Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes Sets Up A New Trilogy

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes might be on the long side but is another strong follow-up in the Planet of the Apes franchise. I’ll get into more below the film’s logo but the current Planet of the Apes franchise can do no wrong. Aside from certain casting issues with a character in the first film, that is. I was curious to how they would continue the story but it helps having both Rick…

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Fargo: One of the Best Coen Brothers Films

The Coen brothers get back to basics with Fargo by going back to their home state of Minnesota for one of the best films in their career. Fargo earned seven Oscar nominations, winning Best Actress (Frances McDormand) and Original Screenplay. The film’s other nominations were for Best Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (William H. Macy), Cinematography, and Editing. AFI would later honor the film in their initial 100 Years…100 Movies list and 100 Years…100 Laughs. Marge…

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Seabiscuit: Horse Racing Drama Marks 20th Anniversary

The Oscar-nominated Great Depression-era horse racing drama, Seabiscuit, marks the 20th anniversary since its theatrical release in 2003. “He just needs to learn how to be a horse again.” – Tom Smith (Chris Cooper) In 2003, Gary Ross beautifully adapts Laura Hillenbrand’s best-selling book for the big screen. The end result is an impressive piece of filmmaking. How Ross doesn’t get an Oscar nomination for directing is beyond me. They have the original 1938 match…

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Air Force One Gets 4K UHD Limited Edition SteelBook

Air Force One marked its 25th anniversary and Sony is celebrating by releasing the film on a 4K Ultra HD Limited Edition SteelBook. Technically speaking, this release is not a special anniversary edition. That being said, there is a key difference from the previous 4K UHD release in 2020. This edition features Dolby Vision whereas the previous version does not. Aside from minor changes, what follows below is my original review from 2020: Air Force…

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Mystery Men: Superhero Spoof Is On 4K Ultra HD

Mystery Men is about a year and a half away from marking its 25th anniversary but Kino Lorber recently released the film on 4K UHD. It’s kind of weird. This is the sort of film that I probably would have seen when it came out in the late 1990s. After all, I am a Ben Stiller fan. As to why I did not watch this box office flop in 1999, your guess is as good…

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Air Force One: A Classic Presidential Action Thriller

Air Force One holds up almost 25 years later and the film remains one of the greatest presidential action thrillers to grace the big screen. Three weeks after the Russian-American capture of General Ivan Radek, President James Marshall (Harrison Ford) attends an event in Moscow.  At the dinner, Marshall also states unequivocally that the United States will not negotiate with terrorists.  Marshall makes the trip with his wife, Grace (Wendy Crewson), and daughter, Alice (Liesel…

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Jurassic Park III: The Worst of the Franchise

Jurassic Park III manages to get even darker than the prior films but the sequel doesn’t quite capture the magic of the franchise. Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) heads to Isla Sorna under false pretenses.  Assistant Billy Brennan (Alessandro Nivola) joins the Jurassic Park veteran on the trip.  Paul (William H. Macy) and Amanda Kirby (Téa Leoni) offer Grant funding if he gives them an aerial tour of the island.  Sounds like a good idea,…

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The Layover is A Hot Mess, Not Worth the Time

The Layover is a hot mess from start to finish and so full of cliches but one can’t help from watching it. Hornsby and Krall have written for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia but this film doesn’t live up to even that sitcom’s standards.  These women are among of the most poorly-written female characters that I’ve ever seen.  You almost have to feel bad for Kate Upton after her being cast in The Other Woman. …

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