The Boy Downstairs: A Character Study in Romance

The Boy Downstairs isn’t the typical New York-set romantic comedy but comes across as more of a character study. Written and directed by Sophie Brooks, the film stars Zosia Mamet, Matthew Shear, Deirdre O’Connell, Sarah Ramos, and Diana Irvine. After living in London for three years, Diana (Mamet) has moved back to New York City.  Moving quickly into an apartment in Brooklyn, Diana soon discovers what could be anyone’s worst fear: her ex-boyfriend, Ben (Shear) lives in…

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Wizard World, Inc., Sony Pictures Entertainment team up

Wizard World, Inc. and Sony Pictures Entertainment have announced a team-up in order to discover, develop, and incubate new intellectual properties.  What this means is that it is good news for the artists and comic creators who frequent Artist Alley by renting tables at Wizard World conventions across the United States. With Marvel and DC having ready-made content at the ready for Disney and Warner Brothers Pictures, this helps Sony Pictures in hoping to level…

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Cool Runnings: Get On Up, It’s Bobsled Time!

Cool Runnings is able to defy everything formulaic about sports movies and manages to rise up as a crowd-pleasing comedy. Directed by Jon Turteltaub from a script written by Lynn Siefert and Tommy Swerdlow & Michael Goldberg, the film stars Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Davis, Malik Yoba, and John Candy.  Interestingly enough, none of the four actors starring as the Jamaican bobsled team are even from Jamaica.  Three are from America and Lewis is said…

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Groundhog Day: Still Timeless After 25 Years

With the best performance in Bill Murray’s career, Groundhog Day remains a timeless classic after 25 years of release. Directed by Harold Ramis from a script co-written with Danny Rubin, the fantasy comedy stars Murray, Andie MacDowell, and Chris Elliott.  The cast also includes Stephen Tobolowsky, Brian Doyle-Murray, Robin Duke, David Pasquesi, and a young Michael Shannon. With a wry, wisecracking performance, Bill Murray stars as the egotistical weatherman Phil Connors in this romantic comedy where…

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Poop Talk: The Funniest Movie About Shit

Breaking a taboo, Poop Talk is easily the funniest documentary to ever be about shit and the film would never have been able to happen without executive producers Randy and Jason Sklar, better known as The Sklar Brothers. Poop Talk is the brain child of director Aaron Feldman but without the Sklar Brothers, none of the comedians interviewed would have come on board to discuss their experience with taking a shit–whether they were comfortable or not. …

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Nadia Jordan, Petra Bryant talk For the Love of George

Writer-actress-producer Nadia Jordan and actress Petra Bryant spoke with Solzy at the Movies ahead of this week’s release of For the Love of George. Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are things treating you? Nadia Jordan:  Thanks Danielle, life is good just gearing up for the release of the film so pretty busy at the moment. Petra Bryant:  Thank you for having me. I am very well indeed (especially this week as I…

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Rebekah Fortune talks Just Charlie

Director Rebekah Fortune spoke with Solzy at the Movies about the new film, Just Charlie, and explained why a cisgender actor was cast in the leading role rather than a transgender actor. Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today. Congrats on your newest film, Just Charlie. I’m a transgender woman and one of the few trans film critics—how important was it to make sure that the film depicted an authentic transgender experience? Rebekah Fortune:  Just…

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The 15:17 To Paris: A Heroic True Story

The 15:17 to Paris tells the heroic true story of three young Americans traveling across Europe and found themselves on the train to Paris on fateful day in 2015. Directed by Clint Eastwood from a screenplay, Dorothy Blyskal, the film features the real-life heroes playing themselves:  Anthony Sadler, former Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and former U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Spencer Stone.  They are joined in the cast by Jenna Fischer, Judy Greer, Ray Corasani,…

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SXSW 2018: Festival announces more Features, Shorts

SXSW announced the rest of the lineup for the 25th installment of the SXSW Film Festival, taking place March 9-18, 2018 in Austin, Texas.  The press release is below.   SXSW Film Festival Announces 2018 Midnighters, Shorts, VR And Inaugural Independent Episodics Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs to Close Festival Austin, Texas, February 7, 2018 – The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals announced the remainder of its Film Festival program, including the Midnighters, Shorts, Virtual Cinema, Music…

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Basmati Blues: This Musical is Certainly Something

Basmati Blues is a musical and as far as musicals go, it’s certainly something alright. Directed by Danny Baron from a screenplay co-written with Jeffrey Dorchen, the film stars Brie Larson, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Scott Bakula, Saahil Sehgal, with Tyne Daly and Donald Sutherland. For an Oscar winner such as Larson, one may question her decision to take on this role after the success of Room but it’s a role that she shot before she won the…

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