“Oh what a tangled web we weave When first we practice to deceive.” Sir Walter Scott, author There is no story more powerful than the one we tell ourselves. Are we the hero? The villain? Are we the main character… Read More ›
In the times before “Peaches” and after the birth of The D (Tenacious D), there was School of Rock, a movie written by a non-metal head (Mike White), directed by one of the greatest slackers (Richard Linklater), and lead by… Read More ›
Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S. and always brings with it some truly memorable experiences. EoM’s been formally covering the festival since 2021, discovering gems like The Execution (2021), Baby Assassins (2021), Unicorn Wars (2022),… Read More ›
With writing credits like Crazy Rich Asians (2018) and Raya and the Last Dragon (2021), one shouldn’t be surprised that Adele Lim’s first foray into directing, Joy Ride, would be both distinctly through the lens of Asian culture and absolutely… Read More ›
“There’s a shortage of perfect movies in this world. It would be a pity to damage this one.” Actor Cary Elwes on Twitter in response to the news of a potential remake of The Princess Bride (1987). There are few… Read More ›
There are movies that are based on true stories which truly captivate an audience and move them, and then there are movies based on true stories which are just not that engaging or interesting and bring forth a film that… Read More ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
Friends Ernest and Celestine return to theaters in “A Trip to Gibberitia,” an adventure against tyranny for all ages.
Created by Belgian author Gabrielle Vincent, the characters of Ernest the bear and Celestine the mouse have been the center of several books, adapted into an award-winning 2012 film, Ernest & Celestine, and a 52-episode television series called Ernest &… Read More ›
There are movies that can really be defined as once in a lifetime kind of movies, and once they exist, anything that tries to convey a similar story usually cannot compare to what that benchmark has already done. That is… 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 ›
Allow yourself to be swept up in director Junta Yamaguchi’s time loop comedy “River.” [Fantasia International Film Festival]
One of the best films I discovered during Fantasia 2021 was director Junta Yamaguchi’s feature-length directorial debut Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes (ドロステのはてで僕ら), a time travel comedy presented entirely in one take. Now, two years later, Junta returns to Fantasia… 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 ›