Beyond the Lights is the kind of film that I wish could be a part of the conversation, when it comes to changing how Hollywood does things. The film is a romantic drama that happens to feature black actors in the lead roles. It received some marketing this past fall, but not a huge campaign, […]
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Here’s a film that I regrettably missed in theaters. It was not receiving the biggest push, but I have heard nothing but great things and now Beyond the Lights is up for an Academy Award for one of its songs. This drama/musical stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who has had a breakout year between this film and Belle, and […]
To start off, this is a review of the 2014 film Stage Fright and not the 1987 horror film that will be releasing on Blu-ray from Blue Underground this fall. When word first came to me about Stage Fright, I got pretty excited. A slasher film done as a musical! Oh hell yes. Seems like […]
Of course when I heard there was a slasher musical I jumped on top of it. I’m looking forward to revisiting this one as I was sort of lukewarm on it the first time. The film starts off on fire and is everything you were wanting to to be when you hear about a musical […]
Modern made fairy tale movies don’t come all too often. And ones made for everyone in the family and kid friendly even rarer. In 2004, Miramax tried their best, delivering Ella Enchanted. The film works as a star vehicle for the up and coming (at the time) Anne Hathaway. It was based off a popular […]
Celebrate the 15th anniversary of a killer comedy hit — now available on Blu-ray for the first time with a sensational new digital restoration. John Cusack (Hot Tub Time Machine) and Academy Award nominees Minnie Driver (Best Supporting Actress, 1997, Good Will Hunting) and Dan Aykroyd (Best Supporting Actor, 1989, Driving Miss Daisy) are hilarious […]
Good Will Hunting is a movie that I have always really enjoyed since it came out in 1997 and established Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as big time stars. They won an Oscar for their screenplay, as did Robin Williams for his wonderful performance in the film. It has been 15 years since that film […]
Our friends over at Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment have done it again. This time they are giving 3 lucky WhySoBlu readers the chance to win a DVD of Conviction, which comes out next week. Conviction stars Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver, Melissa Leo, Peter Gallagher and Juliette Lewis. Check out the short press […]
Barney’s Version is a comedic drama, based on a very popular and prize winning Canadian novel, by Mordecai Richler. The film stars Paul Giamatti, in a fantastic performance, as a man who has led an interesting life, which we follow through several decades. The film boasts a solid supporting cast as well and manages to be a very entertaining picture throughout, as we see Giamatti’s character deal with the challenges he has faced, mainly involving his multiple marriages. While I could pick more of this film apart, based on what I have heard about the structure of the novel, the fact is that I really enjoyed watching this film, and it is on that merit that I would easily praise what it has to offer.