Fantastic Four Marks Its 15th Anniversary

Fantastic Four is one of the few early 21st century Marvel films to not age well as the film marks its 15th anniversary since opening in theaters in 2005. The premise of the film is simple and it’s one that stays true to the comics in theory.  Physicist Reed Richards (Ioan Gruffudd) and astronaut Ben Grimm (Michael Chiklis) need Von Doom Industries CEO Victor Von Doom’s (Julian McMahon) space station.  The reason is to test…

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Catch Me If You Can: An Incredibly True Story

Steven Spielberg manages to change up his filmography with the incredibly true story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr. in Catch Me If You Can. Spielberg may be reuniting with Tom Hanks but the film marks his first collaboration with Leonardo DiCaprio.  Moreover, Frank W. Abagnale, Jr.’s story is one that was just ripe for filmmaking.  It was in development hell since 1980 but never really made any progress until Spielberg decided to take it on.…

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A League of Their Own Is Still Beloved

A League of Their Own is a beloved comedy which not only celebrates women in baseball but continues to serve as an inspiration to women today. The 1992 baseball classic recently recieved an upgrade to 4K Ultra HD.  This came in part due to the film being included in the Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection: Volume 1.  Columbia has a vast library but this is an inspiring film to include.  It comes with a…

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Greyhound: Tom Hanks Back In Military Thriller

There’s no escaping military thrillers for Tom Hanks as the actor is back this week in Greyhound, now releasing July 10 exclusively on Apple TV+. The film takes place in Winter 1942.  While Nazi forces are doing as much damage as they can in Europe, all eyes turn towards England.  American ships travel from North America in order to deliver men and supplies across the pond.  Longtime U.S. Navy officer Ernest Krause (Tom Hanks) is…

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Max Barbakow and Andy Siara talk Palm Springs

Max Barbakow and Andy Siara spoke with Solzy at the Movies over the phone about Palm Springs, which launches July 10 on Hulu. Palm Springs premiered in January during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The film stars Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons, Meredith Hagner, Camila Mendes, Tyler Hoechlin, and Peter Gallagher.  Max Barbakow directs from a script written by Andy Siara. Palm Springs will be released on Hulu while also playing briefly at drive-in…

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Meredith Hagner talks Palm Springs, Quarantine Life

Meredith Hagner spoke with Solzy at the Movies over the phone to discuss Palm Springs, which will be launching on Hulu on July 10. In the film, Hagner portrays Misty, the girlfriend of Nyles (Andy Samberg).  You can also find the actress currently starring in season 3 of Search Party on HBO Max. Palm Springs comes out in mid-July on Hulu. What was it about the script that attracted you to the project? Meredith Hagner:…

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Forrest Gump Marks Its 26th Anniversary

The Oscar-winning Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, marks its 26th anniversary since opening in theaters. Forrest Gump‘s 26th anniversary comes at a time when we are having a national conversation about race.  Along with this conversation comes a simultaneous discussion about monuments and such that honor the Confederacy.  Personally, I’m not of the belief that we should outright cancel this film.  At the same time, I think we do need…

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Desperados: A Predictably Cute Rom-Com

Desperados is the latest Netflix romantic comedy offering and to nobody’s surprise, the film is a predictably cute rom-com with a side of cringe. Netflix has been on a tear over the last few years when it comes to romantic comedies.  Desperados is just the latest offering since the streamer helped kickstart the genre with Set It Up a while ago.  They find a way to keep it fresh by blending the buddy comedy with…

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John Lewis: Good Trouble Profiles Congressman

John Lewis: Good Trouble profiles the life and career of the longtime congressman and civil rights activist from Georgia. Lewis is no stranger to when it comes to being an activist for civil rights.  What we’ve been seeing on the streets over the past month is no different than what took place in the 1960s.  Lewis worked alongside the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  He was there on the bridge on Bloody Sunday and…

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Athlete A: A Tough But Essential Watch

Athlete A, recently released on Netflix, is a tough but essential watch that follows reporters from The Indianapolis Star investigating the abuse scandal. I know what you’re thinking.  What sets this film apart from last year’s At the Heart of Gold?  Both films follow a similar subject: the USA Gymnastics (USAG) abuse scandal.  This film in particular looks at it from the reporters’ point of view.  Only two athletes are interviewed to any extend and…

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