Spontaneous: An Explosive Coming-Of-Age Comedy

Spontaneous is an explosive coming-of-age comedy where no day is even guaranteed for anyone attending Covington High School. Aaron Starmer’s novel gets the small screen treatment in Brian Duffield’s adaptation.  While the novel was first published four years ago, the story being told is very much on brand for 2020.  Imagine going to high school and witnessing your friends exploding to death with blood landing everywhere.  The amount of clothing that needs to be washed…

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Words on Bathroom Walls: Charlie Plummer Is A Star

Words on Bathroom Walls explores a high school student’s schizophrenia diagnosis in a way that does not make it a stigma to discuss. If you were to go into the film without knowing anything, I wouldn’t blame you if you thought it was supernatural.  We quickly learn that we’re seeing things through Adam’s (Charlie Plummer) eyes.  And just as quick, we learn that Adam also suffers from a mental illness.  Adam wants to be a…

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Lean on Pete: Charlie Plummer’s Breakout Role

Based on the novel by Willy Vlautin, film festival favorite Lean on Pete tells the poignant story of of a teenage boy and his strong connection to a horse. Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) hasn’t had an easy life living with his father Ray (Travis Fimmel).  Charley’s mom is out of the picture and looking for meaning in his life, he turns to the Portland Downs racetrack where he meets Del Montgomery (Steve Buscemi) and jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny). …

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SXSW 2018: Lean on Pete

Based on the novel by Willy Vlautin, film festival favorite Lean on Pete tells the poignant story of of a teenage boy and his strong connection to a horse. Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) hasn’t had an easy life living with his father Ray (Travis Fimmel).  Charley’s mom is out of the picture and looking for meaning in his life, he turns to the Portland Downs racetrack where he meets Del Montgomery (Steve Buscemi) and jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny). …

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All the Money in the World helped by Recasting

Against all odds, All the Money in the World was locked on time prior to the December 22nd release date.  The film was pushed back to December 25th because of a crowded field at the box office leading up to the holiday weekend. Make no mistake, director Ridley Scott was quick to recast actor Kevin Spacey with Oscar winner Christopher Plummer, reshoot scenes with Plummer over the course of nine days, and still get the…

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