On paper, Amsterdam has the right pedigree to be a serious Oscar contender but the film has a David O. Russell problem. Amsterdam is described as “a fascinating and richly intricate tale that brilliantly weaves historical fact with fiction for a timely, cinematic experience.” It is a “crime epic about three close friends who find themselves at the center of one of the most shocking secret plots in American history.” 20th Century Studios released both…"Amsterdam Has A David O. Russell Problem – Oscars Watch"
The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks is an in-depth as a two-part documentary can be about the Canadian comedy troupe. Together, Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson make up The Kids in the Hall. The two-part documentary weaves in their comments with archival footage from their earlier years. If you want an opportunity to see their pre-HBO/CBS work, make sure to watch the doc series when it lands on…"The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks"
Wayne’s World arrived on a Limited Edition Blu-Ray SteelBook in honor of the film celebrating its 30th anniversary on February 14. Produced by Lorne Michaels, the film is based on the classic Saturday Night Live sketch featuring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey. The film follows them as they try to promote their public-access cable show. A double-feature Blu-ray containing Wayne’s World 2 is also available with digital copies included. Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers) and Garth…"Wayne’s World Gets 30th Anniversary SteelBook"
The Oscar-winning Shrek celebrates its 20th anniversary with a special anniversary addition arriving on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Hard to believe as it might be but at one time, Steven Spielberg wanted to produce the film in a traditionally animated style. I’m sorry to say that it’s certainly impossible to see this film in any style other than CGI. Anyway, the film also made its way over to DreamWorks and the rest is…"Shrek: 20th Anniversary Edition Arrives On 4K UHD"
In serving as a biopic of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody does a disservice by placing a bigger focus on the music than his sexuality. For the reasons I’ll get into shortly, Bohemian Rhapsody is this year’s version of The Greatest Showman. The music is great–don’t get me wrong, the film features a killer soundtrack that you should absolutely own. Much in the same case as last year’s crowd-pleasing musical, the faults in…"Bohemian Rhapsody: A Disservice to Freddie Mercury"
Writer-director Eugene Jarecki uses journey of Elvis Presley in The King as a way of showing us the rise and fall of the American Dream. It’s an interesting premise. The King isn’t an outright documentary of Elvis Presley. There are clips of Elvis as the singer was making his rise. We get a number of celebrities discussing Elvis while riding in his car. The film traces us through some of Presley’s locations. At the center…"The King: Elvis Presley’s Life as An American Dream"