The First Trailer for It Has Finally Arrived

At long last, the full trailer for Andres Muschietti's upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's "It" has finally been unleashed to the public after premiering at the SWSW festival a few weeks ago. Luckily, the wait was well worth it as it looks like it's going to be a rather thrilling film. Most will be familiar with the previous adaptation, a miniseries from 1990 in which Tim Curry played the lead role of Pennywise the Clown, a nightmarish creature that preys upon the children of the small town of Derry, Maine. It wasn't a particularly good adaptation, with many complaining that the ending was downright ridiculous, but there was no denying that Curry was very effective when it came to deliveri

Patriots Day: A Thrilling Tale of the Human Spirit (Blu-ray)

The Film: 2016 turned out to be the year where writer/director Peter Berg finally got himself back on track after hitting a bit of a slump in a career that had been a little hit and miss. He started well with early favorites like “Friday Night Lights” and “Hancock,” but slipped a little with mediocre works like “Battleship” and “Lone Survivor,” two forgettable films that just weren’t up to snuff. However, he came back strong last year starting with the excellent “Deepwater Horizon,” a powerful and compelling film about a real-life disaster on an oil rig, but that wasn’t all. He also delivered another film about a real-life event that was just as compelling, concentrating on a despicable and

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Strong Visuals, Weak Screenplay (Blu-ray)

The Film: Ever since the “Harry Potter” cinematic franchise came to a thrilling conclusion back in 2011, fans (“Potterheads”) have been clamoring for more from the exciting world of wizardry that author J.K. Rowling had created so intricately in her books. Luckily for them, there was still so much more to tell, including further adventures of “The Boy Who Lived” and those of Newt Scamander… the author of a textbook about magical creatures? Admittedly, the latter doesn’t sound like it would be particularly astonishing, but for a chance to return to this wondrous universe, there seems little doubt that fans would give it a try, regardless of what the actual plotline was. “Fantastic Beasts and

Silence: A Beautiful Journey into Faith (Blu-ray)

The Film: The great Martin Scorsese has never been one to shy away from difficult or controversial subjects. In this regard, most would probably think of his 1988 film “The Last Temptation of Christ,” which tackled the story of Jesus and his commitment to his cause. The film dealt with issues of faith and the temptation to lay that faith down for an easier life, which are topics that the director has chosen to explore once again in his latest project entitled “Silence,” based on the novel by Shusaku Endo. Though not as controversial as his last religious film, the themes are no less difficult to deal with in a slightly different context, but with a master of cinema at the helm, you can be su

20th Century Women: A Tapestry of Intriguing Characters (Blu-ray)

The Film: Writer/director Mike Mills began his theatrical career back in 2005 with the release of “Thumbsucker,” a dramedy that was received decently by critics, but was mostly noted for a strong cast that included Tilda Swinton, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Benjamin Bratt. He followed this up with “Beginners” in 2011, another film that received fair reviews, except this time the focus rested squarely on Christopher Plummer’s performance. In fact, it was this performance that won Plummer an Oscar, making him the oldest winner of a competitive Oscar at 82. Now, after another break of several years, Mills returns with his latest project, “20th Century Women,” a film that borrows elements from his pr

La La Land Comes to Digital HD April 11th and Blu-ray/DVD April 25th

At long last, the home release of Damien Chazelle's musical masterpiece "La La Land" has finally been announced, with the official dates being April 11th for Digital HD and April 25th for Blu-ray/DVD. The film has been nothing short of a phenomenon, easily claiming the title of the most lauded film of 2016, including Best Picture wins from the Critics' Choice, Golden Globes, BAFTA, and the Producers Guild of America. All of that comes on top of six Academy Award wins (the most of the season), including Best Director and Best Actress. And should any of it comes as a surprise? The film was an absolute delight, combining a charming story, brilliant direction, excellent performances, gorgeous pr

First Trailer for Edgar Wright's Baby Driver Finally Arrives

After what feels like a year of waiting, Sony has finally dropped the first trailer for Edgar Wright's highly-anticipated action flick "Baby Driver," but as we can clearly see, it was well worth the wait. With an all-star cast that includes Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, and Ansel Elgort, the film follows a young getaway driver that finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail after being coerced into working for a crime boss. With Wright's incredible track record, which includes films like "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," "Shaun of the Dead," and "Hot Fuzz," it seems safe to assume that we'll be in for another fun flick, and from this incredible trailer,

Moana: Great Music and Characters Lift a Familiar Tale (Blu-ray)

The Film: Disney’s animation department had nothing short of an extraordinary year for 2016. For starters, “Zootopia” was a smash hit, grossing over $1 billion worldwide and dominating the awards circuit (which was topped off with the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature). Adding to their Oscar fortunes was the fact that the Disney/Pixar short “Piper” claimed the award for Best Animated Short. Then there was “Moana,” a two-time Academy Award nominee (Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song), which, while not claiming either of its awards, still managed great critical and box office success ($580 million worldwide). The film tells the story of a young girl named Moana (Voice of Auli’i

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Gets an Epic Third Trailer

Disney has released yet another trailer for the highly-anticipated fifth outing in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise entitled "Dead Men Tell No Tales," and it's nothing short of epic. Featuring plenty of new footage, this latest trailer gives us a much better idea of what to expect from the upcoming film, but just in case you're not aware of the new plotline, here's a brief synopsis: Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea...including him. Captain Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking ou