The Apartment, a multiple Oscar-winning film, is one of the greatest Billy Wilder films ever made and appropriate New Year’s viewing. Be a mensch. Do you know what that means? The gist of the film is that insurance clerk Calvin Clifford (C.C.) “Bud” Baxter lets senior coworkers use his Upper West Side apartment for their affairs. He does this in hopes of helping him climb up the ladder at work. Meanwhile, he is attracted to…"The Apartment: One Of The Best Billy Wilder Films"
Paramount+ announced the movies, TV series, and sporting events that will be coming to the streaming platform in January 2023. ORIGINALS, EXCLUSIVES & PREMIERES 1/3: Sometimes When We Touch series premiere 1/15: Mayor of Kingstown season 2 premiere 1/18: Are You the One? Season 9 premiere 1/26: Teen Wolf: The Movie premiere 1/26: Wolf Pack series premiere LIBRARY TITLES January 4 Tough As Nails (Season 4) January 9 NCIS Crossover Event January 11 Lingo (Season…"Paramount+: Coming in January 2023"
Billy Crystal marked his feature directorial debut in 1992 with Mr. Saturday Night, which celebrated its 30th anniversary this year. Buddy Young Jr. (Billy Crystal) dates back to a HBO comedy special in 1984. Crystal knew there was something special there and brought the character to Saturday Night Live after joining the cast. Even dating back to his earlier years, the character was something of an insult comic. You can place Buddy Young Jr. into…"Mr. Saturday Night: 30 Years Later"
Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-winning Django Unchained marked the tenth anniversary of its 2012 theatrical release earlier this week. Django (Jamie Foxx) is a slave who happens to land an unlikely encounter with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). He’s the key to helping Schultz find the Brittle brothers and for his help, the bounty hunter promises to free him. When Django fulfills his obligations, he chooses not to go his own separate way but…"Django Unchained Marks Its 10th Anniversary"
Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-winning sophomore feature film, Whiplash, looks as beautiful as ever since being released on 4K Ultra HD. It’s very fascinating to revisit the film several years after I watched it for the first time. For one, it’s been wonderful watching Chazelle evolve as a filmmaker let alone have the opportunity to tell him in person how much I appreciate his work. I didn’t start attending Sundance until 2018 but Whiplash is one of…"Whiplash Captures Greatness, Looks Beautiful On 4K Ultra HD"
Ten years after its theatrical release, the Oscar-nominated Flight still holds up as Denzel Washington turns in one of his best performances. Veteran airline pilot Captain William “Whip” Whitaker (Denzel Washington) crash lands a MD-80 series aircraft and somehow survives the event. It’s a miracle that even made it beyond the departure, what with a storm and all. After that, things went from a sigh of relief to G-d help us all in a matter…"Flight Holds Up Ten Years Later"
Trouble with the Curve is still a charming baseball movie in watching the film a few months after it marked its tenth anniversary. The film marked the directorial debut for Clint Eastwood’s longtime producing partner, Robert Lorenz. If you want my opinion, the director is in there with a stand-up triple. While the film isn’t Eastwood’s final acting role, it’s one of his last roles on screen and honestly, you couldn’t ask for more. Plus,…"Trouble with The Curve Still Charms 10 Years Later"
Groucho and Cavett explores the relationship between talk show host Dick Cavett and a frequent guest, comedian Groucho Marx. Groucho Marx–one of the Marx Brothers–was one of the most popular guests to return time after time on Cavett’s show. What you might not know about the two is that Marx was also Cavett’s mentor of sorts. After watching a young Cavett perform stand-up on The Merv Griffin Show, Marx later wrote a letter and offered…"Groucho and Cavett: A Touching Documentary"
Actress/comedian Whoopi Goldberg managed to distort the Holocaust again during the press tour to promote the UK release of Till. Goldberg’s comments came during an interview with The Times. The article is paywalled but Times of Israel picked up on her comments. It isn’t uncommon for publicists to request beforehand that journalists not mention a topic. Maybe it’s time for Goldberg’s publicist to make sure that the Holocaust is off limits? It’s clear as day…"Whoopi Goldberg Distorts Holocaust Again"
Earlier this month, Robert Bader sat down with Solzy at the Movies to discuss his newest documentary, Groucho & Cavett. The new documentary focuses on Groucho Marx and his appearances and relationship with Dick Cavett. It will be airing as a part of the American Masters program nationwide on December 27 at 8 PM ET. Check your local PBS affiliate for details. The film will also be available to watch through the American Masters website and the PBS Video App and is available…"Robert Bader talks Groucho and Cavett"