The Heat, which marked its tenth anniversary in June, changes up the buddy cop comedy genre by having two female leads. Paul Feig does a fantastic job at directing Katie Dippold’s first produced screenplay. This is a very funny screenplay that is made funnier by what Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy bring to the film. The two actresses built their characters from the ground up to where they have perfect chemistry going into production. Anyway,…"The Heat: Buddy Cop Comedy at 10"
AIR shows how Sonny Vaccaro was instrumental in Nike beating Converse and Adidas in signing Michael Jordan to a shoe contract. I have to get this out of the way right now. Alex Convery’s script is mostly perfect. This goes not just for the screenwriter but director Ben Affleck, actor Matt Damon, and film editor William Goldenberg, too. There’s a scene in the film where they’re talking about athletes and signing them at Nike. I…"AIR: How Nike Won Over And Signed Michael Jordan"
Aretha Franklin might not have lived to see Respect on the screen but Jennifer Hudson shines in the new biopic about the Queen of Soul. The thing about biopics, let alone musical biopics, is figuring out where you want to focus the story. You have to go about the right angle because once you commit to depicting a lengthy time period, a film either will work or it won’t. Respect doesn’t spend much time focusing…"Respect: Jennifer Hudson Shines As Aretha Franklin"
Prior to the release of Snake Eyes: G.I Joe Origins, both G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. Joe: Retaliation received upgrades to 4K Ultra HD. Both films come in a 4K UHD/Blu-ray/Digital combo pack and include previously released bonus content. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Synopsis Starring Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans, Sienna Miller, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rachel Nichols and Ray Park, as well as veteran actors Dennis Quaid and Christopher Eccleston, G.I. Joe:…"G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Retaliation Hit 4K UHD"
Darren Aronofsky’s second feature, Requiem for a Dream: Director’s Cut, arrives on 4K Ultra HD to celebrate the film’s 20th anniversary. There are certainly a few Oscar winners and nominees involved in the psychological drama: Darren Aronofsky, Matthew Libatique, Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, and Jennifer Connelly. Following its out-of-competition premiere during the 2000 Cannes Film Festival and North American premiere during the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival, the film would also receive plenty of critical…"Requiem for a Dream: Director’s Cut on 4K Ultra HD"
Oscar-winning writer-director Sofia Coppola reteams with her Lost in Translation star, Bill Murray, in the recently premiered On the Rocks. The gist of the film is that Laura (Rashida Jones) and her father, Felix (Bill Murray), want to know if Laura’s husband, Dean (Marlon Wayans) is having an affair. This is the basic plot of On the Rocks. Honestly, this is all you need to know about the film because Coppola takes us on a…"On the Rocks Reteams Sofia Coppola, Bill Murray"