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Avengers: Infinity War Blu Ray Release Date and Special Features

Josh Brolin in Avengers: Infinity War
Arriving just in time to help everyone forget how unfortunate Ant-Man and the Wasp was (yeah…not sure if I’m going to write a review…I may have reached saturation point with reviewing movies that bitterly disappoint me…it WAS that bad, yes) here comes Marvel’s second of two 2018 triumphs: Infinity War on 4K and Blu Ray.  Earlier this month, it was rumored that we’d be getting 30 extra minutes of Thanos on the blu ray.  The actual blu ray falls short of that by 26 minutes.  There are a number of featurettes, deleted scenes, and a 2.5 hour commentary from the Russo Brothers to satisfy fans.  I imagine, after next year’s Avengers 4, that we’ll get some kind of double-dip release with extras beyond this for completionists, but since Marvel has never really excelled at doing more than the minimum for home video I wouldn’t wait.  Details below from Disney’s press release.  You can have Thanos at home in three weeks.  SNAP!

Marvel Studios and Disney Home Entertainment have officially announced the details for the digital, Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K release of Avengers: Infinity War. The cinematic event ten-years in the making comes home digitally on July 31 and blu-ray on August 14 with over two hours of bonus.  Continue reading Avengers: Infinity War Blu Ray Release Date and Special Features

Movie Review: The Incredibles 2 (2018) *Sadly, Far From Incredible*

The Incredibles 2The Incredibles debuted as the comic book movie genre was exploding into taking over the blockbuster film. Fourteen years later, I would rank only The Dark Knight ahead of it amongst the ranks of superhero films. Writer/Director Brad Bird had refused to make a sequel to The Incredibles, despite the film being more suited to it than many of the other films Pixar has revisited, because he said he wouldn’t until he had the right story.  After watching The Incredibles 2, I really wish he’d stuck to his guns because he never found that story.  While it’s visually stunning, The Incredibles 2 suffers from a deeply flawed script, troubled pacing and-for a Pixar film-a stunning lack of imagination. Continue reading Movie Review: The Incredibles 2 (2018) *Sadly, Far From Incredible*

In Theaters This Week (6/15/2018): The Incredibles 2, Tag, Superfly

Jeremy Renner in Tag
Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  This week has three wide releases headlined by the biggest animated release of 2018.
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Dumbo Teaser #1 (2019) *A Whole Lotta Disney Coming Your Way in 2019*

Disney’s live-action remakes, absent in 2018, are going to flood cinemas in 2019.  The Mouse House currently has THREE scheduled for release in FOUR months next year: Dumbo in March, Aladdin in May, and The Lion King in July.  That’s probably at least one too many for all to succeed.  The Lion King is a lock, Aladdin is probably in the most precarious position only a few weeks after Avengers 4, Dumbo was a wild card.  Now, after seeing this, I have to say, I’m looking forward to seeing what Burton has done with the film.  The original debuted six weeks before Pearl Harbor in 1941 and, obviously, it’s going to undergo a lot of “reimagining”.  It’s tough to tell a lot from a teaser trailer, but this looks better than I had hoped.  More below from Coming Soon. Continue reading Dumbo Teaser #1 (2019) *A Whole Lotta Disney Coming Your Way in 2019*

My Favorite Scene: Monsters, Inc. (2001) “The Door Chase”

Pete Docter has emerged, over the years, to be the best director to come out of the Pixar brain trust that brought the original Toy Story to screens in 1995.  Monsters, Inc. was Docter’s first solo effort and, like Up and Inside Out after it, it’s very concept is an imagination coup in a company known for mind-blowing feats of imagination.  Unlike Up and Inside Out, Monsters never entirely lives up to its central idea (and the less said about the sequel the better), but the film is still an extremely solid entry in Pixar’s very competitive library of classics.

All kids have a feeling that there’s a monster somewhere in their bedrooms.  Docter uses this idea to form an entire society of monsters that live benignly off of the power generated by the screams of children.  It’s such a fantastic idea, and no scene realizes it better than the climatic chase between Mike & Sully and Randall as they race to try to get Boo back to her bedroom door.  The planet and reality hopping chase shows the full warehouse of doors and provides for the film’s best action (and some of its funniest moments). Monsters Inc. Poster