Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-winning sophomore feature film, Whiplash, looks as beautiful as ever since being released on 4K Ultra HD. It’s very fascinating to revisit the film several years after I watched it for the first time. For one, it’s been wonderful watching Chazelle evolve as a filmmaker let alone have the opportunity to tell him in person how much I appreciate his work. I didn’t start attending Sundance until 2018 but Whiplash is one of…"Whiplash Captures Greatness, Looks Beautiful On 4K Ultra HD"
Juno, the rare comedy to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, marks the 15th anniversary of its 2007 theatrical release. Diablo Cody wrote one of the funniest screenplays of 2007. Fifteen years after its release, Juno still holds up as one of the funniest movies released in the early 2000s even as it plays differently in 2022. In terms of casting, it could definitely be better on the diversity front but this is where…"Juno: Witty Comedy Marks 15th Anniversary"
Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers isn’t a reboot but a comeback of the world famous chipmunk detectives in an all-new adventure. If you’ve watched the trailer already, you should probably know that it gives too much of the film away. We already know from the trailer that Disney is taking advantage of their library of characters. It works in the film’s best interest much like a similar occurrence in Ralph Breaks The Internet. There are…"Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers: A Nostalgic Adventure"
Disney+ gave us the first look at the upcoming live-action/CG animated action-comedy reboot, Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers. Their comeback has been 30 years in the making as we catch up with the former Disney Afternoon television stars in modern-day Los Angeles. Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers premieres May 20, 2022, exclusively on Disney+. In advance of the release, we got the first look at the trailer and an official poster. Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue…"Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers – First Trailer"
Being The Ricardos may try its best but the new film–written and directed by Aaron Sorkin–contains a host of problems. First and foremost, Javier Bardem is from Spain, not Cuba. To have better representation, the actor playing Desi Arnaz should be from Cuba. Depending on who you speak with, this is potentially a major problem. Sorkin’s opinion on the matter–see interview link below–is that “Spanish and Cuban aren’t actable.” He believes that the same also…"Being The Ricardos: I Love Lucy But Not This Film"
Ride the Eagle is a heartfelt comedy that feels timely and should be able to resonate with audiences well over a year into the pandemic. Leif (Jake Johnson) doesn’t have the best relationship with his mother, Honey (Susan Sarandon). The two of them are estranged when she passes away. It’s not like it was any one thing that set them apart. She made choices that Leif didn’t agree with and the rest is history. Nobody…"Ride the Eagle: A Heartfelt Comedy"
Defending Jacob, the Apple TV+ character-driven thriller starring Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery, hits DVD with exclusive bonus content. When the series made its premiere in April 2020 amid a mostly nationwide lockdown, it became the most watched series premiere for the streamer. After all, this series stars Captain America himself! Plus, you also had people staying home with nowhere they could really go. Even though Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, and Jaeden Martell were praised…"Defending Jacob: Chris Evans Thriller Hits DVD"
The Tomorrow War might not star Will Smith but this sci-fi action film is in the same vein as previous Independence Day releases. As oddly as it sounds, The Tomorrow War is just the type of escapist entertainment we need coming out on the other side of the pandemic. Time travelers travel back in time from 2051 to disrupt a World Cup soccer game and give Earth an urgent message: a deadly alien species is…"The Tomorrow War Would Make Will Smith Proud"
Disney’s Oscar-winning Zootopia remains a classic over four years following its theatrical release and holds up in viewing on Disney+. In Zootopia, you can be anything you want to be. Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) moves from Bunnyburrow for the chance at becoming a police officer. Even though she’s the best in her class, the Zootopia Police Department assigns her traffic cop duties. It’s not the most glamorous position for the first rabbit ever in the ZPD…"Zootopia: Oscar Winner Remains A Classic"
Over a decade following its theatrical release, Up in the Air remains one of the best films to have been released in 2009. With the exception of 2014’s Men, Women, and Children, Jason Reitman can do no wrong. Heading into Up in the Air, Reitman was hitting home run after home run. This was his third feature following both Thank You for Smoking and Juno. Basing the film on Walter Kirn’s 2001 novel of the…"Up in the Air: One of 2009’s Best Films"