Our friends at RLJ entertainment put together this list of movies: “Looking to add some levity in your life? We’ve got you covered! Here are six comedy movies you probably haven't seen.” Rent them for your next movie night.Read More
When it comes to film commentary, the only comparison I feel comfortable making between myself and Roger Ebert is that we were both introduced to the Marx Brothers at a young age by our fathers. The first film Mr. Ebert saw at the theater was a re-release of 1937’s “A Day at the Races,” and my earliest memory of watching a movie with my dad is sitting down to a well-worn VHS copy of “Animal Crackers.” Watching the Marx Brothers was something of a tradition in my family, going back to when my great-grandmother took her family to see all the original theatrical runs of their films. As a family of Neapolitan immigrants, Chico was the perpetual household favorite and Little Nonna went to her grave believing not only that he was Italian, but also that Groucho’s mustache was real and Harpo was really a red-haired lunatic who couldn’t speak.Read More
Welcome to September. While you’re eating pumpkin pie, having a caramel apple at a high school football game, or walking along on a chilly morning, it’s time to add some autumnal movies into your queue. Here are my picks for the best autumn films.Read More
Not all remakes are disasters. Most are, to be honest, but not all. A successful remake has to be true in some meaningful way to the original but have a value and integrity that is independent of its original. The 2016 version of The Magnificent Seven is the first on my list of five remakes worth watching.Read More
After nearly 5 billion red envelopes shipped, we’ve learned a lot about what you–our members–like to watch. We’ve scoured the data. State by state. Genre by genre. And what have we learned?
This nation of ours loves us some Drama. Year after year, we’ve seen the Drama genre maintain its place atop the podium with close to a billion shipments! Every now and then, TV Shows or Comedy will pull an upset, but it doesn’t last long.Read More