Lost in Paris: An Ode to Charlie Chaplin

Lost in Paris is an indie film from a husband-and-wife team that pays an homage to the days of the silent film star, Charlie Chaplin, through the antics of their lead characters. Written and directed by Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon, Lost in Paris stars Abel, Gordon, Emmanuelle Riva, and Pierre Richard. Not familiar with the duo going into this movie, I was unsure of what I should expect.  It stars Gordan as a librarian…

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Once Upon A Time In Venice is no Die Hard, pass on it

Despite having an all-star talented cast, Once Upon A Time In Venice doesn’t live up to the action comedies that preceded it despite a talented cast. Directed by Mark Cullen from a script co-written with his brother, Rob Cullen, the film stars Bruce Willis, John Goodman, Jason Momoa, Thomas Middleditch, Famke Janssen, Stephanie Sigman, Adam Goldberg, Kal Penn, Christopher McDonald, and Wood Harris. Bruce Willis may be an action star but even his name alone…

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The Women’s Balcony is A Feel-Good, Crowd-Pleasing Comedy

The Women’s Balcony is a feel-good, crowd-pleasing comedy that depicts what happens when extremism and traditional values collide in a Jewish community. Directed by Emil Ben-Shimon from a screenplay written by Shlomit Nehama , the Israeli comedy stars Orna Banai, Itzik Cohen, Einat Sarouf, Igal Naor, Evelin Hagoel, Aviv Alush, Yafit Asulin, Sharona Elimelech, Herzl Tobey, and Haim Zanati.  This was Banai’s first big role in Israeli cinema and she was nominated for an Ophir…

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Kill Switch: Video Game Style doesn’t work

Kill Switch, not to be confused with the 2008 film of the same name, is another example of why video game-style films don’t make the best of movies–because they simply aren’t good. Directed by Tim Smit from a screenplay written by Omid Nooshin and C. Kindinger, Kill Switch stars Dan Stevens, Bérénice Marlohe, Tygo Gernandt, and Charity Wakefield. In the feature debut from Smit, we follow Will Porter in his battle to save Earth after…

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Anything, starring cis male as trans woman, to debut at LA Film Festival

Anything will make its debut on Saturday during the LA Film Festival this and many of us in the trans community are not pleased about the casting of a cis actor in a transgender role. Written and directed by Timothy McNeil, the film stars John Carroll Lynch, Matt Bomer, Maura Tierney, Margot Bingham, and Micah Hauptman. Here’s where there is a major problem: cisgender actor Matt Bomer is playing a transgender woman post-transition.  There are…

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Netflix renews Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for Season 4

Netflix announced today that they have renewed Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for a fourth season. Originally set to air for at least one season on NBC in 2015, the series was soon moved over to Netflix with an initial two-season order, where it has recieved critical acclaim over the first three seasons.  To date, the series has earned eleven Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including two nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt stars Ellie Kemper…

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Band Aid fights it up through music

Band Aid is a funny relationship comedy where the fights are done through music.  The movie throws a new perspective on love in cinema. Written, directed, and produced by Zoe Lister-Jones, the film stars Lister Jones, Adam Pally, Fred Armisen, Susie Essman, Retta, Hannah Simone, Ravi Patel, Brooklyn Decker, Angelique Cabral, Majandra Delfino, Colin Hanks, Chris D’Elia, Jamie Chung, Erinn Hayes, Gillian Zinser, and Jesse Williams. Actress/writer Zoe Lister-Jones makes her directorial debut with this…

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Adam F. Goldberg jokes about Spaceballs’ Skroob, loses Twitter followers

The Goldbergs series creator Adam F. Goldberg lost many Twitter followers after people thought he was tweeting his views on Donald Trump instead of Spaceballs president Skroob of Planet Spaceball. It all started with this tweet: My God, the President is completely and utterly broken! I can’t tell you how disappointed I am. This isn’t fixable, is it? #Skroob pic.twitter.com/93e9iHYJBb — Adam F. Goldberg (@adamfgoldberg) June 10, 2017 For people that watch a show about…

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Their Finest: Mixing Comedy and War In Crowd-Pleaser

Their Finest mixes both comedy and drama in this behind the scenes making of a propaganda war film and does so in a way that makes the film feel authentic to the time period. Directed by An Education‘s Lone Scherfig from a screenplay written by Gaby Chiappe, the film stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Jack Huston, Helen McCrory, Eddie Marsan, Jake Lacy, Rachael Stirling, with Richard E. Grant and Bill Nighy.  Chiappe’s script was based…

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What does Tom Cruise do after The Mummy tanked?

Actor Tom Cruise has a lot of soul searching to do when it comes to finding his next project.  The actor needs a hit. Cruise doesn’t have the drawing power that he used to have in order to successfully open a non-franchise film at the box office, let alone open a movie.  Following The Mummy, Cruise will star in American Made, a true story about a drug smuggler, directed by Doug Liman and also being…

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