Nearly halfway through 2018, A Quiet Place is still my favorite non-MCU film of the year. I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to watch a featurette on sound editing more than I do with this film. Release details below from Paramount.
Paramount has announced that director John Krasinski’s film A Quiet Place debuts on Digital June 26, 2018 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD July 10 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Continue reading A Quiet Place Blu Ray Release Date and Special Features
Go a whole hour without make a sound. You can’t sit still; you have to go about your daily life, but you can’t make a sound. If you do, you die. That simple sonic twist is the bread and butter on which John Krasinski (who both stars in and artfully directs the film) bases A Quiet Place. Alien invasions have been done to death. Post-apocalyptic is so last decade. Everything in A Quiet Place is something that’s been done before, but never, to my knowledge, with sound as the difference between life and death.
Back to you, trying to be quiet, what are you doing? Reading? Did you drop your book? You died. Laughed at something clever in the writing? Dead. Now, what if you had to live in a barren world with those kind of stakes, gather food, raise your family, communicate, protect yourself, just simply walk…..with no noise or you die. A Quiet Place is a familiar thing done in an original way and the result is and extraordinarily tense, well-acted, unforgettable film.
Continue reading Movie Review: A Quiet Place (2018) *Sound = Fury*
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. After a parade of blockbusters, the first weekend of April offers three, well-reviewed, diverse pictures for moviegoers. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (4/6/2018): A Quiet Place, Blockers, Chappaquiddick
I have serious doubts about the viability of a sequel to a movie as perfect as Mary Poppins, but as far as totally teasery trailers go…..this was a nice one. I love that Dick Van Dyke is involved. I love the cast. I think if anyone can come close to Julie Andrews in today’s world, Emily Blunt has the best shot, but I’m going to be skeptical about Mary Poppins Returns until proven otherwise. Read below for more from Coming Soon.
The cast of Mary Poppins Returns includes Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train, Into the Woods), Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana), Ben Whishaw (SPECTRE), Emily Mortimer (Hugo) and Julie Walters (Harry Potter films), with Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) and Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins). In addition, Dick Van Dyke plays Mr. Dawes Jr., the chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, which is now run by William Weatherall Wilkins (Firth), and Angela Lansbury will play the Balloon Lady, a character from PL Travers’ original children’s books. Continue reading Mary Poppins Returns Teaser #1 (2018) *Another Spoonful On Its Way*
I think Emily Blunt is the most versatile actress in Hollywood. There is literally nothing she cannot do and do well. Drama, comedy, period pieces, she’s the best female action star since Sigourney Weaver, and on top of all of it she can sing and dance. I have never seen Blunt turn in a bad performance, even if the movie she was in didn’t entirely click. That skill set is going to allow her to break through that idiotic wall that exists for actresses between 40-60. Even the best actresses usually have an area of weakness. For example, as superb as she is, no one is going to buy Meryl Streep in an action film. I use Streep as an example, because it was Blunt’s role as her acerbic assistant in The Devil Wears Prada that first got her wide notice, and you CAN stick Blunt in action/science fiction films like Sicario, Looper, and the underrated Edge of Tomorrow and she will blow you away in either setting. Turning only 34 this week, Blunt has a long career ahead of her making what I can only imagine will be one of the most diverse filmographies in movie history.
Continue reading Emily Blunt’s 10 Best Movies