The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Is A Must-Own

The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, written by Amy Ratcliffe with a forward by Scott Trowbridge, is a must-own for any Star Wars fan. In terms of the book itself, Ratcliffe intros each section and then leaves us to admire the artwork. It’s truly amazing to see how the park evolved over time. Even though the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hasn’t opened yet, we get a sneak peek at what to expect when it…

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Travis M. Andrews talks Because He’s Jeff Goldblum

Washington Post features writer Travis M. Andrews spoke with Solzy at the Movies about his new book, Because He’s Jeff Goldblum. Because He’s Jeff Goldblum is one of the more entertaining albeit unconventional biographies that I’ve read recently and maybe even ever. How did you first get interested in writing a book about Jeff Goldblum? Travis M. Andrews: It’s so funny. I work at the Washington Post as a features writer and one day, we…

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Because He’s Jeff Goldblum Is Unconventional

Because He’s Jeff Goldblum, the new biography by Travis M. Andrews, is an unconventional biography of the actor/musician. It’s an unconventional biography but then again, nothing about Goldblum’s career has ever been conventional. The only downside is that Goldblum himself did not participate in the book. A bummer, maybe, but Andrews has no shortage of interviews to quote be it filmmakers, actors, crew, or friends. I’ve had my own personal encounter with Goldblum during Wizard…

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Mark Harris talks Mike Nichols: A Life

Mark Harris spoke with Solzy at the Movies about his new book, Mike Nichols: A Life, ahead of this weekend’s TCM Classic Film Festival. The TCM premiere of Nichols and May: Take Two will screen on late Saturday morning. The documentary will be followed by Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in the early afternoon. Both screenings will include a conversation with Mark Harris. When did you first become interested in writing a book about Mike…

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True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee

True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee, the recent book written by Abraham Riesman, is an eye-opening look into Stan Lee’s life. This book marks the 29th book I’ve read during the pandemic. Riesman’s book is a substantially different book than that of A Marvelous Life by Danny Fingeroth. That’s not to take anything away from Fingeroth. Working in the industry gave Fingeroth the chance to get to know Stan Lee. I think…

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There I Go Again by William Daniels Is A Must-Read

William Daniels looked back on his life in his memoir, There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT, and Many Others. First published by Potomac Books in 2017, the memoir became the 27th book I’ve read during the pandemic. My biggest regret is that I’m a few years late in reading the book. Don’t let my tardiness in picking up the book stop you from getting a…

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Tough Sh*t by Kevin Smith

Tough Sh*t, the memoir by multi-hyphenate filmmaker/actor/podcaster Kevin Smith, is every bit as entertaining as you’d think. I’ve been reading a lot of biographies during the pandemic quarantine but not so many memoirs.  Suffice it to say, Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good is one of the outright entertaining reads of the past year.  I could hear Smith’s voice coming through the pages as I turned them over the…

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Nichols and May: Interviews

Nichols and May: Interviews is a compilation of 27 interviews with the legendary multi-hyphenates published over the course of fifty years. Robert E. Kapsis edits the book, which joined the University of Mississippi Press‘s Conversations with Filmmakers Series late last year.  It’s a worth addition when you consider that the definitive biography of the comedian/filmmaker is not coming out until the upcoming book by Mark Harris, Mike Nichols: A Life, is published in February. I’ll…

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Rachel Bloom Pens Funny Memoir About Life, Career

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator and star Rachel Bloom opens up about her life in her new memoir, I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are. This book is everything I expected and more from Rachel Bloom.  Bloom got into sketch comedy in college but up until that point, she was planning for a career in musical theater.  Life changes, I get it.  I’ve been there so I know how it can be.  That being said,…

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The Nolan Variations by Tom Shone

The Nolan Variations: The Movies, Mysteries, and Marvels of Christopher Nolan is the most in-depth look yet at the blockbuster auteur. Before I start this off, I want to stress my disappointment at seeing the Wachowskis get misgendered during the book’s introduction.  How this gets past the editors and into the final print is beyond me.  This is beyond infuriating! Nolan is in the category that very few filmmakers could ever hope to achieve.  James…

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