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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The Hustle Makes Fun Of Blind People

While Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson have fine chemistry, The Hustle makes the poor mistake of having jokes at the expense of blind people. The film may have a brisk pace and many jokes but one poor storytelling choice remains its downfall.  Did anybody stop to think at any point during pre-production that maybe these jokes were in poor taste?  I’m not even blind but even I would not go as far as to fake…

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Klepper brings Jordan Klepper back to TV

The Opposition‘s Jordan Klepper is back on television with a new documentary series, Klepper, premiering May 9 on Comedy Central. I like this look for former Chicago improviser Jordan Klepper.  Not the whole part where he’s sitting in a Fulton County Jail.  Though to be fair, he’s only there because of doing the right thing–supporting education, not segregation.  It’s more of the fact that he’s back in the field.  Sure, he’s toning down the funny…

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Pokémon Detective Pikachu for Die-Hard Fans

Pokémon Detective Pikachu is a film that will most likely appeal to fans of Ryan Reynolds or Pokémon but there’s not much else otherwise. When Ryme City police detective Harry Goodman goes missing, his son, Tim (Justice Smith), decides to look into his disappearance.  He’s soon finds Harry’s Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds), lending a helping hand in the investigation.  Pikachu’s vibe is Deadpool-esque but it’s toned down for a younger audience.  There’s quite a few things…

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Tribeca 2019: For They Know Not What They Do

Grounded in the stories of four LGBTQ people, For They Know Not What They Do is an essential documentary and should be a must-watch for everyone. This film tells the stories of Sarah McBride, Elliot Porcher, Vico Báez Febo, and the late Ryan Robertson.  If you’re anything like me, you will get emotional while viewing the documentary.  I got chills all over my body just from watching the clip of Sarah addressing the DNC in 2016. …

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Star Wars: Three Untitled Films On The Way

Three upcoming Star Wars films starting every other year in 2022 were included when Disney announced their slate through 2027. The first of the three is slated for December 16, 2022.  The next two will follow on December 20, 2024 and December 18, 2026.  Meanwhile, the fifth Indiana Jones installment is set for July 9, 2021. The new Star Wars films will switch off every year with the upcoming Avatar sequels.  The latter of which…

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