Beach Party Movies on Amazon Prime Video

If you’re looking for some escapism, particularly since many of us didn’t have a summer vacation this year, how about a whole slate of 60s beach party movies? You can read more about the history and why I like them at that link, but this month, Amazon has made the following available on Prime Video to watch for free if you’re a subscriber. Muscle Beach Party Bikini Beach Pajama Party Ski Party How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Weirdly, the […]

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Pay Video-on-Demand Gaining Greater Acceptance, New Audience

Is this movie news or TV news? More and more, it is difficult to distinguish the two. I’ve been using the site JustWatch.com to find out where items are available to stream. It’ll tell you where you can watch or rent movies and TV shows. It’s a help, particularly when it comes to obscure movies (turned out one was available for me to watch for free, easily, through Hoopla, the library service). They put out this infographic, looking at attitudes […]

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Getting Ready for Enola Holmes

Given I know a number of Sherlock Holmes fans, there’s been a lot of chatter lately about the upcoming Enola Holmes movie, which debuts on Netflix on September 23. This is the one where Henry Cavill plays Sherlock, and the title character is played by Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things). It’s based on the book series by Nancy Springer (six books, 2006-2010) in which the young Holmes sister is on her own when their mother Eudoria (Helena Bonham Carter) goes […]

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More J. Jonah Jameson to Come from JK Simmons

In this brief clip provided by SiriusXM, JK Simmons answers the question as to whether we’ll see him again as J. Jonah Jameson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This comes from a call-in to The Jess Cagle Show. I have to say, one thing the Marvel movies get very right is their casting. Simmons is perfect as the grumpy, old-school newspaper editor, just as Robert Downey Jr. was perfect as Iron Man and Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Strange. I’m so […]

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Scooby-Doo Origin Movie Goes to Home Video

Warner Bros. has announced that Scoob!, the first full-length animated Scooby-Doo movie intended for theaters, will instead be available through home video services beginning on May 15. Or, as they put it, “available for both Premium Video On Demand (PVOD) and for premium digital ownership in the U.S. and Canada… while theaters remain closed due to the current global health crisis.” I don’t know why “premium” keeps popping up, unless it’s to make us feel better about the pricing, or […]

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Superman to Play Sherlock Holmes

Poor Henry Cavill – he’s going to be known as Superman the rest of his life. And I’m not helping. They’re making an Enola Holmes movie, inspired by the six-volume young adult book series by Nancy Springer in which the pre-teen sister of Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes runs away and solves mysteries. I’m familiar with it because IDW has been putting out graphic novel adaptations; The Case of the Missing Marquess and The Case of the Left-Handed Lady have been […]

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A Christmas Movie Quiz

A quick trivia quiz about the Christmas movies I care enough to own. They’re listed in reverse chronological order, and you can find the answer by clicking the link, which will take you to IMDB. Happy winter holiday of your choice! 1. This lovely bit of house porn, accomplished through residence swapping, covers more winter celebrations than just Christmas, but it’s flawed by its refusal to solve its central romantic complication. Answer Buy on Amazon 2. An atypical action movie, […]

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New Mutants Movie Delayed Again

It’s got to be hard, merging two major movie studios. No matter how bad it will eventually be for the customer, Disney is plowing ahead with its acquisition of Fox, and one of the results seems to be not knowing what to do with The New Mutants movie. Originally produced by Fox as part of the X-Men franchise, it’s now owned by Disney, along with the rest of the Marvel properties (except for Sony’s Spider-Man rights). Originally scheduled for release […]

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