Jake Kasdan’s feature directorial debut, Zero Effect, marks its 25th anniversary since the mystery-comedy’s theatrical release in 1998. In terms of plot, Kasdan’s script draws on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s third short story featuring detective Sherlock Holmes, “A Scandal in Bohemia.” Daryl Zero (Bill Pullman) is the world’s most private detective while Steve Arlo (Ben Stiller) is his Dr. Watson. Zero is a misanthropist so Arlo does the heavy work. It’s not often that you…"Zero Effect Marks 25th Anniversary"
John C. Reilly delivers an Oscar-worthy performance in the cult classic musical biopic spoof that is Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. While 2007 may have been the year of Judd Apatow, Walk Hard was not well-received by audiences. It’s since gone onto become a cult classic. I mean, the fact that we’re talking about this film on its 15th anniversary tells you the respect that it commands today. You cannot make a musical biopic…"Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Marks 15th Anniversary"
Orange County, the Jake Kasdan comedy starring Colin Hanks and Jack Black, marks its 20th anniversary since the 2002 theatrical release. When best friend Lonnie (Bret Harrison) is killed in a surfing accident, Shaun Brumder (Colin Hanks) starts rethinking his life. Until then, Shaun didn’t really value his education. He was the type to surf, drink, and party–so basically, he was your average high school student! Throw Marcus Skinner’s (Kevin Kline) novel into the equation…"Orange County Turns 20 Years Old"
Jumanji: The Next Level appropriately raises the stakes as the game takes all the major players to the next level upon their return. If you read nothing else, please do not immediately leave as the credits begin to role. There is a mid-credits scene. It’s been two years since the previous adventure. While some things have changed, the core four have remained friends. So what happened to lead us to where we find ourselves today? …"Jumanji: The Next Level Raises The Stakes"
Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary is the perfect way to offer closure to the series should there never be a reboot. I said as much on Twitter during the world premiere at Tribeca in April. In just over an hour, Brent Hodge manages to reunite the cast and crew of Freaks and Geeks by way of contemporary interviews while revisiting the set of the 1999-2000 series. As the series did so on September 25, 1999,…"Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary is Nostalgic"
Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary is the perfect way to offer closure to the series should there never be a reboot. In just over an hour, Brent Hodge manages to reunite the cast and crew of Freaks and Geeks by way of contemporary interviews while revisiting the set of the 1999-2000 series. As the series did so on September 25, 1999, the documentary’s world premiere was also on a Saturday night at 8 PM. Fans…"Tribeca 2018: Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary"
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle arrives on Digital HD on March 6th with just shy of an hour’s worth of bonus features. As thrilling and entertaining as the movie was, I feel like the bonus materials fall short in living up to the film’s standards. This was a film that deserved at least 2 hours worth of bonus footage. It just proves to show how much of films are made on computers these days. There…"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: Bonus Content"
The world got it’s first look today at Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle as the first trailer was released for the upcoming action-adventure. The film had been first announced late 2015 shortly after the passing of comedian Robin Williams. Williams had starred in the original 1995 film. It will certainly be interesting to see if there are any references to his character. Directed by Jake Kasdan from a screenplay written by Chris McKenna & Erik…"FIRST LOOK – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle"