Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is an epic adventure film that sets up the MCU’s Phase 5 along with selling some books. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, this film is just one huge commercial for Scott Lang’s upcoming memoir, Look Out For The Little Guy. It’s still unclear if Rudd is pulling our leg and writing a novel sequel to everyone’s favorite E.T. rip-off film, Mac and Me. We’ll know for sure…"Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Is An Epic Adventure"
Grease 2, the follow-up to Grease, marks its 40th anniversary this year by making its arrival on Blu-ray for the first time. Nearly four years after the first film became a worldwide phenomenon, the sequel landed with quite the thud. Grossing $15 million against an $11 production budget made it quite the letdown to say the least. Not even the critics were kind. When Coach Calhoun (Sid Caesar) yelled about yanking, tearing, ripping, and slaughtering…"Grease 2 Gets 40th Anniversary Blu-ray"
The Prince of Egypt may have beautiful animation and music but in retelling the story of the Exodus, they get part of it wrong. While working as Chairman of Walt Disney Studios Jeffrey Katzenberg wanted to do an animated adaptation of the 1956 classic, The Ten Commandments. No matter how many times he mentioned this to then-Disney CEO Michael Eisner, the answer–like the many requests of Moses to Pharaoh–was always no. With a no-go at…"The Prince of Egypt Gets Part of The Exodus Wrong"
French Exit, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges, follows a broke socialite and her son in the new film from Azazel Jacobs. Frances Price (Michelle Pfeiffer) had plans “to die before the money ran out.” Alas, this was not to be. Insolvent and widowed at the start of the film, the Manhattan socialite decides to move to Paris. The mere premise has all the makes of a comedy but instead, it’s a drama. Frances could…"New York FF 2020: French Exit"
Batman Returns doesn’t quite outdo its predecessor even though the film has perfect casting with Danny DeVito as the Penguin. Listen, if you’re going to use the Joker as your main villain in your first movie, you better have a good card hidden up your sleeve. Thankfully, there are some other strong contenders in Batman’s (Michael Keaton) rogue gallery. In this case, Batman Returns opts to use the Penguin (Danny DeVito) and anti-hero Selina Kyle…"Batman Returns: A Solid Sequel"
After the darker Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and The Wasp brings some much-needed comedy to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Scott Lang was nowhere to be seen during Avengers: Infinity War because he was on house arrest. This came as a result of traveling to Germany during Captain America: Civil War. Both Hawkeye and Lang had taken deals with the government. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) have a stronger father-daughter relationship…"Ant-Man and The Wasp – The Road to Endgame"
Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp arrived on home video after this summer’s palette-cleansing theatrical release. There’s a wealth of bonus content available with this fall’s home release. I prefer holding the physical media in my hands but that’s just me. BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer): Blu-ray & Digital: Director’s Intro by Peyton Reed – The talented creator behind some of Marvel Studios’ funniest and most charming films will invite home audiences deeper into the…"Ant-Man and The Wasp Hits Home Video"
After the darker Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and The Wasp brings some much-needed comedy to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Scott Lang was nowhere to be seen during Avengers: Infinity War because he was on house arrest. This came as a result of traveling to Germany during Captain America: Civil War. Both Hawkeye and Lang had taken deals with the government. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) have a stronger father-daughter relationship…"Ant-Man and The Wasp Goes Quantum"
Murder on the Orient Express makes for some great set pieces and period costumes but the whodunnit mystery doesn’t really need another adaptation. Director Kenneth Branagh, working from a screenplay written by Michael Green, has gathered an all-star cast but with so many suspects, there’s a major fight for screen time. A Rabbi, a Priest, and an Imam walk up to the Western Wall in Jerusalem and despite the making of a classic joke, there’s…"Murder on the Orient Express: Was This Remake Necessary?"
Darren Aronofsky’s latest film, mother!, is a unique film to say the least but it should never have been marketed as a horror film nor should it have had a wide release. Spoilers abound… Written and directed by Darren Aronofsky, mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson, Brian Gleeson, and Kristen Wiig. With the exception of the big-budget Noah, Aronofsky is a filmmaker who specializes in art house films. Much…"mother! – A Unique Movie Badly Marketed as a Horror Film"