The Prime Ministers Adapts Yehuda Avner’s Book for the Screen

The Prime Ministers is a two-part documentary that brought Yehuda Avner’s book to the screen over the course of a few years. Nowadays, this two-part documentary–Pioneers and Soldiers and Peacemakers–would probably be released as a documentary series. Instead, both parts–running close to four hours combined–were released in 2013 and 2015. It covers some events featured in other Moriah Films documentaries but that’s just the nature of Israeli documentaries at this point. For instance, In Search…

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In Search of Peace Focuses on 1948-1967

In Search of Peace is a documentary that takes a look at the first two decades of Israel’s existence, starting with its 1948 founding. Filmmaker Richard Trank bases his script on original material written by both Sir Martin Gilbert and Rabbi Marvin Hier. I like to think that I’m pretty knowledgeable about Israeli history–the key events at the very least. However, the film did fill some blank spots for me. I’m not going to dive…

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It Is No Dream: The Life of Theodor Herzl

It Is No Dream: The Life of Theodor Herzl chronicles the life of Herzl as he becomes the modern-day founder of Zionism. The title itself comes from the saying, “If you will it, it is no dream.” A Jewish state didn’t seem like a reality in his day but he paved the way for Jews to return home from Europe and elsewhere. Obviously, there were a number of roadblocks along the way but the tragic…

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Look Out for the Little Guy by Scott Lang

Written with trusted writing partner Rob Kutner, Scott Lang tells his life story–and that of the Avengers–in Look Out for the Little Guy. I know what you’re thinking. Is this book a Mac and Me tie-in novel? When they first announced the book last year, I was like, sure, it’s a book by Scott Lang but are you sure it isn’t really a way to plug the E.T. rip-off movie? After all, Paul Rudd helped…

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War Game – Doc10

Taking its inspiration from what happened on January 6th, War Game may turn out to be one of the most horrifying docs of 2024. What happened on January 6, 2021 should have been a peaceful certification of the 2020 presidential election. Instead, the sitting president of the United States incited his followers in an insurrection against the U.S. I don’t have to remind you how they stormed the U.S. Capitol and hunted for the likes…

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The Fall Guy Makes Case For Stunt Ensemble Oscar Category

The Fall Guy works as a love letter to stunt teams but it’s all the more reasoning for the Oscars to add a Stunt Ensemble category. Come on, Academy! There is a mid-credit scene. Light spoilers follow. David Leitch has his roots in stunt work so it’s only natural that he would make a film about a stuntman. Guymon Casady couldn’t have picked a better filmmaker. Look at his filmography and see what his background…

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Mother of the Bride: Rom-Com Arrives on Netflix

Mother of the Bride is the latest romantic comedy to make its arrival on Netflix and it adds its own twist to the rom-com genre. The premise of this film is simple: Lana’s (Brooke Shields) daughter, Emma (Miranda Cosgrove), comes home from London with the shocking news that she’s engaged to RJ (Sean Teale). Never mind that it’s going to be a destination wedding a month later in Phuket, Thailand! No, the mic drop comes…

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Disney+, Hulu, and Max To Be Offered as a Streaming Bundle

Disney Entertainment and Warner Bros. Discovery will offer a streaming bundle with Disney+, Hulu, and Max starting this summer. This is in addition to the previously announced sports bundle from the media conglomerates. Beginning this Summer in the U.S, the streaming services will be offered together, providing subscribers with the best value in entertainment and an unprecedented selection of content from the biggest and most beloved brands in entertainment including ABC, CNN, DC, Discovery, Disney,…

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Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes Sets Up A New Trilogy

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes might be on the long side but is another strong follow-up in the Planet of the Apes franchise. I’ll get into more below the film’s logo but the current Planet of the Apes franchise can do no wrong. Aside from certain casting issues with a character in the first film, that is. I was curious to how they would continue the story but it helps having both Rick…

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The Beatles: Let It Be Is Meticulously Restored

Following 2021’s epic The Beatles: Get Back, The Beatles: Let It Be has been meticulously restored by Peter Jackson and company. Long out of print and only available through bootlegs, the original 1970 film is finally available once again. It opens with a brief conversation from April 2023 between Peter Jackson and director Michael Lindsay-Hogg. Lindsay-Hogg’s original footage is what forms the basis of Jackson’s epic documentary series. It is amazing how different the rooftop…

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