Empire of the Sun, an underappreciated Oscar-nominated classic, marks the 35th anniversary of its theatrical release in 1987. In another universe, Steven Spielberg would be producing a David Lean epic set during WWII. With Lean busy at the time, Spielberg ended up directing the film. The end result is one of his most serious films of the 1980s. The film marked the first time that the city of Shanghai opened its doors for a major…"Empire of the Sun Marks 35th Anniversary"
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James Mangold’s Oscar-nominated 3:10 to Yuma makes its arrival on a 4K Ultra HD SteelBook available exclusively at Best Buy. 3:10 to Yuma‘s new 4K UHD release comes one day before the film’s 15th anniversary. For some reason, I had thought that the film had premiered during the Toronto International Film Festival. Instead, the film’s release came just before TIFF and was ineligible as a result. This came about because of Lionsgate’s strategy to avoid…"3:10 to Yuma Arrives on 4K Ultra HD"
On paper, Amsterdam has the right pedigree to be a serious Oscar contender but the film has a David O. Russell problem. Amsterdam is described as “a fascinating and richly intricate tale that brilliantly weaves historical fact with fiction for a timely, cinematic experience.” It is a “crime epic about three close friends who find themselves at the center of one of the most shocking secret plots in American history.” 20th Century Studios released both…"Amsterdam Has A David O. Russell Problem – Oscars Watch"
Thor: Love and Thunder brings all the fun in this long overdue reunion between Thor Odinson and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster. After a gazillion Marvel films, you should probably know to stay for the credits. There are two scenes during the credits: mid-credits and post-credits. After Thor: Ragnarok set a high bar, Thor: Love and Thunder has a challenge of living up to expectations. Unlike the other MCU stars, Thor is the only character to get…"Thor: Love and Thunder Brings the Fun"
With just over two and a half months remaining before Thor: Love and Thunder hits theaters, Marvel released the teaser trailer. After months of waiting, I naturally assumed that Marvel would just attach it as a mid-credits or post-credits scene to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Alas, they went ahead and released it this week. There’s not much to see in the 1:30 trailer. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) works off the weight he put…"Thor: Love and Thunder – Teaser Trailer Is Here"
The Big Short, featuring a star-studded cast, explores the lead-up to the 2008 financial crisis while weaving together humor and drama. The housing collapse led to one of the worst recessions in American history. According to the film’s post-script, some $5 trillion was lost in pensions, real estate value, 401k, savings, and bonds. Eight million people lost their jobs with six million losing their homes in the United States. If not for The Other Guys,…"The Big Short Marks 5 Years Since Wide Release"
Ford v Ferrari is one one of the most exhilarating films of 2019 and audiences can now bring the film home today on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, or DVD. Listen, I’m not a racing fan by any means whatsoever. However, this did not stop me from being on the edge of my seat throughout the entire film. I didn’t even mind the 152 minute running time mostly because I didn’t even notice it! My cap…"Ford v Ferrari Is Now Available On Home Video"
The performances from Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, and Amy Adams in The Fighter are the very definition of a masterclass in acting. Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) is a welterweight boxer. Ward is managed by his mother, Alice Ward-Eklund (Melissa Leo), and trained by older half-brother Dicky Ecklund (Christian Bale). As far as his boxing career goes, Micky isn’t at a great point when he first meet him. He’s the person that you defeat while you’re…"The Fighter Puts On A Masterclass in Acting"
The Dark Knight Rises manages to bring Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy to an end with a thrilling and stellar conclusion. The closing chapter certainly changes up the pace after the first two films delivered a strong focus on organize crime. Gone are the Falcone and Maroni crime families. The terrorizing Bane (Tom Hardy) steps into replace them eight years after Harvey Dent’s death. Thanks to the Dent Act, many criminals are behind bars. Oh, does…"The Dark Knight Rises: A Stellar Conclusion"
The Dark Knight represents a masterpiece in filmmaking as Christopher Nolan takes the Batman Begins sequel to an entirely new level. After the opening introduces us to the Joker (Heath Ledger), we learn that Bruce Wayne/Batman (Christian Bale), District Attorney Harvey Dent (Harvey Dent), and Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) have formed an alliance together. Their mission is to take out Gotham’s criminals. It would be beneficial for Bruce, who would prefer to retire and go back to…"The Dark Knight: A Comic Book Movie Masterpiece"
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