On this week’s episode of CinemAddicts, Anderson Cowan and I review the Magnolia Pictures release Presenting Princess Shaw, a documentary on how New Orleans singer Samantha Montgomery (aka Princess Shaw) overcame the odds to become a YouTube sensation and a flourishing artist. Though I was a bit mixed on the movie’s execution, Montgomery’s story is not to be missed, Cowan, on the other hand, highly praised the film and added that the project should be remembered come Oscar nomination time. Presenting Princess Shaw hits theaters May 27th and will be available On Demand, iTunes, and Amazon Video.
As much as I was entertained by X-Men: Apocalypse and Alice Through The Looking Glass, both big budgeted films didn’t stick with me as the days passed. Both flicks are worth a look if you’re in the mood for a light calorie, special effects abundant popcorn flick, but don’t expect anything of deep substance from either work.
For my Blu-ray pick, I espoused the virtues of the Warner Archive Blu-ray release Susan Slept Here, a 1954 comedic jewel that stars Debbie Reynolds and Dick Powell. Directed by Frank Tashlin, the picture comes off as a light comedy but there’s definitely more than meets the eye. To check out my review of Susan Slept Here go to Outbreak’s sister site Deepest Dream. Lastly, Cowan’s streaming pick of the weak is I Am Divine, which spotlights the life of John Waters’ titular muse.