SXSW 2018: Jason Outenreath talks They Live Here, Now

Jason Outenreath stopped by Solzy at the Movies for an interview to discuss his new film, They Live Here, Now, premiering at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival on March 11th. Jason, thanks for joining us today.  How are things treating you? Jason Outenreath:  Thanks for having me. With SXSW around the corner, things are going really well, thanks. You went to film school in Austin.  How much of a thrill is it to be able…

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Tribeca 2018: Feature Lineup Announced

The Tribeca Film Festival announced the lineup for the 17th edition running April 18-29, 2018.  The feature film slate includes 96 films with a record 46% directed by women.  With films selected from 27 countries the lineup includes 75 World Premieres, 5 International Premieres, 9 North American Premieres, 3 U.S. Premieres, and 4 New York Premieres.  Of the 103 filmmakers, 46 are first-time filmmakers with 18 Tribeca veterans returning to the fest. Love, Gilda was previously…

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The Death of Stalin: A Comic Approach to 1950s Russia

The Death of Stalin takes a comic approach from director/co-writer Armando Iannucci when it comes to the death of the Russian dignitary in the 1950s. The all-star cast assembled includes Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough, Paul Chahdi, Dermot Crowley, Adrian McLaughlin, Paul Whitehouse, and Jeffrey Tambor. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer!  Politics is no easy game to play and there are…

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A Wrinkle In Time: Let Ava DuVernay Direct Everything

Based on classic novel, A Wrinkle In Time may break the time-space continuum but there’s a lot of important life lessons at hand–none more important than to win against fear. Middle school student Meg Murry  (Storm Reid) is struggling in school.  This isn’t so much because of her school work but because her father, Mr. Murry (Chris Pine) has been missing for four years now.  Nobody knows why he disappeared as he just vanished one…

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SXSW 2018: Jenny Murray talks ¡Las Sandinistas!

Filmmaker Jenny Murray joined Solzy at the Movies over the phone this weekend to discuss her new film, ¡Las Sandinistas!, premiering at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival on March 12, 2018. Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today.  How are things treating you? Jenny Murray:  Things are going pretty good over here.  I’m in Los Angeles and we’re having a nice day after a lot of rain.  Where are you based? I am based…

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: Bonus Content

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle arrives on Digital HD on March 6th with just shy of an hour’s worth of bonus features. As thrilling and entertaining as the movie was, I feel like the bonus materials fall short in living up to the film’s standards.  This was a film that deserved at least 2 hours worth of bonus footage.  It just proves to show how much of films are made on computers these days. There…

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Vivian Bang talks White Rabbit, Asian-American Representation

Performance artist Vivian Bang spoke with Solzy at the Movies over the weekend about White Rabbit, Sundance, and Asian-American representation in film. Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today.  How are things treating you? Vivian Bang:  You know it’s funny, after Sundance, anyone from the industry who saw White Rabbit keeps telling me that  it’s a game changer for me, and although that’s very sweet,  I think I already shifted my career when I…

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Thor: Ragnarok hits 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD

Following it’s release in early November, Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD. The film includes a whole lot of bonus content and some of the features are pretty fun to watch.  As tends to be the case with most Blu-ray releases for huge films, content may differ with each retailer.  Not to be outdone, the Digital release includes a few exclusive features in its own right.  It’s because…

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Jonathan Mayo talks Heading Home documentary

Jonathan Mayo, an MLB.com draft and prospect expert, joined Solzy at the Movies for a phone interview last week to discuss Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel.  The film will host its Chicago premiere during the JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival on March 10, 2018 before additional screenings on March 18th. Jonathan, thanks for joining us today.  How are things treating you? Jonathan Mayo:  Things are good. Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel…

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Thoroughbreds: Goodbye, Anton Yelchin

While late actor Anton Yelchin serves as the third lead of Thoroughbreds, his performance is a reminder of how much was lost when his life came to a tragic ending. Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Amanda (Olivia Cooke) used to be close friends when they were growing up but their friendship faded away in recent years.  Lily’s parents had sent away to boarding school and she was able to land an internship.  Meanwhile, Amanda, who has…

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