The latest Martin Scorsese film, Killers of the Flower Moon, could have really benefited from an intermission with its lengthy run time. I’ve been struggling what to say about the new Scorsese film for the better part of the month. It is a very long film–running nearly 3.5 hours long. Honestly, I don’t blame the theaters that decided to give it an intermission. Personally speaking, I’d have done the same if I were watching the…"Killers of the Flower Moon Needed An Intermission"
This is 40, Judd Apatow’s sequel to 2007 hit comedy Knocked Up, marks the 10th anniversary of its theatrical release in 2012. When it comes to Judd Apatow, his films can run long. This film is certainly no exception. It might have made for a great night out ten years ago when every place was closing early. Ten years later, you can really feel its run time. But hey, it’s a Judd Apatow movie and…"This Is 40 Marks 10th Anniversary"
The Campaign marks its 10th anniversary since the election satire starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis opened in theaters in 2012. “War has rules, mud wrestling has rules…Politics has no rules.” Ross Perot, Presidential Candidate 1988. The main problem with the film’s opening quote is that Perot didn’t run for president in 1988. This is something that should have been fixed for the home video release. Instead, it is still there ten years later! Cam…"The Campaign: Election Satire Brings The Laughs"
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"
The Oscar-winning Shrek celebrates its 20th anniversary with a special anniversary addition arriving on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Hard to believe as it might be but at one time, Steven Spielberg wanted to produce the film in a traditionally animated style. I’m sorry to say that it’s certainly impossible to see this film in any style other than CGI. Anyway, the film also made its way over to DreamWorks and the rest is…"Shrek: 20th Anniversary Edition Arrives On 4K UHD"
Character actor John Lithgow gets a leading role for a change opposite actress Blythe Danner in Noble Jones’ romantic dramedy, The Tomorrow Man. Ed Hemsler (John Lithgow) and Ronnie Meisner (Blythe Danner) are meant for each other. They just don’t know it yet. Both of them are hoarders but for very different reasons. Ed believes a disaster is headed to Earth so he wants to be ready for it. Ronnie continually buys items that she…"Sundance 2019: The Tomorrow Man"
Late Night is a hysterically funny film that puts the spotlight on women in a comedy industry on television that is predominantly male. Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is the host of Tonight with Katherine. In the film’s universe, Katherine the only late night talk show host who is female and has her own show. She’s won many awards over the years and the film starts as the Brit becomes the first foreigner to take home…"Sundance 2019: Late Night"
Beatriz at Dinner offers intriguing social commentary as a healer takes on a business mogul at dinner and throughout the evening. Directed by Miguel Arteta from a screenplay written by Mike White, the indie film stars Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass, Amy Landecker, Chloë Sevigny, David Warshofsky, and John Early. Beatriz (Hayek) is invited to her client’s dinner party at her Newport Beach mansion when her car breaks down. Beatriz is so…"Beatriz at Dinner: Healer takes on Business Mogul"