The global hit Barbie is Kenough for audiences to finally bring home on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD in addition to Digital. I saw the film twice on the big screen. Most recently, I took advantage of the special re-release for IMAX. Unfortunately, the special gag footage was exclusive for the IMAX release. It’s also a shame that they chose against releasing it with the physical media release. It would certainly be a fun…"Barbie is Kenough to Bring Home on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD"
Golda is one of at least two biopics this year featuring non-Jewish actors wearing prosthetics to portray Jewish people. The immediate background going into Golda: Egypt, Syria and Jordan surprised Israel on Yom Kippur in 1973 with an attack on the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights. Fighting would last 19 days and the U.S. would step up with ceasefire talks. The war would leave devastating ramifications for Golda’s legacy. In 1974, Golda would testify…"Golda: No Amount of Makeup Prevents Biopic From Being a Letdown"
Greta Gerwig continues a brilliant run behind the camera with Barbie while co-writing a hysterical script with Noah Baumbach. Gerwig and Baumbach’s script is funnier than it has any right to be. It’s also full of double entendres but it does have a PG-13 rating for suggestive references and brief language. One would assume that many parents would want to bring their young daughters under 10 but that might not be the best idea. After…"Barbie: Greta Gerwig Continues A Brilliant Run Behind The Camera"
The Mosquito Coast features what could very well be the most unlikable character ever portrayed on screen by Harrison Ford. When I saw that Hoopla had a new-to-me Harrison Ford film in their catalog, I decided to give it a watch. After all, the film reteams Ford and filmmaker Peter Weir one year after they teamed up for Witness. This film is not even in the same league as Witness and it’s the main reason why…"The Mosquito Coast: Harrison Ford In An Unlikable Role"
Shazam! Fury of the Gods isn’t quite as fun as its predecessor but the sequel is just entertaining enough to offer audiences a good time. If you don’t read any further in this review, please make sure to stay for the credits. There is a mid-credit scene and a post-credit scene. My main question is what do these scenes mean given the new leadership at DC Films and the future of the DC Universe (DCU).…"Shazam! Fury of the Gods Is Entertaining Enough"
1923, the new Yellowstone prequel spinoff series starring Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren, is now available to stream on Paramount+. Right from the start, the new series immediately sets the tone for what we should expect within its opening minutes. If you’re uncomfortable with hunting, this will not be a series that I would recommend you watch. Put it this way: this is a series that means business straight from the get-go. What’s not new…"1923: Yellowstone Prequel Premieres On Paramount+"
The Prince of Egypt may have beautiful animation and music but in retelling the story of the Exodus, they get part of it wrong. While working as Chairman of Walt Disney Studios Jeffrey Katzenberg wanted to do an animated adaptation of the 1956 classic, The Ten Commandments. No matter how many times he mentioned this to then-Disney CEO Michael Eisner, the answer–like the many requests of Moses to Pharaoh–was always no. With a no-go at…"The Prince of Egypt Gets Part of The Exodus Wrong"
In her recent podcast, Sarah Silverman commented about the recent casting of Kathryn Hahn as the late Jewish comedian Joan Rivers. Speaking on her podcast, the comedian remarked: “There’s this long tradition of non-Jews playing Jews, and not just playing people who happen to be Jewish, but people whose Jewishness is their whole being. One could argue, for instance, that a gentile playing Joan Rivers correctly would be doing what is actually called ‘Jewface.’” Silverman…"Sarah Silverman Talks Casting Non-Jews As Jews"
The One and Only Ivan is another heartwarming picture from The Walt Disney Studios and it is sure to be a solid winner for Disney+. By my count, this film marks the third of four films from Disney to skip theatrical release. Given the pandemic, the studio is taking advantage of having Disney+ at their disposal. At the same time, you also can’t help but feel bad for the theaters because it means a lesser…"The One and Only Ivan is Heartwarming"
The Good Liar tries so hard to be an Alfred Hitchcock thriller to the point in which the film ultimately comes to fail on that particular level. Roy Courtnay (Ian McKellen) is a con man. He meets Betty McLeish (Helen Mirren) by way of an online dating website. If Roy gets his way, he’ll rob Betty of every dollar she’s worth. Betty’s grandson, Stephen (Russell Tovey), has his suspicions of Roy but Betty shrugs it…"The Good Liar Isn’t At The Level of Hitchcock"