In 1970, William Friedkin adapted The Boys In The Band, Mart Crowley’s controversial but famous play about a circle of closeted gay friends celebrating a birthday party that turns into a night of uncomfortable revelations for the silver screen. Fifty years later, producer Ryan Murphy assembled an all-LGBTQ cast to bring the story to life once again, and the result is an intimate, heartbreaking film anchored by phenomenal performances from everyone involved, and capped off with a stark reminder about the uncertain times in which we currently live. Read more
This week I saw another Based on Real Life Events Drama. There were no wizards, no aliens, no special effects. But it was entertaining nonetheless. Snowden is based on a book called The Snowden Files: The Inside Story on the World’s Most Wanted Man which is all about how Edward Snowden met with journalists and the events that happened after. The movie is better. It focuses more on Edward Snowden’s story and less on how hard it was for the journalists to get the story published which was a good thing. Read more
I think I might be done with Star Trek. The reboot universe just isn’t doing it for me, despite the beautiful homoerotic undertones of new Kirk’s relationship with new Spock. If you’re a fan of the series, particularly the new series, you might want read some other review. Even Rotten Tomatoes liked this film more than I did. Star Trek Beyond is a hyperactive mess, it tries so hard and comes so close and then steadfastly fails to deliver. There were many many good elements, small things done well, even big things done well, but none of it came together as a whole. There’s gonna be mild spoilers in this review but nothing you can’t get from just watching the trailer. Read more
From Paramount Home Media Distribution and director J.J. Abrams comes the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Re-Release of global blockbusters STAR TREK and STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS. The two titles are available to own now in 4K UHD Blu-ray Combo Pack!
Hitman: Agent 47 did so many things right. For starters, it wasn’t an origin story. The origin of the titular character was neatly summed up in the first 30 seconds of the film, before the title sequence. Everything was clearly lined up and explained. Some people wanted a thing to happen and some other people wanted to stop that; now they’re going to fight.