Kim Possible stars Christy Carlson Romano and Will Friedle were on hand for a panel during the final day of Wizard World Chicago. The duo, who voiced both Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable, took questions from both a moderator and fan questions from the audience. One of the questions dealt with growing up in the Disney limelight as a child and coming back to it as an adult. Christy Carlson Romano: Oh G-d. Interesting—I feel like…"Kim Possible: Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle talk Disney limelight"
Filmmaker Ivan Reitman and actor Ernie Hudson were on hand at Wizard World Chicago in the lead-up to next year’s 35th anniversary celebration for Ghostbusters. The two spoke addressed fans for nearly an hour on Saturday afternoon with a limited amount of time at the end for audience questions. Early on, I decided that I would ask a question during the panel. The obvious choice would be something related to Ghostbusters. Given my background, I…"Ivan Reitman’s Advice for Aspiring Filmmakers"
Even Stevens and Kim Possible star Christy Carlson Romano took some time on Thursday night during Wizard World Chicago to talk with Solzy at the Movies. Last year, the Disney alumnus starred in Bear with Us directed by William J. Stribling and co-starring Collin Smith among others. I’m acquainted with William Stribling. Christy Carlson Romano: I love Will! That’s awesome. How did you meet Will? I reviewed Bear with Us last year. Christy Carlson Romano: …"Wizard World 2018: Christy Carlson Romano talks Disney, Bear with Us"
American Graffiti recently celebrated it’s 45th anniversary and the music-filled picture still holds up nearly a half-century later. Foreshadowing films of the future with intertwining stories, the film focuses on four teenagers on their final night in Modesto, Cal. before college. Curt Henderson (Richard Dreyfuss) and Steve Bolander (Ron Howard) meet up with John Milner (Paul Le Mat) and Terry “The Toad” Fields (Charles Martin Smith) in the Mel’s Drive-In diner parking lot. Both Curt and…"American Graffiti marks 45th Anniversary"
Based on the Nick Hornby book, Juliet, Naked is a film that comes off as Apatowian in nature with a overgrown man-child playing a large role at the center of the story. […] Annie (Rose Byrne) has spent the last 15 years wasting her life with her husband, Duncan (Chris O’Dowd), who has been obsessed with rock star Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke). Duncan, a university lecturer, runs a fan site and has been obsessed with…"Juliet, Naked: A Touching Comedy"
The Happytime Murders has taken over the slot–previously held by The Room–of being the single-worst movie of all time. Brian Henson, son of the late Jim Henson, takes what we know about muppets and turns it on our heads. Oh wait. They aren’t muppets but Miskreant puppets from Henson Alternative. It makes no difference what the right term is because the film is the most subversive comedy of the year. If you can call it a…"The Happytime Murders: The Worst Film Ever"
Wizard World Chicago kicks off this Thursday in Rosemont with a number of celebrities coming to town for the comic con. Among the highlights are a reunion of the Boy Meets World cast featuring Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel, Rider Strong, and Will Friedle. What follows below are a small selection of panels that I recommend checking out! Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman was among those recently added to the schedule. He’s in town for Saturday only…"Wizard World 2018: Panel Highlights"
Operation Finale takes audiences on a thrilling ride back to the 1960s when Mossad hunted down one of the chief architects of the Final Solution. When World War 2 came to an end in 1945, those in Nazi leadership had choices to make. They could kill themselves to avoid capture or try to seek refuge in a country that would allow them to do so. Hitler, Himmler, and Goebbels had all killed themselves but others…"Operation Finale: The Capture of Adolf Eichmann"
While depicting the sexism of the 1960s, The Wife proves to be a compelling film purely on the basis of Glenn Close’s performance. To most people, Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) is the wife of her prolific author husband, Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce). The two couldn’t be more different. This shows not just during the present day (1992) or the flashbacks to Smith College in 1958 or Connecticut in the 1960s. When the Castlemans learn that…"The Wife: Sexism at Play"
Papillon drags on a half hour longer than necessary but will inevitably draw people to compare the film to the 1973 original if they’ve seen it. We’re transported back in time to 1931 Paris where Henri “Papillon” Charrière (Charlie Hunnam) has stolen a number of diamonds for mobster Castili (Christopher Fairbank). He makes one pivotal mistake and the filmmakers really stress this through the camera framing. He hands a diamond necklace to his girlfriend, Nenette (Eve Hewson). So…"Papillon Drags On Longer Than Necessary"