BlackBerry is a dramedy that explores the rise and fall of Research In Motion, the company behind one of the world’s first smartphones. From their outside appearances, Jay Baruchel and Glenn Howerton are unrecognizable as Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, respectively. However, they’re both able to disappear into the roles. Baruchel’s Lazaridis is completely gray as far as his hair goes. Meanwhile, Howerton is wearing a bald cap. But wow, the two of them are…"BlackBerry: The Rise and Fall Behind the Crackberry"
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Tropic Thunder, Ben Stiller’s outrageous Hollywood satire film that could never be made again, is making its arrival on 4K Ultra HD. Tropic Thunder, the Vietnam War satire directed by Ben Stiller and released in 2008, goes to extremes with all sorts of surprises. While the film gets an upgrade to 4K UHD, only the theatrical presentation arrives in HDR. The director’s cut only features a remastering in 4K. Both of which are under Ben…"Tropic Thunder Arrives on 4K Ultra HD"
Judd Apatow’s second directorial feature, Knocked Up, starring Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl, marks its 15th anniversary. The 15th anniversary of the film’s release also means that it’s been 15 years since the year of Judd Apatow. Knocked Up preceded the release of both Superbad and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. The latter didn’t do well at the box office but it has since become a cult classic. I’ll have anniversary reviews of both…"Knocked Up Marks 15th Anniversary"
The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks is an in-depth as a two-part documentary can be about the Canadian comedy troupe. Together, Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson make up The Kids in the Hall. The two-part documentary weaves in their comments with archival footage from their earlier years. If you want an opportunity to see their pre-HBO/CBS work, make sure to watch the doc series when it lands on…"The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks"
Reboots are all the rave so it was only a matter of time before The Kids in the Hall TV series got revived in the digital era. While eight episodes will launch on May 13, only five episodes were made available for review. Suffice it to say, many of the sketches led to a lot of laughter. If you’re a comedy fan, the revival will be pure enjoyment. When you look at the reboots over…"The Kids in the Hall Get Revived on Prime Video"
Tropic Thunder, the Vietnam War satire directed by Ben Stiller and released in 2008, goes to extremes with all sorts of surprises. This year marks the 13th anniversary and while Tropic Thunder may be one of the edgiest satires I’ve ever seen, it certainly hasn’t aged well. There is language in this film that we don’t use anymore. A whole sequences in the film features a derogatory slur repeated at a mile a minute. The…"Tropic Thunder: War Satire Goes To Extremes"
How To Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World is the rare third film that makes for a fitting conclusion by ending the series on a high note. It’s very rare in which I find myself wanting to cry at the end of a trilogy. This isn’t so much because I know it’s going to be the end of an era but more so because of how the final scenes are scripted. The series has…"How To Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World"
Goon: Last of the Enforcers suffers from sequelitis in that it’s not quite as great as the first film but it’s still one that is fun to watch. Directed by Jay Baruchel from a screenplay written by Baruchel and Jesse Chabot, the sequel stars Seann William Scott, Alison Pill, Marc-André Grondin, Wyatt Russell, Callum Keith Rennie, Jason Jones, with Jay Baruchel, with Elisha Cuthbert, Kim Coates, and Liev Schreiber. This is the feature directorial debut…"Goon: Last of the Enforcers not as fun as Goon but still fun"