During a free talk on the OLG Dream Deck in Toronto, Endings, Beginnings actress Shailene Woodley discussed what she looked for in a screenplay. Towards the end of the talk, I asked one of the final two questions. What do you typically look for in characters when you’re reading a screenplay? Shailene Woodley: Nothing to be honest. When I read a screenplay, it’s instinctual feeling that comes across me and I actually don’t notice my…"Shailene Woodley: What She Looks For In Scripts"
Guest of Honour sat down with Solzy at the Movies for a roundtable interview during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. Writer-director Atom Egoyan participated along with actors David Thewlis, Laysla De Oliveira, and Luke Wilson. Atom, can you talk about reasoning behind giving Guest of Honour a non-linear structure in terms of the story? Atom Egoyan: That’s just the way I write. Given the subject matter and the prismatic, sort of effect of these…"Guest of Honour: Interview from Toronto 2019"
The Good Place begins the final round of goodbyes when the fourth season premiere of the ethics-teaching series airs tonight on NBC. There’s no easy way to discuss this comedy series without fear of spoilers. It’s also a series that you honestly need to start from the beginning. There’s no up and jumping into the fourth season or you’ll be very lost. Honestly, I feel that The Selection digital series will enhance the new season,…"The Good Place Teaches Us Ethics For Last Time"
To say that The Death of Dick Long is reminiscent of the Coen Brothers’ Fargo wouldn’t be an unfair assessment to make about the film. Spoiler alert but Dick Long is dead. Okay, so the film gives it away right there in the title. What we know is that Dick died following band practice with Zeke (Michael Abbott Jr.) and Earl (Andre Hyland). Neither of them want anybody to know what happened to led to…"The Death of Dick Long Is Fargo-Esque"
Cobie Smulders leads Stumptown as the adaptation of the graphic novel series made its series premiere on Wednesday night. Through flashbacks, we learn that Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders) used to serve in military intelligence. Yet she also isn’t the easiest person to work with. She has gambling debt up the wazoo with Sue Lynn Blackbird’s (Tantoo Cardinal) casino. At the same time, Dex is the first person that casino owner Sue Lynn turns when grandaughter…"Stumptown: Cobie Smulders Leads Adaptation"
At one point or another, Abominable is the type of film that is going to come tugging right at your emotions whether you’re yeti or not. Yi (Chloe Bennet) is a self-proclaimed loner. She’s been keeping busy and avoiding home as much as possible since the death of her father. One night, she happens to climb up to the roof to discover a Yeti that escaped the clutches of Burnish (Eddie Izzard) and zoologist Dr.…"Abominable: An Emotional Journey"
Season 4 of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, the most bonkers series in television, is now available for fans to bring home on Blu-ray and DVD. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow doesn’t fit easily into one box. If given the choice to vote for drama, comedy, and campy, there isn’t an easy decision. I don’t know whether this ought to be a credit to the writers or not. Somewhere along the way, they decided this shouldn’t be…"DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season 4 Hits Blu-ray"
101 Dalmatians becomes the 12th Walt Disney Animation Studios classic to officially join the Walt Disney Signature Collection. In 1961, 101 Dalmatians became the 17th animated feature and a box office hit for the studio. The film would also become one of the few iconic Disney films to receive a live-action adaptation well before they became the norm for Disney. My full review of the animated classic is forthcoming but in the meantime, here are…"101 Dalmatians: Walt Disney Signature Collection"
Sleeping Beauty becomes the 11th Walt Disney Animation Studios title to officially join to the Walt Disney Signature Collection. This film is the last fairy tale that Walt Disney would produce during his lifetime. I’ll have a full review forthcoming but for the meantime, here is what you can expect on the Blu-ray or Digital release. The Signature Collection edition comes ahead of the Disney+ launch in November in addition to the live-action Maleficent sequel. …"Sleeping Beauty: Walt Disney Signature Collection"
Between Two Ferns: The Movie stretches out the Funny or Die series into a feature-length film while losing most of the humor in the process. Listen, it gives me no happiness to pan Between Two Ferns: The Movie. Trust me–panning this film is like a huge punch in the gut. I have nothing but the greatest respect for all those involved in the production. Between Two Ferns worked so well online because the interviews were…"Between Two Ferns: The Movie Doesn’t Hit The Mark"