Friday, January 31, 2020
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
In 1984 Eddie Murphy solidified his movie stardom as perhaps the funniest man in America in the 1980s with the action comedy classic Beverly Hills Cop. After his friend is murdered by what appears to be professional hit men, Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) goes against orders and pretends to go on vacation when in reality he is investigating the death of his friend seeking to bring down those responsible for the killing. The screenplay by Daniel Petrie, Jr. had been under consideration as a more straight forward cop action picture with a touch of the “fish out of water” scenario, but the inclusion of Murphy changed the entire tone of the film and one could argue that both Beverly Hills Cop and 48 Hours may have inspired buddy cop action films with a touch of comedic moments to follow with movies like Lethal Weapon and The Last Boy Scout. Murphy was under contract with Paramount Pictures and was one of the last big screen movie stars to have worked in what was the very last vestiges of the old Hollywood Contract Player System. That is the reason why the majority of Murphy’s films if not all of his films from the 1980s were released by Paramount Pictures.
Friday, January 24, 2020
After two seasons, Krypton ended it's run on Syfy, but Warner Brothers has released to the complete second and final season on Blu-ray Disc, which includes an insert within the Blue BD case with a limited time only code for a free digital copy of the entire second season too.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“In some very important ways, it's competing right up to the level of Pixar or Disney themselves.”
~ Tim Brayton. Alternate Ending
“Residing just beneath all the visual razzle dazzle is a stirring message of empowerment.”
~ Michael Rechtshaffen, LOS ANGELES TIMES
“… it escalates into a full-fledged emotional animated blockbuster.” ~ Kevin L. Lee, Film Inquiry
The Critically Acclaimed Animated Fantasy-Adventure
for the Whole Family Debuts on Digital February 25
and on DVD, Blu-ray Combo & 4K Ultra Blu-ray Combo March 3
PLANO, TEXAS. (January 22, 2020) – One of the biggest successes in the history of animation and Chinese cinema, the internationally-acclaimed animated fantasy-adventure NE ZHA weaves it magic on digital February 25 and on DVD, Blu-ray Combo and 4K Ultra Blu-ray Combo March 3 from Well Go USA Entertainment. First-time feature film director Jiaozi brings to the screen the enchanting story of a boy with unique powers who is recruited to fight demons and save the community that initially fears him. NE ZHA is the first animated film selected as the Chinese entry for Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.
A young boy, Nezha, is birthed from a heavenly pearl by the Primeval Lord of Heaven. Born with unique powers, Nezha finds himself as an outcast who is hated and feared. Destined by prophecy to bring destruction to the world, the young boy must choose between good and evil in order to break the shackles of fate and become the hero.
Country of Origin: China
NE ZHA has a runtime of approximately 111 minutes and is not rated.
Angelina Jolie as Maleficent is just fantastic casting and when the first film came out, the trailers made it appear as though it was a vision of the Disney classic brought to vivid life, but while the take of turning her into the victim of a disreputable King as a part of her origins gave depth to her character, it also turned her into the antihero. I still prefer the Disney Cartoon and wish they had adopted that more closely, but the film was successful and now the sequel has been released on Blu-ray Disc following a theatrical run earlier last year.