Apollo 11 won big during Sunday night’s 4th annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards ceremony taking place in Brooklyn, N.Y. Presenters at the star-studded event included Jim Gaffigan (The Pale Tourist Comedy Tour), Zooey Deschanel, Rose McGowan (Citizen Rose), Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Wyatt Cenac (Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas), Lou Diamond Phillips, Gloria Reuben (Mr. Robot), Erich Bergen (Madam Secretary), Nicole J. Butler and Reggie Currelley (She Shed State Farm commercial), Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show), Ryan Serhant (Million…"4th Annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards"
Marvel Studios is not to blame for the changing cinema landscape but there is certainly a problem with the current way in which we view movies. Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese has made some interesting comments while promoting The Irishman. Other filmmakers came to his defense when it came to what is and isn’t cinema. Some other filmmakers decided to call him out. It wasn’t until he expanded on his comments in the New York Times…"Cinema: Martin Scorsese, Marvel, and Indie Film"
Last Christmas benefits from chemistry between Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding while taking inspiration from the George Michael song of the same name. Following the opening in Yugoslavia 1999, the film flash-forwards to London 2017. Kate (Emilia Clarke) works as an elf for Santa (Michelle Yeoh) in a Christmas store open all year long. This is what she does for work when she’s not trying to land gigs as a singer. While cleaning the windows…"Last Christmas: Will The Film Give You Its Heart?"
Midway pays tribute to fallen American heroes even as the film may also be a spiritual sequel to an earlier Pacific-set World War 2 film, Pearl Harbor. Let’s get it out of the way right now. Roland Emmerich is certainly attracted to directing films that have a large amount of action in them. At the same time, this film does not suffer from the problems that brought down Michael Bay’s Pearl Harbor. For this, we’re…"Midway Is Better Than Pearl Harbor"
Oscar-winning film editor Paul Hirsch spoke to Solzy at the Movies over the phone about his new memoir, A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away. When did you first get the idea to start writing a memoir about your time in the trenches? Paul Hirsch: It was in 2000. I was on location in Vancouver and my wife was back in LA and on weekends, I was alone and bored. I’ve…"Paul Hirsch talks 50 Years of Editing Hollywood Hits"
If there’s a movie that says that Disney ought to stop adapting classic animation films into live-action, it’s got to be Lady and the Tramp. The basics of the film mostly remain the same until the film botches the ending. I’ll have more on the ending in the moment. A quick refresher: Jim Dear (Thomas Mann) gives Darling (Kiersey Clemon) a cocker spaniel named Lady (Tessa Thompson). One day, Lady meets Tramp (Justin Theroux) and…"Lady and the Tramp in Live-Action is A Miss"
The Wizard of Oz is now available on 4K Ultra HD in honor of the beloved film celebrating its 80th anniversary since being released in 1939. The Wizard of Oz is one of the greatest films of all time. The film would go onto be nominated for five Oscars and took home wins for Best Song (“Over the Rainbow”) and Best Original Score. In addition, a special award was given to Judy Garland for Outstanding…"The Wizard of Oz arrives on 4K Ultra HD"
Inside Game is a narrative feature that revisits the NBA betting scandal that came to light in 2007 and ended Tim Donaghy’s career as an NBA referee. Prior to becoming an NBA referee, Tim Donaghy (Eric Mabius) had been childhood friends with Tommy Martino (Scott Wolf) and Baba Battista (Will Sasso). When they reconnect at a later point in life, they’re all at different points in their careers. Donaghy followed his father’s footsteps and became…"Inside Game Revisits The Tim Donaghy Scandal"