Cowboys and Aliens: A Sci-Fi Western

Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford team up in Cowboys and Aliens to save the town’s people after they were abducted by aliens. It isn’t often that Harrison Ford teams up with James Bond but he always finds a way to make it count. By this point in his career, it had been just over 20 years since acting alongside Sean Connery in the third Indiana Jones movie. This time around, Ford finds himself with the…

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The Bad Guys Is A Redemption Story

From the outside looking in, The Bad Guys might be about bad guys but there’s a redemption story at the core of the film. Is there some sort of clause in Sam Rockwell’s contract where he is required to play characters with a redemption story? We’ve seen this so far in a few films now. Mind you, it’s been a few years since the last redemption story starring Rockwell. Maybe it’s the whole animation thing…

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The Green Mile Arrives on 4K Ultra HD

The Green Mile, based on the Stephen King novel and nominated for four Oscars, is now available to own on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital. Frank Darabont is one of six filmmakers to see their first two feature films get Oscar nominations for Best Picture. The Green Mile joins The Shawshank Redemption in receiving nominations. Other Oscar nominations include Best Supporting Actor (Michael Clarke Duncan), Adapted Screenplay, and Sound. Both films are available to…

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The One and Only Ivan is Heartwarming

The One and Only Ivan is another heartwarming picture from The Walt Disney Studios and it is sure to be a solid winner for Disney+. By my count, this film marks the third of four films from Disney to skip theatrical release.  Given the pandemic, the studio is taking advantage of having Disney+ at their disposal.  At the same time, you also can’t help but feel bad for the theaters because it means a lesser…

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Richard Jewell hits Blu-ray, DVD

Richard Jewell, starring an award-worthy performance from Paul Walter Heuser, is now available for audiences to bring home on Blu-ray and DVD. Though if you’re in the mood to stream the Clint Eastwood film from the comfort of your couch or bed, it’s also on Digital/VOD. Richard Jewell takes us back to the immediate aftermath of the Centennial Park bombing during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Imagine saving the lives of hundreds of people…

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Jojo Rabbit: Oscar-Winning Satire Comes Home

Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi’s Oscar-winning anti-hate satire, is now available for audiences to relive at home and add to their home video collection. There’s a tricky way of addressing the Holocaust and/or World War 2 through satire and humor but Jojo Rabbit does so in a perfect way. Very few films are able to tackle the subject through humor and get it right.  Or at least in way that isn’t tacky.  Making fun of the…

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Galaxy Quest: Star Trek Send-Up Is A Classic

Galaxy Quest, the Star Trek send-up, still remains a sci-fi comedy classic as fans across the globe celebrate the 20th anniversary. No list of the all-time best comedies can be complete without Galaxy Quest.  To make such a list without this cult classic would be–By Grabthar’s hammer, by the suns of Worvan–illogical to say the least.  When I first saw the film, I had never been initiated into the Star Trek universe.  A real introduction…

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Richard Jewell Revisits 1996 Atlanta Bombing

Richard Jewell takes us back to the immediate aftermath of the Centennial Park bombing during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Imagine saving the lives of hundreds of people celebrating during a concert.  This is what one security guard was doing on a late summer night in July 1996.  In spite of this, the FBI saw him as the lead suspect in their case.  It would be roughly three months before coming to conclude that…

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Toronto 2019: Jojo Rabbit

There’s a tricky way of addressing the Holocaust and/or World War 2 through satire and humor but Jojo Rabbit does so in a perfect way. Jojo Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis) is a fanatical member of the Hitler Youth.  This is where Captain Klenzendorf (Sam Rockwell, playing another racist) leads the youth in training.  He’s bought into the Nazis so much that his invisible friend is none other than Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi) himself.  Only Taika…

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Iron Man 2 – The Road to Endgame

Iron Man 2 is able to build onto its predecessor from two years prior while paving the way for an expanded Marvel Cinematic Universe. The sequel takes place a few months after the events of the first film.  The world now knows Tony Stark is a superhero.  Stark himself is having some other issues to worry about such as the fact that the palladium core in the device keeping him alive is also killing him. …

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