Colin Donnell talks Almost Love

Colin Donnell spoke with Solzy at the Movies over the phone this week about Almost Love, which Vertical Entertainment just released on VOD. Almost Love will be released on Digital/VOD on April 3, 2020. What was it that drew you to the film? Colin Donnell: Mike is actually an old friend of mine. When he told me about the film and the script, I was really excited for him. When he sent it to me…

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Jon Abrahams talks Clover

Actor-director Jon Abrahams took some time this week to talk with Solzy at the Movies over the phone about the recently released Clover. Clover is a modern twist on the American crime film. Were there any films in particular that influenced the way the movie was shot? Jon Abrahams: Absolutely. Certainly Mikey and Nicky, which is an Elaine May-directed film with Peter Falk and John Cassavetes is a big inspiration as is John Cassavetes’ film,…

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Argo: This Is The Best Bad Idea We Have

Argo tells an incredibly true story of how the CIA used a fake science-fiction film to rescue six American diplomats during the Iran hostage crisis. “This is the best bad idea we have, sir,” Jack O’Donnell (Bryan Cranston) tells C.I.A Director Stansfield Turner (Phillip Baker Hall). “By far.” The best bad idea not only saves six American lives but manages to win an Oscar.  A few of them, actually.  The fact that the CIA turns…

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Dolphin Reef: A Trip to the Polynesian Islands

Dolphin Reef takes us on a journey to the Polynesian Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean as we follow a pair of Pacific bottlenose dolphins. Echo is a three-year-old Pacific bottlenose dolphin.  He’s still young and has so much more to learn.  Much to the dismay of mother Kumu, he just wants to explore the coral reef and its inhabitants.  Like with any environment, there’s an ecosystem and everyone has their part.  Though I should…

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Elephant: Disneynature Documentary Follows Herd

Elephant–narrated by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex–is one of two documentaries from Disneynature that are being released on Disney+ on April 3, 2020. Disneynature is known for being the studio arm that brings viewers captivating documentaries timed to Earth Day.  This year, it just so happens that we are blessed with not one film but two of them.  It may end up being a blessing in disguise because we’re couped up and need a vacation. …

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The Departed: A Martin Scorsese Masterpiece

The Departed continues filmmaker Martin Scorsese’s trend of making at least one motion picture masterpiece per decade–this time, winning an Oscar. Even though the film adapts a story from another country, the filmmakers still find a way to tie it to Boston.  This is one of the best ideas to go into the film.  For all intents and purposes, mob boss Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) is Whitey Bulger.  Basically, the film deals with crime and…

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White Heat: One of James Cagney’s Finest Roles

Oscar-winning actor James Cagney delivers one of his finest roles in Warner Bros. gangster drama White Heat after being away from the genre. The psychotic Arthur “Cody” Jarrett (James Cagney) is the leader of the aptly named Jarrett gang.  While Cody is married to Verna (Virginia Mayo), one could certainly make the argument that he’s really married to his mother.  The relationship here is certainly a character study in its own right. The gang robs…

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The Life of Emile Zola: Warner’s First Best Picture

The Life of Emile Zola might not be remembered like other films but the biopic gave Warner Bros. their first Best Picture in studio history. Emile Zola (Paul Muni) is a writer that took up Captain Alfred Dreyfus’ (Joseph Schildkraut) cause after he was falsely accused and convicted of a crime he did not commit.  Zola risks his entire career by publishing J’Accuse…! in a French paper.  By getting involved, Zola would later be tried…

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The Scheme: Christian Dawkins Tells All

Christian Dawkins reveals everything about the biggest scandal to ever hit college basketball in HBO’s newest documentary, The Scheme. A few years ago, the average college basketball fan probably didn’t even know who Dawkins even was.  Now?  Everybody does.  The scandal led to Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino being forced out from the University of Louisville.  Louisville fans probably didn’t want to be in the news again.  Not like this anyway.  After all, they…

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Hits Home Video

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the ninth and final installment of the Skywalker saga, is now available for fans to buy on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray. In addition to the above options, eight previous films in the saga are being made available on 4K Ultra HD for the first time.  Both Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Solo were previously available on 4K UItra HD. Bonus features include*: The Skywalker Legacy – The…

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