Family has its moments, falls a bit flat

Family may have its moments but there’s no reason why this star-studded comedy doesn’t work any better than it absolutely should. Kate Stone (Taylor Schilling) is the career-oriented woman working for a hedge fund in New Jersey.  She’s firm in her beliefs.  One could say that this is how she climbed the corporate ladder to be senior vice president.  Kate goes as far as to tell new employee Erin (Jessie Ennis) to not make friends…

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J.T. LeRoy is Quite The Letdown

While the subject certainly makes for a compelling film, J.T. LeRoy is merely a conventional biopic at best and we’re all the worse for it. Based on Savannah Knoop’s memoir Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy, we go behind-the-scenes of the literary hoax.  Laura Albert (Laura Dern) hires Knoop (Kristen Stewart) to serve as her public face.  I can understand Laura wanting to not have to deal with the the fame.  It’s a…

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Avengers: Endgame – The Endgame is Here

Marvel Studios’ previous films have all been leading up to Avengers: Endgame and the film is very much worth the three-hour run time. If you read nothing past the bold sentence: I laughed, cried, and cheered.  This is a film that plays to the fans and it’s going to make a butt load of money.  I can’t wait to see it again. I’m trying to avoid spoilers here so please read at your own risk.…

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Clare Cooney talks Runner

Clare Cooney spoke with Solzy at the Movies about short film Runner now that the award-winning short is being released online. Runner is making its way to the internet after a lengthy film festival run.  What was the genesis of the project? Clare Cooney:  I actually had the idea when I was, fittingly, on a run. It was a gorgeous day and I had music pumping in my headphones and I was feeling free, powerful,…

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Avengers: Infinity War – The Road to Endgame

The stakes have never been higher with the release of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War. Ten years in the making, it all culminates in this epic crossover of a film.  All of our favorite heroes in one film save for Hawkeye and Ant-Man–neither of which were one the poster.  With this large of a cast, it a was a question going into the film of how would they be able to handle the appearances of…

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Thor: Ragnarok – The Road to Endgame

Thor: Ragnarok is Marvel’s most fun film and raises the bar as Thor teams up with Hulk to save Asgard. It’s been 2.5 years since Thor (Chris Hemsworth) left to look for Odin at the end of Avengers 2: Age of Ultron.  Meanwhile, Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) was seen departing for who knows where following the attack on Sokovia. Thor: Ragnarok‘s awesome cold open featuring Thor and Surtur sets the tone of the film with both…

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Doctor Strange – The Road to Endgame

Doctor Strange delivers a satisfying origin story for the Sorcerer Supreme while drawing upon the comic book visuals in an entertaining way. Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is certainly one of the world’s best neurosurgeons.  Well, he was until he ended up in an awful car accident.  His former girlfriend and fellow co-worker, Dr. Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams), tries her best to help him move forward.  Unfortunately, he’s every bit as stubborn and won’t mind wiping…

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Ant-Man and The Wasp – The Road to Endgame

After the darker Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and The Wasp brings some much-needed comedy to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Scott Lang was nowhere to be seen during Avengers: Infinity War because he was on house arrest.  This came as a result of traveling to Germany during Captain America: Civil War.  Both Hawkeye and Lang had taken deals with the government.  Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) have a stronger father-daughter relationship…

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Spider-Man: Homecoming: The Road to Endgame

Spider-Man: Homecoming is the best incarnation of Spider-Man on the big screen as the web-slinger joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe in his first big screen adventure. Following his brief appearance in Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland) returns to the big screen for a new adventure.  For years, there was talk of Larry David playing the Vulture if Sam Raimi had been allowed to make a fourth Spider-Man movie.  I don’t know how…

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Black Panther: The Road to Endgame

To put it in simple terms, Black Panther is one of the best Marvel films ever.  The Black Panther character screamed for a movie iteration ever since he debuted in comic book form in Fantastic Four Vol. 1 #52 (1966). Ryan Coogler, who broke out with the Sundance-winning Fruitvale Station in 2013, is onto a heck of a start to his filmmaking career with three critically acclaimed films.  Not many filmmakers can have as successful of…

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