The long wait for a Sonic the Hedgehog movie is nearly.
Produced by Neal H. Moritz (The Fast and the Furious films) and Tim Miller (Deadpool) among others, Sonic the Hedgehog will speed into theaters for Thanksgiving 2019 – with a cast that includes James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as Sonic.
Showtime’s new series, I’m Dying Up Here follows the progress (or not) of a group of struggling comics in the seventies – and the club, run by Goldie (Melissa Leo) in which they earn their laughs (or not).
I’m Dying Up Here premieres on Sunday, June 4th (10/9C). Check out the first trailer after the break.
Disney’s A Christmas Carol surprises in that not only is it a wonderful film, it doesn’t actually dress up the tradition Dickens tale with too much action movie fooferaw.
By now, what with everyone from Mr. Magoo to Tim Curry having played the humbugging Dickens miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, there are very few people who don’t know the story of how he is haunted by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future and regains his lost humanity. The question is merely whether Robert Zemeckis’ 3-D CGI workup works on its own merits.
Yes, yes, yes! I missed Yes Man when it came out in the theaters, wanted to see it but never got around to it. It came out on the old Blu-ray a few weeks ago and I finally got a chance to watch it this weekend. Jim Carrey is great in this as the guy who always says no to everything until he meets Terrence Bundley a motivational speaker who is pushing the concept that you have to say "Yes" to everything in order to get something in return. It’s basically a karma thing and of course in the beginning Carl Allen is leery until a series of strange events leads him to a chance encounter with Allison (Zooey Deschanel) who turns out to be his dream girl. Why don’t we see more of Zooey? She’s awesome, unique, plays real down to earth quirky characters. The sad thing is, I live my life like Carl Allen did before he discovered the power Yes. I stay home all the time, make excuses not to go out and seeing a film like this makes me think, "hey, maybe I should start saying "Yes" more." Yes Man isn’t a laugh out loud movie, but it does make you feel good.
Picture, Menu and Audio Quality
It’s Blu-ray so the picture quality is excellent, but it’s not eye-popping or a "showcase" title. It would probably look just as good on a standard or up-scalled DVD. It’s a full 1080P transfer. But there’s nothing in the cinematography that makes you go "Wow, this is amazing!" The navigation follows the standard Warner Brother’s template – which frankly, I don’t like. It’s a regular menu bar when you click the special features button you get this big screen of blocky, crunched up text. And normally on WB menus the text colors also make it hard to read. It’s a little cleaner here.