MLB Needs To Shut Baseball Down

Following an outbreak on the Miami Marlins and positive tests for other teams, Major League Baseball needs to show leadership and shut the season down. What we need right now is leadership from MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.  We’re not seeing leadership at all.  Going into the start of the season, it wasn’t even sure if the season would happen.  And now, it’s looking like the season should be shut down. You’re probably wondering why I’m…

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The Shadow of Violence: Cosmo Jarvis and Niamh Algar Talk Film, Process

Cosmo Jarvis and Niamh Algar spoke with Solzy at the Movies about The Shadow of Violence following the 2019 world premiere in Toronto. The Shadow of Violence was one of the sleeper hits when the film premiered last year in Toronto.  If you attended TIFF in 2019, you probably know the film by its original name: Calm With Horses.  There’s a Coen Brothers-esque vibe to The Shadow of Violence but I like that this film…

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Gentleman’s Agreement Discusses Anti-Semitism

Gentleman’s Agreement offers poignant commentary about anti-Semitism on its way to a Best Picture win at a time when studios didn’t want this film getting made. Other studios didn’t want this film to be made because of the subject matter.  The fact that it took a non-Jewish producer to get the film made is very telling.  And yet, the prejudice was still showing in the years that followed World War 2. A New York City…

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Toronto 2020: TIFF Announces Film Festival Lineup

The Toronto International Film Festival announced a smaller lineup this morning for the annual film festival taking place north of the border. “We began this year planning for a 45th Festival much like our previous editions,” said Bailey, Artistic Director and Co-Head of TIFF, “but along the way we had to rethink just about everything. This year’s lineup reflects that tumult. The names you already know are doing brand new things this year, and there’s…

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Nick Rowland, Barry Keoghan on The Shadow of Violence

Nick Rowland and Barry Keoghan spoke with Solzy at the Movies about The Shadow of Violence, opening in select theaters on July 31. The conversation took place shortly after the film’s world premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival under the former title of Calm With Horses.  The Shadow of Violence also stars Cosmo Jarvis, Niamh Algar, and Ned Dennehy. The film also marks Rowland’s feature directorial debut. Screenwriter Joe Murtagh also marks his feature screenplay…

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James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction

James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction arrives home on Blu-ray and DVD after the six-part documentary series aired in 2018. This limited documentary series, which originally aired on AMC, features just about every major person ever associated with the genre.  Whether it’s filmmakers, visual effects designers, actors, or commentators, there is no shortage of commentary.  The commentary, of course, is expertly weaved in with montage of film clips or archive footage.  Most importantly, James Cameron’s…

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Comic Con At Home Wraps Up

Comic Con At Home, the virtual edition of the long-runnning San Diego Comic Con wrapped up on Sunday as the four-day convention ended. There were a number of panels worthy of Hall H over the weekend–most notably An Evening With Kevin Smith, A Conversation with Nathan Fillion, and Bill and Ted Face the Music to name a few.  A number of TV networks and streaming providers also brought their content to the four-day virtual convention. …

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Studio Tentpoles Are Getting Pulled From 2020

Studio tentpoles are getting pulled left and right from 2020 after Warner Brothers decided to delay the release of Tenet earlier this week. Tenet was the first of the studio tentpoles to get pulled.  On Thursday, Disney would follow with pulling Mulan and Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch from the schedule.  Black Widow remains in place but future Avatar and Star Wars films are on the move.  Meanwhile, Paramount also decided to pull some films…

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Kat Aloshin, Spike Decker talk Animation Outlaws

Kat Aloshin and Spike Decker spoke with Solzy at the Movies about the recently released Animation Outlaws, which premiered at Slamdance in January. Animation Outlaws was recently released on VOD. How excited are you about getting the documentary in front of a wider audience? Kat Aloshin: Besides finishing the film, this moment has been the most thrilling. My goal was to have the audience see it on a theatre, on the big screen so that…

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Netflix: Coming and Leaving in August

Netflix announced the podcasts, feature films and TV series that will be both coming and leaving the platform during the month of August. PODCASTS Behind The Scenes returns with a season on The Umbrella Academy, including interviews with Emmy Raver-Lampman, Gerard Way, Steve Blackman and more. The podcast series starts July 29th. Coming Soon ARASHI’s Diary -Voyage- ep 11 — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY  Anticipating a break in their activity and wanting to expand into the United…

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