THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Podcast: Episode 21 – THE LION KING and MIDSOMMAR (PODCAST)

Episode 21 - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Conversations On Cinema http://thebadandthebeautiful.libsyn.com/the-bad-and-the-beautiful-episode-21 The Lion King, @ 0:44 Midsommar, @ 14:09 Outro / Contact Info, @ 26:52 On this episode of The Bad and the Beautiful, Charles and Jeff look at a blockbuster cash-grab and the latest in art house horror. You can download it on [...]

WILD ROSE (Movie Review)

**** out of **** Rated R (for strong language throughout, some sexual content, and brief drug material) Released: June 21, 2019 limited; expands July 12 Runtime: 101 minutes Directed by: Tom Harper Starring: Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo My review of Wild Rose, for The Tulsa Voice. Newcomer Jessie Buckley stars in an absolute breakout performance in [...]

MIDSOMMAR (Movie Review)

** out of **** Rated R (for disturbing ritualistic violence and grisly images, strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use, and strong language) Released: July 3, 2019 Runtime: 140 minutes Directed by: Ari Aster Starring: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgren, Will Poulter, Ellora Torchia, Archie Madekwe, Gunnel Fred If ever a filmmaker produced movies [...]

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (Movie Review)

**1/2 out of **** Rated PG-13 (for sci-fi action violence, some language, and brief suggestive comments) Released: July 2, 2019 Runtime: 130 minutes Directed by: Jon Watts Starring: Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Jacob Batalon, Samuel L. Jackson, Marisa Tomei, Cobie Smulders, Tony Revolori, JB Smoove On the heels of the two-part Infinity / Endgame epic finale, with [...]

THE LION KING at 25

A quarter-century ago, The Lion King cemented Walt Disney Studio's comeback and, along with it, animation's place as an enduring blockbuster genre. But now, with the strategically timed live-action remake looming so largely on the horizon, it’s virtually impossible to reflect on The Lion King’s 25th Anniversary without drawing direct comparisons to the forthcoming remake. Walt [...]

BATMAN at 30

Batman debuted 30 years ago on June 23, 1989, and no film has had a bigger, more indelible impact on movies since. When you look at the superhero dominated landscape of movies today, sure, it’s Marvel that you can thank (or blame). But what Marvel’s been able to achieve never would’ve been possible without Tim Burton’s [...]