It’s a busy summer for films about the Israeli Mossad because Spider in the Web is the third such film to be released in just over a month. For the second time in a month, another thriller gets released in the vein of John le Carré. Moreover, it’s the second of the trio to feature Ben Kingsley. While The Red Sea Diving Resort had Kingsley portray a superior in a supporting role, he’s front and…"Spider in the Web: A John le Carré-esque Thriller"
Month: August 2019
The lineup was announced this morning for the 46th Telluride Film Festival taking place August 30-September 2, 2019. “We are fortunate every year to share some the finest films created with our audience in Telluride” said executive director Julie Huntsinger. “This year is no exception. We are taken aback at the quality and variety of movies we’ve been lucky enough to include. We are excited for our attendees to be as thrilled as we are…"Telluride 2019: Film Festival Lineup Announced"
Official Secrets tells the incredible true story behind the bravery of Katharine Gun and why she leaked a memo in hopes of averting an illegal war. The film may is certainly a thriller even though it plays like a drama during some points. Paul Hepker and Mark Kilian give their score some suspenseful moments every now and then. It always helps to heighten the emotional stakes. No moment is more suspenseful than the time when…"Official Secrets: Katharine Gun is a Hero"
A zealous movie fan in The Fanatic strongly insists that he isn’t a stalker even as he does the things that nobody could possibly imagine. By any term of the definition, Moose (John Travolta) is a stalker. He’s more of a “stan,” a term that combines both stalker and fan. Moose certainly denies this but the facts are facts. The target of Moose’s obsession is none other than action hero Hunter Dunbar (Devon Sawa). Moose…"The Fanatic: Fan Insists He’s Not A Stalker"
Fans of the Elton John musical fantasy can bring home Rocketman today on both Blu-ray and DVD with a massive amount of bonus content. For the lucky fans, there are limited quantities of the combo pack that will include a collectible booklet with a message from Sir Elton John. As I wrote earlier this year for the theatrical release, the Oscar is going to be Taron Edgerton’s to lose. Synopsis Rocketman is an epic musical…"Rocketman launches on Blu-ray, DVD"
Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the third installment in Legendary’s Monsterverse, is now available for fans to bring home. The film joins 2014’s Godzilla and 2017’s Kong: Skull Island. The film teases the next installment as it comes to an end: Godzilla vs. Kong. Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, and Millie Bobby Brown take over in leading roles because neither Aaron Taylor-Johnson or Elizabeth Olsen could return due to scheduling conflicts. Meanwhile, the film borrows from…"Godzilla: King of the Monsters arrives on Blu-ray"
During a Wizard World Chicago panel to discuss the Arrowverse, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow actor Matt Ryan spoke about performing on TV and stage. Other panelists in the Arrowverse panel also included Kelly Hu and Teddy Sears. A member of the audience asked a question about which medium is more challenging or fun. While Kelly Hu said she doesn’t want to do stage, Teddy Sears commented that he would love to do animation but he’s…"Matt Ryan: Legends Star Has Theater Itch Again"
During Wizard World Chicago, Mark Jackson and Kelly Hu appeared during a panel to discuss The Orville and answer fan questions. Unfortunately, Scott Grimes couldn’t attend the Friday afternoon panel, which was hosted by Freaks and Geeks cast member Samm Levine. While the panel lasted for about 45 minutes, I’m only choosing to cover their answers to the question that I asked. What do you generally look for in screenplays when selecting projects? Kelly Hu:…"The Orville: Mark Jackson and Kelly Hu talk Scripts"
John Travolta, who stars in the upcoming The Fanatic, spoke about what he looks for in a screenplay during Wizard World Chicago. On being asked about what he looks for in roles: John Travolta: The most common thing: is it different than something I’ve done before? Or if it’s in a similar category, is it different enough for me to give a spin on it that would be entertaining to the audience? Only the actor…"John Travolta on What He Looks For In A Screenplay"
Billy Zane spoke to Solzy at the Movies about Titanic, what he looks for in a screenplay, and so much more while attending Wizard World Chicago. While we didn’t discuss it on Friday afternoon, Zane guest starred in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as P.T. Barnum. The episode aired weeks before the release of The Greatest Showman in 2017. While the series is the most bonkers show of the Arrowverse, they were more truthful to Barnum…"Billy Zane talks Titanic and More"