George Wendt spoke to Solzy at the Movies about Cheers and the most meaningful advice he learned during his time at Second City. Wendt, an alumnus of The Second City theater in Chicago, is one of many celebrities on hand during Wizard World in Rosemont. The Chicago native has been spending this weekend signing for fans and posing for photos. In addition, he spoke during various panels. You’ll also be able to find Wendt appearing in…"George Wendt talks Cheers, Second City"
Greg Grunberg spoke with Solzy at the Movies about working on Heroes, Star Wars, and Star Trek during Wizard World Chicago. With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker due out in theaters, I had to ask Grunberg what he can tell us about the new film. There’s a mini-Heroes reunion this weekend. I thought the first season was one of the best seasons in television history. Greg Grunberg: Thank you. What do you miss about working…"Greg Grunberg talks Heroes, Star Wars"
Jack Coleman spoke with Solzy at the Movies about working on Heroes and being a descendant of American founding father Benjamin Franklin. There’s a mini-Heroes reunion this weekend. Jack Coleman: Right here. This is the line right here. I thought the first season was one of the best seasons in television history. Jack Coleman: You are correct. What do you miss about working on the series? Jack Coleman: Mostly this and it was just a…"Jack Coleman talks Heroes at Wizard World Chicago"
Thomas Ian Nicholas spoke to Solzy at the Movies about Adverse, Zeroville, and the future of the American Pie franchise during Wizard World Chicago 2019. I last spoke with Thomas during Wizard World Chicago 2017 so I was able to get some updates. American Pie turned 20 years old this summer. Thomas Ian Nicholas: It did. It’s almost legal to drink. How come you weren’t in the anniversary photo? Thomas Ian Nicholas: Which photo are…"Thomas Ian Nicholas talks American Pie, Adverse"
Samm Levine spoke with Solzy at the Movies about Inglourious Basterds and Freaks and Geeks during Wizard World Chicago 2019. Samm Levine Inglourious Basterds just turned 10 years old. Samm Levine: It did. It did. Happy birthday to Inglourious Bastards. How honored were you to be a part of the film? Samm Levine: It is still probably my favorite project to have ever been a part of. I have loved Quentin and been a great…"Samm Levine talks Inglourious Basterds, Freaks and Geeks"
Hot Air falls quite a bit short of its maximum potential in the political climate for satire especially with having a focus on conservative talk radio. Lionel Macomb (Steve Coogan) is the host of Fired Up. He’s had this job for 20 years. Don’t get me wrong–the comic actor brings the right persona required for the job. The important thing here for the film is that we’re able to buy into Coogan as a right-wing…"Hot Air Falls Short Of Its Potential As Satire"
Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles explores the roots and legacy behind the fan favorite musical turned movie, Fiddler on the Roof. The documentary is the first in-depth look at the musical. It isn’t the first time that somebody has explored the musical’s legacy. One of the film’s subject, Alisa Solomon, wrote Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof. The book was first published October 2013, nearly a year before the 50th…"Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles"
Quentin Tarantino’s revisionist war film, Inglourious Basterds, has one of the best cinematic endings of all time while the film holds up ten years later. What I am sorry to report is that this is a film that could also take place in 2019. It’s not so much because of conditions in Europe but how things presently are in the United States. Much of today’s anti-Semitism is being enabled by the man presently holding office…"Inglourious Basterds: Revisionist Film Marks 10 Years"
I don’t know what we as a society did to deserve a Has Fallen trilogy but Angel Has Fallen certainly isn’t going to raise the bar. Aaron Eckhart does not return as President Benjamin Asher. There’s not a single mention of him in the film. In any event, Morgan Freeman’s Allan Trumbull is now the president. Serving as Trumbull’s Vice President is Martin Kirby (Tim Blake Nelson). Gerard Butler also reprises his role as everyone’s…"Angel Has Fallen: Somehow, We Got A Trilogy"
Camp Wedding infuses our society’s obsession with social media and smartphone technology by placing it within a horror movie. If the bride and groom had done their research beforehand, Camp Pocumtuck wouldn’t play host to their wedding. Not when a young girl drowned after being struck by lightning in 1985. Nor with the fact that several women were burned for being witches and the camp also served as the location of a Native American massacre. …"Camp Wedding Examines Social Media Obsession"