Weekly Recap: 1917, Little Women, Spies In Disguise & More!
Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, and enjoy some new reviews for the films arriving on the final full week of 2019. There's a good collection of films here, with 1917 delivering an intense survival war drama, Little Women working as a great new retelling of the classic story, and Spies in Disguise plays as a fun blend of silly comedy and spy action in animated form. There's also my list of various award contenders still in theaters and now on home media, and various streaming services. The first of a few top ten lists is up as well. There are also some new home media releases as well. Finally, there are plenty of new trailers to dig into as well, along with our latest podcast covering Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Enjoy and thanks for reading!
New to Theaters:
(All Reviews Are Linked)
- 1917 - A remarkable cinematic effort.
- Little Women - A very good adaptation of the classic novel.
- Spies in Disguise - Delivers on its ridiculous premise.
- Netflix Round-Up: Marriage Story, The Two Popes, Dolemite, Atlantics & More
- Uncut Gems - Adam Sandler gives his best performance ever, now in wide release.
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - An underwhelming end to the saga.
- Top Ten Blu-rays of 2019 - The first of a few lists.
New On 4K/Blu-ray/DVD/Streaming:
- The Kill Team - An okay look at a true war story.
- The Aeronauts - On Prime
- Ad Astra
- Apollo 11
- Avengers: Endgame - On Disney+
- A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
- Booksmart - On Hulu
- Dark Waters
- Dolemite Is My Name - On Netflix
- The Farewell
- Ford v Ferrari
- A Hidden Life
- Honey Boy
- The Irishman - On Netflix
- Jojo Rabbit
- The Last Black Man in San Francisco - On Prime
- The Lighthouse
- The Mustang
- Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
- Pain & Glory
- Queen & Slim
- The Report - On Prime
- Richard Jewell
- Transit - On Prime
- Toy Story 4
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - Aaron and Abe are joined by First Showing’s Alex Billington and Battleship Pretension’s David Bax to go over Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the final entry in the Skywalker Saga (including a clearly-noted spoiler discussion).
- All Episodes
Trailers & Other Articles Of Note:
- Top Ten Blu-rays of 2019
- The Gentlemen
- Hollywood Critics Association 2019 Award Nominations
- March Criterion Releases
- Godzilla Is Getting Closer
- Godzilla Criterion Box Set Announcement
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters Podcast