Iron: The Legacy of Cal Ripken Jr. is a one-hour documentary that was made for the 20th anniversary of Ripken’s 2131st baseball game. After returning from The National Sports Collectors Convention over the weekend and relaxing, I decided to give this documentary a watch on the MLB app. I don’t know if I watched when it first premiered in 2015 but it was a nice way to wind down my night. If anything, it would…"Iron: The Legacy of Cal Ripken Jr. Brings Nostalgia"
Marvel Studios is showing signs of franchise fatigue as espionage thriller Secret Invasion concludes its uneven run on Disney+. The series didn’t do what its comic book counterpart did in changing up Marvel’s status quo. Instead, it killed off Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) and Talos (Ben Mendelsohn). We barely even had time to mourn Hill’s passing before Fury and Talos figured out a plan. Perhaps most surprisingly, Secret Invasion does not even feature a tag…"Secret Invasion Concludes Uneven Run With “Home”"
Haunted Mansion is the newest film to adapt a Disney ride for the big screen but this comedy is too long and fails to deliver the laughs. After having so much fun watching Jungle Cruise in 2001, it pains me to see that the fun is missing in their newest attempt to bring a theme park attraction to the big screen. There’s no reason that this film needed to be over two hours long. Rather…"Haunted Mansion Is Mostly Forgettable"
Sophie Kargman sat down with Solzy at the Movies shortly after the world premiere of Susie Searches last year during TIFF. The comic thriller is an expansion of the 2020 short film and a solid feature debut. There’s been a number of comedic whodunits in recent years including Knives Out, Glass Onion, The Afterparty, Only Murders in the Building, etc. At first glance, Susie Searches looks like a regular ol’ whodunit. But as we dive…"Sophie Kargman talks Susie Searches"
Netflix announced the list of movies, television series, and specials that are coming and leaving the streaming service in August 2023. All titles and dates are subject to change. Coming Soon Guns & Gulaabs (IN) — NETFLIX SERIES In the cartel-run town of Gulaabgunj, an unprecedented opium deal pulls a big-city cop and a lovesick mechanic into its chaotic clutches. Risqué Business: Taiwan (KR) — NETFLIX SERIES Shin Dong-youp and Sung Si-kyung embark on a…"Netflix: Coming and Leaving in August 2023"
Adam McKay’s Step Brothers, starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, marks the 15th anniversary since its theatrical release in 2008. When one looks at the Judd Apatow-produced films in the 00s, Brennan Huff (Will Ferrell) and Dale Doback (John C. Reilly) are signature man-children. Both adult children are still living at home with their parents. Neither one of them enjoy the idea of becoming step brothers. There are times when they’re bonding over things…"Step Brothers Marks 15th Anniversary"
Paramount+ announced the movies, TV series, and sporting events that will be coming to the streaming platform in August 2023. ORIGINALS, EXCLUSIVES & PREMIERES 8/1: Mixtape premiere 8/4: The Chi Season 6 premiere* 8/5: ShoBox* 8/8: Never Seen Again Season 4 premiere 8/10: Love In Taipei premiere 8/11: All Up in the Biz* 8/11: Billions Season 7 premiere* 8/15: Reinventing Elvis: The ’68 Comeback premiere LIBRARY SHOWS August 2 Air Disasters (Season 17) Air Warriors…"Paramount+: Coming in August 2023"
Peacock TV has announced the Originals, iconic series, beloved movies, must-watch sports, and more that are coming in August 2023. You do not want to miss this August on Peacock! Peacock’s critically acclaimed comedy series KILLING IT starring Craig Robinson returns for a second season on August 17, and one-of-a-kind comedy special CHRIS FLEMING: HELL premieres on August 18 with an immersive mix of surreal comedy, sketches, and more. Plus, the record-breaking box office hit THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE begins…"Peacock TV: Coming in August 2023"
The Oscar-nominated Great Depression-era horse racing drama, Seabiscuit, marks the 20th anniversary since its theatrical release in 2003. “He just needs to learn how to be a horse again.” – Tom Smith (Chris Cooper) In 2003, Gary Ross beautifully adapts Laura Hillenbrand’s best-selling book for the big screen. The end result is an impressive piece of filmmaking. How Ross doesn’t get an Oscar nomination for directing is beyond me. They have the original 1938 match…"Seabiscuit: Horse Racing Drama Marks 20th Anniversary"
Max announced the list of films, series, and specials that are coming and leaving the streaming service during August 2023. Max announces programming coming to the platform this August, including the debut of the new season of HBO Original HARD KNOCKS: TRAINING CAMP WITH THE NEW YORK JETS (8/8), which will mark the 18th edition of the 18-time Sports Emmy-winning series, embedding camera crews at the Jets’ training camp in Florham Park, N.J. to chronicle third-year head…"Max: Coming and Leaving in August 2023"