Peter Jackson draws on the original 1933 classic in his 2005 remake of King Kong and the film is every bit the epic that one would expect. The 1933 classic is iconic for its pioneering use of stop-motion technology. It would also go onto inspire Peter Jackson to go into special effects. Lo and behold, the Oscar-winning filmmaker would tackle a remake after finishing up The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. After all, the filmmaker…"King Kong: Peter Jackson’s Epic 2005 Remake"
Wes Anderson has done it again with his newest ensemble comedy, Asteroid City, releasing in theaters following its Cannes premiere. Anderson is one of those filmmakers that you either love or you don’t. I had an enjoyable enough time that I look forward to diving into the bonus features for the home release. Anyway, Anderson takes the audience to a fictional city in the American Southwest in 1955. To say that it is a small…"Asteroid City Is A Classic Wes Anderson Film"
Chris Evans and Ana de Armas have reteamed once again–this time in the new spy comedy, Ghosted, streaming on Apple TV+. On paper, the idea is predictable. A guy falls for a girl, gets ghosted, goes after her, and gets kidnapped before learning she’s a spy. It’s one of those ideas where, if put on screen, it really depends on the casting. Suffice it to say, they made great decisions in teaming up Evans and…"Ghosted Reteams Chris Evans, Ana de Armas in Spy Comedy"
A month and a half after its theatrical release, comic whodunit See How They Run is now available to buy through digital retailers. There is no physical media release at this time. Depending on digital sales, maybe we’ll see something in the future? I’m assuming the film will eventually land on Hulu at some point. See How They Run is a comic whodunit that takes place in London’s West End super early in The Mousetrap‘s theatrical…"See How They Run Arrives On Digital"
See How They Run is a comic whodunit that takes place in London’s West End super early in The Mousetrap‘s theatrical run. Comic whodunits are all the rage right now. It isn’t just that they’re funny but they keep audiences guessing until the end. Even when the reveal comes, you find yourself saying, wait, what?!? How could I have missed that? It’s a genius form of storytelling and there’s never a dull point. It’s interesting,…"See How They Run: A Comic Whodunit in the West End"
The French Dispatch, Wes Anderson’s love letter to journalism especially The New Yorker, is a mostly good film that’s well worth the wait. This film is a series of vignettes focusing on a travelogue, art, student protests, and a police kidnapping. The four stories come from the final issue of The French Dispatch, based in the fictional French city of Ennui-sur-Blasé. Outside of the city, nothing ties them together. Together, the vignettes do feature an…"The French Dispatch Is Short of Masterpiece Status"
Who Will Write Our History tells the courageous but mostly unknown story of a covert group known as Oyneg Shabes and how they vowed to defeat the Nazis with pen and paper. When we first meet Rachel Auerbach (Jowita Budnik, voiced by Joan Allen), she’s headed to on a train to Warsaw in 1946. This is three years after the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising that took place in April 1943. While the war had been over…"Who Will Write Our History: The Oyneg Shabes Story"