Jon Barinholtz and Ike Barinholtz spoke with Solzy at the Movies about the upcoming Netflix animated series, Chicago Party Aunt. The Barinholtz brothers join Lauren Ash, Rory O’Malley, RuPaul Charles, Jill Talley, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Katie Rich, and Chris Witaske in the cast. This cast features so many improvisers who originated out of the Chicago improv scene at Second City, iO, and the Annoyance! Chicago Party Aunt was created by Chris Witaske, Jon Barinholtz, and…"Jon Barinholtz, Ike Barinholtz talk Chicago Party Aunt"
Neighbors, which pits a married couple against a frat house, remains a laugh riot some seven years following its SXSW premiere in 2014. Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne) are in the early stages of adjusting to parenthood. They have an infant daughter, Stella, so they can’t party with Jimmy Blevins (Ike Barinholtz) and his ex-wife, Paula (Carla Gallo), like they used to. Oh, the good old days! Mac and Kelly soon get…"Neighbors: Comedy Remains A Laugh Riot"
It’s very easy to look at Moxie and think it’s a Mean Girls copycat but when you step back, this is very much a #MeToo film. This is a film that deals with the arrival of a new student but not in the same way as the Tina Fey-directed film. But at the same time, new student Lucy (Alycia Pascual-Peña) isn’t the main star of the film. Vivian (Hadley Robinson) takes an ode to her…"Moxie: A Feminist Revolution"
The Hunt is now available for audiences to own on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital following a shortened theatrical run in March. While my original review ran in March, I’m not exactly sure that I’d write the same words at the moment. The climate has changed so much since the press screening. If you had told me that the world as we knew it was going to change just over 24 hours later, I’d have written…"The Hunt Now Available on Blu-ray, DVD"
The Hunt, the latest film from Blumhouse Productions, is the dark satire for our times as the film finally sees a theatrical release. At the heart of The Hunt is a conspiracy theory surrounding Manorgate where the liberal elite are slaughtering deplorables. Those aren’t my words but that in which we hear spoken on screen. Much of the conspiracy theories surrounding the film feel rather realistic to how conservatives are talking today. Maybe not all…"The Hunt: A Satire For Our Times"
Late Night is a hysterically funny film that puts the spotlight on women in a comedy industry on television that is predominantly male. Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is the host of Tonight with Katherine. In the film’s universe, Katherine the only late night talk show host who is female and has her own show. She’s won many awards over the years and the film starts as the Brit becomes the first foreigner to take home…"Sundance 2019: Late Night"
A headline that sounds like it can only be ripped from the likes of The Onion, The Oath is the perfect political satire for the Trump era. Imagine every American being asked to sign an oath that states: “I pledge my loyalty to my President and my country and vow to defend them from enemies, both foreign and domestic.” This is what writer-director Ike Barinholtz is asking us by watching The Oath. It’s a new political…"The Oath: Ike Barinholtz’ Political Satire Hits DVD"
A headline that sounds like it can only be ripped from the likes of The Onion, The Oath is the perfect political satire for the Trump era. Imagine every American being asked to sign an oath that states: “I pledge my loyalty to my President and my country and vow to defend them from enemies, both foreign and domestic.” This is what writer-director Ike Barinholtz is asking us by watching The Oath. It’s a new political…"The Oath: The Satire for the Trump Era"
Blockers is the type of comedy that will lead one to fall out of their seat from laughing so much. The film will recall classics like Porky’s, Superbad, and American Pie but Blockers is an instant classic in its own right. After all, how many films feature butt-chugging?!? Best of all is that Kay Cannon is a female director of an R-rated studio film in which the women get to call the shots of when…"SXSW 2018: Blockers: An Instant Classic from Kay Cannon"
Netflix has released the first trailer for the December’s action-thriller, Bright, whose cast appeared on Conan last night during Comic Con. Directed by David Ayer from a screenplay written by Max Landis, action-thriller stars Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez, Ike Barinholtz, Enrique Murciano, Jay Hernandez, Andrea Navedo, Veronica Ngo, Alex Meraz, Margaret Cho, Brad William Henke, Dawn Olivieri, and Kenneth Choi. David Ayer, Eric Newman, and Bryan Unkeless serve as…"Netflix releases new Bright trailer at Comic Con"