• Honoring History With ‘Midway’

    Director-producer Roland Emmerich is known for epic science-fiction battles between humans, aliens and monsters, but it was the film of an actual battle in World War II that he waited two decades to make. While collaborating with Emmerich on another project, screenwriter Wes Tooke asked the director, “What’s the one that got away?” Emmerich told … Continue reading “Honoring History With ‘Midway’”

  • Growing Up With Jay and Silent Bob

    It’s been more than 25 years since audiences first met Jay and Silent Bob in Kevin Smith’s Clerks, and they’ve remained the same carefree stoners despite their adventures in a slew of the director’s View Askewniverse films, including Chasing Amy, Mallrats and Dogma. In Jay & Silent Bob Reboot — available on Blu-ray (plus digital), … Continue reading “Growing Up With Jay and Silent Bob”

  • Capping Off Rambo’s Journey

    Sylvester Stallone’s classic film characters have spanned decades, and over the years the actor-screenwriter has learned to stay true to their essence. That’s what he did with the action hero in Rambo: Last Blood, the supposedly final chapter in the “Rambo” series, available digital and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD from Lionsgate. … Continue reading “Capping Off Rambo’s Journey”

  • ‘The Cotton Club’ Gets an Encore

    Francis Ford Coppola’s lavish 1930s mob musical is getting another moment in the spotlight 35 years later with The Cotton Club Encore. Coppola’s new cut of the troubled 1984 production arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Dec. 10, featuring exclusive new bonus material, from Lionsgate. The cut adds 24 minutes and deletes 13 from the … Continue reading “‘The Cotton Club’ Gets an Encore”

  • Three’s a Harm in Zombie Trilogy

    Writer-director Rob Zombie confronted a problem when mounting a new installment in his bloody serial killer series that includes House of 1000 Corpses (2003) and The Devil’s Rejects (2005) — his lead baddies had been shot and presumably killed. Leave it to Zombie to bring them back from the dead. He came up with the … Continue reading “Three’s a Harm in Zombie Trilogy”

  • A Third Dimension of John Wick

    For John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, director Chad Stahelski (John Wick, John Wick: Chapter 2) confronted the “curse” of doing a sequel. “You try to do something that’s very original, and by the very nature of doing a sequel, it can’t be as original as the original, so you have a couple of choices,” … Continue reading “A Third Dimension of John Wick”

  • ‘Apocalypse Now’ 40 Years Later

    The acclaimed Vietnam War epic Apocalypse Now has been a saga in more ways than one, plagued by a change of lead ac­tors from Harvey Keitel to Mar­tin Sheen, a typhoon in the Phil­ippines and Sheen’s heart attack during filming, critical and skeptical press, and multiple edits. But this month for its 40th anniversary director … Continue reading “‘Apocalypse Now’ 40 Years Later”

  • Hellboy Resurfaces

    Fifteen years after the first film and numerous comic book movies later, producers felt Hellboy was ready for a comeback — with a darker hero, a new focus on adhering to the source material and involvement by creator Mike Mignola. Lionsgate’s reimagining of Hellboy is available now digitally and on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra … Continue reading “Hellboy Resurfaces”

  • A Madea Legacy

    It’s been a long, strange and hilarious trip for an iconic character taking her final bow. A Madea Family Funeral, available now digitally and on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand from Lionsgate, is the 11th and final big-screen appearance of writer/director/star Tyler Perry’s Madea character, whose film debut was 2005’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman. … Continue reading “A Madea Legacy”

  • New Insight Into the Demand for Redbox On Demand

    According to DEG, home entertainment spending and usage is on the rise. Millions of content hours are now available to consumers anytime, anywhere, and traditional cable providers are losing customers to streaming services. December 2017 became the right time for Redbox to re-enter the digital space with the launch of Redbox On Demand, a transactional … Continue reading “New Insight Into the Demand for Redbox On Demand”