|As an Actor||Supporting||8||$538,947,459||$232,426,414||$771,373,873|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $771,373,873 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3,191)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Himself (You Don't Mess With the Zohan), S.T.E.V.E. (Free Birds), Hosato (Kubo and the Two Strings), Dr. Matsutani (Larry Crowne), Cmdr. Hikaru Sulu (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)|
|Most productive collaborators: Jimmy Hayward, Scott Mosier, Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Travis Knight|
December 13th, 2014
The third installment of our annual Holiday Gift Guide involves limited releases, including foreign films and documentaries; classics hitting DVD or Blu-ray for the first time; and of course Canadian films. There were better choices for the limited releases than there were for big releases and TV on DVD releases, which is good news, because this Holiday Gift Guide feels that it ahs been lackluster so far. There have been many great limited releases to come out this year, including several foreign-language films to find some measure of mainstream success. On the downside, every year a lot of these movies hit theaters in the fall, so they won't hit the home market for months. That said, there are still some real highlights among the limited releases, classics, and Canadian films. In fact, we start off with the highest of the highlights for the entire year.
October 7th, 2014
The biggest release of the week is Edge of Tomorrow, which is coming out on DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, or 3D Combo Pack. However, while the reviews are excellent, the extras are not quite up to the Pick of the Week level. The same is true of the To Be Takei DVD, but fortunately there is a winner out there. Adventure Time: Season Four is better than the previous seasons and the DVD or Blu-ray have enough extras to be the best release of the week. Meanwhile, The Grand Seduction on DVD earns the Puck of the Week for best Canadian release.
October 5th, 2014
This is going to be a shorter review than normal, the third shorter review in a row. The reason for this is simple. I've previously reviewed the Jake the Dad DVD and many of the shorts on that DVD are included on this Blu-ray. There's no need to repeat myself here, so instead I will concentrate on the few episodes that are new to me and that were highlights or lowlights. Is this Blu-ray better than the mixed DVD release in terms of quality? Is it worth picking even if you already own many of these shorts?
August 22nd, 2014
It's a short list this week with only a handful of films. Fortunately, there are two films opening in limited release that are earning strong buzz and great reviews: Love is Strange and The One I Love. Both should find audiences in theaters. Another film, To Be Takei, is also earning great reviews and could do better than most documentaries.
March 18th, 2013
Strange Frame is a low-budget animated film with an LGBT twist to it. When I got the chance to review it, it sounded so weird I couldn't pass up the opportunity. Will it appeal to its target demographic? Will it have more mainstream appeal? Or is it just too weird for anyone?
January 7th, 2013
I've reviewed the previous two seasons of Archer and quite frankly, I think it's one of the best animated shows on TV at the moment. Can season three live up to the first two seasons? Or will the show finally show signs of leveling off?
December 19th, 2012
There are only a few days left till Christmas and we are officially in the panic zone for gift shopping. This week we have our final installment of our annual Holiday Gift Guide. Part I dealt with first run releases, Part II dealt with TV on DVD releases, Part III dealt with limited releases, foreign titles, and classics. This week, we deal with some music, books, games, as well as releases from the first three parts that I forgot the first time around. As always, there are quite a few in that last category. (I also use this time to burn off some releases that arrived late. This way I can get through all of the late reviews quicker than normal and actually have enough time to celebrate Christmas.)
|9/9/2016||For the Love of Spock||Himself||$80,141||$0||$80,141|
|8/19/2016||Kubo and the Two Strings||Hosato||$48,023,088||$26,514,578||$74,537,666|
|10/15/2015||Tab Hunter Confidential||Himself||$85,812||$0||$85,812|
|7/10/2015||Do I Sound Gay?||Himself||$108,620||$3,209||$111,829|
|8/22/2014||To Be Takei||Himself||$51,481||$0||$51,481|
|7/1/2011||Larry Crowne||Dr. Matsutani||$35,608,245||$25,840,890||$61,449,135|
|3/20/2009||The Great Buck Howard||Himself||$750,587||$150,000||$900,587|
|6/6/2008||You Don't Mess With the Zohan||Himself||$100,018,837||$102,892,154||$202,910,991|
|6/19/1998||Mulan||First Ancestor (voice)||$120,620,254||$182,879,746||$303,500,000|
|12/6/1991||Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country||Cmdr. Hikaru Sulu||$74,888,996||$22,011,004||$96,900,000|
|1/1/1990||Prisoners of the Sun||Vice-Admiral Baron Takahashi||$53,000||$0||$53,000|
|6/9/1989||Star Trek V: The Final Frontier||Cmdr. Hikaru Sulu||$52,210,049||$17,989,951||$70,200,000|
|11/26/1986||Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home||Cmdr. Hikaru Sulu||$109,713,132||$23,286,868||$133,000,000|
|6/1/1984||Star Trek III: The Search for Spock||Cmdr. Hikaru Sulu||$76,471,046||$10,528,954||$87,000,000|
|6/4/1982||Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan||Cmdr. Hikaru Sulu||$78,912,963||$16,887,037||$95,800,000|
|12/7/1979||Star Trek: The Motion Picture||Lieutenant Commander Hikaru Sulu||$82,258,456||$56,741,544||$139,000,000|
|6/19/1968||The Green Berets||Captain Nim||$21,707,027||$0||$21,707,027|
|1/1/1966||Walk Don't Run||Police Captain||$7,500,000||$0||$7,500,000|