Armageddon Time is James Gray’s most personal film yet as the filmmaker decides to revisit his childhood in New York. This one hit rather close to home since the film touches on antisemitism. Watching it on the fourth anniversary of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting probably wasn’t the best idea. In any event, the discussions in the film are so true and I was glad to see that it’s also in the trailer. I’d love to…"Armageddon Time: James Gray’s Most Personal Film Yet"
Month: October 2022
Ticket to Paradise reteams George Clooney and Julia Roberts as they try and stop their daughter’s wedding in the new romantic comedy. If you’re expecting to see Paradise from the classic John Prine song, I’m sorry to disappoint you. This film has nothing to do with Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. That said, it does star a Kentucky native in George Clooney. In watching the film this afternoon, he’s looking more and more like Nick Clooney everyday.…"Ticket to Paradise Reteams George Clooney, Julia Roberts"
Evan Almighty, a contemporary retelling of Noah’s Ark and the flood, marked the 15th anniversary of its release during the summer. I missed the 15th anniversary of the comedy this past summer so I figured to watch the film after Parashat Noach was read in shuls across the globe. For my non-Jewish readers, a parashat is the weekly Torah reading that Jews read every Shabbos morning in shul. Prior to Shabbos morning services, a portion…"Evan Almighty: Contemporary Noah’s Ark Comedy at 15 Years"
Wendell & Wild, a pair of demon brothers, seek the aid of a teenage girl in order to escape the Underworld in the stop-motion feature. Please note that there is a post-credit scene at the very end of the credits. It was only natural that stop-motion animation filmmaker Henry Selick would team up with comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Their talents certainly complement each other and to think, this film would never have happened…"Wendell & Wild: A Bizarre Animated Comedy"
Enola Holmes 2 is just as much fun as it takes audiences on a different adventure in the newest installment of the hit Netflix franchise. When I watched Enola Holmes back in 2020, I knew it was a hit film in the making and would be the start of a new Netflix franchise. This film is certainly no exception and made for a fun late night viewing on Saturday. We’re getting into the time of…"Enola Holmes 2: The Game Finds Its Feet Again"
Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Chastain star as a pair of nurses in The Good Nurse, a new thriller that is now streaming on Netflix. The film premiered last month in Toronto before having a brief theatrical release in October. I had a chance to check out the film ahead of its theatrical release. Because of timing, I’m just now having a chance to jot down my thoughts and get them online. In short, The Good…"The Good Nurse Is Now On Netflix"
Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi follows Ahsoka Tano and Dooku as the anthology series fills in some of the gaps in Star Wars history. There are a few phrases that I throw around every now and then: either in Dave Filoni I trust or in Kevin Feige I trust. When it comes to Filoni, he’s basically George Lucas’s hand-picked successor when it comes to Star Wars storytelling. What I love about these six episodes…"Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi Fills In Missing History"
Netflix announced the list of movies, television series, and specials that are coming and leaving the streaming service in November 2022. All titles and dates are subject to change. Coming Soon The Last Dolphin King 🇪🇸— NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY This documentary traces the career of renowned Spanish dolphin trainer José Luis Barbero and the events leading up to his shocking death in 2015. Avail. 11/1/22 Gabby’s Dollhouse: Season 6 — NETFLIX FAMILY Join Gabby, Pandy and…"Netflix: Coming and Leaving in November 2022"
Josh McKenzie and Rohan Mirchandaney, who star as Lucas and Scott on La Brea, discussed Tuesday night’s newest episode. In particular, the duo were on hand to discuss an emotional moment taking place in the fifth episode of the second season, “The Heist.” Their characters have an important role to play. But more importantly, it’s a bigger moment for Scott as we get to learn more about why he has so much anxiety. I’m curious…"Josh McKenzie, Rohan Mirchandaney talk La Brea"
The rise in antisemitism in the United States has put Jews on the edge in recent years but it was Kanye West that led to many speaking out. It’s sad that it took Kanye West and a banner on the 405 in LA to get celebrities and everyone else talking. Where were they last May when there were protests outside of shuls and Holocaust museums? Where were they when Jews–especially visible Orthodox Jews–have been getting…"Antisemitism Is A Virus And Must Be Called Out"