The TIFF-premiering Dumb Money does for Wall Street Bets and GameStop what The Big Short did for the subprime mortgage crisis. You can thank Taylor Swift and her concert film for Sony changing their release plans. The initial plans were a wide release on October 6. But because of Taylor and the Swifties, the wide opening is now taking place on September 29. It’s for the best because the awards contender demands our attention even…"Dumb Money: The GameStop Movie We Didn’t Know We Needed"
Following a pair of Fathom Events screenings, Men In Black is celebrating its 25th anniversary by getting a 4K Ultra HD SteelBook. What follows is my original film review from 2019 with some modifications: Men in Black is the rare breed of a sci-fi blockbuster that film audiences don’t really get the opportunity to see anymore in theaters. The gist of Men in Black is that there is a secret government agency protecting us from…"Men In Black Gets 25th Anniversary 4K SteelBook"
The Eyes of Tammy Faye, starring Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield, is one of many Oscar contenders to launch in Toronto. The film focuses on the rise, fall, and later redemption of Tammy Faye Bakker (Jessica Chastain). Listen, I don’t need to rehash the biography here. If you want to know more, watch the documentary that this film is based on. Or maybe yet, go over to search for her Wikipedia page. The same goes…"The Eyes of Tammy Faye – Toronto 2021"
There’s something about the need to repeatedly return to Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, and and the chaos of Isla Nublar during the pandemic. I don’t know what it is about the films and the animated series that keeps drawing me back this year. Maybe it’s my love of dinosaurs? Or maybe it’s the fact that I’m so desperate for a vacation. Outside of the shlep to Evanston for kosher food, I only go a quarter…"Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, and The Chaos"
Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 Vietnam War classic, Full Metal Jacket, arrives on 4K Ultra HD over three decades after its theatrical release. While a recluse at home, Kubrick is also one of the all-time greats behind the camera. It shows through in films such as Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Spartacus to name a few. Full Metal Jacket is certainly no exception. Kubrick works the camera as only he can. The 4K remaster is…"Full Metal Jacket Arrives on 4K Ultra HD"
Men in Black is the rare breed of a sci-fi blockbuster that film audiences don’t really get the opportunity to see anymore in theaters. The gist of Men in Black is that there is a secret government agency protecting us from intergalactic threats. After making contact in 1961, MIB would allow alien refugees to live in New York City. It’s not quite as simple as this. We’re quickly introduced to Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones)…"Men in Black: A Sci-Fi Classic"
With the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom this week, I decided to give Jurassic World a revisit. Fourteen years after the events of Jurassic Park 3, a new park has been up and running for ten years on Isla Nublar. This is the same island in which Jurassic Park was introduced in 1993. A lot has changed over the years since Jurassic Park graced the cinemas. It’s enough that the screenplay manages to serve as…"Upon Further Review: Jurassic World"