I’m not saying that history is inaccurate, but I adamantly and blatantly refuse to believe that directors Luca Bercovici and Joe Dante had similar ideas about green terrifying creatures coming to torment humanity. I know sometimes ideas are borrowed from… Read More ›
Whether we’re willing to admit it or not, the majority of us in the United States are immigrants. Unless we can track our lineage to the Indigenous peoples of the land, we come from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Scotland, China,… Read More ›
The Kevin Conroy-led “Batman: Mask of the Phantasm” receives a first-time 4K UHD remaster that fans shouldn’t miss.
Inevitably, whenever a new Batman-related project is announced, conversation swirls as to which of the prior actors to portray DC’s Dark Knight, a.k.a. The World’s Greatest Detective, is the best. Due to biases known and unknown, this so often turns… Read More ›
Bring home the little bitty pretty “Matilda” in a 4K UHD restoration with limited-edition steelbook packaging.
Adapting stories from one medium to another is difficult, a task made exorbitantly more difficult when based on a book by a beloved children’s author (notwithstanding controversies). Yet, here stands director Danny DeVito’s 1996 fantastical dramedy Matilda, a film which… Read More ›
Samuel Bodin’s “Cobweb” finds its audience in its home and digital releases in time for spooky season.
There is always a lingering feeling that a movie, particularly one that is genre based, released at a poor time (like against a juggernaut such as Barbenheimer) or just not in the Halloween season, has a clear reason for the… Read More ›
Explore writer/director Michel Hazanavicius’s wonderful satirization of cinematic remakes via horror/comedy “Final Cut” via home video.
Of the complaints from audiences swirling around regarding Hollywood, the big ones usually refer to the lack of original ideas and the reliance on remakes, reboots, and sequels. Yes, movie-making is a business, so studios look for reliable intellectual property… Read More ›
“No Hard Feelings” is a surface-level raunchy comedy with surprising amounts of heart, available on home video now.
No Hard Feelings was a welcome reminder of a story that does not get made anymore. Jennifer Lawrence (Causeway) stars as Maddie, a 32-year-old bartender and Uber driver in Montauk, New York. After having her car repossessed and facing bankruptcy,… Read More ›
Explore under the sea and out of the water in the home release edition of Rob Marshall’s live-action adaptation of “The Little Mermaid.”
Over the last several years, Walt Disney Studios has made a point to adapt one of their well-regarded animated films into live action. Appreciation for each one ultimately comes down to two things: what relationship the audience has to the… Read More ›
Jared Moshe’s time travel drama “Aporia” is available to watch from all of your home video timelines.
Grief and regret are often places where time travel films either begin or end. They certainly utilize these emotions because if one were healthy and happy, there’d be no desire to change the outcome. When Aporia first hit my radar,… Read More ›
Huang Jianming’s animated fantasy adventure “Goodbye Monster” brings home an opportunity for families to have hard conversations.
In August 2022, director Huang Jianming (Bobby the Hedgehog) took audiences on an adventure on the island of Kunlun wherein a banished doctor tried to make things right. It’s a colorful tale featuring a collection of characters that seem inspired… Read More ›
For two days in January 1984, Hong Kong experienced its first riot in 17 years. The violence stemmed from outrage over a tax increase which impacted the taxi drivers of the region. According to The New York Times, over 150… Read More ›
Sony Pictures Animation releases the full four-film “Hotel Transylvania” series in one DVD collection.
Well before I ever saw a single one of the Todd Durham-created, Genndy Tartakovsky-directed Hotel Transylvania films, I knew that Drac doesn’t say “blah blah blah blah.” Which is to say that the influence in pop culture had grown widely… Read More ›
Radiance Films packages three individual Damiano Damiani-directed mafia films into one fantastic thematic trilogy.
For every general genre in storytelling, there’s a subgenre within it that enables a storyteller to narrow their focus, thereby utilizing specific tools to explore their themes. It’s the difference between a chiller or thriller in horror, slapstick or screwball… Read More ›
Documentary “Odd Hours, No Pay, Cool Hat” shares the aspirational tales of several firefighting volunteers.
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’… Read More ›
We may not know why “The Flash” breaks its own rules, but the home release includes enough bonus features to know how they pulled it all off.
Despite being in development for years, the Warner Bros. Pictures release The Flash landed with more of a thud than most would have guessed. It centers a beloved DC Comics character in their first solo live action outing, utilizes a… Read More ›
With the tragic death of Bruce Lee, there was a massive hole left in the martial arts cinema community that led to a genre of exploitation films centered on capturing the essence of Lee through imitation via actors Bruce Li… Read More ›
The stories of Wes Anderson’s films can be best compared to Russian nesting dolls. Throughout their running time, the layers and deeper meanings begin to present themselves. Films like Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Grand Budapest Hotel… Read More ›
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off So says Ferris Bueller, a righteous dude adored by all — the sportos, the… Read More ›
Joining the Radiance Films collection is director Benny Chan’s first solo directorial debut “A Moment of Romance,” in a 4K HD restoration.
August 23rd, 2020, writer/actor/producer/director Benny Chan passed away from nasopharyngeal cancer, first diagnosed in 2019 while shooting the film Raging Fire with Donnie Yen and Nicholas Tse. Raging Fire did eventually get released in 2021, both in China and internationally,… Read More ›
Takahide Hori’s unique film experience “Junk Head” is now available for home viewing via Synergetic Distribution.
Remember in school during group projects when you would be randomly assigned with the worst possible people possible, and then, unsurprisingly, you end up doing all of the work? And the ensuing urge to tell the teacher as many times… Read More ›