Ingrid Goes West Brings Mental Illness to Forefront in Social Media-Obsessed Culture

Ingrid Goes West surprises in a way that you don’t see coming while bringing mental illness to the forefront in this social media-obsessed culture. Directed by Matt Spicer from a screenplay written by David Branson Smith & Spicer, the film stars Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Wyatt Russell, Billy Magnussen, and Pom Klementieff. Social media isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be and Ingrid Goes West shows us a different take on…

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The Only Living Boy in New York doesn’t have the magic

The Only Living Boy in New York is doesn’t quite have the magic but the  fault lies with screenwriter Allan Loeb. Directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by Allan Loeb, the film stars Callum Turner, Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Cynthia Nixon, Kiersey Clemons, and Jeff Bridges. Thomas Webb (Turner) lives on the Lower East Side even though his parents would rather he live closer to their Upper West Side apartment.  The recent graduate turns…

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Logan Lucky: Steven Soderbergh is Back!

With the release of Logan Lucky, director Steven Soderbergh is back in a big way with a very funny heist caper. Directed by Steven Soderbergh from a screenplay by first-time screenwriter Rebecca Blunt, the heist film stars Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Katherine Waterston, Dwight Yoakam, Sebastian Stan, Brian Gleeson, Jack Quaid, with Hilary Swank, and Daniel Craig. Logan Lucky was produced as a test to see if indie filmmakers…

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Bear with Us: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Bear with Us offers a take on the cabin-in-the-woods genre but it does so as a dark comedy. Directed by William J. Stribling from a screenplay that was co-written with Russ Nickel, Bear with Us stars Christy Carlson Romano, Mark Sullivan, Alex McKenna, Cheyanne Jackson, Collin Smith, Lea Delaria, with Curtiss Cook and Alice Ripley. How far would you go to preserve a relationship?  This is the question that Stribling and Nickel have decided to…

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Nick Thune talks Dave Made A Maze, Comedy, and More

Actor/comedian Nick Thune spoke to Solzy at the Movies with the release of Dave Made A Maze this upcoming Friday. Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are things treating you? Nick Thune:  Things are treating me pretty well. Dave Made A Maze pays homage to the great adventure films of the 1980s. What’s your favorite adventure film of that era? Nick Thune:  It’s hard to say because you look back—Goonies—but I wasn’t…

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Dave Made A Maze is The Maze Movie We Need Right Now

Dave Made A Maze is a horror film that doubles as a comedy but in a fun way. Directed by Bill Watterson from a script co-written with Steven Sears, the film stars Nick Thune, Meera Rohit Kumbhani, James Urbaniak, Adam Busch, Kirsten Vangsness, John Hennigan, Scott Narver, Frank Caeti, and Timothy Nordwind. If Super 8 made you nostalgic for the classic Steven Spielberg movies of the 1970s and 1980s, Dave Made A Maze will surely…

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William J. Stribling talks horror comedy Bear with Us

Writer/director William J. Stribling spoke to Solzy at the Movies about Bear with Us.  The indie horror comedy is being released on Digital HD tomorrow. Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are things treating you? William J. Stribling:  Treating me very well.  Thank you very much.  Glad to meet you. You, too.  Bear with Us was a very funny film. How did this idea come to be? William J. Stribling:  That’s an…

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HIMYM: 20th TV giving How I Met Your Father another try

Will the third time be the charm for the How I Met Your Mother spin-off as 20th TV gives How I Met Your Father another try? How I Met Your Mother went off the air following the series finale on CBS.  Even as it was saying goodbye, series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, along with Up All Night creator Emily Spivey, wrote a spin-off, How I Met Your Dad.  The pilot starred Greta Gerwig…

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Shrink: Campaign mounts to #SaveShrink

A campaign has been launched to save Shrink, a series which aired on Seeso and has yet to find a new home. Shrink was a series that was first conceived in Chicago and later filmed in Chicago.  It’s no surprise that series creators and executive producers Tim Baltz and Ted Tremper (The Daily Show) both come out of the Chicago improv scene.  All you have to do is take a look at the gazillion Chicago…

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Remembering actor/comedian Robin Williams

It’s been three years since actor-comedian Robin Williams ended his life in 2014.  His suicide followed a misdiagnosis of Parkinson’s disease when what he was suffering from was diffuse Lewy body dementia. When he was alive, he was one of the funniest people I have ever seen.  Even as Disney produces the live-action Aladdin, Will Smith will never be able to bring to that role what Robin brought to his performance as The Genie.  It’s…

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