ONWARD (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated PG (for action/peril and some mild thematic elements) Released: March 6, 2020 Runtime: 102 minutes Directed by: Dan Scanlon Starring: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Mel Rodriguez, Lena Waithe, Ali Wong Suburbia set in a fantasy world. Genre archetypes playfully deconstructed. Well-worn themes about identity, taking risks, and [...]

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) – 30+ Days Of Spielberg

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) Rated PG (for language and mild thematic elements) Released: June 11, 1982 Runtime: 115 minutes Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Henry Thomas, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote Available to rent through Amazon Video, iTunes, and most VOD platforms. Day 10 of “30-Plus Days of Spielberg” Is E.T. actually Jesus? As [...]

SAVAGE (1973) – 30+ Days Of Spielberg

Savage (1973) Not Rated (adult themes) Released: March 31, 1973 Runtime: 75 minutes Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Michele Carey, Dabney Coleman, Barry Sullivan, Susan Howard, Paul Richards, Jack Bender, Louise Latham Available to watch on YouTube. Day 4 of “30-Plus Days of Spielberg” Now that’s more like it. And more like him. [...]

30+ DAYS OF SPIELBERG – A Preview

In the attempt to flatten the Coronavirus curve, our nation is now shifting from a two-week phase of #StayAtHome precautions to a full month marathon of doing them all throughout April. Having something to pace yourself while being bunkered down for that length of time can be really helpful. A recommendation: experiencing a filmmaker's entire [...]

Wes Anderson Gushes About Criterion Channel From His #Quarantine (FILM FUN)

Even before the societal shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Criterion Channel streaming service was a godsend for cinephiles. Filling the gap that the loss of FilmStruck left, The Criterion Channel is the Netflix for art house movie lovers. It streams a deep catalog of Hollywood classics, foreign film landmarks, and art house essentials [...]

Netflix WILLOUGHBYS An Adventure For Your Quarantine (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnG4ag3Nkes Sending parents on a trip while the kids behind to do whatever they want is NOT what we should be doing right now -- but it sure works as a vicarious adventure for these #StayAtHome self-isolating times. Based on the popular children's book series by Louis Lowry, The Willoughbys is Netflix's latest offering from [...]

“Just Sing” Unites TROLLS 2 Cast In Joy Anthem (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LMJzMie-wg Need an infusion of joy into your soul? Then "Just Sing." That's the message of the new, all-cast anthem video from Trolls World Tour, the upcoming animated sequel that is headed straight-to-VOD. The DreamWorks film debuts on its now-canceled theatrical release date of April 10. Justin Timberlake corrals co-stars Anna Kendrick, Mary J. Blige, [...]

First 10 Minutes Of SKYWALKER LEGACY Doc From Episode IX Video Release (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKQKMreBKQ8&feature=emb_logo The end of the end is almost near. Yes, the final episode of the Skywalker saga -- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker -- has come and gone in theaters. But now, its eternal home in our video archives is finally about to land on 4K UltraHD, blu-ray, DVD and digital (and, eventually, Disney+). [...]

Universal To Release TROLLS 2, Other New Movies To VOD (NEWS/ANALYSIS)

Now this is game changer. Or is it? In the wake of the national shutdown to contain the spread of COVID-19, a.k.a. the Coronavirus, Universal Studios announced that they will forego an exclusive theatrical release for their new animated sequel Trolls World Tour on April 10 and, in addition, make it available for Video-On-Demand rental [...]