The Sun Is Also a Star Isn’t Believable

The Sun Is Also a Star is a film that manages to look at the love between a star-crossed couple by way of the scientific method. When they first meet, Daniel Bae (Charles Melton) and Natasha Kingsley (Yara Shahidi) are at very different points in their life.  Daniel had just saved Natasha’s life from an out-of-control driver.  Had she not been wearing a Deux Ex Machine jacket that morning, it’s possible that he wouldn’t save the day. …

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Star Wars: Benioff and Weiss’ Films Are Up First

It was confirmed on Tuesday that Game of Thrones series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ Star Wars films will be up first starting in 2022. Disney CEO Bob Iger announced the news this morning during the 6th Annual MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit.  This ends the speculation that came with last week’s announcement. “It would be smart for us to take a bit of a hiatus while we figure out what’s next.  Now, we’re…

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What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali

What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali follows the recent trend of resorting to all-archival materials in telling the story of The Greatest. What filmmaker Antoine Fuqua seeks to do is tell Muhammad Ali’s story through his own voice.  This is the way to go.  There’s no reason for a narrator here.  Ali lived through both ups and downs.  Many of us know his story but this documentary takes it to an entirely different level.  We get both…

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All Creatures Here Below shines light on society

All Creatures Here Below sees two people returning to the one place that has been the source of traumatic memories plaguing them over the years. There’s a few things going on here.  Gensan (David Dastmalchian) and Ruby (Karen Gillan) are living in poverty in Los Angeles.  Ruby also wants a family–this is easier said than done.  When Gensan loses his job, he turns to gambling as a way of making ends meet.  Communication may be key here…

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Rothchild: Anti-Semitic actor Mel Gibson attached

The Mel Gibson-starring Rothchild, which is being shopped around during Cannes, is an awful idea during a film in which anti-Semitism is rising. The name of the film alone is a pun on the wealthy Jewish family.  Moreover, that the Rothschild family has been subjected to many conspiracy theories with anti-Semitic origins.  This should be reason enough to lay pause.  Did nobody tell them that this film is a bad idea?  If it’s any luck, the…

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All is True: William Shakespeare’s Last Days

All is True picks up after the tragic burning of the Globe Theatre and William Shakespeare retiring to a home life in Stratford. William Shakespeare (Kenneth Branagh) is the greatest playwright of all time.  This is a film that tells is story following the Globe Theatre fire.  The fire would lead Shakespeare into retirement.  He would never write another play again.  Screenwriter Ben Elton draws upon what we know about the Bard and takes liberties elsewhere. …

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Avengers: Endgame – The Peggy Carter Mystery

Avengers: Endgame screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have finally resolved the mystery of who is the husband of Peggy Carter. This article contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame.  This is your only warning. This question and more were recently answered in an episode of Heat Vision Breakdown on The Hollywood Reporter.  Their answers: “It was always our intention that he was the father of those two children. But again, there are time travel loopholes for that,”…

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What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is an in-depth documentary that looks back on the series and a whole lot more. If you’re thinking of leaving the theater during the end credits, you might want to re-think this.  In addition to the conversation with showrunner/director Ira Steven Behr and actress Nana Visitor, there will be a taped roundtable following the film. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine would run for…

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General Magic: The Most Important Dead Company

The filmmakers and principal subjects of General Magic sat down with Solzy at the Movies during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. During the first half, I was joined by co-directors Matt Maude and Sarah Kerruish.  In the second half, Marc Porat, Andy Hertzfeld, Megan Smith, and Joanna Hoffman would join me. General Magic is said to be the most important dead company in Silicon Valley.  Marc Porat and Andy Hertzfeld co-founded the company with Bill Atkinson…

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Wine Country: A Saturday Night Live Reunion

Wine Country reunites Amy Poehler with many of her Saturday Night Live colleagues as they travel to California for a birthday weekend. Rebecca (Rachel Dratch) Catherine (Ana Gasteyer), Abby (Amy Poehler), Naomi (Maya Rudolph), Val (Paula Pell), and Jenny (Emily Spivey) are all gathering for a special weekend.  The weekend just so happens to be Rebecca’s 50th birthday.  As such, the women are off to California’s Wine Country to celebrate the milestone birthday.  It’s here where they…

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