Martin Scorsese successfully gives the biopic treatment to Howard Hughes with a superb performance from Leonardo DiCaprio in The Aviator. This is the second annual year in which I watch a film that Thelma Schoonmaker worked on for her January 3rd birthday. Last year, I decided on Gangs of New York, a film which is celebrating the 20th anniversary this year. Schoonmaker’s work in this film is what earns her a second Oscar. The other…"The Aviator: Another Martin Scorsese Epic"
The magical celebration of cinema that is the Oscar-winning Hugo marked a substantial departure for filmmaker Martin Scorsese. Hugo is based on The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, a cousin of David O. Selznick. The gist of the film is that 14-year-old Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield) is living in Paris with his father in 1931. His father had found a broken automaton and the two work to repair it until Hugo’s dad dies…"Hugo: Martin Scorsese Film Marks 10th Anniversary"
A.I. Artificial Intelligence, a Spielberg film which is Kubrickian in origin, marks its 20th anniversary since its theatrical release in 2001. David (Haley Joel Osment) is a prototype child robot or a Mecha, if you will. He’s been programmed to love unconditionally–this includes Monica (Frances O’Connor). There are all sorts of Mechas and they’re jobs are to make human lives easier. Unfortunately, this also means humans are out of a job. When David’s family comes…"A.I. Artificial Intelligence Marks 20th Anniversary"
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, the sequel to Guy Ritchie’s hit 2009 blockbuster Sherlock Holmes, arrives on 4K Ultra HD. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law reprise their roles in the 2011 sequel. Noomi Rapace joins the cast as Madame Simza Heron. Meanwhile, Rachel McAdams makes a cameo appearance as Irene Adler. Synopsis Around the globe, headlines break the news: a scandal takes down an Indian cotton tycoon; a Chinese opium trader dies of…"Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Arrives on 4K"
Guy Ritchie’s reimagining of Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, makes its arrival on 4K Ultra HD. Sherlock Holmes picked up two Oscar nominations for Best Original Score (Hans Zimmer) and Best Art Direction (Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer). Synopsis Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) has made his reputation finding the truth at the heart of the most complex mysteries. With the aid of Dr. John Watson (Jude Law), his trusted ally,…"Sherlock Holmes Arrives on 4K Ultra HD"
Starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson, Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital. In addition to setting up Carol Danvers as the cosmic superhero, the film also serves as an origin story for Nick Fury and Phil Coulson. BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer): Blu-ray & Digital: Alternate Movie Versions Movie with Intro – An introduction by directors/screenwriters Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck. Movie with Commentary – Commentary by…"Captain Marvel arrives on Blu-ray"
With Brie Larson kicking ass in the titular role, Captain Marvel gives us a new superhero as the Marvel Cinematic Universe pushes forward. The introduction of Carol Danvers to the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes during a very trying time. We only have an idea of who survived The Snap but so many more are out there. The ending of Avengers: Infinity War shows that both Danvers and Nick Fury previously met. This film does a…"Captain Marvel: The Superhero We Need Right Now"
Led by one of the best performances of Natalie Portman’s career, Vox Lux follows one woman as she sings her way into stardom and beyond. When we first meet her in 1999, Celeste (Raffey Cassidy, as the younger version) is just like any ordinary student in school. This is until one student, Colin, becomes very aggressive and practically shoots the entire class. While Celeste lives, she suffers from an awful spinal injury as a result.…"TIFF 2018: Vox Lux"