Paramount+ announced the movies, TV series, and sporting events that will be coming to the streaming platform in August 2022. ORIGINALS, EXCLUSIVES, NEWS & EVENTS 8/4: Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head 8/12: Secret Headquarters 8/18: When You Least Expect It 8/19: Big Nate (New Episodes) 8/19: Orphan: First Kill 8/25: Star Trek Lower Decks (Season 3) LIBRARY SHOWS 8/3: Beavis & Butt-Head (Seasons 3 & 5) 8/10: The Surreal Life (Seasons 1, 3 – 6)…"Paramount+: Coming in August 2022"
This Is Elvis kicks off the Summer Under The Stars as TCM celebrates a different star every day during the month of August. Kicking off the month with Elvis is a perfect way to also celebrate next week’s HBO Max launch of this summer’s Elvis biopic (Note: a publicist mentioned the HBO Max launch date in an email but it’s not listed anywhere in the August announcement). Some cuts of this film run just shy…"This Is Elvis Kicks Off TCM Summer Under The Stars"
Nichelle Nichols, who starred as Nyota Uhura on Star Trek: The Original Series and in subsequent films, is dead at the age of 89. Star Trek fans owe a thank you to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. If not for him, the actress would have walked away from the role that would make her famous. She was all set to return to the stage at the end of the first season. Nichols had taken the…"Nichelle Nichols: Star Trek’s Uhura Dead at 89"
The Orville: New Horizons unfortunately plays into a longstanding pop culture TV trope in the season’s penultimate episode. I’m going to get into spoiler territory as I discuss the most recent episode. After getting kicked out of the Planetary Union, the Moclans form an alliance with the Krill. In response to this unfortunate turn of events, the Union surprisingly forms an alliance with Kaylon. Not everyone is on board with this, leading Union Admiral Perry…"The Orville: New Horizons Continues Pop Culture TV Trope"
Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread will premiere on TCM this Saturday night as a part of the Follow the Thread series. The Follow the Thread series is one that explores the intersection between film and fashion and features interviews from with iconic costume and fashion designers. Written and directed by Anderson, the film stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, and Vicky Krieps. The film is set in 1950s post-war London where Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and…"Phantom Thread to Premiere on TCM (Clip)"
Both Chelsea Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton will showcase their new Apple documentary series, Gutsy, during TIFF 2022. TIFF announced that Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will showcase their new Apple documentary series Gutsy, based on The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience and produced by their production company HiddenLight, as part of TIFF’s Industry Conference Visionaries program. The Visionaries program at TIFF’s Industry Conference offers inspirational keynotes from distinguished…"Gutsy: Clintons Join Visionaries Program – Toronto 2022"
Writer-director Quinn Shephard spoke with Solzy at the Movies about Not Okay and filming in New York during the summer. The film is a brilliant social media influencer satire. Zoey Deutch stars as Danni Sanders, a photo editor who aspires to be an influencer on social media. When she pretends to be at a writer’s retreat in Paris, disaster strikes when a terrorist attack hits the city. She uses the opportunity to become a famous…"Quinn Shephard talks Not Okay, Filming in New York"
A singer-songwriter and a marine agree to get married for the benefits in Purple Hearts but things become very real after a tragedy. This film is very much in line with the Nicholas Sparks genre. It has all of the melodrama that comes with the territory. I will say that Sofia Carson’s musical contributions manage to elevate the film just a bit. If you’ve read the Tess Wakefield novel, you have somewhat of an advantage.…"Purple Hearts: A Marriage of Convenience"
The Daily Show correspondent Desi Lydic spoke with Solzy at the Movies about the Emmy-nominated Desi Lydic Foxsplains. Lydic is currently nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series. Final-round online voting for this years Emmy Awards will begin on August 12 and will run through August 22 at 10 PM. It’s been a few years since we last spoke at SXSW 2019. How are you doing? Desi Lydic: I’m doing…"Desi Lydic talks Desi Lydic Foxsplains – Emmys 2022"
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) announced the initial selections in the Gala and Special Presentations program. This year’s installment is the 47th edition of the festival and will run September 8-18, 2022. At the moment, there are 18 Galas and 45 Special Presentations in the Toronto program. I expect that they will announce future editions between now and the festival’s start. “We’re excited to welcome some of the most celebrated figures in movies back…"Toronto 2022: Gala, Special Presentations Lineups"