Amazon Prime Video Spotlight: Witchy Women

Today in the Prime Video spotlight, we present Amazon Prime Instant Videos featuring modern day witches, both with a mix of drama, comedy, romance and a touch of the supernatural, and both based on books of the same titles. First up is Practical Magic, starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. It’s currently free to stream for Prime … Read more

Amazon Instant Video Movie Spotlight: Dead of Winter

The Woman in Black: people seem to either love it or hate it, depending on their tastes in thrillers and horror. It’s an atmospheric, methodically-paced, old fashioned ghost story: heavy on foreboding and dread, light on graphic violence. While this kind of horror film seems unique in today’s world of such fare as Saw and … Read more

Instant Video TV Spotlight: Carnivale – Good vs. Evil, Myth, Magic and Ghosts In The Dustbowl Era

Carnivale is a television series that ran from 2003-05 on HBO. The brief description of the show given on IMDB is, “During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell,” but that one-liner doesn’t do this … Read more

Comic Actors Show Their Chops In Dramatic Roles

Of course, everyone knows Tom Hanks first came to the public’s attention in the cross-dressing TV sitcom Bosom Buddies, and that he took a number of comedic and romantic comedy film roles like those in Bachelor Party, Joe vs. the Volcano, Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail (currently part of the Amazon Prime Instant video library, available for … Read more

Best Adapted Screenplay Winners: Once They Were Books

“The book’s better than the movie.” How often have you heard this from a knowing, bookish friend? Very often, it’s true simply because the film adaptation can’t possibly contain as much of the source material as it took to fill the original book. Consider The Princess Bride, William Goldman’s excellent, rip-roaring book (now available in … Read more

Will BAFTAs Predict The Oscars? Winners & Nominees Available On The Fire

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts held its annual BAFTA awards ceremony this past weekend, and many of the Film nominees are also nominated for Academy Awards here in America. The BAFTAs are typically seen as an Academy Awards preview show, since BAFTA winners often take home the corresponding Oscar as well. The … Read more