While the Oscar-nominated Steven Spielberg film is on Disney+ and HBO Max, West Side Story is now available to purchase on Digital. For the time being, Laurent Bouzereau’s The Stories of West Side Story is only available to watch as a bonus feature via Digital and the upcoming physical 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD release on March 15. Laurent Bouzereau is one of the best in the business so I’m looking forward to watch…"West Side Story Arrives on Digital, Streaming"
Steven Spielberg’s World War I epic War Horse remains one of the best films to come out in 2011 as the film marks its tenth anniversary. First a book and then a stage play, Spielberg successfully translates the source material into a feature film. He’s no stranger to World War II but this marks his first time tackling the Great War. An interesting thing about this film is that Spielberg doesn’t consider it a war…"War Horse: World War I Epic Marks 10 Years"
The Adventures of Tintin marks its tenth anniversary since the Steven Spielberg-directed animated film opened in theaters in 2011. In watching The Adventures of Tintin, one gets this sense of an Indiana Jones vibe going on. The main difference is that Tintin (Jamie Bell) is a journalist and not an archeologist. It’s the aforementioned Indiana Jones spirit that makes Spielberg the perfect director for the what is supposed to be the first installment of a…"The Adventures of Tintin Marks 10 Years"
For the second week in a row, an Oscar-winning filmmaker has seen their new film–a remake–struggle at the box office. Names like Steven Spielberg or Guillermo del Toro should command your attention. Instead, their films are not making the money. It’s possible that the pandemic is affecting their box office revenue. However, this can’t entirely be the case because Spider-Man: No Way Home just ate up the box office with one of the biggest opening…"Box Office: West Side Story, Nightmare Alley Struggle"
For better or worse, filmmaker Steven Spielberg remakes the Oscar-winning classic West Side Story for his first movie musical. It’s been over 24 hours since watching the film and I’m still in the process of digesting my thoughts. By the time this review runs on Thursday morning, I’ll have stepped foot in the exact location where the film’s opening takes place. But hey, I’m not complaining as I’m in the Big Apple for multiple studio…"West Side Story: Spielberg Remakes A Classic"
An American Tail, the beloved animated film directed by Don Bluth, celebrates the 35th anniversary of its 1986 theatrical release. The film isn’t just representative of the immigrant experience but the Jewish immigrant experience. It’s especially interesting to watch the film in 2021. You might not know this but antisemitic bigots are shouting for the Jews to go back to Europe. The Mousekewitz family–living just next to the Moskowitz family–leaves Shostka, Russia for the same…"An American Tail Marks 35th Anniversary"
A.I. Artificial Intelligence, a Spielberg film which is Kubrickian in origin, marks its 20th anniversary since its theatrical release in 2001. David (Haley Joel Osment) is a prototype child robot or a Mecha, if you will. He’s been programmed to love unconditionally–this includes Monica (Frances O’Connor). There are all sorts of Mechas and they’re jobs are to make human lives easier. Unfortunately, this also means humans are out of a job. When David’s family comes…"A.I. Artificial Intelligence Marks 20th Anniversary"
The Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection arrives in 4K Ultra HD just in time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark. On June 12, 1981, movie goers were introduced to a new hero of the screen when Harrison Ford donned the fedora and whip. It’s funny though. The character only came about because Steven Spielberg wanted to direct a James Bond film. Alas, James Bond would not be in the cards for…"Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection Arrives on 4K UHD"
Super 8, a visual spectacle from both J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg, belongs in the same category as Spielberg’s sci-fi classics. Now on 4K Ultra HD for the tenth anniversary, the film has never looked better. I still remember the first time that I saw the film on the big screen in 2011. Lo and behold, ten years later, it is just as thrilling. There are certainly a few things here and there that didn’t…"Super 8 Gets 4K UHD for 10th Anniversary"
Timothée Chalamet was recently announced to star in a Willy Wonka origin story based on works from the antisemitic Roald Dahl. Is this film really necessary? I’ll dive into my thoughts of the film, starring Timothée Chalamet, shortly. But before I do, let me talk about some of the other recent projects originating from Roald Dahl works. When I first watched Steven Spielberg’s The BFG in 2016, many of us were just learning about Dahl’s antisemitic…"Timothée Chalamet, Willy Wonka, and Roald Dahl"