The Little Hours: One of The Most Hysterical Films of 2017

The Little Hours returned to Chicago two months after its appearance in the Chicago Critics Film Festival and is one of the funniest movies of the year.  Writer/Director Jeff Baena and star Aubrey Plaza were on hand for a Q&A session at two of screenings this weekend. Written for the screen and directed by Baena, the film stars Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen, Jemima Kirke,…

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Disney D23: Live Action, Marvel, and Lucasfilm Presentation

On Saturday, the live-action films from Disney, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm were showcased at Hall D23 at the Anaheim Convention Center.  The presentation was hosted by Sean Bailey (President, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production), Alan Horn (Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios), and Kevin Feige (President of Marvel Studios). The films being showcased on Saturday included Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, and Mary Poppins Returns, Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok,…

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D23: Stan Lee, Mark Hamill, Oprah among 11 new Disney Legend honorees

The Walt Disney Company inducted eleven new members into the Disney Legends club.  Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger hosted the Disney Legends Award ceremony in Hall D23 on Friday. Carrie Fisher (Film), Clyde “Gerry” Geronimi (Animation), Whoopi Goldberg (Film & Television), Manuel Gonzales (Publishing), Mark Hamill (Film), Wayne Jackson (Imagineering), Jack Kirby (Publishing), Stan Lee (Film & Publishing), Garry Marshall (Film & Television), Julie Taymor (Theatrical) and Oprah Winfrey (Film & Television) were officially presented…

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D23: Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios talk future slate of films

During Friday’s session of the D23 Expo, John Lasseter hosted Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films.  It gives fans the opportunity to be among the first people to see never-seen-before footage from their upcoming slate. Lasseter is the chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios.  On Friday, he presented never-before-seen footage from Pixar’s upcoming feature film, Coco, and Disney Animation’s Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.  The presentation…

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D23 Expo 2017: Artwork for Star Wars lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World unveiled

On Thursday at the D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek gave us the first look at the model of the Star Wars-themed lands that are curently being developed at the Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif. and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla. The exhibition will be on display at the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ “A Galaxy of Stories” pavilion throughout the expo. “To say we are excited for the…

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War for the Planet of the Apes: A Fitting Conclusion

Taking place fifteen years after Rise of the Planet of the Apes and two years after Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, War for the Planet of the Apes brings the trilogy to an end with a fitting conclusion. Directed by Matt Reeves from a screenplay written by Mark Bomback and Reeves, the film stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer and Terry Notary. For two years, soldiers…

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69th Emmy Awards: Full List of Nominations

The nominations were announced for the 69th Emmy Awards were announced today by the Television Academy.  Anna Chlumsky and Shemar Moore joined Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington in the announcement. The 69th Emmy Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, September 17 (8:00-11:00 PM ET/5:00-8:00 PM PT) on CBS.  Stephen Colbert will serve as host. The 69th Emmy Awards is produced by White Cherry Entertainment. Glenn Weiss and…

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FIRST LOOK: Darkest Hour

Focus Features has released the first photo and trailer for Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour.  The World War 2 thriller stars Gary Oldman as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Directed by Joe Wright from a screenplay by Anthony McCarten, the film stars Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, and Ben Mendelsohn. Synopsis: A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming…

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Jordan Hope Miller talks documentary series Their Hope: An Untold Narrative of Trans Experience

Transgender musican and filmmaker Jordan Hope Miller recently spoke to Solzy at the Movies about his upcoming documentary series, Their Hope: An Untold Narrative of Trans Experience.  You can donate to the project on Indiegogo. Thank you for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are things treating you? Jordan Hope Miller: Things are treating me very well. I am in the process of taking a leap of faith and pursuing something that has been calling…

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2017 Telluride Film Festival poster designed by Chicago’s Lance Rutter

The poster for the 2017 Telluride Film Festival was released today and it is designed by Chicago’s Lance Rutter. Rutter has spent over thirty years in graphic design in Chicago and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. “I don’t think it’s possible to overstate how thrilled I was to be asked to create a poster for the 44th edition of the Telluride Film Festival,” said Rutter. “So many really wonderful artists…

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