The Wizard of Oz arrives on 4K Ultra HD

The Wizard of Oz is now available on 4K Ultra HD in honor of the beloved film celebrating its 80th anniversary since being released in 1939. The Wizard of Oz is one of the greatest films of all time.  The film would go onto be nominated for five Oscars and took home wins for Best Song (“Over the Rainbow”) and Best Original Score.  In addition, a special award was given to Judy Garland for Outstanding…

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Inside Game Revisits The Tim Donaghy Scandal

Inside Game is a narrative feature that revisits the NBA betting scandal that came to light in 2007 and ended Tim Donaghy’s career as an NBA referee. Prior to becoming an NBA referee, Tim Donaghy (Eric Mabius) had been childhood friends with Tommy Martino (Scott Wolf) and Baba Battista (Will Sasso).  When they reconnect at a later point in life, they’re all at different points in their careers.  Donaghy followed his father’s footsteps and became…

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Mark Duplass talks The Morning Show, Bombshell

Mark Duplass spoke with Solzy at the Movies about playing executive producer Charlie “Chip” Black on the Apple TV+ drama, The Morning Show. Duplass can also be seen later this year in Bombshell opposite Charlize Theron. What was it about The Morning Show that attracted you to the character of Chip? Mark Duplass:  The main attraction was the chance to work with Jen and Reese while they were kind of at the helm of the…

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The Irishman: Another Martin Scorsese Masterpiece

The Irishman utilizes current de-aging technology but the film is another epic masterpiece in filmmaking from Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese. Netflix may have released Roma last year but The Irishman is its biggest test yet.  With a legendary filmmaker at the helm, it shows that Netflix isn’t playing around.  Scorsese is a legend in the industry–this goes without saying.  The only question now is will those among the old guard consider this film during awards…

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Terminator: Dark Fate Is A Welcome Sight

Terminator: Dark Fate is the sequel that fans have been waiting for especially as the film brings back a few fan favorites in the process. John Conner is gone.  Dead.  Terminated on a Guatemalan beach in 1998.  So what happens now that he’s completely out of the picture?  Well, a new future for one.  Maybe not a perfect one but nobody said it would be.  Legion has sent a new Terminator–a Rev-9 (Gabriel Luna)–back in…

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Motherless Brooklyn Has Some Issues

Motherless Brooklyn has a bloated run time, which could prove to be a tortuous experience for film goers if there are projection issues. Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton) suffers from Tourette Syndrome despite working for Frank Minna (Bruce Willis).  Funny enough, Lionel’s condition has never stopped Frank from trusting him.  What aids Lionel is the fact that he has one of the best memories among anyone working for the L & L Agency.  When Frank gets…

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The Morning Show: A TV Drama for the #MeToo Era

The Morning Show is the definitive television drama series for the #MeToo era and the Apple TV+ series could not be more timelier with its commentary. We’re over two years into the start of the #MeToo movement.  While some series have offered commentary in terms of references, The Morning Show goes big.  It isn’t just that the series is ripped out of the headlines but Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell) could easily be a stand-in for…

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Austin Film Fest 2019: The VICE Guide to Bigfoot

One journalist is seeking to find the story that will go onto define his career in Sasquatch Cinematic Universe installment The VICE Guide to Bigfoot. Atlanta-based journalist Brian Emond is on a mission.  At first, it’s to interview a rapper in Atlanta.  Following this, the film takes us on a journey through the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.  Brian’s career isn’t going in the direction that he wants so he jumps at the opportunity to…

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Chicago Film Fest 2019: The Truth (La Verite)

The Truth (La Verite) features some brilliant acting as director Hirokazu Kore-eda tackles a project that isn’t set in his home country of Japan. The root of the film is the mother-daughter relationship between Fabienne (Catherine Deneuve) and Lumir (Juliette Binoche). Lumir’s relationship with her mom is tenuous at best.  The reason why she’s back in her native France is her mother’s memoir being published.  To say it’s a memoir would also be exaggerating the…

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Never Again Is Now: Timely Given Anti-Semitism

Never Again Is Now is a timely documentary given the rise in anti-Semitism on both sides of the political spectrum all over the globe. Every time that I get a breaking news alert from a Jewish organization, I fear the worst.  Unfortunately, these emails hit my inbox more often than preferred of late.  Most recently, it came during a shooting in front of a German synagogue. Never Again is Now comes from Dutch lesbian Evelyn…

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