The Oscar-winning Ordinary People joined the Paramount Presents line with a new Blu-ray last March from Paramount. Robert Redford oversaw the 4K transfer as the film was remastered for Blu-ray. With the amount of films getting a 4K UHD release, one can only wonder why Paramount opted with Blu-ray over a 4K UHD disc. I have no excuse in being so late to watching the film but with Being Mary Tyler Moore airing this weekend,…"Ordinary People: A Multi-Oscar Winner In 1980"
The Dirty Dozen is an epic Oscar-winning World War II thriller and features a star-studded cast in the 1967 big screen adaptation. When the Academy Awards took place in 1968, the film’s only win was for Best Sound Effects aka Sound Editing. It earned three other nominations for Supporting Actor (John Cassavetes), Film Editing, and Sound. In 2001, the film would be honored as one of the top 100 thrillers by the American Film Institute.…"The Dirty Dozen: An Epic World War II Thriller"
Space Cowboys features a masterclass performance in acting from four of the hardest working actors of their generation. Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, and James Garner have quite the filmography with numerous accolades combined. It was only a matter of time before they starred in a movie together. In this instance, it’s as four aging astronauts who never made it into space. Suddenly, their put to the test when they agree to repair…"Space Cowboys: An Acting Masterclass"
There was no need for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay to be split into two different films if only to rake in more money at the box office. I’m reviewing both of these films together because I see zero way in which I can review them otherwise. While telling the story in two parts, it is still one comprehensive story. This splitting of films is nothing more than a cash grab no matter how you look…"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and 2"
Based on the novel by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games marks the tenth anniversary of its theatrical release in 2012. It’s hard to believe how much dystopian young adult novels/movies dominated the conversation over a decade ago. Nowadays, not so much or at least it certainly seems this way. While The Hunger Games ultimately gets to finish, we cannot say the same about a franchise like Divergent. It’s a shame because Divergent should have been…"The Hunger Games Marks 10th Anniversary"
Moonfall pulls no punches in the epic thrill ride as the world depends on two astronauts and a conspiracy theorist to save the day. I love a good disaster thriller. Sure, they might not be nominated or win any Oscars but that doesn’t stop them being being fun. In January alone, I rewatched both The Day After Tomorrow and 2012. I rewatch Independence Day every few years although my July 4th choices tend to be…"Moonfall Pulls No Punches In Epic Thrill Ride"
There is certainly something to be said about the role of the critic when one sits down to watch The Burnt Orange Heresy. “If it is just about telling the truth, anybody can do it,” James Figueras says about being a critic. “My job is to separate the good ones from the bad ones.” Critics are frauds. Or so this is the argument that the film does its best to make. At the same time,…"The Burnt Orange Heresy Argues About Critics"
Basmati Blues is a musical and as far as musicals go, it’s certainly something alright. Directed by Danny Baron from a screenplay co-written with Jeffrey Dorchen, the film stars Brie Larson, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Scott Bakula, Saahil Sehgal, with Tyne Daly and Donald Sutherland. For an Oscar winner such as Larson, one may question her decision to take on this role after the success of Room but it’s a role that she shot before she won the…"Basmati Blues: This Musical is Certainly Something"