Major Announcement

As of Friday, the large majority of my film writing will be seen at Cultured Vultures.  This starts on Friday with my Home Again movie review.  This is a great opportunity for me when it comes to getting my work out there and I’m looking forward to working with the CV team. I will continue to post things here but those will be more or less a round-up of links that get published on CV.

"Major Announcement"

Hollywood blames Rotten Tomatoes for Poor Summer Box Office

Another day, another Hollywood blames Rotten Tomatoes on their poor summer box office showings article shows up.  I can think of some great films I saw this summer but they didn’t make much money being that they were independent movies and not the product of the Hollywood studio system. So it’s sad when I see Hollywood attacking us film critics yet again for their dismal summer when there were some great films released and they…

"Hollywood blames Rotten Tomatoes for Poor Summer Box Office"

Nocturama: A Unique Terrorism Thriller

Nocturama is such a unique terrorism thriller and one that ought to be experienced on the big screen. Written and directed by Bertrand Bonello, the film stars Finnegan Oldfield, Laure Valentinelli, Hamza Meziani, Manal Issa, and Robin Goldbronn.  Bonello proves to be a triple-threat as he scores the film menacingly, too. The film starts as we follow a group of teens in Paris.  At first, we don’t know what they are up to but we…

"Nocturama: A Unique Terrorism Thriller"

Writer/director Ryan Frost talks September Morning

Ryan Frost, writer/director of the upcoming September Morning, took some time over the weekend to talk to Solzy at the Movies about the new film. Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today.  How are things treating you? Ryan Frost:  Doing well, thank you.  It’s really hot in LA.  There’s like fires just north of here so pretty crazy.  I went outside there was ash on my car.  Unique.  Other than that, doing well. You…

"Writer/director Ryan Frost talks September Morning"

TRAILER: Transgender Actress Daniela Vega stars in A Fantastic Woman

Transgender actress Daniela Vega stars in A Fantastic Woman and could very well make history at the Oscars by becoming the first transgender actress nominated for an acting role in the foreign language film should Sony Pictures Classics play their cards right. Here’s the first US trailer for the film: Vegas stars as Marina, a young waitress and aspiring singer.  Her boyfriend, Orlando, falls ill and dies before reaching the hospital.  Instead of being able…

"TRAILER: Transgender Actress Daniela Vega stars in A Fantastic Woman"

Star Wars 9: Lucasfilm, Colin Trevorrow part ways

Lucasfilm has announced today that they have parted with director Colin Trevorrow for Star Wars 9. A statement was posted on the Star Wars website: Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more…

"Star Wars 9: Lucasfilm, Colin Trevorrow part ways"

Fallen: Police Officers Are Human, Too.

Directed by Thomas Marchese with narration provided by The Shield alumnus Michael Chiklis, Fallen is a moving documentary that gives us some insight into police work and how they are impacted by their fallen service members.  After all, they are human. A police officer might be killed every 2-3 days in the United States and depending on the news story of their day, their deaths could go unnoticed and that’s a tragedy in its own…

"Fallen: Police Officers Are Human, Too."

Did Marvel’s Inhumans underwhelm in IMAX?

Marvel’s Inhumans brought in $1.5 million over Labor Day weekend from 393 theaters in North America.  It shouldn’t be considered an underwhelming performance. I’m a Marvel fan and while I do watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., I’m seriously backed up on their Netflix programming.  I’ll be watching Marvel’s Inhumans during the upcoming 2017-18 television season but the fact of the matter is that I just wasn’t willing to fork over $14 or more to see it…

"Did Marvel’s Inhumans underwhelm in IMAX?"

Lineup announced for 2017 Chicago Comedy Film Festival

The Chicago Comedy Film Festival unveiled their lineup on September 1st ahead of the long holiday weekend. Feature films: Everybody Has An Andy Dick Story (77 Min, USA) Special Unit (102 Min, USA) Room for Rent (89 Min, Canada) For the Love of George (89 Min, USA) Something Out of Nothing (45 Min, USA) Love in Moreno Valley (80 Min, USA) Shorts: Alyssa Needs Gay Friends (4 Min, USA) Bob and Vargus (Webisodes, USA) Breakdown…

"Lineup announced for 2017 Chicago Comedy Film Festival"

Matt Schrader talks Score: A Film Music Documentary

Director Matt Schrader spoke to Solzy at the Movies on Labor Day ahead of Tuesday’s Blu-ray and DVD release of Score: A Film Music Documentary. Thank you for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are things treating you? Matt Schrader:  Doing pretty well. Thank you for taking time on your holiday Monday here. It’s very last minute but I’m glad the timing worked. I’m glad the timing worked too. I took a quick break…

"Matt Schrader talks Score: A Film Music Documentary"