Solo: A Star Wars Story Comes Home

With the home video release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, fans can go behind the scenes with an expansion of bonus features. There’s a nice array of bonus content featured on the second disc.  That’s right.  The bonus content is too big for any single Blu-ray disc.  Through such content, the filmmakers take us behind the scenes of some of the biggest moments in Star Wars history.  The Kessel run isn’t without some discussion…

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Some 36th Reeling Film Festival Thoughts

When Freelancers Anonymous screens tonight, the Chicago-produced indie film will kick off the 36th Reeling Film Festival. Through my covering of other film festivals this year, I’ve been able to see quite a number of these films.  Eve though I’ve been quite busy this month with coverage of TIFF, there are a number of films I plan to see again.  That is if my sinuses will allow me to do so. Some of my personal…

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Summer Movie Season: 2018 Winners and Losers

With Labor Day weekend marking the end of the summer and official Awards Season kickoff, I’m going to take a look at some of this year’s summer winners and losers.  The definition of what a summer movie has changed over the years.  Instead of the first Friday of May kicking summer off at the box office, the season started at the end of April. Winner: Documentaries With films such as RBG, Won’t You Be My…

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45th Telluride Film Festival Lineup Announced

The Telluride Film Festival announced their lineup this morning for the 45th installment running Friday, August 31-Monday September 3, 2018.  This year’s program will include over sixty feature films, short films and revival program. “I could not be more pleased with the program lineup for the 45th Telluride Film Festival,” said Telluride Film Festival executive director Julie Huntsinger. “The storytelling brought by this amazing group of filmmakers is both tender and fierce. They are able to…

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54th Chicago International Film Festival Initial Lineup

The first wave of films was announced this afternoon for this October’s 54th Chicago International Film Festival.  The festival runs October 10-21, 2018 at AMC River East 21. “We are very excited to be showcasing new films from some of the most impressive directors in the world, whether returning veterans, such as past Gold Hugo-winners Mike Leigh and Hirokazu Kore-eda, or up-and-coming filmmakers with distinctive visions,” said Mimi Plauché, the festival’s artistic director. “For the…

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Avengers: Infinity War – Now on Home Video

After breaking box office records, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War can finally be yours now that the film has arrived on Digital HD this past week.  The 4K and Blu-ray/Digital release is set for August 14, 2018. Films like Avengers should be seen on the big screen but it holds up quite well on television.  Those final 40-45 minutes are among the most intense and action-packed cinema this year.  It’s amazing, really, to look back at…

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TIFF 2018: Canadian Features Lineup Announced

The second wave of titles for TIFF 2018 were unveiled this morning with the announcement Canadian features and short films.  The feature films follow below. “We’re especially proud to present such a diverse group of films,” said Steve Gravestock, Senior Programmer, TIFF. “Ranging from science fiction to fantasy, myth to documentary, and romance to a dystopic vision of our neighbours to the south, this year’s Canadian films come from every region in the country, stretching…

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TIFF 2018: First Wave of Titles Announced

The first wave of titles were unveiled this morning ahead of the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), running September 6-16. Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF, unveiled the first round of titles premiering in the Gala and Special Presentation programming of the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival. All in all, there were 17 Galas and 30 Special Presentations in the first announcement.  This includes 21 World Premieres,…

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Avengers: Infinity War set for Home Video Release

After breaking box office records, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War can be yours when it arrives on Digital on July 31, 2018, and 4K and Blu-ray/Digital on August 14, 2018. For those consumers who purchase the digital release, they can experience 30-minute roundtable with Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) directors Anthony and Joe Russo, Jon Favreau, Joss Whedon, James Gunn, Ryan Coogler, Peyton Reed and Taika Waititi.  All eight directors will speak to how their movies contribute to…

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Fantasia 2018: Four Films I Want To See

The 2018 installment of the Fantasia International Film Festival is just around the corner.  Here are some of the picks that Solzy at the Movies anticipates. One of the films I’m most looking forward to is The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot.  The film stars Sam Elliott, who delivered an astonishing performance in The Hero last year, as a World War 2 veteran.  Not just any old veteran but the one who…

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