The Incredible Jessica James is innovative, genuine

Releasing on Netflix this week, The Incredible Jessica James is one of the best comedies that I’ve seen this year. Written and directed by Jim Strouse, the comedy stars Jessica Williams, Chris O’Dowd, Lakeith Stanfield and Noël Wells.  Zabryna Guevera, Taliyah Whitaker, Sarah Jones, Will Stephen, Susan Heyward, and Megan Ketch also star. Jessica Williams, The Daily Show alumnus, breaks out in her role as Jessica James, a young playwright in New York City.  At…

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Landline: Sisters bond through Family Secrets and Lies

Landline takes us back to the 1990s as Obvious Child director Gillian Robespierre re-teams with writer/producer Elisabeth Holm, and actress Jenny Slate. Directed by Robespierre from a screenplay by Elizabeth Holm and Gillian Robespierre, Landline stars Jenny Slate, Edie Falco, Abby Quinn, Jay Duplass, Finn Wittrock, and John Turturro.  Chicago native Gigi Pritzker is one of the produces for Odd Lot Entertainment. Dana Jacobs recently became engaged to Ben (Duplass) and she finds herself dealing…

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Harris Doran talks Beauty Mark, filming in Louisville

New York-based filmmaker Harris Doran took some time recently to speak with Solzy at the Movies about Beauty Mark, which is playing this week during the 2017 Flyover Film Festival, and filming in Louisville, Ky. Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are things treating you? Harris Doran:  Good.  How are you? I’m doing well.  You’re gearing up for the screening of Beauty Mark at the 2017 Flyover Film Festival. Will this be…

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Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One unveils trailer at Comic Con

The teaser trailer was unveiled during the Comic Con panel for Ready Player One. Directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay written by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline and based on Cline’s novel of the same name, Ready Player One stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, and T. J. Miller.  This marks the third consecutive film for Spielberg and Rylance, having teamed up together for Bridge of Spies (2015) and…

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Lady Macbeth: Sexism, Feminism at play in British Drama

In Lady Macbeth, elements of both sexism and feminism are at play in the British drama. Directed by William Oldroyd from a screenplay written by Alice Birch, the film stars Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie, and Christopher Fairbank.  The film is based on Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Nikolai Leskov. Set in 1865 England, 17-year-old Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stuck in a loveless, arranged marriage to Alexander (Hilton), a man who is…

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Comic Con: New Ghostbusters film coming in 2019

At a Comic Con panel on Thursday, Ivan Reitman announced that a new Ghostbusters movie is coming in 2019. This announcement comes over a month after Dan Aykroyd said last month that Sony lost too much money with the all-female reboot and a sequel would be unlikely as a result. The Ghostbusters panel, titled Ghostbusters 101: A Ghostbusters Panel of Biblical Proportions!, featured Reitman alongside IDW’s Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Tom Waltz. The Ghostbusters:…

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Freedom Fighters: The Ray set in Alternate Universe where the Nazis won

The upcoming CW Seed series, Freedom Fighters: The Ray, is set on Earth X, an alternate Universe in which the Nazis won during World War 2. From the creators of #Arrow and #TheFlash, Freedom Fighters: #TheRay premieres this fall on CW Seed! pic.twitter.com/6ckrpTxfOh — CW Seed (@cwseed) July 23, 2017 The trailer premiered yesterday at Comic Con in San Diego.  The news of it set in an alternate universe comes on the heels of outrage…

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New Thor: Ragnarok Trailer Debuts at Comic Con

A new trailer for Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok made its official debut on Saturday during the Marvel presentation at Comic Con in Hall H. The trailer starts out with Thor (Hemsworth) catching up Hulk (Ruffalo) on everything that’s happened to him following Avengers: Age of Ultron.  Ruffalo is shown in both Hulk and Bruce Banner form during the trailer.  As evidenced by the graphic above and in the trailer, Thor puts together a team that includes…

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Is Warner Bros. looking to replace Ben Affleck at Batman?

Does actor Ben Affleck have a future with regards the Batman franchise? With regards to his role in the DC Extended Universe, it’s really hard to say outside of his appearances in Justice League films or playing a role in the Superman movies. According to The Hollywood Reporter, his future seems to be in doubt. Yes, Warners’ film studio chief Toby Emmerich tells The Hollywood Reporter, “Ben is our Batman. We love him as Batman.…

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Fantasia Film Festival: Most Beautiful Island

Most Beautiful Island is a psychological thriller exploring what happens when undocumented immigrants wanting a better life. Written and directed by Ana Asensio, the psychological thriller stars Asensio, Natasha Romanova, David Little, Nicholas Tucci, Larry Fessenden, and Caprice Benedetti. What does a struggling immigrant do when they are also undocumented?  This is what writer/director/actress Asensio explores and announces to the world that she’s a triple-threat in front of and behind the camera.  The film is…

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