Universal Pictures and AMC Theatres are in somewhat of a stand-off following recent comments made as a result of the Trolls: World Tour release. If you recall, Universal decided to release Trolls: World Tour as a Premium Video on Demand title. Not surprisingly, the theaters were upset at the decision because the film had been advertised for months as a theatrical release. At the same time, families were essentially stuck at home while theaters were…"Universal Pictures vs. AMC Theatres"
Month: April 2020
The AACTA-nominated biopic, Ride Like a Girl, directed by Rachel Griffiths is now available for viewers to bring home on DVD, VOD, and Digital. The film marks the feature directorial debut of Brothers & Sisters actress Rachel Griffiths. Griffiths directs from a script written by Andrew Knight and Elise McCredie. Teresa Palmer and Sam Neill lead the cast. Ride Like a Girl tells the true story of Michelle Payne (Teresa Palmer), the first woman to…"Ride Like a Girl: Now Available on DVD"
Fresh off the series finale, Arrow: The Complete Eighth and Final Season is now available for fans to bring home on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital. Not only are fans able to take home the complete final season but there’s bonus disc featuring the entire Crisis on Infinite Earths cross-over. In addition to the episodes, there are also bonus features included with the Crisis on Infinite Earths. The set is worth it alone just for those…"Arrow: The Complete Eighth and Final Season"
The Oscar-nominated Foreign Correspondent was Alfred Hitchcock’s first large-scale international thriller to be released in theaters. The New York Morning Globe appoints Johnny Jones (Joel McCrea) to serve as a foreign correspondent under the name Huntley Haverstock. On assignment to interview Universal Peace Party leader Stephen Fisher (Herbert Marshall), Jones encounters Dutch diplomat named Van Meer (Albert Bassermann). Meanwhile, he meets Fisher’s daughter, Carol (Laraine Day), at the party. When Van Meer is shot at…"Foreign Correspondent: An International Thriller"
Matt Riddlehoover spoke with Solzy at the Movies over the phone last week about SXSW Film Festival selection My Darling Vivian. The film was set to hold its premiere during SXSW in March 2020. Unfortunately, the festival was cancelled due to the coronavirus. In light of this, today kicks off the start of Prime Video presents the SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection. My Darling Vivian is one of seven feature films to be included among…"Matt Riddlehoover talks My Darling Vivian"
Writer-director Bridget Moloney spoke with Solzy at the Movies last week about her short film, Blocks, which was selected to screen during SXSW. The short film is available through Prime Video presents the SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection from April 27-May 6, 2020. How thrilled were you when Blocks was selected to screen at SXSW? Bridget Moloney: I screamed when I saw the email. I was in a parking lot of Party City looking for…"SXSW 2020: Bridget Moloney talks Blocks"
Even though Psycho isn’t as terrifying under today’s cinematic standards, the film stands out as one of Alfred Hitchcock’s finest achievements. There’s something to be said about the relationship between Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) and his mother. You could say that the son is too obsessed with his mother–which explains the film’s third act. This relationship isn’t too far away from another son and mother in 1949 gangster drama White Heat. It may be hard…"Psycho: Alfred Hitchcock’s Greatest Film"
John Billheimer takes a look at how filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock was impacted by the Production Code Administration in Hitchcock and the Censors. It’s been nearly a year since University Press of Kentucky released this book in their Screen Classics series. If you have any interest in classic movies, you certainly can’t go wrong with these books. Anyway, this review is going online over a week after I finished reading my sixth quarantine book. The main…"Hitchcock and the Censors by John Billheimer"
Nicole Maines spoke over the phone with Solzy at the Movies about Bit, Supergirl, and quarantine life on Transgender Day of Visibility. When this interview took place at the end of March, Bit‘s status was still up in the air. Following the interview, I was able to confirm that Vertical Entertainment would indeed be releasing the queer feminist vampire film on April 24, 2020. Today is Transgender Day of Visibility. How are you celebrating it?…"Nicole Maines talks Bit, Supergirl, and the Quarantine"
To The Stars, which first premiered during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, is now available for audiences to watch from the comfort of their homes. I had the opportunity to speak with director Martha Stephens and co-leads Kara Hayward and Liana Liberato. My five-star review as it ran last year during Sundance: To The Stars is a beautifully crafted coming-of-age story set in 1960s rural Oklahoma and continues the trend of deeply affecting films shot…"To The Stars Is Now Available"