Wild and Crazy Guys: A Must-Own Comedy Book

Nick de Semlyen’s Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the ’80s Changed Hollywood Forever is a must-own for comedy fans. When one thinks of the greatest comedies of the 1980s, you can’t help but think of sketch comedy series such as Saturday Night Live and SCTV.  These two series gave rise to some of the greatest comedy films and in some instances, some of the best comedy duos of all-time. This book…

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Several Festival Films Opening This Weekend

A number of films that premiered earlier this year during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival are opening in theaters this weekend. I reviewed Adam earlier this year for Out Magazine.  This film has garnered a lot of attention and controversy on social media.  Most of the controversy has to do with what is in the book rather than what is in the film.  The film has managed to spark a boycott movement–one of which I…

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Woodstock Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music is the Oscar-winning documentary about one of the most important moments for the 1960s counterculture. In Woodstock, filmmaker Michael Wadleigh directs the ultimate concert documentary.  Some other films might come close but will probably end up falling short.  All one needs to do here is take a look at the history.  Almost a half million descended onto a dairy farm for an event billed as “An Aquarian Experience:…

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette Brings A Book To Life

Where’d You Go, Bernadette brings the bestselling novel to life in a comedy that ought to remind artists how important it is to create. Bernadette Fox (Cate Blanchett) could have had it all.  Before dropping off the face of the planet, the architect won a MacArthur Grant.  Living in Los Angeles would have been a dream.  Yet she packs it all up to move to Seattle where she now lives with daughter Bee (Emma Nelson)…

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A Million Eyes: A Beautiful Short

Richard Raymond‘s newest short film, A Million Eyes, is a beautiful film that speaks to the idea of what goes into creating art. When we first meet Leroy (Elijah M. Cooper), the teenager is taking photos across town with a banged up 35mm camera.  He also recites the title line but not in a cliche way.  Leroy lives with his mother, Amber (Katie Lowes), a struggling alcoholic.  When an older photographer, Fern (Joe Morton), takes…

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Bandslam: Criminally Underrated after 10 Years

The music is still good in this flick but Bandslam remains criminally underrated after the film opened in theaters ten years ago. Bandslam is about a battle of the bands competition.  It’s “Texas High School football big” as Sa5m (Vanessa Hudgens) says.  The winning band gets a recording contract so its pretty big to say the least. Will Burton (Gaelan Connell) is starting off at a new school because his mom, Karen (Lisa Kudrow), recently…

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47 Meters Down: Uncaged Raises the Stakes

The stakes are heightened while exploring the ruins of an underwater city in 47 Meters Down: Uncaged in the sequel to the surprise hit film. Johannes Roberts returns to the director’s chair and brings back Ernest Riera as a co-writer.  With the filmmakers back at the helm, they are sure to change things up by a notch or two.  None of the cast returns from the first film.  Because of the name, we know that…

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Toronto 2019: Additional Gala, Special Presentations Added

Another wave of titles were added to the list of Gala and Special Presentations playing during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. The announcement of the new Toronto titles was made this morning by TIFF co-heads Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente.  The additional titles bring the fest to a total of 20 Gala selections and 55 Special Presentations. “We’re thrilled to announce this second wave of Galas and Special Presentations, which I believe are some…

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Avengers: Endgame arrives on Blu-ray, DVD

Fans can finally bring home the world’s best-selling movie of all time, Avengers: Endgame, now that the film is available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD. SYNOPSIS The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame. BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer): Digital…

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Judgment at Nuremberg: The Epic Courtroom Drama

Judgment at Nuremberg is an epic courtroom drama revisiting the post-World War 2 tribunals in which Germans were brought to justice for crimes against humanity. There are more films nowadays as more survivors open up to tell their stories.  Back in the day, these films were few and far between.  Where Schindler’s List is perhaps the best film of life during the Shoah, Judgment at Nuremberg may very well be the best of the post-war…

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