Anguished screams can be heard emanating from the basement of a slaughterhouse in a small Finnish village, but it’s not the resident reindeer that are crying out – it’s Turo (Johannes Holopainen), lead singer of a metal band that he’s formed with his closest friends. Despite practicing religiously for more than a decade, the members have never played a single gig, have never written a song, and have never even decided on a name for themselves.
A Wrinkle in Time isn’t the multigenerational grand slam Disney was hoping for and most likely won’t connect much with anyone over the age of twelve – despite the vastly superior second half of the film.
When we first meet Sidney Hall (Logan Lerman), he’s standing at the front of his English class, reciting an essay on the meaning of life, which in this case involves explicit masturbation fantasies about a popular cheerleader. His submission earns a few chuckles from star quarterback Brett (Blake Jenner) and a stern look from his instructor, who seems to be on the verge of issuing a failing grade. But to Sidney, the fault is not his own – he blames his teacher’s “limited definition” of 20th century writers.
As Netflix continues to expand its library of original content, the streaming network’s executive team seems uniquely focused on attracting top-tier Hollywood talent, oftentimes at the expense of quality. Regrettably, the latest sci-fi offering from writer and director Duncan Jones, a longtime passion project called Mute, is another example of Netflix relinquishing creative control to a filmmaker, only to have the end result fall short of whatever lofty aspirations might have been present at the outcome.
Coco is one of Pixar’s most original and inspiring projects in years, and this fully loaded Blu-ray is yet another example of Disney delivering the goods and setting the bar for home video releases. If you missed this one in theaters, rest assured that it will look and sound amazing in your living room.
Destiny’s powerful hand is once again at the backs of The Tick and Arthur as Amazon’s Studios infectious reboot of the beloved characters returns this week for the final six episodes of The TIck’s first season. The series is anchored by note-perfect portrayals of the lovable lead duo by Peter Serafinowicz and Griffin Newman as Tick and Arthur respectively and the talented actors took time to speak with us directly at The Nerd Repository to give our readers the scoop on the upcoming climax of the first season.
Releasing next week on Blu-Ray, Pixar’s latest and most visually ambitious masterpiece yet Coco can put a song in the heart of your home movie collection. Now you too can crossover thanks to your pals at The Nerd Repository if you win one of the three Blu-Ray Combo Packs we’re giving away of Disney•Pixar’s Coco!
Despite the overwhelming success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (a collective gross of more than $5 billion domestically), the studio has oft been criticized for a lack of diversity in their films. The majority of Marvel’s heroes have been white males, with characters of other ethnicities and sexes typically relegated to supporting roles (Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, Don Cheadle’s War Machine, Idris Elba’s Heimdall, etc). The character of Black Panther, whose popularity has been consistent since his comic debut in 1966, didn’t make it to the big screen until Captain America: Civil War – a travesty, to be sure – and Chadwick…
Ryan Reynolds is bringing his foul-mouthed mutant mercenary back to the big screen in just a few shorts months, and the Deadpool 2 marketing campaign is turning out to be every bit as absurd – and hilarious – as its predecessor. In the latest trailer, the Merc With the Mouth throws shade at Justice League while Josh Brolin’s Cable scowls and shoots his way through everything in his path. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZNBFcwd7zc The second half of the trailer promises plenty of action, with guns, explosions, an apparent prison riot, and plenty more. Atomic Blonde director David Leitch seems like a great fit…