Prime Video, IMDb TV: Coming in January 2022

Amazon announced the films, series, and specials that will be coming to Prime Video and IMDb TV services in January 2022. New Amazon Originals The Tender Bar (2021) tells the story of J.R. (Tye Sheridan), a fatherless boy growing up in the glow of a bar where the bartender, his Uncle Charlie (Ben Affleck), is the sharpest and most colorful of an assortment of quirky and demonstrative father figures. As the boy’s determined mother (Lily…

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The Tender Bar: Another Solid George Clooney Film

George Clooney brings J.R. Moehringer’s memoir, The Tender Bar, to the big screen in a moving film about a fatherless boy. J.R. Maguire (Daniel Ranier, Tye Sheridan) may not have the most conventional childhood but he makes the best of it. His father ran out on his mother, Dorothy (Lily Rabe), at a young age to where J.R. never really gets to know him. When The Voice (Max Martini), as he calls his father, does…

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Being The Ricardos: I Love Lucy But Not This Film

Being The Ricardos may try its best but the new film–written and directed by Aaron Sorkin–contains a host of problems. First and foremost, Javier Bardem is from Spain, not Cuba. To have better representation, the actor playing Desi Arnaz should be from Cuba. Depending on who you speak with, this is potentially a major problem. Sorkin’s opinion on the matter–see interview link below–is that “Spanish and Cuban aren’t actable.” He believes that the same also…

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Prime Video, IMDb TV: Coming in December 2021

Amazon announced the films, series, and specials that will be coming to Prime Video and IMDb TV in December 2021. This December brings nine Amazon Originals, including Being The Ricardos, a biographical drama written and directed by Aaron Sorkin about the relationship between I Love Lucy stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz; With Love, a romantic comedy series written and created by Gloria Calderón Kellett; the premiere of Harlem, a new comedy series from Girls…

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Jesse Moss talks Mayor Pete

Jesse Moss spoke with Solzy at the Movies last month in Chicago ahead of the world premiere of Mayor Pete in October. While this film takes an intimate look into Pete Buttigieg’s campaign for president, it is not recommended for children. The film is rated R. When you watch the film, you’ll understand why it has this rating. But anyway, there is an intimacy level with now-Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg that you’ve never seen in…

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Amazon Prime Video: Coming in November 2021

Amazon Prime Video announced the films, series, and specials that will be coming to Prime Video and IMDb TV in November 2021. This November brings 11 Amazon Originals, including The Electric Life of Louis Wain, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy, following English artist Louis Wain’s rise to prominence at the end of the 19th century for his surreal cat paintings; the premiere of Tampa Baes, an unscripted reality series following a young group of…

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Mayor Pete – Chicago Film Fest 2021

Documentary filmmaker Jesse Moss brings audiences inside Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign in the new documentary, Mayor Pete. My first thought upon watching this film is that it’s amazing that Boys State was finishing up while Moss was hard at work on this film. But more than that, it shows the ins and outs of a presidential campaign. We get an inside look at the debate prep that comes with running for president. Getting elected to…

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Amazon Prime Video: Coming in October 2021

Amazon Prime Video announced the films, series, and specials that will be coming to Prime Video and IMDb TV in October 2021. October brings new Amazon Originals including the Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3, an extraordinary fashion experience featuring performances and special appearances from global stars; Birds of Paradise, adapted from the novel “Bright Burning Stars,” follows two dancers at an elite ballet academy in Paris competing for a contract to join the highly…

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Burning – Toronto 2021

Eva Orner follows the devastating Australian wildfires in Burning and how the government is not willing to address the crisis at hand. The year 2020 brought a whole new meaning to the world being on fire. Heck, 2019 also saw several fires breakout in California. Here in the states, wind conditions brought hazy conditions to states that were nowhere near some of the recent fires. While the US was dealing with fires out west, Australia’s…

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Cinderella: Kay Cannon Makes Movie Magic Again

Writer-director Kay Cannon makes movie magic once again with one of the most original takes on Cinderella to hit the big or small screen. Cannon’s take is one that truly subverts everything we know about the fairy tale. Not even Walt Disney would have been able to come up with a take such as this. What Cannon does here is bold and unique. Granted, there wasn’t much of a push for diversity on screen when…

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