The Oscar-nominated Great Depression-era horse racing drama, Seabiscuit, marks the 20th anniversary since its theatrical release in 2003. “He just needs to learn how to be a horse again.” – Tom Smith (Chris Cooper) In 2003, Gary Ross beautifully adapts Laura Hillenbrand’s best-selling book for the big screen. The end result is an impressive piece of filmmaking. How Ross doesn’t get an Oscar nomination for directing is beyond me. They have the original 1938 match…"Seabiscuit: Horse Racing Drama Marks 20th Anniversary"
Cocaine Bear is now available for fans to bring home the Maximum Rampage Edition on Blu-ray and DVD or purchase digitally. The film is also available to watch on Peacock. If you would like to know the real story, check out the WAVE-3 News documentary on YouTube. What follows is my original review: Elizabeth Banks has a track record and she has a hit once again because Universal’s Cocaine Bear is a terrifying laugh riot.…"Cocaine Bear Is Now Available On Blu-ray, DVD"
Elizabeth Banks has a track record and she has a hit once again because Universal’s Cocaine Bear is a terrifying laugh riot. Please listen to me when I say that you need to watch this film in a theater. It’s a the sort of film that demands to be seen on the biggest screen possible. If you’re the type that is hesitant to return to theaters because of the pandemic or get squeamish easily, that’s…"Cocaine Bear Is An Instant Classic"
Pitch Perfect, a sleeper hit musical comedy, recently marked the tenth aca-anniversary of the film’s theatrical release in 2012. I still remember the first time that I saw this film way just over a decade ago. It was the end of September 2012. I had already been a fan of Anna Kendrick as a result of Up in the Air and knew Brittany Snow from watching American Dreams on NBC. It should go without saying…"Pitch Perfect Marks 10 Year Aca-Anniversary"
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"
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the second film of the thrilling series based on the Suzanne Collins novels to hit the big screen. Much like the first film, the second film brings justice to the book. Yes, there are changes from the book but they work in the long-term. Mind you, it’s been just over a decade since reading the books but I jotted down some notes upon the film’s release. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer…"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
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"
Over eight years after its theatrical release, The LEGO Movie is a beautifully animated film that remains one of the best films of 2014. This film should have been nominated by the Academy for Best Animated Feature. Unfortunately, the Academy voters will have to live with this–among others–mistake. I love everything about this film from the humor to the music to the casting. What I love about the film is that it’s able to transcend…"The LEGO Movie: The Best Animated Film of 2014"
Charlie’s Angels takes the Townsend Agency international in this very fast-paced action-comedy written and directed by Elizabeth Banks. After 40 years working with the Angels, John Bosley (Patrick Stewart) is retiring. Under his leadership, the Angels have gone global. There’s not just one team based out of California. Instead, there are a several teams of Angels across the globe. The film chooses to focus on Sabina Wilson (Kristen Stewart) and Jane Kano (Ella Balinska). One…"Charlie’s Angels Offers Up Action, Comedy"
Everything is still awesome as The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part takes to the big screen nearly five years to the date following its predecessor. A quick prologue catches us up to speed about what has taken place during the last five years. The city of Bricksburg is no more. It’s been replaced by the doomsday-esque Apocalypseburg following the city’s tragic demise. No matter what decisions that the master builders make, they are no…"The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part"