Review: ‘Into the Deep’ Struggles to Hold Your Attention

While trauma can certainly change a person, Hollywood continues to make it the motivation de jour. When the industry overuses a concept, it becomes much easier to spot the films that struggle to tell authentic stories. The latest Lionsgate film, Into the Deep, truly believes in its story. However, with poorly written exchanges, questionable performances, … Continue reading Review: ‘Into the Deep’ Struggles to Hold Your Attention

Review: ‘When I Consume You’ Delivers a Punishing Emotional Story of Grief

The stigma of asking for help dates back generations but continues to affect people worldwide. Whether pride or personal motivations make it impossible for us to reach out, many find themselves at a disadvantage facing off against any number of issues. My family worries about issues regarding addiction. Others may be haunted by diseases like … Continue reading Review: ‘When I Consume You’ Delivers a Punishing Emotional Story of Grief

2012 Retrospective: ‘ParaNorman’ – Grief and Parody Spawn Emotional Brilliance

When we're growing up, we believe that our parents and grandparents will guide us through life. As our family shares their interests with us, we often glom onto the moments we connect over. For some special families, those moments involve bad zombie movies. The young animation house, LAIKA Studios began production on their first feature, Coraline, in 2005. When 2012 … Continue reading 2012 Retrospective: ‘ParaNorman’ – Grief and Parody Spawn Emotional Brilliance

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: ‘Princess Mononoke’ Returns With a Glorious Collector’s Edition

This week, we finally get the Princess Mononoke Blu-Ray package we deserve. Shout! Factory, GKIDS, and Studio Ghibli have partnered to release a collector's edition for Princess Mononoke, Hayao Miyazaki's landmark 1997 film. A fantasy story that preaches the ills of war, the importance of nature, and features stunning animation, the classic remains as essential today as it did when it … Continue reading Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: ‘Princess Mononoke’ Returns With a Glorious Collector’s Edition

Home-Video Tuesdays: ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ ‘The Incredibles 2,’ & Kurt Russell

We're beginning another new series this week. Moving forward, watch for our picks for new Blu-Rays and DVDs every week. Our first week kicks off with some of the summer's biggest hits, including BlacKkKlansman and The Incredibles 2. However, if you want collectors editions and some box sets, there are plenty of new features to check out! … Continue reading Home-Video Tuesdays: ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ ‘The Incredibles 2,’ & Kurt Russell