Tom and Jerry: Gags Are Fine In Overlong Comedy

There are a lot of hysterical gags in live-action/animated hybrid comedy Tom and Jerry but the gags alone aren’t enough to save the film. The long time cat-and-mouse rivalry–now in its 81st year–is set up against “the wedding of the century.”  Things move into motion when event planner Kayla (Chloë Grace Moretz) hires Tom Cat to get rid of Jerry Mouse.  When you know their history, you already know bad things are going to happen. …

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Elizabeth Olsen: WandaVision Work Deserves Emmy

The performance by Elizabeth Olsen in the eighth episode of WandaVision is the type of acting work that should be honored with an Emmy. This article contains spoilers for “Previously On,” the eighth episode of WandaVision. Elizabeth Olsen broke through the scene with her performance in Martha Marcy May Marlene.  The film was the 2011 version of Winter’s Bone in that the Sundance-premiering indie had the same chance of repeating with Oscar nominations. It didn’t…

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Maya Zinshtein, Abie Troen talk ‘Til Kingdom Come

Maya Zinshtein and Abie Troen, the filmmakers behind ‘Til Kingdom Come, spoke with Solzy at the Movies this week about the film. ‘Til Kingdom Come is going to be one of the most important films you see this year. Where Kings of Capitol Hill focuses on AIPAC, ‘Til Kingdom Come focuses on the strange bedfellows between Christian evangelicals and Israelis. Both films are from Israeli filmmakers and if you ask me, they are required viewing…

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Nurses: Antisemitic Charges Aimed at NBC, not Global TV

Charges of antisemitism were directed at NBC two weeks after the “Achilles Heel” episode of Nurses aired while Global TV in Canada gets no blame. Most people seem to be unaware that Nurses originated in Canada. The press releases I’ve seen from both the Simon Wiesenthal Center and B’nai Brith Canada direct the blame to NBC. B’nai Brith Canada, for what it’s worth, seems to be the only organization acknowledging the producers of the series…

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HBO Max: Coming and Leaving in March

HBO Max announced the list of films, series, and specials that are coming and leaving the streaming service during March 2021. Looking for a film of gigantic proportions? Debuting in theaters and on HBO Max March 31, “Godzilla vs. Kong” shows legends colliding as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. The film will be available on HBO Max for 31 days from…

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Netflix: Coming and Leaving in March

Netflix announced the list of movies, television series, and specials that are coming and leaving the streaming service in March. Before I get into what is arriving and leaving so that you can plan your March schedule accordingly, the streamer launched a new feature: Downloads For You. This new feature automatically downloads recommended shows or movies to your mobile device based on your tastes. Whether you’re a comedy fan stuck on a long car ride or…

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Sidney Flanigan on Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Critics Choice Awards nominee Sidney Flanigan spoke with Solzy at the Movies this week about working on Never Rarely Sometimes Always. How honored are you to be receiving so much critical acclaim for your feature debut role as Autumn in Never Rarely Sometimes Always? Sidney Flanigan: I can only say I’m extremely honored. It’s extremely nice to be recognized and to see the film garnering such great support. What was it about Eliza Hittman’s script…

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Superman and Lois: The Pilot is Promising

Superman and Lois might be the newest addition to the Arrowverse but Superman fans in general are no strangers to the adventures of Lois and Clark. I grew up watching Superman on TV in various iterations. I watched both 1993-97’s Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and 2001-2011’s Smallville. Because of this, I’m no stranger to these characters.  There are also the films starring Christopher Reeve. The rest is history. Superman and Lois…

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John Hughes 5-Movie Collection Now on Blu-ray

The John Hughes 5-Movie Collection is now available on Blu-ray from Paramount Home Entertainment–two titles arriving for the first time. Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles have previously been released on Blu-ray.  Both Some Kind of Wonderful and She’s Having A Baby are making their first appearance on Blu-ray. In addition to the Blu-ray, the five films will also be made available as a digital copy. Both Pretty in…

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The Map of Tiny Perfect Things Is A Charmer

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things is a charming romance story that arrives grounded in the form of yet another time loop film. Time loop films aren’t new but the trick for filmmakers is to make them different from the rest.  Groundhog Day is the golden standard when it comes to the romantic comedy stuck within a time loop.  Most recently, there’s Palm Springs starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti.  The former is over 25…

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