Out of Sight, the first collaboration between filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and actor George Clooney, arrives on 4K Ultra HD. The film makes its arrival on 4K UHD two days after turning 24 years old. If Kino Lorber had held off for another year, they could have released a 25th anniversary 4K! I’m not complaining as it also gives me an opportunity to rewatch a Steven Soderbergh classic. Plus, it’s got Kentucky native George Clooney. Together,…"Out of Sight Arrives on 4K UHD"
Steve Zahn and Sasha Knight spoke to Solzy at the Movies in advance of Cowboys releasing in virtual cinemas and VOD on February 12. Steve Zahn stars as Troy, a father who recently separated from wife Sally (Jillian Bell). Troy isn’t happy that Sally refuses to let their trans son Joe (Sasha Knight) live an authentic life so they run off into the wilderness. A police detective (Ann Dowd) tracks them down but her resolve…"Steve Zahn, Sasha Knight talk Cowboys"
Uncle Frank is a period piece following a closeted gay man who is reluctantly returning home for his father’s funeral and unresolved trauma. While conditions have improved to an extent for the LGBTQ community, things are certainly better than they were in 1973. This is when South Carolinian teenager Beth Bledsoe (Sophia Lillis) heads off to New York University. The move leads to a reunion with literature professor and Beth’s uncle, Frank (Paul Bettany). What…"AFI FEST 2020: Uncle Frank"
You’ve Got Mail manages to reunite writer-director Nora Ephron with both Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan for another romantic comedy. Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) is a member of the family that runs mega bookstore chain Fox Books. Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) runs a small independent bookstore, The Shop Around The Corner. They develop an online relationship after meeting in a chatroom but don’t know that they live in the same Upper West Side neighborhood. He…"You’ve Got Mail: Hanks and Ryan Do It Again"
Ripping on musical one-hit wonders, Tom Hanks’ That Thing You Do! is one of the best feature directorial debuts of all time. When jazz drummer Guy Patterson (Tom Everett Scott) is asked by some friends to fill in for Chad (Giovanni Ribisi), he’s about to go on the ride of his life. It’s a simple plan, really. All Guy has to do is play drums for the night along side Jimmy Mattingly (Johnathon Schaech), Lenny Haise…"That Thing You Do! Offers A Rocking Soundtrack"
Based on the novel by Willy Vlautin, film festival favorite Lean on Pete tells the poignant story of of a teenage boy and his strong connection to a horse. Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) hasn’t had an easy life living with his father Ray (Travis Fimmel). Charley’s mom is out of the picture and looking for meaning in his life, he turns to the Portland Downs racetrack where he meets Del Montgomery (Steve Buscemi) and jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny). …"Lean on Pete: Charlie Plummer’s Breakout Role"
Based on the novel by Willy Vlautin, film festival favorite Lean on Pete tells the poignant story of of a teenage boy and his strong connection to a horse. Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) hasn’t had an easy life living with his father Ray (Travis Fimmel). Charley’s mom is out of the picture and looking for meaning in his life, he turns to the Portland Downs racetrack where he meets Del Montgomery (Steve Buscemi) and jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny). …"SXSW 2018: Lean on Pete"
Being a Kentucky native, NEAT: The Story of Bourbon is a film that’s after my own heart. Narrated and directed by documentary filmmaker David Altrogge, the intriguing documentary does exactly what it promises by giving us the story of bourbon. Among the many people interviewed include Steve Zahn, an actor who also doubles as a bourbon distiller. The film also features the first female master distiller since prohibition, Marianne Barnes. A Kentucky native, she is…"NEAT: The Story of Bourbon – A Film After My Own Heart"
Taking place fifteen years after Rise of the Planet of the Apes and two years after Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, War for the Planet of the Apes brings the trilogy to an end with a fitting conclusion. Directed by Matt Reeves from a screenplay written by Mark Bomback and Reeves, the film stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer and Terry Notary. For two years, soldiers…"War for the Planet of the Apes: A Fitting Conclusion"