Jurassic World Dominion makes its arrival on home video with the Extended Edition included on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and Digital releases. The film is an epic thrill ride and satisfying conclusion to the arc that started almost 30 years ago with Jurassic Park. While there are no mid-credits or post-credits scene, it’s worth it to sit through the credits because of everyone who worked on this film. Not only that but Michael Giacchino calls back a…"Jurassic World Dominion Arrives on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD"
Jurassic World Dominion is an epic thrill ride and satisfying conclusion to the arc that started almost 30 years ago with Jurassic Park. While there are no mid-credits or post-credits scene, it’s worth it to stay through the credits because of everyone who worked on this film. Not only that but Michael Giacchino calls back a number of cues over the years and not just the classic John Williams themes. Over the years, I’ve come…"Jurassic World Dominion Is An Epic Thrill Ride"
Universal Pictures has released the Jurassic World Dominion trailer four months to the date before the Colin Trevorrow film is released. After stepping away from the director’s chair for Fallen Kingdom, Trevorrow is back to helm the epic conclusion to the Jurassic era. A number of dinosaurs make their return but, as the late John Hammond says in the opening narration, life has found a way. Featured dinosaurs in the trailer include Parasaurolophus and Therizinosaurus.…"Jurassic World Dominion Trailer Makes Debut"
There’s something about the need to repeatedly return to Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, and and the chaos of Isla Nublar during the pandemic. I don’t know what it is about the films and the animated series that keeps drawing me back this year. Maybe it’s my love of dinosaurs? Or maybe it’s the fact that I’m so desperate for a vacation. Outside of the shlep to Evanston for kosher food, I only go a quarter…"Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, and The Chaos"
Little Women is another re-telling in a long line of adaptations of the beloved two-volume novel by author Louisa May Alcott. Maybe it’s because of my childhood–you know, the whole growing up with the wrong body–but I wasn’t able to really connect with the film upon my first viewing a few weeks ago. Upon second viewing, I found it to be a much stronger film. Of course, I still have issues with never-ending remakes but…"Little Women: Another Remake But A Strong One"
Star Wars: The Last Jedi may or may not be the best film in the franchise but writer-director Rian Johnson delivers the goods in the eighth installment. What follows below the asterisks is the bulk of my original review–first published in 2017. My feelings on this film have not changed in two years. In fact, the film only improves with time. Rian Johnson would turn out to be the perfect filmmaker to take on the…"Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Road to IX"
Marriage Story presents an authentic look into one family’s life as they breakup and raise their child together while living on opposite coasts. Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) and Charlie (Adam Driver) are married. However, the two of them are going through a divorce. While they originally had no intention of bringing on lawyers, they eventually turn to legal cancel. Nobody said that divorce would be easy, right? What makes it so important for the two of…"Toronto 2019: Marriage Story"
Trial by Fire not only makes the argument that Cameron Todd Willingham was innocent but points to evidence that Texas killed an innocent man. After Cameron Todd Willingham (Jack O’Connell) has been sitting on death row for a dozen years, Elizabeth Gilbert (Laura Dern) comes into his life. She may have her own family issues but she’s touched by his letters and decides to help him out. If not for Elizabeth, not only would new evidence…"Trial by Fire: Texas Killed An Innocent Man"
While the subject certainly makes for a compelling film, J.T. LeRoy is merely a conventional biopic at best and we’re all the worse for it. Based on Savannah Knoop’s memoir Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy, we go behind-the-scenes of the literary hoax. Laura Albert (Laura Dern) hires Knoop (Kristen Stewart) to serve as her public face. I can understand Laura wanting to not have to deal with the the fame. It’s a…"J.T. LeRoy is Quite The Letdown"
While The Tale is a film that certainly would benefit from a theatrical release, it’s best viewed at home because of all the screaming at the screen. This is, in part, due to the events that transpire on screen during the 1970s. The question at hand while viewing the film, which runs shy of two hours, is whether or not it qualifies as a Me, Too film. Writer/director Jennifer Fox, a documentary filmmaker, uses a…"The Tale: Laura Dern Deserves All The Awards"