The Shawshank Redemption arrives on 4K Ultra HD for the first time as the film approaches it’s 27th anniversary since its release. Frank Darabont, a screenwriter at the time, made the film his directorial feature debut. Darabont based his script on novella by Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption. He would follow it up a few years later with The Green Mile. In doing so, he is one of six filmmakers to see…"The Shawshank Redemption Arrives on 4K Ultra HD"
War of the Worlds, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise, joins two other Cruise films in getting a 4K Ultra HD upgrade. Steven Spielberg is the type of filmmaker that typically uses the same crew in many of his films. It’s because of this that a Spielberg production is usually top-notch. War of the Worlds is no exception. This especially shows through on the film’s technical side. The film would earn three Oscar…"War of the Worlds in Stunning 4K Ultra HD"
Dark Waters is a warning for All Americans and shows what happens when the federal government allows corporate regulation to go unchecked. A corporate environmental defense attorney from Taft Stettinius & Hollister is probably the last person to take on Big Chem. Yet this is exactly what Rob Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) did. While he was originally doing something as a favor to an acquaintance of his grandmother’s it became bigger than anyone could ever have…"Dark Waters: A Warning For All Americans"
Howard the Duck is the single-worst film based on a Marvel Comics character to come into existence. A 70mm print screened during the 2018 installment of the Cinepocalypse Genre Film Festival. Aside from the sound in some places, it’s an otherwise impressive print. I cannot however say the same about the film. If you think Daredevil, Elektra, and the recent Fantastic Four movies were the worst Marvel has to offer, think again. What makes this…"Howard the Duck: The Worst Marvel Film Ever"
The thought-provoking Marjorie Prime goes from stage to screen with Lois Smith delivering an awards-worthy performance. Written for the screen and directed by Michael Almereyda, the film stars Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Lois Smith and Tim Robbins. Smith reprises her role as Marjorie from Jordan Harrison’s Pulitzer-nominated play. Harrison had been inspired to write the play after seeing his grandmother battle dementia and after reading Brian Christian’s 2011 book, The Most Human Human: What Artificial…"Marjorie Prime: Lois Smith delivers Awards-Worthy Performance in Sci-Fi Indie"