Ang Lee is one of modern cinemas most celebrated and colorful directors when it comes to his filmography. He has constantly challenged himself, pushed boundaries and always seems ahead of the curve. Things he does that seems odd, taboo or weird now end up becoming somewhat a bit of normalcy later on. Billy Lynn’s Long […]
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A two-time Academy Award® winner for Best Director, Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, 2005; Life of Pi, 2012) brings his extraordinary vision to BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK, debuting on three-disc 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray 3D™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray, DVD and digital February 14 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In an industrywide first, the 4K presentation of […]
In addition to being a talented journeyman director, 2-time Oscar winner Ang Lee has shown a profundity for technical ambition in his films. 2003’s Hulk, flawed as it, could still be considered one of the more ambitiously made superhero films of the modern age. Life of Pi is one of the few films in this […]
Mojave is described as a taut thriller revolving around a suicidal artist and a homicidal drifter. It comes from writer/director William Monahan (The Departed), who has essentially made the inverse of Seven Psychopaths by writer/director Martin McDonagh. Where that film was clever, self-reflexive and wildly entertaining, Mojave is pompous and dour. Of course, it does […]
Mojave is a classic, cerebral thriller about a brilliant artist who attempts to escape his privileged existence by heading out to the desert, only to encounter homicidal, chameleon-like drifter. Golden Globe® winner Oscar Isaac stars in his most intensely evil role in the riveting thriller Mojave, which arrives on Blu-ray™ + Digital HD and DVD + Digital April […]
On the surface, Unbroken has everything needed to not only be a surefire hit for audiences and critics of a certain generation, but also one that could seemingly have awards just handed over to it. This is a film adaptation of a best-selling and well-reviewed novel based around the true story of a former Olympic […]
One of my favorite films of 2013 and another great film from Joel and Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis is a fantastic film about the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. That premise may not automatically interest everyone, but the joy of a Coen brothers film is the way they find ways to make brilliant films […]
Once again and without disappointment, the Coen brothers showcase their talent for delivering an impeccably honest journey of life affirmation as told by Inside Llewyn Davis. Just as important, and equally as impressive, is T Bone Burnett’s contribution to the soundtrack. The film travels the same avenue as O Brother, Where Art Thou in that […]
At times it can be hard to elaborate on why regard can be put so high on certain films. Without tip-toeing around it, I think Inside Llewyn Davis is an incredibly well-made, well-acted, fantastically strange film that receives the highest rating from me, because I do not know what could be made different to have […]
Brenna, Liz and Salim review this road movie based on the famous novel by Jack Kerouac. Starring Brenna Smith, Liz Manashil and Salim Lemelle. Directed by Cooper Griggs. Synopsis: Based on the novel by Jack Kerouac, Sal seeks inspiration for his writing. But his life is shaken up with the arrival of the free-spirited Dean and his […]
Disney took a huge gamble in 1982 when they released TRON into the marketplace. It was so unlike anything else, that it never found an audience worthy of its ambition. For most movies, that would have been the end of it, with no chance of redemption or an ongoing franchise. Then a couple of things […]
The tagline reads: “You don’t have to be a country fan to love this movie.” Hmm…I wonder how true that is? Anyway, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just announced today that Country Strong will see an April 12th Blu-ray release date. Country Strong stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Country Music Sensation Tim McGraw and Rising Stars Garrett Hedlund and Leighton […]
In 1982, Disney released an original science fiction film known as TRON. Despite its unique concept and the presence of Jeff Bridges, the film was only met with moderate success, developing a cult following over the years. TRON’s most notable aspect, at the time, was in regards to the way it pioneered the use of computer technology to create its special effects. Despite this notable quality, the film was disqualified from Oscar consideration regarding the special effects, because it was deemed to have cheated. Now, 28 years later, due to the power young geeks who grew up watching TRON and are now working for Disney, a sequel has been made.
This past summer at San Diego’s Comic-Con, I had the very rare opportunity to speak with Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges regarding his role in the revival of the Tron franchise. I had asked the seasoned screen vet what his reaction was when he was approached to do a sequel since the first film came out nearly […]
It was nearly 30 years ago when Disney released a science fiction film that altered the landscape of special effects. Known simply as Tron, the film included the likes of the now Oscar winner Jeff Bridges. The story was simple; a guy gets warped into a computer and has to find his way out. Little […]