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How to Catch Peter Rabbit 2

30 Jun

Peter-rabbit-teaser.jpg Ed Sum
(the Vintage Tempest)

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Coming to PVOD in Canada
Rent it at home July 2!

Not everyone will have seen Peter Rabbit 2. This film may have hopped, skipped or jumped past certain theatres and purists (those who know the source material by Beatrix Potter) are more likely to pass this film series up than try to watch. I enjoy this modern update as it introduces him to a new generation where he’s not quite as rascally as Bugs Bunny and nor is he a Winnie the Pooh.

Thomas McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) is more or less considered this bunny’s (voiced by James Corden) handler. This film picks up from where the last left off. He married Bea (Rose Byrne) and she proves Pete is “marketable.” Her children’s books about the rabbit are popular enough to get the attention of a huge publisher. She’s being courted to sell the rights so that the bigwigs can send the bunny to places akin to how a certain beagle has become huge for Apple TV. This other series no longer has the same quality as Charles Schultz‘s works. 

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The Details on 2012 Getting the 4K treatment

5 Jan

Release Date:
January 19th, 2021

Available to pre-order on Amazon USA

Although the Mayan Apocalypse on December 2012 never happened, filmmaker Roland Emmerich has other ideas. This director of The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day, has a different kind of disaster in mind. 2012 is an action-adventure movie, exploding with groundbreaking special effects and this 4K edition is sure to revel in the details missed in prior releases.

The world faces a catastrophe of apocalyptic proportions, cities collapse and continents crumble. 2012 brings and end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors. Starring John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Danny Glover and Woody Harrelson.

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Everything You Wanna Know About Resident Evil on 4K But Were Afraid to Ask…

22 Oct

Release Date:
November 17th, 2020

There’s no need to do the moonwalk or squeal in delight like Michael Jackson just yet. The news is thrilling enough, and to figure out what Umbrella Corporation is up to may well fully get answered in this release of all the Resident Evil movies!

One of the most successful live-action video game film franchises of all time gets an upgrade when the RESIDENT EVIL 4K ULTRA HD COLLECTION arrives next month from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This limited-edition gift set marks the first time that fans will be able to experience all six films on 4K Ultra HD disc with High Dynamic Range and Dolby ATMOS audio. The films will also be available digitally in 4K with HDR.

This collection includes Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Apocalypse (both the original theatrical version and an extended cut), Resident Evil: Extinction, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Resident Evil: Retribution and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter as well as hours of bonus content across all six films, including rare archival featurettes that have been previously unavailable on disc.

Based on the popular video game series by Capcom, the Resident Evil franchise stars Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element) as Alice, a superhuman security expert pitted against the sinister Umbrella Corporation as the world’s population is transformed into flesh-eating creatures by one of its most dangerous biological weapons.

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Time for a 4K Whiplash in this upgrade package!

18 Sep

Release Date:
Sept 22, 2020

The modern classic, written and directed by Academy Award®-winner Damien Chazelle and starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons in an Oscar®-winning performance, is newly remastered in stunning 4K with High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos audio. Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Terence Fletcher, an instructor known equally for his teaching talents and his terrifying methods, discovers Andrew and transfers him into his band. Andrew’s passion to achieve perfection soon spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability and his sanity.

BONUS MATERIALS

  • Commentary with Writer/Director Damien Chazelle and J.K. Simmons
  • An Evening at the Toronto International Film Festival with Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons and Damien Chazelle
  • Timekeepers: Famous Drummers Discuss Their Craft and Passion for Drumming
  • Whiplash Original Short Film with Optional Commentary
  • Deleted Scene
  • Theatrical Trailer

SPECS

  • Run Time: Approx. 107 minutes
  • Rating: 14A
  • Feature: 2160p Ultra High Definition/2.40:1
  • Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible), English 5.1 DTS-HD MA, French (Par), English Audio Description Track 5.1 Dolby Digital

The Science with Spider-Man, Far From Home and My Wishlist with the MCU

7 Jul

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

* Spoiler Alert

Spider-man: Far From Home is an action-packed fun-filled ride that’s less about being an epilogue to Avengers Endgame and more about Peter Parker (Tom Holland) growing up. The explanations of those returning from nothing gets explained very conveniently and felt more like a tacked on response.

At the same time, this movie also very similar to the first one as Petey leaves New York to stay with the decathlon team when trouble keeps on showing up–whether he likes it or not! (and also tries to get used to new Spidey suits)

Just who disappeared in the main and supporting cast of Sony’s Spider-Man universe show no trauma of being displaced. We know from the main Marvel Cinematic Universe films that people were emotionally affected by the sudden disappearances. The discourse in Far From Home went by too fast before jumping into a story about a small group of high school students going on summer vacation.

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