Comedy writer Alan Zweibel spoke with Solzy at the Movies over the phone last week to discuss his newly released memoir, Laugh Lines. Laugh Lines is coming out on April 14, 2020. I read the book within a 24 hour period. When did you decide to write your memoir? Alan Zweibel: I was asked to maybe seven, eight years ago because I do speaking engagements all over the country—colleges, fundraisers, and corporate events. In the…"Alan Zweibel talks Laugh Lines"
Writer-director Neasa Hardiman and actress Hermione Corfield sat down with Solzy at the Movies to discuss Sea Fever following the world premiere in Toronto. Gunpowder & Sky will release Sea Fever on VOD on April 10, 2020. Sea Fever was originally planned to be released in theaters, too, but none of them are open. How honored are you to have Sea Fever hold its world premiere during TIFF? Neasa Hardiman: I would say the answer…"Neasa Hardiman, Hermione Corfield talk Sea Fever"
Rachel Skarsten and Paul Amos spoke with Solzy at the Movies yesterday morning about this weekend’s virtual fan convention, HOMECON. HOMECON is taking place this weekend. The publicist was just telling me that you came up with the idea 11 days ago. Paul Amos: Indeed we did. Rachel Skarsten: That’s about right. Paul Amos: It’s been a bit of a whirlwind since then. Rachel Skarsten: Yeah. Which one of you came up with the idea…"Rachel Skarsten, Paul Amos talk HOMECON"
Colin Donnell spoke with Solzy at the Movies over the phone this week about Almost Love, which Vertical Entertainment just released on VOD. Almost Love will be released on Digital/VOD on April 3, 2020. What was it that drew you to the film? Colin Donnell: Mike is actually an old friend of mine. When he told me about the film and the script, I was really excited for him. When he sent it to me…"Colin Donnell talks Almost Love"
Actor-director Jon Abrahams took some time this week to talk with Solzy at the Movies over the phone about the recently released Clover. Clover is a modern twist on the American crime film. Were there any films in particular that influenced the way the movie was shot? Jon Abrahams: Absolutely. Certainly Mikey and Nicky, which is an Elaine May-directed film with Peter Falk and John Cassavetes is a big inspiration as is John Cassavetes’ film,…"Jon Abrahams talks Clover"
Christian Kane spoke over the phone with Solzy at the Movies to discuss his upcoming role in the upcoming WGN America series, Almost Paradise. Almost Paradise premieres March 30 on WGN America and marks your third collaboration with Dean Devlin following Leverage and The Librarians. What was it that attracted you to the project? Christian Kane: Well, first of all, like you said, Dean Devlin was involved with it. I’ve worked him for 13 years.…"Christian Kane talks Almost Paradise"
Chelsea Devantez spoke with Solzy at the Movies about her new short film, Basic, which starts screening at SXSW on March 14 in Shorts Program 3. Devantez wrote, directed, and stars in the short film, which also stars Georgia Mischak and Nelson Franklin. In light of SXSW being cancelled, the film will be going online as part of Short of the Week’s SXSW Shorts Week on March 19. How excited are you that Basic was…"SXSW 2020: Chelsea Devantez talks Basic"
Emily Ann Hoffman took some time recently to speak with Solzy at the Movies about the upcoming animated short film, Blackheads, originally set to premiere at SXSW. In lieu of SXSW being cancelled, Hoffman decided to make her film public online for a period of 48 hours on March 15-16 starting at 10 AM ET. The film would have originally screened on these dates–you can view via the above link. After the 16th, the only…"SXSW 2020: Emily Ann Hoffman talks Blackheads"
Writer-director Rachel Harrison Gordon spoke to Solzy at the Movies about Broken Bird ahead of the short film’s scheduled North American premiere. Broken Bird stars Indigo Hubbard-Salk, Chad L. Coleman, Jari Jones, Bill Aiken, and Mel House. Originally set to hold its North American premiere during the 2020 SXSW Film Festival, it’s unknown when the film will next screen. I’ve gotten the go-ahead to run the my interview with Rachel Harrison Gordon, which appears as…"SXSW 2020: Rachel Harrison Gordon talks Broken Bird"
Writer-director Andrew Heckler sat down with Solzy at the Movies yesterday morning to discuss the recently released Burden while in Chicago. Burden won the Audience Award at Sundance in 2018 and didn’t open in theaters until this year. Why do you think that the film struggled to get distribution for so long? Andrew Heckler: Technically, it’s because that Sundance in 2018 was insane. There was so much swirling around that was working against any movie…"Andrew Heckler talks Burden"