Tuesday, February 19, 2019

TBS PROGRAMMING ALERT WEEK OF MARCH 10

TBS PROGRAMMING ALERT
WEEK OF MARCH 10
American Dad!
 

"Twinanigans"
Monday Mar. 11 at 10:00pm ET/PT

Steve and Roger restart their career as a twin brother acting duo. The family becomes addicted to a novelty gift shop.
CONAN
 

Monday Mar. 11 through Thursday Mar. 14 at 11:00pm ET/PT
Miracle Workers
 

"3 Days"
Tuesday Mar. 12 at 10:30pm ET/PT

Rosie meets with a competitor while Craig, Eliza, and Sanjay try to dupe God.
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
 

Wednesday Mar. 13 at  at 10:30pm ET

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Win a copy of Overlord on Blu-ray Disc Courtesy of Paramount

Simply send your name and mailing address to genreonline@gmail.com from now through the end of the week and winner will be chosen at random to receive a copy of Overlord on Blu-ray Disc Courtesy of Paramount and GenreOnline.net. Good Luck!

A look at Arrow Films, Waterworld: Limited Edition Blu-ray Disc







Waterworld was at the time of it’s theatrical release consider d to be one of the most expensive genre films ever produced and the press at the time had a lot to state about the film that depicted it in such a negative way that everyone was expecting a a terrible movie and when it was finally released, the same press begrudgingly had to acknowledge that the film was not so bad. In fact Waterworld was entertaining. The damage was done even though it did just make back over it’s budget, the expected box office was not achieved. Subsequently Waterworld would go on to become a popular cult film and while the film has not aged as well in terms of what was acceptable in the 1990s for a popcorn film has become a bit more campy by modern standards with some characters saying or doing things that just make no sense. Yet I admit that back in the 1990s, I liked Waterworld and I was impressed by how much of science fiction world was created and I liked Kevin Costner’s portrayal of the mutant mariner, the Mad Max inspired reluctant hero of the film and Dennis Hopper brought just enough scene chewing wherever he appeared that he was fun to “boo” so to speak internally, but still enjoy him.

This review is not a normal Blu-ray Disc Set review because I reviewed it from check discs, which I usually never do and only two of the three discs were received and despite questions I made about the film’s packaging and physical materials, what I ended up receiving was a reply that said “I only had two discs.” None of my other questions were answered and while for the record I was the one who made the request to review the film because I had a soft spot in my heart for it and so I willingly accepted the check discs, I will never again do that because for an independent reviewer who has been covering genre films for over twenty years, it is not worth the extra trouble. 

So based on what I received, both the theatrical cut and the extended cut look great, but not fantastic. I asked if those copies were the last produced before Arrow went to press and again I received no answer. So I cannot say with any certainty if the picture is the same as the final product because it might look much better than what I reviewed. If Arrow should want me to update this review in the future by sending me actual final product, I will be happy to look it over, but since one of the versions remains unseen and I do not want to give an opinion one something that could actually not be an accurate judging, I am focusing on what is the reason why despite what I have noted above, I would still recommend Waterworld fans buy this limited edition set and that is because the extra value features are worth the purchase of the set alone.

Everything I ever wanted to know and all the rumors I ever wondered were true are addressed in the fantastic feature length documentary (1:42:32) that covers the film from it’s origins as a b-movie knock off to it’s epic scale that attracted Costner, the production and everything afterwards and since. The interview clips with the screenwriter, Director and Producer are informative and enlightening. Regardless of what you may think, it truly makes buying the set worth the price of admission. I loved it. Thank you Arrow films for shining an overdue light on the making of this legendary epic genre film.

This is supported by extensive preproduction art and production photo galleries, a terrific look at the evolution of post ecological disaster films with Film Critic Glenn Kenny (22:21). An archival production featurette (9:20, visual effects still galleries, and the teaser (2:00), trailer (2:15)and a reel of TV spots (9:00) wrap up this awesome package. English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound and Stereo Sound as well as English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired are encoded onto the two check discs I received while both versions, the American theatrical cut, extended TV cut with over forty minutes of additional footage and the sight unseen extended international “Ulysseses” cut.

Despite not being happy with the way the check Disc situation worked out, the extra value features found on the Blu-ray set are the reason why I am recommending Arrow Films’ Waterworld: Limited Edition Blu-ray Disc Set for fans of the film now that it is available at retailers on and offline.

(C) Copyright 2019 By Mark A. Rivera
All Rights Reserved.


Friday, February 15, 2019

TNT PROGRAMMING ALERT Week of March 10, 2019

TNT PROGRAMMING ALERT
Week of March 10, 2019

Drop the Mic
"Jason Mitchell vs. Adina Porter & David Faustino vs. Joey Lawrence" 

Wednesday, March 13 – 10:00p.m. ET/PT

Straight Outta Compton’s Jason Mitchell channels Eazy-E against American Horror Story’s chilling Adina Porter. Then 90’s TV teens are grown up as Married With Children’s David Faustino and Blossom’s Joey Lawrence duke it out with bars.

Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild
“If You Don’t Know, Now You Know” 

Wednesday, March 13 – 10:30p.m. ET/PT

Ice Cube gets “hangry,” Pittsburgh Steeler Antonio Brown is “ballin’,” and Cheech & Chong discuss “who’s highest.” We find out “who’s hottest” with Hot Ones and a dancer and a banker are quizzed on classic “Mommas.” The winner gets a chance to play for $50,000 on Snoop’s big-ass slot machine.

Sony Music Shares 'Ultimate Superheroes - Music To Save the World To'

ULTIMATE SUPERHEROES - MUSIC TO SAVE THE WORLD TO
FEATURING EPIC ORCHESTRAL RECORDINGS OF WELL-LOVED THEMES FROM 
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, SPIDER-MAN, BLACK PANTHER, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXYANT-MANTHE AVENGERSTHORSUICIDE SQUAD AND MORE  

WITH GREAT POWER COMES... GREAT MOVIE SCORES!
A PULSE-POUNDING COLLECTION OF THE GREATEST SUPERHERO THEMES OF ALL TIME - A SENSES-SHATTERING FEAST FOR TRUE BELIEVERS THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE!

Available February 15th from Sony MasterWorks.

   

NEW YORK, NY - February 2019 - Sony Music announces the release of ULTIMATE SUPERHEROES - MUSIC TO SAVE THE WORLD TO - available February 15, 2019.This super collection of metahuman music features sensationally-spectacular film themes from some of the mightiest titans of film scores, including JOHN WILLIAMS, HANSZIMMER, ALANSIVESTRI, LUDWIGGÖRANSSON, TYLERBATES and CHRISTOPHEBECK, as performed by the legendary CZECH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA under internationally acclaimed conductor ROBERT ZIEGLER in mind-blowing sound quality.
 
Listeners can thrill to the pulsating power of The King of Wakanda, T'Challa, THE BLACK PANTHER, scourge the denizens of the underworld with Batman, THE DARK KNIGHT, soar through interstellar space with THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, battle the fierce Frost Giants with THOR, the Thunder God, strike down the enemies of freedom with the Star-Spangled Sentinel of Liberty, CAPTAIN AMERICA, defeat the legions of Dormammu with the Master of the Mystic Arts, DOCTOR STRANGE.  All this and more awaits on this epic album - unleash your latent mutant power with these stunning classic themes! 

ULTIMATE SUPERHEROES - MUSIC TO SAVE THE WORLD TO
TRACKLIST - 
  1. Theme (From "Ant-Man")    
  2. Theme (From "The Dark Knight Rises")    
  3. United Nations / End Titles (From "Black Panther")    
  4. Main Theme (From "Captain America: The First Avenger")    
  5. The Master of The Mystic End Credits (From "Doctor Strange")
  6. Main Title Theme (From "Guardians of the Galaxy")    
  7. Main Title Theme (From "Iron Man")    
  8. Main Title Theme (From "Spider-Man")    
  9. March (From "Superman")   
  10. Task Force X (From "Suicide Squad")    
  11. Assemble (From "The Avengers")    
  12. Ragnarok Suite (From "Thor")    
  13. Suite From X2 (From "X-Men 2")

Thursday, February 14, 2019

"21 Years: Quentin Tarantino" -- Director Tara Wood Reclaims Rights to Authorized Docu from Weinstein Co.; Seeking New Distributor

Los Angeles, CA February 14, 2019—Director Tara Wood has successfully reclaimed the rights to the authorized Quentin Tarantino documentary feature, “21 Years: Quentin Tarantino”. The film, a celebration of Tarantino’s works-to-date, looks at the passion behind the worldwide box office dominator. The lightening rod that is Tarantino’s career illuminates the discussion of changes in the industry.

In 2017, Wood, co-director of 2014’s acclaimed “21 Years: Richard Linklater”, asked The Weinstein Co. to release the documentary following the onslaught of sexual harassment allegations against company founder Harvey Weinstein. “TWC should respectfully release us from our deal,” Wood said in a statement at the time, “To allow the project to be handled with the care and consideration it, Mr. Tarantino, and all the participants deserve.” The company refused, and Wood embarked on a prolonged legal battle.

Now, Wood is proud to announce that the film has returned to the creative team at Wood Entertainment, and is ready to find the right home for distribution.

“We are thrilled, and eager to conduct our final interviews and complete the documentary, free from Harvey Weinstein and his complicit cohorts” said Wood last week. “We look forward to finding a new distribution partner, timed with the July 2019 release of Quentin’s next film, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD.”

Quentin Tarantino’s career is unmatched in its wellspring of talent and the diversity of subjects in his eight films to date. In the trendsetting RESERVOIR DOGS and the ground-breaking PULP FICTION, Tarantino revolutionized the status quo. He reworked genre and celebrated badass women in films like JACKIE BROWN, KILL BILL and the gasoline-charged DEATH PROOF. He took on issues of race in America in DJANGO UNCHAINED and boldly rewrote history in INGLORIOUS BASTARDS, leaving us snowbound in the ultimate “who done it” murder mystery, THE HATEFUL 8. His films reap as much controversy as they do accolades. The documentary coincides with the end of an era – the collaboration of Tarantino with the now disgraced Harvey Weinstein.

Longtime staple Tarantino collaborators speak to the essence of his passion and the success of his career: Michael Madsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jamie Foxx, Eli Roth, Zoë Bell, Robert Forster, Diane Kruger, Kurt Russell, Louis Black, Richard Gladstein, Scott Speigel, and Stacey Sher.

Wood concluded, “This project has always been in honor of Mr. Tarantino's career, and as a woman, creator and protector of that vision, I am grateful to have it back in caring, respectful hands.”



21 YEARS: QUENTIN TARANTINO
Genre: Documentary
Rating: NR
Language:English
Year: 2019
Status: Post Production
Production Co.: Wood Entertainment

Featuring:
Zoë Bell
Louis Black
Robert Forster
Jamie Foxx
Richard Gladstein
Samuel L. Jackson
Jennifer Jason Leigh 
Diane Kruger
Lucy Liu
Michael Madsen
Tim Roth
Eli Roth
Kurt Russell
Stacey Sher
Scott Speigel
Christoph Waltz

Directed by: Tara Wood
Produced by: Tara Wood, Jake Zortman
Executive Produced by: Veronica “Riki” Rushing, Robert C. McGirr, 
Lorraine Lamb
Cinematography by: Jake Zortman
Edited by: May Kuckro, Eric Myerson, Jeremy Ward

BUMBLEBEE arrives on Digital March 19th and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD April 2nd


“The best TRANSFORMERS movie yet”

--Pete Hammond, Deadline

 

 

EVERY ADVENTURE HAS A BEGINNING:

BRAND-NEW ACTION-PACKED FILM ROLLS OUT 
FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY TO ENJOY

BUMBLEBEE

Coming to Earth on Digital March 19 
 
4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray Combo Packs Arrive April 2 with Exclusive, All-New 
Print and Motion Comic!

 

 

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – Hailed as “fun, action-packed and exciting” (Scott Mantz, Collider), director Travis Knight’s thrilling new film BUMBLEBEE lands on Digital March 19, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD April 2 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.

 

Boasting an impressive 93% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, BUMBLEBEE is filled with “personality, wit [and] imagination” (David Fear, Rolling Stone).  The Digital*, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray releases are packed with over an hour of exciting special features, including an all-new BUMBLEBEE motion comic following the beloved AUTOBOT on his next adventure. Plus, check out deleted and extended scenes you didn’t see in theaters, including the original opening of the movie, enjoy hilarious outtakes, and see G1 (Generation 1) TRANSFORMERS robots on CYBERTRON through the eyes of BUMBLEBEE with exciting Bee Vision. 

 

The perfect gift this Easter, BUMBLEBEE on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack or Blu-ray Combo Pack also includes an exclusive printed version of the new motion comic featuring BUMBLEBEE in a standalone side story (for a limited time only). 

 

The 4K Ultra HD disc and 4K Ultra HD Digital releases** feature Dolby Vision®, which brings entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality with spectacular colors, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker.  The film also boasts a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead***.  In addition, both the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs include access to a Digital copy of the film.

 

Synopsis

CYBERTRON has fallen. When OPTIMUS PRIME sends BUMBLEBEE to defend Earth, his journey to become a hero begins. Charlie Watson (Hailee Steinfeld), a teenager trying to find her place in the world, discovers and repairs the battle-scarred robot, who’s disguised as a Volkswagen Beetle. As the DECEPTICONS hunt down the surviving AUTOBOTS with the help of a secret agency led by Agent Burns (John Cena), BUMBLEBEE and Charlie team up to protect the world.

 

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD COMBO, BLU-RAY COMBO & DIGITAL*

·         Sector 7 Archive

o   Agent Burns: Welcome to Sector 7

o   Sector 7 Adventures: The Battle at Half Dome (All-New Motion Comic)

·         Deleted and Extended Scenes

·         Outtakes

·         Bee Vision: The Transformers robots of Cybertron

·         Bringing Bumblebee to the Big Screen

o   The Story of Bumblebee

o   The Stars Align

o   Bumblebee Goes Back to G1

o   Back to the Beetle

o   California Cruisin’ Down Memory Lane

 

                          

The BUMBLEBEE DVD includes the feature film in standard definition.

 

BUMBLEBEE will also be available as part of a BUMBLEBEE & TRANSFORMERS 6-Movie Blu-ray Collection arriving on April 2.