Stars Fell Again Continues An Unlikely Franchise

Stars Fell Again takes place some two years after audiences last saw Bryce and Madison fall in love during Stars Fell on Alabama. While I admit to the first film being cute, I didn’t think it was the type to start a franchise. Two years later, the stars are falling in Oregon as Bryce (James Maslow) and Madison (Ciara Hanna) head there for the holidays. They’re there so that Madison can spend time with her…

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Magazine Dreams – Sundance 2023

Jonathan Majors is on a role as the actor made his return to Sundance with a strong performance in the very intense Magazine Dreams. I’m not kidding around when it comes to the intensity of the film. It is not an easy film to watch. There are many times when the lead character loses his temper. At the same time, there are instances where it appears that his temper gets the rest of him, only…

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Scott Lang Pens Memoir: Look Out For The Little Guy

Everyone’s favorite con man superhero, Scott Lang, has penned his upcoming memoir, Look Out For The Little Guy, coming in September. Here’s the cover for the upcoming memoir, which runs 256 pages: The synopsis from the publisher, Hyperion Avenue, is as follows: In Look Out for the Little Guy, Scott Lang shares with the world a bracingly honest account of his struggles and triumphs, from serving time to being a divorced dad to becoming Ant-Man and…

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Sometimes I Think About Dying – Sundance 2023

Daisy Ridley returned to Sundance in a starring role in the feature-length adaptation of Sometimes I Think About Dying. It’s not often that a fellow Louisville native directs the first feature film I watch on the ground during Sundance but here we are. Lambert previously premiered her first narrative feature, In the Radiant City, in Toronto back in 2016. Anyway, Lambert’s newest film–a feature adaptation of Stefanie Abel Horowitz‘s short film–premiered on Sundance’s opening night…

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MLB Network Dropped By YouTube TV And It’s Depressing

Baseball fans woke up this morning to find that YouTube TV was stupidly not carrying the MLB Network on their now-worthless service. YouTube TV sent out the following email to their subscribers about the MLB Network: We have been working hard to renew our deal with the MLB Network to continue carrying their content on YouTube TV. However, we have been unable to reach an agreement, and starting today, January 31, 2023, MLB Network content will no longer be available…

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80 for Brady is Hysterical

80 for Brady might have some moments that feel too unrealistic to believe but the film is very hysterical with laugh-out-loud moments. It’s no surprise that this film is so hysterical because it’s written by both Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern. The duo created Trophy Wife and went onto co-write Booksmart. Meanwhile, the cast only elevates the material and their delivery helps bring even more laughter. There are some moments that are so absurd that…

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Reckonings – JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival 2023

Reckonings is a documentary that takes a look back at the early 1950s when German and Jewish leaders met to discuss reparations. Chances are likely that you probably do not know the story of the Jewish Claims Conference. It took until the 1950s for leaders to meet and discuss compensation for survivors. The question on many minds during the talks are how does one determine reparations for the worst mass genocide in history. How much…

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The Pod Generation – Sundance 2023

The Pod Generation entered the 2023 Sundance Film Festival as an award winner but the sci-fi film falls short in its execution. I needed over a week after the premiere to think about my feelings on the film. The more that I think about it, the more I end up not liking it. It’s a shame because this is a high-concept idea with an intriguing premise. Plus, it was a film that I anticipated going…

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Zero Effect Marks 25th Anniversary

Jake Kasdan’s feature directorial debut, Zero Effect, marks its 25th anniversary since the mystery-comedy’s theatrical release in 1998. In terms of plot, Kasdan’s script draws on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s third short story featuring detective Sherlock Holmes, “A Scandal in Bohemia.” Daryl Zero (Bill Pullman) is the world’s most private detective while Steve Arlo (Ben Stiller) is his Dr. Watson. Zero is a misanthropist so Arlo does the heavy work. It’s not often that you…

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Utah Attacks Trans Rights on Penultimate Day of Sundance

On the penultimate day of Sundance, Utah Governor Spencer Cox signed a bill to eliminate gender-affirming care for transgender youth. After the Utah legislature overruled Governor Spencer Cox’s veto for the trans athlete ban, I decided I wouldn’t be attending Sundance 2023. Lawsuits were filed. Ultimately, trans athletes would be allowed to play sports but only after a committee said they could. This put trans rights in a place where I felt comfortable enough to…

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