Where the Crawdads Sing Brings Book to the Screen

Where the Crawdads Sing brings the North Carolina-set best-selling Delia Owens mystery drama novel to the big screen. I want to preface this review by saying that I did not read the book. In glancing over the Wikipedia page after watching the movie, the film is a faithful adaptation, attempted rape and all. Let me warn you right now that there are a few scenes that feature abuse in this film. When we first meet…

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Nightmare Alley: A Noir Thriller

Guillermo del Toro shies away from the supernatural to present an updated take on Nightmare Alley in this noir thriller. The gist of the film is that Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) befriends a clairvoyant Zeena Krumbein (Toni Collette) and her mentalist husband, Pete Krumbein (David Strathairn), at a traveling carnival. Stanton takes advantage of what he learns to break free of the carnival alongside Molly Cahill (Rooney Mara). Before you know it, he’s conning the…

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Nomadland Arrives On Blu-ray

Fresh off of its Best Picture, Director, and Actress wins at the Academy Awards, Nomadland is now available to bring home on Blu-ray. The film was among the few films to play all the major film festivals last year. It became the first film to take home the top awards at both Venice and Toronto. Chloé Zhao is a phenomenal filmmaker and and the Oscar wins and nominations show it. It’s been a long awards…

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Godzilla Arrives On 4K In Time For New Film

Godzilla makes its arrival on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital just in time for the release of Godzilla vs. Kong. While the 2014 Godzilla film is meant to serve as the first film in a new MonsterVerse, there’s simply not enough of the monster in action. The film starts off in the Philippines in 1999 where Monarch scientists Ishiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) and Vivienne Graham (Sally Hawkins) make a surprise discovery.  Whatever…

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New York FF 2020: Nomadland

Chloé Zhao is a rising star behind the camera and the filmmaker continues to amaze us with her third feature film, Nomadland. In a perfect world, we would be privileged to watch two films directed by Zhao this year.  The other one being a film from Marvel Studios called Eternals.  Perhaps you’ve heard of it?  In any event, Zhao delivers a very different film than The Rider.  However, this one feels bleaker in nature. No…

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A League of Their Own Is Still Beloved

A League of Their Own is a beloved comedy which not only celebrates women in baseball but continues to serve as an inspiration to women today. The 1992 baseball classic recently recieved an upgrade to 4K Ultra HD.  This came in part due to the film being included in the Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection: Volume 1.  Columbia has a vast library but this is an inspiring film to include.  It comes with a…

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters arrives on Blu-ray

Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the third installment in Legendary’s Monsterverse, is now available for fans to bring home. The film joins 2014’s Godzilla and 2017’s Kong: Skull Island.  The film teases the next installment as it comes to an end: Godzilla vs. Kong. Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, and Millie Bobby Brown take over in leading roles because neither Aaron Taylor-Johnson or Elizabeth Olsen could return due to scheduling conflicts.  Meanwhile, the film borrows from…

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Fast Color arrives on Blu-ray

Fast Color finally arrives home on Blu-ray and DVD over a year after its premiere during the 2018 SXSW Film Festival and a limited theatrical release. There’s a lot to be said about Fast Color‘s super-limited theatrical release.  Suffice it to say, the theatrical release was very disappointing.  For a film that I highly recommended, it’s certainly sad when it’s screening in under 30 theaters.  I talked up this film a lot upon the theatrical…

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters Is A Letdown

Godzilla: King of the Monsters may feature more of the titular anti-hero but the sequel’s script could have been stronger. With Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen unable to return due to scheduling conficts, a new family takes over.  Monarch scientists Mark (Kyle Chandler) and Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga) split up as a result of the San Francisco incident.  However, the 2014 incident inspired Emma to revisit the bio-sonar prototype that they previously destroyed.  Emma’s plan…

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Godzilla: There’s Not Enough

While the 2014 Godzilla film is meant to serve as the first film in a new MonsterVerse, there’s simply not enough of the monster in action. The film starts off in the Philippines in 1999 where Monarch scientists Ishiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) and Vivienne Graham (Sally Hawkins) make a surprise discovery.  Whatever was awakened made its way to Janjira, Japan.  This is where we first meet Joe (Bryan Cranston) and Sandra Brody (Juliette Binoche).  There’s…

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