Martin Scorsese’s underrated 1985 back comedy thriller, After Hours, is now available on 4K Ultra HD by way of The Criterion Collection. In joining The Criterion Collection, the yuppie nightmare cycle (screwball comedy and film noir) becomes the 8th Scorsese film to get a release. This includes both Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese and The Last Waltz. Interestingly, the Academy did not honor Scorsese with an Oscar for Best Director until…"After Hours Joins The Criterion Collection In 4K Ultra HD"
Pixar puts its own take on films about immigrants and ethnic diversity in its newest romantic dramedy, Elemental, now in theaters. I don’t think I ever thought I’d see the day where Pixar would release a film about immigration and draw on a classic like Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner in the process. And yet, here we are. Elemental might not become as classic as the star-studded 1967 film but Sohn and company make a…"Elemental – Tribeca 2023"
Reboots are all the rave so it was only a matter of time before The Kids in the Hall TV series got revived in the digital era. While eight episodes will launch on May 13, only five episodes were made available for review. Suffice it to say, many of the sketches led to a lot of laughter. If you’re a comedy fan, the revival will be pure enjoyment. When you look at the reboots over…"The Kids in the Hall Get Revived on Prime Video"
For Your Consideration is a rock solid satire of Hollywood’s awards season and holds up over 15 years after its 2006 theatrical release. I knew this was a funny film when I saw it for the first time in 2010. However, my only knowledge of awards season at the time was through what I saw on TV and read in magazines. Since this time, however, I’ve become an awards voter myself. I have a first-hand…"For Your Consideration: An Awards Season Satire"
Orange County, the Jake Kasdan comedy starring Colin Hanks and Jack Black, marks its 20th anniversary since the 2002 theatrical release. When best friend Lonnie (Bret Harrison) is killed in a surfing accident, Shaun Brumder (Colin Hanks) starts rethinking his life. Until then, Shaun didn’t really value his education. He was the type to surf, drink, and party–so basically, he was your average high school student! Throw Marcus Skinner’s (Kevin Kline) novel into the equation…"Orange County Turns 20 Years Old"
Both Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost In New York remain classics as the two comedy films hold up in watching three decades later. Let’s discuss the first film. After getting into a fight with his family, Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) wakes up to discover that he made his family disappear. Because of the wind and power outage, the rest of the family was already at the airport by the time he got up.…"Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost In New York"
Schitt’s Creek: The Complete Collection is available for fans to bring home and watch again and again in its entirety on DVD. The little series that could. There’s almost no other way to say it. I first watched when the series premiered on Pop TV a few years ago and have grown to enjoy this family. Not only did this series manage to grow a following but the series brought it more fans every year. …"Schitt’s Creek: The Complete Series on DVD"
Whether or not you say his name three times, Tim Burton’s ghost movie Beetlejuice makes an arrival onto 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. The film received an Oscar nomination for Best Makeup. Meanwhile, the American Film Institute would honor the film with a slot on their top 100 comedies in 2000. Beetlejuice includes the same bonus content as previous Blu-ray releases. This is another lost opportunity when it comes to adding new bonus content. There certainly…"Beetlejuice Arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray"