Steve Stebbing

Breaking down all things pop culture

New To VOD: Irresistible – John Stewart channels some of his justified rage into his second directed feature film but unlike the last true story drama he made last time he is playing into the comedy satire with hopefully better results. Starring Steve Carrell and Rose Byrne, the film focuses on a Democratic political strategist …

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New On VOD: Run This Town – When the walking disaster known as Rob Ford was in his position of mayor, his story, especially that of his arrest and then basic dismissal of his crimes so he can keep running the city was a major story internationally we knew this would be made into a …

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New to VOD: Trolls: World Tour – One of the release casualties of COVID-19, this animated sequel is getting the “direct into you home for the kids” treatment, almost like Universal is now giving back to the base demographic in these tough times. I fully expect there to be another Justin Timberlake song like “Can’t …

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New Releases: The Invisible Man – The Dark Universe from Universal Pictures may have died a dismal death after the failure of Tom Cruise’s The Mummy but from the ashes of that mess this property was floated over to Blumhouse and they put filmmaker Leigh Whannell, one-half of the minds behind Saw, at the helm …

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New Releases: Brahms: The Boy II – How we have a sequel to a horror movie that, as far as I know, totally bombed in theaters is beyond me but here we are. Without the star of the first movie, Luren Cohen, we get Katie Holmes playing the mother of a young boy who moves …

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New Releases: Gretel & Hansel – In the dark niches of mystery and horror actor turned director Osgood Perkins has been making waves with stylishly done films like The Blackcoat’s Daughter and with this film, just his third feature, he may hit more of a mainstream level and he’s doing it with a classic Grimm …

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New Releases: The Grudge – We are now in the cycle of horror where we try out the Japanese waif ghosts again and if you remember, this didn’t work out too well when Paramount tried to reboot The Ring with Rings, a limp and frightening nudge to a story audiences had largely forgotten about. This …

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New Releases: Little Women (Opened on Christmas Day) – Greta Gerwig cements herself as one of the finest contemporary¬†filmmakers working today, adapting Louise May Alcott’s cherished novel and really creating a relatable¬†story for women about women and the struggles of ambition with a societal limit, love with a societal scrutiny and existence¬†under the watchful eye …

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New Releases: Jumanji: The Next Level – the fans cried foul when it was announced that The Rock would be rebooting Jumanji but the end result turned out to be a pretty entertaining movie with the great continued Chemistry Between The Rock and Kevin Hart. Now the whole cast is returning including Karen Gillan and …

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New Releases: Playmobil: The Movie – When Lego came together (get it?) to create a massive blockbuster film and multiple spin-offs it seemed to have shot a flare into the studio sky saying that all of the toy properties were now possibly lucrative for big-screen adventures. That said, I’m really unsure about this one as …

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