‘CinemAddicts’ Episode 88: ‘Widows,’ ‘The Clovehitch Killer,’ And ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

Widows, directed by Steve McQueen and headlined by Viola Davis, is Anderson Cowan's most anticipated film of this year, so obviously that's ther lead of our title. But wait, there's more! I absolutely loved The Clovehitch Killer and this episode features a bit of insight into Anderson's screenwriting process and his love for the David … Continue reading ‘CinemAddicts’ Episode 88: ‘Widows,’ ‘The Clovehitch Killer,’ And ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

Blu-Ray Spotlight: ‘Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis’ (Our Friends)

Directed by Colin Hanks, Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) centers on the band's return to Paris in February 2016, three months after the attack at Bataclan Theatre. The 84-minute documentary is a candid look at how the group, obviously still reeling from the tragedy, united to put music and their fans (and family) … Continue reading Blu-Ray Spotlight: ‘Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis’ (Our Friends)

Blu-ray Pick: ‘The Moderns’ (Keith Carradine, Linda Fiorentino)

I went to Paris as a kid with my folks and vowed to return to the City of Lights. That dream has yet to come to fruition and the closest thing I’ve come to returning is via reading A Moveable Feast and watching Before Sunset over and over again. Shout Select’s Blu-ray of The Moderns … Continue reading Blu-ray Pick: ‘The Moderns’ (Keith Carradine, Linda Fiorentino)

Film Review: “In This Corner of the World” (Dir. Sunao Katabuchi)

It's natural to look at tragedies from a hardened, statistical point of view, and thankfully the animated feature In This Corner of the World gives us a personal look at the bombing of Hiroshima. Seen through the eyes of a young woman named Suzu Urano, In This Corner of the World is both heartbreaking and … Continue reading Film Review: “In This Corner of the World” (Dir. Sunao Katabuchi)

Blu-Ray Review: ‘Wakefield’ (Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner)

Released earlier this month via Shout! Factory, Wakefield features a stunning performance from Bryan Cranston. I didn't get a chance to talk about the film on the August episode of CinemAddicts. My review of Wakefield is below, and I'll also be including this disc for my latest Giveaway. So stay tuned!!   Wakefield, based on … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review: ‘Wakefield’ (Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner)

Exclusive: Sophie Tweed-Simmons Talks ‘Country Crush’ And Music Journey

  Country Crush is a musical that's available starting March 14 (it's a Walmart exclusive) and I'll be posting a review this week on Hollywood Outbreak. I really enjoyed the performances and music featured in the project (if you love old-fashioned entertainment that's filled with good songs, this may be your cup of tea). Actress/singer … Continue reading Exclusive: Sophie Tweed-Simmons Talks ‘Country Crush’ And Music Journey

Blu-Ray: ‘The Decline of Western Civilization’ Spotlights Punk Rock’s L.A. Ascension

  For those few not in the know, The Decline of Western Civilization is a seminal documentary directed by Penelope Spheeris. The project takes an in-depth look at the 1980 Los Angeles punk scene as seen through the eyes of such bands as Black Flag, X, The Germs, Catholic Discipline, and Circle Jerks. The Decline … Continue reading Blu-Ray: ‘The Decline of Western Civilization’ Spotlights Punk Rock’s L.A. Ascension

Blu-Ray Pick: “The Bear” Is Exhilarating Filmmaking

As witnessed from director Jean-Jacques Annaud's work in Quest for Fire, Seven Years in Tibet, and Enemy at the Gates, man is consistently beset with larger than life challenges and journeys. That struggle can also be felt in the animal kingdom, and his work The Bear is an compelling story of survival. Shout! Factory recently released The Bear: 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition … Continue reading Blu-Ray Pick: “The Bear” Is Exhilarating Filmmaking

DVD Review: “The Legend of Longwood” Rides The White Horse

  Out on DVD June 2, The Legend of Longwood is, as the film's director Lisa Mulcahy says, an "action-packed" family drama. With a black knight, white horses, and an age old mystery to be solved, the storyline is a journey worth taking (especially if you're the inquisitive type). Twelve-year-old Mickey Miller (Lucy Morton) doesn't want … Continue reading DVD Review: “The Legend of Longwood” Rides The White Horse

“The Saint” Episodes Now Available Via Shout! Factory TV

Before he took on the iconic role of James Bond, Roger Moore charmed TV fans as Simon Templar in The Saint. Six hand-picked episodes of the 1960s television series is now available to stream on Shout! Factory TV. Airing from 1962 to 1969, The Saint featured a bevy of A-list guest stars including Julie Christie (Don't Look Now, Doctor Zhivago), Oliver Reed … Continue reading “The Saint” Episodes Now Available Via Shout! Factory TV