Top Gun: Maverick Soars Onto 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD

Top Gun: Maverick, one of the hit films of 2022, is now available for fans to bring home on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. It’s finally here. You’re going to want to bring this film home on home video. Whether you do physical media or digital is up to you. What follows below is my original review: Nostalgia wins this year as Top Gun: Maverick will have audiences soaring into the Danger Zone with…

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Top Gun: Maverick Soars Back Into The Danger Zone

Nostalgia wins this year as Top Gun: Maverick will have audiences soaring into the Danger Zone with the Tom Cruise film finally opening. “Don’t think, just do.” When you’re up in the air, you do not have anytime to think. It’s similar to Yoda’s Star Wars mantra when it comes to “Do or do not, there is no try.” It’s this mantra in the film that comes down to life or death decisions. One wrong…

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The Lost Daughter: Maggie Hits A Home Run

Maggie Gyllenhaal steps behind the camera and hits a home run in her feature directorial debut, an adaptation of The Lost Daughter. When it comes to actors stepping behind the camera to direct, there’s no guarantee that it’ll be a good film. Maggie Gyllenhaal has nothing to worry about with her feature directorial debut, which brings the mysterious Elena Ferrante’s novel to the screen. She hits it out of the ballpark! It certainly helps having…

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Apollo 13 Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Apollo 13, the Oscar-winning* film about the NASA rescue mission, is just as inspiring of a film as it marks the 25th anniversary. This flight was supposed to be nothing more than a routine flight.  America had just set foot on the moon in both July and November 1969.  Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon), and Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) were supposed to be the third group of Americans to land on the…

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Resistance Tells Marcel Marceau’s Story

Resistance tells the true story of how actor Marcel Marceau ended up joining the French Resistance and saved children during World War 2. The film only focuses on this portion of the famous mime’s life.  Years later, he would become the person who recited the only spoken word in Mel Brook’s Silent Movie.  Yet this isn’t a film that focuses on his life as a performer.  Born Marcel Mangel (Jesse Eisenberg), he turned to a…

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National Treasure: Book of Secrets ups the action

National Treasure: Book of Secrets suffers from the same problem that seems to plagues many sequels by offering more of the same. The film does manage to up the stakes and increase the action.  This time, the legacy of the Gates family is on the line.  But rather than keep it simple, the clues take Benjamin Gates (Nicholas Cage) and company overseas to Paris and London. The film’s prologue puts Thomas Gates on the scene…

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Geostorm: A Suspenseful Political Thriller, Not A Disaster Movie

Geostorm, directed by Independence Day‘s Dean Devlin in his feature directorial debut, doesn’t give us the disaster movie that we wanted it to be. Devlin directed from a script he co-wrote with Paul Guyot.  The fillm stars Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Alexandra Maria Lara, Daniel Wu, Eugenio Derbez, with Ed Harris and Andy Garcia. What we got from the film is a suspenseful political thriller mixed in with some natural disasters, and two…

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mother! – A Unique Movie Badly Marketed as a Horror Film

Darren Aronofsky’s latest film, mother!, is a unique film to say the least but it should never have been marketed as a horror film nor should it have had a wide release.  Spoilers abound… Written and directed by Darren Aronofsky, mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson, Brian Gleeson, and Kristen Wiig. With the exception of the big-budget Noah, Aronofsky is a filmmaker who specializes in art house films.  Much…

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Paramount Pictures releases mother! trailer starring Jennifer Lawrence

We got our first look at mother!, the psychological thriller directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Jennifer Lawrence, when Paramount Pictures released the trailer on Monday. Synopsis: A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice. Also…

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