The Mandalorian writer/director Jon Favreau talked about how George Lucas as well as Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth helped shape his love for storytelling. After watching The Mandalorian, once can also see how much Favreau loves Westerns. In the post below, I’ll give my brief thoughts on episode one of The Mandalorian – so SPOILERS AHEAD!
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Ella Balinska describes her latest film Charlie’s Angels as a “fun, loving and incredible story,” and during the film’s premiere she talked about what makes the movie tick. Audio of Balinska is also featured in our post!
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Idina Menzel is back as Elsa on Frozen 2, and during last week’s premiere she had nothing but grateful words to share regarding her all consuming Frozen experience.
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Director Andrew Slater’s documentary Echo in the Canyon starts off with Jakob Dylan asking Tom Petty who to properly pronounce the Rickenbacker guitar. It’s an amusing opener, as Petty strums a bit before jokingly tells the viewer that the rest will cost too much. Actually, Echo in the Canyon is a priceless and value added look at the merging of folk and rock, a blend that was honed and crafted up in the hills of Laurel Canyon, California. Petty, who passed in 2017, was a fan of that era, and he is just one of the many reasons to check out the documentary.
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It’s been forever and a day since I’ve done a Blu-ray giveaway, so this time out I’m offering up my Blu-ray copies of Shaft and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Details below (digital code not included).
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Perception, fantasy, as well as a healthy dose of tragedy populates the world of Love Is Blind, a romantic drama with a rather intriguing premise. Bess (Shannon Tarbet) is a 24-year-old living her dad (Matthew Broderick) in New York’s Hudson Valley. Suffering from “selective perception,” she is unable to see her mother (Chloe Sevigny), whom she believes passed away years ago. Director Monty Whitebloom talked to us about his intricately woven feature whose strengths lie in the performances of Tarbet and co-stars Benjamin Walker and Aidan Turner.
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Many people, including myself, consider Stanley Kubrick’s version of The Shining to be a classic horror movie. Therefore, a sequel seemed ill-advised and unnecessary, at best, and a disaster-in-the-making, at worst. But, I decided to give this movie a chance and tried to view it with an open mind. After all, Mike Flanagan, the director of Doctor Sleep, has slowly built up a solid resume of horror projects. Oculus, Hush, and Gerald’s Game were all lean, effective movies. More importantly, Flanagan’s sprawling miniseries remake of The Haunting of Hill House illustrated his ability to tackle and reimagine a beloved film classic.
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Luke Bracey (The November Man, Hacksaw Ridge) stars in Danger Close as Sergeant Bob Buick, an Australian soldier in The Vietnam War who takes part in The Battle of Long Tan. During our interview, Bracey talked about how signing onto Danger Close was a “no-brainer” and why Saving Private Ryan is one of his all time favorite films.
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For years, I had no idea why, after absolutely loving Different Seasons, another Stephen King book reading experience would never (at least to this day) happen. That answer was found from a Ewan McGregor sound bite from the Doctor Sleep premiere, and it’s featured in the following post.
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Ford v Ferrari centers on British driver/mechanic Kevin Miles (Christian Bale) and American car designer Carroll Shelby’s (Matt Damon) attempt to build a race car for Ford Motor Company and compete at France’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. During the Ford v Ferrari premiere, Bale discussed why he loves playing real characters and what makes the feature a “really moving” tale.
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