“Phantom Thread,” “Molly’s Game,” and “Up in Smoke” hit Blu-ray

Some weeks are just good weeks for Blu-ray releases, and this is one of them.  Two great movies from last year and one great one from 40 years ago are all available on Blu-ray as of today. I know that “Up in Smoke” isn’t featured in the picture above and it’s talked about less on… Read More

Movie Review: “Molly’s Game”

When at his best, Aaron Sorkin is a master speechwriter. He can deliver to actors and actresses the most compelling words that somehow feel tailor-made for that particular actor/actress to deliver as the character in question. They are exhilarating to watch, causing goose pimples to rise on one’s arms, and this is true whether the… Read More

Movie Review: “The Mountain Between Us”

A pilot takes two passengers on a private flight through the mountains after a commercial one gets cancelled. There is bad weather coming in, the pilot has a nonchalant attitude, and… well, whatever may cause the plane to go down, there is little doubt that the plane is going to go down. Actually, just seeing… Read More

"Lass is More" Opens "The Jungle Book"

What if the audience growing tired of sequels wasn’t to blame for this summer’s filmic woes?  What if the sense that fewer reboots and remakes would have made everything better both at the box office AND on the screen is wrong? We suggest you look no further than “The Jungle Book” as evidence that audiences… Read More

Movie Review: "Star Trek Beyond"

Many would argue that “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” is the high point of the “Star Trek” film franchise and certainly there is a case to be made for it. It is in fact the lofty heights reached by “Wrath of Khan” that caused the second film in the reinvigorated franchise, “Star Trek… Read More