Based on the true events about Spanish slave ship La Amistad, Amistad marks the 25th anniversary of its theatrical release in 1997. For the second time in a few years, Steven Spielberg followed a summer blockbuster with a serious period picture. Funny enough, both action films were installments of the Jurassic Park franchise. Two stars from The Lost World: Jurassic Park would make their way into this film: Pete Postlethwaite and Arliss Howard as William…"Amistad Marks 25th Anniversary"
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The Oscar-winning Good Will Hunting, written by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, marks the 25th anniversary of its theatrical release in 1997. The film would earn $225 million worldwide against a production budget of $10 million. The box office to production ratios in the 1990s-2000s are statistics that we’ll rarely see again. You might have a film that takes off every once in a while but after the pandemic and shorter theatrical windows, we’ll never…"Good Will Hunting Marks 25th Anniversary"
Taking place five years before Rogue One and the Battle of Yavin, the first season of Andor changes Star Wars as we know it. Through the years, the Star Wars canon has opened up in ways that audiences could not have imagined. George Lucas certainly could not have dreamed it up even if he tried. We know that Lucas is a great world builder but it’s taken many people to expand on what Star Wars…"Andor Changes Star Wars As We Know It"
With the release of a new trailer and artwork for Andor today, it was also announced that the series would premiere in late September. Initially, Andor was set to premiere in late August. What this now means is that there are fewer episodes that will be conflicting with She-Hulk: Attorney-at-Law. To be fair, Andor will air seven episodes opposite She-Hulk’s four during those dates. The new premiere date is now September 21 with an unprecedented…"Andor Pushed Back To Late September"
After its highly anticipated theatrical release, Dune is now available for fans to enjoy again and again on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Denis Villeneuve brought Frank Herbert’s Dune to the big screen with a film that had to be experienced on the biggest screen possible. However, the film’s theatrical release has come to an end so please watch it on the biggest TV screen you can find. There’s a lot to be said…"Dune Arrives On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD"
Denis Villeneuve brings Frank Herbert’s Dune to the big screen with a film that must be experienced on the biggest screen possible. I’m going to be honest that this review took me a bit longer to write. This is not so much because I had the trouble finding the words but because a Ted Sarandos-triggered depression has been kicking my ass since the screening ended. Wednesday was slightly better but at some point, I have…"Dune Is A Big Screen Experience"
Avengers: Age of Ultron is the penultimate film of Marvel’s Phase 2 and paves the landscape for phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This film is every bit as epic of an installment as the initial team-up in 2012. Since the collapse of S.H.I.E.LD., the Avengers have been busy at work in defeating H.Y.D.R.A. This time, they’re taking out Baron Wolfgang von Strucker’s (Thomas Kretschmann) base in Sokovia. It just so happens that this…"Avengers: Age of Ultron – The Road to Endgame"
Thor: The Dark World is far from the best film in the franchise as the Avenger battles against Malekith’s attempt to destroy the universe. The sequel incorporates a prologue like its predecessor. This a great way of setting not just the tone but introduce us to new characters. It turns out that once upon a time, Asgard was at battle against the Dark Elves. But this battle is one that is far from over. It’s…"Thor: The Dark World – The Road to Endgame"
Marvel’s The Avengers is the team-up movie that we’ve been waiting for and it’s absolutely everything we wanted it to be. Loki wants to rule Earth. There’s really no other way to put it. After promising to turn over the Tesseract to the Chitauri, they will provide him with an army. Oh Loki, don’t go making promises you can’t keep. It probably will not end well. Back on Earth, Dr. Selvig (Stellan Skarsgård) is continuing his…"The Avengers – The Road to Endgame"
Thor introduces an entirely new realm of mythology to the Marvel Cinematic Universe by way of the wondrous beauty that is Asgard. The film’s prologue introduces us to the nine realms, Asgardians, and Frost Giants. We already had somewhat of an introduction during Captain America with the search for the Tesseract. It goes without saying that one expands upon the mythology. The main artifact that drives the plot is the Casket of Ancient Winters. It’s…"Thor – The Road to Endgame"