Fall: 107 Minutes of Nerve-Inducing Anxiety

Fall is in the same vein of 47 Meters Down and it’s 107 minutes of nerve-inducing anxiety from the time the camera rolls until the film ends. Imagine 47 Meters Down except we’re no longer under the water. Instead, the two leads are on top of an abandoned 2,000-ft B67 TV Tower in the California desert without any cell reception. The irony is that they did this to look fear in the face and now…

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Secret Headquarters Skips Theatrical for Paramount+

Secret Headquarters, the new superhero film starring Owen Wilson, skips its theatrical release for a Paramount+ debut. Please make sure to watch until the very end of the credits. Speaking of credits, this is another film where all of the musicians get listed in the credits. I can partly understand why the studio switched to a streaming release. The film is solid enough to be a winner at home. However, it’s not a proven IP…

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Taika Waititi: Transphobic Tweets Resurface From 2013

Oscar-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi is in hot water this week after nine-year-old transphobic tweets resurfaced from 2013. I’m not sure how the tweets first resurfaced this week but the tweets went viral as the Thor: Love and Thunder filmmaker was ratioed on Twitter. In the first tweet, the Jojo Rabbit filmmaker writes: “No disrespect to men who want to be/dress as woman. I should have just said their makeup looks manly. Also no disrespect to…

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TIFF 2022: Primetime Program, Industry Conference Lineup

The 2022 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced its Primetime program and initial Industry Conference lineup. The Toronto International Film Festival Primetime program is set to shine in 2022, with seven compelling and thought-provoking television series from around the world — including five World Premieres. In addition to series premieres, TIFF will present season premieres of established and beloved shows. Returning to the Glenn Gould Theatre, TIFF’s Industry Conference lineup will engage and inspire…

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The Campaign: Election Satire Brings The Laughs

The Campaign marks its 10th anniversary since the election satire starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis opened in theaters in 2012. “War has rules, mud wrestling has rules…Politics has no rules.” Ross Perot, Presidential Candidate 1988. The main problem with the film’s opening quote is that Perot didn’t run for president in 1988. This is something that should have been fixed for the home video release. Instead, it is still there ten years later! Cam…

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Star Trek: Lower Decks – Season 2

The second season of Star Trek: Lower Decks follows the lower-deckers on the USS Cerritos as they continue to go on new adventures. After introducing us to new characters, Mike McMahan continues to bring the fun. There’s no shortage of comedy during the second season. At the same time, there’s no shortage of easter eggs either. In fact, the doors are open here for more characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation to make their return.…

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Next Time We Love Arrives On Blu-ray

Next Time We Love makes its arrival on Blu-ray for the first time by way of Kino Lorber Studio Classics with a brand new 2K master. The film marks the first of four collaborations between Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart. Their next three team-ups were in The Shopworn Angel, The Shop Around The Corner, and The Mortal Storm. Sullavan only appeared in 16 films throughout her career with her final film role coming in 1950.…

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Batgirl, Racism, and Transphobia

In the days following the cancellation of Batgirl, it became more than apparent that racism and transphobia played a role. Prior to logging offline for Shabbos, I started seeing social media leaking the film’s plot and test screening reviews. As a transgender woman let alone film/TV critic, I couldn’t be more surprised by what I saw. The fact of the matter is I don’t like that my gut instinct was right: racism and transphobia were…

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Star Trek: Lower Decks – Season 1

Star Trek: Lower Decks is an animated series that follows the adventures of the low-ranking officers on the USS Cerritos. The Cerritos might look like the Enterprise but this ship is the furthest from. It is among the least important ships within the entire Federation. Animation aside, one of the things that makes this series a breath of fresh air is in its focus on the lower decks.  While the captain and other senior staff…

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On the Town – TCM Summer Under The Stars

On the Town is the third and final buddy comedy to pair both Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra together on the big screen. In many ways, this film is a spiritual sequel to the 1945 film, Anchors Aweigh. Both actors are playing U.S. Navy sailors on shore leave in each film. The first film sees them in Hollywood while the latter features New York City. In any event, the 1944 Broadway musical preceded their first…

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