Back to the Future Part III mixes up sci-fi and the American West to give audiences a thrilling conclusion to the time-traveling trilogy. One thing I love about the Western aspect of the film is that they pay homage to John Ford. Rick Carter has his work cut out by designing the production in Monument Valley. They also pull another homage by casting three Western veterans to hang out at the saloon: Pat Buttram, Harry…"Back to the Future Part III Closes Out The Trilogy"
Back to the Future Part II continues the adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown by going to 2015, back to 1985, and then 1955. Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale would only return if Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd signed on for a sequel. Things were different in the 1980s because sequels were not a sure thing. Even now, they aren’t a sure thing. Part of it is fans demanding a sequel. Crispin Glover…"Back to the Future Part II Goes On A New Adventure"
Back to the Future is not only an instant classic for the ages but the film kicked off a successful trilogy of classic movies about time travel. This film never gets off the ground without Steven Spielberg. It’s very much an old-fashioned film that brings together a number of themes. As Spielberg says, the script brings together two different generations. But even with Spielberg coming on board, Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale still had their…"Back to the Future: One of the Best Films Ever Made"
Hannah Marks is back with her newest film, Mark, Mary & Some Other People, about newlyweds exploring relationships with others. After reuniting at a convenience story, Mark (Ben Rosenfield) and Mary (Hayley Law) end up getting married. That may be fine and all but early on, they decide to explore “ethical non-monogamy.” Mary is the one that wants to explore an open marriage and surprisingly, Mark is on board with this. Is this the best…"Mark, Mary & Some Other People – Tribeca 2021"
The John Hughes 5-Movie Collection is now available on Blu-ray from Paramount Home Entertainment–two titles arriving for the first time. Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles have previously been released on Blu-ray. Both Some Kind of Wonderful and She’s Having A Baby are making their first appearance on Blu-ray. In addition to the Blu-ray, the five films will also be made available as a digital copy. Both Pretty in…"John Hughes 5-Movie Collection Now on Blu-ray"
Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy features new bonus features and is currently available for fans to bring home on 4K Ultra HD. There are a few franchises where every film is a classic. This is one of them. From the opening frames of the first film to the closing minutes of the final installment, everyone will have a good time. This isn’t to say that the franchise doesn’t have its flaws because it…"Back to the Future Trilogy Gets 4K Ultra HD Upgrade"
Dinner in America may be a love letter to the 1990s punk rock scene in the American Midwest but it’s also a surprising love story. After an failing to make money during a medical study , Simon (Kyle Gallner) ends up making a run for it. He ends up with Beth’s (Hannah Marks) family but relations sour with Betty (Lea Thompson) very quickly. A fight ensues and he tries burning the house down. Basically, anything…"Sundance 2020: Dinner in America"
Howard the Duck is the single-worst film based on a Marvel Comics character to come into existence. A 70mm print screened during the 2018 installment of the Cinepocalypse Genre Film Festival. Aside from the sound in some places, it’s an otherwise impressive print. I cannot however say the same about the film. If you think Daredevil, Elektra, and the recent Fantastic Four movies were the worst Marvel has to offer, think again. What makes this…"Howard the Duck: The Worst Marvel Film Ever"
The Year of Spectacular Men is a charming romantic comedy bringing the women in the Deutch family together in one film. Lea Thompson directs from a screenplay that is written by her older daughter, Madelyn Deutch. Madelyn stars along side her younger sister, Zoey, and their mom. Because of having a lifetime of chemistry, none of it feels forced. It feels so natural watching the three of them behave together as they do. Madelyn doesn’t…"The Year of Spectacular Men: A Deutch Family Affair"