While Zero Dark Thirty is about the manhunt for terrorist Osama bin Laden, the film has not aged particularly well on its 10th anniversary. In early 2013, I would have said that this film was one of the best films of 2012. But now, I’m not so sure especially with what The Report had to say about it. It is through the lens of having watched The Report in which I watched Zero Dark Thirty…"Zero Dark Thirty Marks 10th Anniversary"
TÁR–starring Cate Blanchett in an Oscar-worthy role–is a film that has a lot to say about holding people accountable for their actions. The basic gist of the film is that Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchett) is the groundbreaking conductor of a major German orchestra. When we first meet her, she’s sitting down in conversation with Adam Gopnik during The New Yorker Festival for way longer than other filmmakers would allow. The EGOT winner is essentially living…"TÁR: A Film About Holding People Accountable"
Sunshine is a dystopian film that could only come from the minds of both director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Alex Garland. It’s one of those doom-and-gloom weeks so why not watch a film where astronauts risk their lives to repair the sun. Does it work? That’s for you watch the film and find out! In any event, this film recently marked its 15th anniversary since its theatrical release. The home entertainment release includes deleted scenes…"Sunshine: Dystopian Sci-Fi Film at 15 Years"
Disney’s Cruella is now available for audiences to bring home and watch on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and buy or rent on Digital. Synopsis Cruella, which is set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are…"Cruella Is Now on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD"
Charlotte may be a beautifully animated film but given the setting before and during the Holocaust, this film is emotionally intense. Please stay through the end of the credits. Charlotte Salomon (Keira Knightley in English, Marion Cotillard in French) is a German-Jewish artist with the unfortunate luck of growing up during World War II. Referred to as Lotte by her father and step-mother, she grew up in Berlin with dreams of being an artist. Against…"Charlotte – Toronto 2021"
Cruella, a prequel that absolutely nobody asked for, is the Disney version of 2019’s stand-alone Joker as the film seeks to humanify the villain. This film runs 134 minutes. Ahead of the press screening, I decided to rewatch both 101 Dalmatians and 102 Dalmatians. These two films were among Disney’s first foray into live-action adaptations of their animated films. Maybe it was a sign of things to come but in this particular instance, neither film is…"Cruella: Emma Stone-Led Prequel Is Disney’s Joker"
Kick-Ass gets the exclusive Best Buy 4K Ultra HD SteelBook treatment in honor of the comic book film’s tenth anniversary. The film was initially released on 4K UHD back in October 2017. For this particular Best Buy exclusive, a new cover is provided with Tracie Ching’s illustration on the SteelBook cover. Only one bonus feature is limited to the Blu-ray and there will be more on that later. Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) is just your average…"Kick-Ass Gets 4K SteelBook For 10th Anniversary"
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"
1917, which took home a few Oscars in early February, is now available for audiences to bring home on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, or rent on Digital/VOD. To put it simply, Sam Mendes’ 1917 is a masterpiece achievement in filmmaking and without a doubt one of the best war films to ever be made. Lance Corporals Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) are on the biggest missions of their young lives. Over 1,500…"1917 Is Now Available On Home Video"
To put it simply, Sam Mendes’ 1917 is a masterpiece achievement in filmmaking and without a doubt one of the best war films to ever be made. Lance Corporals Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) are on the biggest missions of their young lives. Over 1,500 lives depend on their ability to finish the mission. Without being able to do so, a countless number of British lives could be lost because of walking into…"1917: A Masterpiece Achievement In Filmmaking"