Fantasia: 78/52 profiles Pyscho’s Shower Scene

A selection for the 2017 Fantasia International Film Festival, 78/52 profiles the iconic shower scene shown in Alfred Hitchock’s Pyscho. Written and directed by Alexandre O. Philippe, the documentary features a wide array of interviews mixed in with archival footage.  A number of interview subjects were included including family members of Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, and Anthony Perkins. Oscar winning editors such as Walter Murch, Chris Ennis, and Bob Murawski were also among those interviewed. The…

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Director Christopher Nolan declares war on Netflix

Director Christopher Nolan, whose new film Dunkirk hits theaters on Friday, had some not-so-nice things to say about Netflix and their aversion to theatrical releases. Nolan spoke with Indiewire this week in an interview. “Netflix has a bizarre aversion to supporting theatrical films,” Nolan said in an interview this week. “They have this mindless policy of everything having to be simultaneously streamed and released, which is obviously an untenable model for theatrical presentation. So they’re…

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Hey HBO, Confederate is an awful idea…

When HBO announced that the Game of Thrones creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, would be producing Confederate as their next project, I really didn’t think of the consequences at the time.  It’s a bad idea. I liken it to the Amazon series, The Man in the High Castle.  Amazon has already renewed it for a third season.  The series, of course, being based on the book of the same name by writer Phillip K.…

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Game of Thrones creators to produce Confederate for HBO

It was announced by HBO today that Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will produce Confederate for HBO. Casey Bloys, the president of HBO Programming, made the announcement today. According to HBO, the series will take place in an alternate timeline and cover the events that transpire on the way to the start of the Third American Civil War: CONFEDERATE chronicles the events leading to the Third American Civil War. The series…

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Baseball Goes to the Movies is A Must-Have For Baseball/Movie Lovers

Written by Ron Backer, Baseball Goes to the Movies (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books) is a look at the sport in film going all the way back to beginning of when motion pictures didn’t have any sound. There have been some other books to examine baseball and film but most of those were released over 20 years ago.  Given the number of baseball films released since the early 1990s, an update feels necessary.   In this…

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FIRST LOOK: Only The Brave

Sony Pictures gave us the first look at Only The Brave, due out in theaters this October. The film is directed by Joseph Kosinski.  The screenplay was written by Ken Nolan and Eric Warren Singer and based upon the GQ Article “No Exit” by Sean Flynn.  Only The Brave stars Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale, with Taylor Kitsch and Jennifer Connelly. Synopsis: All men are created equal… then, a few become…

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Trailer: Professor Marston & The Wonder Women

The first trailer for Professor Marston & The Wonder Women was released today. Directed by Angela Robinson, the film stars Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, and Connie Britton. With the success of Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman this summer with actress Gal Gadot starring in the title role, the timing of the biopic couldn’t be better.  Will the biopic be just as successful?  With a late October release, it’s primed for being bait for Awards…

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Fantasia: Bitch takes us on a ride

Selected for the 2017 Fantasia International Film Festival, Bitch is a dark comedy that takes us on a wild ride as lonely housewife begins acting like a dog. Written and directed by Marianna Palka, the thriller stars Jason Ritter, Marianna Palka, Jaime King, Brighton Sharbino, Rio Mangini, Kingston Foster, Jason Maybaum, with Caroline Aaron and Bill Smitrovich. The film starts out with Jill (Palka) going through with what turns into a failed suicide attempt.  Her…

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Drew Stone talks Who the F**K Is That Guy?

Who the F**K Is That Guy? director Drew Stone spoke to Solzy at the Movies about the documentary film. Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today.  How are things treating you? Drew Stone:  Things are good. I have 2 films that just came out at the same time so it’s a pretty exciting time around here. I’m not sick of seeing either of the films yet at the screenings that I’m doing so that’s…

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The 4th: A Cult Comedy in the Making

The 4th is a slacker comedy that has cult comedy classic written all over it. Written and directed by Andre Hyland, the indie comedy’s main cast includes Hyland, Johnny Pemberton, Eliza Coupe, Yasmine Kittles, Anna Lee Lawson, and Paul Erling Oven.  Jeff Carpenter, John Ennis, John Forest, Brent Weinbach, Matt Peters, Al Burke, Ben Ceccarelli, Matty Cardarople, Andrew Dewitt, Byron Bowers, Shaun Parker, Erick Chavarria, Drew Droege, Frank Collison are also featured in the film.…

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