The Lovebirds Launches On Netflix

The Lovebirds, starring Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae, is set to be released on Netflix this weekend after the theatrical release got canceled. Everything is about to change for Jibran (Kumail Nanjiani) and Leilani (Issa Rae).  Without intending to do so, the duo find themselves caught up in a crime.  Given that this is a comedy, it’s naturally a comedy of errors when it comes to clearing their name.  Will their relationship be able to…

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Dolittle Is Now Available On Home Video

Dolittle, the latest incarnation of everybody’s favorite doctor to talk to pets, is now available for audiences to purchase on Digital/VOD. Hugh Lofting published 14 books about Dr. Dolittle between 1920-1952.  There have been a few feature films about the character but Dolittle is based on the 1922 book, The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle.  Robert Downey Jr. leads the star-studded cast as the famous doctor who can understand and talk to animals.  For all of…

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Stuber: A Throwback 80s Action Comedy

Stuber is a well-made action comedy starring Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista as the film throws it back to the great action comedies of the 1980s. In a summer full of remakes and sequels, Stuber is a fresh offering.  At the same time, the film is such a throwback to the great action comedies that we love so much.  It is going to offer us a nostalgic feeling.  A different type than what we typically…

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Men in Black: International goes Across The Pond

Men in Black: International ups the ante just a little bit as MIB takes the fun across the pond in order to protect the universe. It’s been known since Tomorrowland that the Eiffel Tower was a bridge to another dimension.  While the former film saw Gustav Eiffel as a founder of Plus Ultra, this film sees him as one of MIB’s earliest agents.  In fact, the Great Migration was really aliens coming to Earth.  But…

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SXSW 2019: Cast, crew talk Stuber

Dave Bautista, Kumail Nanjiani, Tripper Clancy, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein spoke with Solzy at the Movies Prior to a special screening of Stuber during SXSW. The print that screened during SXSW was a work-in-progress print.  It will be screened for review closer to release in July.  I found myself sitting next to editor Jonathan Schwartz during the screening.  He’s the same editor who worked on The Spy Who Dumped Me for writer-director Susanna…

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SXSW 2019: It Started As A Joke

It Started As A Joke celebrates the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival as well as offering some insight into the life of comedian Eugene Mirman. The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival started in 2008 as a joke.  It came to be as Mirman, Julie Smith Clem, and Mike Birbiglia were drinking one night.  What’s funny is that the festival was originally supposed to be a one-off.  Nobody could possibly foresee what would become of it.  Next thing you…

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Tribeca 2018: Duck Butter

Taking place over the course of 24 hours, the relationship-driven Duck Butter may be a lesbian-themed film but there’s so much more to the film than just that alone. Before the film gets into the thick of the action, it’s learned early on that Naima (Alia Shawkat) is an actress currently working in a Duplass Brothers film with the likes of Jake (Kumail Nanjiani) and Kate (Lindsay Burdge).  Because the film takes place over the…

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Poop Talk: The Funniest Movie About Shit

Breaking a taboo, Poop Talk is easily the funniest documentary to ever be about shit and the film would never have been able to happen without executive producers Randy and Jason Sklar, better known as The Sklar Brothers. Poop Talk is the brain child of director Aaron Feldman but without the Sklar Brothers, none of the comedians interviewed would have come on board to discuss their experience with taking a shit–whether they were comfortable or not. …

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The Big Sick is One of 2017’s Best Films

The Big Sick is one of the best films to come out so far in 2017. Directed by Michael Showalter from a screenplay written by Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick stars Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher, Zenobia Shroff, Adeel Akhtar, Bo Burnham, Aidy Bryant, and Kurt Braunohler.  Judd Apatow and Barry Mendel produce. To say that this film is a laugh riot would not be an understatement. …

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