downhill review

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic grows and more businesses and movie theaters close, Hollywood studios have been left with nowhere to drop their theatrical releases. While some studios chose to delay their biggest feature films until the worst of the pandemic passes, a few studios decided to break the monotony of everyone’s self-isolation (and help keep a few kids entertained) by releasing their theatrical films on digital platforms early. Most films available to buy digitally about 74 days after they first arrive in theaters, but studios are breaking that tradition by releasing their films on VOD mere weeks after, or even on the same day of, the theatrical debut.

Here is an ongoing list of the films that have been or will be released early.

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VOTD: How ‘Frozen 2’ Should Have Ended

How Frozen 2 Should Have Ended

Disney’s Frozen had the ice-powered queen Elsa finding herself in the face of adversity. Frozen 2 had Elsa find herself again, this time as the form of a fifth spirit that unites the past people of Arendelle and the neighboring tribe of Northuldra, as well as the magic of nature, in order to break a curse that left their ancestors trapped in an Enchanted Forest. Yeah, it’s a lot to take in, but in a way, it’s a remake of The Fifth Element. But now you’ll probably want to find out How Frozen 2 Should Have Ended. Read More »

Frozen 2 on Disney+ Early

It looks like Disney is already making sure their Disney+ subscribers have some new content to watch while they’re self-quarantining and trying to stay away from the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. The House of Mouse is putting Frozen 2 on Disney+ early this weekend, which is three months before the animated musical sequel otherwise would have arrived on the streaming service, but that’s not all.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker seems to be available for purchase digitally on iTunes and Vudu right now. Intended for release on digital platforms on March 17, fans have spotted the movie’s availability in the iTunes and Vudu library and purchased it. Find out more below. Read More »

Frozen 2 Honest Trailer

Frozen 2 is now the highest grossing animated movie of all-time, adding to Disney’s domination of the box office. It might have taken Walt Disney Animation six years to follow up their original animated hit, but you might be surprise to learn that you already saw this story play out at Marvel Studios in the form of Thor: Ragnarok. Don’t believe us? We’ll let the Frozen 2 Honest Trailer lay it out for you. Read More »

Magic Happens parade

Disneyland’s brand new Magic Happens parade has officially opened. This is the first new day-time parade at Disneyland in almost a decade, so to say we were excited is an understatement! In our latest Ordinary Adventures vlog, we bring you along with us as we experience Magic Happens for the very first time. SPOILER ALERT: WE LOVED IT! Hit the jump to see the video and learn about this new parade!

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New Blu-ray Releases knives out

Welcome back, fans of physical media. There are several great Blu-ray releases hitting the shelves this week, and if you’re one of those weirdos like me who cherishes physical copies, you’re going to want to grab some (if not all) of these. These are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week.

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best moments of the 2020 oscars

Like every year, Sunday’s 2020 Oscars ceremony was a night of overwhelming highs and abysmal lows. But Parasite is now a four-time Oscar winner, so things are (mostly) right in the world. Because of that, we’ll only be counting down the highs of this year’s host-less Oscars ceremony, which ran the gamut of emotions from confusing, to chaotic, to cathartic. Here are our highlights of the 92nd Academy Awards.

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2020 Oscars Video Highlights - Bong Joon-ho

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, since the 92nd Academy Awards aired last night, we’re running through some 2020 Oscars video highlights. The show may not have had a host, but it had some major moments in between the little golden men being handed out. Janelle Monae opened the Oscars with a vibrant, dance-heavy musical number honoring nominess and movies snubbed by The Academy. Chris Rock and Steve Martin came as close to hosting the show as we were going to get, Idina Menzel belted a Frozen 2 tune with an assembly of international singers, and much more.

On top of the show highlights, we’ve also included some of the best acceptance speeches, included two extensive moments with Best Actor and Best Actress winners Joaquin Phoenix and Renee Zellweger, the surprise when Bong Joon-ho took home Best Director, and of course, the big moment when Parasite won Best Picture. Read More »

Frozen 2 Storyboard Comparison

It takes years for animated movies to get made. They start with the most simple of drawings, called storyboards. Animated movies are so meticulously planned that often times the storyboard aren’t too far off from what the final shots movie end up looking like, albeit with far more details included in the theatrical cut of the movie. Such is the case with the Frozen 2 musical sequence featuring the song “Into the Unknown,” and you can see how the storyboards compare to the final cut. Read More »

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Jason Momoa Super Bowl Commercial

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, listen as the sound editors explain how they brought the roaring engines and more to life in the Best Picture nominated Ford v Ferrari. Plus, watch as Jason Momoa reveals his true self in a Super Bowl commercial for Rocket Mortgage, and watch Saturday Night Live tackle Frozen II and some things that just don’t make sense in it. Read More »