The Core may be among the worst disaster thrillers as far as realism is concerned but the the film’s cast keeps it entertaining. I had hoped to watch the film in time for its 20th anniversary in March. Unfortunately, Paramount Home Entertainment did not make the 4K UHD release available for review. Had they done so, I’d have worked with a terrible depression to try my best to get a viewing in. As such, I…"The Core: A Delayed 20th Anniversary Viewing"
A skilled CIA operative discovers dark secrets by accident and finds a bounty on his head while assassins chase him in The Gray Man. If you’re expecting a film similar in tone to any of their Captain America or Avengers work, you can forget it. Even though they are playing in spy thriller territory, Chris Evans is playing as opposite of Captain America as he can get. The mustache here is a choice although should…"The Gray Man Asks Who Can You Trust"
Star Trek: First Contact remains the best of the four Star Trek films starring The Next Generation cast just over 25 years later. I have to be honest here: I grew up a Star Wars fan and didn’t really watch any Star Trek series while growing up. My dad did but it just wasn’t my thing. My first experience with anything Star Trek was seeing the reboot in June 2009. Following that, it wasn’t until…"Star Trek: First Contact: The Best Next Generation Film"
Kevin Hart stars as a single dad mourning the passing of his wife in Fatherhood, a new film produced by Sony and premiering on Netflix. Hart is an actor who you will either love or hate. He tends to go over the top in most projects but with Paul Weitz’s direction, he comes back down to earth. Given that the film is based on a memoir by Matthew Logelin, it makes sense that Hart’s performance…"Fatherhood: Kevin Hart Stars As Single Dad"
The Killing Floor, an essential piece of Black, labor, and cinematic history, is now available on Blu-ray following a 4K restoration. It may have take the UCLA Film & Television Archive but the 1985 Sundance Special Jury Prize winner is now available on both Blu-ray and DVD for the first time in North America. This is also another one of those parts of history in which I knew nothing about while growing up. To be…"The Killing Floor Restored In 4K"
Jon Favreau’s photo-realistic adaptation of The Lion King is now available for fans to bring home on physical media, including 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray. PRE-SELL BONUS Perfecting the Pride – Join the filmmakers on their research trip to Africa as they immerse themselves in the real world of “The Lion King.” From the animals in the pride, to the smallest of insects and the grasslands in the savanna, experience the attention to detail that…"The Lion King (2019) Is Now On Home Video"
The Lion King brings one of Disney’s most beloved animated films to life in visually stunning photo-realistic CGI adaptation. I’ve kept a close eye since Disney decided to update their library in a contemporary manner. I remember how impressed I was with The Jungle Book‘s Oscar-winning visual effects in 2016. Where these two Jon Favreau-directed films differ are that there is no motion-capture performances in The Lion King. It would have surely made a difference…"The Lion King Is My Favorite Film This Year"
Led by a riveting performance from Alfre Woodard, Clemency took home the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Life for prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard) isn’t getting easy. She appears to be married to her job more so than to husband Jonathan Williams (Wendell Pierce). It isn’t just any ordinary job. She’s the one who is in the room when prisoners get executed by way of lethal injection. We first meet…"Sundance 2019: Clemency"