Mystery Men is about a year and a half away from marking its 25th anniversary but Kino Lorber recently released the film on 4K UHD. It’s kind of weird. This is the sort of film that I probably would have seen when it came out in the late 1990s. After all, I am a Ben Stiller fan. As to why I did not watch this box office flop in 1999, your guess is as good…"Mystery Men: Superhero Spoof Is On 4K Ultra HD"
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Jake Kasdan’s feature directorial debut, Zero Effect, marks its 25th anniversary since the mystery-comedy’s theatrical release in 1998. In terms of plot, Kasdan’s script draws on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s third short story featuring detective Sherlock Holmes, “A Scandal in Bohemia.” Daryl Zero (Bill Pullman) is the world’s most private detective while Steve Arlo (Ben Stiller) is his Dr. Watson. Zero is a misanthropist so Arlo does the heavy work. It’s not often that you…"Zero Effect Marks 25th Anniversary"
Tropic Thunder, Ben Stiller’s outrageous Hollywood satire film that could never be made again, is making its arrival on 4K Ultra HD. Tropic Thunder, the Vietnam War satire directed by Ben Stiller and released in 2008, goes to extremes with all sorts of surprises. While the film gets an upgrade to 4K UHD, only the theatrical presentation arrives in HDR. The director’s cut only features a remastering in 4K. Both of which are under Ben…"Tropic Thunder Arrives on 4K Ultra HD"
When a new security guard takes the job at the American Museum of Natural History, he is in for a surprise in Night at the Museum. “Some men are born great, others have greatness thrust upon them.” — President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. Larry Daley’s life is falling apart. He can’t keep a job and fears that his10-year-old son, Nick (Jake Cherry), will turn against him. Despite the unstable work history, Cecil Fredericks (Dick Van Dyke)…"Night at the Museum: Where History Comes Alive"
Tropic Thunder, the Vietnam War satire directed by Ben Stiller and released in 2008, goes to extremes with all sorts of surprises. This year marks the 13th anniversary and while Tropic Thunder may be one of the edgiest satires I’ve ever seen, it certainly hasn’t aged well. There is language in this film that we don’t use anymore. A whole sequences in the film features a derogatory slur repeated at a mile a minute. The…"Tropic Thunder: War Satire Goes To Extremes"
Locked Down has the tough responsibility of being one of the first major studio films to take place during the Covid-19 pandemic. Filmmaker Doug Liman may be ambitious enough to want to film in outer space with Tom Cruise. But before doing that, he went about filming this project during the pandemic. Many of us have been living this horror movie since last March–some in worse circumstances than others. One thing this film does get…"Locked Down: A Feature Film For Covid Era"
Netflix’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) is the dysfunctional Jewish family that This Is Where I Leave You wanted to be. Written and directed by Noah Baumbach, the film stars Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten, Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson. Judd Hirsch, Rebecca Miller, Adam Driver, Matthew Shear, and Candice Bergen co-star. Baumbach has given us some very strong films before and The Meyerowitz Stories is no exception. It’s his…"The Meyerowitz Stories: A Typical Dysfunctional Jewish Family"
Amazon Studios has unveiled the official trailer for Brad’s Status. Written and directed by Mike White, Brad’s Status stars Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson, Jemaine Clement and Jenna Fischer. Synopsis: When Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller) accompanies his college bound son to the East Coast, the visit triggers a crisis of confidence in Brad’s Status, writer and director Mike White’s bittersweet comedy. Brad has a satisfying career and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento…"Amazon unveils Brad’s Status trailer"