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Take a Break from the Darkness of the World, and Smile With Our Pick of the Week

Plus 13 More New Releases to Watch This Week on Blu-ray/DVD! Welcome to this week in home video! Click the title to buy a Blu-ray/DVD from Amazon and help support FSR in the process! Pick of the Week Savannah Smiles What is it? Two criminals cross paths with a young runaway and are mistaken for […]

Remembering Perry King, the Other, Other Han Solo

Alden Ehrenreich may indeed have big boots to fill in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story,’ but it’s nothing that hasn’t been done before. This will be a strange weekend for many Star Wars fans. For more than 40 years, the franchise has been synonymous with Harrison Ford, the carpenter-turned-heartthrob who is responsible for more iconic film characters than […]

A Look at Spike Lee’s ‘He Got Game’ 20 Years Later

An under-appreciated film, and one that feels even more relevant today. For the first 10 years of my life, the Boston Celtics were terrible. How terrible? So terrible that people would just give tickets away. As a young fan with a family willing to take the tickets and the heartbreak in person, it was anything but […]

Idris Elba is Bringing a Modern ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ to Life

This seems like it’ll be miles away from the familiar ’90s Disney version. The notoriously handsome British actor Idris Elba will be playing radically against type for his latest project, a modern adaptation of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame“ for Netflix. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Elba will star as the title character, Quasimodo, and he’s also […]

Ron Howard’s ‘Willow’ Points to an Uncertain Future for the ‘Star Wars’ Franchise

The director’s messily charming fantasy turns 30 this week, just in time for Howard’s return to Lucasfilm. Ron Howard has a long history with George Lucas. He starred in the wunderkind director’s second film, American Graffiti, and the two maintained an enduring friendship as Howard made his transition from child star to Oscar-winning director. When Lucas finally […]

Gal Gadot to Produce Cold War Drama ‘My Dearest Fidel’

The ‘Wonder Woman’ actress may also star in the movie, about groundbreaking journalist Lisa Howard. The state of women journalists on screen leaves plenty to be desired, even in the best of film and television. In general, moving pictures seem to have a particularly difficult time depicting successful women in any field with no strings attached. […]

Damon Lindelof’s ‘Watchmen’ is Looking as Promising as Ever

The comics-inspired “remix” comes into focus with a director and star-studded cast locked in. Damon Lindelof‘s upcoming series based on the cult comic book series “Watchmen” has already garnered apprehension from fans on multiple fronts. Director Zack Snyder adapted the material in 2009, and reactions were aggressively polarized. Snyder’s film adaptation is extremely faithful to […]

John Malkovich Will Play Hercule Poirot in ‘The ABC Murders’

The BBC keeps gunning for “different” with its newest Agatha Christie adaptations. For an actor who cuts as iconic a silhouette as John Malkovich, we haven’t really seen very much of him lately. He’s had no shortage of work per se, having put out eight features in the last couple of years with four more […]

Time to Put Your Money Where Your ‘Police Academy’ Nostalgia Is

The story of the comedy franchise is subject of a new crowd-funded documentary. While you wait for the Police Academy franchise to finally be rebooted — probably not with Jordan Peele involved anymore — there’s another project to look to with your nostalgia. Dead Mouse Productions and Cult Screenings UK, the companies behind such documentaries as Leviathan: The […]

‘Solo – A Star Wars Story’ Review: Uninspired and Visually Dull, But We’re Excited for a Sequel Anyway

It’s unnecessary… unless it leads to a follow-up. Disney’s acquisition of the Star Wars universe has seen new films dovetail in two directions. We’re two movies deep on the third trilogy (The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi), and with this weekend’s release of Solo we’ve also gotten two standalone efforts under the A Star Wars […]