One of this year’s most overlooked films, the boxing epic Hands of Stone, was released this week on Blu-ray. Featuring Edgar Ramírez as legendary boxer Roberto Durán, the narrative centers on Durán’s ascension to the boxing ranks and his contentious rivalry with Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond IV).
Although blessed with an all-star [...]
Narrated by Keanu Reeves, Mifune: The Last Samurai is a comprehensive 80-minute look at Toshiro Mifune, the legendary actor who is best known for his awe inspiring work with director Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai, Red Beard). Director Steven Okazaki puts a refreshingly human face on the iconic artist, [...]
Awards season is upon us, and director Martin Scorsese’s Silence is one of this year’s most anticipated films. Based on Shusaku Endo’s 1966 novel, the story centers on Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver) who travel to Japan in search for their mentor (Liam Neeson). Set during a time when Christianity was outlawed, the men [...]
Lily Collins is a star in the making, and her captivating performance is the biggest reason to watch Rules Don’t Apply. Seeing Warren Beatty back on the silver screen is also a wonderful treat, as his last appearance came with the 2001 misfire Town & Country.
Beatty stars, writes, and directs Rules [...]
One of the greatest animated films of all time, Pinocchio (1940, 88 minutes) has been added to the Walt Disney Signature Colleciton and will receive its Blu-ray and DVD release on January 31.
The feature, winner of two Academy Awards (including best original song with “When You Wish Upon A Star”), features hours [...]
Jessica Chastain delivers a powerhouse and awards worthy performance in Miss Sloane as a talented Washington D.C. lobbyist, but unfortunately a movie shouldn’t be solely judged on an actor’s work. Taking a few pages from Aaron Sorkin’s machine gun delivery dialogue, writer Jonathan Perera crafts an ambitious, twisty political thriller that fails to land the [...]
An extended TV spot for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has just been released, and the latest clip gives viewers a glimpse into the shared bond between Captain Cassian Andor (Y Tu Mama Tambien’s Diego Luna) and Jyn Erso (Inferno’s Felicity Jones). Plus, seeing Chirrut (Ip Man star Donnie Yen) facing down a [...]
Two of the biggest pieces of advice in filmmaking is to never work with children or animals and to also never put your own money into a movie. Filmmaker Ben Younger, who ascended the Hollywood ranks with the well received films Boiler Room and Prime, certainly knows these facts. But these are [...]
Think back to the ’80s when there were such films as The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink that related the experience of being a teen in relatable and in some cases very on-the-nose ways. But in modern day, it feels as if the teen experience is one that has been largely overlooked, [...]
Eddie Redmayne’s acting momentum continues to the box office with a first place finish for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The Oscar winning actor, who’s a huge J.K.Rowling fan, beat out good buddy Benedict Cumberbatch, whose Doctor Strange checked in at #2 with $17.67 million. Here’s this weekend’s top 10: