Locked Down: A Feature Film For Covid Era

Locked Down has the tough responsibility of being one of the first major studio films to take place during the Covid-19 pandemic. Filmmaker Doug Liman may be ambitious enough to want to film in outer space with Tom Cruise.  But before doing that, he went about filming this project during the pandemic.  Many of us have been living this horror movie since last March–some in worse circumstances than others.  One thing this film does get…

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HBO Max: Coming and Leaving in January

HBO Max announced the list of films, series, and specials that are coming and leaving the streaming service during January 2021. New and returning subscribers can sign up for a pre-paid offer and get 6 months of HBO Max at a discounted rate of $69.99 plus applicable taxes. Find out more at HBOMax.com. TITLES COMING TO HBO MAX IN JANUARY Exact Dates to be Announced: Arthur’s Law, Max Original Series Premiere The unemployed Arthur Ahnepol (Jan…

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Wonder Woman 1984 Is Thrilling Entertainment

While Wonder Woman 1984 never quite lives up to its groundbreaking predecessor, it is still thrilling entertainment in its own right. Before I get started with the rest of my review: there is a mid-credits scene. Press screeners did not include any scene after the credits.  This is the most important thing to know going into the film. I want to get this out of the way right now: I am judging the film on…

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The Flight Attendant Renewed For Second Season

One day after the season finale aired on HBO Max, the streamer announced the second season renewal of The Flight Attendant. The announcement of the renewal was made by Casey Bloys, Chief Content Officer, HBO and HBO Max.  The first season premiered on November 26 and just concluded on December 17.  It’s a thrilling ride and one that would make Alfred Hitchcock proud.  I’d review it myself but this is is a tough series to…

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The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart

The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, directed by Frank Marshall, is a career-spanning documentary on the Gibb brothers. Over 1,000 songs. Twenty #1 hits. Barry Gibb appears in new revelatory interviews but Robin and Maurice Gibb only appear in archival footage.  The film makes great use of the archives including footage from recording sessions, concerts, television appearances, and home videos.  This is in addition to interviews with other musicians and record…

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Let Them All Talk Launches On HBO Max

Let Them All Talk may be one of the most unique comedies to date with the film mostly taking place during an actual cruise crossing in 2019. Friendship between woman is a tale as old as time.  What Deborah Eisenberg’s screenplay seeks to explore is how college friendships between women evolve over time.  The film focuses on three women in particular: Alice (Meryl Streep), Roberta (Candice Bergen), and Susan (Dianne Wiest) Best-selling author Alice has…

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HBO Max: Coming and Leaving in December

HBO Max announced the movies, television series, and specials that are coming and leaving the streaming service in December. The big highlight is Wonder Woman 1984 after much debate over whether to release now or delay again until it is safe. TITLES COMING TO HBO MAX IN DECEMBER December 1: 3 Godfathers, 1949 40 Days And 40 Nights, 2002 (HBO) Absolute Power, 1997 Adam Ruins Everything, Seasons 2-3 The Adventures of Pinocchio, 1996 Amanpour: Sex…

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Superintelligence: A New A.I. Comedy

An artificial intelligence becomes self-aware in the HBO Max comedy, Superintelligence, launching this week on Thanksgiving day. The gist of the film is that Superintelligence (James Corden) studies average Earth human Carol Peters (Melissa McCarthy) and the fate of humanity rests on her shoulders.  It’s not unlike Abraham arguing with G-d when it comes to trying to save the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.  If you remember the Book of Genesis, Abraham had to plead…

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HBO Max: Coming and Leaving in November

HBO Max announced the movies, television series and specials that are coming and leaving the streaming service in November. TITLES COMING TO HBO MAX IN NOVEMBER Exact Dates to be Announced: 12 Dates Of Christmas, HBO Max Original Series Premiere Colin Quinn & Friends: A Parking Lot Comedy Show, HBO Max Original Special Premiere Crazy, Not Insane, Documentary Premiere (HBO) Directed and produced by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney (HBO’s “The Inventor: Out For Blood…

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Unpregnant: A Blend Of Comedy And Emotions

Unpregnant may be one of the most unique films to feature abortion as a story line in that this film is mostly a road trip comedy. If you haven’t figured it out after the likes of The Edge of Seventeen or Columbus, Haley Lu Richardson is a star.  A bonafide star.  For those readers that have yet to watch Columbus, I have some words for you.  Unpregnant is even more proof that Richardson can carry…

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