the wedding event of the year. Last week ended with the surprise that many of us never saw coming: peace between the Union and Kaylon. Unfortunately, it also came with a tragedy in the Orville family as Ensign Charly Burke sacrificed her life. You would never have known that somebody had died because everybody is so joyous in this…"The Orville: New Horizons — Future Unknown"
The Warner Bros. Discovery second quarter earnings call is taking place on Thursday afternoon after a rough week for the company. During the past few days, Warner Bros. cancelled both Batgirl and Scoob! Holiday Haunt while both films were in post-production. It is unprecedented for a major studio to do this. On top of this, HBO Max has quietly removed Max Originals and HBO series from their platform. The films are available through digital retailers…"Warner Bros. Discovery Q2 Earnings Call"