When an Abortion Story Is Told as a Caper, Thriller or Farce

When an Abortion Story Is Told as a Caper, Thriller or Farce

In 1969, when abortion was illegal in Illinois, an underground operation arose in Chicago. Officially called the Abortion Counseling Service of Women’s Liberation, it became known as the Jane network, because women seeking abortions were told to call a number and “ask for Jane.” As I watched “The Janes,” an HBO documentary about the service, … Read more

Sony sets Bram Stoker’s Dracula for Steelbook 4K with new extras, plus KLSC’s The Train 4K, dates for Poltergeist & Lost Boys in Ultra HD & MUCH more

We’ve got some new reviews for you to start the new week off, and as always we’ve got a bunch of release news as well, some of it official and some of it new intel on forthcoming 4K and Blu-ray catalog titles . So let’s get right into it… We start with Dennis’ look at … Read more

Love and Thunder, Deleted Scenes, and Taika Waititi

With director Taika Waititi‘s Thor: Love and Thunder opening in theaters on July 8th, I recently spoke with Christian Bale about playing Gorr the God Butcher in the MCU sequel. During the interview, Bale revealed why he signed on to his first Marvel movie, why he wanted to be able to leave set wearing his … Read more

A Film Produced by Martin Scorsese Looks at the Catholic Church’s Treatment of the LGBTQ Community

In the nineteen-fifties, Ravenhall, a salt-water swimming pool in Brooklyn’s Coney Island, was a destination for summer day trippers from the sweltering city, including Martin Scorsese’s family and friends, who often went there from Little Italy. On one such outing, Scorsese, in his early teens, was told that there was something he had to see. … Read more

Why isn’t Lightyear taking off at the box office?

lightyear is struggling to sound to infinity and beyond. So why hasn’t this origin story generated the buzz Disney hoped? The Toy Story spinoff from Pixar was expected to be one of the biggest hits of the summer movie season. Instead, it’s been a box office disappointment, grossing $50 million domestically in its opening weekend … Read more

Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie Trilogy Was Planned Before Disney+ (Exclusive)

Obi-Wan Kenobi has wrapped up on Disney+, bringing back Ewan McGregor as the titular character, telling the story of how he was forced off Tatooine between Revenge of the Sith and The New Hope and, pitting him against his former Padawan learner Darth Vader. The series as a whole proved to be extremely popular amongst … Read more

The Best Actors to Play Elvis Onscreen

Kurt Russell had the hip swivel down cold. Val Kilmer nailed the sincere, soulful voice. And Michael Shannon … well, the credits identified him as Elvis Presley, so that was the character he must have been playing in “Elvis & Nixon,” right? Since the King’s death in 1977, at 42, more than a dozen actors … Read more