The Lovebirds Launches On Netflix

The Lovebirds, starring Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae, is set to be released on Netflix this weekend after the theatrical release got canceled. Everything is about to change for Jibran (Kumail Nanjiani) and Leilani (Issa Rae).  Without intending to do so, the duo find themselves caught up in a crime.  Given that this is a comedy, it’s naturally a comedy of errors when it comes to clearing their name.  Will their relationship be able to…

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Netflix: What’s Coming and Leaving in June

Netflix announced the list of titles that are coming and leaving the streaming service during the upcoming month of June 2020. PODCASTS Inside Joke: Space Force launches May 29th. This 10-part companion series to Space Force is hosted by star Jimmy O. Yang, and features interviews with the cast and crew behind the series, including Greg Daniels, Steve Carrel, Ben Schwartz, Diana Silvers, Tawnye Newsom and more. New episodes Monday and Thursday throughout June. Coming…

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Ben Mankiewicz talks The Plot Thickens, TCM

Film critic Ben Mankiewicz spoke with Solzy at the Movies in late April about The Plot Thickens, TCM’s podcast documentary of filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich. How did you first get involved with the Peter Bogdanovich podcast documentary for TCM? Ben Mankiewicz: I had wanted to do something with Peter Bogdanovich for quite some time. He’s a huge hit at our festival. He and I have developed a really nice friendship. He’s just great. I described them…

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The Good Place: The Complete Series Hits Blu-ray

The Good Place: The Complete Series is now available on Blu-ray after the fan-favorite NBC sitcom ended its run in January. Some series are lucky to extend beyond their initial order.  Other series get the back nine order and might get a renewal.  In other instances, a series will last a nice six seasons.  Or run far beyond their expiration point.  However, series creator Mike Schur decided The Good Place was perfect with lasting four…

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The Way Back Is Now Available on Blu-ray, DVD

The Way Back, featuring an Oscar-worthy performance from Ben Affleck, is now available for audiences to bring home on Blu-ray and DVD. Affleck, already an Oscar winner for co-writing Good Will Hunting and producing Argo, is the current front runner for Best Actor with a masterclass performance as an alcoholic basketball coach.  Depending on how the rest of the year plays out, it’s honestly hard to see this changing. Gavin O’Connor has done it again. …

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Sonic The Hedgehog Now Available On Blu-ray, DVD

Following a brief theatrical run, Sonic The Hedgehog, otherwise known as The Blue Blur, is available for fans to bring home on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital. After a lengthy delay to fix Sonic’s look, a lengthy theatrical run wasn’t meant to be.  The film ended up getting an early digital release at the end of March to make up for the brief run.  We certainly don’t know what will happen with theaters this year or…

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Tinseltown by William J. Mann

Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood by William J. Mann is a thrilling true-crime mystery that will keep you turning pages for hours. I have to be honest.  After the Deadline interview, I went into this book expecting some insight into the 1918 flu epidemic.   While I have to admit that I was disappointed on that regard, this book is a thrilling read.  I devoured all 400-plus pages in just over…

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Scoob! Offers A Contemporary Update

Scoob!, now available for audiences to purchase on Digital/VOD, offers a contemporary update that fans of the Scooby-Doo cartoons will enjoy. Everyone’s favorite animated dog lives to see another day.  Given the family appeal, it makes perfect sense for Warner Bros. to offer this film through VOD rather than wait until theaters to re-open.  In a perfect world, we’d be sharing our laughs and screams in a theater right now.  When it comes to animated…

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Vanda Krefft talks The Man Who Made The Movies

Vanda Krefft spoke with Solzy at the Movies over the phone last month about The Man Who Made The Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox. I found The Man Who Made The Movies to be a very insightful and well-researched read. When did you first get an interest in telling William Fox’s story? Vanda Krefft: Ages and ages ago to be honest. A good friend of mine was Angela Fox Dunn,…

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Lion of Hollywood by Scott Eyman

Film historian/author Scott Eyman delivers the definitive biography in Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer. In recent years, it’s hard to look at someone like Louis B. Mayer and not think of him in a similar way to Harvey Weinstein.  Much of this probably has to do with Bosley Crowther’s books according to the epilogue.  I’m not going to say that the two of them are similar in their ways. …

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