The American Film Institute (AFI) announced the recipients of AFI AWARDS 2023 ahead of next year’s private luncheon. AFI AWARDS honorees include 10 outstanding motion pictures and 10 outstanding TV programs deemed culturally and artistically representative of this year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. AFI MOTION PICTURES OF THE YEAR AMERICAN FICTION BARBIE THE HOLDOVERS KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON MAESTRO MAY DECEMBER OPPENHEIMER PAST LIVES POOR THINGS SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS…"AFI AWARDS 2023 Honorees Announced"
Following its theatrical release, A Disturbance in the Force is now available for fans to bring home on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital. The home release comes a few weeks after marking the Star Wars Holiday Special‘s 45th anniversary. As far as I can tell, there are no bonus features for the home video release. That’s a shame because I would have loved to have seen the expanded interviews that usually end up being cut for time.…"A Disturbance in the Force Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital"
Nearly 26 years following its theatrical release, Titanic is making its arrival on 4K Ultra HD with two different sets for purchase. Had I known that the film would be arriving this year on 4K Ultra HD, I wouldn’t have reviewed it earlier this summer. In any event, this is a 4K UHD release that is stacked with bonus features (scroll down to see what they are). As far as I can tell, the new…"Titanic Sets Sail on 4K Ultra HD"
The Hunger Games Franchise SteelBook Collection is exclusively available at Walmart for fans to bring home in 4K Ultra HD. The collection went on sale in early November and features the four previous films on 4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital. It is timed to last month’s release of the franchise prequel, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. While the films have been made together as a bundle collection before on 4K…"The Hunger Games Franchise SteelBook Collection: A Walmart Exclusive"
The Solzy Awards for Documentaries in 2023 honor the best of the documentary films that were released during the past year. I’m a member of the Critics Choice Association’s Documentary Branch so I usually watch a good number of documentaries during the year. Instead of waiting until next week, I’ve decided to go ahead and announce the winners today. I’m not awarding a winner in the categories of biographical or sports this year because it’s…"The Solzy Awards for Documentaries in 2023"
Following the TV premiere and DVD/VOD releases, Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul arrives on Blu-ray for Casablanca‘s 81st anniversary. Blu-rays and DVDs usually get released on Tuesdays. However, this film is an exception to the rule because its November 26 Blu-ray release coincides with the 81st anniversary of Casablanca premiering at the Hollywood Theater in New York City in 1942. I spoke with director Gregory Orr earlier this year about updating the 1993 documentary–which…"Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul Gets Blu-ray for Casablanca Anniversary"
The Clerks Premium Box Set is exclusively available on Amazon for the Kevin Smith fans in your life but act fast because supply is limited. This is the first time that all three films are available on Blu-ray + Digital in one limited-edition Premium Box Set. Randal, Dante, Jay, and Silent Bob will take you back to a time when it was very different era for independent film and cinema than it is right now.…"Clerks Premium Box Set For the Kevin Smith Fan In Your Life"
It’s a few months after the 30th anniversary but Warner Brothers has upgraded The Fugitive to 4K Ultra HD for the occasion. I reviewed the film back in 2018 for its 25th anniversary but I can assure you that the critically acclaimed film still holds up today. The three main players are Dr. Richard Kimble (Harrison Ford), U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones), and one-armed man Fredrick Sykes (Andreas Katsulas). Aside from some minor…"The Fugitive Gets 4K Ultra HD For 30th Anniversary"
Christopher Nolan’s epic masterpiece, Oppenheimer, is now available to bring home on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital. At long last, audiences can finally bring the film home. You can place it next to Barbie on the shelf if you’re so inclined. Why not? The theatrical releases may have been at the same time but the home video releases are a few weeks apart. In any event, Oppenheimer is a must-own for anyone’s collection.…"Oppenheimer: Bring Home The Epic Masterpiece on 4K UHD, Blu-ray"
The strikes are over and awards season is getting under way so it is time to present the Solzy Awards for Short Films in 2023. I decided to go ahead and announce the awards today rather than wait closer to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Unfortunately, I did not watch as many short films as I would have liked to watch this past year. I try and cover short films playing film festivals. Because of timing…"The Solzy Awards for Short Films in 2023"