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Warner Home Video Savant Blu-ray Review Innerspace Blu-ray Warner Home Video 1965 / Color / 2:35 widescreen 1:37 flat Academy / 84 min. / City in the Sea / Street Date August ll, 2015 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, Meg Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, Fiona Lewis, Vernon Wells, Robert Picardo Cinematography Andrew Laszlo Visual Effects Supervisor James H. Spencer Art Direction Dennis Muren Film Editor Kent Beyda <Original Music Jerry Goldsmith Written by Jeffrey Boam, Chip Proser, story by Chip Proser Produced by Michael Finnell, Peter Guber, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Jon Peters, Chip Proser, Steven Spielberg Directed by Joe Dante
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
Warner Home Video shows some class with this Blu-ray revisit of a genuine 1980s audience-pleaser, the sci-fi comedy Innerspace. It's one of the best achievements from the cinematic toy box of Joe Dante, the Roger Corman acolyte who graduated to direct some of the most entertaining fantasy pictures of the last thirty years. »
- Glenn Erickson
By Lee Pfeiffer
Warner Home Entertainment has recently released their special edition DVD of director Joe Dante’s “Innerspace” on Blu-ray. The 1987 film is a sci-fi comedy that afforded Martin Short and Meg Ryan early career leading roles in a tale of inspired lunacy. The premise of the script centers on a narcissistic former military test pilot Tuck Pendelton (Dennis Quaid) who volunteers for an unprecedented scientific experiment. Doctors have the technology to shrink him and inject him into the body of a rabbit. They also obviously have the ability to bring him back into the outside world where he can resume his normal activities at his normal size. The purpose of the experiment is to allow medical technicians to eventually inject operatives into human beings so that they can perform miracle surgeries. However, there are some bad guys who are looking to benefit from the amazing technology by selling it to the highest bidder. »
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Get ready for an exciting voyage to the Red Planet.
20th Century Fox has released a new video called “Our Greatest Adventure” in anticipation of their upcoming film, The Martian.
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
Millions of miles away, Nasa and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, »
- Michelle McCue
Michael Stevens For 'The Good':
"The latest comic book adaptation in the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe' brings a founding member of 'The Avengers' to the big screen for the first time...
"...in a 'touchie-feeler' popcorn movie, that will get your mandibles clicking...
"...@ the sight of spectacular micro and macro cinematography...
"...the 'Its' About Damn Time' introduction of a strong female character in Evangeline Lilly...
"Great moments include Lang...
"... 'mounting the thorax' of a flying ant named 'Antony'...
"...a "Thomas The Tank Engine' unexpectedly involved in a fight »
- Michael Stevens
It's been a rough few weeks for Donald Trump after the presidential hopeful made disparaging remarks about Mexican immigrants: First, Univision, NBC, Macy's and Espn all cut ties with the real estate mogul, and now even The Simpsons is razzing Trump. In "Trumptastic Voyage," a nod to the human body-exploring sci-fi classic Fantastic Voyage, Homer is shrunk down to follicle size and forced to brave the wilderness that is Trump's "hair."
At the beginning of the short, Homer is tricked into supporting Trump's presidency for $50. But after accidentally getting too close to the ex-Apprentice host, »
All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century. Click here for a complete list of our essays. How to decide in the grand scheme of things which film year stands above all others? History gives us no clear methodology to unravel this thorny but extremely important question. Is it the year with the highest average score of movies? So a year that averages out to a B + might be the winner over a field strewn with B’s, despite a few A +’s. Or do a few masterpieces lift up a year so far that whatever else happened beyond those three or four films is of no consequence? Both measures are worthy, and the winner by either of those would certainly be a year not to be sneezed at. But I contend the only true measure of a year’s »
- Richard Rushfield
We previously told you which new films and TV shows are coming to Netflix streaming next month, but now it’s time for the bad news: what’s leaving. Quite a few titles are due to expire next month, including Skyfall, The Brothers Bloom, Valkyrie, RoboCop, Life Is Beautiful, BASEketball, the underrated Along Came Polly and more. And if you’ve been putting off watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, time to get crackin’. Here’s a full list of titles that are leaving Netflix next month, via THR: Expiring May 1 12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue (2012) 6 Bullets (2012) A Knight's Tale (2001) Airplane! (1980) Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) All I Want for Christmas (1991) Along Came Polly (2004) An American Haunting (2006) Baby Genius: The Four Seasons Baby Genius: Underwater Adventures BASEketball (1998) Bitter Moon (1992) Boys Don't Cry (1999) Bratz: Babyz: The Movie (2005) Call Me Claus (2001) Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013) Cecil B. »
- Adam Chitwood
Want to watch that amazing train chase sequence from "Skyfall" one more time? Get to streaming the 2012 James Bond film before May 5, because it's one of the many films leaving Netflix's queue. How about the original "RoboCop"? You have until May 1 to comply, er, stream it. And if you want to catch up on Audrey Hepburn classics "Funny Face" and "Sabrina," those will also be leaving soon, as well as "Romancing the Stone" and its sequel, "The Jewel of the Nile."
Here's a complete list of the movies that Netflix is pulling from your streaming list. And, just so you're not left empty-handed, here's a list of what's new on Netflix in May 2015. (All titles and dates provided by Netflix and subject to change.)
Leaving May 1
"6 Bullets" (2012)
"12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue" (2012)
"A Knight's Tale" (2001)
"The Accused" (1988)
"Airplane II: The Sequel" (1982)
"All I Want for Christmas" (1991)
- Sharon Knolle
8 items from 2015
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