The Lost City: The Adventure We Need Right Now

After being taken hostage, a romance-adventure novelist and her cover model team up to find The Lost City in this action-adventure comedy. Big-budget action-adventure romantic comedies feel like a thing of the past. I’m so glad that Paramount didn’t unload the film because it’s worth every penny seeing it in a movie theater. I know, I know–Covid is starting to surge again so chances are likely that you might be waiting for VOD. It’s perfectly…

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The Prince of Egypt Gets Part of The Exodus Wrong

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…

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The Proposal: Betty White Steals The Show

The Proposal plays to the familiar rom-com beats but next to Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock, the late Betty White steals the show. The irony of The Proposal is that Sandra Bullock is an American native while Ryan Reynolds is a Canadian native. In the film, Reynolds plays the American while Bullock is a Canadian with an expired visa. Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) is the executive editor-in-chief of a major publishing house. However, nobody likes…

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Speed Now Available On 4K Ultra HD

Speed, an Oscar winner for both Best Sound Editing and Sound Mixing, is now available for audiences to watch on 4K Ultra HD. The 4K upgrade comes just over a month shy of the film’s 27th anniversary. Produced on a modest $30 million budget, the film eventually grossed just over $350 million dollars. Filmmaker Jan de Bont could not have asked for a better performance out of his feature directorial debut. Unfortunately, Speed 2: Cruise…

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Bird Box Has Quiet Place-esque vibe

Bird Box paints a bleak dystopian future but there’s something about Sandra Bullock’s performance that makes us care about what’s happening. Where A Quiet Place forced people into silence lest they die, Bird Box forces one to close their eyes while outside.  Imagine a world in which you can’t even appreciate the sunlight while inside.  This is the world that novelist Josh Malerman creates and screenwriter Eric Heisserer adapts for the big screen. Following Malorie’s (Sandra…

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Ocean’s 8 doesn’t change Status Quo

Ocean’s 8 is just entertaining enough to pull off a heist but the film doesn’t really up the stakes in the franchise. Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) has been planning the Met Gala heist for five years, eight months, and twelve days.  Or so she says.  Pulling it off won’t be easy.  It’s going to require the aid of her partner, Lou Miller (Cate Blanchett).  By Debbie’s math, it’s going to take seven people to pull…

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