Emancipation is based on the true story of Whipped Peter, a Louisiana slave who escaped to his freedom and enlisted in the Union Army. In a perfect world, we would be having a conversation about Will Smith’s performance and Emancipation’s recreation of the 1860s. Whether we like it or not, the slap will forever be apart of the conversation. I cannot deny the fact that Will Smith delivers another Oscar-worthy performance. Do we need another…"Emancipation Tells The Story Of Whipped Peter"
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"
CODA became the little film that could and went from Sundance darling to Oscar-winning Best Picture of the Year in over a year. In winning Best Picture, the Sundance award winner also became the first streaming movie to take Best Picture of the Year. Remember when Steven Spielberg said streaming movies shouldn’t win or something like that? I’d say that the Academy just proved him wrong. Netflix had Best Picture nominees in recent years with…"CODA Makes History at Oscars, Bob Saget Snubbed"
Concussion focuses on Dr. Bennet Omalu, who first discovered CTE in retired NFL players, and his quest to tell the truth. I happened to notice that the film was airing on TV over Super Bowl weekend. Dysphoria was so bad in late 2015 that it was one of many films that I saw but didn’t review. As such, there’s no better time to watch it than the hours leading up to tonight’s kickoff. CTE is…"Concussion: A Filtered Quest for the NFL’s Truth"
King Richard, which focuses on the Williams family, arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD just in time for Tuesday morning’s Oscar nominations. The film is a biopic about Richard, Venus, and Serena Williams and family. It was one of many Oscar contenders to launch last fall. The trick to sports films is that you need to have a nice mix of sports and comedy or drama. This film has the right mix as it…"King Richard Arrives on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD"
King Richard, the biopic about Richard, Venus, and Serena Williams and family, is one of many Oscar contenders to launch in November. The trick to sports films is that you need to have a nice mix of sports and comedy or drama. This film has the right mix as it tells the story of the Williams family. We see what Richard Williams (Will Smith) went through as he worked to make Venus (Saniyya Sidney) and…"King Richard: Tennis Film Is An Oscar Contender"
James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction arrives home on Blu-ray and DVD after the six-part documentary series aired in 2018. This limited documentary series, which originally aired on AMC, features just about every major person ever associated with the genre. Whether it’s filmmakers, visual effects designers, actors, or commentators, there is no shortage of commentary. The commentary, of course, is expertly weaved in with montage of film clips or archive footage. Most importantly, James Cameron’s…"James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction"
Bad Boys for Life reunites Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in the Miami-set action-comedy and doesn’t stray too far from Bayhem. If you read nothing more, please know that there is only a mid-credits scene. Outside of that, there is no scene at the end of the film. Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back for what is being marketed as their last ride. Will it actually be their last ride? …"Bad Boys for Life Still Has Gas In The Tank"
Spies in Disguise puts a different kind of twist on the genre while pairing Will Smith and Tom Holland together in the animated comedy. The two characters at the heart of the film are veteran spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland. Naturally, the film decides to with a case of opposites attract. Rather than in a rom-com setting, it’s a spy comedy setting with the two working for The Agency. …"Spies in Disguise Offers Family Viewing"
The live-action version of Disney’s Aladdin, already available through Movies Anywhere, is now available to bring home on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray. When the film first came out in May, I was probably a bit more harsh towards Will Smith’s take on the Genie. Yes, he makes it his own character but when you grow up watching Robin Williams, it’s very hard seeing someone else in the role! It’s probably too late now but…"Aladdin comes home on 4K, Blu-ray"