HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated PG (for action adventure and some mild rude humor) Released: February 22, 2019 Runtime: 104 minutes Directed by: Dean DeBlois Starring: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, F. Murray Abraham, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kristen Wiig, Kit Harrington The How To Train Your Dragon series has a [...]

Films of 2018 (Part 1): Nick Flora & I Talk Top 10s On The ALL TIME FAVORITE Podcast (PODCAST)

Don't call it a comeback. Okay, call it a comeback. Technically, that's exactly what it is. Like a fact. Or science. Or whatever. After skipping a year because of LIFE!, I return to Nick Flora's All Time Favorite podcast for our traditional "Best Films of the Year" two-part podcast event. Yes, it's an event! (...self-declared though it [...]

EPISODE IX Filming Has Wrapped, The Skywalker Saga Is Complete (IMAGE/NEWS)

After over forty years, the Skywalker Saga has finally been told. Now, the final chapter just needs to be put together. Writer/Director J.J. Abrams tweeted this image from the final day of shooting for Star Wars: Episode IX, when production finally wrapped. The new trilogy trio -- Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac -- [...]

2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: ANIMATED (Movie Review)

Released: February 15, 2019 Runtime: 73 minutes for entire shorts program Program: Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts for 2018 During every Oscar ceremony, there’s a stretch of categories with nominees that virtually no one has ever even heard of, let alone seen: the shorts. Divided into three competitive groups – Animated, Live Action, and Documentary – the Academy Award nominated [...]

First FROZEN II Teaser Breaks Ice On New Journey (VIDEO/POSTER)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=118&v=eSLe4HuKuK0 Just when I was ready to let it go, Frozen II pulls me back in. Despite my love for the original Frozen, the pop culture zeitgeist that blew up into a phenomenon became too saturated. Then what really left me cold was that lame Christmas episode tagged onto the front of Coco, followed by [...]

SHAZAM! Featurette All In On Geeked Out Fun (VIDEO/POSTER)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=134&v=nr2g8zRwX4Q We're all tired of the over-burdened superheroes, already, and Shazam! knows it. As this latest featurette shows, the comedy-driven Big-style entry from DC chucks angst for awe, and is fueled by a spirit of OMG NO WAY fun. Starring Zachary Levi in the title role and Jack Dylan Grazer (IT) as his middle school [...]