Han Solo: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller leave Star Wars film

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have left in their roles as co-directors of the untitled Han Solo stand-alone prequel due to creative differences. The duo were named as co-directors back in the summer of 2015.  Lawrence and Jon Kasdan wrote the screenplay. The following statement was posted on the Star Wars website yesterday: The untitled Han Solo film will move forward with a directorial change. “Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an…

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Transformers: The Last Knight is A Dumb Action Movie And You’ll Still See it

Transformers: The Last Knight is one of the dumbest action films of the year and you’ll still see it anyway. Directed by Michael Bay, the film stars Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock, Jerrod Carmichael, Isabela Moner, Stanley Tucci, John Turturro, Santiago Cabrera, Liam Garrigan, Mitch Pileggi, and Glenn Morshower.  Peter Cullen returns as the voice of Optimus Prime. The film picks up after the events of Age of Extinction, a Transformers film…

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Transgender Representation in the Media: How do we improve it?

In light of yet another movie with a cis male starring as a trans woman, it is more important than ever that Hollywood starts to portray transgender people in the right light. “Trans people are way underrepresented in trans stories,” says Shadi Petosky, the executive producer for Amazon’s Danger & Eggs.  “We’re newsworthy, so our stories are valuable, and these cis writers and producers want to exploit that.  Even Transparent had no trans writers Season…

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Rachel Crowl talks And Then There Was Eve, Transgender Opportunities in Media

Following the premiere of And Then There Was Eve at the LA Film Festival, transgender actress Rachel Crowl took some time to talk to Solzy at the Movies about the film and what can be done to improve transgender representation in the media.  Originally, I was going to run her responses as a part of a larger feature story on what can be done to improve things but I’ve decided to run this separately ahead…

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NBC announces 2017 Fall Premieres

NBC announced the series and season premiere dates for this fall’s new and returning shows. While many eyes will likely be watching This Is Us on Tuesday night, Thursday has been revitalized into Must See TV once more with the lineup of Superstore, The Good Place, Will & Grace, and Great News.  With Blindspot moving to Friday nights, one can only wonder what NBC plans to do with the series.  Viewership shrank last season when…

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TCA announces the 2017 TCA Award Nominees

The Television Critics Association (TCA) announced the nominees for the 2017 TCA Awards.  The 33rd annual TCA Awards will be held on Saturday, August 5, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  To qualify for the awards, a show must have aired most of its season between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017. The Career Achievement and Heritage Award winners won’t be announced until that evening. INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us,”…

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Star Wars 9: Does The Book of Henry have Star Wars fans on edge?

Star Wars fans are probably sitting on edge following The Book of Henry, a film directed by Star Wars 9 director Colin Trevorrow, opened up to negative reviews. While it is an independent film, the film was shot after Jurassic World–which is the film that earned Trevorrow the directing gig for the third film in the newest Star Wars trilogy.  I haven’t had the opportunity to screen The Book of Henry.  I had plans to…

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Mark Wahlberg is quitting the Transformers franchise

Mark Wahlberg has made it public that he is quitting the Transformers franchise following the release of Transformers: The Last Knight. Wahlberg made his decision public while chatting with Graham Norton during a recent appearance on The Graham Norton Show: “It’s the last one so I get my life back!” (via Digital Spy). Wahlberg’s decision follows that of director Michael Bay, who previously announced that this would be his outing in the director’s chair.  Bay…

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Is Rey the daughter of Luke Skywalker?

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi looming at the end of the year, there’s a lot of predictions to be made that can go either right or wrong.  One of the much-discussed predictions is that Daisy Ridley’s Rey is either Luke Skywalker’s daughter or Obi-Wan Kenobi’s grand-daughter. There’s no proof one way or the other to know for sure.  Hamill didn’t do the discussion any favors during the Star Wars: The Last Jedi panel held…

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47 Meters Down: A Shark-Thrilling Tale of Survival

The new shark thriller, 47 Meters Down, does just that and more in the just-released thriller. Directed by Johannes Roberts from a screenplay co-written by Roberts and Ernest Riera, the shark thriller stars Claire Holt, Mandy Moore, Chris Johnson, Yani Gellman, Santiago Segura, and Matthew Modine. Vacationing with her sister, Kate (Holt), in Mexico, Lisa (Moore) has just broken up with her ex-boyfriend, Stuart.  While she wants to have some adventure to make Stuart jealous,…

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