About My Father is a laugh-out-loud hysterical comedy in which a son brings his immigrant hairdresser father to meet his fiancé’s family. Sebastian (Sebastian Maniscalco) is looking to propose to his girlfriend, Ellie (Leslie Bibb), but finds himself in a dilemma when her family invites her to their summer house. His girlfriend guilts him into going but then he realizes his father, Salvo (Robert De Niro) would be all alone in Chicago. She encourages him…"About My Father Is Laugh-Out-Loud Hysterical"
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The King of Comedy–the fifth collaboration between filmmaker Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro–marks its 40th anniversary. According to the film’s logline on Hulu, it “is a funny depiction of the dangers of celebrity fandom.” This is partially true because The King of Comedy is a film about the depiction of celebrity fandom but it’s definitely not funny. If it were funny, there would have been plenty of laughs over here but the laughs…"The King of Comedy Marks 40th Anniversary"
Jackie Brown, which gave new life to Pam Grier and Robert Forster’s careers, marks the 25th anniversary of its theatrical release in 1997. In Quentin Tarantino’s adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s Rum Punch, the filmmaker pays homage to the 1970s blaxploitation films. The gist of the film is that Jackie Brown (Pam Grier) is a flight attendant who is smuggling money for Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson) and authorities catch her in action. But before that…"Jackie Brown Marks 25th Anniversary"
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 Untouchables arrives on 4K Ultra HD just in time to celebrate the gangster drama’s 35th anniversary at the end of the week. This film takes us back to Prohibition era Chicago when Al Capone (Robert De Niro) ruled the day. During this era, Bureau of Prohibition agent Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner) led his famous Untouchables team in taking down Capone. Ness is assisted in his efforts by Irish cop Jimmy Malone (Sean Connery), account…"The Untouchables Marks 35 Years With 4K UHD"
The Godfather Trilogy makes its arrival on 4K Ultra HD in celebration of The Godfather marking its 50th anniversary since the 1972 release. “I am very proud of The Godfather, which certainly defined the first third of my creative life,” said Francis Ford Coppola. “With this 50th anniversary tribute, I’m especially proud Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone is included, as it captures Mario and my original vision in definitively concluding our epic…"The Godfather Trilogy Arrives on 4K Ultra HD"
Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection: Volume 2, a limited edition set, brings six films home for the first time on 4K Ultra HD. This limited edition set features Anatomy of a Murder, Oliver!, Taxi Driver, Stripes, Sense and Sensibility, and The Social Network. The set comes with an 80-page hardbound book in the history and impact of the films. In addition, there are over 30 new hours of new and archival special features. A…"Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection: Volume 2"
The Oscar-winning The Godfather Part II continues the story of the Corleone family while switching between present day and earlier timelines. Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo team up again to further the Corleone saga. A lot of franchises suffer from wanting to repeat all the beats that help make the first film a success. The Godfather Part II is able to succeed where many sequels are doomed to failure. I give Coppola credit for…"The Godfather Part II: One of the Best Films Ever"
The War with Grandpa is a cringe-worthy comedy that doesn’t really break new ground on the genre nor offer anything we haven’t seen before. The antics in The War with Grandpa draw along similar lines to Home Alone. A key difference being that the two at war are family members. In spite of the cast, this film simply isn’t good. While Rob Riggle is a natural comedian, Robert De Niro has shown in both Meet…"The War with Grandpa: Raise the White Flag"
The Deer Hunter, the Oscar-winning Best Picture of 1978, is now available on 4K Ultra HD with a new collector’s edition from Shout! Factory. In addition to taking home Best Picture, the film won another four Academy Awards, including Best Director (Michael Cimino), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Christopher Walken), Best Sound, and Best Film Editing. Meryl Streep would also take home her first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. The film would also…"The Deer Hunter: Best Picture Winner Arrives on 4K"
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