The Muppet Movie Marks 45th Anniversary

The Muppet Movie recently marked the 45th anniversary of its 1979 world premiere and returns to theaters for special screenings. “Why are their so many songs about rainbows and what’s on the other side? … Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection. The Lovers, the Dreamers, and me.” – “Rainbow Connection” Following the success of The Muppet Show, it was only a matter of time before the Muppets hit the big screen. Lo and behold,…

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STEVE! (martin) a documentary in 2 pieces – Then and Now

The life and career of Steve Martin is too much for one documentary so audiences are getting STEVE! (martin) a documentary in 2 pieces. Little did I know upon attending the world premiere of Morgan Neville and Jeff Malmberg‘s The Saint of Second Chances last June that the Oscar-winning filmmaker was working on a documentary about Steve Martin. In any event, the multi-hyphenate comedian’s life makes for such a compelling documentary. Not just one documentary…

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Little Shop of Horrors: The Director’s Cut

Little Shop of Horrors: The Director’s Cut replaces the theatrical ending by restoring musical’s original ending to the film. Before The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin, both Howard Ashman and Alan Menken adapted a 1960 film, Little Shop of Horrors, as an off-Broadway musical. Roger Corman did the original film as a joke. It would go on to grow a cult following. The musical is proof that one can turn a bad…

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Only Murders in the Building – Season 3

Only Murders in the Building returns for its third season and it’s still entertaining even as the series moves to the theater. Press were only sent the first eight episodes of the new season. There’s still a decent amount of comedy and character development in third season. I do want to preface that the recent heat wave did have an impact on my viewing. This isn’t to say anything bad about the writing or acting…

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles Arrives On 4K Ultra HD

Since its release in 1987, Planes, Trains and Automobiles has become a Thanksgiving tradition for families across the United States. In celebration of its 35th anniversary, the classic Thanksgiving staple, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, is now on 4K Ultra HD. Writing about the film has certainly become something of a Thanksgiving tradition around here. Or at least, it probably feels this way because of my initial review in 2018, a Thanksgiving essentials piece in 2019,…

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Only Murders In The Building – Season 2

True crime comedy Only Murders In The Building comes back to Hulu for season 2 and starts moments after season 1 left off. If you’ve forgotten what happens, Charles-Haden Savage (Steve Martin), Oliver Putnam (Martin Short), and Mabel Mora (Selena Gomez) were suspected of killing Arconia Board President Bunny Folger (Jayne Houdyshell). Because they are people of interest, it is in their best interests to not do a second season of their podcast but this…

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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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Planes, Trains and Automobiles Gets A SteelBook

Since its release in 1987, Planes, Trains and Automobiles has become a Thanksgiving tradition for families across the United States. Starting today, fans can also bring home the classic Thanksgiving staple, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, in a Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook. Advertising executive Neal Page (Steve Martin) wants to return home to Chicago.  He’s all set to get on a cab only to see it stolen out in front of his eyes by traveling salesman…

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Only Murders In The Building: A True Crime Comedy

Hulu’s star-studded Only Murders In The Building focuses on a trio of apartment neighbors that bond over their love of true crime. At long last, we finally have a reunion featuring Father of the Bride stars Steve Martin and Martin Short. They are two of the funniest people of their generation and certainly haven’t lost a step. Throw in Selena Gomez as the third star of the series and I feel that this series will…

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John Hughes 5-Movie Collection Now on Blu-ray

The John Hughes 5-Movie Collection is now available on Blu-ray from Paramount Home Entertainment–two titles arriving for the first time. Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles have previously been released on Blu-ray.  Both Some Kind of Wonderful and She’s Having A Baby are making their first appearance on Blu-ray. In addition to the Blu-ray, the five films will also be made available as a digital copy. Both Pretty in…

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