The Adventures of Tintin Marks 10 Years

The Adventures of Tintin marks its tenth anniversary since the Steven Spielberg-directed animated film opened in theaters in 2011. In watching The Adventures of Tintin, one gets this sense of an Indiana Jones vibe going on. The main difference is that Tintin (Jamie Bell) is a journalist and not an archeologist. It’s the aforementioned Indiana Jones spirit that makes Spielberg the perfect director for the what is supposed to be the first installment of a…

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Defiance: The Bielskis’ Epic Fight For Survival

Defiance depicts an epic tail of survival in Eastern Europe during the Shoah where the Bielski brothers choose between fighting or surviving It’s summer 1941 and the Bielskis turned to the woods in what is now Belarus. But at the time, Stankevich was under Soviet control. They don’t really have much of a choice here. It’s either fight to survive in the woods or otherwise be doomed to certain death. Tuvia (Daniel Craig) is the…

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Rocketman launches on Blu-ray, DVD

Fans of the Elton John musical fantasy can bring home Rocketman today on both Blu-ray and DVD with a massive amount of bonus content. For the lucky fans, there are limited quantities of the combo pack that will include a collectible booklet with a message from Sir Elton John.  As I wrote earlier this year for the theatrical release, the Oscar is going to be Taron Edgerton’s to lose. Synopsis Rocketman is an epic musical…

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Skin: Learning to Unlearn the Hate

Skin, based on a true story, isn’t an easy subject to tackle during an era that takes place following the horrible tragedy in Charlottesville. Filmmaker Guy Nattiv is the descendant of Holocaust survivors.  He grew up listening to his grandparents’ stories.  It is because of this that Bryon Widner’s (Jamie Bell, who met Widner on the day of the Charlottesville rally) story caught his interest.  How often do we learn of neo-Nazi’s learning to undo…

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Rocketman: Elton John Biopic Musical Crushes It

Rocketman offers everything that we want in a well-crafted biopic musical of Sir Elton John from the show-stopping numbers to the costume changes. The man that we know as Elton John (Taron Edgerton) was originally Reginald Dwight.  He would eventually tour around the world as a rock star.  This film shows that transformation albeit with somewhat of a fantasy aspect.  Even for being fantasy, the film clearly has a heart.  It’s grounded by way of…

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