Jeff Bridges To Receive Critics Choice Lifetime Achievement Award

Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 28th annual Critics Choice Awards in January. Bridges joins Lauren Bacall, Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, Eddie Murphy, Robert Wise, and Billy Crystal as a recipient of the award. The Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced today that legendary actor Jeff Bridges, a past Critics Choice Award winner who currently stars in the FX drama series The Old Man, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 28th…

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Good Will Hunting Marks 25th Anniversary

The Oscar-winning Good Will Hunting, written by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, marks the 25th anniversary of its theatrical release in 1997. The film would earn $225 million worldwide against a production budget of $10 million. The box office to production ratios in the 1990s-2000s are statistics that we’ll rarely see again. You might have a film that takes off every once in a while but after the pandemic and shorter theatrical windows, we’ll never…

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Juno: Witty Comedy Marks 15th Anniversary

Juno, the rare comedy to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, marks the 15th anniversary of its 2007 theatrical release. Diablo Cody wrote one of the funniest screenplays of 2007. Fifteen years after its release, Juno still holds up as one of the funniest movies released in the early 2000s even as it plays differently in 2022. In terms of casting, it could definitely be better on the diversity front but this is where…

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A Hollywood Xmas Gets Meta on HBO Max

A Hollywood Xmas, the newest Warner Bros. original movie streaming on HBO Max, could easily fit at home on Hallmark and Lifetime. You might find yourself thinking, haven’t I seen this movie before? Well, the answer is yes and no. Where indie comedy Cup of Cheer spoofs all the tropes, this film takes it to a different level. Jessica (Jessika Van) is directing her newest Xmas movie for the network–starring Ashley (Riley Dandy) and Michael…

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Queer and Frum – Dances with Films 2022

Queer and Frum is a documentary short that offers some insight into members of the Orthodox Jewish LGBTQ community. In watching this documentary, you’re going to hear quite a bit about JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives to Healing). The organization was forced to shut down in 2019 even as they operated under a different name for four years. Listen, conversion therapy should be illegal. The fact that it is still legal in 21 states is…

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The U.S. and the Holocaust: Essential, Timely, and Relevant

The U.S. and the Holocaust is an essential documentary on the Shoah and the documentary’s 2022 airing is as timely and relevant as ever. Every viewer is going to respond differently to this film. The imagery can be graphic at times but this was what life  was like for Jews under Nazi rule. The recent rise of antisemitism–and especially from celebrities of late–is a reason why people should watch this film. We now live in…

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Indiana Jones De-Ages Harrison Ford in New Trailer

The first teaser trailer for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (IJ5) features footage of a de-aged Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford). The Walt Disney Company released the teaser trailer and poster today for Lucasfilm’s INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY, the highly anticipated fifth installment of the iconic Indiana Jones franchise, starring Harrison Ford as the legendary hero archaeologist, and directed by James Mangold. The film will open in theaters on June 30, 2023.…

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Eddie Redmayne talks The Good Nurse

Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne sat down with Solzy at the Movies to discuss The Good Nurse, which is now streaming on Netflix. Eddie, it’s so good to see you again for the first time since the Chicago red carpet in 2019. Eddie Redmayne: Lovely to see you too. How are you? I’m doing well. Yourself? Eddie Redmayne: Good. Yeah, I’m doing well. Thank you. It’s rainy and grizzly in London, but I’m doing very well.…

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Emancipation Tells The Story Of Whipped Peter

Emancipation is based on the true story of Whipped Peter, a Louisiana slave who escaped to his freedom and enlisted in the Union Army. In a perfect world, we would be having a conversation about Will Smith’s performance and Emancipation’s recreation of the 1860s. Whether we like it or not, the slap will forever be apart of the conversation. I cannot deny the fact that Will Smith delivers another Oscar-worthy performance. Do we need another…

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Reed Hastings Discusses Glass Onion, Dave Chapelle, and More

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings discussed Glass Onion, Dave Chappelle, and more during an appearance at the New York Times DealBook conference. On the Glass Onion box office, Hastings said the following (via Deadline): “It’s a promotional tactic for the streaming service. We are not trying to build a theatrical business.” The CEO also admitted to Netflix leaving money on the table. Talk to anyone and they’ll tell that this film would have made north of…

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