Chronically Metropolitan Isn’t Without Cynicism

Chronically Metropolitan is a coming-of-age dramedy but it doesn’t come without some cynicism. Directed by Xavier Manrique from a screenplay written by Nick Schutt, the film stars Shiloh Fernandez, Ashley Benson, Addison Timlin, Josh Peck, with Chris Noth and Mary-Louise Parker.  The feature film is the directorial debut for Manrique, a protege of The Devil Wears Prada director and Chronically Metropolitan executive producer David Frankel. Fenton Dillane (Hernandez) has moved back home after his writing…

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Louisville’s FandomFest makes mockery of Comic Cons

The Louisville-based FandomFest Comic and Toy Expo has made a mockery out of comic conventions. Over 25 celebrity guests have canceled since it was announced that the convention would move from the Kentucky Exposition Center to the former Macy’s at Jefferson Mall.  It was a last-minute change as the contract for the Kentucky Expo Center was not signed–which was confirmed in a tweet on July 17th. We do not have a contract for FandomFest at…

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Fantasia: Tragedy Girls brings comedy to the slasher genre

Tragedy Girls is a horror comedy that offers us a fresh comedic take to the slasher genre. Directed by Tyler MacIntyre, who co-wrote the film with Chris Lee Hill based on an original screenplay by Justin Olson, the film stars Alexandra Shipp, Brianna Hildebrand, Jack Quaid, Josh Hutcherson, Timothy V. Murphy, Nicky Whelan, Austin Abrams, Kerry Rhodes, with Kevin Durand, and Craig Robinson. Sadie Cunningham (Shipp) and McKayla Hooper  (Hildebrand) are best friends living in…

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Atomic Blonde: What if James Bond were a Kick-Ass Female?

Atomic Blonde is a Cold War version of James Bond if Agent 007 were a kick-ass female. Based on the Oni Press graphic novel series, The Coldest City, David Leitch directs from a screenplay written by Kurt Johnstad.  The action-thriller stars Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones. MI6 Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is sent to Berlin at the end of the Cold War in 1989 to…

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Flyover Film Festival: Beauty Mark tackles childhood abuse

Beauty Mark, which recently won a Special Jury Prize for actress Auden Thornton’s breakout performance at the 2017 LA Film Festival, plays tonight as the closing night film at the 2017 Flyover Film Festival in Louisville, Ky. Written and directed by Harris Doran, the film stars Auden Thornton, Catherine Curtin, Laura Bell Bundy, Jeff Kober, Madison Iseman, and Deirdre Lovejoy. Auden Thornton stars as Angie.  She’s struggling with her convenience store job while having to…

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74th Venice International Film Festival Lineup Announced

The 74th Venice International Film Festival lineup was announced on Thursday.  From the Toronto International Film Festival, we learned that some films would play in Venice before screening at TIFF. The Venice International Film Festival runs August 30 – September 9, 2017. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Downsizing, dir: Alexander Payne (Opening Night Film) Human Flow, dir: Ai Weiwei Mother!, dir: Darren Aronofsky Suburbicon, dir: George Clooney The Shape Of Water, dir: Guillermo del Toro L’Insulte, dir: Ziad…

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TBS unveils 2017 Fall Slate, renews Angie Tribeca for Fourth Season

In addition to unveiling their fall slate, TBS has renewed police comedy Angie Tribeca for a fourth season. The news comes during the Television Critics Association bi-annual meeting.  Not only is the series, starring Rashida Jones, renewed but the fourth season will welcome two-time Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale.  Is this an effort to attract some interest from the Emmy Awards voters?  Maybe. In getting renewed, Angie Tribeca becomes the first of the recent TBS comedies…

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Fantasia: Let There Be Light looks to create fusion

Let There Be Light is a documentary following a group of scientists building an artificial star. Written and directed by Mila Aung-Thwin, the film was co-directed by Van Royko. In France, scientists from 37 countries have teamed up to build an artificial star here on Earth.  Crazy, right?  If their project works, mankind will be better off with cheap and clean energy.  If It fails, they’ll be a laughing stock in the world of fusion…

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Late Night shows tackle Transgender Military Ban

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah invited two transgender military veterans, Sergeant Major (Ret.) Jennifer Marie Young and Joey Whimple, to discuss Donald Trump’s transgender military ban while The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon featured transgender comedian Patti Harrison during Fallon’s monologue. It was a really wise decision by The Daily Show to bring in two military veterans. It’s been a trying day for many of us in the transgender community–myself included as I got…

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TIFF: Disobedience focuses on Lesbian Romance in Orthodox Jewish community

Disobedience is one of the many films to make its world premiere at next month’s Toronto International Film Festival.  It’s also one to hit close to home in that it is set within an Orthodox Jewish community involves a same-sex romance. Directed by Sebastián Lelio from a screenplay by Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, the film stars Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola.  The film is an adaptation of the award-winning novel of the same…

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